Selamat Datang – Welcome.
The Victorian Curriculum expects students to learn another language through socialising, informing, creating, translating, reflecting and understanding. Lessons cover each of these areas and Intercultural Language Learning, which means, teaching a language through culture.
The main topic in 2019 for term 1 is ‘Kota dan Desa’ (Cities and Villages). Foundation students will learn vocabulary for some village animals as well as for colours, greetings, family members and numbers to 5. Years 1&2 students will listen to and speak short sentences using familiar and new vocabulary. Years 3&4 students will extend their language learning to include role-plays, for example ‘Ada apa di kota? (What is there in a city?). They also count beyond 20. Years 5&6 students will revise all the language from foundation to 34’s and include more reading and writing in short paragraphs.
In Term 2 the topic is ‘Transportasi’ (Transport), Term 3 the topic is ‘Cuaca’ (Weather) and Term 4 is ‘Rumah’ (Houses).
This year we have the privilege of a Language Assistant, Ibu Henna, to participate in our lessons and help with role-plays, games and culture. In Term 3 an excursion to Heathmont Secondary College for Asian Cultural Day will be facilitated through the Indonesian Program. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ibu Chris Breen (Indonesian Language Teacher) for more details.
Congratulations to the 2019 Indonesian Captains Sasha Isbester and Destiny Wikeepa.