In line with Department of Education’s understanding that learning languages in addition to English extends student’s literacy repertoires and their capacity to communicate, LWPS has a long history of teaching Indonesian to all year levels. The current Indonesian program strengthens student understandings of the nature of language, culture, and the processes of communication.
We have a dedicated Indonesian language room where students attend class each week for 45 minutes. All mediums of literacy are utilised to ensure successful language learning, including speaking and listening, reading and writing. The program offers differentiated learning opportunities to ensure that all students experience success.
The Indonesian program is part of the greater Global Education initiative at LWPS. We currently have two BRIDGE school partnerships with schools in Malaysia and Indonesia. Native speakers are invited to visit our school and we embrace the use of ICT to keep in touch with our partners overseas.
Each year we have an Asian Celebration Day – the students dress up and enjoy a full day of Asian inspired workshops. This year, for the first time, a number of students will enter a state-wide oral language competition called Sayembara Lisan.