Hello, Giinagay, Hai
A massive thank you to Grant for our new concrete path. What a difference!
Congratulations to Ricky Buchanan on his award. See below for more information regarding his award.
Why learn Indonesian ?
Intercultural understanding is a general capability in all NSW K-10 syllabuses, and the most effective way to develop this critical skill is through learning another language. Through learning another language, students appreciate and respect the culture, beliefs and values of others. (Languages K-10 Framework © NSW Education Standards Authority, 2018).
As our fourth largest neighbour in the south east Asia region, Indonesian provides a relevant language for students to learn. Compared to most other Asian languages, which are scripted, Indonesian uses the Roman alphabet making it more accessible to most students.
Most importantly, however, is the impact learning a language can have on learners’ literacy skills, providing first language literacy is sufficiently supported. Results from the national standardised literacy and numeracy assessment show higher performance for students in bilingual programs compared to their peers in monolingual classes. (Ruth Fielding & Lesley Harbon (2020): Dispelling the monolingual myth: exploring literacy outcomes in Australian bilingual programmes, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism)
Some interesting links around our partnership with Indonesia and future work options for younger Australians.
Joint Statement between Scott Morrison and Joko Widowo - 10 February 2020
Ensuring young Australians have skills and experience for jobs of the future, not the past - 2015
The New Work Order shows that young people are facing the most significant disruption in the world of work since the industrial revolution. Economic changes are transforming work through automation, globalisation and more flexible work. This could bring opportunity. But it could also further disadvantage young people in labour markets.
IECEPA: Minister Birmingham (former Education Minister and our current trade minister) included last week.
Year 6 Farewell
The good news is with the lifting of restrictions, we can now start planning our Year 6 farewell. Further information detailing relevant restrictions will be provided as part of the Term 4 Guidelines for Schools at a later date.
Year 6 students will be presenting their Captain’s speeches in Term 4 Week 2 on Tuesday October 20.
Thanks, yaarri yaraang, terima kasih.
Gillian Stuart - Principal