Indonesian Independence Day @ PEPS

Yesterday PEPS students were a riot of colour in their red and white to commemorate Indonesian Independence Day.
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As usual with what is known at our school as a “casual day” (alternative dress to uniform), students donated a gold coin and yesterday we raised $84 for the Bale fundraiser. A bale (pronounced Barl – aye) is out outdoor structure found throughout Indonesia. In Bali it is called a Bale, in Java it is called a pendopo and in Lombok it is called a baruga. Each is very similar and yet also distinctly different. I hope to complete the fundraising for the Bale in 2015!!
Our Indonesian Independence Day was capped by a magnificent assembly totally organised and run by the Year 5 class. Here are some of them with their incredibly flexible and accommodating teacher, Mr Blacker:

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This class have been planning the assembly in their Indonesian Language lessons over the past 3 weeks.

IMG_8676.JPGThey broke into committees and each did an amazing job organising the aspect for which they were responsible for. Luke, as their overall supervisor, truly rose to the challenge and demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities. Here are a few photos from the assembly:

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What a fantastic way to celebrate Indonesian Independence Day.