Bridge Project – Connecting Australian Schools with Asia

Over the past 2 weeks, we hosted Pak Pahot and Ibu Eliza, two teachers from North Sumatra, Indonesia. They had a wonderful time meeting us all and working in our classes. In September, Mrs Roberts and Bu Cathy will be visiting them and meeting their staff and students. We are really looking forward to it!!
Here are just a few of the things Pak Pahot & Ibu Eliza did while visiting our school and region:

IMG_9678Ibu Eliza helping Mrs Simon’s Reception class learn how to count to 5. Satu, dua, tiga, empat, lima.

IMG_9686Teaching the year 6/7’s about the 7 Indonesian presidents.


IMG_9705teaching year 1’s and 2’s about native Indonesian fruits like durian and rambutan.

IMG_9698Students from Mrs Warners class tried a mystery skype with Pak Pahot and Ibu Eliza to discover where exactly in Indonesia they came from. See here for more details.

IMG_9732Performed the traditional Totor dance at assembly which had us all spellbound.


IMG_9742Making book creator projects with Mr Blackers year 5 class.

IMG_9731joined in PE classes

IMG_9799Sampai Jumpa and terima kasih Pak Pahot dan Ibu Eliza.

Skyping With Receptions

Ms Lacey’s class were sooo excited when they arrived for their lesson yesterday to hear that we would be Skyping their teacher who is currently holidaying in Bali.
We began by brainstorming for questions we could ask her. The questions began with, “Are you having fun?” & “Is it fun in Bali?” before eventually developing into questions about the weather, transport and what she has been doing.
As we had a bit of trouble initially connecting with Ms Lacey, I handed out the becak templates that we have been working on and this proved to be fortunate as towards the end of the session, the students got a little restless and it gave them something to focus on while still listening.
One by one, they came up to the camera and said hello and then either asked Ms Lacey their question or told her something about themselves.

We learned that she is in Amed at the moment and has been snorkeling where she saw lots of beautifully coloured fish and a blue starfish. Her transportation so far has included motorbikes and cars but hopefully will ride in a cidomo (horse & cart) later in the week. One morning, she watched the sunrise after a 3 hour climb up the volcano, Gunung Batur.
Ms Lacey has promised us photos upon her return!
At the end, we all said, “Sampai jumpa.” to each other.