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.

Astaga! What a Great Story!!

One of our Year 7 students,independently set herself some Indonesian homework!! How fantastic is that!! What an brilliant way to practice writing new Indonesian words and also Indonesian sentences!! Here is the vocabulary M used:

Here is the story she wrote all by herself at home, totally independently with absolutely no help! It was great to see that she used English where the Indonesian wasn’t known! Much better to do that than use an online dictionary which generally creates gobbledy gook and makes little sense!

Then, she completed another task – a listen and draw!! M drew a comic strip to illustrate the story!!

Bagus sekali M! Terima kasih for sharing it with us all!