Welcome to Online Indonesian Learning!

This blog has been inactive for some time, but that is about to change!! Check here regularly because I will be adding all sorts of ways that you can both keep up your amazing Indonesian as well as make it even better!!

I am also looking for ways that we can stay in touch online, so start thinking of ideas. At this stage, I am definitely going to be making lots of story videos s and if you or your pet would like to star in the stories, check with your parents and stay tuned for information on how you can send me a photo safely. Here is a singing video I made using a photo of Jade & Zoe’s cat.

Sing by echoing each line and filling in the pauses.

Here is another video about Oscars cat (kucing).

For more videos, head to my YouTube channel (Bu Cathy) and when you get there, ask your parents if you can subscribe so that you can get notifications every time I upload a new video!!

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Story Asking With Junior Primary


In Indonesian lessons, junior primary classes for the past few weeks have been making up stories based on vocabulary needed for our Twilight Pasar coming up in 2 weeks.

Mr Cordy’s year 1/2 class enjoyed filming each other with iPad’s. Enjoy watching their acting of the story they made up together! Haven’t they come a long way with their Indonesian?






Exploring the Earth

This week junior primary classes are watching an ABC Splash video which nicely answers many of the questions students have asked me about volcanoes. Even though the video is aimed at upper primary, the narration and video were clear enough to appeal to younger students.

Yesterdays classes (Steele & Dorwood) found the answers to the following questions:
1. Is the Earth’c core molten?
2. How is magma forced up out of volcanoes?

Here is the link to the video. Watch it again and I hope you think of more questions!

The main question that arose from the year 1/2’s was:
1. How are volcanoes formed?
To discover why, that will be next weeks focus. Research it yourself and share with us all that you learned.

Can you identify the 4 main layers of our earth from the following picture? Which one is the crust, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core?

image courtesy http://store.schoolspecialty.com/OA_HTML/xxssi_ibeGetWCCImage.jsp?docName=F1600707&Rendition=Large

Book Creator Projects – Bagus Sekali!!

Last term, middle primary students worked with the Book Creator app to make mini books about our school to share with our sister school in Jakarta. Book Creator is a terrific app that provides students with a really cool way to present their oral and written work. The app creates books but now that the book can be exported as a video, complete with any sound recorded by the author, the app is even more versatile.
Below are some of our first efforts using Book Creator in the Indonesian Classroom. We learned a lot about the app and look forward to using it again to make even more amazing projects.

The Drama Room by Lachy (Yr 3)

In The Indonesian Room by Charlie ( Yr 2)

Perpustakaan by Abbi & Sienna

Veggie Garden & Oval By Courtney & Bailey (Yr 3)

I Love Excursions by Shanae (Yr 3)


2013 – Mapping Indonesia with Year 2’s

Here is the map that the year 2 classes worked on last week. I firstly enlarged the map and then put a 18 x 9 grid over the top. The grid pieces were cut up and given to the students to colour in. I have just returned from school where I spent a couple of hours putting the grid pieces back to gether again and they look absolutely fantastic. Just like a patch work quilt.Image

This week we will be adding detail and information to the map, including points of interest, traditional dress, endangered animals and religion.

Doesn’t it look great!