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Yarram Primary School!

(Welcome to Yarram Primary School’s Bahasa Indonesia page!)

Why study Languages?

Yarram Primary School’s Languages program currently focuses on students in Prep to Year 5, learning about the language and culture of our closest Asian neighbour, Indonesia.


It will continue to expand until all students are included in the program in 2020.


Learning a language helps our students to become globally aware citizens who understand their world and their place within it. Developing this awareness, interest and respect for other cultures takes on greater importance given our relative isolation in Yarram.


Why Indonesian?

Indonesia is a vibrant and affordable country that many Australians explore for travel, business or study purposes. Its rich culture and traditions allow for many interesting learning opportunities in areas such as food, dance, drama, cultural celebrations, folklore, music, art, society and language. Bahasa Indonesia also uses the Roman alphabet (like English) and is phonetic, which means that words can be sounded out once the initial sounds are learnt; this makes Indonesian one of the easier languages to learn as a second language.


Yarram Primary School’s program

The sequential, thematic program at Yarram Primary School develops children’s speaking, listening, viewing, reading and writing skills. In the early years, the biggest focus is on developing children’s confidence in speaking and listening to the language, as these skills set the foundation for reading and writing skills that develop more later on; this follows the same pathway we take when learning our native language. In our small town, we are lucky enough to have this program taught by a fully qualified primary school teacher who is also fluent in Indonesian. Classroom teachers are expected to reinforce children’s learning of Indonesian by incorporating it into their teaching days where possible. Examples of this could include counting, greeting and farewelling their teacher or marking the roll in Indonesian each day. Where possible, other specialist programs also explore aspects of Indonesian culture. Each week, a variety of activities are used to engage and challenge students. So far, these have included:many different language gamessongsimmersion activitieschoral reading and speaking activitiespaired conversationsart and craft activitiesinteractive whiteboard activitiesYoutube/video clipsIndonesian afternoon rotation activitiesIndependence Day activitiesIndonesian folk tales and storiessmall group and team activities‘shopping’; and cooking


If you are interested in learning more about Indonesia, the following website is a good starting point:


Sampai bertemu di kelas-kelas Bahasa Indonesia dengan Ibu Janssen.

(See you in Miss Janssen’s Indonesian classes.)