Students from Years 1 to 6 have a 50 minute Indonesian lesson with a qualified teacher. Classes are conducted in the designated LOTE room and students have access to a wide range of resources to support their learning. Students in Senior school use their iPads extensively in Indonesian, and all students have access to quality digital resources such as “Indonesian on Line” using the data panels.
Our Indonesian Language program follows the Victorian Curriculum guidelines. The Victorian Curriculum introduction states that "Learning languages broadens students’ horizons about the personal, social, cultural and employment opportunities that are available in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. The interdependence of countries and communities requires people to negotiate experiences and meanings across languages and cultures. A bilingual or plurilingual capability is the norm in most parts of the world."
There are two dimensions to Language learning:
- Communicating in a language other than English
- Intercultural knowledge and language awareness.
At Croydon Hills this means that the students are not only learning and using the Indonesian language, but they are learning about the country and people where that language is spoken.
STUDIES OF ASIA
Croydon Hills Primary School has a strong commitment to globalising education. The Indonesian program is a major part of this commitment, together with the inclusion of aspects of Asia awareness and global perspectives in classroom programs.