Kunjungan Sekolah Petra Berkat – Petra Berkat School’s Visit

After months and months of planning, the group of 5 students and 4 teachers from Petra Berkat School in Denpasar finally arrived!! The final weeks leading up to their arrival was quite frantic at times with last minute tweaking of host families and their timetable. We were so delighted when APBIPA suggested we consider inviting…

PEPS’ First Ever Bilingual Assembly

Last Friday, ¬†year 5/6 Roberts ran the school assembly. It was amazing! However before I explain in more detail why it was amazing, I have to explain a few things…. Their teacher, Margaret, has incorporated Indonesian wherever possible into her classroom routines. Displayed in her room are the classroom phrases students use and know well,…

Ibu Mia From Batam, Kepulauan Riau

This week my students are enjoying a chance to interact with and learn from Ibu Mia, an Indonesian high school English teacher from Batam, Kepulauan Riau. She will be in our area for 3 weeks, spending a week at each of our schools. Her visit has been entirely coordinated by Pak Nyoman from APBIPA and…

Term 1 Reflections

As term 1 draws to a finish, I have been looking back over my first dedicated block of teaching Indonesian using TCI . It has been a steep learning curve yet at the same time deeply satisfying. I have learned just as much as the students!! Here are the major gems that I would like…

TEACHING INDONESIAN IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

I have just found this article on the APBIPA website which was written several years ago. It is quite timely as both Ibu Sharon & Ibu Trees are currently visiting Pak Agus in Singaraja and working with the students at his school! The lasting effects of such a visit are never ending not only for…

Mystery Skype Practise With Pak Bagus & Kak Dayu

2 Weeks ago, our school was lucky once again to be involved with the amazing APBIPA program whereby we hosted several Indonesian visitors who wish to experience first hand Australian Languages pedagogy. Leading up to the visit of Pak Bagus & his daughter, Trisna (Kak Dayu as she was known to students), I promoted their…

A Dream Photo Shoot Through APBIPA

Over the last 2 weeks, 2 schools on the south coast were extremely fortunate to have met Pak Ida Bagus Sudana & his 19 year old daughter, Trisna. Their visit was coordinated entirely by Pak Nyoman from APBIPA and as usual our visitors were perfect Indonesian ambassadors who supported the Indonesian Language program beautifully. For…

Term One Reflections

First term was a very long 11 weeks. It began with me readjusting to teaching 4 days a week as opposed to traveling 7 days a week and finding time to blog was challenging and the longer I left it, the easier it was to find reasons why I was too busy! So here goes…….

Indonesian Teacher Visitor Program with APBIPA

Last Sunday I collected Pak Yasa from the airport. He is the first and last teacher visiting the Fleurieu primary government schools in 2013 because I am about to head off on LSL travelling around Indonesia. (Follow my travel blog Jalan Jalan with Bu Cathy!) Pak Yasa is from Bali and is the 6th teacher…