Schools share highlight of Indonesian calendar

A crowd of 120 high school students were welcomed at Bedford Park campus on 17 August for a day of immersion in Indonesian language, culture and food to mark Indonesian Independence Day.

The students, from Emmaus Christian College, Mount Compass Area School, St John’s Grammar, Victor Harbour High School and Woodville High School, joined Indonesian at Flinders and Flinders Jembatan staff and students to celebrate this important date on the Indonesian calendar.

Billy Cook, Indonesian teacher at St John’s Grammar (and one of several Flinders alumni among the teachers present), said it was wonderful for the students to get a taste of university life and see that learning the Indonesian language is something they can continue at university, and go on to use in their working life.

This full-day event was very competently supported by seven student volunteers from the Indonesian language program and 14 volunteers from PPIA Flinders – the Association of Indonesian Students in Australia (Flinders Chapter).

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