Learning languages in addition to English extends student’s literacy repertoires and their capacity to communicate. It strengthens student’s understanding of the nature of language, culture, and the processes of communication.


  • In learning a language, students aim to develop communication skills and knowledge and come to understand social, historical, familial relationships and other aspects of the specific language and culture of the speakers of the language they are studying.
  • Learners are also provided with the tools, through comparison and reflection, to understand language, culture and humanity in a broad sense.
  • In this way, language learning contributes to the development of interculturally aware citizens, of increasing importance at a time of rapid and deep globalisation.


  • All students at our school will study Indonesian language and culture.
  • Student’s individual abilities must be measured at the commencement of each unit of work, and learning opportunities must be provided that cater for the identified needs of each student.
  • Student progress in Indonesian will be reported in half and end of year academic reports.
  • Language study for each student will be approximately an hour a week in terms 2 and 3.
  • A budget that provides for the needs of the Language program will be developed by staff and resourced by school council.
  • Where possible there will be a designated Language teacher to deliver the program.