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Australia - Indonesia BRIDGE

                   

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In March 2011 we were selected among 18 Australian schools in the 2011 cohort to participate in the Australian—Indonesian BRIDGE (Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement) Project is a new initiative of the Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) and the Australian Education Foundation, funded by The Myer Foundation. The program aims to increase Australian students’ knowledge and understanding of Indonesia, particularly the role of Islam in contemporary Indonesian society and further Indonesian students’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary Australia.

As part of the project two Indonesian teachers are sponsored to spend two weeks at our school in weeks 4 and 5 of term 2. This will greatly enhance our Indonesian program and begin the development of an academic relationship between the two schools. Four Waggrakine staff attended a professional development with the Indonesian teachers, Mina and Anah in Week 3, Term 2 at Melbourne University. This PD had a focus on the use of ICT to allow an ongoing communication between the two schools over the following two years.


Ibu Mina and Ibu Anah at Waggrakine Primary School. Now they have returned to Indonesia but the teachers at both schools work together to produce a student wiki site that has stduent activities in both Indonesian and English. Students here and at SD4 Cilegon are able to complete the same activities and share their work across schools. Mina and Anah are in touch now with staff and students on a regular basis.

Australia Indonesia BRIDGE Brochure
Asia Education Foundation




2012

In January 2012 Ms Cross attended an Indonesian Study Tour program and also took some extra time to visit our Sister School SD4 Cilegon in Java.

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