Selamat Datang or welcome to our LANGUAGE corner.
I started teaching in Malaysia in 1986. I then moved to Perth in 2006 and continued teaching in primary and high schools both in government and private sector. I began teaching in Aveley Primary School in 2014 when the new Indonesian Program was introduced. One of my accomplishments was to initiate the sister school program with SD 4 Kaba-Kaba, Bali and successfully set up the Aveley English Centre there. We have subsequently established another sister school with SD Cepaka.
In 2018, I have been awarded the Sangora Language Award which will allow me to attend the Australian Society of Indonesian Language Educators (ASILE) Conference in Melbourne and ACICIS’ Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC) under the University of Western Australia, at the University Satya Wacana, in Salatiga, Indonesia. This award will also allow me to enhance my professional development, thus allowing me to contribute to the promotion of the Indonesian Language and culture to the school and community.
CONGRATULATIONS, Sakina in Year 6 for coming First Place in the Upper Primary Category in NAILA 2022 (National Australia Indonesia Language Awards). Sakina won $400 and all expenses paid for her and her guardian to Melbourne to attend the Awards ceremony on 2nd December. The theme for this year is ‘Relationships’ and how do you maintain relationships in a pandemic.
The NAILA team and panel of expert judges received numerous excellent entries but the judges were particularly impressed with her video. Sakina’s presentation was powerful, and her language skills are very impressive, it was a tough competition and she had performed extremely well.
2021 has been an exciting year with a student in Year 3, Lucy Taylor being the winner of the Junior Primary Awardee AND Year 5 student, Sakina Eftekhari being in second place of the Senior Primary Awardee for NAILA. The title for this year is ‘TRAVEL’. Participants have the opportunity to showcase their language skills, discuss bilateral issues and share traditional arts, culture and musical performances with the public.
Winning Kompetisi Klip2 (Year 4-5 category) is an amazing feeling for students in our school.
2020 is a fabulous year for us as we won again Kompetisi KlipKlip by WILTA (Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers Association), Wild Card Category for Year 5-6.
2018 has been an exciting year with a student in Year 4, Blake Johnson being the winner of the Primary Awardee for NAILA. Primary school students through to executive level speakers are invited to participate in the competition that culminates with a national awards ceremony and networking program. Participants have the opportunity to showcase their language skills, discuss bilateral issues and share traditional arts, culture and musical performances with the public.
2019 is again a fabulous year for us as we won Kompetisi KlipKlip by WILTA (Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers Association), a YouTube video competition which we won the prize money of $600 from WILTA. We won the Bersandiwara Year 5-6 Category and also the Overall Primary School.
BeeYuen YANG(Language Specialist)