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.
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 Indonesia 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)