To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world. – Chinese Proverb

At Bertram Primary School, we recognise the strong relationship between Asia and Australia through the study of Indonesian language. Students from Year 3 to 6 participate in weekly Indonesian lessons, led by qualified Language teachers. Indonesian is taught through whole-school approaches to learning. 

The integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) such as iPad and BeeBot, plays an integral part in creating innovative learning experiences for our students. Indonesian language and culture is integrated into sporting opportunities and at our annual House Carnival where students play traditional Indonesian games. We make connections between the indigenous peoples of Australia and Indonesia and the challenges and experiences that both countries share. 

Bertram Primary School works closely with Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth and Indonesian Consulate General Perth to enhance the quality of our Language program. We are part of the South Metropolitan Indonesian Language Teaching network and members of the Western Australian Language Teachers Association. Throughout the year, students engage in a variety of language events to create authentic and meaningful learning experiences, such as Indonesian Assemblies, Indonesian Independence Day celebrations and Indonesian incursions and excursions. 

For more benefits of language learning please visit the Education Department WA website.