Selamat Datang ke kelas Bahasa Indonesia!
Welcome to Indonesian class!

Indonesian is the only language other than English offering at St James College. This choice of language reflects the future needs, interest and growth of the world in which our children live.

Indonesia is Australia’s closest neighbour, with over 17,000 islands stretching across the archipelago. Indonesian culture is unique and diverse, with local dialects and their associated traditions creating an intrigue towards intercultural understanding in our classes.

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.

At St James, we study a range of topics within the Victorian Curriculum 7-10 Pathway 2 framework, allowing for students to begin Indonesian with the foundation of other languages learnt at Primary School. Across the four years of study these include family and friends, animals, clothing, hobbies, markets and bargaining culture, transportation, the environment, Indonesian cuisine, villages and cities and occupations.

We pride ourselves on our ability to offer opportunities to connect with other speakers of Indonesian in the local community through excursions and other projects. The Indonesian curriculum is technologically innovative and well-resourced with access to comprehensive text resources and web and app based tools to assist in communicating and understanding the language.

St James currently offers Indonesian as a core subject at Years 7 and 8 and within the elective course at Years 9 and 10.