Currambine: Francis Jordan Catholic School experience Indonesian culture for Languages Week

Indonesian teacher Natalie Belcastro and students with their kites.
Indonesian teacher Natalie Belcastro and students with their kites.

CURRAMBINE students tasted Indonesian food and took part in cultural activities for Languages Week.

Also marking Indonesian Independence Day on August 17, Francis Jordan Catholic School held the Hari Indonesia (Indonesian Day) event on August 21 with traditional children’s games and a lunch of nasi goreng (fried rice), lumpia (spring rolls) and krupuk (prawn crackers).

Years 5 and 6 sepak takraw players.

“During their lunch break, students had the opportunity to fly kites, which is a popular Balinese past time, play sepak takraw, which is a popular sport in Indonesia and learn the Poco-Poco, which is an Indonesian line dance,” teacher Natalie Belcastro said.

“It was great to see all of the students out on the school oval wearing some red or white – the colours of the Indonesian flag – and enjoying the day’s festivities together.

Poco-poco dancers.

“The day was designed to help raise the profile and value of the school’s Indonesian language program in a fun and engaging way for the students.

“Based on the success of this inaugural event, we hope to make this an annual event for the students.”