Indonesian Festival for Peter Moyes Anglican Community School primary students


Isobel Frazer, Amber Lawson, Toby Murphy, Nicolien Swart, Aanishka Sen, Hayley Mann and Sofia Adair.  Picture: Martin Kennealey  d467179
Isobel Frazer, Amber Lawson, Toby Murphy, Nicolien Swart, Aanishka Sen, Hayley Mann and Sofia Adair. Picture: Martin Kennealey d467179

PRIMARY students at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School are preparing for an Indonesian Festival next month.

The community event at the Mindarie school will showcase the diversity of Indonesia through music, dance, visual and performing arts.

The celebration will immerse students and the wider community in an authentic depiction of regional Indonesia culture.

Teachers Guinnevere Bell and Amanda Chila are organising the event and working with students to prepare for their performances.

“This event will take the community on a journey around the Indonesian Archipelago,” Ibu Bell said.

“Each class has been given a different island in Indonesia to study, each area with its own unique culture.

“Students then collaborated with their peers across several specialist classes, including library, art and Indonesian, to conduct research and design many of the props and costumes themselves.

“Their performances will highlight the diversity of the Indonesian islands, featuring cultural dances, traditional instruments and short plays.

“Our students have embraced being Island ambassadors and we are all excited about this event.”

More than 1000 students from Pre-Primary to Year 12 learn Indonesian as their second language, making it the largest Indonesian language program in WA.

The April 3 event will include Indonesian becak rides (pedicab), food and drink, batik workshops and other family activities from 3.30pm, and a performance by students from 5pm.

Open to the public, it will be held on the south oval, with entry via Salerno Drive.

Call 9304 5500 or email admin@pmacs.wa.edu.au for more information.