Indonesian cultural showcase
East Manjimup Primary School students got a big insight into the Indonesian culture during a visit from the Indonesian Consulate General on Friday.
Indonesian information, social and cultural affairs Consul Omar Harris and staffer Akbar Azmi visited the school for its Asia assembly in the afternoon.
Throughout the day, Mr Harris and Mr Azmi visited the different classes for question and answer sessions and an opportunity to inspect traditional Indonesian puppets.
Mr Harris said it was wonderful to come out and support a regional school that has so comprehensively embraced the Indonesian language program.
“It is very humbling to see students learn the language,” he said.
“I have to convey my appreciation to Mrs Francesca Knowles and principal Michael Smith for the strong presence of Indonesian culture here.”
Indonesian teacher Mrs Knowles invited Consulate representatives earlier this year.
“I’m really delighted to have them here, the Consulate have been very proactive and supportive,” she said.
Friday’s visit ended with the Asia assembly, which included students presenting monologues in Indonesian and a traditional dance from the school’s Indonesian language teacher assistant.
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