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The Department of Education and training place a high priority on the learning of another language and it is an integral part of the essential curriculum for all students. Learning a language develops a better understanding of one’s own language, thus improving literacy skills. It also assists and expands students’ thinking skills and teaches about other people in order to inspire trust in and respect for other cultures. Students entering the education system at this stage will find that having a second language will be an essential skill for entering the work force when it is their time to do so. Current research shows that it is important and of most benefit to begin languages as early as possible. The ability to have continuity through primary school and into secondary school can only improve the learning outcomes for students.

Mossgiel Park Primary School is pleased to be able to offer an Indonesian Language program for students in Years 1 to 6. Students have weekly lessons in Indonesian where they have the opportunity to develop their oral and written language skills and their cultural understanding through storytelling techniques, games, songs and role-plays and other authentic experiences where possible.


As part of the Mossgiel Park Primary School 2020 Young Writers Awards, there will be an Indonesian story writing competition. Three medals will be awarded for the best original stories, using language students have learnt in class. Awards will be presented at the special Young Writers Assembly planned for Term 4.

Competition Rules:
1. Stories must use language that students have learnt in class. Please do not use Google Translate to write your story, your entry will not be considered.
2. Intermediate and Senior students have wordbooks which they are able to use to assist them.
3. Please see links to Student Word lists from Term 1, 2 and 3 below:

2019, Term 1 - Wordlist - Bertemu Kamu 2019, Term 1 - Wordlist - Bertemu Kamu (296 KB)

2019, Term 2 - Wordlist - Celana Dalam Beruntung 2019, Term 2 - Wordlist - Celana Dalam Beruntung (322 KB)

2019, Term 3 - Wordlist - Takut 2019, Term 3 - Wordlist - Takut (310 KB)

Stories of any length can be entered.

All entries must be handed to class teachers or Bu Kranz.