Star of the Sea

  Catholic Primary School

Swinstone Street,
Rockingham WA 6168
Tel:  (08) 9553 9500
Email: admin@starofthesea.wa.edu.au

 

Star of the Sea

Catholic Primary School

Rockingham

 

We at Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, value the teachings of Jesus

LOTE – Indonesian

LOTE is Language Other Than English, at Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School the students are taught Indonesian by a specialist language teacher who teaches students from Pre-primary through to Year 6.

Students in the younger year levels patriciate in guided group activities using simple repetitive language in songs, rhymes, games and pictures to help support their understanding of the Indonesian language and culture. Whilst students in the upper year levels are encouraged to initiate interactions with others using descriptive and expressive language.

During the lessons they are encouraged to understand that Indonesian, as in English and other languages, there are different ways of greeting and interacting with people and learn about them. As with all languages, Indonesian is constantly changing due to contact with other languages and to the impact of new technologies and knowledge. Students are educated that language and culture are integral to the nature of identity and communication.

 

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