ST CATHERINE’S Catholic College recently played host to a group of Indonesian exchange students.
Having spent two days in Sydney the 21 students and two teachers were plunged into country life with a visit to St Catherine’s school in Proserpine and its surrounding cane fields.
Across the week, the Indonesian visitors were buddied by Year 12 SCCC students and were involved in a number of Aussie activities.
They visited Proserpine Showgrounds to see the Australian Stockhorse Association’s campdraft, visited Bredl’s Wild Farm at Bloomsbury to get up close and personal with the local wildlife and participated in an inaugural Australia versus Indonesia basketball match at the college.
The students spent Indonesian Independence Day at the Peter Faust Dam, water skiing with their host families.
In return, St Catherine’s students were treated to a traditional Indonesian dance on assembly and spent the week practising their Indonesian and learning more about Indonesian culture.
Indonesian has been being taught in Australian schools for the last 50 years and is in the top three languages taught in schools across the country.
St Catherine’s has been teaching Bahasa Indonesian from Prep into secondary for eight years.
The visiting students attended the college as part of an exchange program between St Catherine’s and their sister school, Celebes Global School in Makassar.
St Catherine's Secondary College welcomed visiting students from Indonesia recently.
VISITORS: Indonesian students enjoyed their trip to Australia, especially Proserpine.
St Catherine's College welcomed Indonesian visitors to the school.