In­done­sian vis­i­tors

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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.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

St Cather­ine's Se­condary Col­lege wel­comed vis­it­ing stu­dents from In­done­sia re­cently.

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VIS­I­TORS: In­done­sian stu­dents en­joyed their trip to Aus­tralia, es­pe­cially Proser­pine.

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St Cather­ine's Col­lege wel­comed In­done­sian vis­i­tors to the school.

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