Indofest for Schools 2017
Indofest Schools Program 2017
This year saw the return of the Indofest Schools Program (ISP) for its fourth consecutive year. The program is designed to bring both South Australian school students and Indonesian community members together to foster better understanding between our two countries. Engaging over 30 schools located throughout South Australia over the past two terms, the program brought a range of colourful Indonesian workshops to more than 3000 students including Kandanga Sundae, Angklung, Saman Dance, Batik Dance, Banyuwangi Dance, Javanese drumming, cooking demonstrations, traditional games and martial arts, just to name a few!
For many students, these workshops gave them the opportunity to interact first hand with Indonesian people, and practise their Indonesian language skills with native speakers. Our goal for the program is to encourage further language learning and interest in the Australian – Indonesian relationship. The Indofest Schools Program also provided the wonderfully talented community groups with a unique and engaging opportunity to share their talents with local students. For the teachers, the Indofest School Program supports and highlights the profile of Indonesian language learning in their school community, while also acting as a platform for a closer people-to-people engagement.
If you would like to be involved in future Indofest Schools Program activities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications to participate in the Indofest Schools Program for 2018 will be available via the Indofest-Adelaide website and emailed out to teachers of Indonesian in 2018.
Indofest Schools Program Regional Tour
Following its continued success across Adelaide, this year the Indofest Schools Program took its Indonesian cultural workshops on the road. With such a strong Indonesian language education base throughout Eyre Peninsula, Port Lincoln was the ideal location to host Indofest’s first ever regional event. The program consisted of multiple days of Indonesian workshops presented in schools, culminating in a free Twilight Market at Port Lincoln Primary School. The Twilight Market included community activities such as face painting, Japanese drumming, Balinese panji semirang dancing, Sundanese Mojang midang dancing and a Sundanese Kecapi music performance, as well as various Indonesian and Thai food stalls. It was a festive and family-fun evening for all who participated.
The AIA community and Indofest Schools Program team would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to the staff and families at Port Lincoln Primary School who opened their doors to us and our Indofest Twilight Market.
Without this valued regional partnership and the incredibly kind work put in by local Indonesian volunteers and Port Lincoln teachers, this event would not have been possible.