In NSW primary schools, the study of a language is optional.
Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.
At Jerrabomberra students in Year 3 to Year 6 are given the opportunity to study Indonesian each week. This language was chosen due to the availability of a teacher and has been operating for over 10 years.
It's similarities in phonetics and alphabet make it an easier language for our students to learn.