Asia in the spotlight

Sophie ElliottBusselton Dunsborough Times
West Busselton Primary School students Jarra Coverley, Jordan Miller, Kahtia Mildon, Amelia Curnuck and Saje Kingswood got dressed up for the Asia Day Celebrations.
Camera IconWest Busselton Primary School students Jarra Coverley, Jordan Miller, Kahtia Mildon, Amelia Curnuck and Saje Kingswood got dressed up for the Asia Day Celebrations.

West Busselton Primary School was transformed into a bustling Asian marketplace last Friday as the school held its annual Asia Day celebrations.

The day began with a special assembly in which Year 2 students performed an Indonesian song.

Year 5 and 6 students showcased their knowledge of the Indonesian language and shared facts about Asian wildlife.

Students were then placed into multi-age groups to work together to complete an Asian art activity and cook a specialty dish. Then the whole school shared a market-style lunch in the quadrangle.

Sisters Millie and Charli Dowling had lunch together and enjoyed the Asian food cooked by fellow students.
Camera IconSisters Millie and Charli Dowling had lunch together and enjoyed the Asian food cooked by fellow students.

Indonesian teacherAndrina Rovis-Hermann said the event was the school’s way of addressing the curriculum and helping students make sense of the world around them.

“Asia literacy is about engaging with Asia in the classroom to build student knowledge, skills and understandings about our Asian neighbours and enable students to participate in, and benefit from, the Asian century,” she said.

“This reflects the Department of Education's strategy to enhance the knowledge, skills and understandings about the histories, geographies, societies, cultures, literature and languages of the diverse countries that make up our region.”

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