Indonesian at Flinders - School Outreach Program
The biennial Indonesian Bush Holiday is an event that underscores our long-term commitment to the promotion of strong and positive links between Australia and Indonesia. It has three important aims:
  • to provide a few fun and interesting days during which our Indonesian post-grad students and our local students of Indonesian language can get to know each other;
  • to give our Indonesian post-grad students an experience of life in rural Australia; and
  • to connect with a rural school that teaches Indonesian.

In 2009 we visited Nhill, a town in rural Victoria on the edge of the Little Desert, where Nhill College has a strong Indonesian language program from Reception to Year 12.

In 2011 Kangaroo Island beckoned. All the schools on the island (operating under the Kangaroo Island Community Education – KICE - banner) teach Indonesian. One of the highlights of our three day trip was our participation in Kingscote Campus’s annual ‘Asian Market’ that was raising funds year to send senior students to Cambodia to participate in a community aid program.

In 2013 we spent two days with secondary schools in the Gawler Belt, and in 2015 we explored the Fleurieau Peninsula where students in Yankalilla and Rapid Bay learned to play Indonesian children’s games and enacted traditional stories.  

If you would like us to visit your country school in 2017, contact rosslyn.vonderborch@flinders.edu.au

View a gallery of photos of our Indonesian Bush Holidays in action above. If you have trouble viewing them in the gallery above, view on Flickr.