Yarra Road Primary School has been given the exciting opportunity to participate in the BRIDGES program through the Asia Education Foundation. We have been selected to begin a new partnership with a school in Malaysia, ‘Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Precinct 18 (1)’. This school is located nearby to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.
From August 24th-28th Ciaran Hanley and Shanae Stevens will be attending a conference run by the Asia Education Foundation in Sydney. They will meet with the representative teacher from our Malaysian Sister School, Mrs Fairus Dora Abdul Malek. The teacher will then visit our school for a week and spend time with all classes throughout the school.
We look forward to meeting her and for the students to have the opportunity to learn about life in schools in Malaysia. The students can also practise their Indonesian language skills, as Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) are very similar languages and speakers of both languages can be understood by one another.
Here are some short phrases you can practise at home with students for preparation.
Nama saya …. My name is ….
Apa Kabar? How are you?
Baik-baik saja terima kasih I’m fine, thank you
Sampai Jumpa Goodbye
Selamat Pagi! Good Morning!
Selamat Siang! Good Afternoon!