Our Learning

At Largs Bay School, students from Reception to Year 6 participate in Indonesian language classes for 50 minutes a week. Indonesia, where approximately 257,000,000 people speak Indonesian, is Australia’s closest Asian neighbour.

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way

Frank Smith

Largs Bay School recognises the importance of learning a second language. Research shows that learning a second language boosts problem-solving, critical thinking, listening skills, improves memory, concentration, and the ability to multitask. Children proficient in other languages also show signs of enhanced creativity and mental flexibility.


Learning a second language has many benefits for students. It increases chances for participation in exchange programs organised by schools and universities. Second language proficiency enhances future career opportunities as many organisations often employ people who can speak a second language so they can connect with people from different backgrounds.


Our Indonesian Language Program aims at engaging students in interesting lessons which focus on developing their oral and written communication skills in Indonesian. The Program also teaches students about the history of Indonesia, the location of Indonesia on a world map and its geographical features. Students learn to appreciate and accept cultural differences, and in doing so, view the world from a wider perspective.