Yesterday in Assembly we celebrated the Drysdale Primary School students who took part in Sayembara Lisan. This is an Indonesian speaking competition, with our school competing for the first time against schools across the Bellarine and the Surf Coast. This was held at St Ignatius College in Drysdale. Many of our students who participated will now go into the state finals at Melbourne University on the 2nd of June. This was especially exciting as we introduced Indonesian as our fourth specialist teaching subject just four years ago. In this time Ingrid Blasco and more recently Bridget Henry have created and taught an Indonesian curriculum to all the students from Prep to Year 6. It is a credit to their dedication, the student’s ability and the encouragement from parents at home that we had so many children who not only put themselves forward for the competition but then performed so well that they have progressed to the state finals.
With Jade Mackenzie’s win in the national art competition last year and our continuing success at the Geelong Show Art competition, the continuing strength of our sports program and now this recognition in Indonesian it is clear that we are able to offer excellence in a broad range of fields.