Our honoured quest was Bapak Ronni Noor, from the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra. Bapak Ade is both an honoured guest and one of the BBIP family as is Bapak Noel Chamberlain who entertained and inspired us all with his tales of learning languages, including Indonesian. Other VIP's included Mr Stephen Smith, Mr Phil Turtle and Mr Ross Taylor.
Who else was there?
Look for yourself in the three pages of this photo gallery and notice the miles of smiles. Click on the small images for a larger and better view.
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Bahasa Indonesia is one of six languages now available for young children to learn at preschool using tablet devices.
The ELLA (Early Learning Languages Australia) program is play-based, digital language learning for children in preschool. ELLA is part of the Australian Government's commitment to supporting language study in Australia.
Preschools need to apply to join the program on a "bring-your-own-devices" basis. Applications for 2017 are open so tell your child's preschool about the ELLA program.
Parents can download a free app to use with their children at home and this may be useful even if your child's preschool does not opt into the ELLA program. There are links to the parent apps on the Early Languages Australia web page.
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The Language Assistants for 2017 were welcomed to Perth today by Ibu Karen Bailey (Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth) and Ms Pamela Stewart (Department of Education - centre) and Pak Bramantya Widodo (Vice-Consul, Republic of Indonesia - right).
From the left, they are:
Jessica Wijayanti from Jakarta.
Sitti Marhamah from Southeast Sulawesi.
Ary Qurnia from Jambi.
Tantra Afianto from West Jawa.
Come along to the AGM and Sundowner on 22 February to meet this year's language assistants and wish them well for their stay in WA.
Learn more about the Language Assistant program.
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Selamat Sukses, Ibu Karen.
Balai Bahasa Indonesia has been officially recognised by the Indonesian Government. During his two day visit to Australia, Indonesian President, Bapak Joko Widodo signed an agreement to support the Balai Bahasa that are already established in Perth, Melbourne and Canberra and to assist in opening Balai Bahasa in other states and territories.
Balai Bahasa started in Perth, conceived and brought to life by Ibu Karen Bailey, with the assistance and support of the Indonesian Consulate in Perth. In recognition of her singular role, Ibu Karen was invited to join Pak Jokowi on stage at the Sydney Convention Centre for the signing of the agreement.
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It is a simple document but its impact will be far-reaching in promoting the mission of Balai Bahasa.
Dengan rahmat Tuhan yang Maha Kuasa Presiden Republik Indonesia meresmikan wilayah Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia dan Northern Territory. Joko Widodo, Sydney, 26 Pebruari 2017.
Watch Ibu Karen's part in the event at 2:00:15 of the video Pres. Jokowi Meets the Indonesian Community in Sydney.
In the Indonesian press:
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