Language at SCC

Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) was introduced to SCC in 1998.  Since then it has grown to incorporate all of our students from Early Learning (3 years of age) to Grade 10.

Research tells us that language learning improves a student’s literacy skills in their own language, develops important neural pathways and encourages greater cultural awareness and understanding of others.

At SCC, language is more than an academic pursuit; it is a way of sharing God’s love and showing hospitality to the “alien and stranger amongst us”.

Senior secondary students have the opportunity to study French in addition to Indonesian.  For new students to the secondary school, the College also offers Beginners Indonesian.  Continuing students can be placed in Standard and Advanced language classes.

Our language programme involves far more than what happens within the four walls of the classroom and students are encouraged to explore and expand their language study through:

  • online and computer-aided language learning (CALL)
  • annual school trips to Indonesia
  • Indonesian language competitions (both state and national)
  • student-to-student links with their peers in Indonesia through our sister-school links

Students at Southern Christian College have performed exceptionally well at the State Indonesian Language Competition and the National Indonesian Speech Contest (2nd place Australia-wide in the grade 10-12 category – 2011).