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Sue & students at the UBUD High School
Hello Mission Beach!  My name is Sue Foley the Indonesian teacher at Mission Beach State School.  The students call me Ibu Guru.  I am excited about the upcoming year of teaching and learning.
 I spent 3 weeks of my Christmas holidays at the Indonesia Australia Language Foundation (IALF) in Denpasar Bali. Check out the link to see me posing next to another Australian teacher Hannah.  I am the one in the orange shirt.  I was one of 22 lucky recipients of an Endeavour Language Teaching Fellowship 2014 (ELTF) from the Federal Government to go to Bali. We went to language school 6 days a week and stayed with a Balinese family.  The staff at the language school were very professional, and I really enjoyed the homestay experience as well as the shopping.  There was homework too!
I have brought back a lot of new ideas, some of which we have started to work on.
Term 1
Year 6    Use shadow puppets to give a speech about themselves.
                              Perform shadow puppet play on parade   (1 volunteer group)
                              Start to learn Papua New Guinea dance “Sajojo”
Year 7    Write an advertisement to sell a house.
                              Start to learn the kecak dance.
Until next time,
Sue Foley
Indonesian teacher