West Busselton Primary hosts Asia Day Festival

West Busselton Primary School transformed into a buzzing hub of activity on May 25 when the school hosted its annual Asia Day Festival.

The festival featured a range of activities throughout the day.

Pre-primary students performed an Indonesia song, Burung Kakatua, at a special assembly.

Year 6 students showcased their knowledge of Indonesian language and shared interesting facts about how New Year’s Day is celebrated by different cultures in Asia.

The celebration continued after recess when the students were placed in multi-age groups to investigate the culture of an Asian country and participate in a variety of craft activities. 

Students then prepared food from that country and the finale of the day was a school shared lunch in the undercover area.

Indonesia teacher Andrina Rovis-Hermann said the school held the event to celebrate the diverse cultures of Australia’s closest neighbours.

She said it also linked with the new Western Australian curriculum and its cross curricula priority of Australia’s engagement with Asia

”The teachers and students did a fantastic job and the food was delicious,” she said.

“Many students dressed up for the day and an enormous amount of fun was had.”