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BRIDGE school partnerships provide teachers and students with the opportunity to engage with peers in Asia.
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BRIDGE School partnerships | Asia Education Foundation

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Australia-Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships Project connects Australian teachers, students and school communities with their counterparts across Asia.
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North Sydney Demonstration School, New South Wales

Australia -- China BRIDGE School Partnerships Project. Established in 2011, Australia-China BRIDGE Project partnership North Sydney Demonstration School
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All benefit when cultures meet

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MACARTHUR Anglican School has welcomed the federal government's push to make Asian languages a priority in schools.
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Students from MTsN 3 Jakarta and Macarthur Anglican School (Sydney) have engaged in a number of collaborative learning activities and cultural exchanges culminating with a visit by MTsN 3 educators and students in 2012. A reciprocal visit by Macarthur students and staff is planned for 2013.

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Curriculum Leadership Journal | BRIDGE: linking Australian schools with schools in Indonesia

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The relationship between Leongatha Primary School in Victoria and Pondok Labu 11 Primary School in Indonesia is one of the 60 school partnerships between Australia and Indonesia formed under the BRIDGE program of Melbourne University's Asia Education Foundation since it started in 2008. Its success led to it being featured in the Australian Government's recent white paper, Australia in the Asian Century, as an example of innovative learning practices to connect with Asia. 

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DIY-Australia Tukar Menukar Guru | Republika Online

DIY-Australia Tukar Menukar Guru | Republika Online | BRIDGE | Scoop.it
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, YOGYAKARTA - Sebanyak delapan guru di Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY) akan berangkat ke Australia. Pemberangkatan delapan itu tersebut merupakan kerja sama antara Dinas Pendidikan Pemuda dan Olahraga Provinsi...
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National Indonesian newspaper Republika: Eight teachers representing four schools from Special Region of Yogyakarta get set to travel to Australia to participate in the BRIDGE Project. The teachers will partner with Australian schools and learn about the education system in Australia as well as contemporary society and culture.

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Australia is coming to Asia, speaking Asian languages | The Jakarta Post

Australia is coming to Asia, speaking Asian languages | The Jakarta Post | BRIDGE | Scoop.it
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard released the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper last Sunday. It is a policy paper that spells out ...
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Asialink and the Asia Education Foundation with funding from the Myer Foundation have been running various cultural exchange programs with countries like Indonesia, India, China, Korea and Vietnam, and lately the Asia Education Foundation’s BRIDGE program has been very popular among teachers and students in schools in the 
respective countries. 

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Pupils find new way with words

Pupils find new way with words | BRIDGE | Scoop.it
Schools are using video conferencing to enhance learners' ability to use foreign languages.
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At Macarthur Anglican School, in Cobbitty, south-west of Sydney, the year 9 Indonesian class started twice-weekly Skype sessions with a madrasah in South Jakarta last year.

Students originally spoke to each other over laptops in groups of three but now converse one-on-one in front of the entire class.

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School Partnerships Toolkit | Asia Education Foundation

School Partnerships Toolkit | Asia Education Foundation | BRIDGE | Scoop.it
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Australia-Korea BRIDGE School Partnerships Project: Wooranna Park PS 3 min

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Schools sign agreement to strengthen ties

Schools sign agreement to strengthen ties | BRIDGE | Scoop.it
Mount Tarcoola Primary School and partner school SD Negeri 4 Wates put pen to paper to cement their dedication to each other and the Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Project.
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The two schools signed a Memorandum of Agreement, signalling a strengthening of their relationship. The visit to Wates was a reciprocal visit, following the visit to Geraldton by SD Negeri 4 Wates teachers Ibu Arni and Ibu Sutarjilah in March this year.

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Geraldton applauded for intercultural programs

Geraldton applauded for intercultural programs | BRIDGE | Scoop.it
Geraldton was the only regional city in Australia to host a professional development day for teachers involved in the Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE Partnerships Project.
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Development days were held in every capital city and Geraldton was selected as a location for the event due to the large cohort of schools involved in the project.

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Antara News : BRIDGE brings Australia-Indonesia relations closer

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Greg Moriarty, on Friday hosted a reception for 14 Australian teachers participating in a program that supports schools to have relationships with Indonesian schools online, BRIDGE.
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BRIDGE - Building Relations through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement - enables thousands of Australian and Indonesian students and teachers to improve language abilities and gain new teaching and learning skills through connecting face-to-face online with technology such as Skype.

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Illawarra students experience Balinese culture

Illawarra students experience Balinese culture | BRIDGE | Scoop.it
Latest Illawarra news, sport, football and business news from the Illawarra Mercury.
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Illawarra Sports High has been named an Access Asia School by the Federal Government and Year 8 students have been learning the Indonesian national language, Bahasa, since the beginning of the year.

The school is part of the  Building Relationships Through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement (BRIDGE) project this year. It recently hosted two Indonesian teachers from its sister school in central Java.

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