Clayton North Primary School in Victoria became involved in the Gerakan Sekolah Menyenangkan (Engaging and Joyful Learning Project) when a cluster of Indonesian parents in the school felt motivated to try and change the Indonesian education system to more closely reflect the values and principles that underpin Australian education.
This e-poster will demonstrate how a regular government primary school in a low-income community has worked to embrace and value the diversity of the population and attempt to reach out and make an international impact.
It will explore the impact on the school of its efforts to develop leadership capacity, system understanding and reflective practice within its staff. The project demonstrates professional interactions and international network-building that is leading to systemic change in the fifth most populous country in the world. All of this is being achieved from a foundation principle of valuing diversity within a school community.
From this e-poster you will learn how student diversity can provide incredible opportunities for government schools to grow and reach out globally.