Indonesia‘s Independence Day is 17 August. Each year around this date, the Indonesian community in Brisbane holds a celebration in King George Square. This year the celebration was over three days. Thirteen students from Year 9 and 10 travelled into the city on Sunday, 19 August to watch the flag raising ceremony, enjoy some Indonesian food and participate in activities. They were able to see how the ceremony would be conducted if they were in Indonesia. The National Anthem was followed by the reading of the Proclamation of Independence read by the soon to be first president. This event was attended by the Indonesian Ambassador to Australia.

Ms Heather Kopp – Curriculum Leader Indonesian