Australian Embassy

Australian Ambassador’s Principals Lecture Series in Yogyakarta

Media Release

10 November 2016

The sixth workshop in the Australian Ambassador’s Principals Lecture Series will be held in Yogyakarta from 10-11 November. More than 100 schools and madrasah principals and supervisors will attend from government and private schools. Principals will come from five districts within the Special Region of Yogyakarta, including Bantul, Kulon Progo, Sleman, Gunung Kidul and the city of Yogyakarta.

The theme of this sixth workshop in the Ambassador’s Principal Lecture Series is Alternative Funding Resources for Schools/Madrasah.

This important discussion will include local educators, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Head Education District Authorities. School representatives will share experience in attracting alternative funding from a range of sources including corporate sponsors and community groups.

An Australian alumni dinner will be held on 10 November to provide principals and supervisors with an opportunity to meet graduates from Australian universities who are working in basic education. Muhammad Nur Rizal, a Lecturer in Information Technology from Universitas Gajah Mada (UGM), will share insights from his joyful learning movement (Gerakan Sekolah Menyenangkan).

Australian Ambassador Paul Grigson initiated the Lecture Series to bring together school and madrasah principals and supervisors to discuss and share knowledge on educational issues in Indonesia. Yogyakarta was chosen for Lecture 6, a decision warmly received by the Sultan of Yogyakarta during the Ambassador’s three-day regional visit to Yogyakarta in August.

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