Differences between Hawkesdale college and Ummul Guro?

  1. Their school is a bording school and ours isn’t.
  2. Boys and Girls are in seperate classes.
  3. They don’t have weekends. They only have Friday off.
  4. They have to wear sandals. They have sandal check ups twice a month and if they get caught not wearing sandals they have to do 10 push ups in the middle of the circle.
  5. The girls have to wear a jilbab from 6 ’til they die!
  6. They start school at 7:00 but get up at 5:00 to start their prays.

Ummul Guro’s school website!

Visit from Saiful!

A man called Saiful visited our classroom the other day. He’s from Indonesia. He told us some interesting facts about Indonesia and his life.

  • There are 90 teachers at his school.
  • He is a history teacher.
  • There are around 30-40 students in each class.
  • They eat rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • They have to wear sandals and if they aren’t wearing sandals they have to do 10 push ups in the middle of the circle.
  • They wear white uniforms.
  • There are 2000 students at their school.
  • They have corn and rice farms.

Let's find out about Saiful Falah

We are getting a teacher from Indonesia-saiful Falah. He comes from MAS Ummul Quro, Bogor.

I would like to ask him……

  1. What is the biggest difference between Australia and Indonesia?
  2. How big are the classes in Indonesia?
  3. What was the hardest thing to leave behind?
  4. Is there any simularities between the 2 countries?
  5. What do you like about Australia?