Bhutanese Ethnic School (BES) in South Australia has marked its fifth annual school day with cultural and literary presentations on Saturday amidst a big crowd of community members who attended to grace the success.
BES was establish in 2012 with the objectives to impart Nepali language education to children from the Bhutanese community living in South Australia. Since the establishment, over 150 children have been attending the school every Saturday for three-hour lessons on Nepali language, culture, art and literature.
There are over 50 volunteers who contribute time to run the school. Ethnic School Association has lent financial assistance while the Salisbury Primary School provided space to operate.
Multicultural Minister Zoe Bettison, addressing the fifth annual school day, appreciated the efforts of the Bhutanese community to ensure their newer generation won’t forget their language and heritage.
The volunteers running the school were honoured for their contributions. Children studying in the school performed dances, instrumental music and a short documentary showcasing the success of the school screened.