The Japanese program at Surf Coast campus has been very busy. The students have made craft items that could be moved by wind. “Ninja hunting” has been especially popular as students have tried to knock over Ninja dolls with Japanese fans.
Amongst all this action, the students have been exposed to greetings, counting and vocabulary related to colours. They have also been learning the fundamentals that help them adjust to school life, such as being self-sufficient, considerate of others and responsible for their own learning. The students will continue to learn through such a play-based learning format where language becomes the mode through which educational play is structured and then experienced.
Parents are encouraged to ask their children about how Japanese class is going. To aid this conversation, Japanese learning materials will be sent out each term that give parents an idea of what their child has been studying in Japanese. Any questions about the program can be directed to Mr. Reidy.