The Japanese Learning Area provides a wide range of learning activities for our students to develop their language skills and cultural awareness. In the lower school, the Japanese program is being offered as a target program for students with a strong interest in language learning. In the upper school, students can continue the subject as an ATAR subject or a TAFE Certificate course.
We believe that it is important for students to learn in an authentic environment and, to achieve this, we organise lessons where students can learn new vocabularies and expressions through various cultural activities such as traditional art & craft, cooking, and popular media.
We host a group of Japanese students from Osaka in July in each year, which is a wonderful opportunity for our students to practise their language skills as well as build their friendship with the Japanese students. A selected group of students in Year 10, 11, and 12 also take a part in our school trip to Japan in every second year.
As our world is increasingly globalised, skills in a Asian language like Japanese and understanding of their cultural practices will be highly beneficial for students in a range of professions and projects in society. Through our language learning program, students will explore their potential to be a responsible and successful global citizen.