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09/12/16

MATSURI DAY PHOTO GALLERY 2016

A huge thank you (Arigato gozaimasu –ありがとうございます) to all the parents and special friends that helped to make Matsuri Day 2016 so fantastic. The activities ranged from SKPS famous chopstick race, Traditional Tea Ceremony performed by the Japanese ladies from Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne, Lantern making, Origami, Japanese Calligraphy, Geisha / Oni paper plate craft, […]

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08/12/16

Bunraku Brilliance

Yesterday was a wonderful celebration of all the hard work that the Year 4 and 3/4K students have put into the Bunraku unit of work. The students worked in teams to design and make their life size puppets in Visual Arts before rehearsing the traditional Japanese tales of Tanabata and Sannen Netaro during Performing Arts […]

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02/12/16

MATSURI DAY 2016 – IS FINALLY HERE !

Next Wednesday 7th December we will be having our traditional Matsuri Day. This is a wonderful chance for students to immerse themselves in the various cultural traditions of Japan. Please mark it in your calendar. We dress up in traditional Japanese clothes on the day to further enhance the experience, so now is the time to get your thinking […]

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02/12/16

School Sports Victoria Trials 2017

School Sport Victoria has created a table of all Division and Region Trial details. The details are indicative, and all registered participants will receive a confirmation email from their Division coordinator confirming the trial information, after close of registrations. You can download it form the SSV website. Participant information letters for Division trials and region […]

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18/11/16

Tim Cahill kicked along to St Kilda Primary

Tuesday was an amazing day at our super school with a visit from Socceroo legend, Tim Cahill. It was a fantastic day and made the dreams of many of the children come true. He was fantastic with the kids, answering questions and signing autographs. It was for the Weetbix ‘TRYathlon’ launch and it was just […]

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14/11/16

MATSURI DAY – WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER 2016

Each year SKPS has a Matsuri (festival day) to celebrate Japanese Art and Culture and support our LOTE program. On this day we welcome parents to help out in classes with fun, exciting and interesting Matsuri day activities. This year we will be celebrating TANABATA or Star Festival. TANABATA is a romantic legend about two […]

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11/11/16

Masters of Puppetry

From Finger puppets to the Wayang Kulit, our Year 1 to 6 students have been exploring the various styles of puppetry. In this integrated Arts unit, students have been designing and making their puppets in Visual Arts. These are then going to be used to perform short plays that students have been creating in Performing Arts.  Students […]

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07/11/16

Japanese School of Melbourne visits SKPS

Last Thursday 3 November we were lucky enough to have a very special visit from the Japanese school of Melbourne (4 students and their teacher). These lovely Japanese visitors kindly helped out in all Japanese classes. They also taught our students how to fold some difficult ‘Halloween’ origami.  Everyone had a fantastic time and we […]

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31/10/16

Puppetry update

We are now a few weeks into our puppetry unit and many students have almost finished their puppets. I thought it would be lovely to share a couple of examples of the kinds of puppets being made. I have not included any Bunraku puppets as these still need a bit more work before they are […]

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