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20/08/18

Welcome to St Kilda Primary Aoi Sugita !

We would love to welcome Aoi Sugita to our fantastic school. Aoi is from Yokohama in Japan and will be assisting Japanese lessons for the next month. He is an Economics student at Kanagawa University. Aoi loves playing baseball in his free time and learning English. He is very excited to be teaching Japanese to the children of […]

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03/08/18

Japan Airlines visits SKPS !

  Last Thursday 1st August, we were lucky enough to be asked by Japan Airlines (JAL) to be the first school in Australia to participate in an ‘Origami Program’ that JAL is hoping to run with other Primary Schools throughout Victoria. The General Manager of JAL and 10 of his management staff all came along […]

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20/07/18

Japanese Term 3 2018 !

Welcome back to Term 3! We have a VERY exciting term ahead learning Japanese. Preps are continuing to learn the Hiragana alphabet, learning to count up to 20 and will learn the Japanese names of parts of the body. Years 1 & 2 will be looking at naming family members (big brother, little sister, mother, […]

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20/07/18

Cultural Exchange Day – The Japanese School of Melbourne

On Thursday 19 July, Yr. 6D were invited to ‘The Japanese School of Melbourne’ in Caulfield, for our third cultural exchange day together. We were warmly welcomed into their school with a lovely ‘Opening Ceremony’ followed by their students singing traditional Japanese songs. Both schools then exchanged welcome speeches in both Japanese and English. We were […]

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08/06/18

Magnificent Matsuri Day 2018

WOW! Matsuri Day 2018 was just fantastic! The activities ranged from SKPS famous chopstick race, Traditional Tea Ceremony performed by 5 Japanese ladies from Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne,  Lantern making, Origami, Japanese Calligraphy,  Geisha / Oni paper plate craft, Koinobori (Carp flag) making, playing the Sumo wrestling game and making and playing Kami Tonbo (gyrocopters). We were […]

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29/05/18

MATSURI DAY 2018 – IS FINALLY HERE!

On Thursday 7th June, SKPS will be holding its Matsuri (festival day) to celebrate Japanese Art and Culture and support the LOTE program. This is a wonderful chance for students to immerse themselves in the various cultural traditions of Japan. Please mark it in your calendar. On this special day everyone has the opportunity to dress up […]

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14/05/18

Japan Trip 2018

The Japan tour group returned to Melbourne on Sunday 29th April after having the absolute time of our lives! Ms Higgins, Mrs Grof, Mrs Lister (Mary) and I accompanied Enno, Harry, Yuanquan, Lachlan, Sofia, Mila, Lauren, Freya, Esther and Sylvia (Year 5/6) to Japan for our 10-day tour. The children spent five amazing days with […]

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01/03/18

日本語のクラス – Japanese Class 2018

What a super busy start to the year it has been! Our lovely Preps have already started to learn how to exchange simple greetings, count numbers up to 10 and have learnt some colours in Japanese. They are doing a fantastic job at learning the Japanese version of ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’! Years 1 […]

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22/12/17

What a wonderful year it has been in Japanese!

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all the students of SKPS for working so hard in Japanese and for developing into passionate learners over the last 12 months. I hope that learning Japanese has helped you on your path to inspiring greatness! What a massive year it has been! We […]

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