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Date:

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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Date:

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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Date:

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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Date:

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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Date:

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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Date:

16/10/17

Japanese Term 4 2017!

Welcome back to Term 4! This term in Japanese our lovely Prep classes will be concentrating on how to write their names in Hiragana as well as learning to write some other popular greeting words. They will be learning some Maths ‘Geometry’ shape names in Japanese and will be playing a variety of Japanese Maths […]

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Date:

16/08/17

Welcome to SKPS Tomoko and Ishigase Elementary School Preparation!

Welcome to St Kilda Primary Tomoko Asada. Tomoko is from Chiba in Japan and will be assisting Japanese lessons for the next 3 weeks. Tomoka is an Education student at Housei University in Tokyo and is very excited to be teaching Japanese to the children of St Kilda Primary. We would also like to say a massive THANK […]

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Date:

23/06/17

Japanese School of Melbourne Visit

    Last Monday 19th June, Year 5/6D were invited to the Japanese School of Melbourne for a school exchange day. We were all warmly welcomed into the school with a wonderful ‘Opening Ceremony’ of their students playing traditional Japanese musical instruments called ‘KOTO’. Both schools then exchanged welcome speeches in both Japanese and English. […]

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Date:

06/06/17

Preps learning Japanese

Our lovely Prep students have been learning the names of parts of the face and body in Japanese. They made their own faces and labelled them using Japanese words. They have also been learning to sing the classic hit ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ all in Japanese. 

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