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Date:

17/03/17

Japanese! Great Excitement! Great opportunity!

Great Excitement! Great opportunity! Our Japanese friends from our sister city school, Ishigase Elementary School (ES), contacted our school this week to ask how many host families we would be able to offer when they visit this year. The number of host families we can provide will determine how many children will participate in the […]

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08/02/17

Welcome to St Kilda Primary Shunsuke and Sara !

We would love to welcome Shunsuke Sako to our fantastic school. Shun is from Nagareyama-shi Chiba in Japan and will be assisting Japanese lessons for the next month. He is a Law student at Aoyama Gakuin University, one of the most prestigious Universities in Japan. Shun is very excited to be teaching Japanese to the children of St Kilda […]

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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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Date:

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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Date:

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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Date:

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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Date:

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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Date:

24/10/16

Learning Kanji !

This term all students are learning about Japanese Kanji. Kanji means Chinese letter or character. The script was invented by the Chinese and adopted by the Japanese around the middle of the 6th century AD. Kanji are ideographs meaning that the whole character conveys a meaning rather than just a sound (as in the case […]

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Date:

14/09/16

JAPAN IN MY EYES !!!

Hi my name is Atticus, I am one of the very lucky Year 5 students that got the awesome opportunity to go to Japan. I absolutely loved Japan; the food, the people, the culture and definitely the amazing sights. I was quite surprised though that over the trip I only ate one piece of sushi […]

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