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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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Date:

14/09/16

Sayonara Takumi

It is with great sadness that our lovely Takumi returned to Japan last Saturday. Takumi has been an AMAZING Japanese assistant over the past 5 weeks. He has helped to teach all classes about Japanese culture as well as Japanese language skills. A massive THANK YOU Takumi for all your help and we wish you […]

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Date:

22/07/16

AMAZING JAPAN TRIP 2016

My favourite experiences in Japan… Some of my favourite things I saw were the HUGE temples they were all amazing to look at, and admire. I also enjoyed Kyoto Tower it was such a stand out with all the bright colours and lights at night. All the sites we saw were all so different than […]

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Date:

20/05/16

Japan Trip 2016

On the second week of term two, I went to Japan with ten other students from St Kilda Primary and it was totally awesome. I really enjoyed meeting new people, going to a Japanese school and learning more about the culture. One of my favourite parts was going to Nijo-jo (Nijo castle). Nijo is in […]

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Date:

24/03/16

Yr 5 Japanese Google Classroom

This week Year 5 have been learning Japanese using ‘Google Classroom’. Each student logged onto the St Kilda Primary Japanese Google Classroom page and watched a video clip called ‘How to use Chopsticks’ they then needed to complete a number of written and hands on tasks, which all students enjoyed completing.  Here are some pictures […]

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Date:

22/02/16

Japanese Ink Art workshop

Japanese Ink Art workshop Join artist and teacher Junko Azukawa for a workshop on Japanese Ink Art. You will learn to make and use different sumi ink tones and brush techniques to create traditional Japanese sumi ink paintings on washi paper made from the mulberry. You will express words and paintings variously with brush pressure, […]

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