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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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Date:

18/12/15

Sayonara Yuka !!!

It is with great sadness that our lovely Yuka is going to be leaving us. It is hard to believe that she has already been at SKPS for 6 fun filled months. She is leaving to travel around Australia before returning to Japan in March 2016. However, the good news is that she will be […]

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Date:

11/12/15

Japanese Dancing !!

This week Prep, Yr1, Yr2, Yr3 and Yr4 have been exploring Japanese culture by learning a wonderful popular Japanese dance called ‘Yokai Watch’. Yuka our fantastic Japanese assistant was a magnificent dance teacher ! Have a look at the wonderful pictures ~

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Date:

13/11/15

Sightseeing with Yr 3/4 in Japan !

Years 3 and 4 have been learning all about sightseeing in Japan. They have been writing Japanese Hiragana sentences about each famous landmark or attraction as well as practising their Japanese speaking skills.      

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Date:

26/06/15

Japanese Body Bingo !!

Year 1 and 2 children have been learning the names of parts of the body and specific facial features in Japanese. This week they tested their vocabulary by playing Japanese Body Bingo !!  

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Date:

01/06/15

Welcome to Lee Sensei – University Student Teacher

We would like to warmly welcome Lee Sensei to SKPS. She will be working with Shew Sensei every Wednesday as part of her Monash University Bachelor of Arts Degree. Lee Sensei is training to be a Japanese LOTE teacher. She is very excited to be with us and is looking forward to teaching some exciting Japanese […]

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Date:

24/04/15

Learning the Hiragana Alphabet with Year 2

Year 2 children did an amazing job at learning the various Japanese letters of the Hiragana alphabet in class this week. They all worked in pairs to put together a special ‘Dragon Ball Z’ alphabet puzzle. They needed to show grit and perseverance as it was quite a challenging task!    

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Date:

27/03/15

Japanese Phrases: Please practise with your family everyday !

Konnichiwa (kon-nee-chee-WAH) Here are some Japanese phrases you can practise with your family everyday ! Have fun 🙂 Phrases in English Phonetic Pronunciation Hello. Konnichiwa. (kon-nee-chee-wah) How are you? Ogenki desu ka? (oh-gen-kee dess-kah?) Fine, thank you. Hai, genki desu. (hai, gen-kee dess) What is your name? O-namae wa nan desu ka? (Oh-nah-mah-eh wah nahn […]

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Date:

27/03/15

Great Excitement! Great opportunity!

                                   Japanese                          Great Excitement! Great opportunity! Our Japanese friends from our sister city school, Ishigase Elementary School (ES), contacted our school 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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