Sister School - Shin Ishikawa visit


LOTE – Japanese 日本語

All students attend Japanese for a 60 minute lesson per week.

Language games and activities are used to reinforce the students’ Japanese language acquisition.

On our annual Japanese Day, the whole school comes together to celebrate Japanese culture. 


In Foundation to Year 2, Students in Foundation to Year 2 enjoy learning through songs and games, and also start to recognise the Hiragana writing script. 

In Years 3 to Year 6, Students in Years 3 to 6 are challenged to read and write Hiragana, aiming to become “Hiragana Black Belts” by the end of Year 6.

Students have the opportunity to correspond with their peers in our sister school in Yokohama, Japan.




Helen Atkins, Foundation to Year 6                                        

To find out more about what your child is doing in their Japanese class, check out Helen sensei’s blog, THIS IS HOW WE LEARN JAPANESE, including:

  • An overview of each semester for each year level
  • Links to videos and songs we use in class
  • Photos
  • Information on Japanese culture