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Japanese Language Experiences

Nengajo New Year Cards

In Week 8, Year 7 Japanese classes did the Nengajo New Year Card activity. The students learned that Japanese people send the new year cards to each other instead of Christmas cards. The Eto zodiac animal of the year is usually featured on the new year cards. There are 12 zodiac animals, 2023 is the year of Rabbit. The students did a fantastic job folding origami rabbits and decorated the new year cards with the new year Kanji and the greeting words. Yoi Otoshiwo! よいおとしを

Wishing you all a happy new year!

Takahashi High School Virtual Connection

In Term 3 and 4, some of our Japanese language students in Years 10, 11 and 12 have participated in the cultural exchange sessions via Teams with our sister school, Takahashi High School in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

There were 4 sessions in total. Students were put into break out rooms on Teams and enjoyed interactions both in Japanese and English. This is always a very popular activity as students can make connections with the sister school trying out their language skills.

Japanese Dining Experience

In Term 4, IBDP Year 1 and Stage 1 Japanese students went to a Japanese dining experience to Ginza Miyako Japanese restaurant in Stamford Plaza Hotel on North Terrace, Adelaide. Students enjoyed their special Japan bento (lunch box) menu, such as Miso salmon, Teriyaki chicken/beef, Tokatsu chicken/beef, Sashimi Salmon and so on with some rice, miso soup, salad, pickles and fruit.

We caught a tram and walked to Himeji Japanese gardens on South Terrace to enjoy the beauty and serenity of authentic Japanese gardens. After the experience, students wrote a restaurant review blog as their summative writing task.

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