Languages – Japanese

Japanese doll

A specialised teacher teaches Japanese to the children from Kindergarten to Year 6. It is our intention to not only provide the children with a taste of the mechanics of the language but also of the culture. Each class groups receives one 40 minute session per week for at least one semester per year. Funding for this programme is supported by a Commonwealth Community grant to promote community languages in schools and funds from the Curriculum Levy.

Language programs identify five broad categories, which are relevant to all language programs at every level of schooling. The categories are Communication, Socio-cultural, Language as a System, Language and Cultural Awareness and General Knowledge.