In NSW primary schools, the study of a language is optional.
Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.
Our Japanese educator Lewis Sensei provides a comprehensive and well-resourced curriculum for our students at Grose View Public School.
Our students attend a Japanese language lesson each fortnight where they learn self-introductions, Japanese classroom language and the Japanese Hiragana, Kanji and Roomaji scripts. Each topic includes both language and cultural knowledge relevant to student lives where they develop an understanding of how Japanese people live their daily lives. Students experience this through song, videos, folklore, festivals, and Japanese art, craft, and games.
Lewis Sensei has an extensive background in learning the Japanese language beginning from when she lived in Japan. Her knowledge and teaching of the Japanese language has seen her contribute to the NSW Department of Education the new Japanese curriculum.
She has formed an extraordinary partnership with our sister school in Japan - Sankun Elementary School - where we were delighted to welcome Asano Sensei, Mr Nagareo and Ms Ueyama.
We look forward to building our partnership with Sankun Elementary in 2017 with several modes of communication planned for our students to engage with the students in Japan.