Japanese is additional subject area that students in years 3 to 6 study at Maria Regina.

Students learn about Japanese culture and language through the key learning areas of:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

We encourage a positive attitude towards learning a language. This provides an opportunity for students to become more accepting of diversity and develop skills to be competent language learners in years to come. Learning a language during Primary school has aided to developing pronunciation in Japanese.

Through our Japanese program students learn to:

  • use their language skills in real life situations
  • develop a cultural awareness of Japan
  • participate in a variety of cultural activities including origami, calligraphy, dressing up in traditional Japanese clothing, tasting Japanese food and sports.
  • read Japanese Hiragana characters
  • write Japanese Hiragana characters
  • speak Japanese
  • listen to Japanese
  • learn the Japanese syntax to create their own sentences
  • learn about Japanese cultural festivals and practices
  • learn about life in Japan
  • to introduce themselves in Japanese and ask questions about others.

A Japanese school visited us from Tomeikan.  Click here to view.