The Japanese language learning programme is designed to be a connected curriculum. Integration of language and culture and practical tasks that motivate students to speak, listen, read and write Japanese are introduced in regular classes to all students and there is opportunity to engage with technology and incorporate Japanese literacy skills.
Language learning strategies assist students with their first language and all students are introduced to Japanese script or characters from early learning and are given support to assist their understanding.
The programme is designed to give opportunity to use their learnt language for a purpose; motivating and giving a reason to learn more Japanese and communicate with Japanese peers. Many students are writing emails to students in Japan and learn technology skills that can be transferred to other curriculum areas.
The school has a Taiko drumming team, a Japanese garden and games to enhance student opportunities to engage with Japanese culture outside the dedicated classroom where Japanese is taught from Pre-Primary to Year 6.