From the Department of Education Western Australia:
‘From the beginning of 2018, Western Australian schools are required to implement at least one language in Year 3.’
By 2023, all students from Years 3 to 8 will be learning a language.
Welcome to Japanese. My name is Christine Roberts and if you are in Years 3 -6 I am your teacher for Japanese. My first posting to North Kalgoorlie Primary School was in 1997, since then I have taught in remote schools, taken on specialist roles for the Goldfields and now have 5 children. I was born and educated in Kalgoorlie so am a true local! My husband, Mr Roberts, is the principal and all my children have attended/attend NKPS. As you can see we are a dedicated North Kalgoorlie family!
I am delighted with my role at the school as I have loved Japan since my first visit in 1990. I have been back many times and continue to learn about, and appreciate, its fascinating culture. I am very excited to be able to share my passion with the students at NKPS.
During term 2 we will be creating Katsujinga which are living pictures. Below are the ones created so far.
Vocabulary for our first katsujinga....
atsui - hot
gogo - afternoon
yoru - night
yonaka - middle of the night
issho ni - with
hayai - fast
oyogu - to swim
ni noru - to ride
This term we are learning new vocabulary and grammar through stories.