​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.

Term 2

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

Term 3

This term we are learning new vocabulary and grammar through stories.