April 29, 2015
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Kew Tram Centenary Drawing Competition

Exciting news…The Kew Yarra Tram Depot have emailed me the finalists of the centenary celebration drawing competition! The winners will be announced on Sunday 3rd May at 1.30pm, Kew Depot, Barkers and High St, Kew. The details about the celebration day are attached to the newsletter this week if you would like to be there for the big announcement!

Thank you to all students that entered. If you hadn’t there would be no competition. I appreciate your enthusiasm for all things arty! There will be more competitions to come!

Good luck to the finalists: Tiffany N, Ruby K, Tanya K, Natalie N, Olivia J.

Let’s hope you get your work on the side of a tram!!

April 27, 2015
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Grade 5/6 Japanese Term 2

This term students will be learning about Japan’s four main islands and natural disasters. Students will also be further developing their Hiragana skills and emailing our sister school.

 

Four Main Islands

Hokkaido – ほっかいど

Honshu – ほんしゅう

Shikoku – しこく

Kyushu – きゅうしゅう

 

Natural Disasters

Earthquake –じしん

Typhoon – たいふ

Volcano – かざん

Tsunami – つなみ

April 27, 2015
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Grade 3/4 Japanese Topic and Vocab List Term 2

For this term, students will be furthering their knowledge and vocabulary of Japanese festivals. Students will also be developing their Hiragana reading and writing skills of the first four lines.

Japanese Festivals

まつりmatsuri – Festival

ひなまつりhina matsuri – Girl’s Day

こどものひ kodomo no hi – Children’s Day

たなばた tanabata – Star Festival

はなみ hanami – Cherry Blossom Festival

おぼん obon – Festival of the Dead

 

Hiragana Writing Script

A Line – あ、い、う、え、お             (a, i, u, e, o)

Ka Line – か、き、く、け、こ           (ka, ki, ku, ke, ko)

Sa Line – さ、し、す、せ、そ           (sa, shi, su, se, so)

Ta Line – た、ち、つ、て、と           (ta, chi, tsu, te, to)

April 27, 2015
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Grade 1/2 Japanese Term 2

This term students will be learning to introduce themselves by saying their name, age and zodiac sign. They will also be learning to say and recognise the Kanji symbols for days of the week.

Name – My Name is…

(Girls use) わたしは_______です。Watashiwa name desu.

(Boys use) ぼくは_______です。Bokuwa name desu.

 

Age – My Age is…

(6yrs old)  六さいです。roku saidesu

(7yrs old) 七さいです。nana saidesu

(8yrs old) 八さいです。has saidesu

(9yrs old) 九さいです。kyu saidesu

 

Zodiac Sign – My Zodiac Sign is…

(6yrs old)  うしどしです。ushi doshi desu.

(7yrs old) ねずみどしです。nezumi doshi desu.

(8yrs old) ぶたどしです。buta doshi desu.

(9yrs old) いぬどしです。inu doshi desu.

 

Days of the Week

日曜日Sunday – nichi youbi

月曜日Monday – getsu youbi

火曜日Tuesday – ka youbi

水曜日Wednesday – sui youbi

木曜日Thursday – moku youbi

金曜日Friday – kin youbi

土曜日Saturday – do youbi

April 27, 2015
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Foundation Japanese Topics and Vocab Lists

Foundation students will be learning more of the basics in Japanese this term. They will learn to count to ten, recognise the Kanji symbols for numbers and be able to offer greetings in Japanese.

Numbers

一1 ichi

二2 ni 

三3 san

四4 shi

五5 go

六roku

七7 nana/shichi

八8 hachi

九9 kyu

十10 jyu 

 

Greetings

Ohayo – good morning

Konnichiwa – hello/good afternoon

Konbanwa – good evening

Oyasumi nasai – goodnight

Sayonara – goodbye

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