April 28, 2017
Students in Grade 1/2 are currently exploring sounds and how they travel. We made telephones to help sounds vibrate along the string.
We found the sounds travelled longer distances if the string was tight.
We are really enjoying our new Science room – you’re always welcome to call in before or after school.
March 2, 2017
This term Foundation students are exploring animals, their habitat and diet.
Next week we will observe our weather and decide how it influences our decisions and behaviour.
We had a lot of fun making kookaburra sounds, sing along with this video.
August 9, 2016
Light is all around us.
The students in Grades 5/6 have been exploring the different types of magnetic rays, including visible light.
We have passed light through glass to refract it and observe the many colours on the light spectrum.
Many of us are wondering why the moon looks lit up
July 12, 2016
February 11, 2016
This term students will be revisiting and extending their Hiragana knowledge by learning to sound out and write the correct stroke order for the first 5 lines. Grade 56 students will also develop a better understanding of Japan’s school system while interacting with our sister school.
‘A’ Line あ、い、う、え、お
‘KA’ Line か、き、く、け、こ
‘SA’ Line さ、し、す、せ、そ
‘TA’ Line た、ち、つ、て、と
‘NA’ Line な、に、ぬ、ね、の
‘HA’ Line は、ひ、ふ、へ、ほ
‘MA’ Line ま、み、む、め、も
‘YA’ Line や、ゆ、よ
‘RA’ Line ら、り、る、れ、ろ
‘WA’ Line わ、を、ん
September 4, 2015
Apologies parents. Photos and videos are coming! I’ve got 100s of them and I’m sitting there a bit overwhelmed with them. I’ll be slowly uploading them. I may have been a bit over ambitious with the videos (as the editing will take about 100 hours with what I had planned with the 3/4s.). Stay tuned and please bare with me! All the students are doing great! -Overwhelmed Joel
June 18, 2015
April 27, 2015
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.
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
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
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.
Ohayo – good morning
Konnichiwa – hello/good afternoon
Konbanwa – good evening
Oyasumi nasai – goodnight
Sayonara – goodbye