Students from Year Three to Six experience a well- balanced program of studies, arts and practical experiences associated with the Japanese language and culture.
With over 20 years of experience, Japanese lessons are provided by Mrs Cate O’Connor (Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Primary Teaching degree). From 2018, our Japanese language program becomes formally aligned with the Western Australian Curriculum for all planning, assessing and reporting of student progress.
Students at Mel Maria have a great time communicating and understanding the Japanese language and culture. Whether it be singing a song, interviewing each other or writing to a pen pal in Japanese script; students are always engaged in meaningful, fun activities. Annual excursions to the Hyogo Prefectural Centre and incursions by various guests during the school year, help to integrate culture into the language program.
Watch our students in action below: