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Myojo Host Family opportunity for March 2020

The time of year has come around again and we are looking for host families for our visiting Myojo students who will be here from Saturday, 21 March 2020 through until Monday, 30 March, 2020. We have always had wonderful support… Continue Reading →

State Hiragana Reading Competition

As mentioned in a previous post, we had 2 teams from Woodend place 2nd and 3rd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September, last term. This year was the third year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA have… Continue Reading →

DISTRICT HIRAGANA READING COMPETITION SUCCESS

Last week on Wednesday September 18th, Woodend competed in the 16th annual Southern District Hiragana Reading Competition. After holding our own school run offs which involved all Year 7 students, we took along our top 4 teams of 4 to… Continue Reading →

WOODEND STUDENT STUDY TOUR to MYOJO GAKUEN SEPTEMBER 2020

We are now planning the fifth biennial Woodend @ Myojo Study Tour for September 2020. Our current Year 4, 5 and 6 students have a wonderful and unique opportunity to travel to Myojo Gakuen, Tokyo, and be hosted by their… Continue Reading →

MYOJO HOMESTAY 2019

What a wonderful 10 days we have recently enjoyed with our 19 Myojo students and 3 staff joining our Woodend community. This year was the 13th visit for Myojo Gakuen students and staff. All of the Myojo students were visiting… Continue Reading →

Years 4/5 Obento Master

Years 4/5 Obento Master   As a part of Japanese education at Woodend Primary School, we give our students various kinds of Japanese education opportunities where possible.  This time Mr Freeman and I took 8 Years 4/5 students to a… Continue Reading →

MYOJO HOST FAMILY OPPORTUNITY 2019

Hosting a Japanese student is a wonderful experience for your family. It is an opportunity to have first hand exposure to Japanese people and culture as well as share Australian life with a Japanese student, offering them a memorable Australian… Continue Reading →

State Hiragana Competition

As mentioned in a previous post, we had 2 teams from Woodend place 1st and 2nd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September, last term. For the second year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA held a State… Continue Reading →

MYOJO STUDY TOUR 2018

What a fantastic experience for 15 of our Year 6/7 students! We left Adelaide on Saturday, September 8th with a group of excited students. Arriving in Japan at 5.30 in the morning and being greeted by hot, humid weather, we… Continue Reading →

HIRAGANA CHALLENGE SUCCESS

Each year Woodend competes in the Southern District Hiragana Reading Competition. This year on Friday August 17th, after our own school run offs, we took along 4 teams of 4 to compete against 8 other schools and 19 other teams…. Continue Reading →

Japanese Quiz Day

Recently, 12 Year 7 had the opportunity to take part in a statewide Japanese Quiz afternoon. As groups of 3, our students joined with other students from 2 other schools to form teams of 9 students. There were 10 teams… Continue Reading →

MYOJO VISIT 2018

This year was the 12th annual visit from our sister school, Myojo Gakkuen. We had 16 students and 3 staff joining our school and being part of fabulous host families for just over a week.    It was a very… Continue Reading →

STATE HIRAGANA EXCITEMENT

As mentioned in a previous post, (read here) we had 2 teams from Woodend place 1st and 3rd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September. This year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA held the first State Hiragana… Continue Reading →

HOST FAMILIES WANTED FOR MYOJO STUDENTS

The time of year has come around again and we are looking for host families for our visiting Myojo students who will be here from Tuesday, 20 March 2018 through until Thursday, 29 March, 2018.  Their departure day is the… Continue Reading →

Can you help? River pebbles needed

As part of the Japanese program this term our Year 6/7 classes are learning to read and write kanji, the Japanese picture characters. One activity we are planning to do is to decorate pebbles/rocks with colourful kanji characters. We will… Continue Reading →

INTER SCHOOL HIRAGANA READING COMPETITION SUCCESS

On Wednesday September 13th, Woodend took 4 teams to Woodcroft PS to compete in the 14th annual Hiragana Reading Competition. After holding run offs here at school, our 4 teams had been practicing every day, getting ready to compete against… Continue Reading →

YEAR 7 HIRAGANA CHALLENGE RUNOFFS

Each year schools from the district compete in an Inter school Hiragana Challenge. This involves Year 7 students, competing in teams of 4, to show their knowledge of the Japanese alphabet. We have had much success in the past. This… Continue Reading →

Interschool Year 7 Japanese Quiz Success

On Tuesday, June 20, 12 Year 7 students represented Woodend at a Japanese Quiz afternoon. Our students teamed up with students from other schools. Our students were in 4 different teams. There were 13 teams in total, with over 100… Continue Reading →

Myojo Highlights March 2017

What a fabulous 9 days we had with our visiting Myojo friends. The students were welcomed into our classrooms and made to feel very welcome. They enjoyed Sports Day, an excursion to the Adelaide Central Market with the Year 6/7… Continue Reading →

HOST FAMILIES WANTED FOR MYOJO STUDENTS 2017

The time of year is here again and we are looking for host families for our visiting Myojo students who will be here from Tuesday, 21 March 2017 through until Thursday, 30 March, 2017.  We have always had  wonderful support… Continue Reading →

INTER SCHOOL HIRAGANA COMPETITION SUCCESS

What a fantastic morning we had on Wednesday 10 August. Woodend hosted the 13th Annual Hiragana Reading Competition and we were joined by students from 6 other local primary schools. This is an annual event for our Year 7 students…. Continue Reading →

INTER-SCHOOL YEAR 7 JAPANESE QUIZ SUCCESS

On Monday 30 May, 12 Year 7s represented Woodend at an inter school Japanese Quiz afternoon. They were placed in teams with students from other schools. This was a great opportunity to share their knowledge with other students and also… Continue Reading →

NIHONGO (Japanese) at Woodend

  Konnichiwa!   Our focus at Woodend is not only the language side of Japanese but also learning about and appreciating another culture. Students are exposed to many cultural aspects and customs of Japan as well as the language. This… Continue Reading →

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