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It looks so easy!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Students in Year 7 are currently learning vocabulary and language related to Japanese food. As part of their studies, they learnt how to use chopsticks by practising with lollies. The real test, however, came when they cooked udon and sat down to eat it for lunch. As you can see, it is not as easy […]


Monday, January 16th, 2012

During  a LOTE session towards the end of the year, the students in Year 7 had a go at drawing manga characters. This was the first time that they had drawn in the manga style and all produced great pictures. Here are some of the finished pictures:           Please feel free to comment. We’d […]


Monday, January 16th, 2012

 During Term 4, the Year 5-6 students studied vocabulary for the seasons. They used these words to make traditional Japanese scrolls.               Please feel free to comment. We’d love to hear from you . . . .

Family albums

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

As part of their study of Japanese, the Year 7 class have been learning how to talk about families. They used the iPads to create family albums and to add descriptions, in Japanese, about their families. Pictured below are some of the covers of their albums: Please feel free to comment. We’d love to hear […]

Digital stories

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

The students in Years 5 and 6 used the iPads to produce digital storybooks. Each student wrote their own story using the Japanese characters and created pictures to accompany the story. The finished books were then placed in iBooks for all to share. The students really enjoyed using the iPads to create and publish their […]

iPads in LOTE

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

During Term 2 and 3, students in Years 5 and 6 participated in a research project to investigate the use of technology in LOTE. With funding provided by NALSSP, we were able to purchase 5 iPads to use in class. The students were very excited when the iPads arrived and immediately started exploring the possibilities.

Communicating with Japan

Friday, November 4th, 2011

I can’t believe how long it has been since my last post! As I look back over the year, there have been so many good things happening in LOTE. At the beginning of the year, the students in Years 3 and 4 wrote letters to a school in Japan. They put a lot of work […]


Thursday, March 24th, 2011

We have been learning how to use a brush and ink. This is called “calligraphy”. The students in Years 5 and 6 practised writing oni while the students in Year 7 practised the kanji for Japan. Please feel free to contact us. We’d love to hear from you . . . . .


Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Setsubun is a Japanese festival celebrated at the beginning of February. One of the main characters of Setsubun is the ONI. He is a demon representing bad spirits and bad luck. People throw beans at oni to make him go away as they only want good luck for the following year. The students in Years […]


Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The students in Years 3 and 4 created a short video to tell the story of Issunboshi. This story is a traditional folktale from Japan. Please watch and enjoy! Please feel free to comment. we’d love to hear from you . . . .