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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.





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!

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Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Welcome to 2011! The Year 7 students have been learning various greetings and different set phrases. These greetings are known as “aisatsu” and are used in daily conversation in Japan. These “aisatsu” are shown below:


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It’s One Year!

Friday, June 11th, 2010

This blog, “Beyond The Mount” has been operating for just over one year. In that time, we have had 556 visitors from various places around the world. That means that over 500 people now know where Derrinallum P-12 College is and they have seen the wonderful work done by the students of the college!

The map below shows the location of our many visitors up until May 14, 2010.

cluster map 2009

Our new map for this year is located in the side panel.


Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Konnichi wa and welcome to this blog. I am a teacher at Derrinallum P-12 College, teaching Japanese, library and ICT.

I thought the name “Beyond The Mount” appropriate as each of my subject areas provides opportunity to take my student’s learning and interests out of the classroom and beyond Mount Elephant, which stands as an imposing sight over the township of Derrinallum.

Through this blog, I want to showcase some of the work my students have done. Please have a look and leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you . . . .