LOTE (Languages Other Than English) is part of our specialist program. Students in Years P– 6 participate in weekly Japanese lessons with Sensei Stevens.

The two dimensions that the Japanese program focuses on are communicating in a language other than English, and intercultural knowledge and language awareness.

Units of work focus on developing cultural understandings as well as reading, listening, speaking and writing skills using simple and fun activities.

Students have the opportunity to develop curiosity about language and diverse cultural traditions through games, stories, songs, watching video clips and our bi-annual ‘Japan Day’ celebration.

During the recent lockdowns Sensei Stevens created a virtual replica of the Japanese classroom to teach the children remotely.

Click on the image of the classroom on the left to learn Japanese!