Turn­ing Ja­panese!

Takeda High Vis­its Hills Gram­mar

Monthly Chronicle - - School News -

Ken­thurst’s Hills Gram­mar re­cently wel­comed 32 stu­dents from Takeda High in East Hiroshima in an ex­change visit. Over the past eight years the two schools have fos­tered a re­la­tion­ship which is mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial in de­vel­op­ing the stu­dents’ in­ter­na­tional per­spec­tives and lan­guage skills.

But it wasn’t all hard work as the vis­i­tors also en­joyed a very Aus­tralian so­cial and cre­ative arts pro­gram to com­ple­ment their class work.

And in the spirit of rec­i­proc­ity, 43 Hills Gram­mar Ja­panese lan­guage stu­dents in years 8 to 11 will visit Takeda High this July, in the school’s fifth bi­en­nial visit to Ja­pan.

Head of Lan­guages Belinda Gerometta said: “There’s enor­mous value in cul­ti­vat­ing a sis­ter school re­la­tion­ship such as ours. In ad­di­tion to the lan­guage im­mer­sion pro­grams, the in­valu­able cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences, friend­ships forged and ex­change of ideas in­spires our stu­dents to view the world from a more global per­spec­tive.”

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