Japanese @ Miallo
SINCE 2016 all Miallo State School students learn Japanese from Prep right through to Year 6.
The curriculum includes speaking Japanese, reading and writing Hiragana and learning about Japanese culture.
Miallo Principal Ms Anet stated that the research was very clear around the cognitive advantages of learning a second language, but just as valuable was the social aspect of students learning to understand and respect a culture different to their own.
Mrs Hiromi Wall, the Japanese teacher said, “it is exciting to see students as young as Prep enjoy learning and using another language.
“There has been much positive feedback from parents as well and I look forward to sharing more about the Japanese lifestyle, schooling, culture and language with all students”.
“Nihongo de kaitari hanashitari shimasu. Sugoi yo!”, said Nikita M (“We get to learn how to speak and write Japanese. It’s great.”)
A couple of characters: Hannah and Nikita
Shannon helping Prep students Hayley and Zamirah make onigiri (Japanese rice balls)
Dakota and Dante