In NSW primary schools, the study of a language is optional.
Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.
At Northbridge, all students from Kindergarten to Year 6 enjoy learning Japanese language and culture.
Our specialist Japanese teacher is a Japanese native speaker and has over 20 years’ teaching experience. We incorporate strategies such Childhood Language Acquisition, Immersion (using Japanese language as much as possible) and Differentiation (catering for the different needs of mainstream students and the needs of experienced students in Japanese).
Students enjoy cultural activities and celebrations including Origami, making sushi, Tanzaku wishes, Children's Day and Tanabata. Year 6 students visit the Nihongo Tanken Japansese Language Centre every year.