The nationally agreed goals for schooling affirm that Young Australians need to be Asia Literate and be able to communicate across cultures especially the cultures of Asia.
Japanese is the language and culture of focus at Durack School. Teachers from the NT School of Languages teach the Japanese language to students from Year 1 to 6. We are hoping to extend the program to Transition students in 2016. The range of activities in the Japanese classes include speaking, listening, reading, writing, singing, calligraphy, art and drama.
Durack Preschool is the only preschool in the Northern Territory to have been selected for the 2015 Early Languages Learning Australia (ELLA) trial. This national program introduces the Japanese language through apps on ipads. The apps are designed to engage young children through games and songs etc
The Japanese enrichment group is designed for those who have developed their knowledge sufficiently to take on more challenging tasks. In 2015 they are entering a competition run by the Japan Foundation where students create a video with the focus on computer literacy in Japanese. This project involves technology, script writing, mathematical and acting skills as well as a level of competence in speaking Japanese.
This week, some of our Early Years classes participated in a Drama Workshop with Monkey Baa Theatre Company. Students worked collaboratively to represent objects and create scenes from The Diary of a Wombat. They also created and performed a montage of scenes from the story.We look forward to seeing…
The Australia Day Council is pleased to advise nominations are now open for the 2018 Australia Day Student Citizen Awards. Sponsored by the Department of Education, these awards recognise excellent citizenship within the school community.If you are in Year 5/6 you are invited to nominate. Students must…
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