Now more than ever, Australia's geographical position has opened up new trade links like never before. More importantly, Australia is consolidating itself as a key figure within Australasia and relies on its neighbours to stay competitive. Japan is one of Australia's biggest trading partners, only second to China. This growth in trade has created a demand between the two countries to become closer more than ever.
Japan is a country steeped in rich culture, tradition, and modern day advancements. From Sumo to Geisha, Ninja to Samurai, Tokyo to Kyoto, Japan is renowned around the world as being one of the most diverse, unique, exciting and interesting countries on earth. With a population 6 times greater than Australia in a land mass smaller than Queensland, the study of Japan and Japanese is a fantastic opportunity for students.
Although only in its 3rd year after a long absence, the Japanese program currently includes 4 mandatory year 8 classes, a year 9 elective class, and a year 10 elective class. During their study, Students can develop their understanding of Japan and its people, while learning a new diverse language which will open up a world of opportunity. We look forward to meeting you in the Japanese classroom! 会いにたのしみよ！
In September 2014, a combined group of year 9 and 10 Japanese students travelled to Japan on a 12 day cultural immersion tour – it was amazing! Bring on 2016 when the next tour will run for our elective students!