St John’s Year 7 students, Shay Logan, Sam McMahan and Meghan Anderson immerse themselves in Japanese Day yesterday.
St John’s Year 7 students, Shay Logan, Sam McMahan and Meghan Anderson immerse themselves in Japanese Day yesterday. Scottie Simmonds

Taste of Japan at St John's

KIMONOS, calligraphy and “hachimake” headbands were a feature at St John's Lutheran Primary School yesterday for the school's annual Japanese Festival Day.

“The reason behind it is to enhance the Japanese lessons we have and help learn about the culture,” Japanese teacher Deb Nelson said.

Students also learnt origami, performed a summer festival dance and watched a Japanese anime movie about traditional life in the 1930s.

A taste of the country was also available with a Japanese barbecue noodle lunch.

Some students wore authentic kimonos throughout the day while others wore shorter “happi” coats.

Ms Nelson said the students started learning the Japanese language from Prep and continued to Year 7.



Uni moves to ensure the next gen knows value of agriculture

Premium Content Uni moves to ensure the next gen knows value of agriculture

“To ensure that the next generation is ready to support our food and fibre...

Exciting new digital future for the NewsMail

Premium Content Exciting new digital future for the NewsMail

Our new website platform will lead to faster load times, quicker coverage of...

Chris Sebastian ready to rock at rural festival

Premium Content Chris Sebastian ready to rock at rural festival

“Regional crowds get involved in a way city crowds don’t.”