Randwick Girls High School is seeking a temporary part-time Japanese teacher for 2018. Experience in teaching senior students is preferred. To apply for the position, please forward an expression of interest and your CV to Anthea Watts.
The Languages and Culture team is currently recruiting the Tanken Centre Officer:
This is a three-year, Senior Education Officer Level 1 (SEO1) position, located at Kirrawee HS in southern Sydney. (An SEO1 position is similar in salary to a Head Teacher position.)
This would be a wonderful leadership and professional development opportunity for teachers of Japanese.
Permanent departmental teachers would retain right-of-return to their current school for a period of up to three years.
Applicants must have recent school-based experience.
Applications close 4 December 2017.
More information: Elisabeth Robertson (Coordinator, Languages and Culture), 9244 5385.
The Japan Foundation January intensive seminar for primary teachers - Applications close 26 November 2017
The Japan Foundation, Sydney is taking applications for the intensive seminar for primary teachers to be held in in Sydney in January 2018.
Due to budget cuts, this will be the last intensive seminar with accommodation grants provided by The Japan Foundation. As a result of revisions made to the eligibility criteria, applicants who have participated in intensive seminars within the last three years are now eligible to attend.
2018 January intensive seminar
More information can be found on The Japan Foundation website.
The Nihongo Tanken Centre is looking for small groups of students to combine on:
- 9 March 2018 (or in April) with Year 11 Beginners students, preferably including Onigiri making activity
- 7 May 2018 with a group of Year 10 students.
Please complete and return the booking form within two weeks of expressing an interest in these dates.
Further information including support materials can be accessed on the Nihongo Tanken Centre section of the curriculum website.
Nihongo Tanken Japanese Language Centre
Learning and Teaching Directorate
c/- Kirrawee High School
21-29 Hunter Street, Kirrawee NSW 2232
T (02) 9542 5745
F (02) 9542 5749
A Year 12 Japanese Beginners student is seeking a tutor located in the Newcastle area for the remainder of 2017 and 2018. If you are interested, please contact the student at email@example.com.
The Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney has announced the prize-winners of the 2017 Australia-Japan relations essay contest.
We would like to acknowledge the achievements of the Department of Education school students who have been awarded the following prizes in the contest:
First in the Senior division (Years 9-12):
Manar Al-ogaidi Bonnyrigg High School
Outstanding in the Senior division (Years 9-12):
Amee Wu North Sydney Girls High School
Highly Commended in the Senior division (Years 9-12):
Kelvin Huang Carlingford High School
Grace Lam Sydney Girls High School
Ada Luong Sydney Girls High School
Julie Nguyen Sydney Girls High School
Sasha Patterson Rajak St George Girls High School
Siti Mahsadinar Zams Marrickville High School
Highly Commended in the Junior division (Years 7 and 8):
Sarah Boreham North Sydney Girls High School
Joshua Gill Cardiff High School
Sophie Lee North Sydney Girls High School
Richard Lu Sydney Boys High School
Carey Tedjasukmana Strathfield Girls High School
Maxine Wu North Sydney Girls High School
The first place winner in the senior division receives a return ticket to Japan with a seven day Japan rail pass and three nights accommodation in Tokyo - congratulations, Manar!
Consider integrating this annual essay contest into your school's teaching and learning programs. It is a great example of learning across the curriculum and could be an opportunity for cross-curricular involvement with English teaching colleagues. Some schools encourage all students to complete an essay and have a school competition to judge the entries to be submitted.
This year the essay topics were:
Junior Division (Years 7 and 8): Japan is becoming a popular tourist destination for more and more Australians. For example, many Australians enjoy visiting Japan during the winter months for skiing and snowboarding; “Kumano kodou” in Wakayama prefecture is a famous pilgrimage route; and “Edo Wonderland” in Tochigi prefecture is a popular venue for school trips. What advice can you give to enhance Japan to be a friendlier environment for tourists from Australia?
Senior Division (Years 9-12): Japan is due to host the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic Games in 2020. What are some of the lessons Japan can learn from Australia’s own hosting of these major sporting events, to lead to the success of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic Games?
Hiragana Times is a monthly magazine written especially for Japanese language learners. The articles focus on current affairs or trends in Japanese contemporary culture. Learners are supported with the inclusion of furigana text and an in-line English translation, both of which can be covered with a red acrylic sheet to show the article in its original format.
As well as a source of cultural information, Hiragana Times can be used to improve reading skills through a range of articles.
All subscriptions for 2018 need to be submitted by 10 December 2017.
Details can be accessed from the subscription form.
For further information, contact Jillian Symons by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Picnic Point High School is seeking a temporary Japanese teacher for Year 7 to Year 10, 2018. Please see this week's teach.nsw job feed at https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/find-teaching-jobs/jobfeed for further information.
Manten resources (producer of Jblog textbooks) have a new website at http://www.mantenresources.com.au/
There are some useful free downloads on the site including PDFs on “How can I help my child learn a language?”, “Why is my child learning Japanese?” and “Is it too hard to learn a scripted language?”. These are all available on the parent tab. The teachers tab has other information including the free version of the bilingual Amazing Race for use with Japanese visitors.
The Wasabi cultural incursion combines performances of the Taiko and Shamisen with student participation.
Nexus Arts are coordinating Sydney performances in March 2018.
See the flyer and the Nexus Arts website for details.
Contact 03 9528 3416 or 1800 675 897 or email email@example.com for bookings and enquiries.
Note: The non-DoE events and products mentioned on this site are included at the reader's discretion. The inclusion of this information is not an endorsement by the DoE