The new Extension resource workshop on 11 May is now NESA Registered PD. Completing this workshop contributes to 4.5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
JAPAN FOUNDATION SYDNEY – Teaching Materials Grant
This grant is for schools in Australia who wish to supplement their budget to purchase teaching materials for their Japanese language program. There are 2 kinds of programs in this grant. Please check the guidelines below to determine which program you should apply for:
1. establishing new program
2. expanding existing program.
The application deadline has been extended to Monday 20 May 2019.
For further details and application procedures, please see
The latest edition of JTAN’s newsletter is now available. It includes information on:
- JTAN Culture Day (8 May) – an excellent excursion opportunity for students (please apply by 24 April)
- the winners of the 2018 JTAN Yokai Competition (winning entries will be displayed in Kinokuniya from 7 April)
Membership for the Japanese Teachers' Association of NSW (JTAN) is now open online (under the 'Join Us' tab).
Membership for 2019 is $65.00 for teachers and $30.00 for preservice teachers. Membership is open to all individuals or members of organisations who are teaching Japanese in a NSW primary or secondary school, or preservice teachers of Japanese.
For further information and details on how to apply for membership, please see JTAN's February newsletter, which has been attached.
JTAN will be holding their Term 4 TeachMeet for primary school teachers of Japanese on Saturday 17 November 2018 from 9:30am-3:30pm at Balgowlah Heights Public School.
The focus for this TeachMeet will be on sharing a scope and sequence and a unit of work based on the new K-10 Japanese syllabus. For information and registration details, please see the flyer attached.
For further enquiries, please contact Sue Palmer.
JTAN will be holding their Term 3 primary Japanese TeachMeet on Saturday 8 September from 9.30am-3.30pm. The focus for this TeachMeet will be on programming with the new syllabus. For information and registration details, please visit the JTAN website. Teachers are asked to register for this event by no later than 31 August.
For further information, please contact Sue Palmer.
JTAN will be holding a workshop on school-based assessment design on Saturday 10 March 2018 at North Sydney Girls High School, Crows Nest.
Each participant will be expected to design school-based assessment task/s which do NOT mirror HSC style examinations. Further information and the online enrolment can be accessed on the JTAN website.
Participants should bring a laptop and any necessary resources. The completed tasks will be shared with all the participants via a Google drive folder at the conclusion of the workshop.
The application and payment closing date is 28 February 2018.
It is recommended that departmental teachers apply for the professional learning as soon as practical for the payment to be processed.
Pre-2004 teachers who have not received their accreditation number from NESA should enter 'TBA' in the accreditation number box on the application form. The accreditation number should be emailed to email@example.com before 28 February.
The JTAN March Newsletter can be downloaded and includes information regarding the resources sharing workshop for primary teachers, student holiday workshops (Beginners, Continuers and Extension students) and various resources, events and opportunities.
The JTAN February newsletter includes information on:
JTAN membership - unknown payments
JTAN has received 2017 membership from three unknown payers, from Neutral Bay, Bendigo Bank and TM Bank.
If you have not received our RECEIPT and JTAN login code despite applying for membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, how much you paid, the date of your payment and where you paid.
Secretary | Japanese Teachers' Association of NSW
This is a reminder to register for the following workshop.
Years 7-9 Resource Sharing Workshop AND Pedagogy in Practice
DATE: Saturday 29th March 2014
PLACE : North Sydney Girls High School
FREE TO ALLMEMBERS
Years 7-9 Resource Sharing
2.00 -3.30 pm
Pedagogy in Practice- Intercultural learning
In session 1, all participants will present a resource/idea they have found to be successful in engaging students from years 7-9. (no more than 5 minutes) Once you have registered, please send this resource to
Please ensure you are happy to share this resource with other teachers to use.
Please bring a USB with you on the day so you can get a copy of the resources presented.
Application Due Date : 22nd March 2014
Also, a reminder for all teachers who have not registered as a JTAN member for 2014, you can also do this on the website.
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