(Learning Japanese is fun!) 

At Warrnambool West Primary School we offer an exciting and progressive LOTE program which introduces students to the language and culture of Japan.

Students from Years Prep – 6 learn Japanese once a week, with an emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Language classes provide a lively and stimulating environment where students are encouraged to participate in many different activities.  Other learning areas such as ICT, Music, Drama and Art are incorporated into the Japanese program which has enabled the students to experience the vibrant culture of Japan.

The whole school is involved in an annual Japanese cultural day- Matsuri Day, where students experience unique Japanese cultural experiences and activities. Students enjoy traditional Japanese food, cultural games and crafts, planning and participating in the Omikoshi parade and much more.  All experiences are aimed at extending and encouraging an interest in Japanese beyond the classroom.