About NSW Japanese School
NSW Japanese School was opened in order to provide classes in the Japanese language and culture in an enjoyable, sensitive and responsive environment. Our purpose is to give our students the opportunity to become truly ‘Multicultural’ by expanding their abilities to learn new life skills and to gain an appreciation of other cultures through Japanese language and culture.
At NSW Japanese School, classes are formed on the basis of the students’ Japanese Language Ability. Students between 3years old (as of 1st February) and Year 6 learn Japanese in the direct method.
The students are divided into classes according to their Japanese proficiency. Lessons are conducted exclusively in Japanese and the students are encouraged to only speak Japanese while at school. Celebration of traditional seasonal festivals and events is woven into the curriculum.
School Event Calender
Number of classes or students per class depends on the level of the students and the number of enrolment for the year.
School starts at 9:30 and finishes at 12:15. Beginner classes and Intermediate classes have recess/morning tea at different time.
NSW Japanese School Song
Words: Eriko Kanno Music: Kayoko Minglis
Shidonii no aoi sora
Minna de a i u e o
Minna no koe ga kodama suru
Niko niko tanosii nihongo hoshuukou
Shidonii no kaze no naka
Te wo tsunaide ayumou
Genki ni a ka sa ta na
Kibou no koe ga afuredasu
Kira kira kagayake minna no mirai ni
Sydney’s sky is blue
Let’s stretch straight to the sky
Let’s say together, a, i, u, e and o
Everyone’s voice is echoing
Smile and enjoy N.S.W. Japanese School
In the breeze in Sydney
Let’s hold hands and walk together
Let’s say a, ka, sa, ta and na enthusiastically
Our voices with hope overflow
Everyone’s future is shining brightly
Students sing the school song at the assembly.
Listen to School Song
The school organises various events through the year. Seasonal festivals are also celebrated so students can experience Japanese culture.