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2017 NEW ZEALAND SCHOOLS JAPANESE TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Photos from the 2017 New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships was held on June 16, 2017. This joint event between NZAJLT (New Zealand Association of Japanese Language Teachers) and JSANZ (Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand) attracted 103 teams from eight regions (Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury, Otago and Southland).  

2016 NZ Schools Japanese Trivia Championships

The second New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships was held on the evening of Friday June 17. This joint event between NZAJLT (New Zealand Association of Japanese Language Teachers) and JSANZ (Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand) attracted 93 teams from eight regions (Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury, Otago and Southland). All photos can be viewed on our Flickr page.

Inaugural New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships 2015

The Inaugural New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships was held on the evening of Friday June 19. This joint initiative between NZAJLT (New Zealand Association of Japanese Language Teachers) and JSANZ (Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand) attracted 87 teams from seven regions (Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu, Wellington, Nelson, Otago and Southland). Click on the photos to see what our students go up to! The full set of 130+ photos (with more to come!) can be found here. (Photos coming soon from Wellington and Nelson)

IPC Tertiary Institute Japanese Intensive Weekend – May 2015

IPC Tertiary Institute, in Palmerston North, has been running Japanese Intensive Weekends for a number of years, with the ultimate goal of giving high school students an exciting and interactive Japanese experience, thereby increasing their motivation to continue on with their Japanese studies throughout school, and at tertiary level. On May 16 and 17 this year, IPC welcomed 18 high school students for the first Japanese Intensive Weekend of 2015. The students came from several different schools from the following areas; Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Upper Hutt.  The students took part in a program packed with cultural activities and classes that showed them the very best of […]

IPC Tertiary Institute Omatsuri Day – May 2015

On May 29, IPC Tertiary Institute held its increasingly popular annual event for learners of Japanese, the お祭り (Omatsuri, Japanese Festival). Over 200 high school students, year levels 10-13, from 14 schools across the North Island attended with their Japanese teachers and parents in tow. This year IPC also hosted a special guest, Ms. Akiko Harada, the National Advisor for Japanese Language Education. The Omatsuri festival is based around the traditional summer festivals held in Japan, with festival games and foods in abundance. The main aim of these festivals is to keep students interested in pursuing Japanese language and culture in school, and also in their tertiary education. The Omatsuri […]

KoiChun Dance Project Christchurch 2014

Koisuru Fortune Cookie Dance by Japanese learners in Christchurch in which 270 learners of Japanese (senior secondary and university students) danced together to a famous Japanese pop song. This video project was part of the NCEA Japanese Workshop at the University of Canterbury. We can see our aspiration toward the potential for invigorating and developing Japanese language learning in Christchurch. View the video HERE or by clicking on “Read more” if you are on the front page. Click for instructions on how to make your own video with other schools.  

IPC Tertiary Institute Intensive Weekend

IPC Tertiary Institute, in Palmerston North, has been running Japanese Intensive Weekends for a number of years, with the ultimate goal of giving high school students an exciting and interactive real Japanese experience, thereby increasing their motivation to continue with their Japanese studies at school, and at tertiary level. In August 2014 they welcomed 42 Year 11, 12, and 13 students from high schools across the North Island to participate in two days packed full with Japanese classes and cultural activities. Have a look at some of the photos to see what they got up to. Contact Heather at hdrinnan@ipc.ac.nz for more information about the next Japanese Intensive Weekend. Click on “Read more“ to see the photos.

Japanese cooking at school

A portable gas cooker is all you need for students to take part in Japanese cooking lessons. Lynfield College students spent 2014 making korokke, okonomiyaki, onigiri and sushi making sessions. Students can also enjoy making takoyaki if you can source a takoyaki iron plate. These generally retail for about $25. Click on “Read more“ to see the photos.

Lynfield College Japan Trip

Students from Lynfield College, a secondary school in Auckland, visited Japan in 2014 as part of their school’s biennial exchange. They spent about half the time hosted by families in the Shinagawa area of Tokyo, taking part in various cultural activities with other students and together as a group. The second half of the tour includes visits to Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. Click on “Read more“ to see the photos.

We are really interested to hear about any special events that you and your students are doing. Please feel free to provide us with photos and a brief description so we can share and be inspired by what is going on in and out of your classrooms. Please send or share your photos with nzajlt40@gmail.com