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Middle school

Our upper primary classes range from Year 3 to Year 6.   



Language Learning

At Birkdale South State School, students study the Japanese language and culture in Years 5 and 6. The program is aligned to the new national Curriculum for Languages. Students are exposed to multiple aspects of Japanese culture, customs, celebrations and language. These learning opportunities allow students to understand and appreciate another culture and enhance appreciation of their own culture and language.

The 4 macro skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are assessed throughout the school year. The use of a variety of resources, strategies, group activities and direct teaching allows for learning by all students.

Students have opportunities to participate in the annual Japan Week in Term 3, which is a week of activities and celebrations about Japan. This is available to all year levels. Year 6 students are invited to experience authentic Japanese cuisine at a local restaurant and our school sometimes hosts Japanese native speakers, language students who assist in the Japanese classroom.