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Faculty Focus: World Languages

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Japanese & French Report 2024

Students from Ube, Japan to visit our school later this year

We are very excited to announce that face-to-face visits under the Sister City Program with Ube, Japan will recommence this year, with 10 students from Japan expected to visit Newcastle High School in August. They will be hosted by Newcastle High families so if you are interested in getting involved, please contact Ms Vandermeer.

The feedback from families that have been involved in previous years has been that it was

“a thoroughly enriching and rewarding experience for our whole family”.

Hiragana Club

Hiragana Club meets every Tuesday at lunchtime in Room 35. It is a place to play Japanese games, make friends, try Japanese snacks and get some extra help with your language studies. Come along and have some fun!

2024 has stared positively for all our students of French this year!

Year 7 2024 are an enthusiastic, happy and positive group who are eager to learn French. Our French lessons are full of enthusiasm and confidence experiencing the wonderful opportunity at NHS to learn French, a global language.

Students began their language learning journey via a range of activities such as France and its location, fun French culture facts and France as a world language and its global significance as a second language, The Francophone World and the World Organisation of Francophone countries.

The focus in Term 1 for French

In the second half of this term, we began learning French, how to meet, greet and introduce ourselves. Our lessons consistently create a positive and productive French learning experience.

In the latter part of this term, students will be celebrating French Mardi Gras, its significance in France and creating their own French Mardi Gras masks.

Our Year 7 French students have adopted an enthusiastic, bright and positive attitude towards their language learning this year, opening up a whole new world of exciting possibilities learning a second language can create!  So proud to be working with such a wonderful group of students at NHS!

A Bientot!

Madame Biasiol

Passion Projects

This year the language teachers are involved in providing two Passion Project electives to the Year 7 students. The first one is called “My Dream Travel Adventure”. In this course the students will embark on a journey to discover cultures, landmarks, and traditions of their chosen country around the world, integrating geography, history, creative expression and virtual reality.

The second Passion Project is called French Italians: Food, Fashion Football. In this course students journey through the essence of Italy and France, where they delve into the intertwined worlds of food, fashion, and football.