LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH WEEK

Italian and Japanese

Last week, we celebrated LOTE Week with many activities and events. The week started off with the Homeroom Quiz where students were invited to test their knowledge on Italy and Japan.

The winners were:

1st Prize: Xavier 2 (22 points)

2nd Prize: Tenison 1 (18 points)

3rd Prize: Woods 2 (17 points)

On Wednesday, we launched Language Club. Students were able to come along and participate in language based activities.  Students from Years 7 to 12 interacted in biscuit decorating, ciobar making and tasting (Italian hot chocolate) and origami demonstrations.

Language Club will be held each month in Room 19.  More information will be available on the Daily Bulletin.

All Year 8 students participated in a Language Forum on Thursday afternoon, where students with real-life experiences spoke about their exchange programs.  Ellie Ouillon from France, spoke about her Australian experience.  Emma Gilbee spoke about her exchange program in Milan in 2017 and Tulsi Jenkins-Jaiswal discussed her Yamagata exchange with the Swan Hill City Council.  Natalia Smith was also able to talk briefly on hosting an exchange student from our sister school in August this year.  She will then be hosted in November and attend school at Blaise Pascal in Turin. We look forward to hearing about Natalia’s experiences.

Food is always a huge success, and on Thursday, students were able to buy Italian cannoli and Yakisoba (Japanese Noodles) which were prepared by the students.

Thank you to all who supported and participated in the above activities and we look forward to another successful LOTE Week next year!

Maria Salvo 

Curriculum Leader LOTE