All students at Parkdale Primary School attend a 50 minute Japanese session once a week. The lessons take place in the Japanese room. A full-time Japanese teacher provides a Japanese program using varied songs, stories, games, arts and crafts. The children also participate in a whole school cultural day once a year. 







Parkdale Primary School held its annual Japanese Day this term. Students and teachers dressed in Japanese costumes and used Japanese greetings all day. Everyone enjoyed showing off their creative costumes and singing the Frog Song in both English and Japanese at the special assembly.  They also enjoyed a delicious sushi lunch. Students were involved in a Japanese incursion during the week. They learnt Japanese food culture and how to make sushi rolls. A big thank you to the Japanese captains for such a fabulous job to make the day a great success. Special mentions go to those students and parents who put extra effort into the costumes, they were truly amazing.















Our diversity makes Australia a great place to live. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

This is the 2017 Harmony Day poster. The theme is ‘Everyone Belongs’. Japanese lessons have focused on the range of different cultural backgrounds that we have at our school. We used a political map to colour in our hand shape with the colour that represents the countries of our heritage. This poster contains the hands of every student and teacher. It symbolises the cultural diversity at Parkdale Primary School. The poster shows that we are all different but we all belong.