is taught as the foreign language at Aquinas College. The Japanese program is
aimed at providing students with not only a working knowledge of both the
spoken and written language, but with a cultural appreciation of one of
Australia's largest trading partners.
at Aquinas, Japanese is compulsory for students in Years 7 and 8 and becomes an
elective for those wishing to continue with their language studies. The
Aquinas College Japanese teachers look forward to implementing the new Language
Curriculum as prescribed by ACARA in the near future.
experiences are provided throughout the year when the college welcome Japanese
students from our sister schools in Japan. Students are given the opportunity
to become a "buddy" to our visitors. The exchange program at Aquinas
has long standing relationships with Japanese schools and the buddy system
ensures lifelong friendships are formed.