Learning and Teaching

LOTE (Japanese)

St Ambrose offers L.O.T.E. (Japanese) across the school for one hour each week. This is taken by specialist teacher, Miho Yamashita and takes place on a Thursday (senior classes) and Friday (junior classes)

We explore which country their grandparents and/or parents come from. We talk about traveling overseas. We explore the value in exploring other country’s cultures and languages. Sensei brings a new and different Japanese item to each lesson to share with the children. They will feel like they are in Japan!


Focus at St. Ambrose’s Parish Primary School Woodend

  • Numbers, colours, greetings and introducing themselves
  • Introducing the Japanese fairytales
  • Japanese Market (Senior students making Origami to sell in Japanese)
  • Researching the Japanese words using technology skills