- Japanese Day
- St Columba's School Happi Coats
- Ballarat Catholic Schools Karuta Competition
You’ve waited patiently and here it is! Japanese Day 2018 will be on Friday 23rd of November so start thinking about your costume! Volunteers are welcome, please contact the office or speak to Erica to register your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Columba’s School Happi Coats
Arigatou gozamashta to the wonderful volunteers who sewed our beautiful set of twelve St Columba’s happi coats! Clare Duffy, Tegan Sizeland and Leah Hare worked with Erica and the Ballarat Japanese Teachers Network to sew the twelve happi coats in the St Columba’s colours of royal blue and gold, displaying the words St Columba’s School in Japanese along the collar. On the back is the Japanese ‘matsuri’ kanji. These special happi coats will be worn at Japanese events and competitions to represent the pride we have in the St Columba’s Japanese language program.
On Monday the 29th of October twelve students from grade 3-6 represented St Columba’s in the Ballarat Catholic Schools Karuta Competition. The students debuted our brand new set of St Columba’s happi coats with pride and did an excellent job displaying their lightning fast hiragana recognition skills. The 28 teams were treated to a taiko performance from the St Alipius School taiko group and a delicious sushi morning tea. Congratulations to all the students who trained for the competition and those who were selected for the team, your dedication and commitment to your Japanese learning is outstanding!