15th Annual Hiragana Reading Competition 2018

Our Southern Area Hub Group’s Annual Hiragana Reading Competition was held for the 15th year running on Friday August 17th.
This year saw 2 new schools entering for the first time, providing a great level of competition for all.

This year we had 23 teams of 4 entered which is a total of 92 students! We started by dividing into 2 groups in a round robin playoff. Teams played off, competing in 3 rounds each. This round had students reading the single 46 hiragana characters. From here the top 4 teams from both groups went on to take part in the finals. The top 8 teams had to read words consisting of 2 characters in the first final round, then 3 character words and then for the 1st through to 4th place positions teams had to read 4 character words.
The competition was fierce! It came down to the wire in many cases and the judges had a very difficult job. It goes to show that our students are working really hard and enjoying the challenge of their Japanese learning.

Woodend took out 1st and 2nd place followed by Blackwood in 3rd.

Schools participating this year were Blackwood, Hallett Cove South, Moana, Old Noarlunga, Reynella East, Sheidow, Thiele, Woodcroft and Woodend.
Congratulations to all students involved for great sportsmanship and efforts on the day.

Congratulations to all teachers for their efforts with the students and to REC for hosting the event. It shows the strong commitment to Japanese learning within our district.

The winning team from Woodend: Ella, Lilly, Elise and Makenzie