2017 14th Annual Southern Hub Group Hiragana Competition

Our Southern Area Hub Group’s Annual Hiragana Reading Competition was held for the 14th year running. This year saw new schools entering for the first time, providing a great level of competition for all.

With 22 teams of 4 entered, we started with 2 groups of 11 teams in a round robin playoff. From here we took the top 4 teams from both groups and had the top 8 play off for a place in the finals. The round robin part involved students reading the single Hiragana characters. The top 8 teams had to read words and then to decided 1st, 2nd and 3rd place students had to make up words using Hiragana characters.

The competition was fierce! The top 2 teams played a best of 3 round with the first being a tie, proving it was a tight competition.

Woodend took out 1st place followed by Blackwood in 2nd. Hawthorndene and Woodend played of for 3rd, with Woodend just getting over the line.

Schools participating this year were Blackwood, Hallett Cove South, Hawthorndene, Reynella East, Sheidow Park, 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 Woodcroft for hosting the event. It shows the strong commitment to Japanese learning within our district.

The winning team from Woodend Primary School: Ella, Lili, Drilona and Lilyana.