2017 Year 6/7 Japanese Quiz Day Report

The JLTASA Year 6/7 Quiz Day was held on Tuesday 20th June 2017 at the Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh. 182 students from 16 schools across all three sectors participated in Japanese learning. The quiz categories included: numbers, geography, Hiragana, listening, Kanji, modern culture, traditional culture and vocabulary and grammar. Between rounds we played the traditional Japanese games; Jan Ken Pon and Kendama as well as a game of True or False based on questions about the Japanese culture.

Students wore happi coats and hachimaki to get into the spirit of the day.

It was great to see students smiling and confidently sharing their answers with their team.

Overall, participating in the quiz gave students a great opportunity to meet other Year 6/7 students also learning Japanese, share their Japanese learning and most importantly have fun! There were some really cool Japanese prizes on offer with the famous Japanese snack Pocky being the most popular.

Thank you to all the teachers and parents for transporting and supervising students. Thank you to committee members Christina Challinger, Alysha Milani and Kate Satomura for all their behind the scenes work in organising the event and making sure the day ran smoothly and thank you to James Tran for setting up the seamless online registration. Thank you to Skye Baldacchino for hosting both sessions with such passion and enthusiasm.

We encourage teachers and students to think about participating in next year’s quiz and sharing their Japanese learning. I wonder what cool and strange facts we will learn next year?

Here’s what students have to say:

Charli (Year 5 OAC student): “The JLTASA Quiz Day was amazing. I got a special role of getting to be the helper and it was a lot of fun. We wore happi coats, which are basically like normal coats, but they’re silky, and have like, bird wings. There were these cool prizes that included, pocky, puzzles, and vouchers for what I think was Sushi Station. They gave out motivation lollies, and the lollies were chocolate flavoured. They were delicious.”

Esther (Year 6 OAC student): “The Year 6/7 quiz day was very exciting. It was fun to work as a team as some answers I didn’t know and other kids did know the answer!! The mini games in between were a fun way to get to know each other and what they learnt. It was really fun with the interesting names and challenging games! Next year I would definitely go!!”

Jade (Year 5 OAC student): “I enjoyed meeting other OAC students. The JLTASA had good prizes. It was really fun!”

Taj (Year 7 OAC student): “I loved being challenged and working out the answers as a team. It was great!”