JLTASA Year 9 Quiz Day 2020 Report

The 10th Annual JLTASA Year 9 Quiz Day was enjoyed more than ever by the students and teachers this year, as it was probably the only excursions many students have had. To cater for the COVID safe distancing we ran 2 sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Both sessions were well attended and students positively engaged in Japanese language and culture as well as competing in the world championship for ‘Junken’ and ‘Kendama’. We encouraged students to connect to Japan and find their passion and place for language and cultural understanding into their future. For many this seemed easy, and although our sister school visits and trips are postponed the interest and passion is defiantly still there.

The results showed good all-round knowledge and the afternoon session brought in the closest results ever, with a draw for 1st and 2nd and 1 point difference to 3rd place. Students took home new learning and new connections to Japanese language and culture as well as some cool Japanese prizes. Thank you to the teachers and students from Immanuel College, St John’s Grammar School, Tatachilla Lutheran College, Roma Mitchell Secondary College, Parafield Gardens High School, Nazareth Catholic Community and Aberfoyle High School as well as Heather Jackson, Jen Gilbert and Catherine Emmerson from JLTASA.