Resource Donations

It is not an understatement to say that Hiroshi Haga (1946-2018) was a shining beacon of light to the Japanese teachers of South Australia. As one of the founding members of the JLTASA nearly 50 years ago, and through his teaching at Northfield and Norwood Morialta High Schools (amongst others) and his position as a Languages Advisor with the Department of Education, Hiroshi touched the lives and hearts of literally thousands of South Australians.  He played a pivotal role on the JLTASA Committee for many years from 1973 to 2018, both as President and Committee member, even after his retirement from teaching. In 2000, he was chosen as the inaugural Life Member of the JLTASA.

Hiroshi’s generosity has made it possible to share his impressive collection of resources with many schools in the past. We are grateful to Hiroyuki Yamamoto and Coromandel Valley Primary School for the care and stewardship of the resources in recent years. Earlier this year the JLTASA was tasked with finding an alternative way for these resources to be appreciated and we are delighted to be able to further Hiroshi’s legacy in donating these resources to the following schools:

  • Aldinga Beach B-7 School
  • Birdwood Primary School
  • McLaren Vale Primary School
  • Hallett Cove School
  • Westport Primary School
  • Oakbank Area School
  • School of Languages
  • Seaview High School
  • Millicent High School
  • Clapham Primary School
  • St Raphael’s School Parkside

Thank you to Hallett Cove School and Millicent High School for sharing photos of their students enjoying using the resources to further their learning of Japanese language and culture.