The Primary Japanese Mothertongue group has been meeting for the past few weeks with the purpose of celebrating language and culture. This week they did a celebration for Tanabata, the Star Festival. The Tanabata originated from the Chinese legend and in Japan they celebrate on the 7 July. In recognition of this celebration the students displayed bamboo grass with some ornaments made by them. The students also wrote a wish on a strip of paper and hung it from the bamboo grass. It is said that the wish will come true. The wishing tree is on display in the school foyer for all to see and appreciate.
Mothertongue groups currently run in Primary for Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, German and Japanese. These groups will continue next year, with the hope to add additional ones based on parent interest and support.