French and Japanese
With our close proximity to our Asian neighbours, there is a great benefit in learning a foreign language especially Japanese. At Leeming Senior High School, we make the study of Japanese & French fun & rewarding. Learning another language opens the mind to a broad way of thinking & is a journey to achieve global citizenship. The Courses at our school offer our students an opportunity to participate in State & National Speech Competitions, tours to La Reunion or Japan, the opportunity to host overseas students and finally the chance to win scholarships to study abroad as well as Australian universities.
In 2010 Leeming SHS students have excelled, and been successful in securing the following language-based awards:
- State Annual Japanese Speech Festival – First Place
- National Annual Japanese Speech Contest – Second Place
- Curtin University Japanese Studies Seizan Fukami Scholarship – 3 to 4 years study
- AFS Scholarship to study in Hiroshima for one year – only winner in Australia
- AIIU Scholarship to study in Japan for 10 months
- AFS Japan Tour Scholarship – two students
- 20 Students passed the Alliance Francaise Examination in 2010. This well known and prestigious examination formally acknowledges students’ achievement in this subject.
- One French language student was selected to participate in the La Reunion Exchange Program in 2010. We anticipate 2 participants in 2011. This contributes to extra points towards WACE scores.
Native speaker assistants at our school facilitate our students learning and this has contributed to the success of our students. Web quests and computer programs are other methods used in this subject area.
The two major bonuses of taking a language in the WACE Examination are:
- Automatic addition of 15 marks in the WACE Language Examination
- 10% increment in the overall aggregate score of WACE regardless of whether or not the language is included in the final calculation of aggregates.
The Big Adventure of Amy Beer 2013~2014
Amy Beer of Year 10 Japanese Language class has won a Gold Intercultural Learning Scholarship to study at Kinrankai High School for Girls in Osaka, Japan for 10 weeks. She is learning a lot of Japanese culture, customs, Japanese way of thinking apart from Japanese language from her new friends, teachers at Kinrankai and her host family. This is indeed an inspirational achievement of excellence. Congratulations to Amy who has worked at her optimal potential to win this outstanding prize.