WELLERS HILL STATE SCHOOL

WELLERS HILL STATE SCHOOL
Tarragindi, Qld

Wellers Hill State School is dedicated to maximising learning opportunities for all students. As a result of exploring alternative evidence-based models of learning, the school launched its Japanese Bilingual Program in 2014.

Research relating to the benefits of bilingual language learning indicates that children who learn in a bilingual environment have significant changes to the neuro plasticity of their brain, resulting in the ability to switch between tasks and improve attention spans.

To maximise these benefits, children begin Japanese in Year One with students spending 50 per cent of their school week studying the Australian Curriculum in Japanese.

Wellers Hill State School’s Japanese Literacy and Numeracy program is unique and has been developed as a spiralling curriculum building on and reinforcing the previous year’s content.