Language leads to friendship
Wenona this week welcomed Japanese schoolgirls from several schools in Nagoya who were touring its sister-city, Sydney.
The 10 Japanese visitors, aged 16-18, were paired with Wenona Years 10 and 11 girls studying Japanese, to experience a day in the life of an Australian student. Both sets of girls used their language skills to find out more about life and trends in each other’s cities and to make friends.
A former Wenonian, Ms Marisa Tagami, (2006), who now works as a tour organiser for Japan Local Government Centre, Sydney (CLAIR), accompanied the girls, along with English teacher Mr Hiroki Ishihara.