Kallaroo Community Threes hosts Japanese students for cultural exchange

Tomoyo and Kurumi from Ohka High School in Nagoya Japan with Mason Smith (3) and Lexi Vickery (3). Photo: Martin Kennealey
Tomoyo and Kurumi from Ohka High School in Nagoya Japan with Mason Smith (3) and Lexi Vickery (3). Photo: Martin Kennealey

JAPANESE high school students spent time at Kallaroo Community Threes last month as part of a cultural exchange.

The pre-kindergarten education program hosted the 15 students aged 15-16 from Ohka Gakuen High School that are currently studying child care in their home country.

Tomoyo and Kurumi from Ohka High School in Nagoya Japan with Lucas Ridgers (3). Photo: Martin Kennealey

“The Japanese students and our three-year-old children interacted with laughter as they played games and shared songs and activities provided by our early childhood teacher Natasha Zappara,” president Jen Wilson said.

Japanese exchange students with children. Photo: Martin Kennealey

“In exchange, the Japanese students provided our children with their own resources and activities including Japanese games and origami.

“Our children had a wonderful time sharing many cultural differences.”

Tomoyo and Kurumi from Ohka High School in Nagoya Japan with Mason Smith (3) and Lucas Ridgers (3). Photo: Martin Kennealey