MLTAQ Brisbane Japanese Speaking Competition 2017

Monday 25 Sep 2017 by Languages@Redlands
On Sunday, September 10 three Year 6 Japanese students entered the MLTAQ Brisbane Japanese Speaking Competition. This is a new competition this year with a group of Primary MLTAQ Japanese teachers working together to make this a reality. Japanese teacher Cathy Hegarty has been working closely with other Primary MLTAQ teachers and she is currently planning to work with other Senior MLTAQ Japanese teachers next year to make this a combined Primary and Secondary competition in 2018. Dr Leigh Kirwan from Griffith University Gold Coast Campus and the MLTAQ organised the magnificent venue at their Nathan Campus. The competition was a huge success with everyone enjoying all the fun activities provided on the day to entertain the students while they waited to hear the results.
Sophie Leader, Georgia Patterson and Lara Hanson proudly represented Redlands College and Sophie received a Highly Commended certificate and was close to a medal place. The judges mentioned how close the competition was in the Year 6 category and how difficult it was to assign medals. They told teacher Cathy Hegarty that every student deserved a medal. Well done Sophie, Georgia and Lara!
Year 8 Japanese student Annika Bremner and Year 9 parent Mrs Kyoko Zbirka volunteered on the day in the capacity of Marshal and Judge. Their services were very much appreciated and they did the College proud. It is wonderful to have such support from both parents and students of the College. We look forward to exciting developments in 2018. 

Year 6 Japanese students Sophie Leader, Lara Hanson and Georgia Patterson

Volunteeers parent Kyoko Zbirka, teacher Cathy Hegarty and year 8 student Annika Bremner