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Year 6 students contemplate and reflect

On Tuesday 28 March, all Year 6 students had the opportunity to participate in the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. Students were guided through this intricate ceremony by Adam Wojinski, founder and head of the first Australian branch of the Uedo Soko Tradition of the Tea Ceremony.

Students learnt about the importance of tea to the Samurai, the etiquette for bowing and drinking tea like a Samurai and the values of harmony, respect, purity and tranquillity that are central to this ancient ritual.

Our students benefited from experiencing the stillness and calm that comes with the contemplative and reflective nature of the Tea Ceremony. It was an enriching engagement with Japanese culture and a wonderful conclusion to their Term 1 Japanese study.

Rachel Ward
Secondary School Teacher