Centre Visits For Schools
COVID-19 Update for Centre Visits (As of August 20, 2021)
Due to Covid-19 restrictions announced by the NSW Government, The Japan Foundation, Sydney office is temporarily closed to the public until September 30, 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please contact: language(A)jpf.org.au for any Centre Visit related enquiries.
COVID-19 Safety Plan For School Centre Visits (As Of March 31, 2021)
Please carefully read the COVID-19 Safety Plan below to ensure you and your students are aware of the necessary safety measures during your visit. Please note the safety plan will be updated from time to time in accordance with NSW Health and Department of Education requirements.
Visiting school groups must:
- Follow guidelines set by their educational authority (e.g. state/territory Department of Education or Independent or Catholic authority) concerning excursions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Have permission from their school principal to visit The Japan Foundation, Sydney (JPF Sydney).
It is the main teacher’s responsibility to inform JPF Sydney if any visitor(s) test positive within 2 weeks of their visit.
JPF Sydney will contact the main teacher should a COVID-19 positive case be reported on our premises on the same day of the visit. It is the main teacher’s responsibility to contact the visitor(s) at the school.
In addition, visiting school groups must adhere to the following JPF Sydney COVID-19 requirements:
- The main teacher should submit his/her name, school name and contact details at reception upon their arrival.
- Visitors who feel unwell will not be permitted to enter the JPF Sydney premises. Temperature checks will be conducted at reception before entry.
- Visitors are requested to maintain physical distancing and hygiene measures while using the staff bathroom facilities.
- Centre visits are conducted in accordance with the NSW Government guidelines on schools.
- Visitors are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.
- Visitors are recommended to wash their hands and/or use hand sanitiser frequently.
The Japan Foundation, Sydney offers Centre Visits in person and (new!) online furoshiki workshops.
The workshops are designed to deliver opportunities for teachers to expand their cultural knowledge and gain ideas for teaching and advocacy, while their students are immersed in an authentic Japanese language and cultural experience. Workshop topics fit well into the Australian Curriculum’s General Capabilities – Intercultural understanding, and Cross-Curricular Priorities – Sustainability and Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia.
Both online and workshops in person are FREE of charge.