大妻多摩中学高等学校

【留学便り】オーストラリア留学レポート① from 村田さん

ごきげんよう!1月21日にオーストラリアに無事到着しました。着いて初日は暑さと日差しの強さに驚きました。ここに来て2週間が経過し、毎日新しいことに出会い濃密な日々を過ごしています。これまでのオーストラリアでの経験の一部を紹介したいと思います。

Hi! We arrived safely in Australia on January the 1st. The first day when I arrived in Australia, I was very surprised by the heat from the sun. It has been 2 weeks since I arrived here, and I’m experiencing new things and having very fulfilling days, every day. I want to tell you parts of my experiences in Australia!

村田さん①-1

ホストファミリーの家の近くにTHE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLANDがあるので大学の周りを散歩しました。自然がとても多くテニスコートや大きなグラウンドなどもたくさんあったためランニングやサイクリングなどスポーツを楽しんでいる人がとても多いです。大学の周りでなくてもそのような人はたくさんいます。近くには川が流れていてシティキャットと呼ばれる船が走っています。私も乗ってみたのですが思った以上に速度が速い!先頭の席に座ると向かい風が強すぎて息がしにくくなるほどです!

村田さん①-2

I went for a walk around THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND because my host family’s house is near it. There were a lot of nature and also there were many tennis courts, big grounds and so many more. There were a lot people enjoying sports such as running and cycling around the university, and even not around the university. The boat which is called “City Cat” runs along the river that is flowing near the university. I took the city cat and I was surprised that the speed was faster than I expected! When I sat down on the seat in front of the boat, the wind was so strong, and I struggled to breathe!

そして約一週間前から本格的に学校が始まりました!学校の仕組みが大妻多摩とかなり違うので慣れるのが大変です。私は選択科目でH.P.E.と呼ばれる必修科目とは別の体育と、ダンスを選びました。H.P.E.の授業中にはランニングと水泳をします。大妻多摩にはプールがないので私にとっては約6年ぶりのプールでした!みんなについていけるように何とか頑張っています!選択科目で体育をとっている生徒なのでみんなスポーツ万能です!ダンスの授業は先生が最初に基本のダンスを教え、あとはグループに分かれてそれぞれアレンジします。グループ内で生徒たちは積極的に意見を言い合いダンスを完成させます。私も何とか意見を言います!みんなで協力して成し遂げるダンスの授業はとても楽しいです!

The school began 1 week ago! It is hard to get used to the system of Brigidine College because there are a lot of differences between Otsumatama and Brigidine College. I chose  H.P.E., which is an extension from the normal P.E. compulsory subject, and dance as elective-subjects. In the H.P.E. class we do running and swimming. There is no pool in Otsumatama, so it was the first time I swam for in about 6 years. I did my best to keep up other students! All students in the class are good at sports since everyone chose P.E. as their elective-subject. In the dance class, first, the teacher taught us the basic dance to the students, then after that the teacher divided us into groups, and arranged the dances for each group. In the groups, the students share their own opinions to each other positively to complete the dance. I also managed to say my opinion! Dance class which is accomplished by the cooperation of everyone is so fun!

まだ他の生徒のように思ったことを即座に言うことはできないのですが、もっと会話の機会を作り、授業中に発言できるように頑張ります!

I cannot immediately say what is on my mind to other students, but I do my best to create more opportunities to interact with other students, and I want to speak my opinions in my classes!