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Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School
Dear teachers, students and parents,
Many students and parents have enquired about the Chinese Culture Camp in Fujian during Term 3 break recently. XJS and Australia China Youth Exchange Associations have organised interviews for the registered students and the short list and waiting list are now available. If there are any extra places, we would contact those on the waiting list.
The online and offline Chinese Culture Camps are organised by All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese and arranged by local ACFROC. The Chinese Culture Camp is expected to encourage young people with Chinese culture backgrounds outside China to understand and experience Chinese culture through Chinese language learning, Chinese traditional skills learning, communicating with local young people in China and visiting historical places in China. The program has been largely applauded and appreciated by the youth outside China and has turned into a flagship promoting Chinese language education outside China. The program has been suspended for three years due to Covid and resumed this year. Our students have been luckily selected in July as the first group visiting Ningbo as the part of the program.
The online Chinese Culture Camp has played an important role in the last three years during Covid when students have been given opportunities to learn Chinese language, culture and history through listening to stories and watching videos online. The program with well-designed cultural activities has been much appreciated by the students and parents and it would keep on running as usual. Up to now, over 2000 students have participated in the online Chinese Culture Camp and students have been very active in learning and presenting their talents in the program. XJS has also been acknowledged by ACFROC of various levels in China for actively participating in online Chinese Culture Camp with students’ excellent performance.
Last Sunday afternoon, a wrap-up meeting of Chinese Culture Camp – Ningbo Camp was organised and all the participants and their parents attended the meeting. The participants shared their experience and what they have gained through the program, their parents presented their appreciation and I myself as the team leader also made a report about the event. Consuls of Overseas Chinese Affairs from Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne Ms Ying Xiao and Mr Chongsheng Song attended the meeting and provided their positive feedback about the event. Ms Ying Xiao was invited to present certificates to the outstanding participants and Mr Chongsheng Song made a speech on the meeting.
Mr Song congratulated all the participants for their great achievement in the program. The event was very special for Melbourne as this was the first group approved in 2023 by Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne and it was also the first Chinese Culture Camp group visiting China in 2023. He appreciated XJS for encouraging students to attend the event and also acknowledged parents’ vision for supporting their children to seek their culture roots in China. Mr Song was pleased to know that the participants have been attracted by the unique beauty of Chinese culture and the development of modern China and gained Chinese ethnic identity. He encouraged students to take this opportunity to keep on learning and promoting Chinese language and culture in the multicultural society of Australia.
I would like to present my sincere appreciation to Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne for their great support in the visa application process for our students. I would also like to thank all the participants for attending the event and their parents for providing great support and attention.
I believe more students would be able to attend the online and offline Chinese Culture Camp in the future enriching Chinese culture education and promoting Chinese language and culture in Australia.
I wish you all the best and see you on campus this weekend.
Kevin Hu, Principal
Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School is a DET-accredited Child Safe community language school. If you have any concern and suggestions regarding the school’s child safe policy, please feel free to visit https://xjs.vic.edu.au/child-safety/ or call us at 9888 1688 or email us at [email protected].