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Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School
Dear teachers, students and parents,
I first would like to thank all the teachers, students and parents for their great support to our school. Last week, we came back to on-site learning smoothly after lockdown in Victoria thanks to your support following Covid-19 restrictions. However, due to the new changes of the Covid-19 cases in Victoria, the Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Thursday that from 8pm on Thursday (5 August) Victoria would enter the sixth lockdown for seven days. Therefore, this weekend, we have to return to remote learning again. All the year levels (no classes for early-learning classes this weekend) would resume online learning. Please follow the online learning regulations (https://xjs.vic.edu.au/online-learning-notice/) to ensure our learning online is safe and smooth.
I would like to introduce you two programs today relating to our Chinese language and culture learning.
- NGV Chinese teachers and students program
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has a very rich and diverse collection of works from China. Its Chinese art gallery offers an incredible opportunity for teachers and students to experience language and culture and promote real-life language use.
The NGV has been working on online offering since the start of the pandemic and will soon launch a new Mandarin Language Virtual Excursion. These online resources and excursions can be accessed from classrooms or by individual students in their homes. The programs and resources are delivered and developed by NGV educators and offer insights and cultural contexts which can be then followed up in the language classrooms.
Here is a list of the upcoming Mandarin programs:
Thursday 12 August – Language Challenge: Chinese Cheongsam with Scotty So
This is a fantastic free program for secondary students. This program is part of ‘Creative Catalyst’, a program for high ability students attending Victorian Government schools and is free of charge.
Monday 23 August – Using the NGV for Teaching Japanese and Mandarin
Chinese Ceramics Throughout History (worksheet)
Mandarin: Great art ideas (short videos narrated in Mandarin)
- The First “Chinese Language” Short Video Competition
The First “Chinese Language” Short Video Competition is hosted by Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne and organised by Victoria Chinese Language Schools Association and the theme of the competition is: My Favourite Chinese Element, such as Chinese language, Chinese characters, Chinese cuisine, Chinese traditional costume, Chinese musical instruments, products made in China, Chinese arts, Chinese cartoons, Chinese constructions, fight against Covid-19 in China, etc. Chinese elements are well-known and largely appreciated all over the world. Which one is your favourite? What would you like to share with us?
Video Format: Horizontal screen 16:9, Resolution: 1080P, with appropriate dress and age-appropriate contents. No violence and discrimination are allowed in the video. Participants need to demonstrate their fluency in Chinese language in the short videos (no more than 5 minutes).
Participants: Students attending Chinese language schools accredited by DET in Victoria and Tasmania.
Age groups: Prep-Y3 group, Y4-6 group, Y7-10 group, Y11-12 group and Non-Chinese Background group.
Stages of Competition: First Round (within schools), Second Round (Judges/Online comments), Final (live).
Awards: Participants attending second round would be given awards and certificates. Participants attending the final competition would be given special awards and certificates and be recommended to join the Chinese language activities in China in priority.
The final interpretation belongs to the organisation committee of the competition.
Submission: Please send your short video to the email [email protected]. Please name the email subject and video document as “age-group + participant name + school campus”.
Your participation is more than welcome. Let’s see you online this weekend.
Kevin Hu, Principal