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Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School
Dear teachers, students and parents,
Our Term 3 starts from this weekend (15/16 July). We are all ready to welcome you back to school.
The renovation work on the senior campus of MWSC is partly completed, the new science building construction would be finished soon and our parking spots would be resumed soon. I believe the traffic tension would be eased gradually with the support of school community members and also huge help from CPCA volunteers.
In the last week of Term 2 and during school holiday, 178 students participated in the online Chinese Culture Camp – Wuwei Camp and 187 students participated in the Xiamen Camp and 12 volunteer teachers provided great support to students understanding the Chinese culture and completing learning tasks. Please click here for details of Wuwei Camp and click here for Xiamen Camp.
During the school holiday, 16 students and a group leader participated in the Chinese Culture Camp in Ningbo China. They have deepened their understanding in Chinese culture and history in authentic and first-hand experience in visiting Celadon Museum in Cixi, visiting the venue where Mr XU Fu started his voyage to Japan introducing Chinese culture and technics to Japan, visiting the ruins of He Mu Do culture and Ming He town, learning a lot of traditional Chinese crafts and skills such as draw hats, rice cakes, fried dough twist, scented sachet, Chinese calligraphy and Chinese traditional opera in Yuyao. Students have also visited a local primary school having a bit fun with local students in soccer and Chinese chess. They have even tried playing chess with robots. Isn’t that cool? Students have also visited Yangming town wearing Chinese traditional Han dress. If you would like to know more about their experience in Ningbo, please click here.
In Term 3, more online Chinese culture camps would be available including Zhaoqing camp from Guangdong and Yuyao camp from Zhejiang. What are the benefits of participating these events? First, students become more confident and interested in Chinese culture learning and understanding. Second, outstanding students in these online camps would be selected in priority to participate in Chinese culture camp in China. Both Zhaoqing camp and Yuyao camp would start from 10 August and end on 19 August. Students over year 3 are more than welcome to register for Zhaoqing Camp or Yuyao Camp.
The 19th Asian Games is scheduled in September at Hangzhou, China. Worldwide Chinese Youth Painting Competition themed on the Hangzhou Asian games has started. 1 First Prize, 2 Second Prize, 3 Third Prize, 10 Creative Prize and 30 Outstanding Prize would be presented to Junior Group (6-12 years old) and Senior Group (13-18 years old) separately. If you are interested in the competition, please click here for details (please submit your painting or drawing work to the Chinese Office on campus by 30 July).
Moreover, Chinese Character Chess Competition is scheduled in late August and the weekly training sessions would be arranged as usual. If you are interested in the competition, please register now and join the free training after registration. For competition registration, please click here.
Another good news. Our students would have opportunity to join the Chinese Culture Camp in Fujian in Term 3 school holiday. The event is organised by Australia-China Youth Exchange Association. Students are expected to visit Quanzhou, Xiamen and Nanjing in Fujian province visiting Returned Overseas Chinese Museum, Nanjing Tulou, Kulangsu and learn the local culture and crafts such as tea ceremony, Quanzhou paper craft and paper lantern. Students would also get the chance to understand the architecture style of Fujian and learn Southern Fist in Southern Shao Lin Temple. All the accommodation, traffic and visiting in China would be covered by All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. Students have to bear the international flight, international travel insurance and group administration costs. Every 9 students should be accompanied by 1 adult team leader. All the participants are expected to travel to China and come back to Australia together. As the flight tickets are not finalized yet, the event cost is not ready to be announced. If you are over 12 years old and are interested in the event, please click here to reserve your place. First come would be first selected once the itinerary and cost are available.
You are more than welcome to join our various fun activities in Term 3. Let’s 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].