Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School
Dear teachers, students and parents,
Thanks to your contribution and cooperation, Term 1 is coming to the end although there was a short break due to the snap lockdown in Melbourne. I would like to present my sincere appreciation to all of you for following the COVID-19 rules and regulations on campus and creating a safe learning and working environment for all of us.
Term 1 would end on this weekend (27/28 March) and Term 2 starts on 17/18 April.
Today I would like to let you know some good news received recently. Students from XJS, ECLS and WCLS have been granted awards in the 21st Chinese Language Writing Competition. Our VCE student Shenlin Shao is granted Special Award (there are 20 Special Awards granted world widely and it is the only one in Australia) under the instruction of Ms. Huiming Wang. Among the three schools, a couple of students have been granted the First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize and over hundred students have received awards.
This competition is the top-level Chinese language writing competition in the world and over 3 million students from 39 countries have participated the event this time. After serious marking and reviewing, only 0.4% of participants have received awards. 50 teachers from XJS, ECLS and WCLS have also received Excellent Instructor Awards. I would like to present my congratulation to all the students who have received awards, their parents and their instructors. This excellent outcome has once again demonstrated our high quality of Chinese language teaching and our teachers and students are the best.
Here comes another worldwide competition: the 4th Chinese Language Speaking Competition organised by Chinese Language and Culture Education Foundation of China. Students aged from 3 to 18 (in different age groups) born or living outside China are qualified to participate in the competition. The speaking presentation can be in the forms of nursing rhymes, poems, essays, fables, novels or stories within 4 minutes in MP4 format with no background music, no self-introduction and no editing. One student can submit only once. If you are interested, please fee free to visit our website at www.xjs.vic.edu.au for registration details. You could practice during school holiday and submit your presentation by the second week of Term 2 (Sunday, 25 April). After receiving your presentation, we would submit all the collected work to the organizer in China. Your participation is welcome!
I wish you a pleasant and relaxed school holiday and let’s see you again in Term 2 on 17/18 April.
Kevin Hu, Principal
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