Chinese Language Program
Teacher: Siobhan Gallagher
2017 has been a busy year in Chinese at Maiden Gully. Students from grade prep to grade four have Chinese once per week, where they learn about Chinese language and culture. We play lots of language based games, sing Chinese songs and practice writing some Chinese characters.
Students in grades five and six have the option to participate in weekly one hour Chinese classes with our visiting HanBan teachers from China. These lessons are fun and interactive, and include both cultural and language activities.
In June 2017, Milana, Sasha and Tyler, along with Mrs Walkden, travelled to China on a ten day trip. There were a total of 46 students and 13 staff members from schools around Bendigo who travelled together. We visited Shanghai and Suzhou. In Shanghai we visited the Pearl Tower, The Bund, Nanjing Road and lots of markets. In Suzhou, we spent two days visiting our sister school, XingWan, where we were treated like royalty. We also visited the Humble Administrators Gardens, Tiger Hill and the Silk Factory. It was an amazing trip, with so much to see, do and learn along the way.
In June 2018 we have five students travelling to China.
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