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Sheldon College Strides Ahead in Chinese Language and Culture

Wed, September 13, 2017

Sheldon College achieved First Place in Queensland for Chinese, in this year’s Language Perfect Queensland Championships.  The championships were held at the University of Queensland from 28 August to 4 September with a total of 92 schools competing. 

During the seven-day competition, 145,611 questions were answered by Sheldon College students from Years 5 to 9 who earned a total of 46,412 points to secure 1st place in the championships.

A total of seven Sheldon College students earned championship awards with Timothy Morante achieving the Elite award by answering 27,573 questions in twelve languages, to finish as the top 7th language student in the state.

Our seven award winners are:

  • Timothy Morante - 6D - Elite award
  • Edward Boniface - 6D - Bronze award
  • Catherine Young - 8C - Bronze award
  • Erin Koster - 9A - Credit award
  • Mia van Oostrum - 6D - Credit award
  • Jacques Breet - 6D - Credit award
  • Ruby Hill - 7B - Credit award

Clara Liu, Sheldon College Chinese teacher said, “I was incredibly impressed with how many Sheldon College students participated and who spent time in their own time working away on Chinese for the competition. Well done everyone. Let’s keep calm and learn Chinese. Xie xie!”

Chinese Cultural Immersion Incursion

On the back of such great success in the Language Perfect Queensland Championships, Sheldon College was pleased to host the Chinese Cultural Immersion Incursion last week with all Year 8 students participating.

This was a spectacular day showcasing Chinese culture, and building an awareness of empathy with our Year 8 community. 

Students understood the history of the tea ceremony, and participated in a ceremony with our external provider, Sunny. 

Students completed calligraphy activities lead by Liu Laoshi, and a grandparent of the College, Steve Wu. Students all practised their papercutting and handicraft skills by making many pieces of paper art, which were demonstrated by our College parent volunteers. 

The students enjoyed a Chinese buffet lunch and participated in a Kung Fu demonstration, to end the day. We thank our parent volunteers for their valuable time in enriching our student’s language learning. Xie xie!


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