• 18 October 2017

'Flying Kiwis' launch for Chinese Language Week

This week the New Zealand Chinese Language Week Trust celebrated the launch of its first book: "Flying Kiwis" at Marsden.  Representatives from the Chinese Embassy, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Confucius Institute, parents and students were present. 


They were treated to a wonderful display of Chinese fan dancing, modelling and readings from student authors, Petulia Cooper-Woodhouse, Y7,  Tilly Dassanayake and Chloe Sim, both Y8, who contributed essays to this unique bi-lingual book. The brief 'What it is to be a Kiwi!'  In total, work by  51 school students was selected for the book, and each essay was translated into Chinese.  

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It was a fabulous start to Chinese Language Week and our first week of Term 4.  For more info on "Flying Kiwis" book, visit www.nzclw.com/events/Flying-Kiwis.html