The students who have taken Chinese at Logan Park High School would like to describe 2016 as a year of change and improvement.
First of all, we moved into Room 81 in the old music block, and we finally got our own Chinese classroom.
Secondly, we celebrated the NZ Chinese language week for the first time at LPHS. Our teacher initiated a full week of fun activities, which were well received by the students.
Year 10 student Angus McLean has been the first Logan Park student to participate in a national Chinese competition-the 2016 Chinese Bridge Speech Contest in New Zealand. He not only represented the lower South Island to compete in the final competition in Auckland, but also won a Merit award for his excellent performance.
Magnus Campbell has developed a strong interest in Chinese geography and politics. The new China maps we put up on the new classroom wall often draw Magnus’s attention. Magnus knows so much about current China that even our teacher is impressed and joked that Magnus would become a China expert in the future.
Emma White, our third Year 10 student, proudly received an award for her calligraphy work from the 2016 Calligraphy competition.
We all feel that we have learnt a great deal in 2016, thanks to our teacher, Ms Zeng, and we are confident that we will cope well with NCEA Chinese Level 1. So we all decided to move up to Year 11 Chinese. We look forward to a new and fruitful 2017.