Learn Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Conversational Language in a fun and engaging way with us

Ni Hao Children’s Community is a small Wellington-based charitable trust functioning as a community language school. It offers programmes that provide your child the opportunity to discover Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Conversational Language with their peers or family. Your child will learn in a way that is meaningful and relevant to them, with social interaction, games, song and movement. Learning takes place in a full immersion group class environment.

Our programmes are intended for those learning Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Conversational Language, or where there is little to no Mandarin Chinese language use at home. We have families in the community with various native languages, including English, Te Reo Māori, French, Spanish, Korean, Turkish, Russian, Romanian, Cantonese and Tagalog.

We have queries from around New Zealand, but at this stage, we only offer programmes in Wellington.


2020 School Year: Due to the impact of the Wuhan Coronavirus, all Trial / Observation Registrations are not being processed until further notice as we have to firstly focus on re-organising classes and teaching staff.

Once we re-start, we will be processing the Registration backlog on a first come, first served basis, so you may still wish to complete the online registration form to ensure your place in the queue. Thank you for your patience during this time!



Your child’s learning journey with us

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How to enrol with us

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Supporting Mandarin learning in a non-Mandarin home

It's important to support your child's learning at home, so visit our YouTube Channel for class revision and more Mandarin!

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Recent Posts

  • He keeps asking me to take him to ‘Ni Hao’! He enjoys going there and loves the songs so much. He wants to sing them every night before bed. 🙂

    Esther, mother of a 2 year old boy
  • …very interactive and fun. My boys enjoy it a lot and don’t even notice that they are immersed in Mandarin!

    Alison, mother to two school aged boys
  • Everyone loves the (Stories & Rhymes!) sessions!

    Wellington City Libraries
  • We like that it’s Interactive and fun, the parent can stay to observe and learn along, and that it is a small group.

    Connie, mother to three school aged children
  • The boys like the games, the teacher’s attitude and being able to repeat previous weeks’ learning. I also like that it’s a small learning group.

    Tina, mother to two school aged boys
  • We like the more modern teaching, interactive style, and being able to sit with our child.

    Warren, father to a 4 year old boy
  • I think you guys do a great job. The cost is very affordable when you compare that to what we pay for dance and music and yet you offer so much resources, all of which so creatively executed to hold and maintain the kids’ attention….(I also) like that it’s friendly and inviting.

    Raewyn, mother to a 4 year old girl
  • We love Ni Hao Children’s Community – we hear her singing so often!

    Anne, mother of a 3 year old girl
  • We love the classes!!!

    Pip, mother of two school aged boys