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Paparangi School interest update


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Wow!!!! We’ve had a really great response to the new Paparangi School class! The class day has however changed from Wednesday to Thursday, so we are just checking in with families that everyone is ok with this. Those that have registered will have received an email earlier today to confirm with Li Ling by tomorrow morning. ….All going well, we will confirm with the school and families by tomorrow afternoon as to whether the class will begin on Thursday : ) Exciting!

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2018 Term 1 Kids’ class level 2 week 1-2


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red 红色 hóng sè
blue 蓝色 lán sè
white 白色 bái sè
black 黑色 hēi sè
coffee 咖啡色 kā fēi sè
yellow 黄色 huáng sè
green 绿色 lǜ sè
purple 紫色 zǐ sè
orange 橙色 chéng sè
pink 粉红色 fěn hóng sè
what colour is this? 这是什么颜色? zhè shì shén me yán sè?
this is… 这是… zhè shì…
what colour do you like? 你喜欢什么颜色? nǐ xǐ huān shén me yán sè?
I like… 我喜欢… wǒ xǐ huān…
and
little dog, little dog, do you like (colour)? 小狗小狗,你喜欢…吗? xiǎo gǒu, xiǎo gǒu, nǐ xǐ huān…ma?
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2018 Term 1 Early Learners’ class week1-2


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red

红色

hóng sè
blue 蓝色 lán sè
white 白色 bái sè
black 黑色 hēi sè
yellow 黄色 huáng sè
green 绿色 lǜ sè
pink 粉红色 fěn hóng sè
what colour is this? 这是什么颜色? zhè shì shén me yán sè?
this is… 这是… zhè shì…
what colour do you like? 你喜欢什么颜色? nǐ xǐ huān shén me yán sè?
I like… 我喜欢… wǒ xǐ huān…
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Saturday 10 February Brooklyn venue details


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A reminder that all of the Saturday classes for 10 February only are being held at Brooklyn Community Centre. Our usual location has been booked out by the Council.

Brooklyn Community Centre is at 18 Harrison St, Brooklyn. There is a carpark (for about 6 cars) on site. There’s also free street parking along most of Harrison Street, but do watch out for the few residential car park spaces though.

The Centre has a great little playground for those wanting to stay a little later to catch up after class. We might also take the children outside for some of class if the weather’s ok.

We do not advise using the playground before attending class for the younger ones. Most find it hard to understand why they are being taken away from the fun playground to head indoors for a class, and difficulties start regardless of the negotiation…

The class rooms will be as per the table below. We’ll also put up a print out of this onsite.

Term 1 2018 Sat 10 Feb Brooklyn.png

For parents who would like to wander while the older ones are in class, and look for food or coffee, Jo’s Cafe at the Harrison Street junction has great homemade sausage rolls and pies – there’s even a steak & blue cheese one if you’re daring (Li Ling says it’s very nice!). Caribe Cafe further down has a good cold shelf and curly fries (also nice)! And there is coffee available from those places, and the Brooklyn Deli near the Penthouse Cinema.

Things to remember for the first day

For everyone, especially newcomers and trials: please read our Class Guidelines .

School Kids classes: Please bring a clearly named manilla folder (foolscap size is preferable), with a metal fastener (you can bring the folder to class with the fastener already inserted). We have a lot of hand outs for the writing section of the class during the term. Note that folders will remain with the teachers during term time.

You can buy these from

If parents would prefer that NHCC buy these two items for their child, we’ll have an order sheet on Saturday 10th February to write your name down. Please bring $2 cash on the day if you wish to order. Payment must be made on the day.

Those attending a trial: Please confirm via tryitout@nihaocc.org.nz with us within 24 hours of completing your class whether you wish to sign up for the term and/or year, as we are short on class spaces this term and need to finalise student numbers quickly.

Chinese New Year Festival Saturday 17 February, venue info & sign up sheets

This Saturday 10 February, we’ll be handing out info about the next Saturday 17 February class location and will be asking families to sign up to help with the following please:

  • Each family needs to bring a large picnic mat with them for class time. If you have spare, please bring along extra as well.
  • Children to make their own dog mask for wearing (make from scratch, print one out, or ) and dress in either yellow, orange or red. Spot prizes for masks!
  • Four adults to assist as marshals for our section of the Chinese New Year Parade. It is a safety role to basically ensure that the participants/children do not go off course, and that the public do not try getting into the parade or do anything silly that would endanger themselves or the parade participants. The parade moves at good speed and is a mixture of dancers, floats and walking groups.
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Schedule update as at 28 January


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Updated again on 29 January to help clarify some things!

  • Saturday classes are filling up fast!
  • Classes marked in red have insufficient numbers as at 28 January.
  • If your child was enrolled last year, they will be automatically re-enrolled into their relevant 2018 class, unless you have advised they are leaving.
  • All of the Saturday classes are held at Lifepoint Church, 61 Hopper Street, Mt Cook, except for
    • Saturday 10 February: held at Brooklyn Community Centre due to double booking.
    • Saturday 17 February: held at Civic Square as part of a Chinese New Year Festival Open Day. Classes are being consolidated into TWO large classes only: 10-10:45am Early Learners. 11am-12pm School Kids. In the event of bad weather, we will revert to Lifepoint Church. Please see our Chinese New Year page for more info.
  • Children will be asked to take part / represent the community in the Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday 17 February (1-1:30pm meet up, for 2pm start, Tennyson Street).

Term 1 2018 schedule v3