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New 2018-onwards School Kids Years 1-8 class structure: what is it?

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Last updated on 28 January 2018

Families have indicated that the writing element has been missing from our fun classes, so we have decided to add this component in a way that’s connected to the conversational language learning. Children are also more likely to respond well to writing in class with their classmates, than want to do it at home, and when things are relevant to what they are doing.

The children have also enjoyed the social language times in 2017 (and rarely want to stop class!), so all School Kids classes will be including some time for this as well. It will be a well-rounded mix of active learning!

This means that the 70-minute classes will be a carefully planned combination of

  • Conversational language class lessons
  • Short writing elements, related to the conversational material taught in class, as well as revising older lessons to keep the language alive!
    • Writing sheets will be provided each week, and children will need a manilla folder (foolscap size) and metal fastener to store the sheets for the year. The folders will stay with the teacher until end of term, when they can be brought home over the holidays, and then brought back to continue with the next term.
  • Social language activities in the same style as our Language Sports and Mandarin Kids Club.

Note: If you are looking for a general, lighter session of Mandarin Chinese learning for your child, we are also offering a short 30 minute session at After School Care venues. Please contact your After School Care provider and let them know you’re interested in the service and refer them to Ni Hao Children’s Community. You can also provide them with this flyer: Services for afterschool care and holiday programme providers

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2018 schedule! In with the new!

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Here’s the first cut of the new 2018 schedule! You’ll notice the times have changed for the school aged kids classes – it’s 70 minutes long (really?!) and it’s still going to be fun!

We’ve taken on parents feedback and are now going to introduce writing in a fun, relevant way! We are also taking on the children’s feedback/responses and going to have our language sports / Mandarin kids club activities at each class as the kids really enjoy having these! It creates a really fun and social language use/practice opportunity. More details about this as we get things together.. the website is slowly being updated too..

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St Francis De Sales class location update

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We will be moving  the Monday afternoon classes from the St Francis De Sales school library to the room 7 in the St Francis De Sales school. If you enter the school from the main door (pass the reception), you will find the room 7 is in your left front and opposite to the school library.

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Chinese New Year

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Come along and join us when Capital E and Ni Hao Children’s Community host a fun and interactive session using music, rhymes, songs, and activities to introduce the Mandarin language and celebrate Chinese New Year. It’s the Year of the Rooster!


  • When: Wednesday 1st February 2017
  • Time: 10am – 11am
  • Where: Capital E Central, 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington
  • Price: Free, no bookings required
  • This is suitable for children under the age of 5.

Capital E is also hosting other Chinese New Year related activities during the week – click here for more details.

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Term 4 starts THIS Saturday 8 October!

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We’re looking forward to seeing you all in class!

你好!Just a friendly reminder that Term 4 begins THIS coming Saturday 8 October. Also, remember that all-day Saturday classes have relocated to Lifepoint Church in Mt Cook!

We can’t wait to introduce different things during the next 10 weeks e.g. Star Wars, animal puppets, a new rhyme “10 fat sausages” with a giant “pan” (in Mandarin of course)…

If you have not yet enrolled or re-enrolled, please enrol by this week. 谢谢!xie xie!


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Term 4 schedule is available now

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There are quite a lot of changes – this is the first cut!

Bookmark our Term 4 schedule page for future reference.


This page was last updated on 19 September 2016 and subject to change.

All classes require minimum numbers before proceeding, so please let your friends know about classes too. It’s adds more fun when friends learn together🙂




Thursdays 1:45-2:30pm 2–6 yrs, Wadestown Library Community Space *CLASS WAITING TO START – REGISTER YOUR INTEREST*


All Saturday classes are held at Lifepoint Church, 61 Hopper Street, Mt Cook, Wellington.

Saturdays 8:45am – 9:30am 4-6 year olds

Saturdays 9:40am – 10:25am 4-6 year olds

Saturdays 10:25am – 11:20am 2-3 year olds

Saturdays 11:30am – 12:15pm 4-6 year olds

Saturdays 1:45pm – 2:30pm 2-3 year olds **CLASS WAITING TO START – REGISTER YOUR INTEREST*

Saturdays 2:40pm – 3:25pm 4-6 year olds **CLASS WAITING TO START – REGISTER YOUR INTEREST*



Note: We recommend 5 year olds to start / stay in the Preschooler class format and only move to the Kids class format when they turn 6 years old.


Tuesdays 3:30-4:15pm 5-9 yrsNorthland Memorial Community Centre @ Memorial Room.

Tuesdays 4:15-5pm 9-12 yrsNorthland Memorial Community Centre @ Memorial Room. *REGISTER YOUR INTEREST*


Wednesdays Lunchtime 5-12 years old, Berhampore School @ Hall

Wednesdays 3:20-4:05pm 5-9 years old, Island Bay School @ Library (access via Thames Street).

Wednesdays 4:05-4:50pm 9-12 years old, Island Bay School @ Library (access via Thames Street)


Thursdays 3:15-4pm 5-12 years old, Wadestown School @ Hall – Wadestown School students only.


All Saturday classes are held at Lifepoint Church, 61 Hopper Street, Mt Cook, Wellington.

Saturdays 9:40-10:25 am 6-9 year olds

Saturdays 9:40-10:25 am 9-13 year olds

Saturdays 11:30am – 12:15pm 6-9 year olds

Saturdays 1:45-2:30pm 5-12 year olds

Saturdays 2:40pm – 3:25pm  5-12 year olds

Saturdays 3:35pm – 4:20pm 5-12 year olds

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A new face in the team!

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We’d like to warmly welcome Haoyu to the Ni Hao Children’s Community team! She will be helping here and there with programme/curriculum and teaching, and has a great language teaching background. Li Ling is very happy to have her start 🙂

She is an English language teacher by profession, though she has had a stint at St. Mark’s Church School teaching their Mandarin AIM language programme a while ago.

She is also teaching English to students at the New Zealand School of Dance once a week, while being a full-time Mum to a young (and very cute) baby 🙂

Haoyu (Alice) Hsu 許皓宇 xǔ hào yǔ | Teacher (part-time)

haoyuHaoyu is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. She is a passionate language teacher who believes language learning should be fun and communicative. She holds a Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Michigan State University in the United Sates. She has been living in New Zealand for three years. Now being a full-time mum, she enjoys spending time with children and watch them learn and grow. Her favorite food is bubble tea, which is invented in Taiwan. In her free time, she likes to watch movies, go shopping , and cook—Chinese food!