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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

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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..

Term 1 2018 schedule v1Term 1 2018 schedule v1

 

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Mandarin storytime with English subtitles!? ;)


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We’ve been trialling reading books with English text out loud in Mandarin Chinese during our class storytimes. We have been receiving good feedback from everyone so far!

It has been good to be able to providing “English subtitles” to the parents and children who are listening to the stories, so that they have a better understanding to what’s being said, especially when it comes to more complicated vocabulary and grammar.

The children are able to learn popular or familiar phrases that are used in the books, in Mandarin Chinese, as they more easily identify with the English text/meaning of it during storytime.

Reading books with English text also greatly widen book choices for the children! We don’t want to be limited to just Chinese-translated books only. There are lots of really great children’s books out there that have not, or will never be, translated into Chinese (…we’d hoping to read Roald Dahl books in class eventually!).

And if any are concerned: the children do not miss out on seeing the Chinese characters as storytime was not an appropriate or helpful way to learn character recognition – most of the time, the book Chinese characters are too small to be seen clearly by everyone in the group.

We will soon be introducing storytimes where children will be able to bring their own favourites in too…..so watch this space : )

 

 

 

 

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2017 Term 4 Preschoolers’ class week 5-6


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buy buy 再见 zài jiàn
thank you 谢谢 xiè xie
I want to buy… 我想要买… wǒ xiǎng yào mǎi…
in total five dollars 总共五块钱 zǒng gòng wǔ kuài qián
money qián
juice 果汁 guǒ zhī
dumplings 饺子 jiǎo zi
ice cream 冰淇淋 bīng qì lín
fired rice/ fired noodle 炒饭/炒面 chǎo fàn/chǎo miàn
cola 可乐 kě lè
fries 薯条 shǔ tiáo
hamburger 汉堡包 hàn bǎo bao
I am hungry 我饿了 wǒ èr le
What do you want to eat/drink? 你想吃/喝什么? nǐ xiǎng chī/hē shén me?
I want to eat/drink… 我想要吃/喝… wǒ xiǎng yào chī/hē …