Last updated 12 February 2018
We have parents who are very keen to start an after school School Kids Level 1 Beginners class at Paparangi School .
The school would like classes to be held on Thursdays (not Wednesdays as this clashes with pre-existing dance classes at school). Children from other schools are welcome but Paparangi School children have first priority.
After school classes may start at about 3:15pm at the School Library, with the Ni Hao Children’s Community teacher present from 3pm.
Classes are for 70 minutes and include a variety of songs/raps, conversation, story time, writing and language sports games or school yard games.
The class needs a group of at least 6 school children to start, but ideally 8-10 children, who are able to commit to classes for the whole school year. The programme is intended to be a one-year programme (that progresses over the years, like a schooling system), so children are not able to just start the same class mid-way through the way as classes will have progressed a lot by then.
Note that all of Ni Hao Children’s Community classes and curriculum are designed for learning Mandarin Chinese as an additional / foreign language, with no Mandarin background, for children aged 5.5 to 13 years old. 5 year old children may only begin this class if they are turning 6 in the 2018 calendar year. Parents are welcome to stay in class to learn Mandarin as well (for free!). You can read more about the School Kids classes on our website.
School fees are $155 / term, + $10 photocopying charge. The charity also welcomes school donations and any other assistance. More fee details and discounts are on the Enrol page.
12 February update:
We are pleased to announce that a class will be starting this Thursday 15 February!
Please formally enrol by this Wednesday 14 February evening so that the teacher has all the details. Enrol online at this website:
Please ensure you complete the child’s date of birth and any medical details about your child that the teacher should know.
Your contact details are very important as the teacher needs to be able to contact you by mobile and/or landline phone. Other emergency contacts are also needed, as well as names of those who are allowed to pick up your child from class (the teacher will not be releasing your child to just anyone..).