Tue, June 4, 2019

Thirteen Sheldon College students participated in the Chinese Speaking Competition at Queensland University of Technology in Kelvin Grove on Saturday 25 May.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the competition, and the third year in a row that the College has been represented within the competition. Over 400 students from 56 schools across Queensland attended the competition, twice the participant level of 2018.

Year 5 student, Harrison Lihan, did an outstanding job in the Year 5 – 6 Background section of the competition, earning him a Merit Award. The Background Section is open for students who have one or both parents as native speakers. Madeline Lano, in Year 8, also did a wonderful job earning herself an encouragement award in the Year 7 - 8 Second Language Speaker category. 

Sheldon College students performed to a high level in each area of the competition. The hard work and dedication they displayed is testament to the equal work put in by Miss Clara Liu (Liu lao shi) and Mrs Chia-Wen Papadimos (Pei lao shi), the College’s two Chinese Mandarin Teachers.

The importance of the Language Program at Sheldon College was summarised by the judge representative Ms Tina Tzeng at the awards ceremony with her words, “The limits of your world are the limits of your language.”

Gong xi (congratulations) to those students who participated in the competition. They have done themselves, their parents and Sheldon College proud with their outstanding efforts.