12 May, 2023


Tasmanian Hanyuqiao Chinese Speech and Performance Competition

This week, three of our Year 11 students, Matilda Legro, Stephanie Dunphy and Xavier Nesbit participated in the Tasmania Hanyuqiao(Bridge) Chinese Speech and Performance Competition in Hobart. All three of our students presented great Chinese speaking skills and showcased well-prepared cultural performances.

Xavier impressed the judges with his excellent Chinese speech and beautiful Chinese piano song. His confident public speaking manner and Chinese performance made him stand out and achieved first place. He is now invited to represent Tasmania and participate in Australia’s National Hanyuqiao Chinese Competition in Brisbane in June. Xavier will also have a chance to compete in the worldwide competition in China.

This is the first time Scotch Oakburn College entered this competition and certainly the first winner from Northern Tasmania. We congratulate Xavier on his achievement in this highly recognised competition in the language learning community. We wish him the best in the national competition that is coming soon.

The trip to Hobart also had a dual purpose of cultural experience for the Chinese TCE class. The students had a great time visiting a bubble tea shop, a modern Chinese food restaurant and a Chinese supermarket. Our students certainly surprised a few shops with their Chinese speaking and understanding ability. It was great to see language taught in school being used outside the classroom.

Lutong Cordell
Teacher of Chinese

Year 10 Dinner

This Term began with the Year 10 Formal Dinner held Friday 28 April. Students arrived at the Tailrace for a shared dinner with friends and staff. Attire was smart or glamorous; with plenty of opportunities to photograph the moments.  Thank you to the organising committee and MCs on the night.

Fiona Taylor
Year 9 and 10 Coordinator