Today I am learning how to select categories and tag posts. This will make it easier for people to search for all our individual posts or search for a particular day of posts.
Yesterday we had our 2nd pre-departure session at Golden Square Primary School. As a whole group we learnt the words to our song Team China nǐ hǎo ma? We are going to work hard at learning the words in Mandarin so we can sing it to our friends at jinji Lake School in Suzhou. Yesterday we learnt how to hand wash our clothes in a hotel room and what we need to pack. We enjoyed looking at Chinese money and learning how to barter and bargain in a respectful way. Shopping in China is going to be very different to shopping in Bendigo. Mr Lin does a great impersonation of a Chinese shop keeper trying to get a good deal!
Please check out our individual student blog pages. We will be reflecting and sharing every day on these during our Overseas Learning Experience. 22 days to go. The countdown is on!
Over the Easter holiday our Team China students and their families have been actively involved in our fundraising initiatives. We would like to say 谢谢 xiè xiè thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts by donating prizes, purchasing raffle tickets and coming along to our fundraising dinner.
On Wednesday, 2nd April we had our first pre-departure session with the other children travelling to China. We rotated through 4 activities to help prepare us for the Overseas Learning Experience. Mr. Lin helped us make up the lyrics to our Team China song. He is a very good singer. The Mayor of Bendigo, Barry Lyons, came to wish us farewell and congratualted us for being young leaders of our schools.
The White Hills Primary School Team China ambassadors are Bailey, Fabian, Hope, Lewis and Matthew. We feel honoured to be part of the 2014 Overseas Learning Experience. Earlier this term we had a Skype conference with our buddies from our Sister School, Jinji Lake School and organised to spend some time as visiting students during our travel. We are excited to join their classroom and immerse ourselves in their culture. We have begun fundraising efforts to purchase gifts for our buddies and Sister School, to show how much we value our friendship. This will be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime!
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