News update - Competitions



5th Chinese Talent Competition for Victorian Primary Schools 

Ruyton hosted Chinese Talent Competition for Junior School Students at Royce in 2019 

This year, about 120 students from 7 schools representing the three different sectors of primary school education – Independent, Catholic and Public came join us singing Chinese songs and performing drama plays in Chinese. The audience enjoyed the Chinese version of ‘We are going for a bear hunt’, Chinese dramas of ‘We choose kindness’, ‘A Chinese lesson’ and ‘Liquid, gas and solid’ etc. 

Mrs Jane D’Oliveyra, Director of Middle Years at Ruyton, opened the competition for us with her story of the Great Wall. Mrs Rebecca Barker, Co-ordinator of our Junior School Music, was one of the judges. Confucius Institute of University Melbourne sponsored us with gifts for the schools and Mrs Gong Zheng, the director of the institute, and her colleague, Ms Clarissa Belanti, were the other two judeges.


2018 Chinese First Language Writing and Speaking Competition

Held on the 19th of October, this competition is different from the other competitions. Students are required to start writing on one of the topics given on the day in about 50 minutes and have present their speech for about 3-4 minutes. Here are some photos taken on the day. 


The topic of the competition for primary school candidates is Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Hot in Life, 生活中的酸···(candidates could focus on just one of the four aspects), and the topic of the competition for secondary school candidates is “Are Computer games Good or Bad for Teenagers’ Growth?” (电脑游戏对青少年的成长有益?有害?)
Requirements: 1. speech contents creation should be based on the topic of “Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Hot” for primary school candidates and “Are Computer Games Good or Bad for Teenagers’ Growth?” for secondary school candidates; 2. speech contents should be original and the speech language should be mandarin; 3. time limit of speech is two to three minutes.   

Hanyuqiao Compeition

The CLTAV & TASMANIA 2017 Hanyuqiao Speaking and Performance Competition for Second Language students of Chinese is a free competition designed to select the best two or three senior students from Victorian and Tasmanian schools to take part in the 11th International Hanyuqiao Chinese Competition in Kunming in October 2017. On the May 26th- 汉语桥比赛  was conducted at Melbourne Grammar School during 6.30-9.30 p.m. 
Here are some of the photographs taken on the day.

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