Chinese New year’s Eve
30th,January 2014. On the Chinese New Year’s Eve. Confucius Institute in New Brunswick was invited by the Girl group of Canada to attend the Party . The director of Confucius Institute Mrs. Teng jing and volunteer Chinese teacher Anyang went and celebrated the Chinese New Year together with the kids.
On the activate, Mrs. Teng jing and Anyang gave the children a very special class. Mrs. Teng introduced the Chinese culture and places of interest to the children. She also told the kids all the traditions in Chinese New Year; Anyang taught the kids to cut paper-cut for window decoration. Looked at the beautiful paper-cuts they made, the kids were very excited.
After the class, the children had Chinese traditional food dumplings and rice cake; they also received the red envelope. During the activity, the children experienced a very special and unforgettable Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year Gala in Birchmount School
31st, January 2014, a Chinese New Year Gala has been held in Birchmount School for the year of horse.
At 10:00, on the first day of Chinese New Year, all the students and staffs got together and celebrated the Chinese New Year. The principle Mrs. Gerhardt wore Chinese traditional dress Cheong-sam went on the stage. She made a speech to welcome all the people and announced the celebration begins. On the Gala, students performed variety of Chinese traditional programs. The drama group adapted and performed the popular Chinese story<Monkey King>; the students in Chinese Club performed the song<Happy New Year>and< Crescent moon>.the Chinese dance Club performed a wonderful Taichi Fan dance, and also performed Chinese traditional dance<Happy Chinese New Year>; the art teacher lead the students made a beautiful dragon, and did a Chinese Dragon dance on the stage, as soon as the big dragon appeared on the stage, all the students gave a big cheer for it. The Chinese traditional performances surprised all the teachers and guests that attended in this Gala. The whole school filled with the atmosphere of Chinese New Year, people seems like they were in China.
In the end of the Gala, The director of Confucius institute Ms. Teng Jing made a speech and give the Best wishes to all in the new year, she was on behalf of the Confucius Institute gave the present to School.
After the Gala, all the students and teachers tasted the Chinese traditional food Fried rice and Fortune cookie to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
The Local medium also came to attend this celebration and reported on the Newspaper.
CINB Attended the Multicultural Evening of Park Street Elementary School
On Jan. 22nd 2014, CINB attended the “Multicultural Evening” of Park Street Elementary School.
“Multicultural Evening” is a big event for Park Street which always attracts many immigrants from different countries to show their own culture every year. Since CINB has been offering Chinese culture and language teaching in the Park Street School almost 3 years, it was invited to attend this event to present Chinese culture. Ms Jing Teng, the Director of CINB, Prof. YANG Jianhua, the Chinese Director of CINB and the Volunteer Chinese Teacher Cao Xi decorated Chinese culture exhibition booth with many kinds of Chinese cultural elements. Paper-cut, tea utensil and traditional Chinese painting aroused great interest of audiences; however, the most popular item of Chinese character was calligraphy. The Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, Mr. Graydon Nicholas, with his wife, also came to try to write Chinese characters with the brush under the instruction of the volunteer Chinese teacher to experience the Chinese writing art.
During the event, CINB also had an interview with the Principal of Park Street School, Mr. Treadwell.
At last, the volunteer Chinese teacher Cao Xi, with 14 students from Park Street performed the last program, I am learning Dizigui. The wonderful performance which combined Chinese traditional dance with Kung fu win warm applause from the audiences and also showed a rich achievement of Chinese teaching in Park Street.
Park Street Elementary School Celebrates Chinese New Year
On Feb.13th 2014, more than 400 students and teachers of Park Street School got together to celebrate Chinese New Year. Prof. Yang Jianhua, the Chinese Director of CINB was also invited to join the event.
Since CINB has been offering Chinese culture and language teaching in the Park Street, every year, Park Street holds the activity to celebrate Chinese New Year. In this school, Chinese language and culture has gained popularity among the students and teachers. They attached great importance to the activity. At the start, all the students went into the gym with the different Chinese Lanterns made by themselves, which brought a strong Spring Festival atmosphere to the activity.
The event started with a dragon dance led by Mr. Treadwell, the principal of Park Street School. And then the music teacher Mr. Zaat and Park Street Quartet performed a Chinese folk music <Molihua>; grade 2 students sang a Chinese song <Two Tigers>; the Volunteer Chinese Teacher of CINB Cao Xi with her dance club students show a dance <I learn Dizigui>. Prof. Yang Jianhua, the Chinese Director of CINB also invited several guests who have performed in Chinese New Year’s Gala of Fredericton to come to Park Street School to give some performances including playing flute, Chinese songs and Chinese national dance. During the activity, Mr. Treadwell also chose 10 lucky students by drawing a lottery, and gave them Chinese Red Envelopes. At last, after a grade 5 student has recited a Chinese ancient poetry <Chun Xiao>, Park Street School teacher Mme Aubé and her class performed a Chinese song <Chun Tian Zai Na Li> to draw a satisfactory conclusion for the activity.
During the activity, the Chinese songs, Chinese ancient poetry and dance performed by Park Street students have showed their rich Chinese learning achievements, and the performances come form the Chinese guests also attracted every student. This wonderful Chinese cultural feast has left every student and teacher of Park Street a deep impression.
-- by CAO Xi
The 8th Global Confucius Institute Conference held in Beijing
Three representatives from CINB attended the 8th global CIs Conference held in Beijing from 7th to 8th December, 2013 at the invitation from Hanban. They are Mr. Eric Smith, the Superintendant from AEI, Ms Jing Teng, the Director of CINB and Prof. YANG Jianhua, the Chinese Director of CINB. They met with the Hanban officials during the conference, visited Hanban Office and discussed about the work of CINB in 2014.
The 8th global Confucius Institute Conference has taken place during the 7th to 8th of December in Beijing. The event brings together university presidents and heads of Confucius Institutes from all over the world.
More than 2,200 attendees from over 400 Confucius Institutes are here, along with representatives from Chinese universities.
Sponsored by the China Education Ministry, the Confucius Institute is a non-profit public institution, designed to help foreigners learn about China through courses in language and culture.
So far, China has established 440 Confucius Institutes globally. And over 500 Confucius Classrooms are in operation worldwide at middle and elementary schools.