UQ Confucius Institute supports Mandarin Excellence in 2017

2 February 2018

Article contributed by Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School

Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School-2017 Graduation Ceremony: Award for Academic Excellence in LOTE-Mandarin

Graduation is always a tremendously important date in our school calendar. It marks the transistion from primary to secondary schooling and provides a wonderful opportunity for our community to celebrate the distance travelled and the many and varied achievements of our students.

For the third year, our school was both delighted and very honoured to have The Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland as the sponsor for our Award for Academic Excellence in LOTE-Mandarin. This award recognises an outstanding level of achievement across all assessment areas in LOTE-Mandarin.

The extremely generous sponsorship of the Confucius Institute allowed two very worthy recipients to receive not only a framed certificate and book voucher, but also an engraved medallion. The students and their families were absolutely thrilled to be acknowledged by such a well-respected international institution.

This year, in recognition of this continuing sponsorship, our school has also purchased a perpetual shield to acknowledge recipients of this award from 2015 onwards.

As a whole school community, we would like to sincerely thank Professor Ping Chen and all of the wonderful staff at the Confucius Institute for their ongoing support for our school. This has greatly assisted our efforts in further developing our whole school Mandarin program, as well as, to raise the profile of Chinese culture and Mandarin across our local community.