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LittleStar SSIS Chinese Story Competition "Me & China"

Mother tongue is the basic tool that people rely on to express, communicate and think. What’s more, it is the key to understand national culture. Only if a person has a deep understanding of his own national culture can he really understand the fundamental meaning of self-existence. Then he can march into the world from his own nation to understand and embrace the diverse world culture and become a qualified world citizen. Since mother-tongue learning is very important, Chinese learning is especially vital for students in bilingual schools.
At NACIS, we have placed cultivation of students' reading and writing skills at the top of their Chinese learning from Grade one, teach Chinese with an international perspective, apply their mother tongue to support English learning and integrate the Chinese and Western languages, which enables them to build a profound cultural identity and grow up as better global citizens. In the past three years, we have been developing students' ability of in-depth reading and literary appreciation. During learning, students share their feeling and contents of the books they have read in a rich and colorful way to improve their oral and written ability. Many students have shown strong interest in writing and achieved gratifying results in continuous practice.
Last December, we received an invitation from Littlestar magazine, inviting our students to participate in Chinese Story Competition ‘Me & China’ sponsored by them. After receiving the invitation, Ms. Fiona, Head of Primary Chinese, and Ms. Lucy, Head of Secondary Chinese, actively organised students to participate in it. Littlestar magazine also invited Ms. Lucy to participate in the composition evaluation.
On March 23, the Writing Competition Award Ceremony was held at Shanghai Singapore International School. Our principal Mr. Nick, award-winning students and parents, primary teacher Vivian Liao, and secondary teachers including Vivian Wang, Olivia Li and Rebecca Yu attended the ceremony.
At the ceremony, the organisers awarded the winning students. The principal, teachers, parents and friends gave the warmest applause and congratulations. Then, the Chinese teachers of different schools also went on stage to receive awards and flowers. The organizers said that it was precisely because of the help and guidance given by the teachers that students could use their imaginations in the ocean of writing, so they established the "Mentor Award." Finally, the organizers invited seven winners from different groups to deliver their speeches, sharing background information of their article and the learning of Chinese and writing at school. Katniss from 6 Willow and Ryan from 4 Cedar shared their experiences with us on stage.

We would like to congratulate each of the award-winning students again and thank teachers and parents for their support and dedication. We also hope that the students who have not won the prize can continue to strive for greater progress and achievements in the next competition!

Winners List:

Rank Age Name Class Mentors
Under 9 years old
Second Prize 9 Rayan 4Cedar Arvin
Recognition Award 8 Castor 3Elm Chloe
10-12 years old
First Prize 12 Katniss 6Willow Rebecca
Second Prize 10 Johnny 5Willow Fiona
Third Prize 12 Cindy 7Elm Christina
Third Prize 11 Suyi 6Yew Vivian
Recognition Award 12 Selina 6Beech Vivian
Recognition Award 11 Elaine 6Cedar April
Recognition Award 10 Jacky 4Elm Doreen
Recognition Award 10 Eden 5Cedar Hedwig
13-15 years old
Second Prize 14 Sally 9Yew Vivian
Second Prize 14 Yvonne 9Yew Vivian
Third Prize 14 Wendy 9Beech April
Recognition Award 13 Lawrence 7Beech Olivia
Recognition Award 14 Sandy 8Beech Rebecca