Westlake Boys High School launch Confucius Classroom
Congratulations to Westlake Boys High School on the launch of their Confucius Classroom on 7 March 2016. They are the ninth Confucius Classroom in the Auckland region.
Consul General Xu Erwen and the headmaster of Westlake Boys High School David Ferguson unveiling the plaque.
Among the guests to celebrate the unveiling of the plaque was Dr Jian Yan, National MP and Consul General Xu Erwen. The significance of the occasion was clearly felt by guests, students and teachers.
A student spoke in Chinese, sharing his experience with the language and encouraging other students at the school to take this great opportunity of becoming a Confucius Classroom to really move forward with their Chinese proficiency.
Ms Nora Yao, Director, Confucius Institute in Auckland told the audience of her admiration for Westlake Boys High School and what they had achieved in their Chinese programme. She expressed that the school could be a showcase amongst North Shore schools for it’s exemplary Chinese programme.
The visitors also had the opportunity to take a brush and apply some strokes in a calligraphy class, alongside students. To the visitor’s further delight they also met other students at morning tea, all of who introduced themselves in Chinese.
We applaud Westlake Boys High School for establishing such a commendable Chinese programme and taking the Confucius Classroom journey and look forward to hearing about their further progress.