Christmas Dragons

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christmas_dragons_by_sc2009-d32ythl Amber has requested some Christmas dragons. Here are some Christmas dragons  (even though they are not technically Chinese dragons). Who can tell me why they are not Chinese dragons? Remember to click on images for a bigger picture. Thanks for the inspiration Amber. I’ll save the Beijing Opera mask pictures until next year. 🙂

圣诞快乐! Merry Christmas!

Walter’s Blog Post

你们好!Hello Everyone! Nimen Hao!

I’m very  happy- Wo hen gaoxing!我很高兴!

Today I am posting a blog written by Walter about two Chinese string instruments. They are the Konghou and the Yangqin.

谢谢 Walter!Xiexie Walter! I’m sure that you will all enjoy looking at Walter’s word document. Just click on the link below. Also click on the video links Walter that Walter has included for you.

To celebrate our first solo student blog, I’ve added a Chinese music link. Walter, there’s a musical performance there that I think you’ll like.   很好, Walter! Well done, Walter!

Chinese walter blog






Do Chinese people celebrate Christmas?


Some of you have asked for some pictures of Christmas 圣诞节  in China 中国 and have been waiting patiently for the 1st 一号 of December 十二月 to  lai dao来到 arrive.  As  tomorrow is the First of  December here are some photos of  signs of Christmas in China. I hope that you like them! Have a read of the new web page link “Better Chinese, How people celebrate Christmas in China” for more information about Christmas in China. While you are there, have a 看一看( kan yi kan- look) at the Christmas Eve 平安 pingguo-apple too!  Zaijian!Mrs Jerram 🙂

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Chinese phrase sheng dan jie qian xi, in Chinese characters 圣诞节前夕, means Christmas Eve

P.S Look at the new ‘Celebration Songs” Category Link for a Christmas surprise!


New Categories

你们好! Nimen hao!

I’ve added two new categories to our blog everyone. They are Web page links and Positive Thinking.

The Web page Links Category will have url links to pages that tell us about Chinese words, phrases and Chinese culture.

The Positive Thinking Category will have links to  videos and other media that help us to be fun loving and positive thinking learners.

Positive memes and pictures I have started to paste into a Positive Thinking Pics Wiki, that you can find under the Positive Thinking Category link.

Do you already know of some web page links and positive sayings and videos that we could have on our blog? Let me know if you do!

Enjoy!  Jerram 老师 Jerram laoshi

IMG_0593P.S- Do you think this photo of my Xiao bai gou 小白狗  (AKA Pixie Jerram) should be put in the Positive Thinking Wiki?

Year of the Horse 2014

In China this year it is Year of the Horse.  Amber and I have decided that because it is马 年, the first student and teacher, co-created blog should include horse images.

There are two pages of images. The last image is the one I used to help me paint a Year of the Horse canvas for the Arts Extravaganza.

Just click this link to see them!

Year of the horse

What are we learning in Chinese Lessons?

Nimen hao!

Over the next few posts, Ararat PS 800 students will be taking over Mrs Jerram’s Blog to tell you what they’ve been learning in Chinese lessons this semester. Scroll down to the links on this page and the photos below to give you some clues about students’ future posts.

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This clue is hiding behind these students!



China Challenge 2014

It’s been a busy start to Term 4 at Ararat Primary School 800 with our Grade 3-6 students winning First Prize for their collective Chinese Language (characters and pinyin) entries in the regional ‘China Challenge’ Competition. Students were very happy to have the Cath Mc Clenehan Memorial Shield returned to pride of place in our school corridor, near our staff room. Ararat PS 800 students had previously won this shield in 2012. If you happen to be at our school come and have a look at the shield. We’re very excited to have won First Prize and we’re looking forward to next year’s competition as it’s theme is the 12 Symbolic Animals (One of our favourite topics!!)Our thanks to the ‘China Challenge’ organising committee for providing this opportunity for local students and for arranging the awards presentation ceremony at the Ballarat Town Hall.

.IMG_7091Organising Committee Member- Mrs Joy

We met the Mayor of Ballarat!IMG_7096
Venue-Ballarat Town Hall

Venue-Ballarat Town HallIMG_7132Back at school!

Here are some photographs of some displays that are inside and outside our Chinese Language Classroom.

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We hope you like these pics of our Chinese Language Room. All Ararat PS students from Prep to Year 6 have a one hour Chinese lesson each week. Stay tuned for our next post, where we will show you some of our colourful Chinese flashcards and vocabulary displays that surround us when we’re learning Chinese at 800 (That’s short for Ararat Primary School 800).P.S We’ve also got some exciting news to tell you about in our next post! 

Welcome to the Chinese Room at Ararat Primary School!


 Welcome to Mrs Jerram’s Chinese Classroom.

Hi Everyone! I’m Mrs Jerram and I teach Chinese-Hanyu, to all of the 297 students from P-6 at Ararat Primary School 800. Our school is the oldest school in Ararat.

Ararat is the only rural city in Australia to be founded by Chinese miners during the Victorian Gold Rush. What a claim to fame!

At Ararat Primary School we have a specially designated Chinese Language Room for students’ weekly Chinese lessons. Stay tuned for some photos that will  show you our Chinese language learning environment at APS 800.