On Friday the 15th of July 2022 we had the honour of celebrating Aotearoa’s first graduates of Early Childhood Education Level 4 taught and assessed in Mandarin.
18 weeks ago, 14 students joined the NZSE College whānau eager to learn more about caring for the next generation of learners and on Friday we got to recognise their hard work. Most of these students are grandparents who want to learn how to provide better care for their grandchildren in New Zealand while fostering their Chinese roots. A truly humbling reminder that learning never ceases while highlighting the importance of nurturing the next generation.
“I never imagined that I could sit in front of a computer take online lessons and learn so much. Thanks to NZSE who provided us with a platform for learning ECE in Mandarin! Thanks to Michelle for her diligent and meticulous guidance and help. Graduation is not a destination but a new start for me!” – Xinyan Yu (Graduate)
It was moving to see each student called up to receive their certificate with a roar of applause from their family, friends, staff, and stakeholders. NZSE College is committed to teaching students in the best way for them whether that be online, or in their mother tongue. We are truly grateful to be transforming lives through the power of learning and giving back to the community by producing these 14 successful graduates.
Congratulations to these students and a huge thank you to our staff who supported them along the way, particularly tutor Michelle Xu. Your dedication and commitment to our students never pass unnoticed.