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SENIOR SCHOOL Languages excellence Alliance Francaise Examinations 2017 Congratulations to the students who competed in the challenging Alliance Française Examinations. Jordan Syme (12Sc) was one of the 20 state candidates (out of 289) to be selected to sit for the speaking component of the competition and he received a High Distinction. In addition Zachary Matthews (10Fr), Emerson Varris (10He) and Jack Sutton (10Wb) were awarded Distinctions. Zachary and Jordan. Chinese Speech Competitions Five Chinese students from Year 7 to Year 10 took part in the 2017 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition and Mandarin Speaking Competition organised by the Confucius Institute and Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia. The participants were: • • • • • • Benjamin Butler (10He), Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition Max Stewart (9He) Cameron Schnell (8Ha) Jack Blackwood (8Sc) Angus Prosser (7SG) Marcus Dickson (7Ha) Boys from Guildford Grammar School performed very well in the competitions, particularly Cameron, Benjamin and Max. Cameron spoke eloquently and took first position in the Year 8 category and Max performed brilliantly taking third position in the Year 9 category. Benjamin performed exceptionally well in the Speech, Written Test and Cultural Performance sections of the Chinese Bridge Competition, taking second position in the State Level and represented Western Australia in the national competition. He came up among the top 6 positions in the National Level. Mr James Cheah Head of Languages Faculty Benjamin, Max and Cameron. Walk the Wall 2017 On Saturday 16 September, the Languages Faculty organised a Guildford Grammar School team to take part in the 2017 Walk the Wall event. Walk the Wall is a global movement that comes together throughout the year to raise money to care for many abandoned and disabled children in China, and provide families with disabled children the support they need so that abandonment isn’t their only option. The Guildford Grammar School Walk the Wall set off from the tennis courts at the school’s main entrance, passing through the campus and along Great Eastern Highway to Third Avenue towards the Swan River, continuing through the Woodbridge Parkrun route. The route was reversed for the walk back to the school, resulting in a walk of around 11km. The Languages Faculty would like to thank everyone who was involved in raising this amount, particularly the main organizer Ms Lina Morien, Language staff, Mr Richie Longson and all the walkers who joined us on the day. Mr James Cheah Head of Languages Faculty Over 50 students and staff took part in the event and raised a total of $2510. 17