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Koreans mark first school day

By AQELA SUSU Close to 50 Korean students and their parents were at Nabua Primary School yesterday celebrating their first day of school this year. Korean Language School headteacher, Sang
02 Feb 2014 07:55

By AQELA SUSU

Close to 50 Korean students and their parents were at Nabua Primary School yesterday celebrating their first day of school this year.
Korean Language School headteacher, Sang Hyun Ra, said the school operated every Saturday from Nabua Primary School, offering tutorial classes for Korean students.
“There are fifty students altogether who attend the Korean Language School every Saturday here at the Nabua Primary School,” Mr Sang said.
“We hold Korean language, music, history and maths classes for Year One to Year Six students of Korean descent and other students who wish to learn more about Korea.”
He said the school was formed twenty-one years ago and was established in Fiji to help Korean students broaden their knowledge about their homeland.
“Today marks our 21st year of existence and we are happy that we are able to teach the Korean children in Fiji more about our culture through conducting these classes here at the school.”
He said the children at the school enjoyed learning about their history and their culture.
Mr Sang said students from other cultures had shown interest too in joining the school this year.
“Some Fijian and European students have also been attending classes and I feel really proud to teach the students about Korea.”
He said the aim of the school in conducting tutorial Korean classes was to keep the Korean tradition and culture alive in a country that was miles away from their home country.




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