High School Information 15.09.2017
Annual Hanyuqiao Chinese Speech Competition
On Wednesday 20 September the Annual Hanyuqiao Chinese Speech Competition will be held at the Hutchins School. Ten Friends’ students representing each year level from Year 7 to Year 11 have been selected to compete in various sections of this extension conversation competition. Students will be transported to the venue on the School bus under the supervision of Monique Gall and Helen Han. We hope the students will have a great experience and wish them all well.
International Translation Day
This year, the United Nations celebrates International Translation Day for the first time on 30 September. The celebration is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of translators, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.
Why 30 September?
30 September celebrates the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators. St. Jerome was a priest from North-eastern Italy, who is known mostly for his endeavour of translating most of the Bible into Latin from the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. He also translated parts of the Hebrew Gospel into Greek.
He was of Illyrian ancestry and his native tongue was the Illyrian dialect. He learnt Latin in school and was fluent in Greek and Hebrew, which he learnt from his studies and travels. Jerome died near Bethlehem on 30 September, 420.
Come and see the International Translation Day display in the High School Library.