School showcases Asian integration

From Left: Roxine Paterson, Rika Asaoka, Valmae Sims (Ikebana floral design) at the Woodvale parent day and Asia Showcase. Pictures: Emma Reeves www.community pix.com.au d403476
From Left: Roxine Paterson, Rika Asaoka, Valmae Sims (Ikebana floral design) at the Woodvale parent day and Asia Showcase. Pictures: Emma Reeves www.community pix.com.au d403476

Showcase Asia featured students’ work, multi-media presentations, Asian snacks, a display on the soccer program’s tour to Kuala Lumpur and demonstrations from the Japanese Ikebana Floral Art Society.

‘They made it all look simple but it was clear their years of experience were central to how they could transform such things as flowers, twigs, baskets, bowls and vases into beautiful art,’ international students’ co-ordinator Carmel Agnello said.

‘Mari May, our Japanese native speaker tutor, also led a sushi making demonstration, and Lisa Hong, our Chinese native speaker tutor, led a demonstration on making huntun, better known as wontons.’

Members from the Confucius Institute ran workshops on the Chinese arts of paper cutting and calligraphy.

‘It was great to have so much support for this event,’ Ms Agnello said.