Term 1 2018 Newsletter

Ni hao Parents!
Welcome to term 1 of 2018! We hope all our families have had a wonderful break with loved ones and are now ready to go for the start of 2018!

Speaking of New Year, Friday (16th February) is Lunar New Year  and the year of the gǒu. I would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and peaceful year ahead and many memorable and joyful times with your loved ones.


2018 is the year of the gǒu!

NEW CLASS UPDATES!
As we continue to grow and expand, we have more people join our lovely family here at Mandarin Stars and it’s fantastic to see our program being taught, shared and developed Australia wide. It reinforces our commitment to make sure that we continue to  deliver a first class immersion based Mandarin language program, as a dedicated and passionate team of Mandarin educators.

We are delighted to announce that we are now offering more of our fun and immersion based Mandarin classes at Castle Hill! We are running Playgroup classes from 10:30-11:30am and SuperSTARS classes from 11:30-12:30pm, both on Saturdays. It brings us great pleasure to bring back our Castle Hill classes, along with the new classes in Penrith and Baulkham Hills.

You can have a look at our new and updated timetable at our website here.

STAFF CHANGES
In addition to new classes, we have some lovely new staff members we would love to introduce! Please join us in welcoming our two new permanent Chatswood teachers, Rachel Lǎoshī and Ping Lǎoshī! Rachel Lǎoshī has a masters of teaching from Sydney University and Ping Lǎoshī has a masters of early childhood education from Sydney University, and we look forward to having them bring their knowledge and skills to the classroom. We would also like to welcome the lovely Elly Lǎoshī to our Mandarin Stars! She will be the new enrollments officer and we look forward to having her help us work with all the families and students.


Huānyíng Ping Lǎoshī and Elly Lǎoshī!


Huānyíng Rachel Lǎoshī!
We would also like to thank Serena Lǎoshī and Judith Lǎoshī for all their hard work over the past year. Serena Lǎoshī and Judith Lǎoshī will be changing from being permanent members of staff to casual members, since both teachers will be continuing their studies and pursuing higher education. We wish both of you the best of luck!

STUDENT AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
We are happy to start 2018 off with some great news and awards from our wonerful students!

Congratulations to Madison Lam, Jade Hall, Luci Gow and Leo Gibb! They are proud recipients of Student Achievement Awards in the the learning of Mandarin by The Chinese Language Teacher’s Association of NSW!


Congratulations to Madison Lam, Jade Hall, Luci Gow and Leo Gibb!

Congratulations to all our YCT 1 recipients! The results are now in from The Hanban in China and we are delighted to announce fantastic results from our November test takers last year. Our students achieved Distinctions to High Distinctions all round, and 4 students receiving 100% full marks! Hěn hǎo!

It was also a pleasure to have been to be invited by The Asia Education Foundation in November 2017. We were asked to present a workshop to a delegation of Chinese educators on our immersion based teaching method within the Early Childhood space. The delegates were from a new Kindergarten and Primary School and wanted to learn the best practices and methods in immersion based teaching. Xiè xiè to both Pearl and Dailin lǎoshī for their help in presenting to the audience.


Dailin lǎoshī presenting at the workshop

Finally, on behalf of our franchisees, teachers and support team, we sincerely look forward to another wonderful year with you all. We hope that 2018 will be just as productive and happy as the last and we are excited to working with all our families and students at Mandarin Stars.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Founder and Director- Dawna Leung if you have any questions or feedback about our program.

Best regards to you and your families.

Xiè xiè!
Dawna Leung
Founder & Director
Mandarin Stars
Em: [email protected]
Ph: 1800 18 11 18
www.mandarinstars.com.au

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