Ethnic Chinese Language Cultural School
Address: 110 Crittenden Rd, Findon SA 5023
Phone：08 8445 7399
The Overseas Chinese Association Chinese Ethnic School belongs to all of us and the community.
Let us build a strong relationship and work diligently to foster the education of our next generations.
Principal and Teachers
主校区位于 110 Crittenden Rd Findon;分校区位于 Burnside Community Centre。
The Chinese School of the OCASA
was established in 1980. It is a legally registered Chinese school by the
Australian Ethnic Education Commission.
Through the hard work,
dedication, and persistence of our predecessors, successive Councils of the
OCASA, and our Chinese compatriots, the school has grown from nothing to
something, from small to large. It is the product of the great work of several
generations of the Chinese community in South Australia.
At present, the school has one
main campus and one branch campus. The main campus is located at 110 Crittenden
Rd, Findon. The branch campus is located at the Burnside Community Centre, on
the corner of Portrush Road and Greenhill Road, Tusmore.
To promote the Chinese language and
culture and to educate all individuals who wish to learn without
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To educate students in
Chinese language, cultural history, customs, geography to develop their
cultural understanding and raise the overall quality of the Chinese community
To provide a positive
learning environment for our students to confidently develop their listening, comprehension,
speaking and writing abilities.
To promote Confucius
teaching and ethics education in order to foster outstanding individuals
equipped with these characteristics: “loyalty, filial piety, benevolence,
righteousness, propriety. wisdom and trust”.
· To positively contribute to Australia’s multicultural community.
澳华联会中文学校分上下午两个同步授课阶段，从学前班(拼音班)至12 年级，大约共 30个班级。
· 第一学期开学的第一天(星期六)为新生入学报名日。也可以打电话到华联会 报名，或来华联会领取报名表。
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The Overseas Chinese Association Chinese Ethnic School has a morning and an afternoon class, delivering the same curriculum concurrently. Classes start from reception (Pin Yin class) till Year 12. There are approximately 30 classes.
l Chinese Ethnic School has the same term dates as mainstream government schools.
l New students can enrol on the first day of each term (Saturday).
l Alternatively, you can call the school or visit the Overseas Chinese Association to collect an enrolment form.
l The minimum age of acceptance into the Reception class is four years old.
l School fees are collected once at the beginning of each school year, that is, once a year.
l School fees are not refundable if a student withdraws.
l Should there not be enough students to form a class, the School will inform you accordingly to delay the start date. If the class is cancelled, the school fee will be refunded or the student is allocated to another class.
l Should the student needs to change class, please inform the School’s Administration team to arrange the change.
l On the last day of Term 4 each year the school will distribute the following year’s school terms to students.
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下午班 1:15- 3:45.
· Our school is split into two semesters per year, totalling four terms. Terms one and two are first semester, terms three and four are second semester.
· On average, each term lasts ten weeks with classes in the morning and afternoon every Saturday.
· Morning class 10:00am-12:30am
· Afternoon class1:15pm-3:45pm
· There is a fifteen minutes recess class with teachers monitoring all areas of activity.
· Teachers may look after students who arrive ten minutes before the class commences and ten minutes after the class finishes. Outside these times the students will be the responsibility of their parents or guardians and not the responsibility of the school.
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Reception classes use pin
yin materials compiled by Jinan University Press and by Beijing Chinese
Language and Culture College. The materials aim for
students, at the first stage
of their education, to correctly pronounce all Chinese words.
Years 1 to 12 as well as
advanced classes use materials prepared by the Jinan University Chinese
Language and Culture College: “Zhong Wen” including two exercise books (A&B):
“Chinese Culture”, “Chinese History”, “Chinese Geography”. In addition, books
for Years 1 to 4 contain pin yin for all topics, while books for Year 5 and
higher contain pin yin for only selected characters.
Students will be assigned
home-work each week. They may include copying characters and further lessons,
constructing sentences, essay writing and written practices.
Students in Years 1 to 4 have approximately an hour of
homework, and they may complete part of their exercise books A and B work in
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Students from Years 5 and above are
allocated two hours of home-work where they must complete their exercise books
A and B work at home.
There are tests each week.
The content may include listening and writing words and lessons, reciting
lessons, conversation practices.
There is an exam at the end
of each semester where teachers in each class will provide revision for
students in preparation for exams.
semester, the school will provide a summary of tests and exam results to parents/guardians.
Along with the results, teachers will also provide comments about student’s
overall behaviour at school.
It is extremely important for parents to leave their phone numbers in the student enrolment form. In case of illness or accident, this allows us to quickly contact
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the student’s parent/guardian. If you change your address or phone number, please inform the school as soon as possible.
Please do not send your child to school if they are not feeling well.
Should an ambulance be called. all related fees will be the responsibility of the student’s parent or guardian.
Safety for our students is an important focus for our school. We ask all parents to follow safety rules for the wellbeing of your children. When drive near the school, please slow down and do not stop the car in the middle of the road to pick up or drop off students. There is a small car park in front of the right side of the school that is reserved for our teachers. Parents should not park in this area and ensure that all paths are clear for drive way.
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Rules and Regulations
teachers and care for our students are guiding principles for our school. The
school supports a fair. polite and friendly environment. Ensuring that our
students study in a safe environment are the responsibilities of parents,
guardians, students and all staff at the school. Therefore, the school requests
1. Teachers should conduct their classes and take responsibility for students’ learning and safety. Students should respect their teachers and be responsible for their own learning.
2. Students should arrive on time for class. If the student is unable to attend or needs to leave class early, please inform the class teacher in advance.
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1. Students are not allowed to chase, run within school grounds, play ball activities and throw rubbish on the floor inside the classroom. Throwing rocks, stones and sticks are strictly forbidden.
2. Without permission from the school, students are not allowed to leave school grounds to play, buy snacks or to go home.
3. Students should not bring toys or other valuables to school and will be responsible if the item is lost,stolen or damaged.
4. For students with mobile phones, the mobile phones must be switched off during class.
5. Students must protect and look after all school property and will be liable for any damages caused.
6. If a student demonstrates violent behaviour, based on the severity of the situation, the
a. Inform the parent/guardian to take the student home
b. Suspend the student from school, or
c. Report to relevant law enforcement authorities
7. During recess, four teachers will monitor the school grounds both in the front and rear yard. If a teacher reports unsafe behavior from a student, the student will be asked to stop immediately and stay in the office until recess is over.
10. Students who break school rules will be given verbal and written warnings by teachers and the school administration staff. Those who break rules repeatedly will be expelled.
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Workplace Health and Safety
The school requires all teachers and
students to understand and follow workplace health and safety requirements, to ensure the safety of teachers, students and parents at school and to prevent
hazardous activities from occurring.
· All teachers, volunteers and school administration staff must have current current valued police checks and Child Safe Environments Certificate. All students aged 18 years or over must complete the criminal record
verification form with the Ethnic Schools Board.
The school principal and deputy principal are contact people in all emergency situations. There are regular emergency evacuation and fire drills for students and teachers to prepare for an emergency. They are also responsible to contact emergency services including fire, ambulance and police. More details, please refer to the annual fire drill plan.
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