August 2016 Newsletter

2016 Chung Wah Chinese School Leeming Newsletter 学校通讯

Moon Cake Sale !

The moon cake order has been distributed last week, but in case you didn’t get it, please click here to download the form.

The form needs to be submitted back to the class teacher or admin office by 13th Aug
The orders will be distributed on the 20th Aug.

Morning Tea on Saturday, 13th August

The School Management Committee will hold a Morning Tea on Saturday, 13th August 2016.
All parents are invited to attend the morning tea. The usual food sold in the Canteen will be made available for free. Hot Tea and Coffee will also be provided to warm you up.

It is an informal gathering where we would like to increase our engagement with the parents. We will present a variety of topics ranging from the recently introduced the safety measure of lock-out during the school hours, teachers’ performances,  the upcoming celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, etc. We would like to get some direct feedbacks from you. We will answer any questions you might have.

The morning tea will be held in the canteen area after you have dropped off and brought your kids to their classes. It would be great if we all can gather at around 9:15 so that we can conclude the gathering at 10:00 just before the recess. We hope to see all of you there.

Message from Principal Li Hua

Welcome back to Term 3.

We have already had a very busy start to our term with Mid-Autumn Festival drawing, painting/calligraphy competition and Chinese Language Teachers’ Association WA State Writing Competition from Week 1.
Recitation / Speech competition will be hold on 13th August.
Students are also preparing for the annual Talent show on 17th September.

ACE classes: Guzheng, martial art, diabolo, performance art students are all busy preparing for the Mid-Autumn Festival Concert Night on 17th September.

Our teach staff have been very busy. Eight teachers participated a two days professional training organised and run by Taiwan Overseas Office.

Principal Dr Li and Ms Tian attended the Federal Chinese Teachers’ Association Annual Congress in Brisbane.
Ms Ng attended State Ethnic Schools/Community Languages Schools Associations 2016 conferences at Melbourne.

All staffs are preparing a choir for the Mid-Autumn Festival Night. All parents are welcome to join us start from 11:30am on Saturdays.

欢迎同学们回到第三学期来。

这学期一开学我们就非常的繁忙,除了正常的学习以外,同学们都积极开始准备参加中秋节素描,绘画/书法比赛;准备参加校内一年一次的背诵/演讲比赛;准备参加由中国语文教师协会主办的写作比赛;同时也在为将于9月17日举行的一年一度的才艺表演做准备。

课外活动班级:古筝,武术,扯空竹,艺术表演的学生们都忙着为9月17日举行的中秋节晚会做准备。

我们教学工作人员也很忙。在假期里,8名教师参加了由台湾海外办公室组织的为期2天的专业培训。李校长博士和田欣老师出席了在布里斯班举行的联邦中国教师协会年度大会。
黄宝玉老师参加了国家民族学校/社区语言学校协会在墨尔本的2016年年会。

全体员工正准备中秋节之夜合唱团。所有的家长都欢迎加入我们的合唱团,我们从现在开始,每星期六上午11:30开始合唱练习。

Upcoming Events
Sat Aug 6
文化学习:尊老护幼 Cultural learning: Care for OthersSat Aug 13
朗诵比赛(小学) 演讲比赛(中学) Recitation Competition Speech Competition
Sat Aug 20
SMC Meeting 9.30am onwardsSat Sept 17th
2016 Chung Wah Mid Autumn Festival
Venue: Chung Wah Cultural Centre in Balcatta
Time: 5pm to 845pm
Current Fundraisers
2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Book
(Digital or book membership)
$65 each, click here to orderSchool T-Shirts
(various sizes)
$10 each, sold at the libraryNAB – NEXUS Introducer Program
(Home and Business Loans)
MUST mention our school’s name and code:
Chung Wah Chinese School Leeming
Introducer code :420657671
Sold at any NAB branch or Mobile lenders can come to you.

Contact Roger Luo 0488595609 or roger.luo@nab.com.au

Limited Newsletter Advertising
We will be selling limited ad space at the bottom of our newsletter to local businesses to assist with our fundraising, for more information emailassistantmedia.leeming@gmail.com

2016 Mid-Autumn Festival Concert

Over the next 7 weeks, the Mid-Autumn Festival committee members from all the three campuses Leeming, Morley and Rossmoyne will be working together to deliver a magnificent event to celebrate the 2016 Mid-Autumn Festival.  This year’s joint concert celebrations will be held on Saturday evening 17 September 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:45 pm hosted at the Chung Wah Cultural Centre in Balcatta. This year greater emphasis has been placed on the stage design, quality and professionalism of the shows. Throughout the night, the event will be hosted by a professional emcee and enriching the celebration are variety of stalls which will be providing sale of foods and drinks, art and crafts and much more.

Prizes

To top up the excitement, the committee has organised big and spectacular lucky draw and door prizes such as iPad, Apple Watch, Laptop, Cannon Wifi PowerShot Camera, Nespresso Coffee Machine, 55” Smart LED Wifi TV (Grand Prize) and more than 50 quality prizes will be up for grabs!

Entry ticket only $5.00 per person. In return, they are eligible to enter into door prizes. Entrance for Leeming, Morley and Rossmoyne Chinese School students are free.

Entry and Raffle tickets are available for immediate purchase at our school canteen. The raffle tickets cost $20.00 per booklet of 10 tickets. ($2.00 per ticket). Stay tune to the CWA magazine for the August 2016 edition for additional sensational concert program.

New Awning for our library

We have just recently installed a new awning to the library

Volunteers wanted – Library

Hi parentsThe library needs some volunteers to put together some shelves and help put some boxes on these shelves in the sea container and the library.

If you can spare an hour tomorrow morning (Saturday, 6/8) please come to the library after 9:15am or any time you can make it.

If you cant help for the whole hour, half an hour is still valuable to us.

Thank you.

Regards

Yok Chi RAI
School Management Committee Library Officer 2015/2016
Chung Wah Chinese School Leeming


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 Volunteers wanted – Videographer!!

Our school is looking for hobby video makers who will be willing to volunteer their time to help the School Management Committee. We would like to create a small video about our school and it’s activities. The Video will be used for promotional purposes such as publishing on our website, showing casing our school during fairs and exhibitions as well as in the upcoming Mid-autumn festival in Balcatta Cultural Centre.

The individual(s) will be given the freedom to use his/her/their own creativity and imagination in producing the clip(s). Further, the individual(s) will be working on their own pace in creating the clips. However, it would be ideal if the videos can be finalized a week before the Mid-autumn festival on 17th September 2016.

Should you and some you know is able to help the school please contact us on chairperson.leeming@gmail.com or 0403 735 842.

We look forward to your participation and support.

Royal Life Saving Society WA

The Royal Life Saving Society WA have approached our school with the intention to promote the Water safety awareness amongst the Students and Parents within our Chinese School.

Royal Life Saving WA work closely with the Office of Multicultural Interests to assist key community groups within WA to have access to water safety education and swimming lessons. The Chung Wah Association and its Chinese School are one of the key community groups they focus on working with.

Royal Life Saving Society WA can offer the school a variety of classes and programs which are free of charge or a very minimal fee. In a nutshell they can offer:
•      Multicultural Women’s Only Swim and Survive Programs
•      Multicultural Youth Swim and Survive Programs
•      Heartbeat Club – Introduce basic first aid, resuscitation and water safety skills to mothers, fathers and carers in a practical three hour course (parent’s course).
•      Water Smart Award (children of all ages, year 1 – 12)

Please refer attached flyer for further information.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/207de2c1e8a59d032008a6c72/files/Participating_in_Swimming_and_Water_Safety_Education_Inclusion.pdf

The School Management Committee has agreed for Royal Life Saving Society WA to conduct the Heartbeat Club program tentatively on the 27th August 2016. A confirmation and details will be sent out closer to the date.

It would be great if a group of parents can participate in the Heartbeat Club whilst the children are in class (small children are welcome to come in with mum or dad during the class).

The aim of the Heart Beat Club is to develop the lifesaving skill of resuscitation and first aid. The Heart Beat Club is a community education initiative of Royal Life Saving that aims to increase your skills and confidence in CPR and first aid as well as provide a water smart background.

The Heart Beat Club can teach you the lifesaving skills of CPR. The training session covers first aid for common child injuries including burns and scolds, choking, drowning and provides information on how to perform child resuscitation or CPR.

If sufficient numbers of interest are available further programs and classes can be arranged.

We encourage you to attend the Heartbeat Club class while you are waiting for your children. Please join in drove!

SMC Notices

Old PA System for Sale – $1,000

If you know anyone would would like to purchase our old PA system, please email chairperson.leeming@gmail.com. The funds are used in our fundraising efforts.
Fundraising Officers Required

Please email chairperson.leeming@gmail.com for more information.

About Us:

Chung Wah Chinese School Leeming is a not for profit, teacher and volunteer powered community school, and has been since it was set up in 1991 by Chung Wah Association Inc. Students and Parents love connecting with one another and having the chance to learn and express themselves in their mother tongue and celebrate traditional festivities. For families of any ethnicity or language background who want their child to learn Mandarin, we operate Saturday morning language classes and cultural activity classes. 
Help us help your child by becoming a parent volunteer (ask us for more information).