SATURDAY, 04 MARCH 2017 09:10 AM ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
Dear Parents, As you might or might not be aware our Leeming Chinese School is a Not-For-Profit entity. We are powered by volunteering parents when it comes to running and managing the school. You can make a difference and have your say on how the school is run.
Have you ever asked yourself how is the school actually managed? Who makes the decisions in regard to the quality of your child education? What are the criteria for some students being awarded the Top Student awards? Or Why am I not kept up-to-date by the school about the upcoming events? Where can I borrow books from the school? Who can I complain to? How can I make suggestions? Etc.All the above questions can be easily answered if you attend the upcoming MEET & GREET SESSION. This event provides you with the opportunities to ask questions, convey to us your complaints as well as make any suggestions for improvements.
The School Management Committee, as a parent representational body, is organizing this meeting to update you about the school and answer any questions which you might have. We would like you to feel connected and be part of the school community. It will be an informal, fun and informative gathering for approx. ¾ hour.
We will provide canteen foods, coffee and tea for your refreshment.I strongly urge you to attend the session and mingle amongst other parents. Please get involved so that we can make our school a better and improved environment for our children.
Kind regards, Suardi Sumiati – Chairman On behalf of the School Management Committee (SMC) – Leeming
2017 Annual General Meeting Notice
Sat 25th Mar 2017 9.15 AM Admin Office, Aulberry Parade, Leeming, WA
The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, 25th March 2017 at 09:15 in accordance with the paragraph 3.e.v of the Terms of Reference for the School Management Committee (SMC) of the Chung Wah Chinese School Leeming.You are kindly requested to attend the meeting as you can have your say on how the school should be run and managed. Only a good management team can positively influence the education for your children. Please make your voice heard!
To all parents and in particular our new parents I would like to advise you that the School Management Committee (SMC) acts as a parent representational body, which among other things brings your general and specific school issues to the attention of the school through the appropriate channels as well as advises and guides you on the correct procedures for raising individual and classroom/educational issues with management. Hence, the SMC is your voice towards the School and the Chung Wah Association.
The positions listed below form the School Management Committee:
1. Chairperson 2. Vice Chairperson 3. Principal – not an elected position. The Principal participates in the process of the SMC to provide insight from the educational and operational aspects of the school. 4. Treasurer 5. Assistant Treasurer 6. Secretary 7. Assistant Secretary 8. Cultural Officer 9. Assistant Cultural Officer 10. Social Officer 11. Assistant Social Officer 12. Library Officer 13. Assistant Library Officer 14. Canteen Officer 15. Assistant Canteen Officer 16. Enrolment Officer 17. Assistant Enrolment Officer 18. Fundraising Officer 19. Assistant Fundraising Officer 20. Media Officer 21. Assistant Media Officer
All the above listed positions will be open for election on the day of the Annual General Meeting.
Attached to this notice is the nomination form and short descriptions of the above mentioned positions.
I warmly welcome all students for the 2017 year. A special welcome to new students and their parents.
School started smoothly with the celebration of Chinese New Year. We have 24 classes this year, from 1-year-old children in the playgroup to SHK class, and four adult classes at different levels.
Our staff will undergo more professional training courses in 2017, provided by the Office of Multicultural Interests, the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association and other professional providers.
I wish you all enjoy learning Chinese and the Chinese Culture.
I look forward to sharing a great year with all of you.
Li Hua Principal
Upcoming Events Sat Feb 25 Fire Drill
Sat Mar 4 School Photo
Sat Mar 11 Parents Meet & Greet by the School Management Committee
Sat Mar 25 School Management Committee AGM
Sat Apr 9 Holiday homework Cultural Learning – Qing Ming Term 1 ends
School T-Shirts (various sizes) $10 each, sold at the library
NAB – 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
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 email: media.leeming
Welcome New Students and Families!
We’re glad that you’ve decided to be a part of our vibrant school community.
You’ve joined a school where the staff are passionate about teaching language and culture in a fun way, and where all the parents chip in and volunteer, whether it be ad-hoc, in a regular canteen or library duty, or in the school management committee.
You’ve joined a school where it’s not just about language, its also about culture. We hold big festival celebrations throughout the year and encourage the learning of cultural actives in our various ECA classes.
When you get to school for the first time, new families please make your way to the office so someone can help you.
All classes except Playgroup start at 9am, break at 10.10am for recess when they can visit the canteen or library, go back to class at 10.30am then stop at 11.30am. ECA cultural classes run from 11.30am till 12.30pm.
You must keep your contact details up to date in case of emergency.
You are welcome to park in Car Park 1 and 2 only, but there is plenty of street parking as well. If you are attending an ECA class we recommend you use street parking or Car Park 1 as Car Park 2 is locked earlier. Drive slowly as young children tend to dart out.
We send out quarterly newsletters to let parents know what’s been happening at school. Please check your junk mail.
Don’t be too shy to ask the other parents and staff for information and assistance, everyone remembers what it’s like to be new.
Harmony day game at East Fremantle
Dear Parents, On Saturday the 18th of March the WAFL season kicks off at East Fremantle oval with the Sharks taking on Claremont at 2.15pm. This game represents the start of Harmony week and as such the East Fremantle Football Club would like to welcome the Chung Wah Community to participate in the half time game.
This invitation is a result of Chung Wah’s continued support in the AFL football programs, especially the Saturday sessions that was held at both Leeming and Rossmoyne in 2016.
Chung Wah Chinese School Students are herewith invited to participate in the half time game. We need both girls and boys teams. All participating students will be dressed in sharks’ Guernsey before the game. The entry for students, parents, grandparents or even accompanying friends and relatives are free. For those of you who have never been to a footy stadium or watch a game this will be a good and free opportunity.
Here are some of the details: Details of the day: – Players are asked to arrive at the Moss st, East Fremantle, gate at 1.30pm. It is important all players and parents enter the ground at the specified time so the gate staff can let them all in, in one go. – The kids will be briefed and taken into the stands to watch the first quarter of the Sharks game. At quarter time the Chung Wah players will be taken into the change rooms to get ready. – At the start of half time of the WAFL game, the kids will run onto the oval to play in front of 2000 people. – After their game, the kids will be taken for a tour through the change rooms and will collect their gear/giveaways.
If you are interested to attend and participate in the game, please provide name and age of the children as well as your contacts by Friday 03rd Mar 2017 @13:00 to me:
Suardi – Chung Wah Chinese School Leeming Chairman Mobile: 0403 735 842 Email: chairperson.leeming
Some other important notes: By participating in the event above, you are providing consent to have you or children to be photographed and it might be used by the organizers for promotional purposes.
9.00 am start In our last School Management Meeting the Committee has decided to increase the pay of our teachers by 15 minutes. This action has been taken to allow our teachers to be in the school 15 minutes earlier. Hence, the teachers should be in the class well before we start at 9:00. We encourage you to bring your children to the school well before 9:00.
MEET & GREET SESSION The School Management Committee will be holding a “meet and Greet session”. It is scheduled to take place in 4 weeks’ time on the 11th March. We do hope that you can join us for the morning tea where we will give you information about our school in more details. This meeting will be especially useful for our new parents. It is a very relax and informal meeting where some refreshments, Coffee and tea will be provided as well.
Email/Mobile No If any of you have not received any updates or newsletters from the school through SMS or email, Please ensure that you have provided the admin with you latest email address and mobile number. It is very important that you do so as we must be able to communicate with you in emergency cases.
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).