Looking for Supply Teachers
The Ottawa Catholic School Board is accepting applications for supply teachers to teach Traditional Mandarin in the International Languages Program. For more information, visit the OCSB webite.
Looking for volunteers
Would you like to get involved? We are looking for parents who are interested in joining the parent advisory group or volunteering to help out with various Ottawa Mandarin School activities. Come see us in the front foyer of the school on Saturday mornings or send us an email.
Saturday Morning Interest Programs
These programs are offered to preschool age children and adults:
Parent and Child Class
Children learn Mandarin through singing songs, playing games, reading stories, and making crafts. No previous Mandarin experience required.
Adult Conversation Classes
*** NEW*** This year, Ottawa Mandarin School is pleased to offer two Adult Conversation Classes - a beginner level and an intermediate level.
Both Adult Mandarin Conversation Classes are aimed at non-Mandarin speaking adults who are interested in learning to speak Mandarin and about Chinese culture.
The beginner level is targeted towards adults who do not have any Mandarin experience.
Please contact us for details.
Extra Support for Students - Free
The Bopomofo Class provides students with extra help learning the BoPoMoFo phonetic system. The Homework Club offers support to students who need extra help with their homework. Both classes are held on Saturday afternoons from 12:15 to 1:15.
Saturday Afternoon Programs
A variety of afternoon cultural classes are offered to students and parents of Ottawa Mandarin School. Activities include Arts and Crafts, Badminton, Chinese Dance, and Diabolo.
2016 Afternoon Summer Camp
From July 4 to August 5, the Ottawa Catholic School Board offered a morning Mandarin (Traditional) International Language Program at St. Elizabeth School. Ottawa Mandarin School held Afternoon Summer Camps which followed the morning IL Program.
Our OMS Afternoon Summer Camp was a success. Students enjoyed many afternoons full of fun, which will include singing, cooking, calligraphy, Chinese painting, arts and crafts, badminton, dance, martial arts, and more. We look forward to seeing all our campers again next year! We thank all our teachers and volunteers, without whom we could not have our Afternoon Summer Camp.
2016 Cultural Summer Day Camp
Each summer, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada and the Overseas Community Affairs Council (Republic of China, Taiwan) sponsor a 1-week Summer Day Camp in Ottawa. This year, the camp was held from
Aug 15 to Aug 19.
OMS sponsors a number of special events that take place during the year to allow students to experience Chinese culture and to showcase student performances. Students attend demonstrations and try new activities during Culture Day. The Chinese New Year celebrations welcomes the New Lunar Year and feature student presentations from all classes. The Handwriting Contest gives students the opportunity to display their penmanship skills. Students build their confidence and show their Mandarin speaking skills during the Speech Contest.
OMS reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient registration or other reasons.
Session 2 of Culture Classes
Session 2 of the Culture Classes start on Jan 21, 2017.
Don't forget to register:
Note: The same registration form is used to register for the Beginner and Intermediate Adult Conversation Classes.
Chinese New Year Celebration
We will be holding the Chinese New Year Celebration on Jan 28, 2017.
Registration form should be given to the site administrator at the school office.
Consumable / activity fee of $10 is payable at registration.
New this year: To register
- all students should bring proof of age (e.g. copy of birth certificate or passport)
- proof of address
- SK - Grade 8 students should bring a copy of the last day-school report card
Saturday Cultural Programs
We are still accepting registrations for all cultural programs: Parent and Child, Adult Conversation (beginner and intermediate), and Afternoon Cultural Classes.
Registration form should be given to Parent Advisory Group member.