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.
2017 Afternoon Summer Camp *** NEW ***
From July 4 to August 4, the Ottawa Catholic School Board will offer a morning Mandarin (Traditional) International Language Program at St. Nicholas Adult High School for elementary students from ages 4 to 14 (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8).
Ottawa Mandarin School will hold Afternoon Summer Camps which followed the morning IL Program. Students will enjoy many afternoons full of fun, which will include singing, cooking, calligraphy, Chinese painting, arts and crafts, badminton, dance, martial arts, and more.
Registration information will available soon.
2017 Cultural Summer Day Camp *** NEW ***
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, Ottawa Mandarin School will hold the camp from Aug 8 to Aug 11 at St. Nicholas Adult High School.
Registration information will be available soon.
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.
Victoria Day Holiday
There will not be any classes on
May 20, 2017.