Saturday Programs

Traditional Mandarin International Language Program

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) offers a Traditional Mandarin International Language (IL) Program for elementary and secondary students on Saturday mornings at St. Thomas More School.  The IL Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.  Registration is free for Ontario residents (with only a $10 consumable fee).

 

Students learn to read, write, and converse in Mandarin.  Students are taught Traditional Chinese characters and use the Zhuyin Fuhao / Bopomofo phonetic system to help students with pronunciation.  The curriculum includes multimedia teaching resources for teachers to better utilize Smartboard functionality in the classrooms, as well as learning aids to help parents support learning at home.  Students from all school boards are welcome.

Elementary Mandarin Classes

Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8

9:30 - 12:00

Classes are from Sep 10, 2016 to Jun 17, 2017

- Onsite registration starts on Sep 10, 2016 and is ongoing throughout the year

- Parents should see the site administer for registration

Information and Registration Form

Secondary Credit Mandarin Classes

9:00 - 12:25

Classes are from Sep 10, 2016 to Jun 10, 2017

- Registration is on Sep 10, 2016 and Sep 17, 2016 only

Information and Registration Form

For more information from Sep 10, 2016 to Jun 17, 2017, you may contact the site administrator at St. Thomas More School on Saturday mornings at the school or by telephone at 613-739-7131.


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Saturday Cultural Programs and Extra Student Support

The Saturday cultural programs and extra student support are operated by Ottawa Mandarin School in partnership with OCSB.

 

The Bopomofo Class, Homework Club, and Mandarin Library provides support to student learning and the Saturday cultural programs give students the opportunity to learn and enhance their Mandarin language skills and to enrich their Chinese cultural experiences.

Bopomofo Class

12:15 - 1:15

Free - Registration is not required

This class provides students with extra help learning the BoPoMoFo phonetic system.



Homework Club

12:15 - 1:15

Free - Registration is not required

The Homework Club offers support to students who need extra help

Mandarin Library

Over the years, the OMS library has acquired many books, and VCDs with children's stories, Chinese culture, and science.  No fees for OMS students.


Student Resources

Parent and Child Class

11:00 - 12:00


$75 - Session 1 (12 classes) from Sep 24, 2016 to Jan 14, 2017

$75 - Session 2 (12 classes) from Jan 21, 2017 to May 13, 2017


The Parent and Child Class is for children ages 2.5 to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent.  Children learn Mandarin through singing songs, playing games, reading stories, and making crafts.  No previous Mandarin experience required.


Registration Form for Parent and Child Class


 

Adult Mandarin Conversation Class

9:45 - 11:45


$80 - Session 1 (12 classes) from Sep 24, 2016 to Jan 14, 2017

$80 - Session 2 (12 classes) from Jan 21, 2017 to May 13, 2017


*** 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.


Registration Form for Adult Mandarin Conversation Class


  

Afternoon Cultural Classes

12:10 - 1:10 Arts and crafts --> Classes will start on Oct 1, 2016

12:10 - 1:10 Badminton (9 years and older)

12:10 - 1:10 Chinese dance --> Classes will start on Oct 1, 2016

12:30 - 1:30 Diabolo

 

Session 1 (12 classes) from Sep 24, 2016 to Jan 14, 2017

$60 - Student

$10 - Parent participation

 

Session 2 (12 classes) from Jan 21, 2017 to May 13, 2017

$60 - Student

$10 - Parent participation 


Registration Form for Saturday Afternoon Cultural Classes



Schedule


Visit our Calendar to see the dates for our classes.

Registration In Person


Payment by cheque or cash

  St. Thomas More School

  1620 Blohm Drive, Ottawa ON

  Saturday mornings from 9:30-12:30

  from Sep 10, 2016 to Jun 10, 2017


Parents should see a member of the Parent Advisory Group for registration

 

Registration forms should not be mailed to the Ottawa Catholic School Board or to St. Thomas More School.

 

 

Cheques should be payable to Ottawa Mandarin School.

 

Registration fees are due at the time of registration.  Registration is considered only after both the registration form and payment are received.

 

Incomplete registration forms and registration forms submitted without payment will not be processed.

 

A $20 charge will apply for cheques returned as "Non-sufficient funds" (NSF). 

 

Refunds

 

Refunds will not be allowed after the second class.


A $10 administration fee will be charged if a withdrawal is requested before the second class.


Class Changes - Afternoon Cultural Classes


Students may switch cultural classes after the first day of class.  Changes are not permitted after the second class.


Cancellations


OMS reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient registration or other reasons.  In such case, a full refund will be provided.


Registration Forms

The OMS registration forms are fillable PDF forms.  You can fill out the information onto the form, print it, and register in person.


If you have any difficulty filling out the form in your browser, save a copy of the form to your computer and open it with Adobe Reader.  You can get Adobe Reader here for free. 


Location

1620 Blohm Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5N6