Welcome to Ottawa Mandarin School

Ottawa Mandarin School provides various programs that give students the opportunity to learn and enhance their Mandarin language skills and to enrich their Chinese cultural experiences.  These programs are offered to students of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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


Adult Mandarin Conversation Classes are aimed at non-Mandarin speaking adults who are interested in learning to speak Mandarin and about Chinese culture.  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.

2019 Afternoon Summer Camp (tentative)


From July 2 to August 5, the Ottawa Catholic School Board offered 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 held Afternoon Summer Camps which followed the morning IL Program.  Students enjoyed many afternoons full of fun, which will include singing, cooking, calligraphy, Chinese painting, arts and crafts, badminton, dance, martial arts, and more.

2017 Cultural Summer Day Camp -- (Not Available 2018)


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 Augto Aug 11 at St. Nicholas Adult High School.

Special Events

 

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.

OMS News and Events

 

Check our Calendar for upcoming events.

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First Day for ILP (JK-Gr8) Classes 


Saturday morning classes for the OCSB International Languages Program start on Sep 8, 2018.


See official OCSB calendar

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First Day for Culture Classes


OMS Culture Classes will begin on

Sep 29, 2018.

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Elementary and High School Credit Classes Starts Sep 8 2018

- 9:30 am for JK - Gr .8

- 9:00 am for Gr. 9 - Gr. 12

Elementary class registration available throughout the year.

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Community Notices:
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in cooperation with Embassy of Japan, Japan Foundation Ottawa Japanese Community Association, French Embassy Canadian Film Institute, Connections Productions will host a movie screening of  “Late Life – the Chien Ming Wang Story (後勁王建民)".


Admission:  Free (免費入場)

Place: Carleton University, Richcraft Hall

Time:  Saturday, July 27, Time: 5-7pm/ 7月27日 (星期六) 下午5時至7時

Light refreshment wiill be served around 4:30pm
駐加拿大臺北經濟文化代表處備有簡單點心招待.

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