24 Aug 2018

Chinese Newsletter – 24/08/18


Dear KJS families,

The Chinese team would like to welcome you back to a brand new academic year! We are looking forward to the year ahead and making our Mandarin learning engaging and exciting for all of our KJS students. Our wellbeing goal for this academic year is to have 100% of our students feeling positive about their learning in Mandarin lessons at KJS.

In line with the school, our first 2 weeks of the term have been focused around the concept ‘wellbeing’. We’ve been exploring the Central Idea:

“Making choices that develop respectful relationships with ourselves, others and the environment define who we are as individuals and as a community.”


Much of the learning we’ve done these past 2 weeks has been centered around the question: How can we best work together in our Mandarin classes? 在中文教室里,怎样才能更好地合作?

We’ve encouraged our students to have agency by co-creating essential agreements for how we can work together successfully and also exploring our different roles and responsibilities within the Mandarin classroom. Some of the key vocabulary words we’ve been exploring in Mandarin have been: respect 尊重,relationships 关系, community 社区 and environment 环境 .

In our classrooms we have also been unpacking our KJS wellbeing definition:

  • respect for self 尊重自己
  • respect for others 尊重他人
  • respect for the environment 尊重环境

These 2 weeks have been extremely useful in enabling us to get to know the students better; both their academic needs as well as their personal interests.

We are very much looking forward to the year ahead!

Warm Regards,

The Chinese Team