A Mandarin programme was originally developed to teach our Preschool and Junior Kindergarten students. It has been such a success that we are carrying it up through the school grades as children grow and is now offered from Preschool through Grade 4.
This unique offering integrates Mandarin language study into our programme in a seamless way. Ms. Shen has dedicated class time throughout the week to teach new words, colours and songs by using flash cards, videos, books, songs and cultural experiences to introduce our young students to the language.
Our children go home able to sing, identify colours, numbers and follow instructions in Mandarin. The programme has been so successful, that during assembly on Thursday mornings, Happy Birthday is now sung in Mandarin and a “word of the week” is taught to all students and teachers.
The introduction of Mandarin to our programme is just another example of how Fern Hill School strives to provide unique and rewarding learning experiences to our students.