Tasmania Chinese School [TCS] was established in 1997 as a non-religious, non-profit community school. Tasmania is a beautiful island situated in the most southern part of Australia with idyllic scenery. It is sparsely populated, with even less ethnic Chinese. Over the last decades, staff and students worked hard to increase the students’ enrolments by approximately half of the students from non-Chinese background. It is the only Chinese Language School in Hobart, Tasmanian. All the school teachers are from mainland China, and they have many years of teaching Chinese in China and Australia. They have a wealth of experience and qualifications. Over the years, school teachers have been sent to China to receive advanced teaching training from the Chinese Affairs Office of the Overseas Chinese State Council and the Confucious Institution Headquarters.
The purpose of the TCS is to cultivate and promote the traditional Chinese culture, engaging student into Chinese learning, and to provide students with the optimum learning environment and opportunities to learn Chinese leading to improved student standards in oral and written skills.
Throughout the last decades, the teachers have passionately imparted the Chinese Culture to the fore and student number has grown continuously. There are now seven Chinese language classes, in addition to a painting Class with increasing children participation. There is also two adult Chinese language classes, a Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi and adult watercolour classes. In order to make sure students do not forget their “roots” and culture, the School actively organises students to participate in the “Root’s Tour” organised by the Overseas Chinese State Department. To enhance students’ understanding of Chinese culture, several students from TCS have been encouraged to participate in ‘Chinese Bridge’ competition and received high achievement. By participating in these activities, students acquired knowledge and more understandings of China’s profound culture. The TCS has a mission to help locals develop further understanding and acceptance of Chinese culture. Every year, teachers and students, including parents, participate in various community activities, such as the Hobart City Council annual Christmas Pageant parade. During various special Chinese Culture days our students go to nursing homes to perform for the elderly or just to comfort them. In addition, at the annual year-end party, all the students report their achievements during the year to their parents. To strive for excellence, the School organises parents and teachers meetings in order to collect parents’ suggestions to further improve the School’s performances. In addition, TCS established ‘Tai Chi Song and Dance Ensemble’ which cooperated with other sister organizations in 4th April, 2012. In 3rd of April, 2013, the ensemble acted at the first ‘Carnival’ of Chinese Culture heritage. It is a large-scale ceremony (with almost 3000 people involved) organised by Tasmania Chinese Community since its inception in 1964. After that, the ensemble was also invited by seven different age care center to perform for the aged people from different countries. The performance of the ensemble received a great welcome and recognition.
该校的办学地点（租用）：Ogilvie High School, 228 New Town Road New Town 7008。
The School holds its classes (rent) at Ogilvie High School, 228 New Town Road New Town 7008.