Tasmania Chinese school website training workshop report
In the age of internet and technology, in order to offer better service for our students and make things easier for their parents, Tasmania Chinese School set up its own website last year. Meanwhile, in order to guide parents to make full use of our school website and enhance the communication between parents and teachers, our school held a demonstration for the parents on 7th, May, 2011.
The workshop was demonstrated by Miss Han, who had taken part in the design of the school website, and it was held to introduce the function of the school website. First of all, parents can find most of the important information on the homepage, including mandarin classes introduction, school fee policy and school annual report. In addition, the history of our school and teachers’ introduction and background information are listed under relevant sections.
With the important information known, if you decide to come to our school or your kids would like to come, then the next step you need to do is to enroll. Our school website realized the online enroll function now, when you submit the required information online, the information would be sent to the principal through e-mail instantly. Then based on the information you have provided, the principal would choose the best class which would suit you or your kids and get the learning materials ready for use.
Later on, when you or your kids start to learn mandarin in our school, the school teachers would post the unit outline, teaching schedule and class activities of each week on the website, including the homework. Therefore, as long as you open our school website, you will find the information such as what the kids are learning in Chinese school and what is their homework are all there. Our school hopes that through the online posting function, we can let parents know better about what the kids are learning in our school so that parents can help the kinds study mandarin at home as well.
What we have found is that if you want to learn Mandarin well, the only two hours’ study in Chinese school is not enough; what’s more important is to cultivate kids’ interest to learn mandarin and Chinese culture. We hope to work together with parents to cultivate kids’ interest to learn mandarin, once they have the interest, the day when they can speak mandarin well will be not far away.
What worth mentioning is that if parents have any feedback or advice, you can submit this information online or leave a comment on the website. Your advice and feedback will be treated seriously and highly appreciated. In addition, on the school website, there is a special section called student playground for kids learning drawing in our school. If you click the playground, a marvelous world will be in front of you. The world is full of beautiful colors and imagination. Kids are drawing the beauty in their eyes with their little hands. If you have time, dear parents, why not come to our school website, one of your kids’ masterpiece might be there.
Finally, many thanks go to the parents for your support. It is your support that is encouraging our school to become better and better. We believe that with the hard work of the principal, all the teachers and parents together, our school will become the happy garden for kids to learn Mandarin.