Oral Presentation will start on Thursday, Nov.15

Dear all,

I hope that you all have a nice long weekend.

As I have mentioned in last post. The students are working on their oral presentation of the Nine Style Box, and parents are very welcome to enter the classroom to be their honorable audiences. The presentation will start on Thursday, Nov 15. It will take three or four days to complete everyone’s presentation of each class based on the oral speed and Q&A sections. As for the order of the students’ presentation, it will follow the no. (#1-28) showed on each class list.

All parents who are interested in joining us, please check the class # with your child, and ask them how many students have completed each day for update. In addition, please spread the message and share it with any parents who haven’t subscribe the Mandarin website of SFX School. You are all welcome to show your support and to celebrate with them about their progress and success. Your presence must mean a lot to the children.

Below is the timetable of Intermediate Mandarin from Gr.4-7. Please wait quietly outside the classroom by the time of the schedule. Thank you!

Mandarin Timetable Ms. Hsu.

Warm regards,

Hsu Laoshi

Parents are invited to join us : )

Dear all,

In October, after learning the traditional food for Thanksgiving, we have been focusing on the integrated learning topic: Chinese Nine Style Box 九宫格which is good for students to learn and create their own project through integrating their background knowledge about their theme and applying all they have learned previously about the theme to their unique project.

After step by step’s instructions through giving examples of Nine Style Box and making some practice in and out of the Chinese classes, the students have made their own NSB with various themes on their draft paper first, and up to last week, they were all supposed to complete their beautiful and creative good copy. This week, we are working on How to make a Mandarin oral presentation. Now, it is almost the time for them to present their proud outcome to the class and the parents. Any parents who are interested in coming and listening to their speaking in Mandarin and to introduce their projects, please check with your kids about the updated schedule.

I am very glad to see each student’s steady progress in not only writing skill, but also their oral skill as well. All the students have been worked so hard to complete their NSB, and to prepare for their presentation. However, based on the different weekly schedule of Mandarin class, each grade has different schedule for oral presentation due to missing classes because of holidays, workshops and Pro-D days, etc. I will post any updated schedule for each grade or class in the next post. Thanks for your interest and your attention. Hope to welcome you next week or later.

Keep warm and enjoy your long weekend!

Mandarin teacher, Hsu Laoshi



Chinese Culture Club is open for signing up

Dear all,

It is very exciting to start the Chinese Culture Club (CCC) from this month for the school year, 2018-19.  Ms. Cheung (Zhang Laoshi) & I (Hsu Laoshi) have made an announcement this morning during Monday assembly.  We are going to prepare some performances for the Chinese New Year Celebration on Feb. 5th, so there will be more intensive trainings/practices before the event in January. Please see the attachment for details.

2018-19 Chinese Culture Club- Consent Form

All students who are interested in joining the club, please check the meeting dates and discuss with your parents/guardians to get permission and support first. You are then welcome to ask for the CCC consent form in Mandarin class tomorrow or on Wednesday. The sign up slip must be returned to the teachers by Nov. 21. Thank you for your interest and attention.

God bless,

Ms. Hsu (Hsu Laoshi)


Happy Thanksgiving! 感恩節快樂!

Dear all,

Wish you all a very lovely Thanksgiving!

Let’s thank God for his abundant blessings including love, peace, health, and joy.

感謝天主在過去一年的保守看顧/ 感谢天主在过去一年的保守看顾,

讓我們享受祂恩賜的平安健康和喜樂/ 让我们享受祂恩赐的平安健康和喜乐!


Hsu Laoshi

Monthly Learning Plan in September

Dear all,

After the new school year starts in September. The learning plan has been focusing on the following points.

1. to know their classmates in the new class through self introduction and other class activities in Mandarin Chinese.

2. to learn class rules in both English and Chinese especially some common and useful key words & phrases.

3. to review and learn relevant stories/legends of the moon (with audio and video assistance); to learn main characters in these stories

4. to appreciate and celebrate the cultural holiday- Round Party on Moon Festival.

5. to understand the meaning of one Chinese poem related with the Moon; to recite and sing the poem.

Hsu Laoshi

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Three Chinese songs for singing practice

Dear all,

Please click the following link and listen to the music and to practice singing.

We have learned and practiced together in the class. These three songs are

1) Gongxi song

2) Thanks to the Lord from the heart

3) Our Father

You can look at the handouts with the lyric and Pinyin. They will be helpful.


Hsu Laoshi

Mandarin monthly plan in Febrary 二月份教學計劃

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Dear all,

The Year of Dog is just around the corner. Wish you and your family a very blessed and prosperous year.

As a tradition at the whole SFX School community, we are going to celebrate together with great joy since Chinese New Year is the most important cultural holiday among all the traditional festivals. There will be a big celebration in the school gym on Friday, Feb. 16. You and your child are very welcome to wear traditional costume or any outfit in red, presenting the joy and passion of the event on that day. Hope to see you there.

As for the learning points in this month, below is the monthly plan for Mandarin class.

  1. Learn three Chinese songs

  2. Complete a project for the Year of Dog

  3. Group work on reciting & singing a song

  4. Review & test for the topic of Chinese New Year



Hsu Laoshi



Mandarin Monthly Plan in January, 2018

Dear all,

Welcome back to the school.

There will be lots of interesting and cultural lessons we are going to learn and experience in January and February because Chinese New Year will be on February 16.

The students from Gr.4 to Gr.7 have been taking the Chinese Calligraphy lessons in Room 301 for a week. It’s an annual cultural lesson. All students are excited to experience as well as some teachers. I sincerely thank our generous and wonderful parents to help setup and cleanup the classroom. Those who give a helping hand to assist in the class are also greatly appreciated. In addition, all parents are very welcome to visit our Mandarin bulletins on 3F next week. You are going to see some students’ great work.


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Below is the monthly plan for Mandarin class.

1. Annual Calligraphy practice in Room 301

2. Lucky message for New Year and Year of Dog, 2018

3. Make a lucky lantern for New Year

4. Review New Year Culture and tradition

Wish you all a very happy New Year!

Hsu Laoshi


Gr.6 Food Project-營養飲食 & 垃圾食物

Dear all,

It was great to see many groups have started working on their Food project. Try to find colorful pictures from flyers distributed by some superstores or grocery stores.

It was very easy and important to tell if those food are healthy or not. You all have learned in class about those five characteristics of so called “Junk Food”. In general, they either too sweet or too salty. Most deep fried food are unhealthy because they in general have high calorie and with low nutrition.

There are two samples I saw in class on Friday. They have completed searching for various of food and glued on the project paper already. The next step is to add language info. including CH. characters, Pinyin and EN meaning for each item.

There are three reminders that I hope all other groups should try not to making the same avoidable mistakes. That is covering the KEY WORD. Please don’t cover Junk Food and Nutritious Food in the middle of two boxes. It’s essentially important to show and to highlight these two key words to classify clearly two categories of food.

In addition, try to attach different kinds of food to enrich the content of your project. It won’t be accepted if you attach 3 chips with different flavors or 4 kinds of fruit. variety of food will be highly expected.

Also, if there is a choice, of course, the appropriate size better and clear pictures will be better and more welcome. I am looking forward to see you and your partner’s wonderful and impressive work soon.

Below are two nice projects with beautiful pictures from two groups. They both work very hard to follow instructions and meet requirements. Good Job : ) It will be much better if they can make some minor changes which I have mentioned and explained above. Thanks!

Hsu Laoshi



Takoyaki selling on playground this Bazaar, Saturday

Dear all,
​we are going to make and offer fresh and hot Takoyaki (章魚燒), octopus balls and shrimp balls (蝦仁燒) on the playground,. We sold it for the first time three years ago. Our tasty food and ​service amazed many customers. Therefore, people kept requesting for the stand to be brought back.
 Some weekends have been spent on planning and preparing. Finally, we are ready to sell Takoyaki again this bazaar. All t​he proceeds will go to support the parish as fundraising income.​ You are welcome to stop by and to have a try​ if you are interested​. Thank you!

Please find attached, some pictures taken while perfecting our Takoyaki recipe at home the other day. Hope to see you there!

God bless
Hsu Laoshi

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週六教堂籌款義賣會吃得到日式章魚燒-Takoyaki 和 蝦仁燒。



許老師邀請您闔家光臨 : )


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Summer is finally here!



Dear all,

Summer is finally here. It was great to see the students running, chatting and playing ball on the newly renovated playground.

Time flies, and there is only one and a half month left for this school year. Gr. 7 students will graduate and proceed to high school afterward. Wish you all the best!

Hsu Laoshi



看到學生又可以開心地在翻新過後的遊樂場上追趕跑跳,打球和聊天了真好。另一方面,時間過得飛快,這個學年只剩下一個半月了。七年級的學生很快就要從SFX 畢業,接著上他們理想的高中。我衷心地祝福大家順心如意,前途一片美好。



Happy Easter : )

Dear all,

Happy Easter! 復活節快樂!Fù Huó Jié Kuài Lè!

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Jesus loves you. He loves you forever.

耶穌愛你,祂永遠愛你。Yē Sū ài nǐ, Tā yǒng yuǎn ài nǐ.

Hau Laoshi

Chinese Calligraphy & Year Project

Dear all,

I would like to share you some great things that the students have achieved already before Chinese New Year! You are all welcome to visit our bulletin boards on the 3F and the stair way to share their proud and happiness on writing Chinese Calligraphy and making the year project for the Year of Rooster. They are so blessed and talented, and it should be very thankful.

Best regards,

Hsu Laoshi



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Inter. Mandarin November Newsletter

Dear all,

The students have been working on the new topic of Chinese Nine Style Box 九宮格 in this month.

They have integrated the Chinese knowledge they learned previously from different topics, and have achieved his/her own九宮格.

Also, they have taken turns to present their work and share their project with other classmates.

In this way, everyone could learn some new Chinese words from others’ projects.

You are welcome to visit Inter. Mandarin bulletins on 3F to appreciate their visible and awesome projects.

There are lots of valuable and wonderful ideas and viewpoints which demonstrate their great efforts and searching results.



In addition, please find the attached, newsletter for this month.

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God bless,

Hsu Laoshi

Long Time No See : )

Dear all,

I feel thankful to meet you here on the website again after waiting for 2 months because it has been long time that I can’t publish any messages.

There are some sorts of mechanical problems happened, and so I can’t log in  the website and update any information and upload any record about Mandarin class and the students’ activities.

I hope to find you are all doing well and enjoying the beautiful weather.

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Chinese Christmas Trees

Dear all,

Please visit the intermediate Mandarin bulletin boards on 3F. There are quit a few fantastic art work posted.

The students has learned the story and origin of Christmas in Mandarin. They would like to sent the best wishes in Mandarin to all of you through the trees and wish you all a very peaceful and joyous Christmas break.

God bless and enjoy the holiday!

Hsu Laoshi

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