父親節快樂 Happy Father Day: )

Dear all,


First of all, wish all fathers, grandfathers, godfathers a very happy day on June 16, 2019, and all days in your lives.

As to my students, I hope that you have given the Chinese Father’s card that you made to your beloved father, and read the content of your card in Mandarin to him as well as explained the meaning of the sentences you wrote to express your thanks about what he has done for you and your family.

Today, you can do something like making a cup of tea or coffee for your dad. Or you can spend some time with him and try your best to make him happy to show your appreciation.

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PS. Please remember to bring the card back on Monday for marks. Thanks!

Hsu Laoshi

Selling special cold drinks on the playground at Bazaar

Dear all,

There will be 4 kinds of cold drinks selling from 9am to 3 pm at Bazaar on Saturday, May 25.

The location will be on the playground. It will be the first booth on your left hand side when you get on to the playground. You are very welcome to come and support the biggest fundraising event for the parish.

Below are the sign you are going to see and 4 options of the drinks. Hope to see you there : )

Hsu Laoshi

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New Year artcraft-Peace Lantern

Dear all,

I have already mentioned in class and posted the news in a previous post regarding the artcraft we are planning to do is a peace lantern 【平安燈籠】。Also, I have showed you two samples that I have made in order to help you to see the final art you can work and accomplished.

Some classes have received the templates, and tomorrow we are going to start working on it. Unfortunately, there will be quite a few of the students absent due to the ski trip. Therefore, I post the handout with detailed instructions, pictures, reminders, and criteria of the art-craft here on the website. Hopefully, this will be able to help those students to make up after returning back from the trip.


Please exactly follow the steps, and try your best to do it. Look forward to seeing your beautiful peace lantern soon.

Best wishes,

Hsu Laoshi


To Chinese Culture Club (CCC) members

Dear all,
Thanks for your interest and commitment to the CCC meetings and practices. We are focusing on the biggest cultural event in Term Two.
Before Chinese New Year celebration on Feb.5, there will be some intensive practices.
Each member should have the dates on the consent form. Below are the reminders that you have to attend the following meetings and practices based on the dates scheduled in the beginning of November, so you can  work with others and achieve different tasks during each meeting time. With your constant attendance, then you will feel confident to perform and enjoy the celebration. Thanks for you and your parents’ attention!
1. Fri. Jan 25
2. Mon Jan 28
3. Wed Jan 30
In addition, please listen to the 1st music of the song, 小蘋果 Xiao Ping Guo, and practice singing along. And the 2nd music is especially for the dance crew (8-10 girls) to perform a lantern dance. Let’s work hard and look forwarding to having an exciting and memorable presentation on that day.
Hsu Laoshi



February newsletter for Mandarin class

Dear all,

There will be a lot of interesting class activities in this month.

First of all, after reviewing and learning New Year greetings and lucky message for Year of the Pig, we are doing the cultural practice of Chinese Calligraphy in this week. This is an annual workshop for students from Gr.4 to Gr.7. Thank you so much for all parent-volunteers’ help to setup and decorate a special/unique classroom, we are all enjoying the nicer and bigger space in the multipurpose room. I am so glad to see that many of the students improved your writing. Later, you are going to see those beautiful writing products which will be posted either on the bulletin or in the gym for the big event-Chinese New Year celebration.

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Next week, we are going learn a Chinese song with choreography along for the singing performance at the CNY celebration in the gym. Each grade is going to present a different song.

Gr.4- 財神到       Gr.5- 鳳陽花鼓

Gr.6- 讚美的孩子最喜樂        Gr.7- 耶穌愛你,耶穌愛我

After that, we are planning to make a peace lantern. Please see the picture below as your reference. The teacher will provide two pieces of template, a red line and red small lantern. Each one of you need to prepare a pair of scissors, a bottle of white glue, thin markers, a black fine-liner for the New Year art crafts.  I am looking forwarding to work with you all.

Hsu Laoshi

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Happy New Year 新年快樂/乐

Hi everyone,

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Hope you had a relaxing break and a wonderful time with your family and friends.

May 2019 bring you more joy and peace!







Hsu Laoshi 許老師/许老师

Merry Christmas 聖誕快樂/圣诞快乐



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Dear all,

Wish each one of you and your family a very joyful Christmas and a blessed and happy New Year!

Below is the true meaning of “Christmas”. Let’s celebrate Christ’s coming with hope, joy and thanksgiving while sharing the good news with others.

Hsu Laoshi


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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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