Key Information for 2021

Dear Parents and Students,
Happy New Year! 2020 has been tough for all human beings, but we all journeyed together and achieved high at Cairns School of Chinese! Congratulations to those students who participated or won prizes at Education Perfect World Series Languages Championship and the Queensland Writitng Competition organised by the University of Queensland last year. We believe 2021 will be a great year with all the support from students, teachers, parents, partners and all other stakeholders.

In 2021, we will introduce Certificate II and III in Applied Language (Mandarin). These are nationally accredited courses for adults and senior students (Year 10 and above). For school aged students, they will be eligible for QCE credits when they have successfully completed the Cert II course. Students will be able to study the Cert III course when they have completed the Cert II course. The Cert III course is both QCE and ATAR eligible. Please contact inquiries@csc.qld.edu.au if you wish to enrol in these courses. Students will be studying 2-2.5 hours/week in class at their own pace. We highly recommend this to adult students and students in Year 10 and above to enrol.

This year the HSK tests will continue to be hosed at Cairns School of Chinese. In addition, we will also open the following tests to the public:
* YCT (for younger kids)
* HSKK (the ‘Speaking’ version of HSK) and
* BCT (Business Chinese – recommended for Cert II and III students as an addition)
All the tests mentioned above are internationally recognised.

There is no enrolment forms needed for continuing and returning students. New students can enrol via the link below:
https://gibbon.csc.qld.edu.au/?q=/modules/Students/applicationForm.php

Our 2021 Term 1 class times are as below:
Tuesday 4 pm – 5 pm: Kids Class (HSK1-2)
Saturday 8 am – 9 am: Kids Class (HSK 2)
Saturday 9:15 am – 10:15 am: High School Class (Certificate course students are asked to start from 8 am and continue to 10:15 am.)
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:30 am: Adult Class (HSK3 and above)
Saturday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Adult Class (HSK1 and Beginners. Higher level students from the previous class are welcomed to attend)
As always, we don’t charge extra if students wish to attend multiple classes (Pay for one course and attend all if you wish!)

Course Fees:
Weekly class costs $150/term plus a $65/year online learning account fee.
Certificate course will incur an additional $500 upon enrolment and the term cost is $300 as students are required to attend 2-2.5 hours of lessons each week.

Classroom Location: 10 Coleus Court, Mooroobool

First classes this year start on Tuesday 2/2/2021 and Saturday 6/2/2021.

We are very excited to have so much on offer this year to meet students’ different needs. Please help us spread the word and let’s build the school together!
See you all soon!

Regards,
Shixiang Chen

Principal
Cairns School of Chinese Inc.