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On behalf of the International Chinese School community I welcome you to the School.

 

I believe that all students should learn a second language. Research has revealed that learning a language enhances brain functionand improves all-round learning. Further, with Australia’s increasing ties with Asia, China in particular, being bilingual in Mandarin/English will open future opportunities to our students. Most importantly however, in an increasingly globalised society bilingual education fosters a greater appreciation of other cultures. It helps students realise that people of all cultural backgrounds have been created by God and are equally loved and valued by Him.

I am amazed at how quickly our students learn Mandarin, especially considering the majority come to the School with no background in the language. From the first day of Kindergarten they are immersed in the language with a focus not only on spoken language, but also reading and writing. Our Mandarin teachers, all native speakers who have been trained and accredited as teachers in Australia, provide excellent models of the language. Student proficiency in Mandarin has been acknowledged at public events such as the Sydney Chinese Language Schools’ Spectacular.

Children and parents alike enjoy being part of such a wonderful learning community. Students feel secure through the love and personal care provided by teachers. Parents appreciate the priority given to the development of a partnership in learning, with the School encouraging active involvement of parents in their children’s education.

The education offered through ICS will prepare our students to be loving and responsible global citizens and servant leaders who will partner with Christ in transforming society to God’s original good intent.

I warmly invite you to visit our school and experience first-hand the opportunities available through ICS.

Peter Jamieson(BEd MEdL)

 

About Mr Peter Jamieson

Our Principal, Mr Peter Jamieson, holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. His experience as an educator spans more than three decades, with over twenty years as principal of a number of independent schools across NSW.

Mr Jamieson is passionate about Christian education and unleashing the God-given potential in all students. He has vast experience in both establishing schools as well as leading cultural change. The schools he has led have been known as centres of academic excellence where students have thrived through a caring and supportive Christian environment.

Mr Jamieson is a committed Christian who has been actively involved in the ministry of the local churches he has attended. He is married with four children and three lovely grandchildren.

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