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From our Community Group - 13th January 2017

13 January 2017

The Week Ahead

Happy New Year to One and All. We hope you had a wonderful break and have come back feeling refreshed.

Please Note: The translation to Mandarin will now follow at the end of the newsletter.



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We have a few changes to the layout of our Newsletter this term. Introducing ‘Tip of the Week…’ and ‘Food for Thought…’ (see below). We hope these provide some useful information to you all. If anyone has something they would like us to add to the newsletter, please email us on

‘Tip of the Week’…

If you’re looking for a local or China-wide tour guide, try Lisa. She has advised many parents in the school and helped to organise walking tours, trips to various parts of China and will even customise the perfect holiday or outing for you. Please visit her website for more information



‘Coming Up’…

To start the New Year, we have lots of events coming up to get you all involved and to make our New Parents feel welcome.


Drinks night for parents and teachers – Saturday, 21st January, 2017

We hope you can all make it along for a casual drink at the Big Bamboo in Jin Qiao (259 Hongfeng Lu) next Saturday. The Community Group will be there from 7.30pm onwards. This will be a very relaxed evening – just turn up and have a drink and/or a bite to eat.


Temple Fair – Sunday, 22nd January, 2017

This event is organised by the School and is always a lovely way to join in the celebrations leading up to the Chinese New Year.


Taobao/Didi Dache course – dates to be announced

The Community Center has kindly offered to provide a workshop at school which will teach you how to use Taobao and the Didi Dache taxi App. The taobao class will teach you how to translate text, sign-up for an account, search and pay, and make returns.

The Didi Dache course will teach you how to get a ride with the most popular and efficient taxi App. The courses will be run separately, and depending on demand, can be run over a few days. Visit the Community Centre website if you would like to see further courses they offer


DTL Bus Trip – Monday, 23rd January, 2017

Due to popular demand, the DTL Furniture Store trip is being organised again this term. You are invited to join us on the trip which will take you to their warehouse for a browse…and purchase….and then onto lunch somewhere close by (venue to be announced). The bus will leave from school at 9:00am and be back by 14:00pm. If you would like to join us, please email Charlotte McLuskie on


Welcome Back Lunch – Wednesday 22nd February, 2017

To help settle ourselves in again after Chinese New Year, there will be a Welcome Back Lunch at El Willy’s on The Bund. More information about the lunch will come out through the Class Reps and in the newsletter. We would love to see you all for a nice lunch.


’Food for thought’…

Many have asked what the Community Group does with the money raised. We are working on a Mission Statement to outline the purpose of the Community Group and where the funds can most benefit the wider community. For instance, charities we have funded in the past provide much needed education and healthcare for under-privileged children. More information will follow on this soon.

For now though, there will be lots of other exciting things happening both during the week and the weekends this year! Make sure you stay tuned by reading our news in the school newsletter every week.


Leanne Nigro

Community Group Chair













Big Bamboo(红枫路259号)举行的家长老师的休闲之夜。家委会会从晚上730开始等待您的光临。让我们一起在这个轻松的夜晚享受美酒和小食。


庙会 – 2017122日周日









DLT 参观 – 2017123日周一

由于大家要求,DLT家具店将在这学期再次组织参观活动。您可以加入我们参加一天的活动。大巴士将在早上9点从学校出发,我们将参观DLT家具仓库,您也可以购买,中午我们将一起在附近用餐(地点将今日公布),于下午2点回到学校。如果您想参加,请通过邮件向 Charlotte McLuskie报名.


欢迎午餐 – 2017222日周三

为了欢迎每一位在中国新年后回到学校,我们将在at El Willy’s on The Bund 举行欢迎午餐。更多的信息将在近期有班级代表和每周通讯发出。我们期待在午餐中见到您。



中文联系:Christine HU Liang  胡惠清 (微信号:christine_hu_liang)



Leanne Nigro

Community Group Chair