The Edinburgh Chinese Community School (ECCS) was founded in Summer 2000.
The mission of ECCS is to promote the Chinese language,
culture and the advancement of community education.
ECCS – End of 2015/2016 report.
Our academic year drew to a close on 25th June, 2016, with our prize giving ceremony. I feel very honored to have returned to serve as head teacher of ECCS for 2015/2016 with the support of our long serving Board of Governors and a fabulous team of hard working teachers and volunteers and I would like therefore like to say, “Thank you” to all of them. A special note of thanks to Ms Chiu Mei Li, our deputy head teacher for her unfailing support which she always gave with a smile.
ECCS has operated successfully for over 15 years largely due to the dedication of our long serving board members and teachers but mostly due to the new school members, teachers and volunteers that we attract annually who have helped revitalize the school and its community. As a charity, we look forward to new members coming forward to serve in the board, to join our teaching and volunteering teams to keep the school going year after year.
This year in February, we had our annual fundraising Spring Festival celebration fun day to usher in the Year of the Monkey. You can see from the photos and hear from the feedback that lots of people enjoyed the event and I hope you will continue to support our future fund raising events. Please see photos on website.
In the Spring, some of our students and teachers took part in the UKAPCE Easter camp at Edinburgh Academy and had great fun. I hope that more of you will try to attend such camps to give yourselves and your kids a chance to learn Chinese language and culture through activities.
Some of our teachers will be attending a teachers’ training course in Glasgow on 29th May, 2016 to improve on their teaching skills. This is to enable us to continue delivering language lessons as best we can for our students.
We entered some of our students’ essays for the annual UKAPCE Essay writing competition and Shiyuan Hao received third prize and our students, Ida Ho and Hillary Yuen received certificates of merit for taking part in the UKAPCE Poetry reading competition held at Lasswade High School on the 11th of June, 2016.
This year 11 of our students sat for their Scottish Qualifications Award SQA, at National 5 and Highers levels on 3rd June, 2016 for both Mandarin and Cantonese. Let us wish all our students the very best.
We had our prize giving day at the school on 25th June, 2016 where awards and recognition were given to students, teachers and volunteers and there were performances to showcase what our students have been learning both in their language classes as well as their Arts and Culture classes. We thank all the parents and friends who were present to support our event.
Please be informed that registration is now open for all Mandarin and Cantonese language classes and arts and culture classes for 2016/2017. We are offering drawing, singing, dancing, Kung fu, Taiji, Guzheng and Erhu classes. You can download our 2016/2017 registration form for both language and art and culture classes from our website, fill them in and send in your fees payable by cheque made to Edinburgh Chinese Community School. Please send your completed forms and cheques c/o H McCulloch, 54a Murrayfield Avenue, EH12 6AY to reach us before 1st of Sept, 2016. Any registrations received after the 1st of Sept will have to add £20 to the £100 per student per academic year for language classes. All art and culture classes for children are £60 and £100 for adults per activity per academic year.
As part of our participation within the Chinese and Local community, ECCS will be sending a contingent of about 25 ladies both young and old to participate in the Edinburgh Jazz Festival parade to be held on 17th July starting from the mound at about 12.30pm. We may also be sending some of our Kung fu students to demonstrate what they have learnt. It would be great if you can make it to cheer us along the Princes St route.
Last but not least, we have updated our school’s website and I hope that we can keep it up to date and that all of you will use it as a source of information to keep you posted of what events and activities we will have from now onwards. If anyone would like to volunteer to make our website better, please contact me to discuss what you can do. Any help to maintain the site will be gratefully received.
Have a happy Summer and we look forward to seeing you back on the 17th of Sept, 2016.
Mrs Hui McCulloch,
Head teacher 2015/2016