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Maple Leaf to open Nanjing campus in 2022

On July 2, 2020, Maple Leaf Educational Systems and Lishui District of Nanjing Government formally signed a memorandum of cooperation. The two sides will jointly establish a Maple Leaf International School in Lishui District, Nanjing. Dr. Sherman Jen, Founder and Chairman of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, said at the ceremony: “Maple Leaf Educational Systems adheres to the principle of serving the development of local economy and social undertakings, as well as cultivating talent for the future of local regions and the country.” “According to the memorandum, Nanjing Maple Leaf International School will be designed with a capacity of about 4000 students, including preschool, elementary, middle, and high schools. It will open on September 1, 2022. It will enroll students from all over the country. With the strength of the MLES brand and system advantages, we will make every effort to adapt to Nanjing’s urban positioning, match the strategic objectives of

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MLES announces 6th Five-Year Plan

The board of directors (the ‘‘Board’’) of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Limited (together with its subsidiaries, the ‘‘Group’’) is pleased to announce the Group’s Sixth FiveYear Plan (the ‘‘Sixth Five-Year Plan’’) for the period from September 2020 to August 2025. The Sixth Five-Year Plan contains two main strategies, namely the ‘‘School District Development Strategy’’ and the ‘‘Standard Implementation Strategy’’. School District Development Strategy Under the School District Development Strategy, over the next five years the Group intends to establish (i) 10 school districts within the People’s Republic of China (the ‘‘PRC’’) with a target enrollment of 100,000 students; and (ii) two offshore school districts with a target enrollment of at least 10,000 students. The Group aims to build Maple Leaf World Schools in approximately 50 cities worldwide, with around 150 campuses within and outside of the PRC, and a total target enrollment of around 110,000 students. Implementation of this

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Maple Leaf Acquires Canadian International School Pte. Ltd., Singapore

In line with its strategy, China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Ltd. today announced the proposed acquisition of Canadian International School Pte. Ltd. (“CIS”), a leading premium international school in Singapore, for SGD680 million. CIS has a 30-year operating history in Singapore with approximately 3,500 students enrolled across its 2 campuses. It is one of the largest for-profit premium international schools in Singapore. This acquisition extends the footprint of MLES into the attractive international school sector in Singapore, a leading global education hub, and brings a top-tier brand name into MLES’s portfolio of schools. Best practices will be shared from MLES and CIS across the whole group. Chairman of MLES, Dr Sherman Jen, said, “The acquisition of CIS is an excellent fit with our strategy to grow internationally and gives MLES a base in the attractive international school sector in Singapore. Following the acquisition, overseas schools will generate approximately 30% of

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The 2020 Graduation Ceremony of Maple Leaf International Schools (I)

The 2020 High School Graduation Ceremony of Maple Leaf International School Chongqing, Zhenjiang and Hainan were held successfully on June 6 and 7, 2020. Graduates will go from Maple Leaf onto world stage and prove that they have the courage to create a bold future. The Graduation Ceremony also showcased  Maple Leaf Education achievements. Best wishes to these excellent Maple Leaf graduates of 2020! On June 6, 2020 High School Graduation Ceremony of Maple Leaf International school-Chongqing was held in the school lecture hall. All graduates ushered in a most important moment in their lives. Headmaster Mr. Zhang Ruifang and BC Principal Mr. Nigel Austen delivered speeches. They hoped that the graduates will become community leaders who get involved in shaping the future of mankind, strive to bring peace to the world, and improve the quality of human development.  MLES Chongqing’s graduating class has so far received a total of

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Congratulations on the 25th Anniversary of MLES- UK NARIC

Key partner UK NARIC sent 25th anniversary congratulations to Maple Leaf: “Maple Leaf’s history is a real success story. Amidst all the current difficulties, here is an uplifting example of helping young people achieve and progress, and a constructive collaboration between East and West.” Dr Cloud Bai-Yun is the Chief Executive of the UK’s national agency providing information and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional qualifications worldwide.

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Congratulations on the 25th Anniversary of MLES- Cognia

Key partner Cognia (formerly AdvanceED) sent congratulations to Maple Leaf on its 25th anniversary. Dr. Annette Bowling, Chief Accreditation Officer said, “It gives me great pleasure to find educational systems such as MLES that provides opportunities for its students to maximize their potential to achieve success for them selves and for the common good of the community.” Cognia is the world’s largest non-government, non-profit educational evaluation and certification organization, and has certified 40,000 schools, educational institutions and training programs in 85 countries and regions worldwide. Maple Leaf has been certified by Cognia’s predecessor AdvancED since 2016. Maple Leaf is China’s largest private education provider, with over 100 schools and more than 40,000 students.

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Junwoo Jang wins 2018-19 Governor General’s Award

Congratulations to Junwoo (Johnny) Jang for earning the Governor General’s Award for 2018-2019 for Maple Leaf International High School (Boys Campus). Johnny achieved  a GPA of 3.98 The Governor General’s Bronze Medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall academic standing based on their Graduation Grade Point Average (GGPA) in a diploma-level program (minimum two-year, full-time duration). For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are awarded to the student graduating with the highest average from a high school, as well as from approved college or university programs. Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, Kim Campbell, Robert Bourassa, Robert Stanfield and Gabrielle Roy are just some of the more than 50 000 people who have received the Governor General’s Academic Medal as the start of a life of accomplishment. Learn more.

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The 2020 Graduation Ceremony of Maple Leaf International Schools (I)

The 2020 High School Graduation Ceremony of Maple Leaf International School Chongqing, Zhenjiang and Hainan were held successfully on June 6 and 7, 2020. Graduates will go from Maple Leaf onto world stage and prove that they have the courage to create a bold future. The Graduation Ceremony also showcased  Maple Leaf Education achievements. Best wishes to these excellent Maple Leaf graduates of 2020! On June 6, 2020 High School Graduation Ceremony of Maple Leaf International school-Chongqing was held in the school lecture hall. All graduates ushered in a most important moment in their lives. Headmaster Mr. Zhang Ruifang and BC Principal Mr. Nigel Austen delivered speeches. They hoped that the graduates will become community leaders who get involved in shaping the future of mankind, strive to bring peace to the world, and improve the quality of human development.  MLES Chongqing’s graduating class has so far received a total of

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MLFNS-Wuhan World Book (Day) Week Challenges!

To celebrate World Book Day (April 23, 2020), MLFNS-Wuhan organized a series of literacy-related challenges that students, teachers and parents were encouraged to try. Here were the five challenges: Some examples of Day 1: Students (or teachers or parents) reading in five different places around their home. Teachers! Day 2: Recommending Books! Day 3: Re-creating scenes from a Book or Series! Day 4 and 5 included many video recordings from students and staff. Very creative work everyone! Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals’ School – Wuhan (FNS-Wuhan) enrols international students in Pre-Kindergarten (age 4) through Grade 9. The FNS follows the British Columbia curriculum, as one of many Maple Leaf schools operating in China. The FNS is uniquely situated in Wuhan, China to provide the best of Western educational philosophy mixed with Chinese cultural elements.

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Virtual DNA Extraction

Biology 11 students performed a virtual DNA extraction online. They took screenshots of themselves completing it, then compared and contrasted their procedure to how they could extract DNA from fruit at home. Students also explained why each step was important and could perform the extraction at home if they were up to accepting the additional challenge. Our young biologists have become quite proficient using technology to demonstrate their learning.

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MLFNS-Wuhan April Student Presenting Assembly (Online)

During these times of online learning, MLFNS-Wuhan has tried to maintain a degree of normalcy with its learning programs. During many weeks, we have completed different challenges (Gratitude, World Book Day, and Earth Week), and at the end of the month of April we wanted to celebrate learning as we usually do: through a Student Presenting Assembly. We invited parents and students to connect online with us through a one-hour live session. During this presenting assembly, we shared photos of student learning, had students present some of their projects, and concluded with awarding “Stars of the Month” in lieu of our weekly awards. We had great engagement from our student and parent community, and feedback was overwhelmingly positive! Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals’ School – Wuhan (FNS-Wuhan) enrols international students in Pre-Kindergarten (age 4) through Grade 9. The FNS follows the British Columbia curriculum, as one of many Maple Leaf schools

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