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16th Annual MLES China International Education Fair Exhibitors List

First held in 2005, the annual MLES International Education Fair is an exchange event tailor-made for Maple Leaf students and parents. It is the jumping-off point for MLES students’ dreams of further studies overseas, and is the best showcase platform for universities and colleges to attract Maple Leaf students. For 2020, a total of 110 institutions from 11 countries and regions will participate in the roadshow held in Haikou, Chongqing, Wuhan, Xi’an, Dalian, Tianjin, Zhenjiang and Shanghai this year, including 37 of the MLES Global Top 100 institutions. Including students, parents and others, the total number of participants this year is projected to surpass 18,000. Information on participating institutions is available below for reference. Participants from North America region Participants from European region and UK Participants from Asia-Pacific region

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North American Participants at 2020 MLES China International Education Fair

First held in 2005, the annual MLES International Education Fair is an exchange event tailor-made for Maple Leaf students and parents. The following North American organizations will participate in the 2020 fair: Canada  Centennial College Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college. As one of Ontario’s most prestigious colleges, Centennial College’s alumni consistently rank first in employer satisfaction in the Greater Toronto Area. In 2016, Centennial College joined hands with the Suzhou University of Science and Technology established Suzhou Centennial College in the Suzhou Industrial Park. Suzhou Centennial College is the first college approved by the Chinese government. Lakehead University Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive Canadian university with over 80 programs including Business, Engineering, and a range of Science programs. With campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, Canada, Lakehead has 8,500+students in total and is one of the top universities under 10,000 students in the world (Times Higher

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European and UK Participants at 2020 MLES China International Education Fair

Held since 2005, the MLES International Education Fair is an exchange event tailor-made for Maple Leaf students and parents. The following European and U.K. organizations will participate in the 2020 fair: France Emlyon Business School Founded in 1872, Emlyon Business School’s intake this year is of 8,600 students from 110 different nationalities, and 6,000 participants in continued education. The school operates now on six different campuses (Lyon, Shanghai, Saint-Etienne, Casablanca, Paris). It draws on a network of 190 international academic partners and runs a community of 32,000 alumni spread out in 130 countries. NEOMA Business School One of the oldest business schools in France with 150 years’ history. 3 campuses locate in Rouen, Reims and Paris. Recognized by three authoritative accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. 62,300 graduates worldwide constitute one of the strongest alumni networks. 200 preferred partner companies make strong corporate links for students. Master in Management of NEOMA

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Asia-Pacific Participants at 2020 MLES China International Education Fair

First held in 2005, the annual MLES International Education Fair is an exchange event tailor-made for Maple Leaf students and parents. The following Asia-Pacific organizations will participate in the 2020 fair: Australia Queensland University of Technology QUT is located in the heart of Brisbane— one of the world’s most livable cities. In the most updated rankings, it is ranked the 179th by THE, the 1st in Australia and 14th worldwide by THE Young University, seven disciplines list top 100 in QS Subject Rankings. QUT’s “real world” approach is designed for students to become the next generation of change-makers. University of Technology Sydney University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is located in the heart of Sydney within a thriving business and creative industries hub. UTS ranked 9th in Australia at 133 in the QS Rankings 2021. Our dynamic teachers combine theory with practice giving our students hands-on experience which makes our students highly

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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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Teacher-student Communication in 10 minutes

Lucia is an ESL teacher from Wuhan Maple Leaf School. She teaches two classes of Grade 7 and three classes of Grade 8. She has been in Maple Leaf for only one semester, but she has been integrated into Maple Leaf very quickly. After the school’s online course was launched, she offered to give the students in her class one-on-one oral communication via QQ. Soon she joined the class QQ group and set up different time periods to let the students register according to the time periods. When the students registered the oral communication schedule, she had more than 300 messages to deal with and reply to when her QQ was at its peak, but she did not feel burdened at all. Once, she finished communicating with a parent at about 2 o ‘clock in the evening. She said, “well, I’m really excited because I miss my students.” The students

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MLFNS-Dalian Waterloo Math Contest

On November 19, 2020 five senior students from Maple Leaf Foreign National School Dalian participated in the Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest (CIMC), hosted by the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. The CIMC is designed to give students up to Grade 10 an opportunity to develop and show their mathematical problem-solving abilities. Shoan Cooper, Zuri Qu, Adrian Wan, Samhita Bhuvanagiri and Jayden Kim challenged themselves by participating in this year’s contest.  This was a two-hour exam, and students had to work out 9 questions during that time. Students are eagerly awaiting their results, which will be released next week. We plan to write several more math contests throughout the school year.

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MLFNS-Dalian Shines at Model United Nations

We sometimes say that our classrooms are like a mini-United Nations, and in December we proved that it’s true! On December 4 and 5, eleven students from Grades 8 and 9 travelled to Maple Leaf International School – Dalian to participate in a Model United Nations conference with high school students.  Model United Nations is an academic activity, where students discuss important issues that affect every nation in our world. Our students represented the perspectives of different countries in the World Health Organization and the General Assembly to reach agreements on different world issues, such as dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, helping refugees fleeing from conflict zones and black market drugs and medication. This was the first conference for all of our students, and they did an amazing job! Our students had prepared for several weeks in our Language Arts classes, and very quickly realized they had the confidence to

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Engineer delivers STEM Workshop at MLFNS-Dalian

On December 10, Maple Leaf Foreign National School Dalian welcomed Dr. Udit Narula, an engineer currently employed at Intel, to conduct a workshop with student from Grades 6 to 9.  Students collaborated in groups to build circuits which were able to interact with their computers. Dr. Narula demonstrated to students how electricity could be conducted through a variety of common materials, such as the graphite from pencils and fruit and vegetables.  He also gave a  lecture on safety when using electricity and why it is important to have an understanding of it before doing any experimentation.   During the 90-minute workshop, students had time to experiment with their circuits; some students built functioning pianos made from pencil graphite drawn on paper. Other groups demonstrated that video game controllers could be made and activated with modelling clay, while others experimented with fruit and vegetables to test conductivity. Creativity was on display

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A strong start to the fall 2020 term at MLIS Tianjin-TEDA

It hasn’t been an easy start to the 2020 fall term, but students and teachers have come together to overcome unprecedented challenges and demonstrate  Maple Leaf spirit. Check out this montage video recapping some of the most significant events on campus in the first half of the semester.    

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Paychecks for others

There is a Canadian ESL teacher in Wuhan Maple Leaf: In order to help Grade 9 students successfully study in high school, he went to visit high school BC classes and learned about what skills that high school students need to master. He often stays at school and works during summer and winter vacations and finishes all the lesson plans and materials of the new semester, he even makes the workbook on his own. He used the weekend time to help and guide the students for the preparation of speech competition. He voluntarily stayed and helped to clean up after each GEP workshop. He is the “encyclopedia ” in bilingual teachers’ eyes. He voluntarily feeds the stray cats on campus… On this winter vacation, he stays on campus as usual and is making preparation for the new semester as usual. This is an extraordinary winter holiday. It has been 23

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