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Jacalyn Kersey named Superintendent

Press Release for China Maple Leaf Educational Systems – May 10, 2021 Dr. Sherman Jen, Chairman of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, and the Board of Directors are pleased to congratulate Mrs. Jacalyn Kersey on her appointment as Superintendent of China Maple Leaf International Schools, beginning in August 2021. Mrs. Kersey brings a wealth of education and experience to the position. She has a bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Education in Administration and Leadership from the University of Alberta. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary. In her 24 years of experience in British Columbia public education, she served as a classroom teacher, vice-principal, and principal in elementary and secondary schools. She created learning programs for students, helped to plan and implement new curriculum at the district level, and served as a member of the BC Principals and Vice Principals Association as

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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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MLFNS Yiwu: Gala Performance of FireFly

Presenting MLFNS -Yiwu’s Gala performance of FireFly MLFNS – Yiwu is a Grade 1 to 12 school, hosting only foreign national students.  Watch now as some of our youngest students perform Firefly in the 2020/21 Gala

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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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