MLES News

Grand Opening of MLIS -University of South Australia

On June 21st, at an opening ceremony in the Library of the Mawson Lakes campus home of MLIS-UNniSA, His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia announced the official opening of the Maple Leaf International School – University of South Australia. Mr. Van Le and Dr. Sherman Jen, Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, unveiled a plaque marking this important occasion in the globalization of international education and learning. Master of Ceremony Principal Steve Bousfield presided over the packed event which began with the raising of the flag of China. Dr. Sherman Jen addressed the crowd first, expressing his gratitude to the local government, the Ministry of Education, and the management team of the University of South Australia for their support of the school. Maple Leaf’s overseas university-affiliated school model has a unique model of shared facilities, shared resources and providing convenience for university

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STEM Fair Group

STEM Fair Brings School Science Fair Winners Together

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Math A system-wide STEM Fair Competition was held June 13 and 14 in Dalian, bringing together 80 students from MLIS -Chongqing, MLIS -Xian, MLIS -Zhenjiang, MLIS -Haikou,  MLIS -Henan, and MLIS – Dalian. This first Maple Leaf Systems competition was supported by Global STEM companies including Vernier, ASDAN, Cisco, and Rockwell who provided guest judges, prizes, and scholarships. The competitors were able to qualify for the STEM fair by winning their science class and campus competitions in their home school.  Over the course of two days, competitors presented their projects to judges and the public, listened to keynote speeches on innovation and technology, and competed in STEM challenges.  Prizes were presented to winners of the hands-on STEM competitions run by ASDAN, and to the overall STEM Fair winners. Dr. Sherman Jen, founder and CEO of Maple Leaf, attended the fair. He visited the booths

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Maple Leaf International School’s 2019 High School Graduation Ceremonies Held

On June 5th, 7th and 8th, Maple Leaf International School held 2019 high school graduation ceremonies in 10 campuses including Dalian, Wuhan, Tianjin, Chongqing, Zhenjiang, Henan, Shanghai, Yiwu, and Vancouver, BC. Maple Leaf International Schools Graduation Facts: 2,116 high school graduates in 2019 69% admitted to Maple Leaf Global Top 100 universities 112 2019 Graduates accepted by the world’s top 10 universities. Famous Chinese Universities such as Tsinghua University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Shanghai Jiaotong University are destinations for ML Graduates. Over 7.64 million yuan in scholarships have been offered Maple Leaf International School has had more than 16,000 graduates over the past 21 years. ML students have attended 694 colleges and universities in 30 countries and regions around the world. Dignitaries present for the Graduation ceremonies included Dr. Sherman Jen, Founder and Chairman of Maple Leaf Education, Zhang Jingxia, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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11 Students Awarded the “Outstanding Maple Leaf Graduate” Certificate of Recognition

This year 109 Maple Leaf students have been admitted to the top ten universities in the world. The Maple Leaf Educational Systems Presidential Committee decided to award the following 11 students the honorary title of “Outstanding Maple Leaf Graduate” for 2019. Song Junzhe (Dalian Maple Leaf International School Boys Campus) Zou Jingyuan (Dalian Maple Leaf International School Girls Campus) Yang Zilong (Wuhan Maple Leaf International School) Yang Jiyuan (Tianjin Teda Maple Leaf International School) Liang Jinxi (Chongqing Maple Leaf International School) Zhang Zifan ( Zhenjiang Maple Leaf International School) Li Jialu (Henan Maple Leaf International School) Xu Ke (Shanghai Maple Leaf International School) Chen Niu Niu (Yiwu Maple Leaf International School) Wang Xu Xinyue (Maple Leaf School Thompson Rivers University, Canada) Wang Yuying (Maple Leaf School Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada) These awards will inspire the next graduating class to follow the example of these outstanding graduates. The success of those

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Chongqing Maple Leaf International School Marks 10th Anniversary

On May 31, 2019, students, dignitaries, teachers, and parents gathered on campus to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Chongqing Maple Leaf International School. Songs, dance, and speeches marked the occasion. Dr. Sherman Jen, founder and CEO of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the government and to the school community. He expressed hope that MLIS- Chongqing would always implement the concept of “blending the best of the East and the West” to provide high quality education in an innovative model. He outlined his goal for the Chongqing area to build a Southwest Maple Leaf Education Region, and spoke of how the Maple Leaf curriculum standards will develop talented students who will be successful global leaders. Zhang Ruifang, Headmaster of Chongqing Maple Leaf International School and Nigel Austen, Principal of the British Columbia, Canada Program, together welcomed leaders, guests and parents. Li Yuantian, Deputy Inspector of Chongqing Municipal

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Hainan Maple Leaf Educational Region hosts their first International Education Forum

On the morning of May 28th, Chinese and foreign education experts gathered with principals, educators and industry leaders to discuss the future of international education in Hainan. The theme of the forum was “Localizing International Education in Free Trade Zones.” The aim being to gather leaders from education, government, research and development,  and Maple Leaf to share ideas and discuss the future. Feng Wenhai, director of the Hainan Provincial Political Consultative Committee, and Long Weidong, deputy mayor of Haikou Municipal People’s Government, said in their speech that this forum focuses on the development of China’s educational modernization, not only with long-term goals but also with firm strategic thinking and practicality. Wang Jinying, the president of Hainan Maple Leaf Education District has years of dedicated experience with Maple Leaf. She spoke about the Maple Leaf Education Model and how the strength of Maple Leaf’s private education model uses the combination of

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Campus News

Yancheng Maple Leaf 2019: A Year in Review in Pictures

It was a year of firsts for Maple Leaf International School- Yancheng. Following in the footsteps of the elementary school which opened in September 2017, the middle and high school opened with much fanfare in September 2018. Yancheng Maple Leaf is more than a beautiful school. We have excellent teachers, dedicated support staff, and motivated and caring students. Yancheng has a plethora of clubs, learning activities, and school wide events. In 2018-2019 we had IGNITE project days, school trips to nature reserves, an ultimate frisbee tournament in Hainan, the English Arts Festival and student team-building days to name a few. As Principal of Yancheng, I want to congratulate our middle and high school students on a very successful year in 2018-2019. We look forward to next year when our current students will become leaders at the school and continue our culture of excellence, community and commitment to improving ourselves and

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MLFNS-Wuhan Science Fair

Throughout April and May at the FNS, students in the school worked on generating questions that would help with a scientific inquiry project of interest. Students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9 explored various scientific topics, generated hypotheses and worked on experimental models. The final results were displayed in a school-wide Science Fair at the end of May. Here are some of the Grade 8-9s! Grade 7s! Grade 1-2s showing off their creativity and artistic flare! Grade 4-5s showing off their experimental models in action! Overall, the students worked on building their scientific “curricular competencies” by working on a long-term inquiry project focused on the scientific processes of exploration and experimentation. 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

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MLFNS-Wuhan Track-and-Field Day

MLFNS-Wuhan held its annual Track-and-Field Day on the Maple Leaf Middle School campus in late May 2019. Some of the events saw the students competing against their classmates in the same grade, while other events pitted students against each other in their “FNS Houses”. It was a fun-filled day with students demonstrating their athletic abilities, teamwork skills, and communication skills. Off to the races! Here are students from the Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2 classes competing in the 50 m dash. Students in Grades 5 through 9 competing in the 400 meter dash. Jump as far as you can! Students competing in the long jump! Heave-ho! Heave-ho! Students in their “FNS Houses” (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin’) competing for the top house prize. The school was grouped together as K-3, 4-6, and 7-9; each grouping saw a different house take the top honour! In the afternoon, students escaped the Wuhan heat

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Chongqing Maple Leaf International School 10th Anniversary Celebration

The Chongqing Maple Leaf International School 10th Anniversary celebrations kicked off on May 27th. The ceremony to start the celebrations was attended by Zhong Daihua, Vice Chairman of the Political Consultative Committee of Yongchuan, District of Chongqing Municipality, Zhang Jingxia, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, Zhang Ruifang, Headmaster of Chongqing Maple Leaf International School, Nigel Austen, Principal of the British Columbia Program for Chongqing Maple Leaf International School, and all the teachers and students of Maple Leaf of Chongqing Maple Leaf International School. Zhang Jingxia, Vice President opened the ceremony and expressed her hope that all employees of Chongqing Maple Leaf will continue to work hard together for another successful decade! Zhang Ruifang, Headmaster of Chongqing Maple Leaf International School, Mr. Nigel Austen, Principal of the BC Program, Mr. He Yuanjian, President of the Chinese Program, and Mr. Yashar Karamati, Vice Principal of

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Annual Maple Leaf Staff Sports Carnival

On Saturday, May the 25th 2019, Maple Leaf Educational Systems hosted the Annual Sports Day Carnival. Teachers, staff and many of their family members attended the event. This year, it was a carnival-style event with lots of fun and games. Our MLFNS Dalian teachers performed a synchronized dance to the classic song “What a Feeling” at the opening ceremonies. Then everyone went to check out the carnival games. Groups of teachers also took turns hosting the MLFNS booth and basketball game. There were many fun games at the carnival, including ball games, shooting games, races, and a tug of war event. Organizers also set up a bubble machine for children to enjoy. This year, our school won the prize for Most Enthusiastic Booth at the event.  

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The Inaugural Yanhai Cup resulted in the Hainan Heat beating the Yancheng Wolves.

The Hainan Heat and the Yancheng Wolves played their hearts out in the inaugural Yanhai Cup held on May 10, 2019 at the majestic stadium in Maple Leaf International School- Haikou. The students were nervous, but excited to play in front of a large crowd. For the Yancheng Wolves it was their first competition away and they played with class and skill. They were beaten by the better team that day but can hold their heads up high. The final score was 18-1 in favour of the Hainan Heat. The score was not indicative of Yancheng’s teamwork and hard play. A special thanks go out to Maple Leaf International School- Haikou for hosting a wonderful event and Yancheng will have high expectations when it hosts the 2nd annual Yanhai Cup in the 2019-2020 school year. Go Wolves!

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