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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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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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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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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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MLFNS-Wuhan Returns to School!

After a nearly 8-month absence from face-to-face classes in Wuhan, students and teachers returned to the FNS on August 31, 2020 to open a new school year! Our students had a chance to explore some of our new facilities including a newly renovated gymnasium, library and student lounge area. The hallways were full of laughter and a buzz of students re-connecting with friends and having a chance to begin forming new relationships. During the school’s first week of school, the school reviewed health and safety procedures that would be in place at the school. Furthermore, students had a chance to re-convene in their FNS Houses and prepare for a new year of fun activities. Each team participated in a series of “Team-Building Activities”. 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

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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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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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