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Maple Leaf Expands to Include Online Educational Delivery

The board of directors (the “Board”) of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Limited (the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an agreement with Instructure Global Ltd. (“Instructure”), pursuant to which the Company shall subscribe to the Canvas Cloud Learning Management System (“Canvas LMS”) provided by Instructure for a term of three years commencing on 28 February 2020, which will be applied to all the Group’s high schools located in China, Canada and Australia. Canvas LMS is a highly respected online learning management system being used by several world’s top universities and high schools. 14 of the top 25 USA online bachelor’s degree programs are Canvas LMS users. The three-year subscription to the Canvas LMS includes 24/7 tier-one teacher support, premium implementation, Canvas administrator and teacher training packages. Implementing Canvas LMS will further enhance the quality of Maple Leaf’s high

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China Maple Leaf offers a Conditional General Cash Offer for Kingsley Edugroup in Malaysia – Belt and Road Initiative Area

The Board of Directors of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Limited (“MLE” or the “Company”, stock code: 1317.HK) is pleased to announce a voluntary conditional general cash offer to acquire all the shares of GEM-listed Kingsley Edugroup Limited (“Kingsley”, stock code 8105.HK) at a price of HK$0.54 per share. This acquisition is part of MLE’s international expansion plan. Kingsley owns and operates a school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, offering K-12 education to local and international students. The school, which as of this month has more than 1000 students and a physical capacity of 2,600, was opened in 2011, moved to its current location in 2015 and completed a major physical expansion plan in 2019. It has dormitory spaces for more than 800 students. Should the offer to Kingsley shareholders be accepted, MLE will prioritize profitability through offering its high-quality international K-12 program to students from Malaysia, Singapore and other South

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Maple Leaf Postpones the Start of Spring Semester

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak in China, Maple Leaf’s Epidemic Response Lead Committee has instructed all Maple Leaf Schools in China to adhere to the request of the State Council and to postpone the re-opening of schools for the Spring semester until March 2nd. The primary focus of Maple Leaf at this time, as always, is on the safety of its students, staff and their families. Please follow the directions of all local health authorities to protect yourself. Maple Leaf Systems and local campus leadership teams are developing plans to continue to provide the high level of education that Maple Leaf students and their families have become accustomed to. These plans will be communicated as developed and will ensure the least amount of disruption of Maple Leaf’s educational program as possible while maintaining a safe environment for everyone. To download the latest statement by the Maple Leaf Epidemic Response

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Dr. Dominik Wanner of Oxford University visits Maple Leaf

On January 7, 2020, Dr. Dominik Wanner from Oriel College, Oxford University and his party visited Maple Leaf Education Group. Founder and Chairman of Maple Leaf Education: Dr.Sherman Jen, BC Superintendent, Dr. Peter Froese, Vice President, Mr. Bao Fang, Vice President, Mr. Ren Hongge, Director of the Study Abroad Center, Ms. Gao Yangyang, Director of the Research Exchange Center, Ms. Geli Li, and Counselor of the Zhou Enlai Scholarship Class Ms. Xi and Mr. Zhisong Lian, the leader of the English course groud of the Zhou Enlai Scholarship Class, attended the meeting and had an in-depth conversation. Dr. Dominik Wanner is currently the Summer Course Director at Oriel College, Oxford University, and a visiting professor at Peking University. Dr. Dominik Wanner and his team visited Dalian High School Park, Sherman Jen Library and the Maple Leaf History Museum. They shared their personal experiences and advice with the students of the

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Maple Leaf Bilingual School in Horinger New District of Inner Mongolia Established

On December 30th, Maple Leaf established the first international school in Horinger New District, Inner Mongolia. After signing a cooperation agreement on September 2nd, with Inner Mongolia and Horinger New District, Maple Leaf is now able to introduce the school. “We are very optimistic about the development environment and human environment of the New District of Horinger and Inner Mongolia. Maple Leaf Education is set to coincide with the new district of Horinger. At the same time that the economic and social development of Inner Mongolia is rapidly developing, Maple Leaf Education will attract more middle and high-end families. Their children will go to Maple Leaf to study and this will attract entrepreneurs to invest and live in Inner Mongolia and Horinger New District. ” – Dr. Sherman Jen Maple Leaf Education founder and chairman Dr. Sherman Jen shared that in 25 years, Maple Leaf Education has established an effective

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Maple Leaf Announces Implementation of its World School Program

Maple Leaf Educational Systems (Maple Leaf) will implement a World School Program! The World School Program will enable Maple Leaf to further enhance its internationally recognized educational programs, which prepares students for entry into top universities, and strengthens their understanding of global issues and international cultures. This includes features such as doubling English class instructional time; offering AP (Advanced Placement) Mathematics and Science subjects; expanding Social Studies curriculum to cover World History, Geography and International Issues, as well as adding leadership perspectives training. The Chinese Humanity courses as well as the many other elective subjects that we are currently offering will remain and become integrated parts of the World School Program. Maple Leaf’s World School Program provides a smooth transition from the compulsory Chinese Mandarin language-based grades 1 to 9 curriculum to the English language-based grades 10 to 12 curriculum. It embeds, across all subject areas, key teaching and learning

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MLFNS Receives Outstanding Review from BC Ministry of Education Inspection

MLFNS operates under the oversight of the British Columbia, Canada Ministry of Education (MOE).  We are granted license to operate as a British Columbia offshore school with all the same standards as are currently expected of all schools in BC.  Additionally, as an offshore school, we must undergo an in-depth annual inspection to ensure that our teachers, teaching pedagogy, assessment practices, facilities, and administration meet the standards set forth by the MOE.  In December of this year, MLFNS showcased our school to the inspectors from the MOE and we have since received an amazing performance review.  MLFNS received multiple commendations from the inspectors.  We have listed them below: Commendations The Inspection Team wishes to recognize the Owner/Operator, Principal and staff of Maple Leaf International School – Dalian for: • the comprehensive administrative structure of CMLES provides robust support for individual schools in this system; • the collaborative and constructive working

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Daily 5 and Daily 3 Online

MLFNS students have been engaging in online learning since the beginning of March.  Fortunately, our schools embrace the pedagogy of Daily 5 literacy and Daily 3 numeracy and a foundational program that covers our elementary grades.  The Daily 5 literacy  and the Daily 3 numeracy programs have received critical acclaim from western education experts for a number of years as it creates a learning environment that is engaging, teacher and student driven, and improves personal learning stamina.  The This is a daily learning task for our students that helps them improve their fundamental skill sets with literacy and numeracy.  Because of our students familiarity with the program, it has been an easy transition for them to continue to develop these critical skills online.  The following is a contribution by our downtown campus K/1 teacher Ms. Wu.  Her students have been amazing at continuing their language and mathematical development. Teacher Monica

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MLFNS Multi-Cultural Day

Our students at MLFNS Dalian celebrated multi-cultural day!  Multi-cultural day is really “every day” at MLFNS, since we have over 20 passports represented at our amazing school; however, today was special.  Our students got to share little pieces of their personal cultural heritage. Our fantastic parents showed up with specialized dishes and family favorites for our students to serve up and share (Mr. Kersey ate too much…Thanks Moms!).  We then had the students rotating through different learning activities designed to expose our kids to various traditions, games, activities, and even dances!  There were plenty of smiles shared today by students, teachers, and parents. MLFNS would like to extend a special thank you to all the parents for helping to make this a wonderful learning experience for our kids!

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MLFNS Students Paint the Town!

On December 10th, Maple Leaf Foreign National Schools, together with the School Attached to the Teachers ‘ Training School in Xigang District (XGJXFX) presented a multicultural themed show at the Dalian International Conference center.  The performance was “Paint the Town” and featured our students in major roles and a plethora of musical performances.  Approximately 1000 people were in attendance for this amazing show! The show will consisted of three parts. The first part was a lesson taught in both English and Chinese about four world festivals and the importance of culture. The second part was a musical performance by our MLFNS Downtown Campus students and our friends from XGJXFX. The third part was an interactive game where the audience had the opportunity to test what they learned from the show. Congratulations to all our participants and our amazing teachers especially Ms. Lucas, Ms. Jones, and Mr. Arca for their on-stage

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MLFNS-Wuhan Students Engage in Online Learning!

Due to the global covid-19 epidemic, Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals’ School – Wuhan resumed its term two session in March 2020 through online platforms. Students were given official school email accounts which permitted access to Canvas, the school’s new learning management platform. Students connect with teachers on a daily basis through online communication platforms. Here is an example of students from our Pre-K – Grade 1 class meeting with their teacher! Students are continuing to work on literacy, numeracy and inquiry skills. Teachers provide online, interactive suggestions for learning, and conference with students to ensure understanding and achievement of the curriculum. Here is one G2 student working on her numeracy skills. Here is an example of a G3-4 class inquiry project where students were asked to create a 3D-model of their neighbourhood. And finally, a poem from one of our eloquent G8 students about her reflections during this epidemic. Maple

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FNS Impresses at Model UN

  Recently, our grade 9 students travelled to Jinshitan to participate in the Model UN competition.  This event was hosted by DAIS and has typically had Maple Leaf represented at the high school level, but this year, we convinced the organizers to give our grade 9 class an opportunity to show them what they could do.  Our students did not disappoint! The event was a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience Model UN and to work collaboratively with student delegates from around China to debate, negotiate, and reach resolutions on real-world issues.  Our students impressed the organizers with their speaking and critical thinking skills so much that they were invited to additional competitions later this year despite the fact that they are the youngest team in the competition! Congratulations to our grade 9 students and to Mr. Takach for coordinating this amazing event!  

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