I am pleased to confirm that we have now completed the review of textbooks to be used for our Mandarin classes from September 2015, following consultation with our teachers, some parents, as well as recommendations from other Chinese schools. We have decided that:
- both Year 1 native and non-native Mandarin classes will continue to use Zhong Wen series for young children (book 1 and 2).
- Native Mandarin classes will continue to use the Zhong Wen series until Year 6.
- Non-native Mandarin classes will now use Easy Steps to Chinese series until Year 7 as it is much more suited for such classes.
The book charge (including textbook and exercise book) will remain at £10 for each pupil each year. Because the book charge is partially subsidised by the school, parents will be obliged to pay the full price if any replacement is required.