Walter and Gladys Hill Public School develops engaged 21st century learners from ECDP to Grade 6. Our students are ethical, global citizens learning through collaboration and inquiry with an entrepreneurial spirit that meaningfully contributes to society.

Confucius Classroom

CONFUCIUS CLASSROOMS: INTEGRATED CHINESE STUDY

The designation of a Confucius Classroom is given, upon application, to a school which teaches Chinese language. The Confucius Classroom is also partnered with a twin school in China.  Our Confucius Classroom is supported by the Confucius Institute of Edmonton.  

The Confucius Institute in Edmonton provides supports for all of its associated Confucius Classrooms including:

  • Specialized professional development for Chinese teaching staff

  • Provision of new resources to support Chinese language instruction

  • Twinning with a partner school in Shandong Province

  • Support for joint projects between the school and its partner

  • Support for HSK language assessment

  • Staff access to scholarship study in China

  • Student access to scholarships for summer study in China

Mr John Chang is our experienced Mandarin teacher.  Prior to coming to WGH, he spent many years teaching Chinese abroad in Fiji, the US and Vanuatu, having served as served as dean of studies, vice principal and manager of the Zibo Lingfeng Bilingual School.

For more information on the curriculum for this year, please visit Mr Chang's teacher page here.

In addition to their classroom studies, our students celebrate Chinese New Year annually.  In the past, they have been invited to sing at the Chinese New Year celebrations sponsored by the Canadian Chinese Cultural Society in February.