Wednesday 11th March 2020
Ni hao !
Parents will already be aware that Mandarin is now firmly-established at the school.
All pupils – beginning with their S2 ‘taster’ course – receive at least six weeks of lessons dealing with China’s main language and its culture. Many choose to continue and some of our pupils have passed through the full range of exams (and gone on to study Mandarin at university level – some even studying in China itself).
And because we’ve been offering Mandarin for quite a while now, pretty much everybody in our catchment-area under the age of thirty will have some knowledge of the language !
It surely can’t be long until an S2 pupils tells me : ‘Hey, Sir; my mum will be able to help me with my homework because she did Mandarin here, too !’
What is maybe not as well-known, however, is just how hard the Mandarin teachers – Mrz Zhao and her assistants Miss Duan and Miss Liu – work behind the scenes to offer extra-curricular experiences for our pupils.
The current edition of the Confucius Institute’s newsletter gives details about what’s happening Mandarin-wise across all Scotland’s local authorities.
The link is provided here and I hope you’ll be able to take a few minutes to look through it.
I think you’ll be surprised by just how often Lasswade High School is mentioned.
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Coursing Update 3.4.20
New courses for session 2020/21 to start on Monday 4th May.
Covid-19: Head Teacher’s Letter
Please follow the link below to access a letter from our Head Teacher.
SQA Update 03/04/20
Yesterday evening the SQA released their latest statement regarding the 2020 certification process. This includes important changes to the assessment of N5 coursework and how ungraded courses will be certificated. An FAQs document for parents and carers is now also available from the SQA to address some of the questions that may arise from this recent statement.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 now worldwide, our planned national and international school trips, due to take place before August, will not run.