The school has been established for 20 years now and it has reflected on the many achievements both for and by the pupils. All the school staff and parents have worked extremely hard to make the school a resounding success. We started with 56 pupils in 1998, the number has increased to over 200.
The school is held 2 hours each Sunday during term time. It currently holds 10 Cantonese classes from year reception to GCSE (if and when there are pupils to enter the exam). There are also 8 Mandarin classes from year reception to year 7. For the next few years, will hope to add year 8, 9 and GCSE classes.
There are two adult conversational classes for beginner and intermediate levels for people who are interested in learning Chinese in an informal and enjoyable atmosphere.
The catchment area extends beyond the boundaries of Watford, attracting pupils from many different locations. Mrs Peony Chen Hutchinson, one of the founders still organises, oversees and run the school.
The school is entirely self-funded and a voluntary organisation. It has to rely on the small amount of school fee which we charge and the fund raising events to maintain the smooth running of the school.
We have 20 teachers and 8 teaching assistants, some of which are parents but all are volunteers and interested in community language teaching. Other parents also contribute their time to help running a tuck shop, refreshments and general maintenance of the school.
Without everyone’s support and contributions, the school will not exist and be able to enjoy the success we have today, thank you all!