Starting your child at Sydney Chinese School
Children who are 4 years of age by January are welcome to commence Pre-kindergarten.
These classes introduce children to simple language ideas and conversation.
Children 4 years and 6 months by January can commence either Cantonese or Mandarin Kindergarten.
Parents are encouraged to start their children at the same time as they begin their day school.
We have found that students grow together and develop strong peer groups when they start their
language learning at an early age and when the concepts or ideas used to teach Chinese are
similar to what is being taught at the day school.
Coming to SCS when students are older
The SCS also welcomes students of all levels throughout the year. An assessment is made of
language ability, age and previous Chinese language learning. Students may be allocated to a
specialist Basic Chinese Language Class* and
the transitioned into a suitable mainstream class once their Chinese language is proficient.
* Basic Chinese Language Class
This specialist class caters for school age students who are interested to study Chinese but do not
have any mastery of the language. The purpose of these small classes is to develop the basic skills
for the language so that the students can be transferred back to the mainstream classes above.