Thanks for coming to a great parent seminar hosted by our three experts. Parents had a lot to take away on how to get into strong bilingual schools and how to best support Mandarin in Hong Kong.
Anne Murphy - Expert in School Placement
Director for the biggest school placement company in Hong Kong ITS Education Asia. Anne works closely with parents to come up with the most appropriate academic pathway for their children, with a personalised school search service, guiding families through the entire application process and advice on suitable academic pathways.
Richard Pratt - Director and Teachers at Bilingual Schools
Education Director at Charterhouse Asia. Founding Director at the CIS Chinese International School HangZhou Campus. 15 Years of Housemaster experiences at Eton College UK, followed by 10 years of experiences of teaching in China.
Jessica Ye Trainor - Expert in Mandarin Immersion Education
Founder and Education Director at Mulberry House, Hong Kong's first Mandarin immersion school. She is an expert speaker in immersion teaching approach, multi-lingual language acquisition, and the HK education system. She has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from New York University and the NAMC Montessori Teaching Diploma for 3-6 Yrs Early Childhood Education.
We had a great first half of 2018! Wonderful performances by our little ones, have a good summer break!
PREVIOUS CONCERT VIDEO RECAP:
2017 Winter Concert
Congratulations on a fantastic Winter Concert performance on Dec 16th 2018. We are proud of how you have grown and learnt with us.
PREVIOUS CONCERT VIDEO RECAP:
2018 Summer Concert
2017 Winter Concert
Mandarin-immersion education expert Jessica Ye Trainor will discuss pathways to enable your child’s admission to Hong Kong’s best Mandarin language schools, as well as tips on how to support Mandarin at home,Read More
Let's celebrate the second half of 2018 and have a blast watching the little ones perform! We will be performing songs, dances, poems, preschoolers' project presentation on the last four months learning units.
We welcome all children from 1 yrs old and above to perform! Babies will perform together with 1 parent! Please confirm your child's and parents' attendance!
If there are any questions or changes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as we are preparing costumes and performing roles. We can't wait for an awesome summer concert!
Click to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/mulberry-house-2018-winter-concert-dec-15-2018-tickets-51537999544
Watch our children's wonderful performances during the 2018 summer concert.
Our March learning unit is all about "My community". What better way to learn about one of the most interesting careers out there: fireman! We encourage all parents with preschool children (2.5 + Yrs) to participate and join our trip to the fire station. The firemen will give us a tour (in English), while accompanied by Mulberry House teachers (in Mandarin).
Space is limited, we encourage 1 parent to accompany 1 child (for MH parents only)
2018 Mar 24th: Fire Station Visit (MH Parents Only)
2018 Mar 17th: Fire Station Visit (MH Parents Only)
One of our most important learning unit NATURE is coming up in May. We have organized a field trip with the Maritime museum for children to learn about water and the ocean. The "Water in the balance" exhibition is a well developed and interactive educational curriculum focusing on water systems, from mountains to the sea. We encourage all children above 2.5 + Yrs old to attend.
This is a MANDARIN guided tour by Maritime Museum, limited to 30 people per tour (parents and children included), and also accompanied by 2 Mulberry House teachers.
If you can't make it to the field trip, you can also go independently, English tours are available to the public, which ends on April 30th.
Please read the exhibition details here
Choosing the right schools (preschools, primary schools...) for your child is super important. But what types of school and which school is the most suitable for your child?
We are inviting the Director of ITS Education Asia Anne Murphy to demystify the schooling process in Hong Kong and answer any questions you may have. Anne has led the school placement services for 10 years and has a wealth of knowledge in the whole schooling process in Hong Kong. Together Mulberry House's founder-director Jessica Ye Trainor will share her insight with parents on bilingual schools focusing on Mandarin education.
Bio of Anne Murphy: Anne was born and educated in Ireland and Hong Kong in Teaching English. In 2007, she founded the first independent school search services in Hong Kong, as part of ITS Education Asia. “Our mission is very simple. We aim to simplify the relationships between parents and schools. We strive to know and understand the educational and financial background of students to provide them with only the highest quality advice and information in reaching their goals."
Bio of Jessica Ye Trainor: Jessica was born in Beijing and grew up in the United States before moving to Hong Kong in 2007. She has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from New York University and the NAMC Montessori Teaching Diploma for Early Childhood Education. She has done extensive research into Mandarin strong schools and the best way to educate multilingual children.
RSVP LINK: HERE
Parent Effectiveness Training By Catherine Banson (2018 ongoing)
"I just need someone to listen."
"Why won't my child listen to me?"
Parenting is HARD! We all know that by now, and it is important to keep getting support, working on improving ourselves, and learning new techniques to improve our communication and relationships with our children.
P.E.T is one of the most researched based, well thought out and practical framework by American Psychologist Thomas Gordon, teaching parents practical and hands-on techniques to be used immediately to build strong bonds and healthy relationships with your children, which is essential as they get older and older.
Teacher Bio: Catherine Khang Banson, Brown University Class of 1992, is a certified instructor of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T) and Youth Effectiveness Training (Y.E.T). Catherine is mother to three teens. She has taught over 20 P.E.T courses and runs 3 Y.E.T courses with students from CIS, GSIS, HKIS and CDNIS. You can read more about her and what parents say about this course: http://www.theacornwithin.com/testimonial/
Workshop Date: 2018 Feb 8
Spring Dates: 12-2 pm on Mondays (March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4). Working parents - this is for you if you can take a long lunch break.
Fall Dates: One Wednesday and twelve Thursdays from 12-2 on the following dates (Aug 29, Aug 30, Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20, Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22)
Location: Mulberry House Central Campus
Please email Catherine directly at email@example.com or text her at 9440 0758
Parent Seminar on Chinese-English Bilingual Education
We have invited Prof. Zhou Yanling from the Education University of HK to speak about bilingual and bi-literacy development for young children. She is also a native Mandarin speaker, raising two tri-lingual children in Mandarin, English and German. This event is free for all MH parents.