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Oberthur Primary School

School Programs

Oberthur Primary specializes in the following programs.

our vision

Oberthur Primary School commenced an excellent and successful Chinese Language and Culture orientated program in 2005. Currently the school is running three parallel Chinese programs to cater for students from Pre-primary to Year 7. The classroom learning program includes on-line learning and interactive whiteboard activities to immerse students in Chinese Culture, whilst achieving Australian Curriculum outcomes in listening, responding, speaking, reading and writing.

Language Programs

Chinese Immersion Program: commenced in 2013. All Pre-Primary students receive 7 hours 30 minutes per week using Chinese Mandarin as the target language to teach Chinese Literacy, Mathematics - (Number and Space), Society and Environment, Music and Physical Education.

Chinese Second Language Program: 2 hours per week for students who are second language learners of Chinese. Students learn language basics and the culture through various activities including stories, songs, on-line programs, calligraphy etc.

Chinese Extension Program: 1 hour per week for students who have Chinese heritage or background and who are capable of taking more challenge in an advanced learning environment.

China Study Tour and Sister School

Since 2004, Oberthur Primary has conducted China Study tours every alternate year. Year 6/7 students have visited Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou and Shanghai. Students get to experience Chinese life and also have a home stay with students from our Hangzhou sister school.

Oberthur Girls Chinese Dance Group

To embrace Chinese Culture in a meaningful way, an Oberthur Girls Dance group was established in 2006. A well-known Chinese dancer comes to train the dance group girls every week. Over the years our Dance group have been invited to perform at various important events including the Perth Chinese New Year Festival at Burswood, Australian University Students Hanyuqiao Speech Competition at UWA and the Canning Multicultural Shows.

Oberthur Wushu (Kungfu) Academy

The Wushu Academy is another cultural program at our school. It caters for students from Year 2 to 7 and has been a very popular before-school program tutored by a professional Wushu coach.

Chinese Assembly and Chinese Learning Journey Evening

A special Chinese Assembly is held in term 4 each year where students present an array of wonderful Chinese plays, songs and dance to showcase their great progress in the Chinese LOTE program during the year. Our Chinese Learning Journey is another highlight of each year in term 3. Parents are invited to come and view their childrens work and also enjoy some fun and interactive cultural activities performed by the students for their parents.

Engagement in WA Chinese Language and Culture Activities

Students at Oberthur have been greatly involved in annual Western Australia Mandarin Speaking Competitions and the W.A. Writing Competition. Due to their excellent performances, each year they achieve top awards and prizes. They also participate in a Chinese Pandas Picnic Day Excursion and Chinese New Year Art competition.