Welcome to the home page of Canberra Community Chinese School 坎培拉社区中文学校 (formerly called EAAS Chinese school Inc.)

The School has ceased to exist in 2020. The information provided in this website is only for reference.

EAAS Chinese school is the oldest after-hour Chinese school in Canberra, with plenty of experiences in teaching Chinese for both Chinese speaking and non-Chinese speaking background students The aim of the school is to introduce Chinese language and culture to a broader community, in a friendly, innovative and modern manner. Interesting materials such as play dough and origami are often used in the early stage of teaching to engage young students participating in the class. This also makes learning a lot of more interesting and fun. Computers are used for the more advance students with software tailored for different level of learning.

EAAS is the abbreviation of East Asian Art Society which was first established in 1981 to introduce Asian culture into the local community. The Society provided activities such as Chinese dancing, calligraphy and language learning of which the Chinese school became the most popular and successful. Recently, the school was reinvigorated with a new name, Canberra Community Chinese School, to accentuate its commitment to the local community

Currently, the school has classes with students ranging from four to fifteen years old. Teacher to student ratio is maintained at less than 1 to 10, and the total number of students is about 30. All teachers are chinese native-speaking and qualified for teaching chinese to young children. The school teaches Chinese Mandarian for speaking language and simplified chinese characters for writing, using standard PinYin system  There are two terms per semesters and two semesters per year, following the ACT public school calender. See the corresponding web pages for more details.