Confucius Classrooms

The Confucius Institute at NSW Department of Education has responsibility for the establishment of Confucius Classrooms in NSW public schools.

The role of a Confucius Classroom is to deliver support at a local level for Chinese language and cultural education.

The Model Confucius Classroom document (PDF 601KB) has been developed for NSW public schools with, or looking to establish, a Confucius Classroom. The document includes:

  • a description of the eight fundamental operating elements of a Confucius Classroom, linked to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • role statements for key personnel, including the teacher, principal, native speaker assistant and Confucius Institute at NSW Department of Education team
  • information about establishing a Confucius Classroom and available support
  • contacts and resources.

The first group of Confucius Classrooms affiliated with the Confucius Institute at NSW Department of Education was established in 2013 at the following schools:

Primary

Secondary

The second group of Confucius Classrooms affiliated with the Confucius Institute at NSW Department of Education was established in 2015 at the following schools:

Primary

Secondary

There are no plans to establish additional Confucius Classrooms in 2017. Schools which would like to access support from existing Confucius Classrooms are encouraged to contact the principal of their nearest Confucius Classroom school.

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