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The Durham Chinese School (DCS thereafter) was originally founded in 1998 by Dr Jinping Du and Dr Wenbin Wei. In 2002, Dr Yan Liu took over the running of the school as Head of the school with supports from CANER (Chinese Association North East Region) and Durham Sixth Form College. DCS is an incorporated members’ club in its legal definition teaching Mandarin and promoting Chinese culture. In 2005 the school entered into partnership with Durham Johnston School, where its classes have been held since. In September 2012, in its 15th year, the school relocated to Elvet Hill House, Durham University, adjacent to Durham Oriental Museum.

In 2002 there were approximately 10 students but student numbers have grown rapidly over the last 20 years. The school provides language classes and interest clubs every Sunday during term time. There are now seven language teachers, three interest club teachers for Chinese dancing for children and adults, Chinese art and chess. The governing body of DCS consists of a management committee of four volunteers. There is also a Parent-Teacher Association with 4 volunteers.

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Classroom in Gilesgate Sixth Form 2002-2005 Classroom in Durham Johnston Crossgate Moor 2009-2012
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Classroom in Durham University since 2012 Year 2018 School Committee Members

DCS is outstandingly successesful in educating children in Mandarin language and Chinese culture and achieving outstanding results in nationally recognised examinations. It also has a successful track record of collaboration and partnerships with local mainstream schools, education authority, providing teaching resources and know-how and attracting external funding for educational and cultural purposes. The School is believed to be the only organisation in the County Durham area to provide Mandarin teaching for children from five years old.

Mandarin is the official language in Mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore, and used by ethnic Chinese worldwide. DCS believes that with the increase of China’s political and economic influence in international arena and with an increasingly globalised world impacting on every walk of life which is visible increasingly boldly, strengthening education in Chinese language and increasing awareness of Chinese culture will benefit the communities in the City and County of Durham and beyond.

Current School Committee Members and Teachers

Head Teacher

校长刘浩洋

Mr Haoyang Liu

Lead System Engineer at CEM, part of Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press

Secretary

秘书长孙洪剑

Dr Hongjian Sun

Associate Professor (Reader) in the Department of Engineering at Durham University

Teaching Coordinator

教务主任李杰

Dr Jie Li

Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks at Teesside University

Treasurer

财务主任丛邻

Ms Cong Lin

Finance Director of JP Linc Accountants Limited

  • Chair: Mrs Chai Yok Gao
  • Vice: Ms Yan Ma
  • Secretary: Mrs Kim Flower
  • Treasurer: Ms Sophia Wang
  • 2018 - Current: Dr Mamty Sunuodula
  • 2012 - 2018: Dr Yan Liu
  • Ms Sammantha Lim
    Miss Shengmei Zhao
    Miss Huiqian Mo
    Miss Xiangyun Han
    Miss Wenjun Jiang
    Miss Xinyu Xiang
    Miss Xiaozhu Wu
    Miss Yizhuo Ma
    Miss Yue Chen
    Mr Tao Huang
    Miss Xinyao Sun
    Miss Shiyu Cao
    Miss Yiyan Liu
    Miss Yurong Yuan
    Miss Yixin Huang
    Miss Shijing Fu
    Miss Yichen Zhai
    Miss Lijun Wu
    Miss Yiyan Liu
    Miss Xiaohui Leng
    Miss Xiaoyu Lin
    Miss Yanbing Qian
    Miss Yichen Zhai
  • 2018-2019: Mr Haoyang Liu (Chair), Dr Li Ding (Deputy Chair), Ms Xiaoyu Yan (Secretary), Ms Meihua Gan (Treasurer), Ms Lin Wang (Teaching Cordinator) and Mrs Chai Yok Gao (Parent Governor)
  • 2017-2018: Dr Mamty Sunuodula (Chair), Ms Xiaoyu Yan (Secretary), Ms Meihua Gan (Treasurer), Mr Haoyang Liu (Deputy Chair), Ms Lin Wang (Teaching Cordinator) and Mrs Chai Yok Gao (Parent Governor)
  • 2016-2017: Dr Mamty Sunuodula (Chair), Dr Jinlin Hu / Mrs Chai Yok Gao (Secretary), Ms Meihua Gan (Treasurer), Mr Haoyang Liu (Deputy Chair), and Ms Lin Wang (Acting Teaching Cordinator)
  • 2014-2016: Dr Mamty Sunuodula (Chair), Dr Jinlin Hu (Secretary), Ms Meihua Gan (Treasurer), Mr Haoyang Liu (Deputy Chair), and Dr JinHua Mathias (Teaching Cordinator)
  • 2012-2014: Dr Mamty Sunuodula (Chair), Dr Jinlin Hu (Secretary), Ms Fiona Chan (Treasurer), Dr Lisong Yang (Deputy Chair), and Dr JinHua Mathias (Teaching Cordinator)
  • 2009-2012: Dr Wei Song (Chair), Dr Jinlin Hu (Secretary), Mr Philip Cordery (Treasurer), Dr Mamty Sunuodula (Deputy Chair), and Dr Chunyang Wei (Teaching Cordinator)
  • 2008-2009: Dr Yan Liu (Chair), Dr Anwei Feng (Secretary), Mr Philip Cordery (Treasurer), Dr Chunyang Wei (Assistant Chair), and Dr Jinlin Hu (Assistant Secretary)
  • 2005-2008: Dr Yan Liu (Chair), Dr Anwei Feng (Secretary), and Mr Philip Cordery (Treasurer)
  • 2004-2005: Dr Yan Liu (Chair), Dr Yi Zhou (Secretary), and Mr Philip Cordery (Treasurer)
  • 2003-2004: Dr Yan Liu (Chair), Dr Yi Zhou (Secretary and Treasurer)
  • 2002-2003: Dr Yan Liu (Chair), Dr Yi Zhou (Secretary), and Dr Wenbin Wei (Treasurer)
  • 1998-2002: Dr Jinping Du (Chair), Dr Wenbin Wei (Treasurer)
  • Ms Yanmin Zheng
    Ms Wei Dang
    Miss Hao Zhou
    Ms Xia Yu
    Mrs Jinhua Mathias
    Ms Yuanyuan Jiang
    Miss Yiyi Cao
    Miss Shichin Huang
    Miss Tzu-Ling Hua
    Ms Jia Yan
    Dr Huiping Fan
    Ms Jin Shi
    Mr Liguo Hu
    Ms Mei Guo
    Ms Juan Chen
    Ms Hezhen Liu
    Miss Jin Ren
    Miss Meng-Yin Lin
    Ms Linna Man
    Miss Xiaoqing Liu
    Mrs Shufei Rowe
    Mr Haoliang Liu
    Miss Yan Zhen
    Miss Qingqing Li
    Miss Tong Liu
    Miss Jiahao Guo
    Mr Honghuan Li

    Level 1 Entry

    Teacher

    TBC

    Class Assistant

    Miss Qinmeng Wu

    Level 1 Advance

    Teacher

    TBC

    Class Assistant

    Miss Yang Liu

    Level 2

    Teacher

    Ms Xiannan Hu

    Class Assistant

    Miss Shijing Fu

    Level 3

    Teacher

    Ms Lin Wang

    Class Assistant

    Miss May Lai

    Level 4

    Teacher

    Mr Yongqiang Pan

    Class Assistant

    Miss Yanbing Qian

    Pre-GCSE

    Teacher

    Ms Yan Ma

    Class Assistant

    Miss Yiran Liu

    GCSE

    Teacher

    Ms Jane Xian

    Class Assistant

    Miss Yizhuo Ma

    Post-GCSE

    Teacher

    Ms Meihua Gan

    Class Assistant

    Miss Wenjun Jiang


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