Greetings to the Parents, Students and Teachers of Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School-Dalian!
Thank you for visiting our web site. It is our hope that you will find resources here to help support the learning that happens at our wonderful school. As Principal, it is my goal to make the school the best that it can possibly be! Your feedback is appreciated and I encourage you to email or phone me at any time.

Welcome wiki visitors!

Once again we plan to use this wiki to share valuable information about the school. This site can be changed daily and so, whenever issues arise I can help inform you here. Please Bookmark this site and remember to keep coming back and checking it for up-to-date information!


An invitation is extended for any and all parents to book a meeting with me at the school or even call to arrange for a personal school tour while classes are in session. This is a really great way to get a good sense of what our school is all about. Often parents may hear stories or rumors about a school and wonder if they are true? Our school is always open to communication and parent visits. We are pleased to have you at our school ! We are very proud of our students, staff, positive learning environment and the traditions which have been created at Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School - Dalian. We look forward to getting to know you better.
Contact Mr. Karl Dick by email

From the Principal's Desk
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Dear Parents and Guardians,

At the end of the day today, bus information was sent to you through the bus supervisors.

As I understand the current situation, authorities in Dalian are requiring that buses be changed from our current buses to buses with yellow school bus markings.Authorities are requiring this change to take place immediately so some bus routes will be temporarily cancelled as Maple Leaf changes to the yellow buses.This may take up to two weeks to complete but Lina and Yoyo are working very hard to make this change as quickly as possible.We apologize for any inconvenience this causes in your family schedules.

Currently this change only affects Downtown buses,Kai Fa Qu bus routes are operating as normal but it is possible that Kai Fa Qu authorities will require a bus change for fall.

Starting Tuesday, May 16th (tomorrow) students on the following bus routes will need to find their own way to school - except for Bus D1 ~ Supervisor Tiffany which has already been changed to a yellow bus and will run as normal.

•Bus D2 ~ Supervisor Safina – will NOT run tomorrow or possibly for two weeks.
•Bus D3 ~ Supervisor Yola– will NOT run tomorrow or possibly for two weeks.
•Bus D4 ~ Supervisor Alice – will NOT run tomorrow or possibly for two weeks.
•Bus D5 ~ Supervisor Amy – will NOT run tomorrow but possible this Thursday, May 18th.

Until we get the buses solved, morning drop off and afternoon pick up will be very busy.

Morning – bus supervisors will arrive at school at 8 am and help with student drop off.
After School – we plan a staggered dismissal.

Let’s try this plan for tomorrow and see if it needs to be adjusted after that.Parents, if possible, please avoid standing in the lobby.It would be helpful if you could use the outside play area instead.Mr. Arca and other staff will help bring the students to you.

•PreK students will come downstairs and be available for pick up beginning at 3:10 pm.
•Grade Kindergarten and 1 students will come downstairs and be available for pick up beginning at 3:15 pm.
•Grade 2 students will come downstairs and be available for pick up beginning at 3:20 pm.
•Grade 3 students will come downstairs and be available for pick up beginning at 3:25 pm.
•Grade 4/5 students and Bus D1 students come downstairs and be available for pick up beginning at 3:30 pm.

If you have additional questions or if you need the school to help connect you with other parents to set up rides or car pools, please contact the school

Teachers have been informed and will work with parents to adjust assignments if students need to miss school.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work through this very quick change.

I am in Yiwu at a Principal’s meeting until Wednesday but will be working together with Mr. Arca, Ms. Lina, Ms. Yoyo and our whole staff.Please stand by for additional updates.

A special thanks to MLFNS-D office staff and teachers tonight.They have been a great help this evening!
Karl Dick
Principal ~ MLFNS-D
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Your Children and Social Media
WeChat and other social media and messaging applications are popular with MLFNS-D students. Sometimes, a student who is very respectful in class and who understands and supports a philosophy of Care, Share, Dare, might send messages or post pictures online without thinking. In the older grades on both campuses, teachers and students talk about what is ok online and what might be hurtful. We encourage all parents to have conversations with their children and monitor what they are saying to their classmates on WeChat for example.

The ideas below come from a British Columbia website on healthy families. The ideas offered are a way for all of us to think about what we do online.

When young people experience bullying behaviour online, it can be difficult to spot. By knowing what cyberbullying is, you can better assess when to step in, and what to do about it.

What is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying (or online bullying) is using modern communication technology to deliberately and repeatedly harass, humiliate, embarrass, torment, threaten, pick on or intimidate someone.
Cyberbullying happens in many different ways – by mobile phone, text message, email, or through social networking sites such as Facebook. Cyberbullying can include sending anonymous threatening email, spreading rumours on the school e-bulletin board to break up friendships, or setting up a fake social networking account using real photos and contact details.
Cyberbullying is different than face to face bullying because it can take place at any time of day or night; it is anonymous; it has a wide distribution, and deleting messages is difficult.
Helping your child avoid cyberbullies
You can help make cyberbullying less likely to happen to your child by:
  • discussing cyberbullying when your child first starts to use the internet or a mobile phone. Talk about what forms cyberbullying can take, the consequences it can have, and how it’s best to never pass along or reply to bullying material
  • talking with your child about online friends and messaging contact lists. Explain that adding someone your child doesn’t really know as a “buddy” or “friend” gives that person access to information about him or her that could be used for bullying
  • teaching your child not to give out passwords to friends. Some teenagers do this as a sign of trust, but a password gives other people the power to pose as your child online
  • teaching your child to “think before posting”. Young people who post personal information online (like suggestive photos or videos) can also attract unwanted attention, negative comments or ridicule. This kind of personal information might be available online for a long time, well after your child is comfortable with other people seeing it.

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What Do Our Students Learn At MLFNS-Dalian

Parent often wish to know what their child is learning at MLFNS-Dalian. Please look for the following title 'Curriculum Packages' in the left hand column on the home page to access any grade curriculum package used at MLFNS-Dalian, from Kindergarten through to Grade 9 or merely click on the underlined Curriculum Packages outlined in Blue. This information provides you the content to be learned at each grade level as prescribed by the BC Ministry of Education.


Student Uniform and Dress Regulations

Students are required to wear their school uniforms while at school. On days when there is no Physical Education, a white shirt, dress pants or skirt, tie and school jacket or school sweater is to be worn. On days when the student has Physical Education, the Green Sports coat and pants and white school T-shirt may be worn. Hats or caps are not part of the school uniform and are not to be worn in school. Haircuts for boys are expected to be collar length or shorter. No wild haristyles, large jewelry or make-up are permitted.

Daily Dress

School Jacket or Sweater
Pants or Skirt
White Shirt and Tie

Casual Dress - to be worn on days when students have Physical Education classes

Green Sports Coat (Track Suit)
Green Sports Pants (Track Pants)


Copies of newsletters and information that have been sent home:
  • September 2014
  • October 2014

  • November 2014

  • December 2014

  • January 2015

  • March 2015

  • April 2015

  • May 2015

  • June 2015


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