The Alba Cathay Chinese School is a non-profit registered charity(SC040169) organization which is partially funded by Edinburgh City Council.
The school was founded in 1994. The main objective of the School is to provide people, both children(from 5 to 16) and adults whoever is keen at Chinese culture, an opportunity to learn Chinese language as well as Chinese culture. After some years learning, our pupils are able to read, speak and write Chinese up to SQA Advanced Higher level.
We are very pround of our pupils achivement. The record of our students’ performance in the SQA exams (National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher) has been always excellent. In 2014 all students sitting the SQA exams achieved Grade A. Our students also actively participate different competitions and contest, such as annual Mandarin Reading Competition, Talent Contest on the Chinese Culture and Chinese drawing competition etc. In the 6th Mandarin Reading Competition 2008 of Scotland, our pupils won 2 (out of 4) first prizes, 1 second prize and 3 third prizes.
In 2013 our school was awarded the title of ” Model Schools of Chinese Education ” by the The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the Chinese Government. This title was awarded to only 38 overseas Chinese school around the world. We are one of the very few such Chinese schools in the UK.
The School is administrated by the Executive Committee which comprises three members, Headmaster, Secretary and Treasurer. All these three members are volunteers and elected annually by parents on the annual parents meeting.
From 2008, a new school board with three trustees has formed. The school board’s aim is to set a vision for the schools that reflects a consensus of the board, executive team and the parents committee, establish goal for the school as a long term.
See the School Constitution.
Until November 2016, the school has about 200 pupils and 18 teachers. Classes have been located to the students by age and Chinese level. The detailed teaching activities and material can be found in Course.
The school is based in Boroughmuir High School every saturday during the term time.
Boroughmuir High School
Headmaster: Mr Xin Zhang
School phone number: 07877849113 (Mr Defeng Ma)
(Please use email or text message for no urgent matters and only call the numbers in Emergency, Thanks you. )