Chinese School 2017-07-10T03:38:35+00:00

Fo Guang Chinese School was founded in 1995 to achieve Venerable Master Hsing Yun‘s concept of fostering talent through education. For over twenty years, our teachers have worked tirelessly to promote Chinese culture and to nurture the oral, written, comprehension and expression skills of our students.

At Fo Guang Chinese School, students are taught moral and ethical principles to instil in them right thoughts and right views on life and on the principle of cause and effect. We strive to nurture and to develop well-rounded individuals, and encourage students to development their knowledge in a virtuous and character building environment.

We cater for all ages, and all stages of learning, including students for whom Chinese is a second language.

Our native-speaking teachers are caring, encouraging and have the love of Bodhisattvas. Our classes are student-centered and we adapt our teaching styles to suit the needs and skills of individual students, which results in a positive and fun learning environment.

In addition to language classes, the Fo Guang Chinese School holds regular competitions, such as Mother’s Day writing competitions, drawing competitions and handwriting competitions. These competitions are designed to expand the student’s interest in learning and to help build relationships between students.

Our students are reflections of our teachers so we invest regularly in the education and training of our teachers to enhance their professional development. Our teachers participate in teaching programs for language schools run by the Department of Education Victoria, and training courses for overseas teachers run by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission. R.O.C.

Our passionate staff continue to make Fo Guang Chinese School a language school of distinct quality.

Enrolment for Chinese Course 2017


To nurture talent through education; to promote traditional Chinese culture, ethics and morality; to instruct students in speaking, listening, reading and writing the Chinese language and to balance the development of knowledge and characters.


An accredited and not-for-profit Community Language School.

Teaches Chinese Simplified along with Pinyin pronunciation.

Adopts a range of motivational and inspirational teaching methods to create a conducive Chinese learning environment as well as to facilitate children’s interest in learning Chinese.

Offers interesting moral stories from the Buddhist nuns and/or teachers teaching students conscience and ethical principles.


Preparatory Level: Prep Beginner and Prep Advanced Classes

Primary Level and Secondary Level: Grade 1 to VCE Chinese


Students should be aged 4 or above.


Term 1         04-02-2017 ~ 25-03-2017

Term 2         22-04-2017 ~ 01-07-2017

Term 3         22-07-2017 ~ 16-09-2017

Term 4         14-10-2017 ~ 02-12-2017


Every Saturday, 9:15am ~ 12:15pm
(3 Chinese language sessions, 50 mins each, 10 mins in-between break; 1 moral/meditation session of 15 mins)


Chinese Grade 1 – Year 10:

  • $480 (Full Year + Textbooks materials included)
  • $240 (Half-year + Textbooks materials included)
  • $450* (*Discounted fee applies only if full year payment is made)

Chinese VCE Year 11: $750*

Chinese VCE Year 12: $900*

*Note: Current Fo Guang Chinese School students are eligible for 20% VCE fees discount.


Application Form


Location: 89 Somerville Road, Yarraville, VIC 3013
Phone: +61 3 9314 5147
Fax: +61 3 9314 2006

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