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The Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at BISP were a colourful and vibrant celebration of Chinese culture and tradition. The school community came together to participate in a variety of activities that showcased the rich heritage of this auspicious occasion.
The week-long celebrations began with the Lion Dance on Monday morning in the Early Years area followed by a performance for the Primary students in the Sports Hall. The Lion Dance performance was the highlight of the week and it was a lively thrilling performance by the Lion Dance troupe. Students were encouraged to wear red to school to add to the festive atmosphere. Parents were also invited to watch the performance and children were able to put money into the Lion’s mouth for good luck. Throughout the week students were able to take part in a Chinese New Year Kahoot quiz or have the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents with Chinese arts & crafts activities. Students could also view a captivating Secondary School art exhibition hosted in the MTB foyer, as well as an art and pottery exhibition in the Primary foyer.
During Monday lunchtime a Chinese Calligraphy Writing activity took place and this was followed by the Chinese New Year Student assembly. The assembly was a great success as language students taking Mandarin were able to showcase their language skills as they introduced the various drama and musical performances to the stage. You can watch the Chinese New Year Student assembly HERE
On Tuesday, the school held a Jianzi Competition in the MTB foyer during lunchtime in addition to the Chinese New Year Kahoot quiz and various arts & crafts activities. Wednesday was a day of food and music. The PTA demonstrated how to make Chinese dumplings with Years 3, 4 and 6 and throughout the day they sold dumplings and sugar candy in the MTB foyer. During lunchtime, Lucy (Year 8) played the Hu Lu Si (a traditional Chinese instrument) for the school community. On Thursday, the Jianzi Competition was held again in the MTB foyer during lunchtime.
The Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at BISP were a great success and were enjoyed by the entire school community. The week of celebrations came to a close with a Year 7 Mandarin class music performance in the MTB foyer during lunchtime while Lucy (Year 8) also played the Hu Lu Si one last time.
BISP students were able to learn about Chinese culture and tradition through a variety of activities and the school community came together to celebrate. The Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations were a great success and the school is looking forward to next year’s celebrations. BISP teachers and students would like to wish everyone a wonderful Year of the Rabbit! May good luck, good health, peace and happiness follow you wherever you go. 新年快乐，万事如意!