China Week and then The Rabbit Year!
The SIS community celebrated China Day on Saturday, an afternoon of games, food and performances reflecting Chinese culture and specifically the Spring Festival or New Year. Months of planning by our Chinese teachers paying careful attention to detail culminated in a carnival atmosphere enjoyed by many SIS parents, teachers and especially children.
In terms of becoming global citizens, one of the most important opportunities available to our students is to learn about and better understand the host country’s language and culture. China Day and this entire week are partly dedicated to creating such opportunities. Of course, students also engage in a variety of activities and experiences throughout the year that enable them to better understand and appreciate Chinese culture and language.
Global citizenship was also being practiced as funds were raised for SIS projects in Guizhou that are both environmentally sustainable and supportive of education and self-sufficiency.
In addition to the huge thanks that go to the Chinese faculty and staff for sharing their appreciation of Chinese culture through these wonderful activities, many other teachers, staff and students volunteered to make Saturday the fun day that it was. Middle and High School students ran the games that the elementary and younger students enjoyed playing. Elementary students acted as announcers for the performances. And all got into the spirit of celebration. Xin Nian Kuai Le!
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