Chinese New Year Festivities at Sha Tin College
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar and preparations are well underway, here at Sha Tin College, to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Students will be taking part in the Chinese New Year Board competition, with tutor groups producing a board that celebrates the Year of the Rooster. Their wonderful designs and colours will certainly brighten up the school.
The Year 7’s, have also been busy, growing plants and painting Fai Chun, or lucky messages, for the elderly. The plants and Fai Chun will be donated as gifts to the elderly at Sin Tin Toa, Home for the Aged on Thursday January 19. We will be taking Service representatives to the elderly home. We are also looking to take donations, which the elderly would find useful, such as: Biscuits, Chinese tea, beans, noodles, dried fruits, nuts, fresh fruit, wet wipes, toothpaste, socks, hats and scarves. We would be grateful if you could leave your donations at Reception or with Mr Chiu in 246, by Wednesday January 18.
During the celebration week (23-26 Jan), students will be learning about Chinese New Year and Chinese culture during their lessons and during lunchtime activities. which include: Chinese painting, paper cutting, craft work, Chinese rope jumping and dumpling making. We hope students engage in these meaningful activities and also have fun at the same time.
Finally, on the last day of this Half Term, we will have our celebratory Chinese New Year Party which will be held on the basketball courts. There will be games, guest calligraphers who will be producing Fai Chun lucky messages, and also free Chinese traditional snacks produced by the PTSA. There will also be student and staff performances, which will be the highlight of our New Year celebrations.
On behalf of the staff, we wish you good health and luck in the Year of the Rooster!
Michael Chiu and Danielle Yang,
Chinese New Year Coordinators