During the Spring Festival, teachers and students enjoyed a long, relaxing holiday in which they participated in a variety of holiday activities and events. Back in school, classes took some time to share their experiences, and think of the things they are the most grateful for throughout the year.
PICLC rang in the Chinese New Year with a school-wide celebration featuring lantern-making, rice pudding balls, and a winter birthday party.
To begin the Lantern Festival celebration, students were given the ingredients for rice pudding balls and went to task molding and shaping their own delectable treats.
The school chef prepared a lovely soup later that everyone was able to enjoy. After the New Year snack, students had an opportunity to craft their very own lanterns using various materials.
Plastic bottles, paper, and even red packets were crafted and transformed into glowing, beautiful lanterns that classes could take home or decorate around the school.
The Chinese teachers also regaled students with the stories and traditions of the New Year, and the importance of making a wish and thinking of the ones we love when lighting and hanging the lanterns.
Finally, PICLC took some time to celebrate the birthdays of staff and students during the month of February, enjoying delicious cake and adding even more wishes to the already magical atmosphere.
Our long celebration to begin the Year of the Ox had come to an end, but not without ample time for reflection, thanks, gratitude, well-wishing, and of course, fun!
From everyone at PICLC, we wish you the happiest of new years and the best to all of our families and staff! Happy New Year!