Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy new Year of the Horse! The Lunar New Year celebrated by Chinese people all over the world! 

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Some of our students have received cards and envelopes to wish them a Happy New Year from our Chinese colleague, Veronica Woo who teaches at SMP Loi Lam school in Malaysia and who visited us at the end of the year. Some of her gifts and decorations adorn the school office and foyer in recognition of this special festival and second language, mandarin Chinese. A number of students were given red packets or ‘ang pau’ with a laminated photo (rather than the traditional money insert)  of her visit to our school. Veronica said: “The rule for parcel post states that money is not allowed to be sent via this mode of postage.  Nowadays, kids here who are used to the tradition of receiving ang pows with money inserted!”

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office and lanterns

As Ms Woo wrote on the card to the school “GONG XI FA CAI”

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Two youtube videos suggested by Veronica Woo for the staff and students to watch:-
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5aY11MpvsI]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hxq6DkWRvU]

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About murch

Hi, I am Anne Mirtschin, a secondary teacher who teaches commerce and IT. In 2007, I am teaching grade 3 through to year 12 IT. My passions include the use of web2.0, podcasting and multimedia including digital animations. I teach at Hawkesdale prep to year 12 College, a small country school in Western Victoria, Australia. This year our school has been granted a rich picture case studies grant where we will work with grade 6 students on pod/vidcasting and the volunteers at the Penshurst Volcano Discovery Centre to produce podcasts for the centre and surrounding volcanic district, called Kanawinka.

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