Happy new Year of the Horse! The Lunar New Year celebrated by Chinese people all over the world!
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!”
As Ms Woo wrote on the card to the school “GONG XI FA CAI”
Two youtube videos suggested by Veronica Woo for the staff and students to watch:-