Learning about Chinese New Year at Vavenby Primary School

They all taught me to say “Gung Hay Fat Choy”, which means Happy New Year in Chinese

Vavenby Primary School students (l-r) Gavin Prince

Vavenby Primary School students (l-r) Gavin Prince

From Feb. 10 – 25 the Vavenby Primary students celebrated Chinese New Year and learned about the culture of China.

They all taught me to say “Gung Hay Fat Choy”, which means Happy New Year in Chinese. The children made noise makers from paper plates. They also made lanterns and had a lantern parade.

Chinese NY displayThey were given Chinese food to eat, which included dumplings, noodles, and “fire crackers”. These look like fortune cookies with peanut butter in the middle.

Different years in China have the sign of an animal or creature – 2013 is the Year of the Snake. This means that people born in this year are in control and energetic.

Vavenby students go to Clearwater Ski Hill

On Friday, Feb. 22 the students went to Clearwater to go skiing. They left the school at 8:30. Some classes from Raft River School were also present. One of the adults present said that the members of the ski hill staff were awesome, as they had all the boots and skis laid out with the students’ names on them.

 

Before the children went skiing on their own it was mandatory that they all had a lesson from one of the instructors. A couple of the boys did go down the big hill later. All of the students enjoyed their day skiing.