Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see our.

  • Ask us any question

    We can help with any query about your move abroad or just help put your mind at ease about schooling here

    VSE primary header

  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Our Teachers are all well qualified and highly experienced in what they do, they tend to stay with us for years too

    academic excel

  • Making Student Leadership Count

    We give students the opportunities they need to lead

    global family

  • Taking Learning Beyond the Classroom

    "There is more in you than you think"

    learning environments

  • We are Truly International

    With 60 nationalities represented at our school we are rich in cultural diversity

    primary hero

  • Visit Our School

    Our friendly team will meet you at your convenience and take you on a tour of the school, the classes and introduce our people


  • Inside our school

    Keep up to date with our news and connect with each other

    primary meet and greet

  • Community Connections

    View our calendar and connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


  • Successful Students

    Students at our school are caring, respectful and understand what it takes to succeed.

    IB Hero

Student CNY Celebrations

04 February 2016

In this week’s special Primary Mandarin assembly, the students from different Mandarin groups have shown what they learned about Chinese New Year. Year 5 students introduced the traditions of the Spring Festival in speaking Mandarin; Year 3 students performed the story of the 12 Chinese zodiac. Year 6 students showed off their tongue twister about the Monkey because the coming year is the year of Monkey. Year 2 students played a child’s song about the Monkey King.

  • CNY
  • CNY
  • CNY
  • CNY
  • CNY
  • CNY
  • CNY
  • CNY
  • CNY

In Mandarin class this week, we also tried a lot of traditional Chinese crafts. The red couplet written in Chinese calligraphy, which is called “Chun lian” is one of the most popular decorations in the Chinese New Year. Year 6 standard group used the Chinese painting brush to make Chun lian in class. The Chinese character “吉” means lucky and Year 1 students learned to cut 吉 in paper. The students also made paper lanterns and did Chinese New Year painting in Mandarin lessons. 

On the February 2nd the Secondary Chinese New Year Assembly started with a lively lion dance performed by Joohan Bae and his crew, which immediately lit up the atmosphere of the Chinese New Year. It was followed by Ashley Fung and Ticiano Gao’s introduction of Chinese New Year traditions  and Tim Chan’s fantastic documentary. Both definitely enriched everyone’s understanding of Chinese New Year.  Also featured in the assembly were a Cantonese song, guzheng performance by Sylvia Wintersperger and the IB choir’s fabulous performances, all of which allowed us to enjoy the beauty of Chinese music.

Finally, the whole assembly finished with a cheerful sing-along –“gongxi gongxi”. Every student and staff member in Secondary school wished each other a very happy Chinese New Year through their singing.

Sherry Zhao, Carmel Shu and Grace Huang
Mandarin Department