Friday, 10 February 2017 10:55

Lunar New Year Swings at SMSIS

Chinese New Year is one of the key annual events celebrating multiculturalism at Seri Mulia Sarjana International School. It aims to expose the students to various cultures as part of the school's ethos on global citizenship.

This is an opportunity for the students, teachers, and staff to get a glimpse of Chinese cultural heritage and to foster better relationships among the country’s various ethnic groups.

SMSIS ushered in the year of the Rooster as they got into the swing of the Lunar New Year celebration in high spirits and inspired them to greater heights this 2017. The whole school was decked out in red and Chinese auspicious symbols perfect for Chinese New Year festivities. The students donned their Chinese traditional attire for happiness and prosperity.

This year’s celebration was more remarkable as SMSIS warmly welcomed 19 students, 5 teachers and 17 parents from Islamic School Al-Azhar Timur Surabaya, Indonesia on 6th February 2017. The visit aimed to allow their students to experience a great mix of academic studies and cultural activities through school visits.

As part of their overseas immersion trip, SMSIS featured an exciting line- up of activities such as school tour, sharing session with the teachers and students, getting acquainted with the school’s curriculum and collaborating and interacting with the upper primary students which they had the chance to be involved in the teaching- learning activities inside the classrooms. They also got engaged in the school’s Co – Curricular activities as they immersed themselves with the IS learners.

On 7th February 2017, the participants actively participated in the Lunar New Year celebration as they rendered an impressive cultural performance which showcased the best of their tradition and culture.

A breathtaking and spectacular Chinese and lion dance performances from the SMSIS and SMS selected students highlighted the event for everyone’s enjoyment.

The festive celebration ended in the classroom with a class party as students,

teachers and staff indulged on special dishes, goodies and mandarin oranges for good luck.