On Thursday, 15 February, PYP held a Chinese New Year assembly to welcome the year of the dog. This assembly gave students a chance to learn more about Chinese culture along with their Mandarin lessons in the classroom. This celebration aligned with the Sekolah Ciputra Vision and IB Mission Statement about building students intercultural understanding and respect.
The assembly started with Barongsai and Dragon Dance performances. During the event, students donated money to a charity programme which is organized by STUCO. A video about some facts related to Chinese New Year was also shown to give everyone an understanding of the ritual and tradition behind this festival. We then followed up with a choir who sang “龙的传 人”, PYP 1 dancing, Chinese Fashion Show, Chinese Rhyming and the teacher’s band who sang a Chinese song.