Pathlighters celebrated Chinese New Year on Thursday, 11 February 2021. Across the tracks and levels, students dressed up in bright and auspicious colours to usher in the year of the Ox and learned about the origins and customs of Chinese New Year.
Primary 1 and 2 students participated in a symbolic spring cleaning and decorated the school with their handiwork. They reflected on the year that passed and made resolutions for the new year. Students also enjoyed traditional snacks during their class party. Primary 3 to Primary 6 students designed red packets and made their very own elaborate lion dance costumes as part of a competition. Many classes had a great time dancing with their newly made costumes.
Secondary school students celebrated the Year of the Ox with no less vigour and imagination by taking part in a contest themed “What does Chinese New Year mean to you?”. Our students designed drumsticks, lanterns, posters and took photos aligned with the theme. Vocational Track students made Ox-themed bookmarks and participated in a Chinese New Year themed Zumba where they competed for the best class dance title.
The main highlight of this year’s celebration was a pre-recorded concert with performances by our Youths for Autism (YFAs) in the form of a sing-along to get our students into the festive mood. Students from Music Ensemble and Choir also presented Chinese traditional songs, and our Pathlight teachers even put together a special Lion Dance performance.
Though this year’s school celebrations were conducted in class, Pathlighters’ high spirits and excitement permeated throughout the campus.
Wishing all a Happy Lunar New Year, and good health and happiness throughout the year!