Culture and community have featured prominently this week as we celebrated Chinese New Year across campus. We are proud of our setting in Shanghai and China. Students enjoyed a wide range of cultural activities over the course of the week: from parades to poetry and cooking to calligraphy. We believe in the value of these opportunities. They reinforce our students’ sense of identity and belonging and promote intercultural understanding, important elements of being a global citizen. They are also lots of fun. The high levels of engagement undoubtedly contributing to the collective wellbeing of students and staff.
Our celebrations culminated in today's brilliant College Assemblies. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us online. I always enjoy watching our students perform but the orchestra’s performance of "A Prosperous New Year" was particularly memorable. Bravo to all our musicians!
This year’s Chinese New Year holiday may feel very different for our community. Many of us would usually be travelling to our hometown to celebrate with loved ones. Despite the current challenges, I hope that the next two weeks provide your family with rest, relaxation and meaningful opportunities for reunion (either face to face or online). Stay safe and may the Year of the Ox bring you health and happiness, peace and prosperity.
Below, enjoy a look back at the performances from today’s assemblies, and the Chinese New Year celebrations from throughout the week:
A special thank you to the Tech Crew students, who took ownership of the light, audio, livestream controls, stage assembly and set up. They work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the assemblies run smoothly. Well done Tech Crew!