Throughout the school, Redcliffe students have been celebrating Chinese New Year with a number of fun activities to mark the Year of the Ox.
The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history and is the longest holiday of the year. In the 21st century, the national holiday begins on the first of the Lunar Calendar and lasts until the 15th of the first month. Students learnt about the different zodiac signs and how Chinese New Year marks the transition between them.
Across the school, Redcliffe pupils showed fantastic creativity in making their own celebration Chinese lanterns, dragons and dragon masks. Year 4 looked at Asian architecture and drew their own Chinese pagodas and in Year 5 the children followed the step-by-step directions to draw an ox with a Chinese New Year theme. There was even time to tackle the intricate characters that make up the Mandarin language with students learning to write Happy New Year.