Saturday, 17 February 2018

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!
We hope you're having a fantastic one! 

On Friday Team 8 was lucky enough to have Jeremy's parents share with us some of the traditions they celebrate in their family during this special time. First they showed us a powerpoint and talked about the special things they do. 

Team 8. Can you remember any of the things Chinese people like to do on New Years Eve or New Years day? (comment below with the things you can remember to move your peg!)

After that, Yvonne (Jeremy's Mummy) surprised us with some traditional Chinese food! Most of us gave it a try. Mrs Turner thought it was delicious. Mmmmmmmmmm! Thank you Yvonne!

Mrs Turner (on the behalf of Mrs Grant and herself) also gave out some red envelopes to wish everyone health, wealth and happiness for the New Year.

A very special thanks to Yvonne and Austin for the powerpoint and food, and also to Bingqing (Paul's Mummy) for supporting and helping make this day happen! Team 8 is very lucky to have parents like you as part of our learning community.  

Kia ora rawa atu! x


  1. I asked Ben what he remembered learning about Chinese New Year and he said people celebrate by eating special food and believing in God

    1. yes that is correct Hope. Thank you for commenting

  2. Xīnnián kuàilè - Happy New Year Team 8. Wow - you are so lucky to have the parents come and teach you about Chinese New Year! It looks like it was a very valuable experience and tasty!

  3. Thank you team 8 for having us to celebrate on the 1st day of Chinese New Year.We were so glad to see all of you sat nicely,concentrated and showed best manners.Thanks to Mrs Turner and Mrs Grant for giving kids red envelopes with a message and money inside(What a surprise!!) Happy Chinese New Year (*^o^*)

  4. Thank you coming and sharing and for the yummy food too!

  5. You guys are so so lucky to have the food!!XD