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Chung Wah School celebrates Chinese New Year

THE CHINESE New Year came too early for Chung Wah School in Honiara as students honoured the beginning of this festive season with exciting performances on Friday.

The Chinese New Year which begins today is the Year of the Monkey.

As such students in each class put on dances, skits and poetry to celebrate the Year of the Monkey in front of their parents, guardians and teachers.

The one hour show began with the traditional welcome drum and dragon dance which was eloquently displayed by the students themselves.

Principal Ms. Anne Thomas in a note to students said the Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12 year cycle.

“Each year is represented by a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics to its year.

“Those born in 1944, 1956, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016 are in the Year of the Monkey. This year is the Fire Monkey’s turn.”

She explained that Fire Monkeys enjoy being dominant in all their undertakings, keep low profile and stay very much focused on their personal goals.

“They are driven and ambitious, a self-starter whose enormous energy, although sometimes inconsistent and uneven, propels him speedily through life.”

Parents and guardians really enjoyed the entertainment put on by the students.

To cap it off, the students and their teachers wished parents, guardians and those present to witness the performance, a Happy Chinese New Year or ‘Gong Shi Shin Niang’.

Chung Wah School which began the 2016 academic year on January 18th is celebrating the Chinese New Year today and tomorrow with no classes.

Classes will resume on Wednesday 10th February 2015.

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