Chinese Week

Chinese Week at AISHK this year again coincided with the Mid-Autumn Festival, enabling students to celebrate the richness of Chinese culture and history through activities both at school and around Hong Kong this week.

The wonderful lion dance started the week as usual. Mr Simons dotted the eyes of the two lions to symbolically bring the energy from the lions. Students and staff cheered on the dancers as they performed wonderful tricks on the field. We would like to than the Hong Kong Tam Pui Yuen Dragon and Lion Dance Association for putting on an impressive performance for our students and staff.

The annual favourite Chinese Shopping Day took place on Tuesday. The auditorium was decorated beautifully with lanterns and Chinese painting. Everyone has been captivated by the beautiful traditional Chinese roof at the entrance to the auditorium. Over 45 parents interacted with our students in a fun and 'traditional market'. Classes from Prep to Year 6 took turns to visit the Auditorium to browse, ask questions, make purchases and took part in games and activities with some of our parents. We would like to thank all parents who are volunteering their time to this fun-filled day of shopping and activities designed to promote Putonghua.

Other activities having taken place in the week included a lion dance workshop for Primary classes on Wednesday, and art lessons in class on Thursday, such as calligraphy writing, lantern making, and kite making.

The week ended in a burst of colour, song and dance performances on Friday. Secondary assembly attendees were treated to teh Year 12's rendition of a Chinese pop song. Early Childhood hosted its special Chinese Week Assembly – a celebration featuring an array of performances by Early Childhood classes in Chinese. All the students, staff and parents all enjoyed the singing, dancing, poems, reading and story-telling.

Joy Chung | Head of Chinese, Primary