Red was the colour of the day as Edenites came together to celebrate the Lunar New Year – Year of the Rooster on Thursday, 26 February. Dressed in various shades of red to symbolise good fortune and joy, Edenites were not ‘chicken’ in showing their enthusiasm during the celebrations in the School Hall. In fact, they were egg-ing each other on to clap, dance and sing along to the performances. The CNY committee had hatched a brilliant plan for this year’s CNY celebrations, which included a dance performance by student Luo Mang, handbell performances, and of course, a lion dance! Student emcees Michael and Visnu did well alongside their teachers in getting their friends into the festive mood. The audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves during the four concerts that were held during the course of the day.
Prior to the concert, Edenites were already welcoming the festive spirit with a red packet decoration competition. Many creative and colourful entries were submitted. 40 best entries were selected, and students walked away with a goodie bag of surprises each. Classrooms were also adorned with decorations such as couplets and lanterns.
Cai Shen Ye (our very own staff member Alfred), the Chinese God of Fortune, made his rounds to the classrooms and staff rooms to give out goodie bags, sweets and chocolates. The specially customized goodie bags and gifts were sponsored by Ms Ho Ching, Autism Association (Singapore) patron. The ubiquitous pair of Mandarin oranges, along with some funky stationery and healthy vegetable chips, were presented in a specially customised reversible carrier bag. Edenites were delighted with the gifts they received.
Thank you to the organisers and sponsors for bringing joy and meaning to the Lunar New Year! The school wishes all our Chinese friends good health, joy and prosperity in the new year.