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St. Laurence OTooles Primary School Belleeks

Chinese New Year Celebration

3rd Feb 2020

As you are aware, we are very blessed to have Chinese Tutors who teach Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture to all our children from Years 1 -7.

We were the first school in Strabane to be able to facilitate this teaching and we are very proud of the fact that this gives our little children an exposure to Global Learning that they otherwise might not be able to get!

Every year we celebrate the Chinese New Year. Each Chinese New Year is dedicated to an animal. This year the Chinese People are celebrating the Year of the RAT!

This animal is seen as a sign of wealth and surplus in Chinese Culture! Rats are perceived as clever, quick thinkers; successful but content with living a quiet and peaceful life! In our culture we might differ a little in our way of thinking!!

To mark this New Year we have a celebration with Senior Pupils in our school. This year the New Year Celebration will take place on Monday 2nd March at 10am in the Senior School Assembly Hall!

Everyone is welcome! We also invite our Year 7 Pupils from last year back to receive certificates for their Mandarin Chinese Language Assessment that they completed at the end of Year 7. This is called their YCT 1 Assessment. We are very proud of these children and celebrate their bilingualism.