Chinese New Year Celebrations
On the 4th of February 2019, staff members and Regenites turned up to school in red which symbolises good fortune and joy.
Professional Chinese calligraphers were invited to teach our students the various techniques of Chinese calligraphy. Despite being a beginner, many students were able to master the basics, with the help of the instructors.
In the school hall, the ‘God of Wealth’ showered the students with chocolate coins, while a group of lion dancers performed under the gold fabric of the lion costume. There was a magnificent traditional dance which was surely a treat for all of us. Regenites became all excited when the pig mascot made its appearance. After all, it was the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese calendar. Folklore has it that pigs are the symbol of wealth. It is believed that people born in the Year of the Pig are kind, can think logically and are able ot fix any problem they are in.
There was an interactive quiz segment as well. Students enthusiastically ran up to the stage to participate in the quizzes that offered them attractive prizes if they got the correct answer. Teachers, too, went up on stage to sing Chinese New Year songs. It was rather amazing to see the teachers and students having great fun together.
The school had also invited the elderly from a nearby old folk’s home to join us in this celebration by singing to some Chinese songs. Personally, I feel that this is a good initiative as we were able to share good times with them. The more, the merrier!
To end the day, Mr Leong delivered a meaningful speech. For me, one key takeaway from his speech would be to always try my level best to make a positive impact on our society. To pay it forward.-Adiba Bari Hemadre (Sec 4-5)
Hari Raya Celebrations
On the 30th of May 2019, the school came together to celebrate Hari Raya. An entertaining concert was put together by a team of teachers and students. The concert was led by Mr Fadzli and Muhammad Noor Alfian from 4-1.
To kick things off, we watched an informative video about Hari Raya. The direct translation of Hari Raya is Celebration Day. We also learnt that Hari Raya Aidilfitri symbolises an individual’s success in terms of discipline and will power accomplished during the month of Ramadan. We were treated to an afternoon of delightful performances. Students participated in quizzes and won attractive prizes as well. As always, our very eager Regenites raced up on stage to participate in the quizzes. One of the quizzes required students to guess the names of the teachers who sang traditional Malay songs. It was indeed a pleasant surprise when we discovered the names of the teachers who sang those songs.
The ultimate highlight of the day was definitely the enthralling fashion parade which showcased the Islamic traditional costumes. Our very own Sec 1 students were dressed in stunning outfits and they definitely owned the stage. We learnt that these traditional costumes varied from region, culture and even country.
Our very own homegrown band made up of both teachers and students sang a series of traditional Malay songs and enlivened the entire atmosphere in the school hall.
It was truly an afternoon of shared happiness and immense celebration –Larioza Andrea Ronquillo (Sec 4-8)