It has been an exciting start for our Pre-Prep to Year 2 Students in Mandarin this year, full of dragons and Chinese New Year celebrations!

After returning to school, Pre-Prep to Year 2 students have been exploring the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year through stories, songs and by creating some beautiful decorations. Students demonstrated great self-awareness by highlighting the parts of Chinese New Year celebrations that most excited them, as well as by comparing Chinese New Year to their own celebrations at home.

For Year 2, this culminated in an incursion to the Chinese Museum of Melbourne as part of their Digital Cultural Adventures. Students participated in a programme called Awakening the Dragon, that explored one of the important mythical creatures in Chinese cultural celebrations like Chinese New Year. Staff from the Chinese Museum of Melbourne guided students through the origin of the Chinese dragon, as well as how it came to have its unique shape. Students even had the opportunity to create their own dragon during the session!


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