We celebrated the Chin and Karen languages spoken by our children and their families. We have fairly a large group of students whose ability to speak in their parents’ mother tongue is quite remarkable. Well done!
This week’s Language of the Week is Krio. Krio is the most widely spoken language in Sierra Leone ( West Africa). It is mainly derived from English but has influences from other African languages.
Shirley ( 1JM) and Anne-Marie’s (2SB) families speak it at home. Shirley’s family shared with 1JM a lot of information about Sierra Leone.
This term we are starting with a language spoken by many of our students’ families: Tagalog. Tagalog is spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by the majority.
Students from 2IB and 2TD have prepared an iMovie to be showed at their assembly this Friday.
Hope to see many of you there!
Every year, on March the 21st we celebrate Harmony Day which is a day that celebrate our cultural diversity.
Parents, carers, families were invited to a Harmony Day Morning Tea. They also had the opportunity to complete CLARA which is a learning profile children have also completed.
It was a great morning!
We started off this year with Gujarati, a language spoken in the Indian state of Gujarat as well as in other parts of the world such as Australia, Adelaide and Holy Family 🙂
Mahi Patel and Aditi Shah are excellent Gujarati speakers. Jineet joined them in the conversation while Om Patel created the iMovie which was presented to the whole school.
We have finished last term with a great Moon Lantern Festival assembly organised by R/1JM and 5/6PA. The Hall and the stage were beautifully decorated in the traditional red colour as well as the students own lanterns. Children wore red or traditional clothing and everyone looked amazing.
The assembly could not have ended without the dragon dance which always creates a great atmosphere.
The assembly was followed by shared lunch in the double classes.
Already looking forward to the next one.