Brilliant Star School celebrates Lunar New Year
With red lanterns swirling around entryways, handmade red good luck signs pasted everywhere, and bright red clothing running around the campus, it was hard to miss the fact that Brilliant Star Montessori School celebrated Lunar New Year this past week.
Brilliant Star School students were especially busy last week decorating their classrooms for the New Year and learning how to draw traditional Chinese characters with calligraphy brushes to hang on the windows. By lunchtime on New Year’s Eve, the whole campus smelled like fresh dumplings, which were handmade by each class.
Mandarin is Brilliant Star School’s second language and is taught in every classroom from infant to 12 years old.
“It is nice to be able to keep many of our [school] traditions alive through this year and also continue to educate our island’s children,” said upper elementary teacher Lindsay Davis.
Indeed, a sense of normalcy is important for children in these uncertain times and Brilliant Star School aims to continue providing high quality, culturally-sensitive, child-centered education to its students. (PR)