Chinese New Year Celebrations by Year 7-9 Students

To continue to encourage appreciation of Chinese cultural traditions, Year 7 - 9 students have engaged in some activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  Yr 7 students tried traditional paper cutting, Yr 8 students made posters about the story of “Nian” and the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, and Yr 9 students used paper plates to create images of ancient blue and white porcelain plates to celebrate the Chinese New Year!  Teaching a language is most effective when students understand the culture behind it. 

Take a look at what they achieved!


The Lunar New Year is the most important festival for the Chinese and the New Year celebrations last 15 days.  In Hong Kong on the eve of the New Year, families get together and enjoy a delicious dinner. On the first day of the Chinese New Year, family members meet up and spend time together; adults give red envelopes with money inside to children. On the second day of the Chinese New Year, families watch a Dragon dance and enjoy amazing fireworks displays. The, on the third day, families relax and spend the whole day at home..