Celebrate the Year of the Goat at Frontier!

Mar 03, 15 Celebrate the Year of the Goat at Frontier!

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, is one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions each year. This is the biggest and most significant event of the Chinese community, and it is observed by Singaporeans from all walks of life. No difference in Frontier Primary School. This year, we had our Chinese New Year celebration on 18 February 2015.

Look at us dressed in different Chinese traditional costumes. So colourful!

Look at us dressed in different Chinese traditional costumes. So colourful!

On that morning, my classmates and I wore Chinese traditional costume to school. It is delightful to see so many of our friends in red and in the traditional costumes. Even the teachers looked so lovely in their traditional garb. We were eagerly waiting for the celebration to begin. After the flag-raising ceremony, our teachers showed us a few videos about the significance of Chinese New Year. Everyone, including friends from other races, was captivated by the videos.

After that, we helped our teachers to decorate the classroom. As this year is the year of the goat, we used pictures of goats to beautify our classroom. We did our utmost to win the best classroom competition! The classroom decorations showed that the pupils are really creative!

P4 Fusion Dance, nice dance moves!

P4 Fusion Dance, nice dance moves!

Our String Ensemble never fails to excite us year after year!

Our String Ensemble never fails to excite us year after year!

At 8.20am, all of us were in the hall waiting for the concert to begin! The first performance is by our P4 students. They performed a fusion dance which was introduced to them during the DanceFront Programme. I can’t wait to learn it too! Next, our school’s very own String Ensemble played two classical Chinese New Year piece entitled 《He Xin Nian》and 《Gong Xi Gong Xi》, wishing us a prosperous new year. They never fail to excite us year after year.

Children from MOE kindergarten join us for the celebration this year. They are so cute!

Children from MOE kindergarten join us for the celebration this year. They are so cute!

We were really thrilled by the next performance. This year, we are so glad that the cute and lovable children from MOE kindergarten could join us for the celebration. I cannot recall if we were ever so small! They brought to us two familiar songs to celebrate the festive season.

Students from P4 Care also showcased their talents by performing a skit about 《Di Zi Gui》. They reminded us that we must always show respect to our elders and love the younger ones. The skit was really enjoyable and funny too!

My best friend is in the photo. Her dance costume is so bright and colourful!

My best friend is in the photo. Her dance costume is so bright and colourful!

To heighten the jubilant atmosphere, our Chinese Dancers perform a traditional dance. All of us were engrossed in the wonderful performance. Ms Lam and our student eLFs also showed their vocal prowess during the concert, they sang《Tian Tian Hao Tian》. Everyone was confident and expressive when the school sang in unison; a strong Frontier community spirit could be felt.

The finale of the day is none other than the lion dance performance! The big drum rolled and the cymbals clanged. The lions started dancing to the pulsating beat. We were captivated by the skilful performers as they pranced around the hall.

Our student eLFs showing their vocal prowess.

Our student eLFs showing their vocal prowess.

“Auspicious Lions” prancing around the school hall.

“Auspicious Lions” prancing around the school hall.

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Before we were dismissed, we had our photograph taken as a whole school. I find that the concert and activities really helped me to get to know the Chinese cultures better. I am really looking forward to next year’s celebration!

Happy Goat Year!

Happy Goat Year!

The month of February has been really exciting. We will be sharing more about our experiences in the next few weeks. Do remember to check the blog up so that you can hear more about our Frontier story!