On 15 February 2019, staff and children from Ci Ai visited Venerable at FGS to usher the Year of the Pig. Children wore celebratory Chinese New Year clothing and were in high spirits. The event started at 9.30am with the K2 Children performing Lion dance to welcome our Venerable for the event. This was followed by dance/ song performance prepared by each class from Kindergarten 2 to Playgroup level. After all classes had performed, Ci Ai staff and children led by Ms Helen, brought their mandarin oranges to exchange their blessings from the Venerable. Then children gathered to sing a medley of CNY songs together. Next, the class teachers brought the children for a short tour around FGS building. Lastly, all staff and children gathered at Level 3 for their sumptuous lunch prepared by FGS for the special occasion. The event ended successfully at 12pm. The children enjoyed this CNY celebration in FGS as it was a fun and memorable one.
2月15日，正月十一。早上，慈爱三好学校的师生们穿上了华人传统服装，带上了桔子和祝福，兴高采烈地来到了佛光山，要给师傅们拜年呢！首先，在校长Ms Helen的带领下，K2的舞狮队的孩子们热热闹闹地迎接师傅们入席。随着鞭炮声和音乐的响起，K2舞狮队的孩子们开始了舞狮表演，新年庆祝会拉开了序幕。只见 “狮子” 们 一会儿登高爬凳子，一会儿上蹿下跳抢大头娃娃手上的桔子，一会儿碰头戏耍，一会儿跑到观众面前和观众眨眼、甩头，可爱极了！舞狮表演结束后，老师和孩子们开始轮流给师傅们拜年，每人手捧两个桔子，双膝跪地，把桔子献给师傅，并送上最美好的祝福。紧接着，是K2—PG各班级的孩子们精心准备的歌舞表演，锣鼓声、 “鞭炮声” 、热闹的新年音乐和小朋友们欢快地舞动，赢得了大家阵阵的掌声。 接着，由新加坡佛光山副住持妙穆法师发言，师傅们都纷纷给孩子们送上叮咛和祝福。大家一起拍了大合照，像一个幸福的大家庭一样其乐融融。之后，各个班级分组行动，参观佛光山，各种新年的装饰、鲜花、吉祥猪、桃花树……每个角落都洋溢着新年的热闹的氛围，老师和孩子们都赞不绝口。最后，就是午餐时间，师傅们为大家准备了丰盛的食物，大家都吃得津津有味。时间过得很快，新年团拜圆满结束了，可是孩子们还是意犹未尽，期待明年的新年庆祝会!