| Izah Azahari |
ST GEORGE’S School (SGS) takes pride in its multiracial staff and students, Principal Janidi Jingan said.
He made this statement at the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration at the SGS compound yesterday.
Teachers, staff and students along with parents were dressed in red traditional attire for the celebration.
Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Ong Tiong Oh was the guest of honour. President of the school’s Board of Governors Bishop Cornelius Sim, members of the school Board of Governors, officers from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Religious Affairs were also present.
Janidi Jingan said Chinese students constitute about 20 per cent of the school population.
The school is the best venue to expose students to different cultural backgrounds to promote mutual respect, he added.
Guests were greeted with a welcoming dance by secondary students. The event was enlivened with performances including The Cats Meow by kindergarten students, Paper Cut Dancing Girls by primary students, Grand Celebration of Prosperity by secondary students, Chinese New Year songs Chai Shen Dao by Abigail Calimbas Olayvar of Year 3A and Happened to Meet You by secondary students.
Guests received Mandarin oranges and kindergarteners ang pow packets.
Guests were also entertained with a Lion Dance by the SGS troupe.