06 Jun, 2023
16 : 35
Celebrating Our Community
Our school's Global Community Day is an eagerly anticipated annual celebration of our diverse and international school community. Parents, teachers, students, friends, and alumni convene on campus to foster connections and appreciate multiculturalism. This event surpasses daily learning, underlining what truly constitutes us as a community. It was delightful to see alumni, presently studying in the United States, partake in our event, underpinning their enduring affinity for their first alma mater.
Global Community Day also signifies a fundraising event, with proceeds being utilised for school charity initiatives related to student wellbeing. The absence of last year's event possibly contributed to this year's celebration's exuberant and vibrant atmosphere, elevating everyone's spirits and inducing a festive mood.
Getting into Global Gear
Our international event comprises food delights from across the globe, a plethora of activities, and ample opportunities for connection! Several stalls, operated by parents, offered country-specific cuisine, featuring tempting options such as Brazilian BBQ skewers, German waffles, or Spanish gazpacho. Those – regardless of age – with energy to spare after participating in activities such as ring toss, wet sponge throwing, tent building, or dried ramen snatching, could revel in the inflatable castle. Those preferring a quieter environment could explore mindfulness and creativity through activities like Chinese fan painting and weaving at our pop-up arts and crafts stations. To conclude the day, our Primary Choir and student band, along with other talented members of our performing arts community, offered continuous entertainment on our outdoor stage with instrumental, vocal, and dance performances. Parents also had the chance to observe the evolution and changes in our learning spaces and communities through various activities hosted within the school buildings.
Fun(d) Run and Furry Friends
The traditional Fun(d) Run is an integral part of our Global Community Day. Participants, including parents, teachers, and students, ran the literal extra mile together through our 'extended green campus' in Honglingjin Park, with all proceeds directed to Seeds of Hope. This year, we also invited four-legged friends to join us on campus. As part of their efforts to raise awareness about the plight of homeless animals, secondary students Rachel He Manki, Zoe Zdunek, and Zara Zdunek volunteered with the Homeless Rescue Programme. At cuddles and encounters with the dogs, the students collected funds for the dogs' welfare and even facilitated adoptions.
A big thank you to all participants and visitors who made this year's event a resounding success. Your presence contributed to a wonderful atmosphere of multicultural unity within our school community and generated unforgettable shared experiences.