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28 January 2011

Ref: 2011/01/013

Dear Parents/Guardian

Information Sheet

On behalf of all the staff in Nanyang Primary School, I would like to wish you a very Happy
and Prosperous Chinese New Year. 新年快乐,万事如意,身体健康,心想事成

Eve of Chinese New Year


The pupils will be dismissed at 10 am on 2 February (Wednesday), the eve of Chinese
New Year. Please make the necessary transport arrangement to fetch your child from
school if his/her usual transport is not the school bus.

Closure of School from 3 February to 7 February 2011


The school will be closed from 3 February (Thursday) to 7 February (Monday) for the
Chinese New Year festive holidays. All pupils will report back to school on 8 February
(Tuesday).

Chinese New Year Celebrations


Chinese New Year (CNY) is an important festival for the Chinese and as a Special
Assistance Plan (SAP) school, we have organised a number of traditional activities to
create a festive mood and to welcome the Chinese New Year. We will kick off the
celebrations with our annual spring cleaning on 2 February (Wednesday) for the P1 to P6
pupils from 9 am to 10 am. Lessons will go on as usual in the morning. Please remind your
child/ward to bring a rag on that day to help spring clean his/her classroom. They will be
closely supervised by the teachers.

At 7.30 am on 8 February (Tuesday), all P1 to P6 pupils will assemble at the basketball


court.* Lion dance performers will put up a “Picking the Green”(采青) performance to
welcome the Year of the Rabbit after the flag raising ceremony. This will be followed by the
CNY concert in the hall. As with past tradition, P3 to P6 pupils will participate in the “Hui
Chun” (挥春)competition. Our teachers will also lead selected P3 pupils to “bai nian” (拜
年), visit our neighbours. This year, each pupil will receive a red packet containing “dui
lian”(对联)and halal chocolates from Nanyang Primary School as well wishes from the
Nanyang family.

52 KING’S ROAD, SINGAPORE 268097 TEL: 6467 2677 FAX: 6468 6913 WEBSITE: www.nyps.moe.edu.sg
To add to the festive mood, pupils are encouraged to wear their ethnic costumes to school
on 8 February (Tuesday). Each pupil is also encouraged to bring 2 mandarin oranges to
“bai nian” (拜年) with their teachers and the office administrative staff.

While we celebrate this auspicious occasion, we would like our pupils to remember the
needy by donating part of their “Hong Bao” money. Please encourage your child/ward to
donate generously and bring their “Ai Xin Hong Bao” (爱心红包)when they return to
school on 8 February. The pupils can donate their “Hong Bao” at the school hall on 8
February or at the General Office on 9 February. For cheque donations, please issue a
crossed cheque to “Nanyang Primary School”. The money collected will go to the Geylang
East Home for the Aged and the Singapore Children’s Society. For more information on
these beneficiaries, please visit their websites at http://www.geha.org.sg and
http://www.childrensociety.org.sg.

*For wet weather, P1 pupils will assemble in the hall while the P2 to P6 pupils will go to
their respective classrooms.

School Uniforms
PE Attire and House T-shirt

The school has introduced PE T-shirts that carry the full school motto and the school
colours in 2011. Pupils are not required to buy the new PE T-shirts. They may put on the
old House T-shirts for PE and school events. They will only need to buy the new PE
T-shirts when their existing House T-shirts have worn out. We are currently looking into the
new design of the House T-shirts for the P1 pupils and new pupils. Pupils will wear the PE
T-shirts during PE lessons and the House T-shirts during special events like Annual Sports
Day, Games Day, etc.

May each day of the New Year bring you and your family good luck, health and prosperity!

新春佳节,祝你及家人兔年大吉大利,阖家安康!

Mrs Lee Hui Feng


Principal
52 KING’S ROAD, SINGAPORE 268097 TEL: 6467 2677 FAX: 6468 6913 WEBSITE: www.nyps.moe.edu.sg