Celebrations for Deepvali were taking place throughout all of last week with the children designing their own decorations and learning more about this 'festival of light'.
Monday, October 23, 2017
It was lovely to see many parents working with the children to create some wonderful rangoli patterns. Rangoli designs are often to be found at the entrance to a house to welcome guests and the year 2 designs on display are the perfect greeting.

Having worked patiently and collaboratively to create their own designs, the children were mesmerised watching a new design surface by the reception area on our lower campus. Without any drawings to guide, a rangoli artist ‘painted’ with coloured rice an eye-catching peacock for all to admire.

On Friday, the school sparkled with an amazing array of Deepavali outfits as the children and staff dressed to impress. The sound of Bollywood echoed throughout primary, particularly from the gym where Ms Spalding, from our PE department, taught different year groups a number of new dance moves.

Under dimmed lights, all of primary joined together to celebrate this festival of Light in style. To the excitement and surprise of all, the assembly started with an amazing dance routine. The awe and wonder in the theatre was clearly evident as the children (and staff) were ‘wowed’ by professional dancers from Mast Millennium providing a real spectacle as they whirled around to the beat of Bollywood. A sparkling performance! The story of Rama and Sita was narrated beautifully by Alysha and Paige in year 6. To end our special assembly, children from 5B (Krisha, Nye, Rhu Sen, Serena, Yejun, Zarah) splendidly recited by heart a poem illustrating the Deepavali celebration.
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