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Colour for Cancer

Colour for Cancer

On Thursday the 10th of March Ivanhoe East Primary School was a sea of colour. Students and teachers came dressed in brightly coloured clothes, accessories and some interesting hair styles all to raise money for Colour for Cancer day. An amazing grand total in excess of $720 was raised to go toward helping children who suffer from cancer. Thanks must go to the Colour for Cancer committee, a dedicated group of Grade 6 students, who advertised the event and collected money on the day.…

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Clean Up Australia Day

Friday the 4th of March was Clean Up Australia Day. This year our effort was even better than last year’s! An estimated 572,406 volunteers including the students of IEPS picked up rubbish on Clean Up Australia Day. The year fives headed down to the Ivanhoe shops and picked up a whopping 1713 pieces of rubbish. The whole school picked up a massive amount of rubbish around the school and in the local area. As a school we picked up 5028 pieces of rubbish and we hope we made a big contribution to the rest of Australia and the environment. It is great to know we removed all the rubbish from our school, but it is sad to know that there was so much rubbish to begin with. Congratulations to 6P for winning the raffle, we hope you enjoy the icy-poles (and we hope we don’t find wrappers on the grounds - there are a lot of bins near the canteen).…

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Chinese New Year 2016

Chinese New Year 2016

Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important festival in China. Celebrations traditionally run from the New Year Eve to the Lantern Festival on the 15th of the first calendar month.

Within China, the New Year Eve is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. Before that, it is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean the house, in order to sweep away any bad luck and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of "good fortune", "happiness" and "wealth". Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes as present.

In traditional Chinese culture, the lion, like the Chinese dragon, was only an animal which existed in myth until few lions reached central China due to the Silk Road trade. At that time, people mimicked the appearance and actions of the newly arrived lions in a performance, which developed into the lion dance in the Three Kingdoms Period and then became popular to pray for good luck during Chinese New Year and other celebrations.

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