2016 Year of the Monkey

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The Chinese New Year began on Monday 8 February. Many Chinese people in our community will be busy celebrating for the first 15 days of the new year, which is also known as the Spring Festival. 

2016 is the Year of the Monkey. People born under this sign are witty, intelligent, and have a magnetic personality.

The Chinese Zodiac, also known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle with each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. These signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. It is calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar. 

Chinese Language at PLC Sydney

The Chinese section of the Languages Faculty has undergone some recent changes. Following Ms Rita Guo's departure at the end of 2015, we are excited to welcome Ms Lin Xu who takes on two roles: K-5 Chinese teacher and Native Speaker Assistant for the Senior School. Together with Ms Faraday Pang, Ms Doreen Hsiao and Ms May Li, we have four Chinese teachers at PLC Sydney, teaching students from K-12.

We wish everyone in the PLC Sydney community another great year with good health and happiness.

Above: (Chinese language staff) Ms May Li, Ms Lin Xu, Ms Rita Guo, Ms Faraday Pang and Ms Doreen Hsiao.


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