WHERE M WENT to school before in Moscow, International Day was always held in October.
It was a day where children dressed up in their national costumes, learn more about each other and their countries, and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the school community. Children of different nationalities brought their food to share and enjoyed some local entertainments.
In our first year there, M went in a Chinese blouse and a Russian headgear, in celebration of being in the Russian capital. The following year, she wore a baju kurung and in her third year, a dance costume sewn by a friend.
(Top) Year 1, class teacher Ms Holly and assistant teacher Ms Natasha; (Bottom, L-R) With classmates Jung-woo (Korea), Amit (Israel) and Hyun-soo (Korea); and bus mates Ameerul, Razif and Najihah.
(Top) Year 2, class teacher Ms Chalkley and assistant teacher Ms Olga; (Bottom, L-R) With Korean classmates Hyun-soo and Yoon-young and Kristian (Czech) ; and bus mates Najihah, Anis and Irdina.
A taste of the world… an international fare from various countries shared in school. (20 October 2006)
(Top) Year 3, class teacher Ms Swindle and assistant teacher Ms Natasha again; (Bottom, L-R) With Korean classmates Grace Park and Yoon-young; Tom, Irdina and her sister Izzah.
The children keenly watching local performances of bubble-blowing and a Russian dance. (19 October 2007)