The holidays are a time for spending time with friends and family, enjoying sweet treats, travel, rest, gifts, and celebration. While our schools are enjoying a well-deserved winter holiday, prior to wrapping up for the year, each campus celebrated the holiday season in their own unique way. Holiday themed performances in music and drama showed the talents and progress our students have made, parties and special “Spirit Week” activities allowed everyone to bring their creativity, and festive holiday decor around the campus sent everyone into the break on a high note and ready to enjoy the time away.
Every school had their own way of celebrating the holiday season this year, we have just a few of the highlights for you here. Share in our holiday cheer with us!
BASIS International School Guangzhou
Music teachers from different disciplines and grade levels came together for a beautiful winter performance, full of Christmas songs and carols spanning over 600 years of history. Choral performances, string ensemble, orchestra club, and middle and high school bands all showcased what they have learned this semester and brought a memorable evening to everyone in attendance.
But festive shows from our music and performing arts departments were not the only special part of the holiday season at BASIS International School Guangzhou. Creating and gifting holiday cards is a classic tradition, and one that brings together family and friends–even over great distances. Art teacher Ms. Rizzello came up with the idea for teachers to come together to create holiday cards for their loved ones. On top of this, the school has agreed to cover the postage costs for teachers to ship their cards to their home countries around the world. These beautiful cards will be a touching surprise for many loved ones around the world, and has made many joyful memories for our school community!
BASIS International School Bangkok
Young students at BASIS International School Bangkok were fully immersed in the holiday spirit with story time from Head of School Alan Wilkinson, and a special visit from Santa Claus! Santa came riding in on a reindeer motorcycle to sing Christmas songs, enjoy delicious treats, and spread the joy of the season to the entire school.
BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour
Winter concerts spanned the final weeks of the semester. Ensembles ranging from jazz band to classical voice performed a wide variety of repertoire for the school community, showcasing their improving musicianship and skills. The Dragon Voice Choir presented a number of winter songs, including performances which featured members of the Classical Voice Club. The jazz bands and instrumental ensembles showed their progress in playing together as a group and improvising.
On the last Friday before the winter holiday, BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour also held a Christmas spirit day, which included a middle school door decorating contest, special Christmas cookies from the school chefs, and festive holiday attire.
BASIS International School Hangzhou
A winter themed Spirit Week concluded the semester at BASIS International School Hangzhou with themed days including decorate a cookie day, winter character day, Santa hat day, winter pj’s day, and ugly sweater day. Holiday spirit comes together with creativity from every member of the school community and sends everyone into the winter break on a positive note!
BASIS International School Shenzhen
Holiday concerts both on campus and off featured all of the school’s ensembles, including the first-ever all-school choral concert at the Mountain View Theater at the Sea World Culture and Arts Center. Choir students from grades 1 – 12 sang a diverse range of Christmas songs, including songs from other countries and cultures around the world. On campus, the instrumental ensembles featured the debut performances of the BASIS Orchestra and BASIS Junior Orchestra. Collectively, they played 17 traditional and contemporary Christmas favorites to send everyone into the break in a jolly and festive mood!
BASIS International School Nanjing
It was a busy season for the drama department at BASIS International School Nanjing! Students from all grades presented a number of winter and Christmas themed plays, including the musical Frozen which also featured choir students as well. Their songs, costumes, and sets brought holiday cheer to everyone in attendance!
From our growing network of schools, happy holidays to all!
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