Dear Lovely Families,
Next Monday, September 24th, 2018, it will be the first full moon ceremony that the students will have at school. Primary students and staff will come together to celebrate and each person will get a packet of kwangen (flowers wrapped in banana leaves) as an offering and holy water and bija (rice) will be distributed afterward. These celebrations are practiced out of respect for the culture of the island on which we live. Students should go to their classrooms as normal at 8:10 on the morning of the ceremony. Classes will walk together to the Heart of School and should be seated quietly, shoes-less and as a class at the temple by 8:20am promptly. All students and participants should wear a sarong, a sash, an udeng (traditional hat for boys) or a kebaya (traditional lace shirt for girls). It would be best if students came dressed in their traditional ceremonial clothing and brought a change of clothes in their bags for afterwards. We look forward to celebrating together.
Thank you and have a great weekend.
Grade 3 Team