International Education Program

Students Welcome the Year of the Rat!

Girls hold up red envelopes

Saturday, January 25th marked the start of the Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, Vietnamese Tết, or Chinese New Year. Over the course of the two-week long Lunar New Year celebration, many classrooms from the Sudbury Catholic District School Board learned about the traditions that accompany this celebration and made hongbao (red envelopes) with blessings written in simplified Chinese to gift to family and friends. The students also included chocolate gold coins in their red envelopes as well as other new year wishes for their intended recipients.

In addition to sharing their own cultural traditions and celebrations, students learned about the Chinese zodiac and the significance of the Rat, 2020’s zodiac animal. While the full moon on Saturday, February 8th will mark the end of the 2020 Lunar New Year, many students and teachers look forward to continuing to bring the rich histories and traditions from around the world into their classrooms.

Sudbury Catholic Schools Welcomes Four New International Students for Second Semester

Students stand in front of school banners

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is
pleased to welcome four new international students to our Secondary Schools for
second semester.

St. Charles College has welcomed student Yuki from
Japan, and St. Benedict has welcomed three students, Huy from Vietnam, Tomo
from Japan and Zhou from China who will be completing a short-term shadow
experience during the month of February.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new students to the
international education program for the second semester, bringing the current
number of students in our International Education program to 32 students
throughout the 2019-2020 school year,” said Joanne Bénard, Director of
Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “Each student has a
unique background and an exciting story to tell. The students are continually
seeing the benefits of learning from their Canadian classmates in an inclusive,
innovative and hands-on learning environment.”  

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