Christmas in an International School
As an international school we want to inform our students about different cultural and religious celebrations to celebrate our diversity. The question has been raised by parents of students who don't celebrate Christmas, how much should we decorate the school and acknowledge the German Christmas tradition?
We have had some interesting discussions about this and decided to celebrate everything! It is important that our students learn about the culture in which they are living and understand that people celebrate different Festivals which are meaningful to them, in different ways.
Our German Department will be decorating their rooms with the German traditional Christmas decorations and explaining to the students the meaning behind them and classrooms are being decorated with lights. Information about different Festivals is displayed in the entrance and this morning we had a 'Festival of Lights assembly'. The joy of of our international community is all around us.