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Events

Lunar New Year Dumpling Festival :


The New Year is the most important festival for Chinese. All families come home together to celebrate the past and the upcoming new year. Eating dumpling at the New Year Eve is a traditional custom for all Chinese families especially in the North.
On January 20th, All Chinese parents from BHA Junior School volunteered to serve 3 different kind of delicious Chinese dumplings to all Junior School students and all school Faculty and Staff. Students from G1-G5 also participated in learning how to make dumplings from those Mums. And also the whole Upper Junior School was decorated with red New Year banners and posters write a Chinese character "福"-happiness。

The event was very successful with participations of the parents, students, staff members and teachers.

Chinese Lantern Festival:

If the New Year is the beginning of the biggest celebration, then the Lantern festival is the ending of it and people start going back to work afterward.

It was February 9th, the traditional Lantern Festival Fair was held in the STEM-V Center. The event was organize by middle school students and coordinated by Miss Zhang.

During the fair, there were activities like Paper-Cut, Chinese Brush Calligraphy, Chinese painting, games, and Lantern riddles , and of course food served for everybody

Friends of the Library

Become a Friend of the Library

The Branksome Hall Asia Library needs you! We are looking for volunteers to help support student learning. Library volunteers play an essential role as partners in our mission to inspire the children to become, “a community of global minded learners and leaders.” You are invited to become a foundation member of the library volunteer team. By dedicating your time and sharing your special talents with us, you will help to make a difference to the quality of the library services offered to the BHA community.

Library volunteers will be trained and supported by the library staff. There is an ongoing need for help including: sorting and shelving, checking books in and out, reading to children, assisting with special projects and much more. We would like volunteers to commit to small blocks of time (either one or two hours) in either the afternoon or morning.

By being a volunteer you will:

  • Acquire new skills and make new friends
  • Support students and teachers at BHA
  • Keep up with the latest books and periodicals

If you are interested in becoming a “Friend of the Library” or would like to find out more please email either Taryn Berghuis tarynberghuis@branksome.asia or Yeji Park yejipark@branksome.asia.

The library team looks forward to hearing from you soon.

A Celebration of Summer - Ice Cream Party

Empty Bowls

For almost the entire school year, the Empty Bowls Co-curricular had been working towards the first-ever Empty Bowls dinner to fight hunger in our local community. Tables were set up outside by the big tree, and the STEM-V was filled with the wonderful smell of delicious home-cooked food. It was great to see so many people, from all parts of our BHA family, sharing food, talking, and enjoying the summer evening.

Bringing together students, teachers, and parents, and featuring 200 bowls and over 20 different kinds of soups, we raised over 2 million KRW for the charity Good Neighbours. We are happy to announce that 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to support meals for local Jeju children during holidays and weekends when they do not receive meals through their school.

Positive change in our communities can happen at a local level—which is something that is at the heart of Empty Bowls events around the world. Our actions make our community a healthier, more vibrant, and inclusive place for all. To that end, we would like to say a big “Thank you!” to everyone who made a bowl, cooked soup, donated food, or bought a ticket. Because of your support, this event made a positive change. Next year we are aiming for a bigger dinner and a bigger impact on our community.

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