HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
Sending off the Year of the Tiger,we will be welcoming the Year of the Rabbit. We wish you all the best in the upcoming year.
Dear BASIS International School Parents and Guardians,
There has been a beautiful change in atmosphere at BIGZ. The presence of students on campus picks up the pace and energy of the day: steps are quicker and more purposeful, colors are brighter, and smiles are more spontaneous. For those of you who were able to send your students to school this week, thank you for doing so. It has been a great touchstone for normalcy. For those of you who were not quite ready to make the shift to in-person learning, we look forward to seeing your children in-person after the holiday.
We have passed through a few difficult months together, and it is fitting that the new year should bring change. I know that many of us have struggled in different ways through this particularly tempestuous year of the tiger, and I am thrilled that the year of the rabbit will bring with it the return to full in-person classes and a period of stability for our students, teachers, and families. To all of our BIGZ families, I wish you a happy new year full of health, happiness, and prosperity.
Erica Gale Smeltzer, PhD
Head of School 校长
ECE Chinese New Year Celebrations
In the past two weeks, the BIGZ ECE community organized a variety of activities to send off the Year of the Tiger and welcome the Year of the Rabbit.
PreK-2 held an exciting online talent show. Students sang, danced, played the piano and read beautiful poems. The show ended with a lucky draw, where gifts and awards were given out to our students for their wonderful performances.
Besides the online celebration, the ECE community also had an in-person Chinese New Year celebration last Friday. From the twelve zodiac dance to the lion dance, from the “Happy New Year” song to the creative paper-cutting works, our ECE children not only celebrated the upcoming Chinese New Year with their teachers and friends, but also had a chance to explore the fascinating traditional culture.
We look forward to a new year full of happiness and prosperity!
A Warm Holiday Message
Ms. Livia Dilts
We have eagerly awaited the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit and all of the goodness that will come with it. As many of us are about to travel both near and far in order to reunite with family members, we want to take a moment to reflect on the Year of the Tiger. At BIGZ, we are so grateful for our amazing students and their perseverance through this atypical year. We are confident this new year will be better than ever.
And to you and your family, we say: 新年快乐！
BIGZ Lighted Up the Stage at the 2022 Guangzhou Young Thespian Festival
Ms. Heather Miley
When the 2022 Guangzhou Young Thespian Festival opened for registration this past fall, our students from the Broadway Theatre Arts Club were ready to expand their performance skills in monologue, duologue, and musical theater. Our BIGZ students, not to be deterred by overwhelming deadlines and ever-shifting circumstances, submitted their videos on time and advanced to the final with the following results:
Kelsey Yang, Angel Wang,
Rachel Lai, Kelvin Yang,
Congratulations to our amazing students for going big at BIGZ!
A Super Golfer in the Making
Ms. Charlene Schalkwyk
It was after the very first lesson that Tommy Lin knew he had found it! Mesmerized by the thrill and the mystery of the game of golf, at only nine years old, he committed himself to the sport and has never looked back. The road to success was not paved with gold but rather, with grit, determination, and sacrifice, and the support of many pivotal figures in his life. According to Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, it takes ten thousand hours of practice to turn a novice into a professional golfer. Tommy estimates that he reached this threshold by the end of last year.
Motivated by his parents, friends, and his two coaches, those hours started paying off when he finished 15th in the Chongqing Open in December 2022, outplaying many professional golfers. He subsequently placed a solo 3rd in the China Amateur Open Championships with a bronze medal. As a result, Tommy achieved one of the highest honors in Chinese amateur sports, winning the prestigious titles of National Sports Master and becoming one of only four thousand recipients in its history.
Tommy is simultaneously a proud BASIS International School Guangzhou scholar, who maintains a rigorous daily academic and fitness routine. Being a talented athlete helps, but he is quick to add that the magic formula is talent plus discipline and stamina. All BASIS eyes will be on him as he pursues his dream of playing on the PGA Tour and imitating his golfing idols, Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy.
Tommy Lin, practicing in the early morning hours. His short-term goal is to be on the golfing team of a top 30 international college following graduation in 2023.
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