Students Celebrate First Day with German Tradition

German students celebrated with their families in a traditional first-day-of-school ceremony to mark the start of the school year.

In Germany, families gift their children with a sugar cone filled with pencils, books, games, and candies, and pose for a photo on their first day of school. We recreated the tradition at WAB, inviting parents to join us for a celebration with the German students moving from Kindergarten to Grade 1.

Western Academy of Beijing celebrates the diversity of our students, parents, and staff. We create a culture of respect and connectedness among our families by sharing and educating our students about each other's differences, hosting school-wide cultural celebrations, and through our extensive Mother Tongue Language program.