The annual Halloween party is a highlight of the Shane year, and teachers get into the spirit, dressing up for a night of games and candy.
Christmas becoming more and more popular in China and Chinese children are very familiar with Father Christmas. Shopping centres go to great lengths to join in the Christmas spirit, with impressive trees and plenty of tinsel. And not even in China can you completely escape carols.
At our yearly Christmas party one lucky teacher gets to put on the white beard and red suit and bring toys to the kids. The rest of us play games and eat well.