Gong hei fat choy.

Wishing you prosperity and good health this Chinese New Year – year of the Water Tiger.

Like many others, I’m overjoyed to kick January into touch and to welcome February with open arms. The Chinese New Year today brings a feeling that Spring is just around the corner and a feeling that this will year hold new and exciting opportunities, especially poignant after the challenges of the past 2 years. The words good health and prosperity seem more significant than ever.

In Chinese culture, the Tiger is considered as a symbol of strength, tenacity, and boldness. A child who is born in the year of the Tiger enjoys adventure, as well as being confident and competitive. They are protective and supportive with a strong sense of justice, making them strong leaders, popular with peers and valued within their close community.

When I read this, I thought what great characteristics these are to enable a child to thrive at a British boarding school. It takes strength of character, confidence, and a certain amount of bravery to take the leap into life at boarding school for the first time. Not just for the child, this is a big decision for parents too.

To be happy and make the most of every opportunity offered by boarding school life, you must be willing to have a go, to try new things and be adventurous. Only then can hidden talents be explored and nurtured. Team players thrive at boarding school. Children who enjoy the company of others, living and working alongside one another, making friends that will last a lifetime. A Tiger with a supportive and encouraging approach to life within a community will settle quickly and be happy.

The significance of the Water Tiger year symbolizes a flowing current that will propel you forward into innovation, enterprise, and great accomplishments. It’s a great year to learn new things, to adapt so you can advance and progress, just like water. Combining this with the energy and confidence of the Tiger, its’ a great year to be brave and courageous, get out of your comfort zone and to explore new opportunities. Why not make 2022, the year of the Water Tiger the time to keep an eye out for new opportunities, grab them when they come. Set a goal to approach them with confidence, courage and energy. Be bold and adventurous like the Tiger.

What could be a better way of doing this than by seeking a place at a British boarding school?

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