The Secret of Christmas


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Exhuberant ISMILE and ISHINE children, their families, and loved ones gathered at The Resonanz in Jl. Kertanegara, Kebayoran Baru last December 5th as ISMILE Bellezza and IShine Kertanegara centers merged for the much-awaited Christmas concert. It was a solemn, simple and beautiful celebration of our yearly tradition. The children once again showcased their lines, musicality, choreography, and performing skills as well as academic skills with diligence and confidence.

The N2-K2 concert revolved around a story, “The Secret of Christmas” where lead characters, Vara and Darren, journeyed to find the true meaning of Christmas. Kindergarten 2 students glowed when they represented all the characters of the story and introduced every performance. Kenzie played as Vara’s mom, Nicholas and Joshua were the Christmas trees, Keenan and Jared played as drummer boys, Holly was the Lao Shi, Hunter (K1A) and Devon were the shepherds, Hanson as Joseph and Yumin as Mary. Harneel, who was the narrator of the story was equally excellent. Each class also did some wonderful showcases before their performances which were mostly presented in Mandarin.

The program commenced with a beautiful prayer from our center coordinator, Ms. Meriana. Our K1 students led the praise song “I’ve Got Peace Like A River” while Nursery 2 students presented a Mandarin worship song. A heartfelt welcome remark was given by one of our school directors, Ms. Pipi.

The story was packed with exciting numbers from different classes. N2A presented “I’m The Happiest Christmas Tree”, N2B displayed “Jingle Bell Rock” N2D and ISHINE Kertanegara merged to present “Show Me Your Way”, K1A marched with “Little Drummer Boy”, K1B performed gracefully with “Silent Night” in Mandarin while K2B sang and performed “Joy To The World”.

No matter how Christmas is celebrated around the world, the children were united in their finale song and indeed it was an “A Beautiful Christmas” as long as God truly reigns in every heart, family and home.

We would like to extend our gratitude to our faithful partners, the parents, sponsors, management, teachers, and staff, whose unwavering support and efforts were paramount in providing a stage where every child smiles and shines.


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