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Curriculum
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is an international curriculum used by many schools across the globe. The curriculum allows teachers to acknowledge multiple-intelligences in each learner by focusing on a combination of academic, personal and international learning. A child is empowered to learn and interact through activities that call for application of the knowledge and skills gained. This makes the whole learning experience real and meaningful. When combined with strong educational values, our learners strive to excel, persevere, inquire, think critically and reflect.

At the core of the IPC are clearly defined learning goals in every subject of the curriculum. Core subjects include the Science, History, Society, Technology, Geography, ICT (Information Communication and Technology), International learning, Music and Arts.

As we learn to live in a world without boundaries, it is equally important to teach young learners to be culturally sensitive and understanding of the meaning of respect and empathy. A sense of open-mindedness is crucial and positive conflict resolution is a natural part of everyday life as young learners develop successful peer relations. All these elements combined contribute to learners being connected with the school and with their peers.
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Curriculum
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is an international curriculum used by many schools across the globe. The curriculum allows teachers to acknowledge multiple-intelligences in each learner by focusing on a combination of academic, personal and international learning. A child is empowered to learn and interact through activities that call for application of the knowledge and skills gained. This makes the whole learning experience real and meaningful. When combined with strong educational values, our learners strive to excel, persevere, inquire, think critically and reflect.

At the core of the IPC are clearly defined learning goals in every subject of the curriculum. Core subjects include the Science, History, Society, Technology, Geography, ICT (Information Communication and Technology), International learning, Music and Arts.

As we learn to live in a world without boundaries, it is equally important to teach young learners to be culturally sensitive and understanding of the meaning of respect and empathy. A sense of open-mindedness is crucial and positive conflict resolution is a natural part of everyday life as young learners develop successful peer relations. All these elements combined contribute to learners being connected with the school and with their peers.
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Field Trips
Through regular field trips, children explore, enjoy and are inspired by the diversity and our natural environment. The focus of the outdoor learning is on fostering meaningful conversation and provoking an understanding of how we fit into our world (learning through inquiry)

The field trips offer sensorial observations of the world, along with an authentic opportunity for children to investigate using wondering words: what, why, where, how and when, ultimately leading to a growing vocabulary and new connections.
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Field Trips
Through regular field trips, children explore, enjoy and are inspired by the diversity and our natural environment. The focus of the outdoor learning is on fostering meaningful conversation and provoking an understanding of how we fit into our world (learning through inquiry)

The field trips offer sensorial observations of the world, along with an authentic opportunity for children to investigate using wondering words: what, why, where, how and when, ultimately leading to a growing vocabulary and new connections.
Specialist Programs
Click on each of the program to find out more
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Music & Drama
Art Program
Play Ball
Amy-Zhuo
Mandarin
Playball
Playball
This focuses on introductory ball skills and gross motor-skills for children between the ages of two to six. Playball is a unique game-based approach our R&D team has developed that incorporates movement and sports skills.

Playball is more than just sports instruction. This holistic approach promotes physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. Children learn valuable skills in attention and concentration, develop confidence, form and solidify friendships.
Music
Play
The children will have plenty of opportunity to practice their Vocal skills: understanding pitch and volume in a range of songs and performances based on themes in the class.

Students will explore movement with variations in space (high low etc.), time (freeze, stop, go) and energy (slow, fast, free flowing, staccato etc.).

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Music & Drama
Art
Through our art program children will learn that art is about observing shapes: Drawing for expression, learning that lines tell stories, refining fine motor control, imagination with shapes, having fun with Silhouettes. They will create works of art using natural and recycled materials: leaves, stones, twigs. The children will Sculpt using different media.

Students will use tools and explore different techniques: different brushes, strokes, control and manipulation; they will learn language such as scraping, splatting, bristling, wavy, scratching, filling, outlining, tracing, and textures & effects.

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Mandarin
Mandarin
Mandarin is part of QuIPS’ core curriculum and involves an immersive approach to learning. Mandarin is directly linked to all the themes delivered through the IEYC and the IPC. In addition, it forms part of the Chinese culture of QuIPS where students are exposed to Chinese calligraphy, cooking, songs, and traditional celebrations.
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We know that children are born ready, able, curious and eager to learn. Playgroup is for ages 18 to 24 months and forms the foundations for a sequential play-and-inquiry based learning program at Quayside Isle Preparatory School. Children develop quickly in the early years and our Early Years Practitioners at QuIPS aim to help every child have the best possible start in life. This program creates endless opportunities for children to interact and engage in a safe and nurturing environment.

Children in Playgroup learn through authentic play and multi-sensorial activities that help them develop their socio-emotional skills as well as lay the base for further school experience. Our personalised approach to learning allows for every child to be challenged adequately, based on their unique developmental stage.

Playgroup children are exposed to all the Specialist Programs QuIPS offers, from Mandarin, Art, Music & Movement, to PE Playball, Yoga and Library. Every child will experience the beauty of their surroundings through nature exploration around the Isle. The Program’s main focus is on nurturing every child’s independence and self-care, while developing their language and essential motor skills.

A low student-teacher ratio of 5:2 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Playgroup (18-24 months)
Play. Explore. Learn. Create. Think.
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QuIPS Nursery class is for ages 2 – 3 years. Children develop quickly in the early years and QuIPS teachers aim to provide every child with the best possible start at school. Students in Nursery learn, grow and blossom through child-directed learning and play, with lots of meaningful hands-on engaging activities.

Prime areas of learning covered include personal social and emotional development, communication and language, and physical development. Specific areas are the essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. These include Literacy, Math, understanding the world, and the expressive arts. 

Nursery at QuIPS taps into the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC-UK) along side an extensive Phonology and Literacy program. Students take part in all Specialist Programs QuIPS offers from Mandarin, Art, Music & Movement, to Playball, Yoga and  Library. 

At QuIPS, Nursery teachers focus on nurturing every child’s independence and self-care, while developing their language and essential motor skills. Nursery students apply their learning actively through their surroundings along the Isle on the island of Sentosa, combining indoor and outdoor learning seamlessly.

A low student-teacher ratio ensures your little one receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.  Small steps towards navigating their world.

Nursery (2 – 3 Years)
Play. Explore. Learn. Create. Think.
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Pre-Reception at QuIPS is targeted for children 3 to 4 years. Pre-Reception offers a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities to achieve important milestone development in areas ranging from fine motor skills, gross motor skills, executive functioning skills, to socio-emotional abilities and cognition. Children are introduced to new ideas through inquiry and encouraged to use their imagination and emerging language and motor skills to investigate and problem solve. Pre-Reception at QuIPS taps into the International Early Years Curriculum (UK) alongside a well-recognised UK Phonology and Literacy program, in addition to furthering their numeracy and mathematical understanding. Students take part in all Specialist Programs QuIPS offers from Mandarin, Art, Music & Drama, to PE Playball, Yoga and Library. Every child applies their learning actively through their surroundings along the Isle and the island of Sentosa.
A low student-teacher ratio of 6:2 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Pre-Reception (3-4 years)
Play. Explore. Learn. Create. Think.
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Reception at QuIPS is targeted for children aged 4 to 5 years. Children are ready, able, and eager to learn as we prepare Reception students for the next big leap into Year 1, Keystage 1. Reception children learn best through play, but their malleable minds also make this a prime time for introducing new concepts and more structured learning. Our teachers offer a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities in the core subjects of Literacy and Numeracy. Reception at QuIPS introduces new ideas of Inquiry through the International Early Years Curriculum (UK) inquiry-based curriculum and encourages every student to use their imagination and emerging language and motor skills to investigate and problem solve. Students take part in all Specialist Programs QuIPS offers from Mandarin, Art, Music & Drama, to PE Playball, Yoga and Library. Every child applies their learning actively through their surroundings on the island of Sentosa with frequent field trips off the island as well. A low student-teacher ratio of 6:2 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Reception (4-5 years)
Play. Explore. Learn. Create. Think.
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Year 1 at QuIPS is targeted for children aged 5 to 6 years and in line with the UK framework which marks the first year of Keystage 1. QuIPS’ philosophy encouraging play, exploration, learning, creating and thinking, remain paramount to students learning even as they enter the formal stages of education.

Children continue to learn best through play, and their malleable minds make this a prime time for introducing new concepts and more structured learning.

Our teachers offer a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities through a well-recognised UK literacy programme which addresses the Keystage 1 goals. Students abilities are addressed and learning is personalised to ensure that every child is progressing according to their pace.

From daily journal writing, scope and sequence phonics, to reading comprehension, literacy forms one of the core components at QuIPS and is actively in play throughout every school day. Station-based Numeracy activities address the numeracy goals for Keystage 1, as children solidify the very foundations of math from the concrete to the abstract, exploring, practising and finally, consolidating. Children are expected to apply concepts through everyday activities and the outdoors, making sense of their learning, and increasing familiarity of the topics covered.

Year 1 (5-6 years)
Play. Explore. Learn. Create. Think.
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Underpinning QuIPS’ approach to early childhood education is the International Primary Curriculum (IPC - UK). The IPC is a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on Subject Learning Goals, International Learning Goals and Personal Learning Goals. Within every unit of Inquiry, children learn through the lenses of different subjects including Science, History, Geography, Music, Art, ICT and Computing, Technology, PE, Society, International / World Languages. Each unit looks at various aspects of each subject which helps every student make connections by seeing how subjects are both independent and interdependent leading to what is called the ‘Big Picture” of learning. Nothing can be more exciting than looking at a theme from multiple perspectives!

The IPC Personal Goals underpin those individual qualities and learning dispositions that children are essential throughout the first half of the 21st Century while the International Learning Goals will help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international, global and intercultural perspective and develop a sense of international-mindedness.

Students take part in additional Specialist Programs QuIPS including Mandarin three times a week, Art, Drama, Yoga and Library. Year 1 students are encouraged to apply their learning actively through their surroundings on the island of Sentosa with frequent organised field trips off the island as well. A low student-teacher ratio of 6:2 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Year 1 (5-6 years) Keystage 1
Play. Explore. Learn. Create. Think.
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Year 2 marks the final leg in UK’s Key Stage 1 curriculum. Here, students look towards more abstract and complex reasoning across subjects, with levels of confidence increasing simultaneously as expected. QuIPS teachers are well aware of the expectations and equally aware that every child develops at their own pace and no two brains are alike. Core subjects are tailored to every child’s abilities, strengths and needs without compromising on resources.
Our teachers continue to offer a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities through a well-recognised UK literacy programme which addresses the Keystage 1 goals. Daily writing exercises, advance-stage phonics, increasing sub-skills in reading comprehension, the Year 2 literacy component builds up on the basics, stretching students literacy skills. Literacy expectations are weaved into all the subjects throughout every school day.

Station-based Numeracy activities address the numeracy goals for Keystage 1, as children solidify the very foundations of math from the concrete to the abstract, exploring, practising and finally, consolidating. Children are expected to apply concepts through everyday activities and the outdoors, making sense of their learning, and increasing familiarity of the topics covered.

Underpinning QuIPS’ approach to early childhood education is the International Primary Curriculum (IPC - UK). The IPC is a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on Subject Learning Goals, International Learning Goals and Personal Learning Goals. Within every unit of Inquiry, children learn through the lenses of different subjects including Science, History, Geography, Music, Art, ICT and Computing, Technology, PE, Society, International / World Languages. Each unit looks at various aspects of each subject which helps every student make connections by seeing how subjects are both independent and interdependent leading to what is called the ‘Big Picture” of learning. Nothing can be more exciting than looking at a theme from multiple perspectives!
Year 2 (6-7 years)
Play. Explore. Learn. Create. Think.
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The IPC Personal Goals underpin those individual qualities and learning dispositions that children are essential throughout the first half of the 21st Century while the International Learning Goals will help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international, global and intercultural perspective and develop a sense of international-mindedness.Students take part in additional Specialist Programs QuIPS including Mandarin three times a week, Art, Drama, Yoga and Library.

Year 2 students are expected to apply their learning actively through their surroundings on the island of Sentosa with frequent organised field trips off the island as well. A low student-teacher ratio of 6:2 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Year 2 (6-7 years)
Play. Explore. Learn. Create. Think.
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Classes
Playgroup
18 - 24 months
Nursery
24 - 36 months
Pre-Reception
3 - 4 years old
Reception
4 - 5 years old
Year 1
5 - 6 years old
Year 2
5 - 6 years old
Playgroup
Playgroup (18-24 months) Early Years
We know that children are born ready, able, curious and eager to learn. Playgroup is for ages 18 to 24 months and forms the foundations for a sequential play-and-inquiry based learning program at Quayside Isle Preparatory School. Children develop quickly in the early years and our Early Years Practitioners at QuIPS aim to help every child have the best possible start in life. This program creates endless opportunities for children to interact and engage in a safe and nurturing environment.

Children in Playgroup learn through authentic play and multi-sensorial activities that help them develop their socio-emotional skills as well as lay the base for further school experience.
Playgroup (cont'd)
Playgroup (18-24 months) Early Years (cont'd)
Our personalised approach to learning allows for every child to be challenged adequately, based on their unique developmental stage.

Playgroup children are exposed to all the Specialist Programs QuIPS offers, from Mandarin, Art, Music & Movement, to PE Playball, Yoga and Library. Every child will experience the beauty of their surroundings through nature exploration around the Isle. The Program’s main focus is on nurturing every child’s independence and self-care, while developing their language and essential motor skills.

A low student-teacher ratio of 5:2 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Nursery
Nursery (24 - 36 months) Early Years
We know that children are born ready, able, curious and eager to learn. Our Toddler class is for ages 24 to 36 months. Children develop quickly in the early years and our Early Years Practitioners at QuIPS aim to help every child have the best possible start in life. Children in our Toddler Program learn, grow and blossom through child-directed learning and play, combined with lots of meaningful hands-on engaging activities. Prime areas of learning covered include personal social and emotional development, communication and language, and physical development.

Nursery (cont'd)
Nursery (24 - 36 months) Early Years
Specific areas are the essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. These include Literacy, Mathematics, understanding the world, and the expressive arts.
The Toddler program at QuIPS taps into the International Early Years Curriculum (UK) alongside a well-recognised UK Phonology and Literacy program. Students take part in all Specialist Programs QuIPS offers from Mandarin, Art, Music & Movement, to PE Playball, Yoga and Library. Every child applies their learning actively through their surroundings along the Isle and the island of Sentosa.
A low student-teacher ratio of 6:2 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Pre-Reception
Pre-Reception (3-4 years) Early Years
Pre-Reception at QuIPS is targeted for children 3 to 4 years. Pre-Reception offers a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities to achieve important milestone development in areas ranging from fine motor skills, gross motor skills, executive functioning skills, to socio-emotional abilities and cognition. Children are introduced to new ideas through inquiry and encouraged to use their imagination and emerging language and motor skills to investigate and problem solve.

Pre-reception (cont'd)
Pre-Reception (3-4 years) Early Years (cont'd)
Pre-Reception at QuIPS taps into the International Early Years Curriculum (UK) alongside a well-recognised UK Phonology and Literacy program, in addition to furthering their numeracy and mathematical understanding. Students take part in all Specialist Programs QuIPS offers from Mandarin, Art, Music & Drama, to PE Playball, Yoga and Library. Every child applies their learning actively through their surroundings along the Isle and the island of Sentosa.
A low student-teacher ratio of 6:2 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Reception
Reception (4-5 years) Early Years
Reception at QuIPS is targeted for children aged 4 to 5 years. Children are ready, able, and eager to learn as we prepare Reception students for the next big leap into Year 1, Keystage 1. Reception children learn best through play, but their malleable minds also make this a prime time for introducing new concepts and more structured learning.

Our teachers offer a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities in the core subjects of Literacy and Numeracy.
Reception (cont'd)
Reception (4-5 years) Early Years (cont'd)
Reception at QuIPS introduces new ideas of Inquiry through the International Early Years Curriculum (UK) inquiry-based curriculum and encourages every student to use their imagination and emerging language and motor skills to investigate and problem solve.

Students take part in all Specialist Programs QuIPS offers from Mandarin, Art, Music & Drama, to PE Playball, Yoga and Library. Every child applies their learning actively through their surroundings on the island of Sentosa with frequent field trips off the island as well. A low student-teacher ratio of 6:2 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Year 1
Year 1 (5-6 years) Keystage 1
Year 2 marks the final leg in UK’s Key Stage 1 curriculum. Here, students look towards more abstract and complex reasoning across subjects, with levels of confidence increasing simultaneously as expected.

QuIPS teachers are well aware of the expectations and equally aware that every child develops at their own pace and no two brains are alike. Core subjects are tailored to every child’s abilities, strengths and needs without compromising on resources.

Our teachers continue to offer a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities through a well-recognised UK literacy programme which addresses the Keystage 1 goals.

Year 1 (cont 1)
Year 1 (5-6 years) Keystage 1 (cont'd)
Daily writing exercises, advance-stage phonics, increasing sub-skills in reading comprehension, the Year 2 literacy component builds up on the basics, stretching students literacy skills. Literacy expectations are weaved into all the subjects throughout every school day.

Station-based Numeracy activities address the numeracy goals for Keystage 1, as children solidify the very foundations of math from the concrete to the abstract, exploring, practising and finally, consolidating. Children are expected to apply concepts through everyday activities and the outdoors, making sense of their learning, and increasing familiarity of the topics covered.
Year 1 (cont 2)
Year 1 (5-6 years) Keystage 1 (cont'd)
Underpinning QuIPS’ approach to early childhood education is the International Primary Curriculum (IPC - UK). The IPC is a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on Subject Learning Goals, International Learning Goals and Personal Learning Goals. Within every unit of Inquiry, children learn through the lenses of different subjects including Science, History, Geography, Music, Art, ICT and Computing, Technology, PE, Society, International / World Languages.

Each unit looks at various aspects of each subject which helps every student make connections by seeing how subjects are both independent and interdependent leading to what is called the ‘Big Picture” of learning. Nothing can be more exciting than looking at a theme from multiple perspectives!
Year 1 (cont 3)
Year 1 (5-6 years) Keystage 1 (cont'd)
The IPC Personal Goals underpin those individual qualities and learning dispositions that children are essential throughout the first half of the 21st Century while the International Learning Goals will help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international, global and intercultural perspective and develop a sense of international-mindedness.

Students take part in additional Specialist Programs QuIPS including Mandarin three times a week, Art, Drama, Yoga and Library.
Year 1 (cont 4)
Year 1 (5-6 years) Keystage 1 (cont'd)
Year 2 students are expected to apply their learning actively through their surroundings on the island of Sentosa with frequent organised field trips off the island as well. A low student-teacher ratio of 6:2 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Year 2
Year 2 (6-7 years) Keystage 1
Year 2 marks the final leg in UK’s Key Stage 1 curriculum. Here, students look towards more abstract and complex reasoning across subjects, with levels of confidence increasing simultaneously as expected.

QuIPS teachers are well aware of the expectations and equally aware that every child develops at their own pace and no two brains are alike. Core subjects are tailored to every child’s abilities, strengths and needs without compromising on resources.

Year 2 (cont 1)
Year 2 (6-7 years) Keystage 1 (cont'd)
Our teachers continue to offer a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities through a well-recognised UK literacy programme which addresses the Keystage 1 goals. Daily writing exercises, advance-stage phonics, increasing sub-skills in reading comprehension, the Year 2 literacy component builds up on the basics, stretching students literacy skills. Literacy expectations are weaved into all the subjects throughout every school day.

Station-based Numeracy activities address the numeracy goals for Keystage 1, as children solidify the very foundations of math from the concrete to the abstract, exploring, practising and finally, consolidating. Children are expected to apply concepts through everyday activities and the outdoors, making sense of their learning, and increasing familiarity of the topics covered.
Year 2 (cont 2)
Year 2 (6-7 years) Keystage 1 (cont'd)
Underpinning QuIPS’ approach to early childhood education is the International Primary Curriculum (IPC - UK). The IPC is a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on Subject Learning Goals, International Learning Goals and Personal Learning Goals. Within every unit of Inquiry, children learn through the lenses of different subjects including Science, History, Geography, Music, Art, ICT and Computing, Technology, PE, Society, International / World Languages.

Each unit looks at various aspects of each subject which helps every student make connections by seeing how subjects are both independent and interdependent leading to what is called the ‘Big Picture” of learning. Nothing can be more exciting than looking at a theme from multiple perspectives!
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Playball
This focuses on introductory ball skills and gross motor-skills for children between the ages of two to six.Playball is a unique game-based approach our R&D team has developed that incorporates movement and sports skills. Playball is more than just sports instruction. This holistic approach promotes physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. Children learn valuable skills in attention and concentration, develop confidence, form and solidify friendships.
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Specialist Programs
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Music & Drama
Play
The children will have plenty of opportunity to practice their Vocal skills: understanding pitch and volume in a range of songs and performances based on themes in the class.

Students will explore movement with variations in space (high low etc.), time (freeze, stop, go) and energy (slow, fast, free flowing, staccato etc.).

Art
Specialist Programs
Click on each of the program to find out more
Art Program
Students will use tools and explore different techniques: different brushes, strokes, control and manipulation; they will learn language such as scraping, splatting, bristling, wavy, scratching, filling, outlining, tracing, and textures & effects.

By the end of this year they will learn that art is about observing shapes: Drawing for expression, learning that lines tell stories, refining fine motor control, imagination with shapes, having fun with Silhouettes. They will create works of art using natural and recycled materials: leaves, stones, twigs. The children will Sculpt using different media.
Mandarin
Specialist Programs
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Mandarin
Mandarin is part of QuIPS’ core curriculum and involves an immersive approach to learning. Mandarin is directly linked to all the themes delivered through the IEYC and the IPC. In addition, it forms part of the Chinese culture of QuIPS where students are exposed to Chinese calligraphy, cooking, songs, and traditional celebrations.
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