Held between September and October, they are easily the most important event in the entire school year. The whole school (principals, teachers, students, clerks inclusive) start practising for the various events of the Undokai from April. And they are often so big a deal that classes often get cancelled for Undokai practices.
Unlike Singapore's sports days, the Undokais here are not just comprised of athletic events. Dances, performances and games (involving students, family and the community) make up the bulk of it. Almost like a festival.
So, we spent the last 2 weekends attending a number of Undokais.
Some highlights below.
The classic relay, just that the baton was replaced with a traditional fishing flag (due to the area's roots as a fishing town)
Kindergarten kids before their Ponyo dance.
Mr Tan Tan participating in two relay events. In fact, he became a celebrity that day, outshining all the locals by grabbing the fastest runner award.