We are so glad and proud to bring the good news from our students. Grade 5 Jesse Niu (牛海宁) and Grade 2 Jasper Li (李振保) represented HWA in the Bishan East Xiangqi Competition sponsored by Xiangqi Mindtrain Academy. Jesse earned 7th place in the 10-and-under age category, and Jasper won 3rd place in the 8-and-under category. Congratulations to both of them and Good job, boys!
Four of our students were joined at the IB Global Centre this week by students from the Overseas Family School (OFS) and the International School Singapore (ISS) to discuss the Middle Years Programme.
The Green Club has been looking at the Sustainable Development Goals over the last few weeks. In connection with Sustainable Development Goal nr. 14 – Life Below Water, the Green Club visited the SEA Aquarium. All the kids enjoyed the spectacular colours, sizes and shapes of the creatures that live below the water. We spent some extra time looking at all the life that is dependent on corals.
On 08 and 09 November, the G11 and G12 Biology students organised Marine Conservation exhibition in partnership with WWF Singapore at Town Hall Village.
On 03 November 2017 G11 and G12 Economics and Biology students visited Citiponics urban farm in Jurong East to learn more about the application of aeroponics and hydroponics. This visit marked the beginning of a project to look into the viability in constructing a mini hydroponics at HWA. We thanked Mr.
Greetings to all!
In a fast-paced society where change is the only constant, the education sector is urged to move with the times and continually seek betterment.
But change is only possible with the right team to make things happen. Academic institutions and schools alike need to initiate firm assessment to ensure the right candidates are matched to key management positions. Careful selection of Management staff, teachers and non teaching staff are equally crucial to ensure that students receive the guidance and mentorship they deserve.
Come 23 October, HWA will continue it's next phrase of learning journal for our precious students, gearing towards Christmas and the countdown of 2017.
This one week of break allows a brief change of lifestyles break in habits for all the teachers, students and parents alike.
Waking up later than usual, having lazy breakfast at grandparents' place or a holiday resorts for some of the families, this break provides just the needed refreshing change.
We visited the Rescued Primate Centre and the Endangered Turtle Conservation Centre and learned the problems and challenges faced by the Rescue Team. The visit to the pristine cave was scrapped due to the rain again. After lunch, we rowed boat at the scenery lake before leaving for Hanoi. We enjoyed a relaxing evening walk at the Hanoi Old Quarter ensued by a lovely dinner.
While most of our Middle School students are on overseas trip to carryout Service Action, a handful of students who stayed back carried out their in-house Service action along with our G12 students on 11th October 2017. In the morning, they were involved in preparing the necessary arrangements for executing the Science and Mathematics fun treat event to the kids from Pertapis.
The morning was wet but we are happy that it soon stopped raining. Due to the heavy rain the night before, we decided that it was best to leave the remainder of the fencing work to the locals, as we were concerned with the safety of our students. Instead, we concentrated on painting the walls of the school and setting up a file cabinet for the local teachers.