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!
This is the text of the speech delivered at the Teacher’s Appreciation Day, before the school assembly of teachers and students.
I normally deliver my speech in English first. As this speech has to do with my journey of learning Chinese, I shall break with tradition and deliver the Chinese speech first.
Our Scouts CCA kicked-off our first Annual Job Week last Wednesday where Scouts and Cubs went around the neighbourhood to perform household tasks in exchange for a donation.
Thank you to our Scout Leaders, namely, Jarrod, Natasha, Emily G, Daria and Sally for their tireless assistance and support in planning, administering and executing the Job Week!
We are having the two-week art exhibition - Metamorphosis - by 5 of our graduating Grade 12 visual arts students. The exhibition is part of their IB Diploma Programme requirements, More importantly, the exhibition provides them an opportunity to show you and the others what they have learnt and how far they have come in their learning journey at HWA.
We can't wait to our HWA PSG Family Movie Night on next Friday ! You are most welcome to join us! Please refer to the poster for more details !
The Science and Math Week activities for the academic year 2016-17 went remarkably well from 28th February to 2nd March 2017, encouraging students to inquire, investigate and reflect on the changes happening around us; from seasons and climate, to materials and energy.
It was yet another busy Tuesday lunch-break when a bunch of students knocked on my doors and came in (for my candy, obviously – it is not like the Principal is the reason for them to come!). I smiled and reminded myself of the students whom I observed barging into their classrooms when their teacher was teaching – I shall have to remind my teachers to reinforce this habit in school. Proper manners is very much a part of society’s expectations, and as educators, it is our job to teach manners as well.
Last Wednesday, 22nd February, HWA Scouts went hiking at Coney Island, Punggol. Our hike day coincided with World Scouts Day (also known as Founders Day), which is a day worldwide where all Scout associations celebrate the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting.
Our HWA students were invited to perform at the Serangoon Community Club Lunar New Year Celebration on 19 Feb 2017. Our talented students brought happiness and laughters to the audience through their brilliant performances of dance, crosstalk (xiangsheng) and “Chinese rap” (kuaiban).