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30 May 2017

This was the speech I gave at the High School Graduation Ceremony.

I was reminded of Harry Potter when I put on my gown and saw the high school students with their gowns on. Harry Potter had to deal with many things in his years at Hogwarts, including risking his life to take down Voldemort. Unlike Harry Potter, my students will not need to face down the greatest evil ever in order to graduate from HWA.

19 May 2017

 

Our Grade 12 students are currently taking their IB Diploma examinations. While the IB Diploma programme is a 2-year programme, these two years are but a marker in a process of education that began when a child first comes into this world, and has to learn how to draw his first breath. His first teacher was probably the midwife, who gave him a whack on his butt, inducing pain and thus a reflex to draw breath.

09 May 2017

Singapore is probably one of the strictest nations when it comes to the quality of education. Such strict oversight extends to even private education, governed by the Committee for Private Education (CPE). Schools have to meet a minimum quality of governance and educational administration, and with certain financial muscle, just to be in the business. Schools wanting to enrol international students (defined as students who are not ordinarily resident in Singapore) have to acquire the EduTrust certification.

International Chinese Competition Award | 国际华语水平大赛颁奖典礼

We are very pleased to announce that HWA students have received several awards at the inaugural International Chinese Competition (Singapore and Malaysia).

On the evening of 13th April 2017, our principal, teachers and students attended the Award Presentation Ceremony held at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Language Center (SEAMEO RELC).

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21 April 2017

In many top international schools, the Principal goes away on the same school holidays as their academic staff. It is accepted in these schools that foreigners need to return to their home nations during the school holidays. HWA is probably a school that bucks the trend, because the Principal is a local (albeit one who has plenty of international experience) and thus follows a different leave scheme.

HWA Scholarships | HWA 奖学金制度

We bring you the Good news from HWA!

HWA offers academic scholarships to G10 and G11 new students with outstanding academic achievements and sound character. Shortlisted applicants for HWA scholarships will have to attend interviews and sit for written examination.

HWA academic scholarships cover full or partial sponsorship of tuition fees but not other charges.

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