Most school administrators talk about their educational philosophies, their wonderful school facilities, or even their achievements and accolades. We can go on and on about those.
This morning, our school celebrated Christmas! We had loads of fun. The performances by our students and parents were wonderful. All the classes had a party (the school bought a Christmas log cake for every class). We also had the Great Gift Exchange!
On the 13 December 2016, the Singapore Police Force paid a highly anticipated visit to HWA Kindergarten to share with the children about what they do. The police officers, from the Hougang Neighbourhood Police Centre, introduced their uniforms, weapons (T-baton, handcuffs, revolver, radio receiver & bullets), hats, modes of transport, and their roles and responsibilities to the community.
Look at these lovely junior school students having great fun during their rollerblading after school activity guided by the professional coach at the Bay front. Brilliant skating skills children!
On December 2nd an UBERsleigh turned up at HWA to collect our donations for the Red Cross charity appeal. We only found out about this campaign the day before its launch and so hastily put a notice out to parents for donations of used kids' books, stationary, toys and clothes and we got a great response (see the pics for some of the wonderful things we received).
My posts have been absent for more than two weeks! It has really been a busy two weeks, with many matters taking me away from people who should really matter to me – the teachers, the parents and the students.
A lot has happened the past weeks, including hosting visits by the Shangrao city Education Bureau, a media interview with a Shenzhen channel “YaYa”, visits from a Chinese educational consortium and discussions with local expat media as we continue to make our presence felt both here and overseas.
HWA is such a close-knit community where parents and students support each other like a family. On the 3rd Dec 2016, our Parents Support Group (PSG) held a fantastic BBQ night and it was so exciting to see parents come down to join us. Besides the regular BBQ items, some parents even prepared authentic Chinese ZhaJiang noodles and Chinese tea!
Look! What is going on? There are videographers in the school interviewing teachers and students.
It was our great hornour to host the officials from the Foreign Affairs department of the Shangrao city Education Bureau, Jiangxi province, China and the president of the Jiangxi Singapore Chamber of Commerce. Our guests had a school tour and met a group of junior school students who were having their PE lesson.
We were delighted to meet Year 1 to Year 6 parents in our Morning Tea with the Principal this Wednesday. The morning tea meeting has been a tradition for our principal Mr.Chan to communicate with parents for years. Although Mr. Chan usually sees many of the parents during the morning drop off, the morning tea session provides an opportunity for in-depth discussion and communication.