Green Club visit to Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UN World Heritage Site
“ Good morning parents, teachers and students,
It is great to start school again after the summer holidays.
We are so glad and proud to share this good news - on 28 May 2017, Grade 2 Jasper Li (李振保) and Grade 9 Haoxi Lin (林浩熙) represented HWA in the Chua Chu Kang XIangqi Cup sponsored by Xiangqi Mindtrain Academy https://www.facebook.com/XQMindTrain/. Haoxi was awarded a Silver Award in the ages-18-and-under category.
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.
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.
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.
We would like to invite all our students and parents to join this cultural event - Dumpling Festival, organised by Hillside NC and Boundary Ville RC on 27 May 2017 (Saturday).
Congratulations to our students who have done very well in the recent SASMO 2017! Congratulations also to the teachers for guiding them !!!!!
1. Jeong Yejin (Grade 9) - Gold Award
2. Ge Chenyuan (Grade 10) - Bronze Award