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Our neighbour - PERTAPIS

HWA students, Jingyi, handed over donation (SGD 430) from HWA family to PERTAPIS officer. The donation is consisted of:

SGD 250 from HWA in support of the decoration of Christmas Tree with accessories designed by students;:

SGD 180 from the souvenirs designed and packaged by students sold at Christmas Sale @ HWA and the Serangoon Year-end Carnival organised by Serangoon CC.:

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Exploring waves at East Coast Park

The Green Club field trip to the East Coast Park looking at waves and erosion was a great success. It was also a great way to welcome Ms. Keeley, our new primary English teacher, to our environmental club! We calculated long shore drift, wave height and made all kinds of observations about the sand looking at a pebble index.

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Hillside World Academy celebrates Language Week

Last week, HWA Middle and High School students had an opportunity to celebrate the school’s international and bilingual character during Language Week. Students took part in spelling bee competitions, debates, Chinese calligraphy workshops, tongue twister challenges and creative writing sessions in English, Mandarin and other mother tongues.

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Green Club succeeds in making volcano made of recycled materials erupt

The Earth shook at Hillside World Academy today as the Green Club finished making volcanos and managed to get them to erupt! The students made the volcanoes all by themselves. We have talked about shield, composite, and cinder volcanoes and discussed why volcanoes erupt, where most of them are located and the difference between magma and lava.

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Merry Christmas from Hillside World Academy!

Hillside World Academy enjoyed a festive and joyous last day of term. All primary classes contributed with performances full of Christmas cheer. Middle and High School students also joined in and parents, students and staff enjoyed both class and individual performances including piano, guitar, singing and beat boxing. After the festivities, students held classroom parties.

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Visit to Bright Hill Evergreen Home

Our Grade 5 and 6 students went to visit Bright Hill Evergreen Home with Mr Max, Ms Lakshmi and Ms Natasha this week. The students brought food and cakes and celebrated the December birthdays of the elderly who live at the Home. The students also performed songs and conducted a bingo session, and enjoyed bonding time with the elderly.

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Grade 10 at Chatsworth Personal Project Exhibition

Grade 10 and HWA teachers were invited to Chatsworth International School to have a look at the MYP Personal Project Exhibition. Our students had the opportunity to talk to other students about their projects which looked at sustainable housing, producing music, coding, building robots, cake making, cultural expressions of identity, etc.

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NEA visit the Green Club to raise awareness

The Green Club was in for a treat when the National Environment Agency came to the school to raise awareness about Dengue. The students learned that only the Aedes mosquito spreads Dengue, that only the females feed on blood and that they only do so when they are carrying eggs. We were all surprised to hear that the Aedes mosquito mostly bites during the day.

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SingYouth Heart Challenge

The Science Diploma students took part in the SingYouth Heart Challenge organised by the National Heart Centre of Singapore this week, where they also attended a series of lectures conducted by NHC cardiologists. To participate in the challenge, students researched cardiovascular health and produced abstracts and posters on their findings.

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