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).
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.
Who says Maths and Science are boring? Grades One to Six students from HWA learned that Maths and Science can be both stimulating and fun at the same time through the many activities they participated in over the past three days.
Learning Chinese through its cultural is how HWA stands out from other International schools as a true Bilingual and Bi-cultural school. Look at our children having great FUN in their Chinese culture lesson and WeiQi CCA!
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!
On the 10th of November, our Grade 5 and Grade 6 students hosted 18 Primary 5 students from Meridian Primary School.Meridian Primary is a local school in Pasir Ris that places a strong emphasis on being environmentally friendly.Many of our students came dressed in their national costumes and shared with our guests which country they are representing.