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17 Aug 2017

 

In many schools, summer holiday is usually the quietest time of the year. This is a time when there is hardly any student or staff in the school except for the principal and a few administrative staff. This is because during summer holiday, many students return home, whether to the United States, Europe, China or other parts of Asia, to visit their families and catch up with their friends.

However, this is not the situation here at the Hillside World Academy (HWA). I am very pleased to still see many happy children and committed teachers at HWA. This group of students has decided to stay in Singapore to continue their learning at the English and Chinese Summer Course @ HWA, from 27 June to 28 July..

Summer Course @ HWA adopts the IB approaches to teaching and learning - holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication. Using the IB PYP inquiry-based approach for the Primary School and the IB MYP concept-driven approach for the Middle School, our teachers design and deliver the curriculum. As such, the Summer Course @ HWA offers a unique opportunity for students who wish to learn English and/or Chinese as an additional language in a conducive IB learning environment.

Many students in the Summer Course @ HWA are our current students. Many others will also be joining HWA when we start our academic year again in early August. I know that the Summer Course @ HWA will provide a meaningful and enjoyable learning opportunity for all these students so that they will be better equipped to learn further in the new academic year.

 

在很多学校,暑假期间通常是一年里面最寂静的一段时间。通常这段时间除了校长和几个行政人员外、很难看到学生或是工作人员回来学校。这是因为在暑假期间,许多学生都回到自己的家乡,比如美国、欧洲、中国或者其他国家,去拜访他们的家人和跟自己的朋友们见面。

但是,在HWA却有所不同。非常高兴还可以在假期看到很多学生和老师留下来,趁着假期在HWA的暑期班(6月27日-7月28日)学习全英文、全中文课程。

HWA的暑期课程运用IB的教学模式授课和学习方式-主题教学,跨文化领域沟通和交流。 小学的课程则是通过运用IB的以提出问题为主导的教学模式授课,中学课程运用IB的教学理念为主导的教学模式。 通过这样的方式,为孩子们提供一个特殊的机会学习英文、中文语言课程。

许多参加HWA暑期班的学生们是我们的在校生。同时也有许多学生是将要在新学年八月加入HWA的新学生以及来自世界各地的希望学习华文的海外华人子女。HWA的暑期班为每个孩子提供了丰富而有趣的充满教育意义的学习课程,来帮助他们为迎接新学期的学习做好准备。

Mr Poh Leong Joo

Vice Principal (Academic), Head of Senior School and MYP Coordinator

傅良裕

副校长,初中部校长及MYP协调员