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From the principal's desk

02 January 2018

Greetings to Parents, Students, and the magnificent team of HWA.

Wish all of you a Happy New 2018 and welcome a God Blessed year!

Indeed, with the reflective departure of 2017 and the welcoming of 2018, HWA is fully ready to embrace the New Year with many improved and refined planning, introducing enhanced services, such as social-emotional support, language tutorial lessons just for our very own HWA’s students.

11 December 2017

I have 2 boys sitting across me on two occasions. Both are about the same age but both see me for different reasons.

Both are thinking hard for their future, the pursuant to their dreams, both are motivated and determined, but they decided on different pathways.

One has decided to end his formal education to pursue vocational training even it is just 6 months to complete his rightful education journey, the other is motivated to complete this path to embark to move to his “dream” university. Both have urgent tasks. They need to make decisions.

06 November 2017

Greetings to all!
 
In a fast-paced society where change is the only constant, the education sector is urged to move with the times and continually seek betterment.

But change is only possible with the right team to make things happen. Academic institutions and schools alike need to initiate firm assessment to ensure the right candidates are matched to key management positions. Careful selection of Management staff, teachers and non teaching staff are equally crucial to ensure that students receive the guidance and mentorship they deserve.

17 October 2017

Greetings!

Come 23 October, HWA will continue it's next phrase of learning journal for our precious students, gearing towards Christmas and the countdown of 2017.

This one week of break allows a brief change of lifestyles break in habits for all the teachers, students and parents alike.

Waking up later than usual, having lazy breakfast at grandparents' place or a holiday resorts for some of the families, this break provides just the needed refreshing change.

Mid Autumn Festival Celebration

HWA's celebration of this special evening was the stunning work of our students who took the centre stage. With the guiding of the teachers, they took over the stage from hosting to performing, interchangeably switching their speeches both in English and Mandarin, bringing grim across their proud parents' faces.

The heightened point was the visit of our neighbor from Pertapis Children Home, they had a fun-filled session at our games' stores. Truly, this friendship between HWA and Pertapis will evolve into something wonderful in the near future.

25 September 2017

Greetings!

HWA is a premier institution with a mission of bicultural excellence at its core. In these hallways, bright young minds experience an enriching blend of cultures and learn to take on the world with a global perspective.

This is what I believe we are, and can be.

As I learn the ropes of my role in this wonderful community, I have had the opportunity to see, hear and immerse myself in the enthusiasm and excitement of our very own PYP students.

15 September 2017

Greetings to all the parents and students !

This new semester will post many interesting and positive directives for the school.

I have been officially instituted and assumed the Principalship of HWA. I am very honored to be able to carry out the progressive development phrases of the school, most important of all, to step-up the level of the nurturing our precious kids, academically and holistically.

30 May 2017

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.

19 May 2017

 

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.