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It’s University Talks Week at HWA! In part of HWA’s effort to prepare our graduating students for university selection, HWA’s partnered instituitions consisting of top universities in the world (represented through their partners in Singapore) shared with our students the scholarships and benefits they offer as well as the accreditations they have. The three-day event saw students attending talks by different instituitions to understand the courses offered and popular courses in various universities.

On 10 June, Kindergarten and Primary will hold Student Led Conferences. It is an opportunity for parents to get involved and communicate with your children about their learning over the year.

The first quarter of the school year could not have ended with a more dynamic week at HWA. Film crews, book characters, and international day preparations and performances shared the stage with the arrival of our newest residents, the turtles and the fish. 

Five weeks in and we are starting to look like Hillside World Academy. Our historical base as Chinese International School will always be respected; it helped to form us as a thoroughly bilingual school. That tradition is being maintained. But already we are a different school. We look and feel more diverse, and possibly more international? And that is one of our challenges as we build our new HWA out of CNIS. Our Mission, Vision, Core Values and Cultural Statement have not changed from last year.

Hillside World Academy is open for business. We are a few days into our year, but I can report so far that the campus is a happy and peaceful space. Already the little red shirts and the big black shirts are interacting positively. It has been intriguing to watch the students find their way around the school, and new allegiances are forming. K1 visited my office today, as part of their Grand Campus Tour. The big hit was the spiral brick staircase.