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!
We are so glad and proud to share this good news - on 28 May 2017, Grade 2 Jasper Li (李振保) and Grade 9 Haoxi Lin (林浩熙) represented HWA in the Chua Chu Kang XIangqi Cup sponsored by Xiangqi Mindtrain Academy https://www.facebook.com/XQMindTrain/. Haoxi was awarded a Silver Award in the ages-18-and-under category.
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.
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.
Singapore is probably one of the strictest nations when it comes to the quality of education. Such strict oversight extends to even private education, governed by the Committee for Private Education (CPE). Schools have to meet a minimum quality of governance and educational administration, and with certain financial muscle, just to be in the business. Schools wanting to enrol international students (defined as students who are not ordinarily resident in Singapore) have to acquire the EduTrust certification.
We would like to invite all our students and parents to join this cultural event - Dumpling Festival, organised by Hillside NC and Boundary Ville RC on 27 May 2017 (Saturday).
Congratulations to our students who have done very well in the recent SASMO 2017! Congratulations also to the teachers for guiding them !!!!!
1. Jeong Yejin (Grade 9) - Gold Award
2. Ge Chenyuan (Grade 10) - Bronze Award
We are very pleased to announce that HWA students have received several awards at the inaugural International Chinese Competition (Singapore and Malaysia).
On the evening of 13th April 2017, our principal, teachers and students attended the Award Presentation Ceremony held at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Language Center (SEAMEO RELC).
2017 ENGLISH & CHINESE SUMMER COURSE @ HILLSIDE WORLD ACADEMY (HWA)
Learn English & Chinese through the IB approaches to teaching and learning.
About the HWA summer course….
In many top international schools, the Principal goes away on the same school holidays as their academic staff. It is accepted in these schools that foreigners need to return to their home nations during the school holidays. HWA is probably a school that bucks the trend, because the Principal is a local (albeit one who has plenty of international experience) and thus follows a different leave scheme.