A warm welcome to Hwa Chong International School (HCIS)!
While the year 2020 has been an exceptional year to say the least, there is the silver lining at the end despite the uncertainties. We began the new academic year with exhilarating news of yet another record breaking achievement in the International Baccalaureate examinations. Our second largest cohort of 144 IB diploma programme students delivered an outstanding performance, with 54.6% of them achieving at least 38 points, which strongly positions these achievers to qualify for admissions into many top-tiered universities worldwide. The stellar achievement of 38% of the 2020 graduating class scoring at least 40 points is a breakthrough setting new historic record. These results are true testimony of the hard work and determination of the students.
At HCIS, we take pride in playing a pivotal role in nurturing and developing each individual student as they strive to learn and discover their individual strengths to realise their true potential. The success stories and continual remarkable achievements over the years proudly reflect HCIS core strength of value-add to student learning and best exemplify the school’s educational philosophy of ‘Education for All, According to Each’.
Having just taken over the stewardship of HCIS in February as the new Principal, I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition and heritage. I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-seven years. It is my pleasure to work alongside a team of dedicated teachers and staff as well as supportive stakeholders including Board Directors and parents, to continue the legacy of good work done. Leveraging on the core strengths established and collective endeavours of the school community, HCIS will maintain its commitment to deliver quality outcomes in student learning and character development, where every student is encouraged and motivated to explore and discover his personal potential. Our desired outcomes of HCIS learners underscore the importance of the school values encapsulating the International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile attributes:
Independent in Learning as a Balanced, Reflective, Knowledgeable Thinker;
Innovative in Value-Adding as an Open-Minded, Inquiring Risk-Taker;
International-Minded in Connecting as a Principled, Caring Communicator.
Our mission statement reflects our commitment to produce learners who are ready for life: Building Capability and Developing Character in Students to Become Independent, Innovative and International-Minded Learners of Tomorrow. The benefits of a HCIS education extend beyond the brick and mortar of our building. Our talented faculty, through exceptional pedagogical practices and technological mastery strives to make the learning process a positive and rewarding experience while maintaining a desire to develop a generation of inquisitive young people who will become lifelong students in their various pursuits of excellence.
Exciting plans and times lie ahead as we embark on this new chapter together as a school community. Various building expansion and upgrading projects are currently underway to enhance students’ school learning experience. Some examples of these new facilities include Heritage Point @ HCIS, HCIS swimming complex and smart classrooms. We will continue to build on the traditions of the past and meet the challenges of the future in innovative and appealing ways and in positive and nurturing environment.
With a collaborative culture of continuous improvement with sustainable performance that is aligned to the school motto 自强不息, we look forward to nurturing generations of learned, innovative and international-minded Hwa Chong graduates!