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Jakarta Penabur School Visit to Woodgrove Secondary School

On Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 89 students from the Jakarta Penabur School, Indonesia visited WGS.  The main objective of the visit was to provide both the visiting and hosting students the opportunity to forge new friendship through a series of activity that would allow them to interact and learn together hence enhancing their understanding of WGS education. The diverse backgrounds of the visiting students provided an invaluable opportunity for our hosting students to learn and respect the different cultures that they have and this is aligned with the school values of Respect and Appreciating Diversity. The students are also given the opportunity to interact and learn Applied Learning Programme and ICT knowledge and skills, together with our students.


The visiting students arrived just in time for the Flag Raising ceremony. The morning assembly that followed after the ceremony was filled with events planned by the Internationalisation Committee to welcome the student visitors. WGS Vice-Principal, Mrs Audrey Lim and a representative from the visiting school gave their welcoming addresses and this was followed by an exchange of Tokens of Appreciation from both schools. 


Later, the students were grouped into two groups, A and B. 2E3 students were the hosting students for Group A while 2E4 students were the hosting students for Group B. The group of 44 students from Group A first attended an Applied Learning Programme (ALP) lesson conducted by Mr Tan Siong Leong and Ms Ang Hui Ling. After tea break, Mr Toh and Mr Leon Foo then accompanied the visiting students for a brief tour around WGS compound. This introduction of the school allowed students to get to know each other through their interaction. This was followed by an interesting Infocomm Technology (ICT) lesson conducted by Mr Karim.


The group of 45 students from Group B first attended an English lesson conducted by Mdm Asvinder. After tea break, Mdm Radiah presented and shared the history of Singapore and WGS education with the students. This was followed by a Math lesson conducted by Mr Raymond and an ALP lesson conducted by Mdm Samsiyah and Mr Lee Tze Hoong. 


Throughout the lesson, all students were kept occupied through various activities. Students found the lessons engaging and enjoyable. They had the opportunity to mingle, collaborate and get to know each other better. In the final session, all visiting students discussed and provided feedback about their entire experience at WGS.