On 14th September 2019, TSI students and teachers geared up for a 3 in 1 celebration: Teacher’s Day, Mid-Autumn Festival and Birthday celebration at the Multi-purpose Hall. Our Principal Mr Gan took the opportunity on this special day to honor the teachers for their strong dedication and support towards shaping and nurturing the students and TSI as a whole.
Our students from respective classes also gave handmade Teacher’s Day cards , appreciating their teachers for their tolerance , commitment and guidance towards them . The room was filled with warmth, laughter and heartwarming moments.
On the next segment of the celebration Mr Gan gave a short introduction and significance of the Mid-Autumn Festival. To commemorate this event, Mooncakes were offered to everyone to symbolize TSI as one family, wishing them happiness and longevity.
The festivities did not stop there - TSI celebrated the birthday of staffs and students who are born in the month of September. Our Birthday babies made their silent wishes and on this wonderful day, TSI wishes them good luck and may all their dreams and desires come true this year.
The 2019 Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) was conducted on 17, 18 and 19th September 2019. This centralized admission exercise targets international students who wish to join Singapore's mainstream primary and secondary schools in January 2020. This year, TSI sent students for the 2019 AEIS for all levels - Primary 2/3, Primary 4/5 and Secondary 1/2.
To prepare our students for the 2019 AEIS, the Academic Department started intensive AEIS revision through revision packs for English and Mathematics; and conducted numerous mock tests since July 2019. An extra hour of intensive remedial was also structured into the daily timetable to provide students with more contact time with their teachers.
The Head of Academic Department and the Subject Teachers for different levels also met students at the examination venue before the start of their papers to show their support and boost the confidence of the students. At the end of the three days 2019 AEIS, students gave encouraging feedback on the questions they had to complete. We wish all the students the best of luck when the results are released in December 2019!
Our Robotics teacher Mr Jacob and Mr Don conducted the Robotics Programme on 14th September 2019 for 55 students of The Independent School Batam. The workshop was attended by students from primary and secondary levels, learning how to build and programme Lego Robotics.
On 26th October 2019, Robotics Workshops were also conducted for students from Number One Elementary School affiliated to the Hangzhou Normal University. Our trainer Mr Jacob, demonstrated the way various types of robots are constructed using LEGO. The students worked in groups and learnt how to express themselves and listen and relate to others. This workshop provided students with a base to robotics. Overall it was an enriching experience and the sessions were appreciated by all the students involved.
TSI hosted some delegates from Elite K12 Education Group on 21st September 2019. TSI Principal, Mr Gan, our Academic Board Chairperson, Mr Jimmy Tan and Academic Head ,Ms Winnie shared with our guests the Singapore Education System and TSI courses. Both sides ended with a strong desire to colloborate and to work closely together.
As part of TSI’s corporate culture in raising staff competencies and development, a training on Service Excellence was conducted by our Principal, Mr Gan on 27th September 2019. The programme was well received and has indeed motivated our TSI staffs to establish a customer service culture within their area of work and elevate service standards for their customers.
Robotics Workshops were also conducted for these students. Our trainer Mr Jacob, demonstrated the way various types of robots are made using LEGO. The students work in groups and learnt how to express themselves and listen and relate to others. This workshop provided students with a base to robotics. Overall it was an enriching experience and the sessions were appreciated by all the students involved.