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Hwa Chong Centennial Celebrations: Second Edition of the Insights Series

22 Feb 2019
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The HCI-NYGH Integrated Programme Education Conference (15 February) was part two of the series of five lectures cum panel discussion organized as part of Hwa Chong’s year-long Centennial Celebrations. These aim to bring together thought leaders from various sectors across the globe to reflect and lead collective conversations on the future of education and humanity.

The Second Insights Series featured speakers and eminent educators from all over the world:

  • Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of education policy at the Gonski Institute for Education, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia;
  • Ruth Vinz, Professor in the English Education Program and the Enid and Lester Morse Endowed Chair in Teacher Education, Teachers College, Columbia;
  • Jaana Silvennoinen, Vice Principal and Coordinator for International Relations, Helsinki Normal Lyceum, University of Helsinki
  • Tapio Lahtero, Administrative Principal of both Teacher Training Schools of the University of Helsinki – Viikki Teacher Training School and Helsinki Normallyceum;
  • George Wolfe, Founding Director of the Loudoun Academy of Science; and
  • Ng Pak Tee, Associate Dean for Leadership Learning, NIE.

 

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies and Professor Pasi Sahlberg, renowned Finnish educator, author and scholar, delivered their keynote addresses on the theme, “Educating for the Future: Charting the Next Century”.

DPM Tharman also launched the Hwa Chong Centennial Publication, A Tribute to the Hwa Chong Educator: 1919 – 2019 during the event. The Publication honours Hwa Chong’s past and present educators and comprises reflections and quotes from them. These heart-warming stories and anecdotes collectively depict Hwa Chong’s journey for excellence through the eyes of our committed and caring educators over the years, and how they have moulded generations of Hwa Chongians.

Mr Pang Choon How (Principal, Hwa Chong Institution) shared that “Indeed many of our educators have left an indelible mark and a huge impact on the school and students, and continue to inspire and educate HCI alumni along after the students have passed through the gates.”

From Left to Right: Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam (Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies), Mr Ng Pak Tee (Associate Dean for Leadership Learning, National Institute Of Education), Professor Pasi Sahlberg (Professor of Education Policy at the Gonski Institute for Education, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia)

From Left To Right: Mdm Ng Chuen-Yin (Principal, Nanyang Girls High School), Ms Haslinda Zamani (W2 Cluster Superintendent), Ms Ang Fung Fung (Chair of the Board at Nanyang Girls High School), Dr Lim Wee Kiak (Chairman, Hwa Chong Board of Governors), Dr Hon Chiew Weng (Principal, Hwa Chong Institution (1982 – 2017), Mr Ang Wee Hiong (Principal Hwa Chong Institution (1999 – 2009)),  Professor Phua Kok Khoo (Chair of the Hwa Chong Centennial Insights Series Advisory Committee),  Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam (Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies),  Mr Pang Choon How (Principal, Hwa Chong Institution),  Mr Tooh Fee San (Principal, Hwa Chong Institution (1978 – 1999)),  Mdm Leong Fan Chin (Principal, Hwa Chong Institution (1993 – 1998)),  Mr Robson Lee (Chairman, Board of Directors),  Professor Pasi Salberg (Professor of Education Policy, Gonski Institute of Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Mrs Rathi Parimalan (W1 Cluster Superintendent), Professor Ng Pak Tee (Policy and Leadership Studies, National Institute of Education)

Chinese Dancers With Their Mesmerising Opening Act

From Left To Right: Dr Hon Chiew Weng (Principal, Hwa Chong Institution (1982 – 2017),  Mr Ang Wee Hiong (Principal Hwa Chong Institution (1999 – 2009)),  Mr Tooh Fee San (Principal, Hwa Chong Institution (1978 – 1999)); Mdm Leong Fan Chin (Principal, Hwa Chong Institution (1993 – 1998))

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