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Term 2, Week 5

Lots of amazing trips happened last week! Year 9 students went to Sandakan, Borneo where they participated in the 'APE reforestation service project', which focuses on reconnecting fragmented forests of the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. They planted 120 trees, and 255 existing trees were maintained.

Another group of students also visited Sam Roi Yot in Thailand where they spent time learning about the human-elephant conflict, met local farmer and learnt about the different strategies they used to coexist with the elephants. They also went to the National Park, hiked to the majestic Phraya Nakhon Cave and went on a kayaking adventure along the Pran Buri river. 

The Chicago student cast performed a vignette of the sell-out Term 2 show at the opening of the SEASAC Basketball Tournament hosted at Tanglin. If you missed out on this fantastic production read all about it in the review of this ‘Razzle Dazzle’ production here.

On Tuesday, Krishiv, Year 12 hosted a workshop in making chemical-free cleaning products for the house. It was an opportunity for students and staff alike to familiarise themselves with the concept of replacing harmful chemicals in commercial cleaning products with eco-friendly alternatives. As much as this workshop was about learning how these products are made, it was also about instilling confidence in the safety and efficacy of these lesser-known, green alternatives. 

Well done to the group of Year 12 students who presented a business pitches at the PayPal offices to a panel of industry experts at the finale of the SC Ventures programme. This programme is run by the Institute in collaboration with SC Ventures (SCV), Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm.

On the Friday before we broke for the half-term, we celebrated the Year of the Dragon with a Red and Gold Day. Students reveled in Chinese culture through various performances such as Chinese drums and martial arts, as well as cultural booths set up by parent volunteers featuring traditional snacks, Chinese calligraphy and many more. The day culminated in a vibrant assembly showcasing a tapestry of staff and students adorned in red and gold, along with wonderful performances from across the three schools.