The orientation allowed them to engage in exciting activities, become familiar with their fellow classmates and get a chance to speak with their Year 5 and Year 6 seniors to understand our school better. The theme for this year’s orientation was Disney, which we related with our school’s IGNITE values. With safe distancing measures in place, the new students (ranging from Years 1, 2, 3, Pre IB to Foundation IB), were divided into 22 teams with a maximum of 8 students per team, and were led by our senior orientation group leaders.
The event began with the 16th Student Council presenting the school’s history and core values. Then, we moved on to exciting ice-breakers and introductions, after which, the new students were brought around the campus in small groups. To engage them further, and build a spirit of team-bonding and cohesion, many games were lined up for them. From swiftly running around in Captain’s Ball to acting out funny situations in the Reaction Game, the orientees enjoyed every minute of the thrilling games.
After a few rounds of team games, they were re-grouped into their respective Houses where they met their House Captain and bonded with their House-mates with more activities. The day ended with a dance session taught by the group leaders, to the song “A Friend Like Me” from the movie Aladdin. To replace the usual mass dance at the end of every orientation, the orientees were filmed dancing together in smaller groups, of which the videos were compiled for their parents’ viewing.
To accommodate the new students who could not be in school physically, there was a short virtual orientation via Zoom which occurred concurrently. They were engaged through a virtual school tour as well.
Overall, the day was memorable and all the orientees went home with smiles on their faces. We pray that the new students will smoothly adapt to their new second home and that they will be blessed during their experience with the school.
The 16th Student Council