Dear Alumni and Friends,
We celebrated Hwa Chong’s 100th Anniversary last year in high spirits and style, braved the rain to turn up for the dinner and viewed the magnificent display of fireworks together. We are all set to celebrate the 101st Founders’ Day on 21 March 2020, especially since this year heralds a new century of development – “A New Beginning” – for our alma mater.
But it is undeniably also a challenging time for Singapore and the rest of the world, as we work hard to contain and stem the spread of Covid-19. Considering the current DORSCON rating for the Covid-19 situation, Hwa Chong Alumni Association, after due and extensive deliberations, and with advice from key stakeholders, has decided not to proceed with the traditional Founders’ Day dinner banquet on 21 March 2020.
The safety and well-being of all our students, teachers, staff, and friends are our utmost and unnegotiable priority. As much as we are disappointed like all of you, we believe that in the current climate, it is the responsible decision to avoid mass gatherings like the dinner banquet. We would appreciate your understanding and support of our decision.
21 March is an important day in the every Hwa Chong-ian’s calendar, and a meaningful time for old boys and girls to not just reconnect with one another, but also to remember our founders and to show our appreciation to the school and teachers whom had nurtured us. We will roll out alternative e-celebration initiatives to commemorate the start of Hwa Chong’s journey in the new century, and we hope to get everyone involved!
Please do stay tuned to our social media platforms (Facebook group, Instagram account and HCAA website) for more updates and details.
In view of the latest development concerning the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation, please be informed that the Hwa Chong Swimming Pool will be closed with effect from 9 Feb 2020 until further notice. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you for your understanding.
Please see message from Hwa Chong International School (HCIS) re Stepped-Up Precautionary Measures to manage the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
In line with MOH guidelines, for those who have returned from China on or after 18th Jan, please kindly give this event a MISS and join us at the NEXT one.
Thank you for your help in creating a safe and enjoyable celebration for everyone! Wishing all good health and a prosperous 2020!
In line with MOE stepping up the precautionary measures against the Wuhan Coronavirus infection, school students and staff returning from China to Singapore on 15 Jan 2020 or later, will have to take 14-day leave of absence (LOA).
The same measure will apply to all participants of HCAA activity groups.
Open invitation to all Hwa Chong alumni to join the 2020 华中大家庭团拜
Day/ Date: Sunday, 2 Feb 2020
Time:10:30am to 12:00pm, followed by buffet lunch
Venue: Hwa Chong Cultural Centre Theatre.
Please RSVP with the HCAA secretariat office at 6466 4180 or [email protected]
Happy Lunar New Year!
The annual Hwa Chong Family Lunar New Year Celebration will take place on Sunday, 2nd February 2020 at the Hwa Chong Cultural Centre Theatre. Buffet lunch will be served after the performances. We look forward to our alumni and family joining this celebration.
Please call Hwa Chong Alumni Association at 64664180 or email [email protected] to RSVP.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Hwa Chong Alumni Office is closing early at 1.00pm on 24th December (Tuesday) and 31st December (Tuesday).
The office will be closed on 25th December 2019 and 1st January 2020 for Christmas and New Year holidays.
Please note that there will be no HCAA activities during this period.
The swimming pool will also be closed on 28th & 29th December.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We wish all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year！
Hwa Chong Alumni Association Secretariat Office
22th December 2019