Besides the discipline of NPCC, Dexun appreciates the school for developing a love for the aesthetics in all its students through school-wide platforms such as the biennial Aesthetics Night. He particularly admires the tremendous effort, focus and teamwork shown by all the PArts CCAs in putting up a performance as he expressed below:
“I’m always impressed by how the Symphonic Band performs in perfect synchrony. I also admire the bravery and commitment that each PArts CCA member shows in every performance item!” – Han Dexun
“In Sec 3, my class helped less privileged families by providing them with groceries. The Go M.A.D project enables us to choose our own target audience and this makes it more meaningful for us. We also learnt how to plan and execute a fund-raising event all on our own, which was awesome!” – Rachael Tan
“For my Sec 3 class Go M.A.D project, we chose to help elderly residents at St. Luke’s ElderCare. It has made me more aware of the plight of the elderly both at home and abroad, and issues faced by countries or cities with a greying population. Young people like me must use our creativity and empathy to come up with good solutions to help the elderly, particularly, the destitute elderly!” - Nurul Firzanah
The sun beats down mercilessly, but the Woodgrovers gathered at the heart of the school grounds welcome the strong sun rays as, at their Green Learning Hubs, the sun powers charging stations that Woodgrovers can use to charge their personal devices.
A total of 3 Learning Hubs, each with a solar-powered fan and power socket, are spread across the greenery between the two classroom blocks and allow students to engage in self-study or meet their teachers for consultation.
In fact, these charging stations are used by students in their Applied Learning Programme (ALP) lessons as they conduct research and generate innovative ideas at the Hubs. They can also use information on various properties of elements or compounds found on the table tops for their projects.
Harsh Vikas Bhandari, a Secondary 2 student, finds it amazing that he can charge his phone at the Learning Hub using solar energy. “It gives me a sense of pride that we have this type of technology in our school. The fans underneath the solar panel are also run by solar energy, which is a renewable resource and does not cause any pollutants. This kind of set-up is impressive and makes me curious about other possible ways of using technology.”
Did you know that when you walk into Woodgrove’s canteen near a major examination, you will be greeted by the aroma of warm pancakes and maple syrup?
“Study hard! Eat! Persevere!” urge our parent volunteers as they hand out the pancakes. This Woodgrove tradition is always welcomed by many hungry tummies and grateful smiles!
Our PSG members look out for every Woodgrover - encouraging and providing a listening ear when needed. “To me, every Woodgrover is like my own child. I will be part of the PSG even when my child graduates.” Mdm Christina Sia, WGS PSG Chairperson (2017 - 2018).
With such caring parents around, won’t you want to join the Woodgrove family?
Annual Travel Fair - Woodgrove Style!
Never had the chance to travel abroad or to choose where you want to travel to?
Come and visit Woodgrove’s Annual Overseas Learning Journey (OLJ) Fair for Sec 3 students! At this fair, you will be able to find out more about the various OLJs that the school has planned so that you can further enhance your learning experiences and deepen your social and cross-cultural skills!
We have trips related to our Applied Learning Programme, Learning for Life Programme and the Aesthetics or Sports and Games! Come and talk with former student participants and ask questions to help you choose!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow your own vegetables? At Woodgrove Secondary, through hydroponics technology, you can grow vegetables such as Water Spinach (Kang Kong) and White Cabbage (Bok Choy).
Unfortunately, you would not be bringing these home to cook and eat!
Instead, these vegetables are bartered by the Green Activists Club members for food products that would be donated to a food drive for less privileged families.
At Woodgrove, we help the community in many ways, including by growing our own vegetables and using them to help the less fortunate in our community!