After 1 year of studies at Beacon School, Li Yihan obtained 11 points for 5 subjects in her 2007 GCE ‘O’ level examinations. “The teachers and staff at Beacon have assisted me in both my studies and personal well-being. It has been a fulfilling and exciting year for me and I’m really grateful towards Beacon for paving the way for my future.”

Congrats Lu Chenfei!

Lu ChenFei is graduate of our GCE O’Level Preparatory Course. After six months of studies at Beacon School of Technology in Singapore, he managed to pass all 5 O’Level subjects in 2007. “Singapore is a good place to study. All teaches in Beacon School are responsible and willing to help me in my studies and personel life.”

Beacon Orientation April 2008 & Graduation April 2008

Day 1: 17th April 2008, new students arrived at Changi airport and pick-up service was arranged. Students were greeted with Mac Donald happy meals for their arrival. They were sent to their hostel where they rested for the night. Day 2: 18th April 2008, teachers from Beacon School of Technology brought the new students for their medical check-up at Raffles hospital after their Mac Donald breakfast. In the afternoon, the students were taught how to buy and use their eazi-link card for travelling which they will use for the rest of their time in Singapore. Next, the teachers brought the students to purchase their prepaid mobile phone card and other necessities in the supermarket. Day 3: 19th April 2008, Saturday was the first day of the orientation programme and students met at 11am at the Pasir Ris Mrt station. The student leaders(seniors) took responsibilty of leading the new students to their first destination: Escape theme park. The students had a roaring good time as they tried almost most of the rides in the theme park. When the sun went down, the group headed to the Pasir Ris beach for the BBQ session. Students enjoyed their time both helping to BBQ and eating. Some students took the chance to have a dip in the beach, played soccer or rent the bike on that beautiful night. Day 4: 20th April 2008, Sunday students were instructed to meet at 11am at Beacon School of Technology where the starting point of the Amazing Race was. The students were divided into teams with at least 2 student leaders(seniors) in each team. Students were given an orange decorative item which had to be worn throughout the game. Each team were given an amazing race quiz sheet and after a time check, the teams were ready to go! The teams were expected to be back by 4pm or points will be deducted. The aim of the Amazing Race activity was to allow the new students to mingle with their seniors and find out more about the culture and different landmarks in Singapore. Time flew pass and on the same night, the graduation event of the Olevel & Diploma in Business IT 2007 was held at the Singapore Central Lending Library at Bugis. Ms Lee Hian, Beacon’s principal gave a heart warming speech encouraging all students to spur on towards their dreams and goals. She thanked all who participated to help make the event a successful one. After the speech, the students and teachers were encouraged to mingle while they tasted the local delicacies of Singapore during the buffet dinner. Once everyone was full, its was time for the prize giving ceremony. Most students and teachers were delighted and contented with their awards. The session ended with a few group photos which will bring back good memory in years to come.

The University of Glamorgan’s Vice Chancellor Visit

The visit commenced at 8pm on 14th March 2008 with a buffet styled dinner specially prepared by our school for the team from University of Glamorgan (UK) and the students from the BSc Information Systems Engineering programme. After a time of feasting and interaction, Prof. David Halton gave an entertaining and informative presentation about the University of Glamorgan, its location and programmes.The visit was a great opportunity for the students studying the BSc Information Systems Engineering programme at Beacon to meet the Vice Chancellor in person. There was much interaction between the Glamorgan team and the students of Beacon. At the end of the day, the students left with a handful of souvenirs from the Glamorgan team and were filled with confidence that they were pursuing a recognised and highly qualified Bachelor Degree.The team from University of Glamorgan also visited Southern College, Malaysia on 12th March 2008 with our Principal, Ms. Lee Hian.

Beacon Student Bazaar

The students from the Diploma in Business IT and UK BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business & Finance were expected to set-up a bazaar booth at Chinatown Square flea market on 16th March 2008, Sunday as part of their Business module. Their practical assignment was to do some research, market survey and implement a small business set-up at the end of the project. On 20th January 2008, Saturday, the students along with their lecturers, Mr. Chong, Mr. Ronald and Ms. Chua went for a field trip to explore the different types of flea markets at the Chinatown district in Singapore. It was an eye opener for the students as they stepped into a whole different world. The students discovered many interesting and unique products that were sold at the flea market which they had never thought would be a “desire” by customers. The students soon realised that their target market at the flea market were collectors of special items which are often rare and precious. The 3 teams started to explore and took note of possible items that they can sell on the the actual day of their bazaar. The lecturers also took the opportunity to explain the techniques of successful business trades. After much preparation, the students were ready for their big day on 16th March 2008, Sunday. The teams arrived early in the morning at 9am to display their items at booth. The students learnt to work together and arranged different time slots for different members during the day. There was a good crowd and business was good for the students. Some teams even invited their friends to support them by purchasing some of their items. After a day of hard work, the students and lecturers helped to pack up before the debrief session. During the debrief session, the lecturers commented on the students’ good performance. Most of the students arose during the different situations and took up responsibility for the different roles in the team. The day of hard work paid off with the acquisition of an important lifeskill: team work.