Season Preview: Interact Club

Hwa Chong Interact Club is organising an International Understanding Week entitled
"CARITAS - Acts of Love".

Monday - Opening Night (7.30pm, LT3)
Not only do you get to enjoy a night of entertainment, all guests are all entitled to a Mango Madness discount voucher!Other exciting prizes stand to be won, and all you have to do is to pay attention to our invited guest speaker from UNIFEM and watch performances! :) Learn more about international woman and children issues, while enjoying yourself and earning prizes - all at Opening Night.

Tuesday & Wednesday - Fringe Activities (2-5pm, Inner Plaza)

Come down to the Inner Plaza to play games with instant win prizes! Check out our SMS competition, where you simply have to type out a short text under 60 seconds to win yourself a prize! Other exciting games include dart games, chapteh and an Australia-originated traditional game "Down, Down, Down!"

For those who love to cam-whore, there will be a SMILES CAMPAIGN drive, where we will take photos of you to compile into a slideshow to show the world that we care about the world's issues and are willing to make an effort to put smiles on others' faces too!

Also, from Wednesday to Friday, there will be a Mother's Day Tribute booth, where you'll be able to buy ready-made or personalised cards for your mother, so you won't have to worry about getting a gift for your mother on Mothers' Day (this Sunday!)

Thursday & Friday - Fair (2-5pm, Inner Plaza)

The highlight of CARITAS 2009 would be the fair involving the Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs). There will also be international food tasting, NLB book-loaning, a refugees corner where you will be able to relax and watch videos, and many more! Remember to check out the photo exhibition LIFE OF MY SISTERS, featuring Nepalese girls and their education, in aid of My Little Sisters Fund.

If you're just itching to buy something, find out more about ETHICAL TRADE and purchase fair trade coffee and other foodstuffs while you're at it!

What's more, if you're part of the first 100 guests on each day to complete your stamp card (which you can get at the fair), you will receive a FREE GOODY BAG, which is a tote bag containing free gifts such as Asia! Magazine, Asian Geographic magazine, Mr Bean vouchers, pencils and other enticing items!

Movie Screening (Various times, LTs)

If you just want to sit down in an air-conditioned room, but would like to learn something meaningful at the same time, why not take advantage of our FREE movie screenings?

Tuesday (5 May), 3pm, LT 3: HOMERUN
Wednesday (6 May), 3pm, LT 1: EMMA
Thursday (7 May), 3pm, LT 3: MONA LISA SMILE
Friday (8 May), 4pm, LT 2: NORTH COUNTRY

Match Report: Badminton

After one week of competition which comprised 3 matches, the HC badminton boy’s team has crossed the first hurdle and smashed their way through to the quarter-finals. The badminton team, has exuded resilience during several pressurizing moments. Here’s an overview of the 3 matches, which were held at Tampines Sports Hall:

Match 1: HCI vs ACS(Int’l)

This was the team’s first match, and they had to win it to keep their spirits up. Our boys did not disappoint and won the match 5-0. Wilson Dan, Chong Kai Qing and Chong Kai Ren swept the singles matches, while the pairings of Luke Lee/Siaw Kai Min and Jason Tan/Xia Shu Yang completed the rout.

Match 2: HCI vs IJC

Against Innova JC, the team rose to the occasion, triumphing 5-0. Wilson Dan, Chong Kai Qing and Chong Kai Ren won their singles matches, while the pairings of Luke Lee/Reuben Chan and Ray Tan/Raymond Lee emerged the better pairs of their matches.

Match 3: HCI vs DHS

Dunman High was the team’s main competitor for only 1 slot in the next round, and naturally, they were rather nervous at first. Winning this match would secure the team’s presence in the next round, and losing it would be disastrous. Hence the heat was on. In the first singles match, the team was given a slight scare as Wilson Dan lost despite a spirited battle.

Nevertheless, under the guidance of our coach, Mr Yeo, and the encouragements of our teacher I/C Mdm Yeo, we prevailed and fought back to win the match 4-1. Special mention to Chong Kai Qing whose effort fuelled the morale of the team, spurring them to win their matches. In the end, Chong Kai Qing and Chong Kai Ren (they are not brothers) won the other 2 singles matches, while the pairings of Luke Lee/Ray Tan and Reuben Chan/Raymond Lee won their matches.

The badminton team has achieved their temporary goal of entering the quarters, and will strive to get into the top 4 schools. Although this will require a great deal of effort due to intense competition, there is no doubt that they will do their best for the glory of Hwa Chong, the team and for the love of badminton.

Hot off the press: Badminton Boys HC vs DHS

The HC Badminton Boys team has advanced into the next round with their win against DHS yesterday with a score of 4-1. A match report on their recent games will be up soon.

From your CCA PROs

Hello all!

HCunite has been a huge success since it started about 38 days ago, garnering close to 40,000 hits in this period of time.

Over this Labour day weekend, do not be alarmed at the lack of updates as we are labouring hard on an even bigger project for you guys, which will be launched on Monday when we head back to school, so do look out for it! :)

Also, to clarify some queries we have received, as much as we would want to cover all CCA activities and their achievements, we have to respect the wishes of the CCA Leaders, who may not want their's to be published here. But rest assured we will try out best to feature as many CCAs as we can!

Meanwhile, do keep your nominations for Featured Athlete of the Week coming in via!

It is midway through the peak of the competition season for all our CCAs, and there are many many more exciting events and finals coming up over the course of May. So keep the Hwa Chong Spirit alive in you and be prepared to cheer for your friends on!

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