Thursday August 5th, 2021
To cap the primary years of the HBL batch of graduates, Tzu Chi Primary school teachers prepared a weeklong send-off tagged as the Wizarding Week. Primary 6 students were divided into four houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. Together they went through different challenges and tasks.
In Days 1 and 2, the students had Charms, Apparition and Music, Muggle Arts and Transfiguration, Potions and Arithmancy classes. They turned milk into crafts, sang and danced chants, unlocked spells, created a rhythm with taps and patterns, and performed a skit with friends. All these whilst wearing their house emblems and colours.
Day 3 was packed with activities for the Muggle Arts of Public Speaking. The students learned the secrets of impromptu speech from the expert, Shibo Donny De Keizer. Shibo Donny is a speakerpreneur, television broadcaster and CEO of Communicasting Academy.
Alohomara, a session with the counsellors, aimed to unlock the participants' inner magical power. The students' quest to find, acknowledge, accept and celebrate their characteristics, strengths and personality charged Day 4 with many valuable realisations.
Finally, the graduates met their senior schoolmates. Tzu Chi Secondary School Student Council gave the batch a sneak peek of what their life may look like after primary school. The day ended with a time capsule activity.
With these experiences, Primary 6 students reflected on the journey they have just completed. These activities allowed them to reminisce, helped them appreciate their growth, and be ready to seize what the future holds.
By: Ms. Risa Pangilinan Gutierrez (Academic Coordinator)