Last week, Columbia recognized a few of its top achieving ESL students. Awards were presented to top achievers in various ESL courses from December, January and February. Students who received the highest mark in their respective classes were presented with a certificate of distinction by Mr. Galea, ESL Department Head, Mr. Rambarran, Principal, and Mr. Putt, Head of Senior School.
Students were thrilled to have their hard work acknowledged and thanked their teachers for providing constant support and encouragement. They also shared their secret to success in hopes of inspiring and motivating their peers to persevere through learning challenges and difficulties.
|Recipient||Course||Secret to Success|
|Wei Jiangnan||ESLBO||“I think do homework every day and pay attention in class are the best ways to study.”|
|Yang Zhenming||ESLCO||Never give up the way that you chose. Review anything you have learned.”|
|Gu Liufang||ESLDO||“Planning time reasonably. Don’t ignore home after school.”|
|Xu Nuo||ESLBO||“I think it is a good idea to follow teacher’s task and finish it on time. You should review every day.”|
|Nguyen Hoang Phuc||ESLDO||“I think if you want to succeed in study or life, you need to work hard. Also, you need to have optimistic thoughts.”|
|Chen Junwei||ESLBO||“Review what you learn after school every day.”|
|Choi Kwangmin||ESLCO||“I just do my homework every day. I didn’t give up when I got difficult problems.”|
|Deme Abdoulaye||ESLDO||“The secret of my success is the hard work and the help of my amazing teachers.”|
|Nguyen Hoang Phuc||ESLEO||“I think if you want to succeed in study or life, you need to work hard. Also, you need to have optimistic thoughts.”|
This award ceremony was especially unique as it also recognized students who have shown exceptional character in their classes. Five students were recommended by their teachers for showing excellence in character for two traits, responsibility and perseverance.
Nguyen Hoang Phuc
Congratulations to all our top achievers and character award recipients!