Living in the boarding house, I think that I have truly experienced how it is like to be growing up: cleaning my room by myself, being not picky and eat food served in school, sharing house chores with other people and having the privilege of taking care of people younger than I am. With that, living in the boarding house have made me realise a couple of important things:

  1. Never lie to your housemate. It is a huge pain in the brain to be facing someone you have lied to; that guilt in your soul that you want to tell them the truth which might lead to endless arguments and a punch in the face!
  2. Clean up leftover food. Before the house parents started controlling our house chores, we had the freedom of not cleaning up our utensils and common area after having supper and let me tell you it was one of the worst freedom that one can possibly be imprisoned with. Food piling over food and ants over ants. The sink is no portal to Africa!
  3. Just be yourself. Being an english speaker, I have put myself into the minority of the boarding house. However, I am not saying it is a punish- ment but I see it as a opportunity; an opportunity to tell the people I know that I am proud to be an english speaker and it will be beneficial for them in their future. Speaking more than one language doesn't only let us com- municate to more people but also communicate more effectively.
  4. Respect everyone. Everyone learned this in school, more explanation needed.

"The old one has gone, the new is coming"

(Year 11, Third Year Boarder)

Living in the boarding house has helped me develop my personality with my experience of interacting with di erent people from di erent places.

On top of that, it has also pushed me to train myself to be more organised and disciplined, not only my school work, but also in my daily routine.

Having rules in the boarding house does not restrain us from doing things, but instead teaches us to understand what is right and what is wrong. This is so that we will know how to organise ourselves by setting our own rules for ourselves when we go out into the working world.


Dear all, another year has ended. Firstly, I would like to thank everyone especially the boarding house parents and teachers. As my child faced a number of problems when I rst enrolled him. I nearly gave up and blamed myself. I even planned to switch schools. However, when I voiced out my concerns, I was supported by understanding admin sta and teachers who are willing to hear me out and help me sort things out. I followed their advice and decided to give my child more time. Surprisingly, all went well and he nished school this year without much trouble. I would really like to thank the house parents who treated the children like their own and who always reassured me. I would also like to thank the teachers and friendly admin sta who are willing to listen and work alongside me.

To parents who are searching for a school, do drop by Westlake International School. Although the school is only 3 years old, you can feel the strong e ort they have put in and they will try their best to assist the struggles you are facing.
Once again, thank you.


Dear Principal Ms Sherry,

It has nally come to an end for the exams and Josiah's secondary education. I just want to say thank you, thank you for every help rendered and support given to my son all these years to allow him to pull through another phase in his life. We are truly grateful.

To Mr Lo, Ms Choong, Ms Ling, Ms Ellen and Ms Chai, A big thank you! Last but not least, to Ms May for your help in helping Josiah settle in.


What I’ve learnt in the Boarding House

Over these past three years, living in the boarding house has taught me a lot of things. Things like making my bed and getting up on time for breakfast. To many, the boarding may seem like a prison. Even I myself have felt like this at some time. However, now that I’m leaving and will never live in the boarding house again, I realized just how much living here has impacted my life.

I’ve learnt to live with and accept students from different backgrounds. Some students may be good and some may just want to make you hang yourself.

I’ve also leant that Auntie Wong makes amazing supper for all the Boarders under her. I noticed that my boarding parents really care for their students as if their own children. I’m sure this because they just want us to grow up to become a people that will show others the right way to live. I have no regrets living under Uncle and Auntie Wong and I wish I can stay just a little longer. Too bad I won’t staying in WIS for tertiary education. Which leads me to my next point, time passes REALLY FAST and if we do not seize all opportuni- ties given to us, we will grow to regret what we could have done. The doors are always there, it’s just up to us to open it.

Living in the Boarding House also teaches us to take responsibility for our mistakes by giving us incident reports so that we will not repeat the same mistake again. I learnt it the hard way. We also hold each other accountable for what we do. Living in a home with a bunch of other boys younger than I am is like living in a big family with a ton of younger siblings which I have to take care of. They taught me patience and self-control, they also taught me to cherish every second I had with them over the years. I’ve seen many Board- ers come in, grow and change both physically and mentally. It has taught me to appreci- ate each and every one of them. I shall stop here now, no words can fully describe what I’ve learnt here in my stay at the WIS Boarding house.

To my boarding parents, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for caring for us and for me. For making me feel at home. It felt like it was only yesterday when I first step foot in the boarding house and now I’m leaving.

Thank you for teaching to be a better man, for your guidance and patience with me.

Till we meet again.



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