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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

HLS Student Annual Awards 2015

Each March, Horne Learning Services awards students in various categories:


1. Longest-attending students
2. Most-improved student
3. Top contributor


1. We are extremely conscious of those students who have been with us for the long-term. We appreciate the time, effort and money they have invested in us. Each year we identify the top 5 longest-attending students and give a little something back to them as a thank you for their loyalty.

2. Of course, the goal of teaching is to help students improve. We look for improvements in confidence, communication and competency. It is always very satisfying to observe how a once shy, quiet and sub-standard student has changed into a confident, vocal and capable one. So where there is big improvement, we like to recognise that.

3. Over the course of a year, we meet and teach a lot of students. Some of them come and go, but a large portion stay. Out of those, we credit one who stands out from the rest, one who participates with great effort in every aspect of our classes, one who we call the 'Top Contributor.'


Here are the recipients of these awards for the year of 2015:


1. Longest-attending students

Marcus is the No.1 longest-attending student at Horne Learning Services. He has been with us for over four and a half years

Ye Hao has been attending English classes with Horne Learning Services for just over four and a half years

Siew Man has been attending English classes with Horne Learning Services for more than three and a half years

Qi Yao has been attending English classes with Horne Learning Services for more than three and a half years

Sharmayne has been attending English classes with Horne Learning Services for more than three and a half years


2. Most-improved student

Hock Guan was awarded the most-improved student for 2015 at Horne Learning Services

3. Top Contributor

Alya is our top contributor for 2015 at Horne Learning Services

Saturday, 19 March 2016

English Class Presentations 2 - February 2016

Students of Horne Learning Services participated in the 2nd round of English Class Presentations during the last week of February 2016. This followed on from the first edition of English Class Presentations in August 2015.

Tuesday night class photo after English Class Presentations 2

The main goal of this exercise is for students to feel confident speaking English in front of others. They also get the chance to share with others what they are passionate about and to hopefully have a little fun in the process.

Here are some photos of the memorable moments from English Class Presentations 2:

Eng Kim showed us his robot during English Class Presentations 2

I played a bit of football with Qi Yao during English Class Presentations 2

For English Class Presentations 2, Sharmayne showed her stamp collection to the class

Joshua brought ice-cream for everyone during English Class Presentations 2

My girls thought it would be fun to show their Barbie doll's bum in English Class Presentations 2!

Justin brought another one of his lego creations to English Class Presentations 2

Aceline went roller skating around the classroom during English Class Presentations 2

Wednesday night adult class after English Class Presentations 2

Adam introduced everyone to his cat during English Class Presentations 2

Aqeel showed us some of his favourite toys at English Class Presentations 2

Ms. Lai delighted us with more of her lovely paintings in English Class Presentations 2

This is the moment where Xin Yan shared about free hugs and promptly received one from Lily in English Class Presentations 2

Enjoying some refreshments with the Thursday night adult class after English Class Presentations 2

English Class Presentations 2 saw Amanda bring along her toy poodle

Isaac shared a nice presentation about pizza and then distributed some with the class during English Class Presentations 2

Friday night class after English Class Presentations 2

Jun Hao fascinated us with a huge volume of his family history during English Class Presentations 2

Eugene fired some bullets from his nerf gun at English Class Presentations 2

Cheng Ze and his robots at English Class Presentations 2

The Saturday 4pm class after English Class Presentations 2

Monday, 14 March 2016

Our policy on replacement classes

Replacement classes for students are usually difficult to plan and can cause some confusion. This is our policy on replacement classes at Horne Learning Services.

As we continue to grow and teach English to increasing numbers of students, in addition to our classes at home we also have a number of private classes and are involved in corporate English training at various companies from time to time each year. 

With that said, most of our students/parents understand that if they cannot attend a class, it will be missed and they will move on to next week. However, we have always tried our best to accommodate requests for replacement classes.



Following is our policy on replacement classes:

* It remains the responsibility of the student/parents to send their children to the class they are registered for

* Those who do not attend their class without giving us any reason will not be offered a replacement class

* We strongly urge you to let us know in advance (ie. at the beginning of the week) if you can't attend a class so that we have more options to arrange a replacement class for you. We can be contacted by whatsapp, facebook, sms or phonecall

* We will try our best to find a suitable class for your replacement. However, all of our classes are fully booked so it may not be possible

* We only offer replacement classes for the same week. We have a prepared syllabus specific for each weekly lesson, so to avoid confusion we will not be entertaining requests for replacement classes to be conducted on different weeks



Do contact us if you have any questions about our policy on replacement classes and we will be happy to discuss or clarify it further with you.


Monday, 15 February 2016

Monkey Sound Competition Winners

We had lots of fun during the first week of February with the Monkey Sound Competition. All students entered for a chance to win some prizes.



Students simply had to imitate the sound of a monkey with the option of making some actions too. The 6 best monkey sounds are captured here on short videos.


WINNER: CHENG ZE
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Winner Cheng Ze with 5th placed Ye Yang


2ND PLACE: AIRIEL
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2nd placed Airiel



3RD PLACE: JUN HAO
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3rd placed Jun Hao



4TH PLACE: ISAAC
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4th placed Isaac


5TH PLACE: YE YANG
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5th placed Ye Yang with the winner Cheng Ze


6TH PLACE: KHAI WEN
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6th placed Khai Wen


Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all students for taking part!