TWSS HOUSE RENAMING COMPETITION Vote now & stand to win attractive prizes!
Why change the House names?• We are re-launching our House system to offer – More house-related activities & more areas to be included for house points – More leadership & participation opportunities – More recognition & reward• New House names will reflect a fresh start!
HOUSE RE-NAMING CONTEST(1) Vote by SMS to 8140 3531 in the format House_<Proposal No.>_<your name>_<class > e.g. House 1 Lee Wei Ling 2H(2) Vote through LEAD portal www.lead.com.sg with log-in ID: NRIC No. and school ID: twss and click on ‘House Re-naming Survey’ Proposal 1: Proposal 2: Proposal 3:Outstanding People Famous Mountains Precious Gemstones OWENS EVEREST RUBY SWARNER ELBRUS SAPPHIRE ROOSEVELT McKINLEY EMERALD CHURCHILL KILIMANJARO TOPAZ
What you stand to win• Results of voting will be released by 5 April 2012• 5 students who voted for the final House names will stand to win a mystery prize in a luck draw!
Proposal 1: Outstanding People• Naming houses after outstanding individuals who have overcome challenges in their lives to achieve excellence in different ways, anchored by strong values and sound character.• Each of them have, in their own ways, exhibited our school values of Resilience, Integrity, Synergy and Excellence and serve as models to inspire us.
Proposal 1: Outstanding People OWENS SWARNERIn 1936, Jesse Owens went against Nazi leader Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor toHitler by taking part in the Olympics. By then, complete the 7 summits, the highest peakshe had already broken records in the long of the 7 continents from 2002 to 2007. He isjump, 220 yard dash, and the 220 yard low an inspirational person who had exhibitedhurdles. Despite the racial hatred all around life values strongly. There is strong resiliencehim in Hitlers Germany, Owens fought hard shown here, in surviving the harsh andand won a total of four gold medals. Showing threatening conditions on Mt Everest, whiletremendous resilience, integrity in his pursuit emotionally enduring theof excellence in athletics, Owens rose treatment for cancer.above the scorn and challenges tovictory and success.
Proposal 1: Outstanding People CHURCHILL ROOSEVELTWidely regarded as one of the greatest Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President ofwartime leaders of the century, Winston the United States of America. He was notedChurchill served as Prime Minister of Great for his exuberant personality, range ofBritain twice (1940-45 and 1951-1955). He is interests and achievements. His achievementsthe only British Prime Minister to have as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, andreceived the Nobel Prize in Literature. soldier are as much a part of his fame as anyChurchill exhibited excellence and leadership office he held as a politician. Roosevelt was ain the most influential way, giving hope to the good leader who sought topeople during times of fear understand other people’sand despair. needs and wants.
Proposal 2: Famous Mountains• Mountains have always been a universal symbol of majesty, and ascending one has always been epitomised as a true test of tenacity, resilience and fortitude.• Reaching its peak, which indeed require integrity and synergy, also represents the spirit of excellence and progress in overcoming a series of obstacles to emerge
Proposal 2: Famous Mountains EVEREST ELBRUSMount Everest is the earth’s highest mountain Mt Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europewith a peak at 8,848 metres above sea level. It at 5642 m. It is located in the westernis located in the Mahalangur section of the Caucasus mountain range in Russia.Himalayas. In 1865, Everest was given its The name Elbrus is a metathesis of Alborzofficial name by the Royal Geographical which is derived from that of a legendarySociety upon a recommendation by Andrew mountain in Iranian mythology.Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India.Waugh named the mountain after hispredecessor in the post, Sir George Everest.
Proposal 2: Famous Mountains KILIMANJARO McKINLEYMt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Mt McKinley is the highest mountain in NorthAfrica at 5,895 m above sea level. It is located America at 6,194 m. It is located in Alaska.in Tanzania. In the late 1890s, a gold prospector name itIt is unknown where the name originates. “McKinley” as political support for thenEuropean explorers had adopted the name by president William McKinley1860 and reported that it was its Swahiliname.
Proposal 3: Precious Gemstones• Gemstones are mineral crystals that have the desirable characteristics of strength, colour, and brilliance, and are usually formed in the Earth’s crust under the effects of pressure and temperature. Symbolically, they represent strength of character forged by resilience and integrity.• In the hands of a skilful craftsman equipped with the appropriate tools, the excellence of the gemstones are revealed in its full brilliance, revealing the sound attributes within.• Our students are like unpolished gems who will, under the committed guidance and care of their teacher, develop their brilliance and allow their full potential to shine from within.