We take a trip down memory lane with one of EtonHouse International School's first graduates, Valerie who graduated from our first campus at EtonHouse Broadrick almost 25 years ago. In this nostalgic and sentimental video with Mrs Ng Gim Choo, she shares her memories as a student and how the EtonHouse philosophy that she has carried over the years inspired her as she revisits the current campus. Valerie's wonderful learning experience at EtonHouse has led her to enrol her daughter in EtonHouse Mountbatten 223. We share more in this article and video.
EtonHouse: How do you feel returning to EtonHouse Broadrick after 25 years?
Valerie: I first started attending EtonHouse Pre-School at Broadrick in the year 1995. After graduating, this is the first time I've actually stepped back into this building. It's been 25 years.
It's a very complicated bag of emotions because there's a very strong sense of familiarity when you look at the environment, but at the same time, I think the color scheme has changed, things look a lot more modern. But you still feel a very strong sense of home because the structure hasn't changed much and the way they designed the place, you can kind of feel the heart that they put into the place.
EtonHouse: What did you like most about your experience at EtonHouse?
Valerie: My fondest memory of EtonHouse would be the classroom lessons. They were very enjoyable, very engaging. I think I could speak on behalf of all the students in my batch, that we all love the teacher so much because they were always very enthusiastic about teaching and they were very encouraging. They always tried to push us to a higher level, but it never felt stressful, it always felt fun and enjoyable, and they were always coming up with a lot of creative games and creative ways of learning.
EtonHouse: Tell us more about your daughter, Edith, and how you decided to enrol her into EtonHouse Mountbatten 223.
Valerie: I decided to enrol Edith into EtonHouse because I think EtonHouse has kept the same culture that I remembered from 25 years ago, which is to make learning enjoyable and fun. And so I want Edith most importantly to take on this love for learning. After looking at many pre-schools, this is probably the only place that I feel still makes learning enjoyable.
EtonHouse: What is something that makes you really proud of as a former student of EtonHouse?
Valerie: Firstly, I would like to say thank you for all the wonderful memories. I may be 30 years old now, but I still remember a lot of my childhood years clearly due to the enjoyable times I had here. And the second thing I would like to say is to keep up the good legacy. I'm waiting for the day when Edith comes back from school excitedly telling me, "oh mommy, mommy, I did this at school today. I had so much fun today.” So I hope this continues for generations to come.