SLI will always hold a special place in my heart. I am currently a teacher myself in the Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore and I am so grateful when I look back to the strong education that SLI has given me. SLI gave me an all-rounded experience. Not only did I get the most dedicated team of teachers among all the different subjects, but I also appreciate all the character-building foundation as well as the performing arts opportunities SLI provided. These experiences inspired me to pursue music performance and education. With a 4-year scholarship I received from Boston University, I completed a bachelors in Piano Performance and a Masters in Music Education. It is very rewarding to see that I can now share the knowledge I have learned to other children. Dealing with 700 students from around the world at my current job, I get to use the languages and cultural awareness that I have gained at SLI – a school that planted a passion for education in me.
SLI had made me become who I am today, gave me a lot of real friends who would stick together even till today. I enjoyed my stay in SLI and I had been in SLI ever since they opened. I saw SLI growing from the first day they opened till I graduated. Most of my memories are placed in SLI and most of them were good memories. Overall SLI had been a great impact on my life and I will always remember that.
My time in SLI was truly a memorable time. My character was built mentally and spiritually. This is where I found my lifelong friends. My academic knowledge rose incredibly, from the guy who almost fails every class to an engineer.
I spent almost one-third of my life here in SLI, it was definitely not easy to just forget all the memories and the people here I met here. My stay in SLI was a long 6 years and yet a short one. It was long because of all the exams and assignments. Short because of the lifelong friendships, memories and the amazing things I learned here. I’m glad that I enjoyed the little things that I had here and I wouldn’t trade the moments I experienced for anything. Lentera will forever be my home, thank you for shaping who I am today.
SLI felt like family to me because of how tight-knit the community is. I felt like my teachers genuinely cared for me and supported me throughout every step, always there for me whenever I stumbled or needed advice! As a batch, my friends and I were inseparable. We were with each other through thick and thin, during and beyond our time in SLI. It is a solid support system, one that reminds me to be humble and to do everything with love. I’m grateful to have been surrounded by people who have made me the person I am today.