On 1 August 2017, Sinarmas World Academy (SWA) welcomed the delegates from Seoul National University Elementary School (SNUES), Korea. Seoul National University Elementary School (SNUES) was founded in April 1895 and is widely considered to be the most prestigious school in South Korea. The Elementary School is affiliated with Seoul National University, which is listed in the world’s top 10 toughest universities.
SWA is very honoured to have received SNUES Principal, Mr. Lee Hyeongrae, who was accompanied by Ms. Shin Eunyoung, Business Manager and Ms. Kim Jiyoon, Chief of International Education. The short but fruitful visit began with a warm welcome ceremony led by the ES and MSHS students. They showcased the rich culture of Indonesia through song and dance. They were followed by the speeches from the SWA Chairman of Board, Mr. Anton Mailoa; SWA EY ES Co-Principal, Ms. Kelly Hon; and last but not the least, the SNUES Principal, Mr. Lee Hyeongrae.
The SNUES delegates were also given a school tour after the welcome ceremony. It was made extra special by the friendly smiles of the SWA community and some hugs from the EY ES students. The two schools then had an extensive meeting, discussing about the future cooperation. Both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding and as the visit came to a close, SWA and SNUES were equally enthusiastic about the programme and this new partnership was indeed a good start for the new academic year in SWA.