Matriculation & Orientation January 2017
SHATEC conducts matriculation very quarter to orientate new students and help them start their course on the right footing. We welcomed our January 2017 intake on the morning of 12 January 2017 with lively address on the origins of the school and the SHATEC team. Both parents and students were warmly received and presented with a Welcome Kit comprising:
- Start of School Essentials (timetable, booklist, etc)
- SHATEC Notebook (a handy diary for daily notes)
- SHATEC Lapel Pin (an initiation gift into the SHATEC family)
The new students were also introduced to the key academic personnel and their trainers during the talk. In the second half of the day, the students were served a sumptuous buffet lunch prepared by their seniors (existing SHATEC students), followed by ice-breaking and bonding activities led by the Student Support Services team. As a special surprise, the students were also treated to an exciting game of laser-tag, a popular interactive game in Singapore, which is played indoors where players attempt to score points by tagging targets and opponents with a Phaser gun. The purpose of the activity was to instil notion of teamwork, which is an important value for all aspiring hospitality professionals. The highly realistic combat simulation soon had the students deeply engaged and valuable friendships were forged as they worked together to overcome obstacles to complete the challenging gameplay.