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新年伊始,满怀着对新学年美好的憧憬,我们回到了所有光华人共同的家园。在此,我要代表全校师生感谢刚刚离任的蔡颐龄校长。她在过去的七年里,秉着对教育事业的执着和对自己母校的热爱,乘风破浪、坚韧不拔,带领光华学校不断前进。学校近年来的每一项成就,每一个变化,每一次发展,都包含着蔡校长的心血和奉献。她对学校的无私付出与倾情奉献,所有光华人将铭记于心。

开学之际,学校在全国进入解封第三阶段的情况下迎来新学年的开始,但我们必须继续提高警惕,遵循安全管理措施,以防止新冠疫情卷土重来。去年,全体师生在疫情的笼罩下,相互扶持、展现韧性,共同勇敢面对新常态,体现了“诚以待人,毅以处事”的光华精神。

“诚毅”是先辈们在创办光华学校时所立之校训。二字充分体现了先辈们待人处事的原则和信念。我希望孩子无论是在学习生活中,或人生道路上,都能秉承诚恳待人,自强不息的精神。教育孩子做一个诚恳的人,其重要性不言而喻。为人诚恳的孩子会受到他人的信任、尊重和欢迎。同样的,毅力对孩子的成长具有重要的意义。培养了韧性,孩子才能够在面对困难时不轻言放弃,坚持下去。

父母皆盼子女成龙成凤,希望孩子能出人头地。身为校长,我不仅仅是希望我们的孩子学业有成,更要求他们品行端正。学校一向坚信“育人先育德”的重要性。因为一个人的人生观、价值观正确了,才不会在人生的道路上走错方向。

教育工作任重道远,它不能只靠学校的力量。我深信,在福建会馆、校友会、家长会以及各合作伙伴的支持与配合下,我们将继续滋润光华今日的幼苗成为明日的参天大树!

 

方小龙校长



With the dawn of a new year, we return to the home of our Kong Hwaian family filled with hope and aspirations for the new school year ahead. On behalf of the school, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our outgoing principal Mrs Cheong Ye Ling, for her contributions to the school over the past seven years. Her passion for the education profession and her alma mater is inspiring, steering Kong Hwa through changes in the education landscape - always adapting, always forward-looking. Each achievement and development in the school embodies her efforts and sacrifice, and they are her legacy that every Kong Hwaian will appreciate.

The start of school coincides with Singapore’s Phase 3 reopening. While appreciating the gradual easing of restrictions, we should continue to be vigilant. Safe Management Measures in school will continue, to prevent the resurgence of Covid-19 that we have fought so hard to keep at bay. Over the past extraordinary year, teachers and students alike have worked hard and done well, and I have faith that they will continue to do so. The camaraderie extended to peers and the community, and the resilience in adapting quickly and effectively to the new normal – all these exemplify the Kong Hwa spirit.

“Sincerity and Perseverance” is our school motto. Both are values that our founders hope Kong Hwaians would embody in word and deed. To be sincere is to be trusted, respected, and welcome by all. To persevere is to face difficulties resolutely, and to adopt a can-do attitude no matter the challenge. Be it in academia or in life, I trust our Kong Hwaians will continue to live out these values, and be the best they can be.

All parents want the best for their children, and for them to be successful. While the definition of success may vary, I believe true success lies not just in moulding exceptional students, but in moulding exceptional people. Character is key, and the school will continue to imbue strong values in our Kong Hwaians and enable them to navigate the future ahead of them confidently.

Education is a calling, yet it also takes a village to raise a child. We cannot do it alone. The school stands ready in partnership with all stakeholders – the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, the Alumni, the Very Supportive Parents and community partners – to mould the future of our nation.

Poon Siow Leng

Principal