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Principal's Message for 2021


2021 marks the 110th anniversary for Zhonghua Secondary School. We have much to be proud of and thankful for as we celebrate this special occasion as a Zhonghua family.   


As one of the oldest schools in Singapore, Zhonghua’s history is closely inter-twined with that of Singapore. Like Singapore, our history is a story of hope and resilience in the face of change and challenges. Over the many decades, we continue our unwavering belief in providing quality education and opportunities that would empower young people to make good decisions for themselves and the society. We are proud to have nurtured generations of Scholars and Leaders who give back to the community and society in their own ways. Through dedication and relentless effort, the school continues to grow from strength to strength. Zhonghua’s achievements are the fruits of the perseverance and hard work of our past and present School Leaders, School Advisory Committee members, staff, alumni, parents and students. 


As 2021 beckons, we look back on 2020 with gratitude. 2020 was an unprecedented year, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many aspects of our lives. We took on the challenges as a school community. Despite the disruptions, we gained much as we embraced new learning and supported one another. Our staff and teachers demonstrated commitment and adaptability as they innovated and collaborated in order to provide meaningful and continued learning for our students. Our Zhonghuarians showed discipline and perseverance as they adapted to the many changes that were made in order to keep them safe and help them to learn well. Throughout these trying times, the strong sense of community and culture of care among the members of the Zhonghua family was palpable. For all these and more, we are thankful. 


We also look forward to the new year with excitement. With the nation and world battling the COVID-19 crisis, 2021 will not be without challenges, but it will also bring new possibilities and opportunities. What we make of the year ultimately depends on our ability to see hope and find meaning in the things we do. The rich learning for staff and students in 2020 had given us new insights in envisioning what the future of education may look like. We will continue to refine our programmes and re-design learning experiences for our students to that they are able to develop critical competencies that will serve them well in school, at the workplace and as they learn for life. In preparing our students for a future of unlimited opportunities and new challenges, we will continue to provide them with a well-rounded education that not only develops their interests in both academic and broader areas of endeavour, but also strengthens their character. In doing so, we hope that Zhonghuarians will truly live up to our school’s vision as Scholars • Leaders  [博学领袖]. 


As we celebrate 110 years of heritage and excellence in the midst of an on-going pandemic, what we had achieved in 2020 affirms our purpose and commitment, and serves as a reminder to the Zhonghua family that we will be able to overcome any challenge so long as we stand united as one and move forward with hope and resilience. But more importantly, beyond a celebration of an anniversary, we celebrate our heritage, our people, and our aspirations for Zhonghua and Zhonghuarians.


Wishing all a healthy and happy 2021!

 

Ms Cindy Low

Principal

2021年是中华中学创校110周年。在举校欢庆之际,我们心存感恩,并以身为中华的一份子为豪。  

中华中学是新加坡历史最悠久的学府之一。就如新加坡的历史一样,中华的历史写满了一代代人如何以希望与坚韧迎向挑战与转变的故事。在这段历程中,中华一直秉持信念,为年轻一代提供优质的教育,让他们能为自己、为社会做出明智的决定。我们培养了一代代的博学领袖,他们通过自己的方式为社区、为社会作出贡献,我们为他们感到自豪。在无私的奉献与不懈的努力下,中华的团队日趋壮大。我们今日的成就,是历代学校领导、学校咨询委员会、教职员、校友、家长和学生努力与坚持的成果。  

在迎来2021年之际,我们心怀感恩地回顾2020年。2020年是史无前例的一年,一场冠病疫情改变了每个人的生活。我们共同面对这次的挑战,虽受到种种干扰,却收获颇丰。我们学会了彼此扶持,也接受了新的学习方式。为了让学生保持对学习的热忱,我们的教职员积极地适应变化,彼此合作去创新和做出调整。而我们的学生在适应这些改变时,也表现出了高度的自律与韧性。在这段艰难的日子中,我们深刻体会到了中华这个大家庭的凝聚力,以及成员之间相互的关爱。对此,我们满怀感谢。  

回顾之余,我们也展望新一年的到来。在我国与全世界为冠病疫情奋战的大背景下,可以预见2021年依旧会是极具挑战的一年。它虽然充满变数,却也为我们带来了无限的契机与可能。这一年能取得什么成果,完全取决于我们的心态。我们的教职员和学生在2020年收获了丰富的学习经验,而这些经验为我们在重新规划未来的教育面貌时提供了新的视角与借鉴。学校会继续调整课程内容与各项活动,也会重新设计学习体验,旨在培养学生在学校、职场以及终生学习时能运用的关键技能。未来充满了挑战与机遇,学生需做好准备去应对。为此,我们会继续提供全面的教育,除了培养学生学术与其他方面的兴趣与能力,也培养他们良好的品德,让所有的毕业生都成为博学领袖。

 在超过一个世纪的发展历程中,中华积累了丰厚的文化遗产,也取得了卓越的成就。我们在2020年的优异表现又一次肯定了我们的决心与付出。在欢庆110周年的当儿,希望大家谨记,冠病疫情仍然存在,而只有团结一致,我们才能克服困难,满怀希望并坚韧不拔地迈步前进。我们对中华深厚的历史与文化底蕴感到自豪,珍惜和感恩一代代人的呵护与支持。我们将努力不懈,以实现所定下的愿景。 祝愿大家2021 身体健康, 幸福快乐!

刘淑贞校长