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Principal's Message 2020

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Principal's Message 2020

Zhonghua Secondary School has come a long way since its beginnings in 1911. From the time of its founding, the school has recognized the importance of staying relevant and adapted according to the needs of the nation, the community and the students. Under the fine stewardship of Principal Mr Loh Leong Beng, the school has flourished as he led the staff and partnered our stakeholders in providing the students with rich and varied learning experiences that nurture them as “Scholars • Leaders”   [博学 • 领袖] who live by our time-tested motto [礼 义 廉 耻]. We thank Mr Loh for modelling the way in servant leadership and wish him all the best in his retirement!

As a new member of ZHSS, it is my privilege to work alongside the staff and stakeholders as we strive for continuous growth and innovation, and help our students to prepare themselves well for the future. In the last few months, I have had opportunities to interact with the students, staff, parents, and the members of the School Advisory Committee and the Alumni Association. It is evident that there is a strong sense of community and culture of care among the members of the Zhonghua family, and I am deeply touched by the warmth and generosity extended to me. In both words and actions, the staff and students embody the values that ZHSS espouses, and this attests to the strong heritage, school culture and values that others have come to know the school for.

Education in ZHSS has always been guided by our school vision, mission and motto. Moving forward, our focus will continue to be on holistic education for our students with a strong emphasis on character development. The future may be uncertain but it need not cause us anxiety; instead it should evoke excitement as it promises endless possibilities and hope. This is why in ZHSS, we believe in developing in our students the confidence and competencies to not only manage the challenges but more importantly, also leverage the opportunities that the future offers. Our Student-Centric and Future-Ready Curriculum and Signature Programmes, categorized into three broad areas of Science and Technology Education, Glocal Perspectives Education, and Environmental and Sustainability Education, are designed to engage our students actively and meaningfully in their learning. Through these, they develop critical competencies that will serve them well in school, at the workplace and as they learn for life.  

The competencies that our students develop in school enable them to navigate the future; the values that they are anchored on guide them in making good decisions for themselves, and their family, community and nation. In ZHSS, we pay close attention to developing our students’ character and inculcating in them strong values. Having focused on “礼” (Courteous) and “义” (Righteous) in 2018 and 2019 respectively, 2020’s theme will be “廉” (Edified): 方正廉洁. It is a reminder to us that one must have integrity in one’s endeavours, be consistent in words and action, be fair and impartial, and be truthful to self and others.   

As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. We are grateful to have a strong community of staff, parents, School Advisory Committee (SAC), Alumni and partners – both past and present – who support the school’s efforts in developing our students. Our teachers and support staff are dedicated and passionate in nurturing our students. The parents are supportive, and in particular, the members of our Parent Support Group (PSG) tirelessly partner the school in various programmes and activities. Our SAC and Alumni are generous in providing their expertise and resource support in improving the learning environment and enhancing the school experience for our students. In addition, our community and educational partners provide additional valuable learning experiences for our students. Together, we will provide our students with a caring and supportive environment where they can experience the joy of learning, thrive and succeed. 

May 2020 be a joyful and fulfilling year for all of us!

Ms Cindy Low
Principal



2020年校长献辞

中华中学创立于1911年,在百多年的历史当中不断地自我调整与更新,以顺应社会的发展和需求。在前任校长骆良明先生的领导下,学校的发展获得了更大的提升。学校提供多元丰富的学习体验,让学生成为一个德智兼备的博学领袖。我们感谢骆校长对学校所作的贡献,也祝愿他退休生活充实愉快!

我很荣幸能够加入中华这个大家庭。在过去几个月,通过与学生、教职员、家长、咨询委员会委员以及校友的交流,我深深感受到中华群体的关爱精神。对于大家的热情,我深受感动。我也期待接下来与中华家庭一起努力,一起成长。

时代不断改变,中华中学的办学理念却始终植根于传统价值观。未来虽然充满变数,却也提供了契机。因此我们致力于培养学生的自信与能力,以迎接未来的挑战,同时学会把握时机。

我们的课程设计以人为本,侧重学习迎接未来所需的技能。各专属的计划除了灌输学生重要的知识,也培养关键的生活技能,如环境教育、科学素养和世界观。这些能力将让学生终生受用。具备正确价值观、知识和技能,才能让学生在充满未知的环境中进行全方位的思考,做出明智的决定。在中华,我们非常重视学生品格的发展。每年以校训为主题的“年度汉字”就一再提醒着学生修身的重要性。

众志成城,中华今日的成绩离不开具有献身精神的教职员以及大力支持着学校的家长、学校咨询委员会、校友会和学校伙伴。我们会继续与大家携手合作,提供一个让学生能以学习为乐的环境,为中华中学创造一个更美好的未来。

但愿2020年又是丰收的一年!

刘淑贞校长