School Leaders' Weekly
We hope that everyone had a good break last week. This week is a short week as well for the P1 to P5 pupils as the PSLE Oral Examinations will be held on Thursday and Friday.
Many of us would have watched the National Day Parade last week either on television or live at the Float@Marina Bay. It was a beautiful show, featuring ordinary Singaporeans who had overcome adversities in their lives. It reminds us to have hope and pursue our dreams, to be strong and resilient, and to be there for our families, friends and our community. We shared with our upper primary pupils recently that we may all not become inventors nor make radical changes in this world but we can, as ordinary people, just like the individuals featured in the show, do simple things that will make our lives and that of the people around us better. Singapore has come a long way and the way forward is for each and every one of us to continue do our best for ourselves, our families, our community and our country.
For those who watched the parade, you would have seen our children performing on stage. We are very proud of them; they worked very hard to perform their best at the show. At the end of the show, there were mixed feelings of happiness that the final show was over, and sadness of missing the enjoyable times they have had throughout their journey. They learnt new things, made new friends and created beautiful memories. We are sure this experience is something they will never forget for the rest of their lives. We would like to use this opportunity to thank all the parents who have been supportive of your children. Another group of people we must express our appreciation to is our teachers and support staff who have been accompanying the children and ensuring their safety during all the rehearsals. Thank you everyone for your hard work and efforts!
Teachers’ Day is approaching and we would like to strongly encourage our children to express their appreciation to their teachers. Children may pen their well-wishes and post them on the school website. Alternatively, they may want to present their teachers with handmade cards or gifts.Children are strongly discouraged from purchasing expensive gifts for the teachers.
Hari Raya Haji
22nd of August is Hari Raya Haji. It is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice and marks the end of the Muslims annual pilgrimage to Mecca. On behalf of all Southviens, we would like to wish our Muslim Southviens “Eid Mubarak”.