On behalf of the school, my warmest greetings to all! I hope all Yuhuans had a wonderful break with family, all ready to start a new school year. To all our new Secondary One students and family looking forward to the new adventure in Yuhua Secondary: my heartiest welcome!
For Yuhuans who have been here for a number of years, you would know that I start every year with a new rallying theme. The rallying theme is one to unify and to give each and every one of us a common purpose, as we gather as one school and to help every Yuhuan in the community learn and flourish.
This aligns with our school vision – A Community Where Learners Flourish. A guiding principle in which I lead Yuhua Secondary, is for the school to always prepare our students well for the future: to guard and thrive against the triple evils of I-C-U – 1) Individualism, 2) Change and Uncertainty and 3) Unhealthy Well Being Trends.
We work as one team and community, to build students with empathy to care about their own well-being, and for the larger community and causes around them. Beyond individual gains and wants, we must build in our Yuhuans the psyche to look out for others around them – to employ the knowledge, skills and dispositions they learnt, to innovate adaptively to make a difference to the world around them. When you scan the educational and societal landscape, one can see clearly how much more complex the world is. The world is evolving rapidly, and we read daily in the news on new economic disruptions, political upheavals and social challenges facing us. It is only by the collective strength of the community, can we battle against I-C-U and the evils of various unhealthy well-being trends that abound.
It is with this context in mind, that I proudly share that our rallying theme for 2024 is ‘Braving the Future: The Courage to Care, Connect, Contribute’. This rallying theme revolves around the mission of the school, our core purpose to build every Yuhuan to Care, Connect and Contribute. This is a mission that resonates with students, staff and different stakeholders, and I am excited how we can build each Yuhuan to be courageous changemakers with the passion to make a difference.
In 2024, I look forward to how the school (alongside families as the most crucial stakeholders) to build on the foundations we’ve laid, to inspire each individual and the school community to have the Courage to Care, Connect and Contribute. If you refer to Annex A at the end of this letter, we celebrate the various student and staff achievements in Term 4 2023. Our students and staff are making a large impact in their various areas of strength, and I encourage all parents to follow our website, Facebook (@yuhuass) and Instagram (@yuhuasecondaryschool) sites, as we continue to celebrate the achievements of our Yuhuan community over the year.
I hope you are as excited as I am with 2024, and I look forward to your continued support and partnership in your child / ward’s education journey at Yuhua Secondary. Let’s work together to Brave the Future, with The Courage to Care, Connect and Contribute!
Mr Kevin Pang
Principal, Yuhua Secondary School
YHSS 2024 Term 1 Letter