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Principal's MESSAGE for SEMESTER TWO, 2020:


Dear Parents, Staff and Stephenians,


We welcome all our students back in full force from 29 June, and we are very glad that they are all adjusting well to the new norm in school life. It has been a challenging Term 2 earlier, with each new safe management measure as we battled COVID as one united nation, then progressing into Full HBL month as our country's Circuit Breaker kicked in and continuing into an earlier May Holidays. Yet amidst challenges lie the very experiences in which our Stephenians will grow - becoming stronger in determination and more hardy in spirit, and we would like to thank all parents for coming together as we help our students on-board Full HBL well together.


As we move ahead into Phase 2 post-Circuit Breaker, the school is the familiar home-ground for our Stephanians - it is where they meet and socialise with their friends, where their young minds engage in further discovery, creation and problem-solving. We have also started e-CCAs, because that is where our Stephanians can further pursue their interests and passions. It is especially important that they can lead this normalcy of life, with adaptations, as much as possible. 


We are also very happy to share with parents out there who are thinking about the potential school for their children entering Primary 1 next year, and while we are not able to host a physical visit at St. Stephen's, we have put together a heartful sampling of the Stephanian Experience into an E-Open House. We hope that we will see them joining us as the youngest Stephanians next year. And for our current Stephanians, they can also re-connect with the meaning of being Stephanian and Lasallian by visiting the E-Open House page too!


Our graduating Class of 2020 is also gearing up in their preparation of final examinations and they will soon bid goodbye to their time here. We encourage all of them to spur on, aim high, and most important of all have that strength of character, humility of mind and bigness of heart to always care for one another and when they graduate, be men of integrity and men for others. They would then have truly entered to learn and be leaving to serve.


Cedere et Servire

To Believe and To Serve


Miss Loh Sing Huay

Principal





Principal's Earlier MESSAGE for SEMESTER ONE, 2020:


Dear Parents, Staff and Stephenians,


As 2019 draws to a close, we celebrate and give thanks. 2019 has been a special year for all Lasallians as we mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers and Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. It is a Jubilee Year, the Year of Lasallian vocations. Throughout the year and around the world, events and celebrations are honouring our common Lasallian mission of Faith, Service and Community. It is a year not only to honour La Salle’s impact and mission, but to marvel at the vastness and work of the Lasallian network which teaches more than 900,000 students across 80 countries worldwide. It is a reminder that regardless of our backgrounds, we are all one, working together for the common good.


We in St. Stephen’s School are very blessed to be part of this worldwide family. Our P6 2019 boys have just graduated, and we hope that they will continue to be inspired by the Lasallian Philosophy of Faith, Service and Community. They have blossomed and are ready to embark on their next phase of growth and development. New challenges and opportunities await them. We wish all of them well and hope they will always keep close to their hearts the school values that we have taught them. We hope that they will remember to express gratitude to all the teachers and non-teaching staff who have impacted them in their years at St. Stephen’s, and also thank their family members for playing a crucial role in developing them into fine boys of character.


As we commence the year 2020, we remind ourselves of our roots and mission. St. Stephen’s is a school of strong traditions and heritage, and we are a family of boys, teachers, non-teaching staff, parents and alumni who hold the Lasallian Philosophy and our School Motto dear. We strive to collectively create the St. Stephen’s experience that shapes our boys into Men of Integrity and Men for Others. Anchored in strong values, our boys will be able to make the difficult but right decisions always, and be an inspiration to family and friends. One day, in the footsteps of their seniors and old boys, they will step forth to serve the community, nation and even the world.


In the words of our School Motto Cedere et Servire: To Believe and To Serve.


Miss Loh Sing Huay 

Principal