Happy New Year to you! May 2017 bring you joy, good health and lots of success.
It gives me great pleasure to join Hougang Secondary (HS) as its third principal. HS prides itself as a school which espouses the GRC (Gratitude, Respect and Compassion) values. I got to experience this first-hand when I walked through the school gates in December 2016. I was pleasantly surprised when I was greeted by a number of students who did not know who I was at that point in time. The respect shown by the students is commendable and is testimony to what the school believes in. 2016 was also a significant year for HS. We were affirmed for our sound processes and good outcomes by the Ministry of Education, and were awarded the School Distinction Award and awards for Best Practices in Teaching & Learning, Student All-Round Development and Character & Citizenship Education. This attainment would not have been possible if not for the good work of our committed staff, both teaching and non-teaching, and the strong leadership of Mr Ng Tiong Nam.
I would also like to thank you, our parents, for believing and supporting us. As a parent, you are the key navigator of your child’s growth. Your child will benefit the most when we put him/her at the heart of what we do, and when we understand our shared responsibilities for your child and work together to bring out the best in him/her. Having a close partnership with us will help you to better understand your child’s learning experience in school, so that you could provide him/her the necessary family care, support and reinforcement at home.
Once again parents, I wish you and your child the very best in 2017. Do continue to work closely with the school as we strive to develop your child into a GRC STAR! Thank you.
Mr Ari Manickam