Welcome back from your September break.
As you begin the final lap of your 2018 academic year, it is also timely to reflect on your past few terms and even years in the school. The efforts you have put into your studies, CCA and other endeavours will have begun to bear fruit, regardless of whether the results are already apparent to you. The most important changes, in fact, are probably defined by how your character has been shaped by your journey so far. Following mistakes and disappointments, some of you may have become more resilient as you learned how to persevere and pick yourselves up even when the going got tough. Following success, some of you may have appreciated the importance of the support you received along the way, and the value of humility. Witnessing the ups and downs of your peers, some of you also grew by lending a helping hand, and offering care and empathy.
On the last day of Term 3, the graduating classes celebrated Graduation Day. As we watched the appreciation videos that each class had made, we were struck by how diverse their experiences have been, and how closely knit their friendships have become. Most of all, we were heartened by how our graduating students have matured over their years with us, and how they have, in their own ways, become leaders who serve with conviction.
We hope that every cohort continues to enjoy school and grow through enriching experiences with us. As we enter Term 4, consider how your unique journey in BDS so far has progressed, and how you can draw lessons and strength from both its highlights and low points. As you consolidate your learning, you will become better able to focus on and attain your goals.
Best of luck for your final examinations of the year, School Leaders Bedok South Secondary School