A warm welcome to our Sec 1 students and also welcome back our Sec 2s to 5s to an exciting year in Bedok South Secondary! We are sure you have had a good break, spending time with those whom you hold dear.
To our Sec 1 students, take the time to familiarise yourselves to the new school environment, enjoy making new friends and learning new subjects in your journey with us. To our Sec 2 to 5 students, the new year is a time to start on a clean slate, setting new targets for yourselves and striving to achieve excellence in all you do. Throughout your journey, remember that you will always have caring teachers who will work with your parents and family members to help you build character and develop you into leaders of tomorrow who will serve with conviction, thus fulfilling our school mission.
2018 is going to be an exciting year for Singapore as the country takes over chairmanship of ASEAN. The themes for Singapore’s chairmanship of ASEAN are resilience and innovation – resilience to deal with the threats ASEAN is faced with; and innovation so that we can progress together, especially in this digital economy. PM Lee Hsien Loong has likened ASEAN to a lifeboat for all the 10 countries in Southeast Asia, allowing our voices to be heard in the world, helping us manage our issues amongst ourselves and improve the lives of people in our respective countries. ASEAN, which turned 50 in 2017, is thus like a family for countries in this region. Similarly, in Bedok South Secondary, we are a family – a home away from home - for everyone. With dedicated teachers and strong partners, the school is committed to ensure a nurturing and supportive school environment for you.
It is now up to you to make your time in Bedok South Secondary worthwhile. Enjoy the various opportunities to learn, make lots of friends, make mistakes and learn from them. Remember the ICARE values - Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Care. These will be useful in guiding each one of you in your journey as a successful student here.
Have a wonderful 2018!