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School Leaders' Message


Welcome

Happy new year to all BDSians, and a warm welcome to the new additions to our BDS family – our Sec 1 students. To our Sec 1 students, we are happy that you have chosen to join us, and we are looking forward to supporting you in your transition to secondary school life. Your form teachers are keen to get to know you; your subject teachers are excited about introducing you to the many new learning opportunities in the secondary school curriculum; and your seniors are ready to guide, befriend and walk alongside you in your new journey as BDS students.

As we enter the new year, we also celebrate the achievements of our N-level students who have recently received their results and reaped the rewards of their efforts. We look forward to sharing the joy of our O-level students who will in turn be receiving their results in January.

Joy of learning and learning for life

For the rest of our BDS students, 2019 marks the start of the next lap of your growth as well, whether it be in the academic domain, co-curricular areas, or in how you reflect on the development of your own character. To further support you in your holistic learning, we have decided to remove mid-year examinations for Sec 1, Sec 2 and Sec 3 students, so that we will have more time to provide you with regular feedback and deepen the joy of learning throughout the year. Beyond quantitative results, we will help you identify your strengths and areas for improvement through multiple ways, building your capacity for self-directed learning as well. Ultimately, our hope is for each and every one of you to learn for life, ready to tackle the challenges of the future.

May 2019 be a wonderful year for all BDSians. Let us cheer one another on in our new endeavours, persevere during difficult moments, and continue to learn from the failures we encounter and the mistakes we make.

Warm regards,

School Leaders

Bedok South Secondary School