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First and foremost, I would like to extend my appreciation for your continued partnership with us in your child’s educational journey. It is my honour to lead the school again this year alongside the teachers to nurture our students. As we bid farewell to the 2017 cohort of P6 pupils, I warmly welcome the new 2018 P1 cohort into our JWPS family.
2017 was a joyous year indeed. As we reflect and celebrate the achievements of our school, we can rejoice for having achieved good results in PSLE. Kudos to our students, teachers and parents who have worked hard to achieve this academic success! 2017 was also the year that our Soccer Boys Junior Team made school history by achieving third place in the National Soccer Championship despite having only their dedicated teachers to coach them. We applaud and congratulate our students for their outstanding sportsmanship and perseverance in the pursuit of excellence.
JWPS saw some changes and new initiatives last year. For the first time, we celebrated special events differently. For instance, Teachers’ Day was celebrated with individual class parties and on Children’s Day, we organised a carnival for our students to play fun games like bouncy castles while enjoying free ice-creams and candy floss. To keep up with time and embrace digital payments, we also introduced the Smart Buddy Watch launched under the POSB Smart Buddy programme. The watch helps our students track their savings and spending habits. On 24 to 29 November, we brought some students on a 6D5N learning journey to Hong Kong. It was a memorable and good learning experience for our students as they immersed themselves in the rich cultures of Hong Kong and gained precious knowledge and friendship through school and cultural visits.
A brand new 2018 has started and we look forward to a special year as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our school. As part of the celebration, we will be staging a musical production and hence create a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase their talents and shine like stars. Also, our students can look forward to participate in a homecoming carnival that will be filled with fun games and activities. To commemorate this special event, we will also be launching our official JWPS Alumni Association this year and I would like to take this opportunity to reach out to all former students of JWPS to be a part of the alumni and connect back with your alma mater.
Having said all that, I am pleased to announce that we are kicking in 2018 with new school values and vision. In JWPS, we desire to develop each student into becoming a Learner, a Thinker and a Leader. We will espouse the new core values, THInKER, which represents T -Teamwork, H – Honesty, In – Innovativeness, K – Kindness, E – Enthusiasm and R – Respect.
I hope 2018 brings with it a year of significance and new opportunities for JWPS and I look forward to leading JWPS into a school where students develop into reflective learners, creative thinkers and selfless leaders.