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Principal's Message 2018

Welcome to the Evergreen Secondary School website! Mr Vincent Toh.JPG

Foreword to students

Igniting Curiosity

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. 

Walt Disney

There is innate curiosity in everyone.  When conceiving the theme for the year, we chose the word ‘ignite’.   We want to light up the curiosity that we all have. The following are some practical steps we can take to achieve this:

Be interested in your own learning.  Empower yourself with the necessary knowledge and tools to examine your own learning.  In every topic, find out where you are, where you are going, and what you need to do to get there.   Be proactive to seek out new knowledge while clarifying your own thoughts about them.  As you do so, you will soon develop a critical mind and gain a deep sense of fulfilment.

Be willing to explore and experiment.   Ask yourself what you need to do differently to improve a particular situation.  Be bold in sharing your ideas with your teachers and peers in class and at various platforms such as CCAs and VIA projects.  And after having examined the possibilities, have the courage to put the ideas to test.  You may not always succeed but never let the failures deter you.  In due course, you will gain in confidence and develop a desire to improve continually.

Develop a sense of purpose.  Find out what you are passionate about, and how you can use your strengths to serve others.  When you pay careful attention, you will become sensitive to the needs of others.  Ask yourself what you can do to make a difference.  You may not have a clear idea of what you want to do in life yet, but you will soon realise you can make a difference wherever you are.

Finally, you will need friends and loved ones to walk with you and spur you on as you “move forward”, “open new doors” and “do new things”.  And you can always count on your teachers to guide you along.  That is what we are here for. 

Let’s look forward to a fruitful year. It will inevitably involve a lot of hard work on your part, but take on the “new paths”.  2018 will be a fulfilling journey with many joys.

Vincent Toh