It is truly my pleasure to be appointed the 4th Principal of Bedok Green Secondary School. It is such a fine school that I call it the ‘best kept secret of Bedok’, and some say, the entire eastern part of Singapore. It is a hidden gem but it shall be hidden no more!
There are so many things that the school has done very well. For instance, we have excellent aesthetics programmes for our students. We have a huge drama room, the Black Box, that is equipped with state of the art sound and lighting systems. We also have a dance studio that enables our students to practice their dancing in a safe and comfortable place. It is not surprising that our Drama and Dance CCAs were awarded the Certificate of Distinction in the last SYF competition. Students from the Performing Arts CCAs also put up a school musical at the Kallang Theater and organise the hugely successful Arts Festival every other year. All these are well supported by many of our alumni who are established dancers, musicians and actors / actresses.
It is scientifically proven that physical health affects one’s academic performance. Hence, we take physical education, especially outdoor education, very seriously. The school has just installed our brand new rock wall in August 2018 and our new Indoor Sports Hall will be completed by July 2019. One of our teachers has also just returned from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, with a Master of Physical Education. With state of the art facilities coupled with expert knowledge in physical and outdoor education, I believe the school will soar to greater heights in this area.
However, the most important factor of a school is neither its facilities nor its programme. The most important factor is the teachers. Bedok Green Secondary School is full of committed and dedicated teachers who will not hesitate to go the extra mile for their students. The teachers are caring and mission-driven. As long as the students are willing to learn and to put in the hard work, the teachers will always be there for them and with them. When it comes to qualifications, 1 in 4 of our teaching staff have a Master degree. Some even have double Master degrees. We also have teachers who have won prestigious awards like the President's Award for Teachers.
2019 will be an exciting year for Bedok Green Secondary School. It is because we will be launching our #MyDreamSchool campaign. The entire school, both staff members and students, will ‘dream’ together and collectively write the next chapter of the school’s history. There are many exciting things lined up for all of us. If you are our student, I want to urge you to rise up and be part of this campaign. If you are our potential student, I encourage you to join us and be part of this history defining moment!
Mr Boy Eng Seng