June 18, 2021
Dear Parents, Staff, and Friends
It has been a difficult and challenging year for all of us as we adapt to pandemic life. We cannot change external circumstances but we can change how we respond to difficulties and remain steadfast towards the hardships we face. My sympathies lie with financially hard-hit families but as a responsible adult, it is important to take positive lessons from others while disregarding negative influences.
This year parents and students have had to adapt to online learning which of course is very different from traditional in-person teaching methods. Overall, online learning is simply a temporary solution and will never be able to fully replace normal teaching. Parents have undoubtedly raised more concerns rather than giving praise regarding online learning.Our school team will keep supporting the online learning for parents.
Moreover, the way in which we can all end pandemic life and return to some normality is to take the vaccine. However, it baffles me just how hesitant people have been in doing so. Are people ignorant of modern science? This raises the point that perhaps students should be introduced to simple scientific concepts such as virus, bacteria, vaccine etc. at a younger age. No doubt the sooner we all get vaccinated the sooner we can return to normal times. As good citizens, it is our moral and civic duty to act in accordance with the greater good of the wider community as we are all in this together.
We are certainly not out of the woods yet and we should all continue to practice social distancing and good personal hygiene in order to limit the spread of Covid-19. We need to develop a risk-based mindset and stay on our guard, stay healthy and keep up regular exercise. We should continue to develop and nurture our social and personal relationships, even if this means only through a virtual channel.
Lastly, I wish everyone well and hope we can all stay strong together and overcome the challenges and obstacles ahead. Above all, we should encourage protecting ourselves and the wider community by getting the vaccine. Let’s weather the pandemic storm together.
Thank you very much
Dr. Andrew Wan