The new academic year has started with half-day schooling and no extra-curricular activities. It is better than zooming. At least we can see the students face to face and hear the normal sounds of school life. We are all looking forward to full day school, sooner rather than later. Nevertheless, we appreciate this should be done only when health experts believe it is safe to do so.
The wearing of masks is well observed. Staff are becoming experts in identifying the students despite the masks.
It was possible to stage some events while observing social distancing as much as possible. The managers of our eight Lasallian schools attended a seminar on their roles and duties as well as an introduction to the new Security Law. The Lasallian Education Council was also able to meet as was the management committees of our schools.
Chong Gene Hang College is celebrating its Golden Jubilee. In honour of its first principal, our main article features Brother Brendan Dunne who left an indelible impression on the school.
On a lighter note, we were also able to celebrate the birthday of Brother Jude. He is a busy full- time teacher and a strong sportsman.
We are drawing near the end of the month of the Holy Rosary. May our Heavenly Mother show us how to bear the afflictions of the day.