Welcome to the 2017 school year. I am excited to welcome back our staff, students and parents for the new school year and a warm welcome to our 2017 P1 cohort. 2016 has been a year of renewed purpose for the school as we worked hard towards our school mission - Build Character, Challenge Minds and Enrich Lives. Yumin students and staff have accomplished so much in 2016 and have so many reasons to celebrate. My school team and I are happy to share with all parents that Yumin was validated by a team from MOE in Aug 2016 and was conferred ‘Best Practice’ in the following areas:
- Teaching and Learning
- Student All-Round Development
- Character and Citizenship Education
- Staff Well-Being and Development
These accomplishments would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff, the School Advisory Committee, our Parent Support Group (PAPA) and a dedicated team of parent volunteers for their contributions in school programmes.
Learning is not an easy process! It involves sharing ideas, making mistakes, and attempting new experiences. Learning involves hard work by everyone, the teacher, the parent, the principal, but most importantly the student. I hope you will share the following story of the Bumblebee with your child.
THE BUMBLEBEEAccording to scientists, the bumblebee's body is too heavy and its wing span too small.
Aerodynamically, the bumblebee cannot fly. But the bumblebee doesn't
know that and it keeps flying. When you don't know your limitations, you go out and surprise yourself. In hindsight, you wonder if you had any limitations. The only limitations a person has are those that are self-imposed. Let us remove these self-imposed limitations from our children. I remind our Yumin Champions of the school motto which teaches them how they can be Champions.
Our journey towards excellence will continue and we look forward to delivering a student-centric, values-driven education to all our students. I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exciting and successful year for our students.
Mdm C Dimps Rao