To all Pasirians,
Welcome back to school and the start of an exciting new year!
In 2018, we celebrate our 25th Anniversary ‘Silver Jubilee’, marking a key milestone in our school’s history. This year also sees the completion of our Indoor Sports Hall, which expands our suite of facilities that will provide Pasirians with a greater variety of learning opportunities. Our new Student Care Centre will also enable us to better meet student well-being needs by providing a safe, comfortable and enriching after-school experience.
As you embark on your learning this year, I encourage you to do so with a spirit of discovery and inquisitiveness. As you learn, ask your teachers questions, discuss your learning with your friends, share your learning with your parents and deepen your learning with additional sources of information beyond your textbooks.
When we learn new knowledge and skills, remember that we don’t always get things right the first time, the second or maybe even the third. I want you to know you should not be afraid to fail, for failure is an essential part of learning: failure is an action, not an identity. When you fail at something, adopt a Growth Mindset and embrace the challenge, persist in the face of setbacks, put in more effort, learn from the feedback given to you, draw inspiration from others’ successes. You will get there and we will be there to help and support you through the process.
I hope that when we look at the Pasir Ris Primary School of today, we all realise that we have much to be thankful for. We must never forget the sacrifice and effort of those who have built our school into what it is today: our past principals, staff, stakeholders and partners.
As members of the Pasirian family, we seek not just to realise our individual expectations and dreams of self-fulfilment and achievement. Instead, we seek to ‘Be Our Best’ so that we can be of service to our family, friends and community. An ancient Greek proverb tells us that “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” Just as those who have come before us, let us care, share and give without counting the cost.
I wish you all the best in your journey of growth this year!
Tan King Ming