The year 2020 is a momentous year for Hong Wen School as it marks the centennial milestone of our remarkable journey as an educational institution. The journey was not a straight and level path, along the way were many ups and downs. The school has over the century grown from strength to strength and remained steadfast in its mission to nurture generation after generation of students.
“Our Enduring Legacy”, the theme for our Centennial Celebrations, aptly encapsulates the perennial spirit and ethos of the Hong Wen family.
The success we enjoy today is a result of the sacrifices of our predecessors whom we are always indebted to and thankful for. In the midst of challenging circumstances and scarce resources, our Hong Wen Pioneers, driven by their firm beliefs, displayed an indomitable and sacrificial spirit to overcome the odds. Our centennial excellence is only possible because our predecessors had laid a solid foundation that serves as the bedrock from which we build our successes. We pay tribute to the tireless efforts of successive generations of School Management Committee, principals, teachers, alumni and parents, in building Hong Wen to what it is today.
Over the century, the school remains steep in its cultural heritage and traditions whilst regenerating itself and innovating continuously in response to changing times. We continue to stay true to our mission and hold fast to the lofty goals of character building and holistic education. In this fast changing world of ours, the need for our children to be anchored on values and rooted in their cultural heritage becomes even more important. As we celebrate our centennial year, the Chinese proverb that it takes a hundred years to educate a people, resonates even stronger and deeper.
Our centennial commemoration is more than just an anniversary celebration. It is a significant reminder of our enduring Hong Wen spirit that has echoed through the ages, and the Hong Wen values which we hold dear to our hearts will continue to define and propel us towards another illustrious 100 years ahead.
Mr Poon Siow Leng
Hong Wen School