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In 2018, we will celebrate the 38th year of the founding of Deyi Secondary School. As Deyi’s 9th Principal, it is certainly a privilege to build upon the rich history and tradition to bring Deyi from strength to strength. The school's achievements in the Arts will continue to be sustained and built upon, so that Deyians will continue to be enriched by the enhancement of perception and accompanying skills and values that the experience of aesthetics affords. Our Applied Learning Programme – Active Voice Broadcast Journalism will provide an authentic platform for Deyians to develop the competence and confidence to become effective communicators.
To achieve the school Vision of 'Active Learners, Gracious Citizen', we will continue to nurture Deyians to be self-disciplined, civic-minded, respectful and kind. The school curriculum and co-curriculum programmes will continue to be values-driven and future-focused, so that our students are equipped with the 21st Century Competencies (21 CC) and skills to be future-ready. Deyians should also be imbued with a sense of resilience and a can-do spirit, so that they can face and overcome any situation with optimism, tenacity and resolve. Our new CCE framework, which is anchored on our AC3TIve Teaching and Learning framework, aims to provide meaningful and engaging lessons along with motivating and challenging experiences. Through the CCE experience, every Deyian would be able to think, feel and act as Active Learners, Gracious Citizens.
Our caring and committed teachers play key roles in unlocking the potential of our students, by motivating them to be passionate about learning, and to have high aspirations and noble life goals for themselves. As a school, we will ensure that our staff continue to deepen and enhance their competencies, as well as extend and develop their capacity to nurture our students to their full potential. We will encourage our teachers to role-model life-long learning and reflective practices in our continuing quest to be the best that we can be.
Our decisions will be anchored on our values and the belief that everyone matters and can learn. Deyi is a safe and conducive place for learning and we will continue to enhance the environment and teaching and learning experiences for all. We will continue to engage and work with our stakeholders to bring Deyi to greater heights.
“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardour and attended to with diligence.”
“The day we stop learning, we essentially stop being, we stop living.”
Dr George Kohlrieser
Mrs Lim Ai Poo