Dear Parents and students,

   We just had our parents meeting in which I have already presented the theme of this year—Embrace Life with Love and Hope.

   We have to teach our young ones that life is a gift and life is beautiful. This is the first and foremost value that we have to treasure. There are so many wonders and possibilities in life that we cannot but embrace our life with thanksgiving. Having said that, we also have to know that life has its ups and downs and no one can be spared from failures or difficulties. However, if we remind ourselves that “there is always hope, even at the lowest point of our life”, we will have the power to hang on. “Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success;
for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles” (Samuel Smiles).Where can we find hope? How can we keep our hope when things are going well? The motto of our School tells us that Christ is our Hope (Tu es Spes mea). The life of Christ reveals to us that God loves us and He will help us overcome all difficulties. Christ shows us that love conquers all. With Him, failure and despair do not have the last say. As Hopers, we are also called to bring hope to others through acts of love. As Pope Francis says, “Love makes hope blossom”. The love of life also go beyond human life as every life has value, so we will learn to embrace the whole of creation.

    With love and hope as our companions, we will embark on a new learning journey in the year 2017-18. This year, we have a new timetable with one-hour periods every day in view of maximizing learning time. We will provide more opportunities to our girls to stretch their potential. I hope that this theme of the year will help our girls to cultivate a positive attitude towards self and others, to trust in their own strengths and build their resilience in the face of setbacks and challenges. God does not disappoint! He has placed hope in our hearts so that it can blossom and bear fruit (Pope Francis)..

   May this year bring you joyful Hope that the best is yet to come!
United in thanksgiving,
Sr. Pauline Yuen MIC