Warmest greetings to all and welcome to 10 Tanjong Rhu Road, home of our Dunmanian family.
The start of a new year is always an opportune time to reflect on that which had happened as well as to look ahead to future possibilities.
In 2016, the school celebrated its 60th anniversary, a significant milestone especially in the context of the Chinese stem-branch calendar cycle. Through the decades, those who walked before us have tirelessly built up a proud heritage and laid a strong foundation. The school witnessed the many generations of Singapore’s movers and shakers who have passed through its gates, and it continues to nurture bilingual Leaders-of-Honour with a heart to care, to serve and to lead. The school has every reason to be proud of our Dunmanians, past and present. Likewise, Dunmanians take pride to sing the school anthem and recite the school motto, Honesty, Trustworthiness, Moral Courage and Loyalty. Between the school and Dunmanians, there is an unspoken mutual adoration, a reciprocal relationship that binds two entities notwithstanding the passage of time. In the words of John Henrik Clark, an American author, “A people’s relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother.” This special bond will only grow stronger as we celebrate the past and build our future together.
Over time, through sheer hard work, determination and a shared vision, Dunman High School has made its name as a premier SAP school with a strong foundation in Chinese Culture and Values. We will build on this proud heritage while moving with the times, equipping our students with the 21st Century Competencies that will be needed to confidently navigate the uncertain future, finding success in a new and ever-changing landscape. Sun Tzu once said, “He whose whole army is united in purpose will win!” With the passionate team of teachers and support staff that we have and with the unwavering support of our SAC, parents, alumni and partners, I am confident that our Dunmanians’ future is bright, and that we will keep the Dunman High flag flying high!
Low Teck Eng Tony