Principal's Message

matthewou-199x300Welcome to the new website of Blangah Rise Primary School!

 

A warm welcome to our website!

Once a visitor to an African tribe proposed a game to the kids in the tribe. He put a basket full of fruits near a tree and told the kids that whoever who got there first will win the basket of sweet fruits.

He counted to three and shouted ‘Ready, go!’ Instead of each running the fastest as he or she could, the children took each other hands and ran together. All of them won together and each enjoyed a fruit under the big shady tree.

When he asked them why they had run in this way, as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said, ”UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”

How can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad? That is the spirit of Ubuntu in Africa. It is a spirit of putting others first before oneself.

This is one aspect of the character we hope to mould in our students, our future generation. I am thankful that the school is not alone in this endeavour. We have many helping hands within MOE, from our partners and from the community. All of them giving so generously of their time and resources, showing the spirit of ubuntu.

As you explore our website, I hope you are able to have a sense of how our community is like and how as a community we raise joyful, confident and caring children!

Matthew Ou