Mr Lee Hah Ing
behalf of my fellow teachers, I want to thank the
ACS Class of 59 for so kindly inviting us to join
you all on this very happy occasion of celebrating
your 50th Class Reunion.
This is not an everyday event.
It is an important milestone in each person's
life. It is also an indication of the progress one
we see the many happy faces around us, we can
safely conclude that you have all succeeded in
achieving the goals that you have set yourselves.
It gives us the greatest joy and happiness to see
you all succeed in life.
For the past 50 years you have
been living testimonies to the type of education
that ACS provides. It was the firm foundation that
had been laid by Bishop William F. Oldham since
1886 that has enabled ACS to establish an
"all-rounded education programme" which caters to
the mind, body and spirit.
Each of you has found your own
niche and has contributed in your individual way
towards the community and thus bringing honour not
only to yourself but to your beloved Alma Mater as
well. The greatness of a school is not judged by
its bricks and mortar but by the quality of the
student that leave its portal. Indeed you are all
testimonies to the success of the special brand of
education that only ACS can provide!.
Tonight we also commend you and
your love towards your classmates. After all this
is one, if not the main reason for organising this
Reunion dinner, so as to meet old friends, many of
whom you have not met for a long time. We are
pleased to hear that a few have returned from
abroad to be present here tonight.
The older we are the more
likely we are to turn to our friends of
yesteryears. Friendships forged in school are said
to be everlasting. Tonight therefore is a golden
opportunity to strengthen one's friendships as we
walk down memory lane together once more.
In conclusion you will be
delighted to know that since 1959 you have been
our school's contribution to Singapore's crop of
talent and towards Nation building. We hope you
will continue to bring honour to yourself, your
families, your country, and your Alma Mater! It is
only through your continued efforts that ACS can
remain a "Beacon of Truth and Light" in this
region and around.
THE BEST IS YET TO BE. GOD