Dear Kent Ridgeans,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to another new year and another year in your education journey. As a school we are committed to providing you a student-centric, values-driven education that will prepare you for the challenges of the 21 st century. At Kent Ridge Secondary, we nurture your heart, ignite your passion and strengthen your will so that you will become individuals of exemplary character.

Kent Ridgeans, I urge you to live out our Vision of Heart of a Saint, Passion of an Inventor and Will of an Olympian. We believe this compelling vision will motivate you to aspire to do your best at Kent Ridge. The future is going to be vastly different from the present. It will be future that no one can predict with certainty. Hence, your journey here is an important one as it is here that you acquire the values, knowledge and skills through an education that will prepare you for life beyond secondary school.

Our theme for 2018 for students is, Leaders of Character and Leaders of Learning.

As leaders of character, we would like you to exemplary role models in word and deed. We urge you to be Gracious Citizens and Resilient Leaders As gracious citizens, we would like to be honest and responsible. Be respectful to those around you and show care to your peers, teachers and members of the KR community. Always be willing to serve the community and be proud to be a member of the Kent Ridge family and the nation. As leaders of character, you must also be resilient in the face of challenges. Be determined and never give up in the face of adversity. Learn to work well in teams and be exemplary student leaders who demonstrate Fitness, Integrity, Respect and Excellence.

As leaders of learning, we would like you to enjoy your learning and develop the intrinsic motivation to embrace lifelong learning. Be engaged in your curricular and co-curricular pursuits and experience progress and success. Be enterprising and have the desire to take on new challenges. Be open to new ways of learning and do not be afraid of asking questions or making mistakes. Be confident in sharing your ideas and thoughts and seek to develop yourself holistically. Enjoy the myriad of programmes that school provides and always be passionate to develop yourself fully.

So, as we welcome 2018, I encourage you to be guided by the key attributes of our Vision - Heart, Passion and Will. Give your best in all your endeavours and success will definitely be yours! I am positive that you will be confident, creative and daring and thrive in the face of any challenge you may come across. I am positive that you will work with the School and your parents to become exemplary individuals who are gracious, passionate and resilient.

Let’s make 2018 a great one and let’s take Kent Ridge Secondary, Beyond Frontiers!

Best regards
Mrs Anba Saroja