9 March 2018 – Nearly 400 students and staff from past and present came ‘home’ to Woodlands Ring Secondary School for a night of fun, laughter and food while they reminisce the old good times.
Distinguished guests from the different periods of the school’s rich history graced the occasion. The list includes our very first principal, Mr Tng Hia Seng, who had led the school in its pioneer years from 1997 to 1999 and Mrs Kok Chwee Kee, our longest serving principal of 8 years.
The Homecoming event was organised to celebrate connections and inculcate a sense of gratitude towards those who have helped nurture and provided invaluable experiences in students’ formative years.
Highlights of the events include video montages comprising photographs of the past 20 years, which also include black and white photographs of the school during its initial phase of construction.
Guests were also treated to carnival game booths such as basketball and air hockey.
Our master of ceremonies, the vivacious Madam Suzana Sarikon and her equally exuberant proteges; former students Ms Shahirah Samsudin, Mr Tan Bo Hao and Mr Jeremy Lee charmed guests with their wit and humour, keeping them in high spirits to the very end of the event.
As a special segment, Mr Jack Chong and Mr N Sivarajan, former teachers and vice-principals of the school, made a special appearance on stage to sing “If we hold on together” by Diana Ross, which is sung to all graduating cohorts on Graduation Day.
In line with the theme of Gratus, which means Gratitude in Latin, ‘Thank You’ cards were presented to the 22 pioneer staff as a form of appreciation for their contributions to the school.
Before the event ended, our newly arranged school song, played by the sprightly Symphonic Band and sung by three Choir members, made its debut on the school stage.
In her closing speech, current principal Mrs Ng Siew Bee thanked the Homecoming Committee for organising the “heart-warming and “engaging” event.
“It is evident from the buzz that everyone enjoyed the evening catching up and reminiscing the good old times,” said Mrs Ng.