School grateful for donations towards development

Lau (second from right) looking at a pictorial book presented to him by Teo (left).

SIBU: SMK Sacred Heart has been able to grow over the years due mainly to generous contributions from its former students, parents and the public.

“We are grateful to the old and present students, parents and the public for their dedication and generous contributions for the school, ” said the school’s Re-development committee chairman Datuk Vincent Lau at the opening of Lau Swee Nguong Lecture Hall here.

Lau said the school not only achieve outstanding results in public examinations but also in co-curricular activities.

“The school has done well in academic result. Last year, Sacred Heart School not only maintained its position as the top Sarawak school in STPM but also best in the country.

Based on SPM results last year, the school was ranked one of the top schools in Sarawak.

In co-curricular activities, the school continued to do extremely well,” he said.

Lau attributed the school’s achievements to the strong bonds between parents, the alumni group, the board and the community.

Lau commended the late Datuk Robert Lau Hui Chew, a former Deputy Works Minister and Sacred Heart student, as the person instrumental in the school’s transformation.

Sacred Heart board vice-chairman On Swee Nguong said as a Catholic Mission school, Sacred Heart provided education for all.

“The school nurtures students to be good, responsible and caring citizens, irrespective of religious and cultural backgrounds.

The school also instills a high level of discipline, which is conducive for students, to focus well on all aspects of learning,” he said.

Principal David Teo said the hall could accommodate 150 people at any one time.

He paid tribute to alumni member like On, who contributed to the development of the school’s Hii Yi Peng Block, Centenary school hall, squash courts, basketball as well as tennis courts.

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