Although school reopened cautiously with some levels starting Term 3 with HBL, students were recharged after a good June break and embraced the learning that awaited them as they looked forward to seeing their friends and schoolmates once again. An air of excitement and anticipation filled the school amidst the bustle of preparations for various commemorative events happening in the term ahead.
The festivities kicked off with MG Week from 19 to 23 July. Students participated in reflection activities to pen their well-wishes and thoughts on MGS as the school turned 134 years old. In that week, MGS also celebrated Singapore’s rich multi-cultural heritage with Racial Harmony Day on 21 July. Activities emphasised the importance of embracing diversity and building resilient communities, and commemorative RHD education packs and a 'Dress Your Paper Doll' competition put together by parents deepened students’ understanding of the different ethnic groups.
The school commemorated the anniversary of the founding of MGS with a special Founder's Day Service broadcast screened on Friday 23 July. Students and staff tuned in together to reflect on the legacy of Miss Sophia Blackmore and give thanks for the blessings that have enriched the MGS community over the past years. The event also recognized the sterling achievements and honoured the efforts of the school population in embracing the circumstances, whilst anchored in the 2021 theme, God is my strength. Special ‘Strength-bells’ were distributed to remind us of the strength we have in Christ and the need to hone and cultivate it as we go through each day.
‘Strength-bells’ to remind us of the strength we have in Christ
On Saturday 24 July, the Class of 2020 reunited in an online service and graduation ceremony, looking back on their accomplishments and treasured experiences of MGS as a cohort.
National Day came around with the approach of August. The Secondary school’s String Ensemble put together an instrumental rendition of this year’s NDP song, ‘The Road Ahead’ which formed part of the school’s online National Day celebrations.