Raymond Chai (standing left) on behalf of the 86ixers handing over a uniform to Sylvastine.

SIBU: Former students of Sacred Heart School went back to their primary school here yesterday to hand over uniforms for underprivileged pupils. 

Its headmaster Sylvastine Gelau, in welcoming the Class of ‘86, said he was heartened by the kindness and gratitude which the alumni have for the school.

“I have watched the various classes, notably from the 70s and 80s, rally their batch mates and contributed financially to the secondary school’s maintenance and clearing of debts over the past few years. It is very inspiring to see former students remembering their alma mater and coming back to help,” he said.

A Sacred Heart boy himself, Sylvastine was there from Primary One to Upper Six and had fond memories of the school. He was glad to have come under the strict tutelage of headmaster Sir William Kiew during his primary school years and the legendary principal Reverend Brother Albinus, during his secondary school years.

On initiatives to give back to the school by former students, he said, “I look forward to more former students coming back and contributing to both the primary and secondary schools.” 

The Class of ’86 had also given a lot back to both schools, and the headmaster said such noble deeds would go a long way in inspiring current pupils and students to “pay it forward”.

“It is my sincere wish that the recipients of today can come back to school one day and lend a helping hand to the pupils of tomorrow,” he said.

Raymond Chai (standing left) on behalf of the 86ixers handing over a uniform to Sylvastine.