School welcomes all forms of assistance

Chieng (middle row, left) and Teo (middle row, centre) getting a feel of the classroom environment under the new normal.

SIBU: Sacred Heart Secondary School welcomes and appreciates all forms of assistance from the community, said its principal David Teo Wu.

“As our school is not fully funded by the authorities, any help extended means a lot to everyone here,” he said.

Teo also said the school relied heavily on the community’s support to grow and funds were needed for the repair work and maintenance of its facilities.

“Without such funds, we would be unable to provide the most conducive environment for our students,” he explained.

He also added that while Sacred Heart School has been rather blessed over the years due to the support from the local community and former students, there were still many areas that required further development.

“Our school hall needs to be spruced up after almost twenty years and our students would perform better in sports if we had our own running track,” said the principal who was a student of the school in the 80s.

Earlier on, he also received a donation of face masks and hand sanitisers from community leaders, Councillor Joseph Chieng and Kapitan Lau Hieng Choon, on behalf of the school.

“We are here today, as part of our duty to this community, to get a better understanding of the school’s requirements and challenges,” said Chieng.

“Sacred Heart School is legendary in many ways and we do know that the former students from the school have been doing a lot to help.

“As a Councillor, it is also my responsibility to do whatever I can for those in this area. So, feel free to call on me,” he told the principal.

The team later toured the school to get a better look at preparations that have been put in place for the expected re-opening next week.