From Thursday to Sunday, the school flag will fly at half-mast. WHY?
<ul><li>Dr Goh Keng Swee, one of Singapore’s founding fathers, passed away on Friday 14th May 2010.  </li></ul><ul><li>He ...
So who IS he???
<ul><li>Singapore’s first Minister of Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Developed PSA, Jurong Town Corporation, Govt Investment Co...
transformed Jurong, then a 15,000-acre plot of mangrove swampland, into a sprawling industrial town
<ul><li>Minister of Defence </li></ul><ul><li>Developed our strong and modern Army </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced National S...
<ul><li>Minister of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Developed primary and secondary schooling in Singapore  </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Developed the tourism sector in Singapore  </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraged building of hotels, Singapore Zoological G...
Dr Goh “the architect of modern Singapore” Such is Dr Goh’s influence on Singapore that it is said that ‘where ever you go...
But Dr Goh did not have to serve <ul><li>Born into middle class family </li></ul><ul><li>Brilliant student </li></ul><ul><...
Dr Goh Keng Swee (1918 – 2010) School song “ Our alma mater, our guardian, our guide Prepare our spirits for duty's call O...
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  • Explain half mast: only happens when someone important dies.
  • This provided jobs for thousands of then jobless Singaporeans
  • This is the remarkable man whose life we celebrate and whose passing has led us to reflect on what it means to be a Singaporean.
  • Dr Goh could have gotten any job, enjoyed his family’s riches, continued to live in England where he attended university. Instead, he chose to come home to serve Singapore. Indeed, the future of Singapore will depend on each Singaporean responding to the call to serve where there is need, and like Dr Goh Keng Swee, to regard it as their privilege and honour.
  • And as Canossians, it is also our duty to serve. This is what we promise when we say the creed and sing our school song. So as we say our morning prayers, let us pray for Dr Goh who has gone home to God, and let us also ask God to help us see how we can serve in our small way. Starting today.
  • Goh ks 15 may 2010-to be projected17may2010

    1. 1. From Thursday to Sunday, the school flag will fly at half-mast. WHY?
    2. 2. <ul><li>Dr Goh Keng Swee, one of Singapore’s founding fathers, passed away on Friday 14th May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>He was 91 years old. </li></ul>
    3. 3. So who IS he???
    4. 4. <ul><li>Singapore’s first Minister of Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Developed PSA, Jurong Town Corporation, Govt Investment Corp, MAS, CPF, HDB </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped into Global economy </li></ul>
    5. 5. transformed Jurong, then a 15,000-acre plot of mangrove swampland, into a sprawling industrial town
    6. 6. <ul><li>Minister of Defence </li></ul><ul><li>Developed our strong and modern Army </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced National Service </li></ul><ul><li>Set up the People’s Defence Force of civilian volunteers </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Minister of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Developed primary and secondary schooling in Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced streaming: reduce attrition & result in high averages </li></ul><ul><li>1980: only 58% primary pupils  secondary school </li></ul><ul><li>2000: 93% </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted Education policy </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Developed the tourism sector in Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraged building of hotels, Singapore Zoological Gardens, the Jurong bird park, Sentosa inc the Underwater World and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra </li></ul>
    9. 9. Dr Goh “the architect of modern Singapore” Such is Dr Goh’s influence on Singapore that it is said that ‘where ever you go in Singapore, you will find something that owes its existence to Dr Goh’.
    10. 10. But Dr Goh did not have to serve <ul><li>Born into middle class family </li></ul><ul><li>Brilliant student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He tutored MM Lee in the university. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarship holder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st Class Honours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He regarded it as a privilege and honour to serve </li></ul>
    11. 11. Dr Goh Keng Swee (1918 – 2010) School song “ Our alma mater, our guardian, our guide Prepare our spirits for duty's call Our country to serve with virtuous might” School Creed As a Canossian pupil, I will go hand-in-hand with my fellow school mates to make the school the best place for learning, working and playing together.   I will serve in a humble way, like our foundress, St Magdalene and offer my love, care and concern to everyone in need   I will prepare myself to serve God, my country and family.

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