One of the yearly highlights of Singapore Polytechnic is surely the graduation ceremony. This year, the 46th Graduation Ceremony of Singapore Polytechnic was held over three days, nine sessions from 4 – 6 July 06 at the Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre.
One of the yearly highlights of Singapore Polytechnic is surely the graduation ceremony. This year, the 46th Graduation Ceremony of Singapore Polytechnic was held from 4 – 6 July 06 over three days, nine sessions, at the Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre.
It was a time of happiness as tears of joy flowed as family members and classmates got together with their lecturers after each graduation ceremony for group photos and a buffet meal.
I am always sad to see the students whom I’ve closely worked with over the years leave for a new phase of life. I know that I should be happy, but like any parent, it’s hard to let go of students whom you have invested so much of your time and effort.
The six institutional medallists this year who have made us proud at Singapore Polytechnic:
Ho Fucai – Lee Kuan Yew Award
Hong ZhongCheng - Lee Kuan Yew Award
Woo Mei Xia – Toh Chin Chye Gold Medal
Peh Xue Yun – Low Guan Onn Gold Medal
Carin Tan Lay San – Chua Chor Teck Gold Medal
Jumali Bin Saidi – Tay Eng Soon Gold Medal
Amongst the sea of faces who made it great at Singapore Polytechnic were highfliers from top-notch secondary schools and perpetual underdogs who never thought that they could even make it to the polytechnic. Some were sure of the polytechnic route; others were not so certain.
But whatever the reasons, or the backgrounds, all of them made it good in SP. Just like 135,000 others who have graduated over the last 46 years from this great institution.
Going by their successes, it shows that with Singapore Polytechnic, as long as you work hard, past academic failures (i.e. in secondary schools) are not barriers to success.
Thanks to the solid rapport developed with companies during their SP years, some students secured jobs even before they graduated. Others are on their way to further education in the universities because of their academic excellence.
Some were achievers in an art or a sport, while others made a difference to the lives of the less fortunate in a slew of SP community service projects.
Whatever it is, no SP graduate can claim to come out of the polytechnic without some form of achievements.
For most, if not all graduates, the Dover Road campus will hold a significant place in their hearts. Many will leave the Dover road campus with fond memories of SP.
Their time in Singapore Polytechnic would put them in good steed in whatever they do.
Graduates of 2006, congratulations and we wish you well in your future endeavours.
Looking back, Graduation 2006 will most probably be the last year that students will be wearing the traditional white top and black bottoms as the Ministry of Education has approved the use of graduation jackets for the first time. Things at SP are moving forward from good to great!