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Valedictory Speech 2019

Good evening everyone! My name is Janelle, and I’m humbled to be standing here representing the graduands of 2019. Words are not enough to express the privilege to be part of this batch of graduates, who each has an inspiring story to share. From struggling with our fears, dramas, doubts and personal issues, to overcoming them, we certainly have come a long way.

I believe that we all have loads of fond memories from our journey in Victory Life. I certainly do. It brings a smile to my face whenever I recount moments like erasing the colorful words written on my PACEs by “you know who you are,” listening to a dear friend practice her Aussie accent almost every day, hearing one of my classmates shout “Fire! Fire!” in class, sitting beside Conrado (who insists that I mention his name in my speech), exchanging countless texts with a supervisor about waiting for the right one (wink wink), and experiencing the Regional and International Student Conventions. Finding out that I was chosen as the valedictorian was definitely a big moment for me. If you had told me five years ago that I would be graduating from high school – let alone as a valedictorian – my parents and I would have thought, “Impossible!”

Five years ago, I was drowning in anxiety, eating disorder, and plagued with suicidal thoughts. I came into Victory Life broken and rejected. Trapped in the past and negative thoughts, coming to school every day was a struggle because I was constantly fearful and anxious. I remember how I used to stand outside the door in the Balestier campus, trembling as I struggled to even ring the bell to enter the school, and I had to work on my PACEs in the conference room instead of being in the Learning Center. However, those days are so far behind me now. In the past, I used to dread break time, during which I would always hide away in quiet places, silently crying by myself. But break time has since become a huge anticipation of the day for me, a time when I can put aside PACE work and just enjoy the company of my friends. I remember that I used to break down at the mere thought of having to be around people and would even go to the extent of hiding in the reception room during chapel time. Now, I join in chapel and engage in many school activities, including the recent International Student Convention held in Missouri. It’s ironic how I used to be fearful of making friends and opening up to any supervisor when I first entered VL, because I have not only made lifetime friends but gained another family here, who each has played irreplaceable roles in my transition from despair to hope. It’s also amazing how out of them are also a few whom God has used to inspire me to want to bring hope and education to under-privileged kids. You guys know who you are. You have a long-standing place in my heart. Pa and Ma, you are included.

It has been a journey of growth, filled buckets of tears, and buckets and buckets of joys. I came into Victory Life empty and broken, but I have since been filled by God with love and hope and I can only give Him the glory for my transformation. Throughout, I have learned that we mustn’t allow our past mistakes to define who we are, because transformation is possible and nothing is beyond hopeless. As Corrie ten Boom said, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”

Graduates, would you join me as I reflect about how far we have all come? Through this journey it is evident, for me, that there was never a second that God was not with us. We have become more than conquerors through God’s ever-present help and mercy in obstacles and through His unfailing love that drives out fears when we draw close to Him.

And to my fellow school mates: God has already begun a good work in you, and He will bring it to completion and fulfill His plans and purposes for you. Keep walking with Him. You are priceless to God.

So, friends, I was just wondering… Why don’t we begin availing ourselves to live out our destiny in Him? Why not let us live for dreams and visions far beyond ourselves, sculpted by God in love? He’s calling you. I’m in this, so why not let us all do it together?

Thank you, and all praise and glory to Jesus!

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Letter to Parents (August)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Grace, peace and joy be multiplied to you and your family always.

Activities for the month of August

  • Victory Celebration: Saturday, 3 August, 4–7pm
  • Victory Celebration Off in Lieu: Monday, 5 August
  • National Day Celebration: Thursday, 8 August
  • National Day Public Holiday: Friday, 9 August
  • Hari Raya Haji Public Holiday: Monday, 12 August
  • 2019 Regional Students Convention (RSC): Sunday, 25 August – Saturday, 31 August
  • Last week of Term 1: Monday-Thursday, 2-5 September

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for August: Romans 14:13-23
We encourage you to join your child in memorising the monthly Scripture passage!

Financial Commitment for School Fees
The bi-monthly school fees for September/October are due 15 August. We encourage payment of school fees via i-banking transfers through a standing order to your bank to pay on the 15th of each even month.

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs Malna Valluvan and Mrs Lim Ho Mun

Letter to Parents (July)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and welcome to Term 1 of the academic year 2019-2020! Our team of 15 students was outstanding at the 2019 International Students Convention in Warrensburg, Missouri, USA, this year. Congratulations to the team and glory to God!

Activities for the month of July

  • Parents Conference (PC): Monday–Friday, 1–5 July
  • Youth Day School Holiday: Monday, 8 July
  • Parents Orientation: Thursday, 11 July, 2–4pm
  • FamChamps event with Team Solidarity: Umbrella Art, Saturday, 13 July, 8am
  • Parent-Staff Fellowship (PSF): Saturday, 20 July, 9am
  • FamChamps event with Team Solidarity: Family, Food and Movie, Saturday, 20 July, 6pm
  • Victory Celebration: Saturday, 3 August, 4–7pm

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for July: Romans 14:1-12
We encourage you to join your child in memorising the monthly Scripture passage!

Financial commitment for school fees
We encourage payment of school fees via i-banking transfers through a standing order to your bank to pay on the 15th of each even month.

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs Malna Valluvan and Mrs Lim Ho Mun

Letter to Parents (May-June)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank you for completing the recent Parents’ Survey and giving us your appreciation and affirmation along with some feedback or concerns.

Activities for the months of May and June

  • Labour Day Public Holiday: Wednesday, 1 May
  • Vesak Day School Holiday: Monday, 20 May
  • 2019 International Student Convention (ISC): 25-30 May
  • Last Day of Term: Friday, 31 May
  • School Holidays: 1-30 June
  • Administrators & Supervisors Training: Monday-Thursday, 24-27 June
  • Staff Conference: Friday-Saturday, 28-29 June
  • New School Year 2019/2020 Commences: Monday, 1 July
  • Parent Conferences (PC): Monday-Friday, 1-5 July

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for May: Romans 13:1-14
We encourage you to join your child in memorising the monthly Scripture passage!

Financial commitment for school fees
Thank you for fulfilling your financial commitment for school fees on time. Please note that school fees for July and August are due 15 June.

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs Malna Valluvan and Mrs Lim Ho Mun

Letter to Parents (April)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The knowledge of Jesus Christ and the power of His resurrection fill us each day. Our staff were greatly blessed at the recent Christian Educators’ Conference in KL, and we believe greater things the Lord will do before the end of this term!

Activities for the month of April

  • Parent Orientation: Thursday, 4 April, 2.00 – 4.00pm
  • VLCS Got Talent Auditions: Friday, 12 April, 2.00 – 5.00pm, at School Chapel
  • VLCS Got Talent Finals: Saturday, 27 April, 9am –12pm, at School Chapel
  • Busking for International Student Convention (ISC): Sunday, 7 April, 10am, at New Life Community Church (NLCC)
  • Public Holiday: Good Friday, 19 April
  • 2019 Regional Student Convention (RSC): 26–31 August, First City University College, KL, Malaysia

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for April: Romans 12:12-21
We encourage you to join your child in memorising the monthly Scripture passage!

Financial commitment for school fees
Thank you for fulfilling your financial commitment for school fees on time. Please note that school fees for May and June are due 15 April 2019.

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs Malna Valluvan and Mrs Lim Ho Mun

Parent Staff Fellowship (Semester 2)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings to you and your family in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for giving your time to attend this semester’s PSF. We greatly value your presence, fellowship and feedback.

Please take time to read the minutes of the meeting, attached HERE for your reference. This important school event is only held twice a year (currently the second Saturday morning of each semester) – please make it a priority on your calendar.

In His service,

Mr Alistair Quirey
Operations Manager

Letter to Parents (January)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings to you and your family, and may all be blessed with the riches of His grace, fullness of His power and love in Christ Jesus for 2019!

We thank God for a great finish to 2018: six students, five staff and a parent who attended the Power and Love conference in December reached out to the public in boldness, love and faith. They shared the love of Jesus, prayed, prophesied, blessed and laid hands on the sick. One student together with his sister saved a 16-year-old youth from drowning in their condo pool! We believe these are just the beginning of greater works that Jesus said we will do. We believe the Lord will empower us to touch more lives for His Kingdom and His righteousness, and 2019 will be greater!

Activities for the month of January:

  • First Day of Term: Monday, 7 January
  • Parent Conferences (PCs): Monday-Friday, 7-11 January
  • Parents-Staff Fellowship (PSF): Saturday, 19 January
  • Parent Orientation: Friday, 25 January

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for January: Romans 11:1-18

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs. Malna Valluvan and Mrs. Lim Ho Mun

Letter to Parents (November)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings in the precious name of our Wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! We thank you for your presence at the pot-bless dinner fellowship and your generous contributions of food or cash for the School Camp. The camp theme was Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.” Glory to God, we rejoice to see the leaders and students successfully rise up: planning, organizing, executing, completing various challenging and fun activities including the “Special Activity” of cooking a 7-course dinner for the entire school! We thank God for the leaders’ commitment and enthusiasm, the unity and camaraderie in the cohort, and especially the spiritual encounter with the Lord during the camp. Special thanks to Pastor Larry Matsuwaki for ministering to the students, teaching them to hear the voice of God, and speaking into the students’ lives. We are blessed of the Lord!

Activities for the month of November:

  • Deepavali Public Holiday: Tuesday, 6 November
  • Last Day of Term: Friday, 23 November
  • School Holidays: 24 November 2018 – 6 January 2019

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for November: Romans 10:1-21

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs. Malna Valluvan and Mrs. Lim Ho Mun

Letter to Parents (October)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings to all in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus with whom all things are possible! Welcome to Term 2! We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday with your children.

We are pleased to announce that all 39 of our students did very well in the recent 2018 Regional Student Convention (RSC) and we are very proud of them for doing their best for God’s glory.

Activities for the month of October:

  • Children’s Day Celebration: Thursday, 4 October
  • Children’s Day School Holiday: Friday, 5 October
  • Annual School Camp: Thursday-Friday, 25-26 October

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for October: Romans 9:17-33

Blessings,

Principals, Mrs. Malna Valluvan and Mrs. Lim Ho Mun

Letter to Parents (September)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your attendance, support and financial blessing at our recent Victory Celebration. All glory to God for His awesome presence and blessings at the celebration.

Activities for the month of September

  • Teachers’ Day: Friday, 31 August
  • Team departing for RSC: Friday, 31 August, 8am
  • 2018 Regional Student Convention (RSC), Tawau, East Malaysia: Sunday-Friday, 2–7 September
  • School Holidays: 10-14 September
  • HWA Flag Day: Saturday, 15 September
  • Term 2 commences: Monday, 17 September
  • LC Field Trips: Friday, 28 September

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for September: Romans 9:1-16

Blessings,

Principals, Mrs Malna Valluvan and Mrs Lim Ho Mun