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Principal’s Message

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A very warm welcome to River Valley High School!

We will be celebrating our 67th Anniversary in 2023. This is a very significant milestone as we celebrate our long and illustrious history of providing quality education for our students.

As a Special Assistance Plan (SAP) and Autonomous Status (AS) school that offers a 6-year Integrated Programme, we provide a holistic education that is academically robust, with a strong focus on character development, strengthening resilience and well-being. During their time with us, our students will develop dispositions, skills, values and knowledge that will help them flourish both in school and in the world beyond school.

We aim to nurture bilingual students with the attributes and sensitivities to stay effective and relevant in a globalised, multi-racial and multi-cultural world. Our bicultural learning environment provides our students with the fluency and skills to understand, appreciate and navigate different cultural contexts, and regional and global perspectives.

Our RV Integrated Programme (RV IP) offers a balanced education curriculum that develops all students' interests and talents. It focuses on nurturing our students’ curiosity, passion and joy of learning, engaging them with interesting and intellectually stimulating lessons and learning experiences. At RVHS, we believe that learning must come alive for our students, where they are continually provided with authentic learning experiences. Students acquire and apply critical and innovative thinking through meaningful and purposeful learning projects both within the school as well as in the community. Most notably, our Construct, Integrate, Differentiate (CID) curriculum and Values-in-Action Programme empower our students to be empathetic, innovative and critical thinkers interested in understanding and solving real-world problems.

What is the essence of being an RVian, a 立化人? RVians are honorable and upright, humble to learn yet self-confident, rooted in tradition and heritage while constantly seeking to innovate, and proactively pursuing their dreams while staying resilient to challenges. Our RVians embody the 立化 spirit by pursuing excellence in learning, thoughts and deeds, putting in their best effort, and serving others with heart and passion. They actively contribute back to society to build a stronger and better future for themselves and their country.

In RV, there is a strong sense of belonging, trust and connectedness, and in this warm and caring community, lifelong friendships are forged. This is demonstrated through how our staff educate and support their students, and peers look out for one another. Many of our alumnus have returned to contribute and serve in their Alma Mater in various capacities.

We strongly believe that our students have the capacity and potential for leadership and through our various student development programmes, our students will develop into strong leaders with integrity and honour, compassion and kindness, the heart of service and desire to be positive change-makers.

Let us forge ahead as we commemorate RV 67 and build a promising future for our students in the years to come!

Choy Wai Yin (Mdm)