Wednesday, August 21

Soon Koh glad Tung Hua schools doing very well

Soon Koh hands over the mock cheque for the old students association to Teresa.

Soon Koh hands over the mock cheque for the old students association to Teresa.

SIBU: SJK (C) Tung Hua and SMK Tung Hua have improved tremendously in all aspects under the capable leadership of its board of management, led by Temenggong Vincent Lau.

Minister for Local Government and Community Development Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh noted the students were now enjoying a better learning environment.

“They (schools) have improved not only in term of hardware, which is infrastructure facilities, but software facilities, too. These improvements greatly provide comfort to the students.

”But we need to work on heart-ware, too, so that everyone will strive hard to help realise all plans,” he said at the swearing-in of the 14th Tung Hua Old Students Association’s office bearers cum students’ incentives and mooncake festival here on Saturday.

Present were Tung Hua Old Students Association president Teresa Wong, organising chairman Roger Tiong, SMK Tung Hua School’s Board of Management vice chairman Dr Michael Wong, who represented Temenggong Vincent Lau, SMK Tung Hua’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) chairman Vincent Tang, SMK Tung Hua principal Ling Chai Ping and SJKC Tung Hua headmistress Wong Teck Nai.

Wong said through the tireless efforts of Chai Ping, Teck Nai and others, both schools had excelled academically and in extra co-curriculum activities.

“I hope everyone, at all levels, will continue to work as a team to bring Tung Hua to greater heights of glory for others to emulate.”

At the event, Soon Koh handed over RM30,000 to Tung Hua Old Students Association and RM10,000 to the school’s PTA.

Guest Joseph Chong made a personal donation of RM20,000 to SJKC Tung Hua’s building fund.

Meanwhile, Teresa said the successes achieved by the two Tung Hua schools did not happen overnight. It was the result of years of hard work.

“Our reputation came about through a long history and honoured traditions that were upheld by each and every one of you present here tonight,” she said.