Minister Jeanne Simeon attended assembly at Perseverance Secondary
School for the beginning of the third term this morning.
The Minister was accompanied by Principal Secretary for Early Childhood,
Primary and Secondary, Dr Odile de Comarmond and other Ministry officials.
The assembly started with the National Anthem sung by the students and
all those present, followed by a moment of reflection and prayers, the school’s
song and subsequently the Minister’s address.
In her address to the students, Minister expressed that all the message
they need to hear are encapsulated in their school’s song. Just like the name
of their school ‘Perseverance’, the students should take heed and understand
that in order for them to achieve good results, they need to persevere.
Furthermore, Minister Simeon expressed that there is a necessity for
good conduct and respect, as both are very important attributes for success:
respect for oneself, for parents, teachers, management and others.
Additionally, students should also have respect for the infrastructure and
resources they have at their disposal.
Minister Simeon placed much
emphasis on academic progress and good results. She asserted to the students
“You need to make your parents proud”. To the Management, she congratulated
them for their great work in the upkeep of the school’s ground and facilities.
On a final note, she wished all the students and staff great success for
the third term.
Following Minister’s address, the Head teacher Ms Cecile Marcel
reinforced the following to the students. “We need to set targets and ensure
that we are working to the best of our ability”.
A donation ceremony was also held during the assembly whereby the Head
teacher received 2,225 books, altogether worth around SR 451,000.00. This significant
gift was donated by Mr Wilson Nancy and Mrs Tanya Volschenk from Turnkey
Solution (SEY) LTD and is greatly appreciated by the Ministry.
Minister Simeon and her delegation later moved on to pay a visit to
Perseverance Primary School.