The School noted that a video clip concerning our teacher and student is being widely circulated on a social media platform on 13 November 2019. The video clip has raised public attention and the School’s concern.
Due to the chaotic traffic condition on 13 November 2019, the School has made special arrangement for early dismissal of students in the afternoon. In the course of directing students to their school buses, the discipline teacher saw some students carrying carton boxes of supplies and hence has made enquiry with them about the content of the supplies. Out of grave concern for the personal safety of the students, the teacher temporarily moved the carton boxes of supplies back to the School playground area pending further clarification with the students and their parents. After clarification, all of the carton boxes of supplies were returned to the students. The School stressed that the above arrangement was made solely for the safety concern of the students. There was no intention on the part of the teacher or the School to confiscate the supplies as suggested. The School will deal with any complaint fairly and squarely (if so received) and the School will continue to provide counselling service to any student who may be emotionally disturbed by this incident or to those who are in need.
The School wishes to stress that the personal safety of the students is always of our paramount concern. Embracing the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the School humbly respects all views, while discouraging violence in any form. The School regrettably notes that threats of blocking the School has been made. We believe in rational communication and urge all stakeholders to work with the School together to ensure the safety of the students in this difficult time. God bless!