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2020 had come and gone and it has been a very challenging year for everyone who is involved in the education industry.

WMSBSC  is not short of its own laborious journey of switching between face-to-face learning, online classes and back to school with tight SOP’s. There were constant meetings, brainstorming, changing of plans and feedback on how we may as a school best serve the community and our students.  We thought the journey would end in December 2020 and we had hoped 2021 would start on a different note. However, just like the quote, “ Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery , today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present “ by Bill Keane, we did not for-see that we would begin with another challenging year ahead of us.

Therefore for that reason I truly want to thank God that we are still here today despite all that our nation had gone through in 2020 and I would like to start this year 2021 with these 5 R’s in mind.

  1. Be Resilient

Resilience by definition means the ability or the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or toughness, much like the rubber band that can go back to its original shape despite being pulled in all ways.  The ability to bounce back, to get up and walk again and try again despite all the hurdles and uncertainties that one had gone through.  That’s one of the principles I have held for years as a principal.  We can never predict what may come; we can be prepare but if we need to change, we will, if we need to adhere, we will, if we need to bounce back, we will.

  1. Be resourceful

I am truly grateful to God that we still have food on the table.  I have heard of many families who had to go through very difficult periods.  Yet some bounced back and took this as an opportunity to be creative and think out of the box.  We heard of hoteliers selling meal packs, of air-stewards becoming chefs, of professional people becoming food vendors and the list goes on.  This is a time we need to choose to be resourceful and not to give up.

  1. Be revolutionary

Here I am advocating that we be revolutionary in our way of doing things, our perspective of things and our habits of old.  If today we do not understand how to teach online, we change our perspective and learn.  If we have to be a mother and yet work, then let’s revolutionize our routine and adjust.  If we have to find new methodology of doing things, let’s do it.  In this revolution of our internal being, we may even become a famous influencer or celebrity of some sort because we decided we should push forward and not stay where we are. “Aut viam inveniam aut faciam” was my old secondary school motto which means I shall either find a way or make one in Latin or in my own version, if there is a will, there is always a way.

  1. Be radiant.

In the Bible, in Proverbs 17:22 it says ‘ A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.” There is a saying “Happiness is a choice.”  No one can force us to be happy. We choose to be so.  Laughter is contagious.  Happiness is a like a flowing river, it brings everyone into it.  Sometimes happiness is not in the big things but in the small little things. Find them and choose to be happy despite all that is happening.

  1. Be reflective

Time waits for no man.  Let us start 2021 with a reflective heart towards God and our love ones and people that are precious to us.  Perhaps this is the year to make amends, to speak more encouraging words to our children or spouses, to hug our love ones more, to visit those who needs to be visited more or to try new hobbies, new recipes, new exercise routines, or just learn to be thankful and grateful for the things we have and don’t have.

Lastly, thank you WMSBSC staff for staying faithful till the end and for another great year ahead. Thank you, parents and students, for believing and trusting us in this journey of your education with us.  We will continue to do our best and be above and beyond in all that we do.

God bless and welcome back students. We look forward to seeing everyone in school again.

Madam Rachel WongPrincipal, Wesley Methodist School Bandar Seri Coalfields

Dear Parent Community of Bandar Seri Coalfields,

We thank Almighty God for this joyous and memorable milestone with this Completion of Construction Ceremony of WMS Bandar Sri Coalfields.  Construction began after Kuala Lumpur Kepong  and Council of Education of the Methodist Church in Malaysia signed the  MOU on 25 Aug 2016 at the  KLK Damansara Perdana Office.

The occasion today is made even more significant against the backdrop of the much celebrated blessing of a “new Malaysia” post the 9 May 2018 GE14. It would seem that Almighty God is commissioning us together, using the words of the Old Testament prophet inNIV Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. 3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

I am reminded of another historic ground-breaking moment when the sovereign enabling hand of the Almighty, is responded to by the heart and hands of humankind.

When the Apollo 11 landed on the moon on 20 July 1969, the first man out for the moon walk was Neil Armstrong; he was followed by Buzz Aldrin. Buzz Aldrin had been reported to have written the following that “captured the moment” for him–

“Nevertheless, in an effort to remain calm and collected, I decided that this would be an excellent time for a ceremony I had planned as an expression of gratitude and hope. Weeks before, as the Apollo mission drew near, I had originally asked Dean Woodruff, pastor at Webster Presbyterian Church, where my family and I attended services when I was home in Houston, to help me come up with something I could do on the moon, some appropriate symbolic act regarding the universality of seeking. I had thought in terms of doing something overtly patriotic, but everything we came up with sounded trite and jingoistic. I settled on a well-known expression of spirituality: celebrating the first Christian Communion on the moon, much as Christopher Columbus and other explorers had done when they first landed in their “new world.”

I wanted to do something positive for the world, so the spiritual aspect appealed greatly to me…So, during those first hours on the moon, before the planned eating and rest periods, I reached into my personal preference kit and pulled out the communion elements along with a three-by-five card on which I had written the words of Jesus: “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.” [John 15:5] I poured a thimbleful of wine from a sealed plastic container into a small chalice, and waited for the wine to settle down as it swirled in the one-sixth Earth gravity of the moon. My comments to the world were inclusive: “I would like to request a few moments of silence … and to invite each person listening in, wherever and whomever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours, and to give thanks in his or her own way.” I silently read the Bible passage as I partook of the wafer and the wine, and offered a private prayer for the task at hand and the opportunity I had been given. ….[But] at the time I could think of no better way to acknowledge the enormity of the Apollo 11 experience than by giving thanks to God. It was my hope that people would keep the whole event in their minds and see, beyond minor details and technical achievements, a deeper meaning — a challenge and the human need to explore whatever are above us, below us, or out there.”

May Almighty God, the Sovereign Maker of heaven and earth, continue to help us as we gather today to celebrate the technical and building excellence achieved at this Service that celebrates the Completion of Construction of WMS Bandar Seri Coalfields which will be operational come January 2019.

But let us also “see beyond technical details and achievements to a deeper meaning”  In this challenge we,  KLK Land and the Methodist Church in Malaysia  undertake  to serve our community in touching and transforming young lives in this generation and the next, by providing education with mission, excellence and compassion through the WMS Bandar Seri Coalfields.

In the perceptive words of the great Nelson Mandela who throws light on this challenge from another perspective: “Destroying any nation does not require the use of atomic bombs or the use of long range missiles. It only requires lowering the quality of education and allowing cheating in the examinations of student.” He had also said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.

We, in the Methodist Church in Malaysia, thank Almighty God for this opportunity to partner with a renowned corporation like KLK Bhd, a business organisation of international repute that has operated for over 100 years, to build and to serve our nation through this school, especially in this opportune fresh season of a “new Malaysia” that God has so graciously granted to us.

As we together respond to – NIV Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you”  may the Almighty and Sovereign God bless and prosper the continuing journey of WMS Bandar Seri Coalfields, as well as the total venture of KLK Land project of developing this area of Bandar Seri Coalfields.

Thank you.

Bishop Dr Ong Hwai Teik Chairman of Council of Education, The Methodist Church in Malaysia

For registration enquires for the Academic Year 2021 for kindergarten and primary education needs,

Please call 010-4088980 or Email to info@bsc.wms.edu.my

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