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Message from Chairperson 20 July 2021

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Message from Chairperson of CHIJ Board of Management

Dear Teachers, Students, Parents and Staff of our CHIJ Schools,

The news of the recent attack at River Valley High School came as a tremendous
shock to everyone. We grieve with the family of the boy who was killed. Our hearts
and prayers are with them, with the family of the boy who has now been charged,
and with the students and staff of River Valley High School.

I am sure that for many teachers, students and parents, this tragic incident brings
about much uncertainty. There may be questions on our minds and fear in our
hearts, as we try to make sense of it all. The fact that this is taking place in the midst
of rapidly rising number of Covid cases and uncertainties about the days ahead
would have added to your anxiety. Some students may wonder whether they will be
safe at school.

The safety and well-being of our girls, teachers and staff are of paramount
importance. Each one of you is precious to us. Let us as a community remain
steadfast in our duties and work together to ensure that our schools remain safe
havens for our girls to learn, to grow and to thrive.

If any student needs help, or knows someone who needs help, please reach out to
an adult, your teachers, the school counsellors or the IJ Sisters. You are not alone.
The IJ Community is here for you and will do our best to support you.

It is in times like this that we must pull together. Let us do what we can to look out
for one another, to take care of each other and to respond always with love and
kindness. Please be assured of our continued prayers and love.

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Vivienne Lim
On behalf of the
CHIJ Board of Management
and IJ Sisters