Reflections to our days at M.E.H.S.
|by Harry Taw, Cecil Wagstaff and Edwin Tin Tut|
|Our MEHS motto said, “Not for school but for life do we learn” and in truth, all through our school days we learnt not only our lessons, but under the stern eyes of our loving teachers we gathered the spiritual weapons of integrity, social behaviour, an awareness of civics and strength of character: weapons we would use all our lives and pass on to our children and grandchildren.
When we entered the real-world life as adults, through these lessons of the heart taught by our teachers we were able to face adversaries and hardships. We struggled ahead with our spirits intact and strong.
Modesty aside, you will agree that the majority of us, however badly we had behaved in school, have become successful members of our communities and of the modern world. Within our country expatriates often said that “You see anyone who is successful, smart and sophisticated and it always turns out to be someone from that school”… meaning, of course, dear old MEHS.
Our MEHS’ motto was: “Not for school,for life do we learn”. We learned together, played together, competed against each other on sport fields and courts, as individuals and in teams… but again – together. But from college onward… we started to meet more new friends, many fell in love and married them, and many also married schoolmates from “OUR MEHS”.
We learnt Life’s Values from OUR MEHS, one of these being that the bonds and friendships first made at school, can last a lifetime. If we have done this and keep it in our hearts and minds, continuously then we honour OUR MEHS.
The MEHS motto says, “Not for school…” very modestly…
We should now think OUR MEHS too… NOW! We made it! Thanks to OUR MEHS, to Our Beloved Principal and Teachers and all MEHS Staff. The School will welcome us when we do something “for the school”… Carry on the good work started by OUR MEHS -Education perhaps by helping someone who does, and not have, the opportunity we all had, without our help.
So let us give back something to our school as a gesture of thanks for our principal, teachers and staff, as well as in memory of our friends who had been called by God, and also as a symbol of the love and friendship we share and will continue to share our whole lives. Let our friendship and solidarity allow a lamp to be lit for the younger generations who might not have the blessings we enjoy.
Remember the joy we had in our school days without worries of any kind and let us pass on that same precious gift to worthy students.
Please consider…… and, ‘watch this space’ for some of our “Ideas”…Contributing any Ideas you may have, please.
Let’s join hands!
Harry Taw, Cecil Wagstaff and Edwin Tin Tut