Book release marks Montfort schools’ celebrations
Launching the commemorative coffee-table book on Nov 19. From left: Mr Wilbur Wong (principal of Montfort Junior School), Mr Chua Cher Choon (Montfort Schools SMC Chairman), Mr Lim Boon Heng (Chairman of Temasek Holdings), Mr Tan Lye Huat (Montfort Schools SMC Member) and Mr Mark Minjoot (principal of Montfort Sec School).
As part of the Montfort schools’ centennial celebrations, a commemorative coffee-table book detailing the Montfortian history was launched.
The book was officially released on Nov 19 at Fairmont Hotel by Mr Lim Boon Heng, ex-Cabinet Minister and current Chairman of Temasek Holdings.
It details the history of the Montfort schools when it first started in 1916 till today. It also contains photo montages with a historical narrative interspersed with amusing anecdotes that captures memories of Montfortians who have passed through the schools’ gates.
Speaking about the book in his speech, Mr Lim, himself a former Montfortian, said, “This coffee-table book is a trip down memory lane ... When we look back, and see where we are now, we realise how far we have come, how much progress we have made.”
The event also saw past and current Montfort students put on various performances including a dance, wushu performance and a magic show.
The book launch is the last in a series of events held during this milestone year for the Montfort Schools.
Some events held included a thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Archbishop William Goh, a former Montfortian, in January; a fund raising dinner on April 9 which was attended by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and a Founder’s Day Celebration Cum Homecoming Carnival on April 23.