Our fourth profile will be of Mr. Ho Kiat Chong. Mr. Ho served for almost 39 years in Victoria School and retired in 2005. Grab your tickets for the dinner quick, to get your chance to see him in person and thank him for the memorable days you had in VS.
1) What are you doing now?
Staying in touch with VS teachers, athletes, alumni, meeting up with old friends/boys for ‘makan’/chit chat and occasionally doing some part time NIE supervision for trainee teachers.
2) What are your fondest memories of Victoria?
After almost 39 years as a VS teacher, so many fond memories of VS: having great friends/colleagues; having fun teaching; helping out in school, zone and national events/activities; coaching, disciplining/motivating ; watching boys grow; exulting with boys + teachers in many of VS’ victories; comforting one another in occasional defeats/setbacks; etc.
3) Any message for present teachers? Words of wisdom?
Develop a belief system/philosophy grounded on values, passion, interest, willingness to learn, etc. Have a healthy sense of balance, humour/fun. In short, be authentic, living and breathing the VS motto and vision; Nil Sine Labore and A Victorian is ultimately a Gentleman, Professional and Sportsman.