7 Apr 2017

Farewell, Mr. Morris

After 6 years in Sha Tin College, our principal, Mr. Morris is departing Sha Tin College. Organised by the Senior Leadership Team and the Heads of House, his farewell assemblies were held on Friday the 24th of March. Comprised of a series of short performances and speeches, the assemblies were a small gift of gratitude in honour of our beloved principal, who is now taking another path in his life.

The 4 houses were split between two assemblies- Dragon and Griffin attended during Period 4, while Pegasus and Phoenix attended during Period 5.

A particularly memorable part of the assemblies was ‘Planet Morris’, a video brilliantly produced by Theo Hui, Sean Kwan, and Owen Chong. In the midst of their busy school lives, the three Y12 students followed, or stalked, Mr. Morris meticulously to get a glimpse of his daily school life. The video is embedded below:

Another noteworthy act during the assemblies was painstakingly arranged over 2 weeks of continuous rehearsals and practices; the Student Leaders of each house performed as a choir in their respective assemblies, singing ‘Perfect’ and ‘Twist and Shout’. Having devoted lots of time to arrange harmonies, sort out live instrumentals, and tweak lyrics, the Y12 students showcased a truly successful and indisputably meaningful performance.

Of course, the assemblies included a speech from Mr. Morris himself. He presented everybody with a significant few words to reflect upon the developments and enhancements during his time here. But more importantly, he was able to give everybody a clearer insight into his past and future, as well as deliver some encouragement and advice.

During the 6 years in STC, Mr. Morris has inspired and positively influenced so many different students; whether it was by climbing, hosting morning exercise, or just by being a 50-something-year-old man that students can listen and relate to; he’s touched students’ lives in ways that will never be forgotten.

Just a few days ago, he stepped in Sha Tin College for the last time as our principal, but we hope it will not be the last time he will ever step foot at our school.

“Mr. Morris has been one of the most inspiring figures in my school life,” commented Theo Hui, one of his climbing students. “He is someone who puts his students first and strives to improve the school in every way he can. Mr. Morris has always been there to offer a hand for the students around him. Thank you Mr. Morris, you will be missed.”

Although Mr. Morris is leaving Sha Tin College after 6 years, his presence will remain in our hallways forever. Words cannot begin to recount the sacrifices and contributions he has made for the school, but we thank him for everything he’s done, and wish him all the best in Singapore.

Farewell, Mr. Morris.

Laurel Lee 12D2