Principal's 'champions' challenge upsets students

SURPRISED: Catholic High School's principal, Mr Lee Hak Boon, was surprised by how his students had interpreted what was meant to be a "well-intended challenge".

We want to be known as a school of champions, not a school of first runners-up.

Catholic High School's principal, Mr Lee Hak Boon, told this to the entire school cohort last Friday morning.

The school's C Division softball, basketball and volleyball teams had missed the top spot narrowly in the recent inter-school matches.

But what was meant to be a motivational speech rubbed some students the wrong way.

One felt Mr Lee's words were heartless. Another felt he was sending the wrong message - that the school must win at all costs.

The reactions puzzled Mr Lee, who had meant for his words to be a "well-intended challenge" to spur his students on to bigger achievements.

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