Circle Values And Student Creed
So then we had the first batch of students coming in. Then we thought, Okay, we have got to make sure, unlike other universities, to get these students to work as a team. So we organized team building activities. We took them to the place that I (helped to) build, Outward Bound Singapore in Pulau Ubin, and there we had some teambuilding activities. While we were waiting for the boat to take us from the Singapore Island to Pulau Ubin; it's a boat ride about 8 to 10 minutes; some of the students held us back because they were late. They were holding back everybody's time. So I said, Alright! I need you to reflect on what you did, and what you learnt from this and (SMU's) circle values. Let's put together something where you could put all the C.I.R.C.L.E values in it, and talk about the lessons learnt. So it was a lesson on reflection. And then with one of my colleagues in the legal profession, (AP) Saw Cheng Lim, we kind of refined what the students wrote and made it the student's creed. So we then started a Students Creed and we got them (the students) to recite it every time we meet them so that they understood the Student's Creed which embodied all the C.I.R.C.L.E values. We even had a song written to it. And at the first convocation, we had (AP) Kirpal (Singh) read the Students Creed together with a student called (Gerald) Goh Tua Yang to the music that Cheng Lim played. It's a beautiful (piece of) music. That was exciting and that was how we started the Student's Creed.