Greetings from your Alma Mater!
Think about this. What is Premier Academy to you? When you reflect on your time in High School, what comes to mind? How is Premier Academy doing now? Do you think you can get involved? How can you be involved? Were you a great sportsperson, a public speaker, an innovative scientist, a Picasso-esque painter, an avid reader, a piano maestro, an introvert, an extrovert, a humanitarian, or an academic titan? Who was your favourite teacher? What defined you at Premier?
A story is told of one who left home a long time ago to pursue all of life’s possibilities. Aeons later, the person meets both success and failure, pain and happiness, ups and downs. In all this, he never forgot his home. When finally he decided to come home, he realized that his stories were very much alive there and that they had been waiting for him to tell his own narrative. He was able to inspire many people to aim high. To have a purpose. To think big. To have grit.
Dear Alumnus, it is the same with alumni linkages as it was with the anecdote above. When we come together bonded by our shared past of a high school network, what we are doing in essence, is affirming our global commitment to a place, an institution, an oasis that has made us who we are.
In this regard, we are thinking about how to make our school better for the present and future generations. We are asking ourselves how we can receive feedback on best practice, and how we can motivate the present learners to leverage current realities for maximized learning progress.
Indeed, Alumni of schools have become the single most important source of enrichment in modern times. As an alumnus, you understand how your school can be made better. You have interacted with friends and others from diverse schooling experiences in a way that makes you well placed to contribute your knowledge and expertise.
But what do you stand to gain? Well, Alumni associations give you unparalleled access to a pool of like-minded professionals, captains of industry in diverse fields, and a wealth of career based information among other benefits. Moreover, this is an opportunity for you to stay connected with your school way after you leave the hallowed precincts.
A key question then is – how do I get linked? Our world has become increasingly borderless, interconnected and this is due to advancements in technology occasioned by the possibilities of the internet of things. Social media gives you a perfect opportunity to connect to your school through an Alumni page where you can not only stay abreast of goings on at Premier Academy, but also allowing others to know the progress you are making in your chosen field and how they can connect with you. You can inspire our young ones through career talks or Alumni days. You can share links on the school website about careers or trends in all fields. You can lend a hand. In this way, you will live the words of our vision – to empower students who can make a difference in the world.
Oprah Winfrey said: “You will continue to succeed in the world or have a fulfilling life in the world if you choose to use your life in the service somehow to others and give back what you have been given. That’s how you keep it. That’s how you get it. That’s how you grow it.”
So what are we planning?
For a start, we request you to visit the link below and fill in the details so that we may build an effective database. We shall then invite you to the Alumni page on Facebook and on LinkedIn through which you may start interacting.