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April 2015

56th National Schools Swimming Championships 2015

From the 16 th to 22 nd April, the PL Swim Team participated in the 56 th National Schools Swimming Championships 2015 and competed against swimming strongholds, such as Singapore Sports School, Methodist Girls’ School and Raffles Girls’ School. 

We are proud to announce the following results:
  • Mandy Fong (Sec 2.1): 8th place for 200m individual medley 
  • Lau Wei Ting (Sec 2.4): 5th place for 50m breaststroke event 
  • Zoey Ho (Sec 3A1): Bronze medal for 50m and 100m butterfly events 
  • Naomi Wong (Sec 3A4): 5th place for 200m breaststroke event 
  • Both our B and C Divisions clinched 7th position for the 4x50m freestyle and 4x50m medley relays

Singapore Secondary School Debating Championships 2015

From February to April 2015, our PL Debate team competed in the Singapore Secondary School Debating Championships 2015. The team comprised of Amanda Chia (Sec 4A1), Hannah Quek (Sec 3A1), Megan Lew (Sec 3A3), Rianne Lim (Sec 3A4), and Elisabeth Lian, (Sec 3A2). 

In the preliminary rounds, the students worked hard and debated passionately, defeating Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) as well as Cedar Girls' School, before advancing to PL's first ever Division 1 Quarter Finals where they narrowly lost to Hwa Chong Institution. 

Amanda Chia was also ranked 19th best speaker out of the 80 speakers in Division 1. 

We are proud of our debaters. To God be the glory! 

Student's Reflections: 
"My experience in this national tournament was definitely an unforgettable one. It was not just the end result of making it to quarter finals and making PL history, but also the process of getting there. Although training was intense and exhausting, I thoroughly enjoyed working with my teammates, discussing rebuttals every second that we got to spend with each other, getting to know each others' strengths and weaknesses. I enjoyed the thrilling experiences of going up against such brilliant opponents and brainstorming the cases in great details. I thank God for our teachers and coach for helping us through such an amazing and enriching experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat, and it is truly a blessing to see our hard work, determination, perseverance and teamwork pay off." 
from Elisabeth Lian, 3A2

Symphony of Praise 2015

Packing everyone in for the Finale
Strumming to the delight of the audience
Dramatic flair from ELDDS Drama

24 April 2015 marked the day of PL’s biennial show-stopping concert featuring all 9 performing arts CCA and their SYF award winning pieces. This year’s Symphony of Praise primary objective was to allow the parents of all our students to fully appreciate the beautiful works executed flawlessly by their daughters. Borne by the labour of many hours of hard work and behind the scene sacrifices, the parents were treated to a dazzling show that reflected the fruition of hard work of our students and their teachers. In line with PL’s tradition, the concert ended with the performers and the audience singing the school theme song loudly and with much joy. 

Student's Reflections: 
“Personally I felt that the SOP concert was one of the most memorable events that has happened in my PL One Voice journey. I felt that as a choir, we were striving towards one goal, which was to praise God with our voices, especially after getting our SFY results. Although everyone was really tired and looking forward to a break after SYF, we put in out best to make our performance enjoyable for everyone who attended SOP> the rehearsals that we had were tiring but they were what helped us be orderly and timely, so that on the actual day, everything went smoothly. It was really heartwarming to see the different CCAs in their various costumes standing together in harmony. I’m really glad that I was able to perform in SOP and SOP has really become something I treasure in my PLOV journey.” 
by Julia Vadukkot Chacko, Sec 2.3 (Choir Member)

Joint PL Staff Promotion Ceremony

A time for praise and worship
Rev Seet presenting a certificate to one of the promotees

Special Item by the Middle Managers
PL Secondary Promotees

The staff of PLMGS (Secondary and Primary) came together as one school to celebrate our teachers who were promoted in April 2015. Mrs Quek Li Gek, Principal of PLMGS (Sec), began the ceremony with a word of welcome and Mr Alfred Tan, Vice Principal (Admin) of PLMGS (Sec) gave the opening prayer. This was followed by a time for praise and worship and the PL family sang together heartily. 

Rev Seet Keng Tat, Member of PLMGS Board of Management was our Guest of Honour. He presented the promotion certificates to our teachers. The Middle Managers from both schools presented a special item of 2 songs – “Lord I Offer” and “Through It All”. The service ended with a closing prayer by Rev Seet. The congregation then adjourned to the school canteen for a time of fellowship while tucking in to a sumptuous high tea reception. 

The School Leaders offer their heartiest congratulations to the recently promoted teachers and wish them all the best.