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February 2015

PL's Fathers@School is 4 years old

Mr Matthew Lee Welcome the Parents at the Fathers@School 4th Anniversary Mrs Quek Addressing to the Parents at 4th Anniversary of Fathers@School
Mrs Quek cutting the Anniversary cake Our Guest Speaker, Mr Jeffrey Goh.
Members of Fathers@School Taking Group Photo with Mrs Quek
On 25 Feb 2015, the Fathers@School in PLMGS celebrated its 4th year of formation. The guest speaker, Mr Jeffrey Goh, delivered a speech on the importance of a father’s Presence in his family. He shared that a father’s Provision of a conducive environment, and also his Protection to the family would lead to a safe and secure home. By committing all these acts of love, there would surely be Peace in his family. 

A total of 33 fathers and staff attended the occasion. After cutting the anniversary cake by our Principal, Mrs Quek Li Gek, the participants enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast. 

A heartwarming Reunion Dinner for PL’s International Students 

Cooking together with the Toh familyChatting with Toh family membersEnjoying a get together with the Chua children from PL.

So nice to be apart of the Toh family!A picture for the Chua Family album

On Wednesday, 18 February 2015 we had an enjoyable and memorable experience of celebrating Chinese New Year with Mr and Mrs Chua and family. They gave us a warm welcome and made us feel at home. Although we were far from our family, the liveliness and joyfulness of Chinese New Year were able to be vividly felt by us as they treated us like members of their own family. We also got to learn more about how Singaporean families spend their time during Chinese New Year. We also shared our stories about how we usually celebrate Chinese New Year with our families in Indonesia. We are truly thankful to Mr and Mrs Chua for inviting us for Chinese New Year dinner with them. Their hospitality and congeniality had made our Chinese New Year this year a wonderful celebration. 
Reported by Ignasia Hanny, Sec 4A1 and Anastasia Patrick, Sec 4A1 

PL Christian Teachers' Chinese New Year Lunch Fellowship


As a gesture of love and appreciation to PLMGS (Sec) Staff for their 'Heart and Hard' work, Paya Lebar Methodist Church (PLMC) organised a Christian Teachers' Chinese New Year Lunch Fellowship on 24 February in the AVA Room. The Buffet Lunch with  yu sheng   was served and this was followed by a time of Gathering cum Fellowship where the Chaplains led in welcoming everyone and a Word of Exhortation was shared to encourage one another as we serve the Lord in His school. Both the Staff of PLMGS (Sec) had a good time of feasting and fellowshipping on this day of the Lunar New Year Celebration, All Glory be to God. 

KC Humanities / NE Challenge 2015

On 12 February, 5 Secondary 4 students (Amanda Tan, Jamais Ang, Sarah Ann Lim, Victoria Teng and Zhang Jingyi) took part in the KC Humanities/NE Challenge 2015 organised by CHIJ Katong Convent. They were the top 5 teams competing in the quiz segment (Humanopoly) and emerged champions. In addition, they also came in the second in the Treasure Hunt segment. 

All glory to God for His favour. 

Students' Reflections: 
The KC Humanities/NE Challenge not only allowed us to put our textbook knowledge to use, but it also tested us on current events, making us more aware of what is happening in the world. We had a lot of fun taking part in the competition and also learnt things that are not taught in the classroom. Although the challenge was tough at times, we persevered and supported each other to do our best. 
Sarah-Ann Lim, Sec 4A2 

I learned a lot from the taking part in the competition: both team work and knowledge. The Humanities Challenge comprised mainly of History and general knowledge questions. Thus, it is important to be updated and well informed with the latest news happening all around the world. We must work well and be united as a team in order to overcome the challenges faced when participating in the various tasks. All in all, I enjoyed myself during the KC Humanities Challenge and I am very grateful to have had such an opportunity to participate. 
Victoria Teng, Sec 4A3

Excellent Service Award 2014

Launched in 1994, the Excellent Service Award or EXSA is a national award that recognises individuals who have delivered quality service. It seeks to develop service models for staff to emulate, and to create service champions.  

EXSA is managed by seven industry lead bodies (the Association of Singapore Attractions, the Land Transport Authority, the Public Service Division, the Restaurant Association of Singapore, the Singapore Hotel Association, the Singapore Retailers Association, the Association of Banks in Singapore) and supported by SPRING Singapore.  

The school congratulates the following PL Staff for receiving the Excellent Service Award 2014:  
  • Ms Clare Ong, Excellent Service Award 2014 (Gold)  
  • Ms Grace Quek, Excellent Service Award 2014 (Gold)  
  • Mdm Poon Woon Han, Excellent Service Award 2014 (Silver)