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May 2016

PL Ebenezer Fair

The name ‘Ebenezer’ which means ‘Rock of Help’ truly signifies God’s help for PL over these 100 years. TO celebrate our 100th anniversay, PLMGS organised the Ebenezer Fair on our school grounds on Saturday May 28th, 9am to 4pm. 

The PL family exhibited her creativity and adaptability through the planning, setting up and management of 100 food and games stalls at our PL Ebenezer Fair. It was held on 28 May 2016 from 9am to 4pm at the PLMGS Track 3:14 and PLMGS (Sec) campus. PL-Lites were joined by the Alumni and Parents-School Support Group (PSSG) in managing this fair. There were games, rides and many other activities for all, stalls selling all kinds of merchandise as well as a wide variety of food and beverages from the traditional to the trendy. 

A total of $176,520 (after deducting costs) was raised through the sale of tickets. The funds raised would be channelled towards the following charities which were identified by PL-Lites: 
1. AWWA (formerly known as Asian Women’s Welfare Association) 
2. Children’s Cancer Foundation 
3. Gospel Mission to the Blind 
4. Singapore Cancer Society 

On that day, all PL-Lites past and present, and family and friends, had a day of fellowship, fun and entertainment. 

PLMGS(S) Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Conference

Opening of ECG Hub
Our New ECG Hub

Health Bus to get our students interested in healthcare
Breakout session by Ms Eileen Chew from Special Needs (Autism)
Lively panel discussion
Parents attending ecareers.sg orkshop

Students attending breakout session from the healthcare industry

On 17 May 2016 (Tuesday), our Secondary 4 and 5 students attended the PL ECG Conference that offered new perspectives of education today. Distinguished business and community leaders were invited to share how students should prepare themselves for the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. 

The programme of the Conference included keynote speeches followed by a Plenary Discussion on the Conference theme - Getting Ready for the 21st Century Workforce . The speakers spoke on the following topics: 
  • Keynote Speech 1: The Future PL-Lite in the 21st Century Global Workforce by Mr Henry Tan, Managing Director, Nexia International
  • Nurturing your Child's Aspiration with ecareers.sg by Mrs Quek Li Gek, Principal of PLMGS Secondary School
  • Keynote Speech 2: Being a Blessing to the Community through our Careers by Dr Carol Tan, Chairperson, The Good Life Co-operative

In addition to the above, the PL-Lites attended two breakout sessions conducted by experts from the following industries:   
  • Finance/Banking
  • Info-communications Technology
  • Maritime (Naval Architecture)
  • Special Needs Education (Autism)
  • Applied Science
  • Engineering (Built Environment)
  • Healthcare and Nursing
  • Law
  • Business/Accountancy
  • Social and Community Services 

It was indeed an enriching day of learning for our Secondary 4 and 5 PL-Lites.

PL Makes Her Mark

Eagerly waiting for the start of the record breaking moment
Everyone trying their best
PLMGS (Pri & Sec) Combined Assembly before the event

Skipping for a good cause
Skipping underneath the Indoor Sports Hall

On 6 May 2016 (Friday), Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (PLMGS) took part in a mass record-breaking event as part of the school’s centennial celebrations. Every PL-Lite, staff member and invited stakeholders participated in a skipping event and the record would go into the Singapore Book of Records. This was also a fundraising effort in collaboration with North East Community Development Council – ‘Skip for Groceries’ to help 100 needy families. 

We are pleased to announce that PLMGS set the simultaneous one-legged skipping record with 2,651 skippers from the primary and secondary PL-Lites as well as parent volunteers who came together to skip continuously for 5 minutes. 

More information can found here.