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2017

Tech, the road less travelled by girls

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PL Lites Breaking New Frontiers in Robotics!

ez beacon page.pngThe EZ Beacon is a publication which showcases the programmes and initiatives of schools in the East Zone (EZ). Through sharing the good stories and practices in EZ schools, we hope to deepen the culture of collaboration amongst schools, share the impact school experiences have on students, staff and stakeholders, and provide the public with developments in the school scene.


This volume captures good stories of how school promotes Joyful Learning. Read PL’s stories here:
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新年做蛋卷,品尝传统味道
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Schooled in the way of old-school love letters

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On 8 February 2017, our girls were given the opportunity to learn the traditional method (using coals) of making love letters at PL Secondary. We would like to thank all parents who laboured over the coals while guiding our girls in the love letters making process. We love the smell, the taste, the feel and the joy of celebrating CNY as a family.


2016

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (PLMGS) Centennial Founder's Day Celebrations
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For the newspaper articles on the school's Founder's Day Celebrations, please click the links below.
(a) The Straits Times
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(b)Lianhe Zaobao
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(c) Berita Harian
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This celebratory event was captured in an article which appears in the December issue of Methodist News.
Please click here to read the article.


World Robot Games 2016
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The PL power team was blessed with the following awards at the World Robot Games 2016 in Bandung!


1) Search & Rescue Pro Category - 1 Gold Award
2) Search & Rescue Senior Category - 1 Gold Award & 1 Bronze Award
3) Sumo 5kg RC Junior Category - 1 Silver Award
4) Innovative Category - 1 Gold Award and 1 Bronze Award
5) Robots in Movie Category - 1 Silver Award
6) 7 Performance Award
7) 1 Spirit of WRG Award

Total Award 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze Award, 7 Performance Award and 1 Spirit of World Robot Games Award (Only given to Singapore)

Using Macro Lenses
- Assessment in Student Leadership Development (SLD)
PL is honoured that we have been given the opportunity to share the following article published on the Student Leadership Development (SLD) Programme E-Buzz Issue 8 in Sept 2016. This is a monthly online publication by Student Development Curriculum Division, MOE for schools to share best practices in the area of Student Leadership.
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Authentic Learning Through Astronomy

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Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) has been conducting astronomy observations as part of its Science enrichment programmes since 2009. The solar eclipse on 9 March 2016 provided the school with an excellent opportunity to further use astronomy observations for learning. Please click the article above to read on how PLMGS (Sec) shares its expertise and resources to increase engagement in the Science classroom.

Carrying Forward a Compelling Legacy

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Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School is celebrating its centennial in 2016. As the school turns 100, The Straits Times looks at at its past, present and future.

非主流课外活动 也为学习添姿彩

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与乐龄人士同欢共乐

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PL celebrates 100 years of God's blessings

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(This article was first published in the March 2016 issue of Methodist Message, the official monthly publication of The Methodist Church in Singapore. Used with permission.)

Published in the March edition of Methodist Message, the article spells out the ethos of Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (PLMGS). The article also gives a list of events organised by PLMGS to celebrate the school's 100th anniversary.

Relating Literature to Life
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30 Mar 2016 - Using sounds to create visual images

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On 11 March 2016, the deejays from UFM100.3 and Ms Su Jun Ying, a well-known playwright, visited PL to conduct a workshop on script-writing for Chinese radio drama for 100 students.

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Our Journey in Paya Lebar Methodist Girl’s School

Please click here to read the article


8 Mar 2016 - PL Leads Learning during the Solar Eclipse

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25 FEB 2016 - An Unconventional Start

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2015


In their own words: JC vs Poly

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Reach Out with L.O.V.E. - A Heart for Service

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The EZ Beacon is a publication for all East Zone schools. The 2015 edition featured an article written by Ms Gan Lay Leng, Year Head (Lower Secondary) and Mrs Low Hwee Hwee, HOD (Character and Citizenship Education). The article is entitled "Reach Out with L.O.V.E. - A Heart for Service". Please click here to read the full article.



Setting the Record Straight

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Our alumna, Ms Eliza Ng (Class of 2005) was featured in the NIE News (March 2015). Please click here for the article.



2014


My N-Level Inspiration is ....

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A bus chaser and winner

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On 22 May 2014, Natalie Soh (Sec 4A1) was featured in the New Paper. In the newspaper report, Natalie shared how she set realistic targets and raised them subsequently to reach new heights in her journey as a long distance runner.
         


An act of appreciation from Keely New who demonstrates the PL G.R.A.C.E. values

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On 4 March 2014, the Lianhe Wanbao carried a report on an anonymous Nanyang Junior College (NYJC) student who gave teachers and students a treat at the canteen drinks stall accompanied by 32 handwritten notes in November 2013. She was an alumni PL-Lite, Miss Keely New (Sec 4A1, Class of 2011). The report noted comments from Principal ofNYJC who said he had wanted to reveal the girl’s name when the A Levels results were distributed yesterday. However, he kept it as a secret to surprise his staff and students.  The Principal of NYJC also said he would share this through the school’s official Facebook page as there were still many who were unaware of the girl’s identity. Keely was well-liked by both teachers and her peers in school and was awarded the Edusave Character Award in August 2013.



Nail problems without hammering people

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Mr Lim Siong Guan studied in PL when we had boys attending the school in the afternoon. In his book, he mentioned his mother, Mrs Mary Lim, who was a teacher in our school. His two sisters, Doreen and Violet, studied in PL too and Violet later also taught in PL.
             
Please click here for the newspaper article about Mr Lim and his new book.
 


2013


Undaunted by disability

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The school congratulates Ms Chia Yong Yong (PL Alumni, 1969-1978) on her appointment as Nominated Member of Parliament in September 2014. The first physically disabled parliamentarian in Singapore, Ms Chia will serve a two and a half year term.
         
In an interview with the Straits Times, she recounted her days as a student in PLMGS.
         
She started tripping and falling in kindergarten, but was diagnosed  with peroneal muscular atrophy only at 15. As her muscle tissue progressively weakened, she used crutches, then a wheelchair. She has not been able to stand for more than 20 years and her hands have grown limp and curled as well.

Her alma mater, Paya Lebar Methodist  Girls' School, worked  around her mobility issues  - yet treated her as normally as possible. Her former secondary school principal, Mrs Winnie Tan, gave her ground-floor classrooms. 

Friends helped her to the laboratory and chapel on the second floor, exemplifying the school's ethos as a "household of love and faith", Mrs Tan says. 

Ms Chia says: "If I was too talkative, I would be made to stand up. The teachers didn't treat me differently."

She is a lawyer at Yusarn Audrey Law Firm and she has been President of the Society for the Physically Disabled since 2008. 

In 2011, she was awarded the President’s Social Service Award, by the President of the Republic of Singapore for voluntary contributions made to the social service sector. 
 
In 2013, she was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in the National Day Awards in recognition of her exemplary service rendered to Singapore.



Alumni PL-Lite wins Photography Award

The Straits Times recently featured a winner in the 4th annual Icon de Martell Cordon Bleu 2013. This photography award recognises Singapore’s outstanding photographers based on a body of work. We are proud of Sarah Choo Jing (Sec 4B2, Class of 2006) for winning the top prize. 

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SSO on Campus

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Rhapssody is a quarterly Community Outreach Newsletter published by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. In the Sep-Dec 2013 issue, there was article on SSO on Campus which featured PLMGS (Sec). Below is an excerpt of the article.
         
Each school was actively involved in every stage of the process, from preparations to publicity to execution of the concert proper, and distributing concert flyers both internally and externally, promoting the concert during school assemblies and deploying student ushers to assist the SSO with audience management. They see this partnership as beneficial to both the community and the school. 
         
As Mr Ng Eng Kee, Aesthetics Subject Head of PLMGS (S) shares: "One of the school's strategic thrusts is Partnership, and the collaboration between the SSO and PLMGS (S) is a recognition of our school's effort in arts education. The outreach concert makes the school more accessible to the community and helps to raise public awareness of the school and its strength and focus on the arts. It provides an opportunity for the community to witness and appreciate high quality music making in the heartland of Lorong AhSoo and close to their home. 
         
The concert might be the first time some of the pupils are exposed to classical symphonic music. For those pupils with some exposure to orchestral concerts, the campus performances provide an added avenue through which the professional musicians inspire them."
         
Please click here for the full article.



Alumni PL-Lites living out the school values

Recently, the local newspapers featured our alumni PL-Lites in their coverage of news. They are shining examples of women whose actions in life reflect the spirit of G.R.A.C.E. (our school values).

Uniquely yours - from $79
Seetal Kaur Randhawa (Sec 4A1, Class of 2004) set up 'The Shoemaker's Elf' to plug what she saw as a gap in the market. The article describes how she overcame the challenges in setting up and operating the business.

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Bonding across the generational divide
Sarah Wan and Regina Koh (both from Sec 4A3, Class of 2006) and two others created a campaign called 'The Silver Yarn Project', a youth movement aimed at getting young people to communicate with their seniors. According to the newspaper article, 'The Silver Yarn Project' has reached out to more than 200 000 people. In January 2013, the group launched '#SilverYarn Instagram Contest', where youths submitted photos of their grandparents and their stories of days gone by. 

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Extracted from from the Newsletter, Vol. 2, Page 9, published by Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School.

June 2013
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April 2013
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MOE Facebook and Twitter feature PL Choir

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The Ministry of Education has posted an SYF snippet on the MOE Facebook and Twitter, featuring PL Choir's performance at the SYF 2013.

The links are as follows:
Facebook: 
Twitter: 
 
January 2013
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2012


December 2012
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Source: Methodist Message (Vol 115 No 12)@The Methodist Church in Singapore, Reproduced with permission

October 2012
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July 2012
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2011


March 2011
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January 2011
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September 2010
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April 2010
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March 2010
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January 2010
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2009

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December 2009
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September 2009
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2006


February 2006
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2004
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2001
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