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January 2017

Chinese New Year Celebrations




On the 27th of January, the entire school was immersed in the festive mood with our PL-Lites enjoying the company of their friends and teachers for class bonding. The girls also got the opportunity to express their creativity by decorating their classrooms for the Year of the Rooster CNY celebrations. It was indeed a great start to the Lunar New Year this year.

Long Service Award


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Our school would like to congratulate Mdm Poon Woon Han for being awarded the Long Service Award. We would like to thank her for her loyal and dedicated contribution in the public service for the past 13 years.

Opening of the new Student Leadership Centre



On the 23rd January 2017, the Class Monitors, Peer Lites and the hospitality team were officially installed during the school assembly amidst loud applause and support from their peers. Ms Amelia Champion, a member of our Alumni and our Guest of Honor for the event, shared with the school on how PL has helped shaped her career background and what leadership meant to her. Ms Champion also inspired the girls in the “Go Light Your World” initiative by sharing her experiences in Corporate Social Responsibility. She shared how everyone can go light our world and make a difference. At the end of the installation, student leaders recited the student leaders’ pledge to pledge their commitment to serve PL with love.

The school also witnessed the launch of the Student Leadership Centre (SLC). The SLC is opened to all PL-Lites who are aspiring leaders and wish to step up to take charge of Go Light Your World projects, FIS projects and other school or level wide events that positively impact the school or community.

REFLECTIONS:
“It was a symbolic moment, as I felt that I had officially taken on a leadership role. I really liked how all the student leaders took the Student Leaders’ pledge together since it showed that all of us were ready to lead the school together.“
- Nadia 3A2 (Peer-lite)

“On the 23rd January, I was installed in front of the school as the Chairperson of the Monitors’ Council and also as a Peer Lite. I was really nervous as it was only my second time to be in front of the school during assembly. Being selected to be the chairperson, I felt grateful to all those that believed that I could lead my pers. On the other hand I knew that I would have more responsibilities to take care of and that I would need to be able to manage my time better. On the same day, I was also present at the opening of the Student Leadership Centre. I think that the Student Leadership centre is very useful as the student leaders can do their discussions about certain situations and also a clean and comfortable environment for the rest of the PL-Lites to do school projects with their peers.”
- Charmaine Kong 3B1

Korea Twinning Programme



On 18 Jan 2017, the PL family spent an enriching time with the Principal, Mrs Hwang, teachers and girls from our twinning school - Kyung Hee Girls' High School, Seoul, South Korea in the last 2 days. The Korean girls joined in lessons and stayed at our girls' homes for 2 nights. We thank the families who lovingly and graciously hosted the girls. Thank you for leaving a part of Singapore in the hearts of our Korean friends. It was indeed an unforgettable experience for both our Korean friends and PL-Lites.

PL Celebrates



On 12 January 2017, our PL family celebrated the good N- and O-Level examination results of our 2016 graduands with joy and thanksgiving. We would like to thank the Board of Management for blessing each member of our family with a Famous Amos lollipop and a Cornetto cone. The results are a testimony of hard work which serves as an encouragement to all PL-Lites to continuously strive for excellence.

2016 GCE O-LEVEL EXAMINATION RESULTS


(National Press release can be found at https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/release-of-2016-singapore-cambridge-gce-o-level-examination-results-and-2017-joint-admissions-exercise-for-junior-colleges--millennia-institute--polytechnics--and-institute-of-technical-education)

Please click here for the JAE 2017 Briefing Slides

We celebrated with our girls who received the 2016 O-Level Examinations results on 11 January 2017.

A total of 241 Sec 4 Express girls and 25 Sec 5NA girls sat for the GCE O-Level exams in 2016. They worked hard and were loved and supported by their families and the teachers. We give thanks to God for His blessings upon our girls.

Their hard work paid off. The progression data is as follows:

Secondary 4 Express

  • 98.8% (comparison - National 91.5%) of our Sec 4 Express girls out-performed both the National Cohort and last year’s cohort in obtaining 5 O-Levels & more;
  • 99.6% (No National comparison available) of our Sec 4 Express girls are eligible for JC, MI & Poly;
  • 90.4% (No National comparison available) of our Sec 4 Express girls are eligible for JC.


Secondary 5NA

  • 84% (comparison - National 91.5%) of our Sec 5NA girls out-performed both the National Cohort and last year’s cohort in obtaining 5 O-Levels & more;
  • 92% (No National comparison available) of our Sec 5NA girls are eligible for JC, MI & Poly;
  • 52% (No National comparison available) of our Sec 5NA girls are eligible for JC.


Sharing of a success story

Some of our students overcame their personal challenges in addition to their academic struggles to prepare and sit for their examinations. We are pleased to share one of their success stories.

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Farah, who was a school prefect, possessed a positive attitude towards her work. However, she was hit hard when she lost her father after her preliminary exams in 2016. During this period, she had to bear the responsibilities of looking after her sick father who was hospitalised and later passed away. Farah showed resilience amidst all odds when she persevered to do well in the school's preliminary examinations. We are most pleased to share that she perform well in the 2016 GCE O-Level Examinations despite the odds. We congratulate her for resilience and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.


Celebrating the Success of our Top Express Girls

DUX (Best) Student


We rejoice with:

Yip Jia Tong, Sec 4A1
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Celebrating the success of Yip Jia Tong, Sec 4A1


Top Sec 4 Express Student


We rejoice with:

You Keen, Sec 4A1
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Celebrating the success of You Keen, Sec 4A1

10 O-Level Distinctions


We rejoice with:

You Keen, Sec 4A1

9 O-Level Distinctions

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We rejoice with:

Yip Jia Tong, Sec 4A1

Cindy Evangeline, Sec 4A1

 

8 O-Level Distinctions

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We rejoice with:

Bethany Lim, Sec 4A1

Seah Peck Boon Deborah, Sec 4A2

Joanna Tan Ern Ern, Sec 4A1

Hannah Quek Sihui, Sec 4A1

Hoong Si Qi, Sec 4A1

Hannah Chia Hwee Ye, Sec 4A2

Emma Tan Yen Rui, Sec 4A4

Lee Wen, Sec 4A3

Shia Jia Qi Rachel, Sec 4A3

Seo Min Li Gilia, Sec 4A1

 

7 O-Level Distinctions

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We rejoice with:

Chan Tong, Tricia, Sec 4A2

Brigitta Dica Budijono, Sec 4A1

Ng Zi Yan Derlyn, Sec 4A3

Noorul Amirah, Sec 4A1

Pang Jen Hui Grace, Sec 4A2

Clara Loh Hui Qin, Sec 4A2

Tiffany Tan Hwee Wen, Sec 4A2

Wong Min Hui, Sec 4A1

Glenda Tay Wen Wei, Sec 4A3

Grace Cheng Le Xin, Sec 4A2

Sarah Yong Pei Ling, Sec 4A2

Abigayle Ru-El Huan, Sec 4A4

Kou Xin Jie, Sec 4A1

Ling Fang-Xin Olive, Sec 4A3

Liew Ningxuan, Sec 4A2

Tay Yi Peng, Sec 4A1

Delia Goh Xin Yin, Sec 4A1

Sim Lee Ting, Sec 4A3

Elizabeth Lee, Sec 4A2

Balaji Harshini Bala, Sec 4A1

Yuen Jia-Xin, Sec 4A4

Chong Yun Min Charmaine, Sec 4A3

M Darshini Devi, Sec 4A1

Cohort Achievements for the 2016 Sec 4 Express students

18 out of 22 subjects with Percentage of Distinctions above National Level as follows:

  • English
  • Literature (English)
  • Geography
  • Combined Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Science (Phy/Chem)
  • Science (Chem/Bio)
  • Art
  • Higher Tamil
  • Chinese
  • Malay
  • Tamil
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Media Studies
  • Higher Music

 

21 out of 22 subjects with Percentage of Passes above National Level as follows:

  • English
  • Literature (English)
  • Geography
  • Combined Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Science (Phy/Chem)
  • Science (Chem/Bio)
  • Art
  • Higher Chinese
  • Higher Tamil
  • Chinese
  • Malay
  • Music
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Media Studies
  • Higher Music

 

100% Passes in 11 subjects as follows:

  • Literature (English)
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Art
  • Higher Tamil
  • Malay
  • Music
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Media Studies
  • Higher Music


Subject

Distinction %

Above or Below National Average

Pass %

Above or Below National Average

English Language

Above

Above

Literature (English)

Above

Above

Geography

Above

Above

Combined Humanities

Above

Above

Mathematics

Above

Above

Additional Mathematics

Below

Above

Physics

Above

Above

Chemistry

Above

Above

Biology

Above

Above

Science (Ph/Chem)

Above

Above

Science (Chem/Bio)

Above

Above

Art

Above

Above

Higher Chinese

Below

Above

Higher Tamil

Above

Above

Chinese

Above

Above

Malay

Above

Above

Tamil

Above

Below

Music

Below

Above

Principles of Accounts

Above

Above

Food & Nutrition

Below

Above

Media Studies

Above

Above

Higher Music

Above

Above


Cohort Achievements for the 2016 Sec 5 Normal (Academic) students


9 out of 12 subjects with Percentage of Distinctions above National Level as follows:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Humanities
  • Science (Chem/Bio)
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Chinese
  • Geography
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Higher Chinese

 

12 out of 12 subjects with Percentage of Passes above National Level as follows:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Humanities
  • Science (Chem/Bio)
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Chinese
  • Tamil
  • Malay
  • Geography
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Higher Chinese

 

100% Passes in 7 subjects as follows:

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Chinese
  • Tamil
  • Malay
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Higher Chinese

 

Subject

Distinction %

Above or Below National Average

Pass %

Above or Below National Average

English

Above

Above

Mathematics

Above

Above

Combined Humanities

Above

Above

Science (Chem/Bio)

Above

Above

Food & Nutrition

Above

Above

Chinese

Above

Above

Tamil

Below

Above

Malay

Below

Above

Geography

Above

Above

Additional Mathematics

Below

Above

Principles of Accounts

Above

Above

Higher Chinese

Above

Above


We thank God for His blessings and His faithfulness to our school.

To God be the Glory!


Principal Meet Parents, Sale of CNY Cookie



During the Principal-meets-Parents sessions on 6 and 7 January 2017, the PSSG sold CNY cookies to raise funds for needy students as well as to support student programmes. Concurrently, the PSSG was also actively recruiting parents to join PSSG. Through the various PSSG events, the PSSG parents forged strong and lasting relationships.

Resources shared at the 2017 Principal-meets-Parents sessions


PLMGS (Sec) held its annual Principal-meets-Parents session on 5 and 6 Jan 2017. Parents may retrieve the information shared during the briefing by clicking the following links:

Sec 1 Candle Lighting Ceremony



PL's signature event during our Sec 1 Orientation is the Initiation ceremony at the end of the iDiscover camp. It was a proud moment as the girls were given their school badge to wear for the first time. This was followed by the candle-lighting ceremony where the girls reminded one another that their role as PL-Lites was to seek to make a difference in the world.

Sec 1 Orientation



The Sec 1 Orientation week ended on a high note with the Sec 1 iDiscover Camp. Families turned up in full force to support and participate alongside their daughters during the Camp’s Finale Night. It was indeed a rousing start to the new school year for our new girls. We warmly welcome our new PL-Lites into our family. To God be the Glory!

CCA Fair 2017



PL Secondary treated our new Secondary 1 cohort to an exciting CCA Fair on Thursday, 5th January 2017 as part of their Orientation Programme. It was an exciting time for our new girls as they considered their options of which CCA they were interested to join.