27 July 2008

Faith's Going PLMGS

We just registered Faith for Primary 1 and we were under Phase 2B as a result of our membership in Barker Road Methodist Church.

We checked the results last week and were relieved to know that Faith got without the need for balloting.

I am sure a lot of parents will be directing traffic, sweep floor, cut grass, library duty gunning for top primary schools like Nanyang or Raffles but I think PLMGS would be a good environment for Faith's education. Faith is a very very smart girl but given that we noticed that she can't sit still for even 10 minutes (when it comes to homework *facepalm*), we wonder if putting her on those academic supertrains would do her more detriment than good?

Academically-wise, Raffles, Henry Park, Nanyang etc. would rank far above PLMGS but that doesn't necessarily means they would be better for the child. We like the idea of a Missions school like myself from ACS and wife from CHIJ, where a more well-balance and wholesome package of education much more to our liking.

Perhaps if we can give Faith a more relaxed environment to grow up, she would learn more?

Bottomline is that we just want her to grow up happy.

PLMGS and myself have a little bit of history way back in the 80s. I was part of the team who set up their St John Nursing Brigade. So if you know of anyone who is born between 1972 and 1973 and was studying in PLMGS (Secondary), ask them if they know of 3 ACS boys who were in their school every Saturday morning?

How time flies and it's more than 20 years ago. Those PLMGS teachers whom I've gotten to know are probably retired by now. Otherwise, I would have loved to return to the school to see them again.
Even the girls whom I have taught are probably mothers themselves. Who knows if I may bump into them on Faith's first day at school next year? I have lost all contacts with the girls, all except one.

God bless facebook! :)

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- Voxeros

1. Ruok left...
Monday, 28 July 2008 8:20 pm
My very first crush was a girl from PLMGS!

2. TSSD left...
Tuesday, 29 July 2008 1:03 am ::
My first rejection was from that school. NAH BEH! Walao u damn pro, u teach from young, future investment siboh.

3. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 29 July 2008 10:02 am :: 
ruok: Well, now that's a blog entry waiting to be written. No?

tssd: Not future investment lah. Back then, it was more like community service. Just wanted to do something to contribute.

4. Ruok left...
Tuesday, 29 July 2008 9:17 pm
No. :P

5. aloe left...
Tuesday, 29 July 2008 10:28 pm
sollie, not from there. I ish fr neighbourhood sch! *proud* but it recently merged le... *sad* good luck to ur gal! :)

6. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 29 July 2008 10:34 pm :: 
ruok: Oh come on!!! Write! Write! Write! Write!

Aloe: Well, you turned out pretty good. Yes? Yes?

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