The 12th Maximize Your Potential (MYP) award ceremony was held on 25th April, 9 am @ Geylang Methodist School Primary, GMSP.
The MYP is a key program under the Run For Funds (RFF) movement.
Present were 20 MYP award recipients (4 Pri 4, 10 Pri 5, 6 Pri 6; 9 of them are prefects!), their parents/guardians, 10 supporters of Run For Funds, GMSP principal and teachers.
To date, 92 students have received the MYP award……. we will reach the milestone century mark within the next 2 years!
Pictures taken at the 2015 MYP award ceremony are posted here: https://www.facebook.com/RunForFunds
Teacher-in-charge of MYP Miss Theresa Tong welcomed everyone.
She congratulated parents and students, adding that it was proud day for all of them.
The recipients were selected for MYP based on their academic performance and good behaviour.
Here’s an overview of this year’s event:
1. Part 1: Life Lessons
Adrian spoke about the importance of choosing friends wisely.
Friends play a critical role in supporting us and guiding us along a right(eous) path.
He reminded the students that choosing “wrong” friends who have wayward behaviour and dubious characters, could influence them negatively.
He gave examples of how his good friends have influenced him for the better and chastised him when he was wrong.
He encouraged the students to surround themselves with good friends and be a "good friend" to others.
2. Part 2: Mini-Workshop (New)
These included (1) knowing their own study styles (2) working on their weaknesses (3) proper planning
The students listened attentively to these pearls of wisdom.
Some parents/guardians shared afterwards that the min-workshop was enlightening and would help them guide their children/wards better.
We will do more of these in the future.
3. Part 3: Target Setting
Adrian encouraged the students to aim high.
If they excel in studies and have good CCA/behaviour, scholarships at local and foreign universities (e.g. Stanford, Cambridge) await.
He shared that the 2014 Pri 6’s did very well for their PSLE and all the RFF uncles and aunties are very proud of them.
1 qualified for Victoria Secondary School, 4 qualified for Chung Cheng High School (Main) and 2 went to Geylang Methodist Secondary.
(For those of you who are familiar, to qualify for Victoria and Chung Cheng, students need to score >240, a very good score).
He also shared success stories of past MYP recipients to inspire the students.
The awards were then presented to the students by RFF supporters Lawrence, Christa, Henry and Jason (the man anchoring RFF's web presence).
Rina also thanked RFF supporters for inspiring the students via MYP.
This was followed by a tea reception + group photo taking.
RFF account as of 29th May 2014 = S$28,576.19
RFF account as of 4th May 2015 = S$28,666.23
We didn’t raise funds in the past year as funds are adequate.
We did, however, receive a $100 contribution from a friend of a Superfriend :-)
The amount you see above is after $2 monthly deductions from the bank for account maintenance and addition of interest.
We contributed $21,000 to MYP in 2013 and these funds are depleted after this year’s award ceremony.
The plan is to inject the $21,000 later this year to fund MYP for another 3 years (2016-2018).
So in 2016/17, we will raise funds for MYP for years 2019-2021.
Some of you have approached me to contribute to MYP/RFF.
Can I suggest you channel your generosity this year to Nepal relief missions?
They need our help to rebuild their lives.
Special thanks go out to the following people:
Theresa Tong – Your labour of love and persistence over the past 12 years has impacted 92 young lives and their families. On behalf of the students, their families and MYP supporters, we salute you !
Sulistiati Idrus - Welcome to the MYP family. Thanks for caring for the students in GMSP and looking after their welfare.
Rina Liang and the staff of GMSP – Thank you for believing in MYP and allocating time and resources to support it. The students at GMSP are blessed to have teachers who are committed to making a difference in their lives.
RFF supporters – As always, thanks for your support, prayers and contributions all these years.
If you have any queries about RFF, please email or call me.