Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Recognition Day: Robinson and PSG Character Award

56th Annual Prize presentation ceremony was held on 22 May 2012. Mr Steven Tham Weng Cheong,  guest-of-honour, member of the School Advisory Board Committee, Chairman & CEO, Leedon Limited started the event with a inspiring speech. Here is an excerpt...

"Competition is a way of life and a way to progress. We are challenged to bring out our best through various competitions. At this point, may I refer to the Olympics that will take place in July this year in London. The world's best athletes and sportsmen will come to London to compete with one another to bring glory and honour to themselves and to the countiries they come from. This is to show that "man is endowed with infinite possibilities". At the end of the Olympics, we can see the values of friendship and respect for one another firmly rooted in the competitors, so you can see the value of competition.

The Olympic motto is : Altius, Citius, Fortius. I cannot help feeling the school, directly or indirectly follows this motto: moving higher, swifter and stronger to ensure progress contiues ceaselessly.

Continuous progress is also ensured because TK teachers have a deep interest in sharing their knowledge with young minds, and go the extra mile for their students. The passion they have for teaching makes them great teachers; they are able to make a difference in the lives and future for their students. I am glad that TK teachers are encouraging their students to repeatedly ask questions to promote thinking skills and reasoning. The commitment by TK teachers to be skilful teachers are important as they will be better able to shape the minds and characters of the students. The reward is the satisfaction and pride that their students have turned out well and are contributing members of their families and our society.

The objectives of education were debated in the past, they are debated toady and I'm sure they would be continued in the future.

In recent years, there has been a greater emphasis on values and character development: a holistic education that is student centric. Here is a case for moral literacy.

We want our children to possess the tracts of character we most admire. It is important that while in school, students achieve a minimal level of moral literacy. This enables them to live a life that is well and good and humane.

What are these fundamental tracts of character?

Integrity is one, compassion, courage, perseverence, loyalty and determination. These are virtues which we desire our children to possess. Start nourishing your mind with good habits in the early years of your life. When they are performed often, they become part of your life."

"To the many prize-winners, I have this to say: You've won the respect and admiration of your schoolmates, teachers and your families. They are very proud of you: do not be complacent, keep on moving up the ladder to success ceaselessly: it will be a fulfilling experience!"

Watch your thoughs; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; they become your destiny.
by Frank Outlaw

Thank you."

The Samuel Robinson Character Award  for displaying examplary behaviour and demonstrated the school values to the highest degree over the 4 years as TK student is:
Poon Wing Bill, Billy

PSG Character Award winners are:
Loh Teng Jie, 4B: Ability to Succeed
Lee Ci En, 4D: Ability to Succeed
Muhammad Nur Haffidz B Abdul R, 4F: Ability to Succeed
Navnidh Bhalla, 4A: Integrity
Wong Sze Ting Rachel, 4B: Ingenuity
Benedict Su, 4E: Ingenuity
Wong Chen Neng, 3D: Integrity
Naufal B. Azman, 2F: Loyalty
Muhammad Amer Hakeem B M N, 2F: Loyalty
Melvin Ong Yew Sheng, 3C: Charity
Gan Nicole, 4F: Charity

Congratulation to the prize winners.

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