Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014 Sec 4 Nite Study – 1st Fundraising

~ Article contributed by Harris Raihana

The Nite Study Fundraising was held on 29th April 2014 at the School Canteen with overwhelming response from both the Teachers and Students !

Also see our past successful endeavours for the 2013 TK graduates!

(please click the links below)

First and foremost on behalf of our PSG, our sincere thanks to the School and the Staff for their support towards our Fundraising Efforts for our Graduating Students; and  of course our Awesome Team of  Boulangerie Chefs who came together to make this 1st Fundraising A Success!

The Team of 11 parents-turned-chef baking and preparing 300 croissant sandwiches and specially made 200 crepes filled with Nutella and Bananas and Cream which were snapped up very fast.   We had to turn away disappointed students when we ran out of crepes.  In order not to disappoint the students, we improvised and also filled the croissants with Nutella to satisfy their cravings which also proved to be popular!

While The Chefs were busy baking and selling, the students were also encouraged to pen their words of encouragements to the Graduating Students, on the Specially Ordered PSG Banner which was laid out beside our Booth!   The Banner is now on display in the school Hall!  The Baking Team bonded during our brainstorming sessions with food sampling to come up with new ideas of food items which our kids LOVE.   

Our efforts proved to be a success, and we too became more professional in our techniques and came ready for the large stream of students in a short time, eager to try our specially prepared food.  We came fully equipped with Ovens and Hot Plates to serve them warm and freshly made food!  The Funds raised will be channelled towards the Nite Study Programme sometime in August/September 2014. 

Our Team of Specialty Chefs will definitely be back for another Fundraising in Support of Our Dear Graduating Students!   Once again A Big Thank You to Our Chefs of the Day – Dhupinder, Jumaliah, Kalpana, Merry, Hidayati, Roza,  Poh Choo, Divisha, Amanda and Geetika!  The TEAM of Boulangerie Chefs made it all possible and most importantly we had a good time bonding with our TK family! 

We'll Be Back in August !!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

TK Sports Day 2014 – A roaring success

~ Article contributed by Hidayati

We will, we will rock you ...
PSG Team Supporters
Tanjong Katong Secondary School held its annual Sports Day at Bishan Stadium on 15th April 2014. The stands were a sea of colors from the various house colors. Students were also helping one another apply war paint on each other’s faces and hair spraying each other’s hairs with various colors to add to the vibrancy.

The respective houses of Tagore, Rutherford, Einstein and Da Vinci also had the spectators cheering with their own individual mascots! Though the competitive spirit was strong before and during each event, all the participants were thoroughly cheered on during each race.                                 

My highlight was the Staff-Parent-Alumni Race where PSG fielded two teams. It was a tight race to the finish and one of our teams emerged victorious.  It was a wonderful experience hearing and seeing students cheer on their favourite  teacher too. In spite of the afternoon sun and heat hitting the stadium and running here and there during the event, I felt that TK Sports Day 2014 was very enjoyable for everyone. I hope that the competitive spirit among TKsians burns strong for many years to come.

We did it !

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 TKSS International Friendship Week

~ Article contributed by Kalpana K

31st March to 4th April 2014 was celebrated as the International Friendship Week at TKSS as part of a series of events planned to celebrate Racial Harmony. The weeklong celebration saw our international students from Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal and Philippines showcasing the unique culture and tradition of their countries to fellow schoolmates through various posters and presentations.

The Finale to the event was the International Food Festival on 4th April 2014.  The parents from these countries put in great effort and hard work to generously present food samples to the students. The atmosphere that day was exciting and memorable. The parents not only prepared the food, they also decorated their stalls with handicrafts and souvenirs from their countries and wore traditional attire, which so added to the vibrancy of the event. With music rocking the place the school canteen had literally been transformed to a multi-cultural food festival.  In alphabetical order let me give you a glimpse of the delicacies presented to the students and the feedback from the various team members.

The Indonesian Team found the idea of the Food Festival Finale very interesting. They felt that it was indeed hard work but in the end well worth the effort they had put in. Their food ‘centre piece’ was amazing and they kindly presented it to the teachers at the end of the event.

The Korean team took hard work to prepare their traditional food as all dishes were handmade and time consuming but overall the parents were very pleased to see that students knew about the dishes as they had seen them in Korean dramas.  The music from their stall added a festive air to the entire event.

The team from Myanmar dressed in traditional attire decorated their stall with handicrafts from Myanmar giving us a glimpse of their rich culture. The team members were very happy and excited to be a part of their very first event in the school and greatly enjoyed interacting with the students.  

The Nepali team in traditional attire and jewelry were a lovely sight to see. Their decoration of the stall with artifacts and currency from their country and posters displaying their natural great heritage was amazing. The team was proud and excited to be a part of the event and enjoyed seeing the presentations of the other countries. 

And lastly I would like to make a special mention of the Philippines team, run by a small team, but it presented brilliantly with a big spread of assorted delicious deserts that were well appreciated by all.  The beautiful traditional Filipino gown was also another highlight of the event.

Overall the experience of being a part of the International Friendship Week finale was fun filled and exciting. The air of festivity was amazing.  On behalf of PSG, I think special thanks is in order to the school team who never fail to amaze us with the considerable thought they always give to make this learning journey interesting and memorable for our children.  And most importantly, I like to thank all parent volunteers who helped on the day, and a very special ‘Thank you” will go to our international parents for their generous contribution, enthusiastic participation and strong support to make this event happen successfully!!

The Indonesian Team: Nasi Tumpeng, Kunyit Asem, The Botol, Kue Lapis Legit and Kerupuk.

The Korean Team: Gim-bab, Ddeog-bogg-yi, Jab Chae and Gim chi

The Myanmar Team: Myanmar Banana Cake, Yellow glutinous rice, Myanmar Pan Cake, and Mont Lone Yay Paw (Glutinous Rice Balls)

The Nepali Team: Sel Roti, Aloo Dum, Momo and Keer.

The Philippines Team: Brazo de Mercedes, Puto, Kutsinta, Pichi Pichi and Cassava Cake

School Principal Mdm Haslinda joining and supporting our parent volunteers for this wonderful and lovely event!