On 4th March, 1955 the Cambridge School Certificate results were released and the 1st batch of School Certificate candidates (12 in number) from Paya Lebar MGS obtained a 100% Pass. Just 3 days later, on the memorable day 7th March 1955, this group of girls met along the corridor of the school, then at 15 Boundary Road, and the Paya Lebar MGS Alumni came into being.
“This organization serves a dual purpose, namely,
- to forge a strong link with the Alma Mater, and
- to maintain intact the chain of fellowship among the girls.” - from 1st Alumni report.
It started with only 11 girls, all of whom were absorbed into the Board of Management -
|Board of Management|
|President||Chia Jit Imm|
|Vice-President||Gan Teck Choo|
|Secretary||Goh Keng Luan|
|Asst Secretary||Seah Su Suan|
|Treasurer||Sim Lee Kheng|
|Auditor||Chew Siew Lian|
|Committee Members||Lean Poh Kee
Sim Pui Chuin
Foo Sock Ching
Tay Sock Hiang
The young alumni laid down a few basic rules –
- term of office - 2 years
- annual fee - $2.00
The committee also drafted application forms.
At the school bazaar the Alumni contributed a small sum to the Lucky Dip stall and helped to sell tickets. The Alumni also donated the 1st Dux Board which cost $40/-.
To quote the 1st President in her report - If the Alumni did not “strike a great impression it is because, as Shakespeare says, “We are yet but young in deed”. In her message for the school magazine the 1st President made an impassioned plea to the girls to join the Alumni upon leaving the school.
“… wherever (you) are (you) carry the flag of the school. Therefore in your effort to conquer greater fields let the school be uppermost in your mind. Think of what she has done for you … and then think of the pride that is hers when you achieve success. It is to the efforts of Paya Lebar MGS that you owe your success. It is at Paya Lebar MGS that you become what you are. So, when you (leave its) ‘ sheltering walls’ you will still heed any call by Paya Lebar MGS … Meanwhile LOOK UP! LIFT UP! That your dreams and ambitions will be fulfilled not only to your satisfaction but also to the honour of the school and to the glory of God.
Is the sincere wish and prayer of
Chia Jit Imm
Paya Lebar MGS Alumni"
For a number of years the Alumni went into hibernation (as students were discouraged from joining associations in the 50’s and 60’s). In the 70’s PLMGS Alumni was revived and officially registered with the Registrar of Societies in 1978. The 1st President then Principal of PLMGS appealed to Tay Boon Wan (class of 1961) to be the Pro-tem President. She accepted, followed by Nellie Har and since then the Alumni has not looked back.
|List of Presidents|
|Miss Chia Jit Imm||1955 – 1957 (looked after Alumni matters)|
|Ms Tay Boon Wan||1975 to March 1976|
|Mrs Nellie Ko||1976 - 1982|
|Miss Sarojini Devi||1983 - 1988|
|Dr Tan Chor Hiang||1989 – 1993|
|Miss Elizabeth Poey Cheng Wah||1994 – 1998|
|Ms Mabel Quah/Ow||1998|
|Mrs Pearl Lim||1998, 1999 – 2001|
|Ms Eunice Goh||2002 - 2004|
|Ms Doreen Goh||2005 - 2007|
|Ms Lim Su-Lynn||2008 to date|
Mission & Objectives
The PLMGS Alumni was established and registered formally as a society in 1978 as the alumni association for Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School.
Its objectives are to bring together old girls of the school, encouraging and coordinating their support for PL, as well as celebrating the heritage of our school.
The Alumni serves as the focus for Alumni relations and activities, and its mission is to foster Alumni interest and goodwill in PL, through serving and love for our alma mater.
The Alumni Executive Committee is the governing body of the Alumni. The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice-President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Assistant Honorary Treasurer, and 6 Committee Members. The Executive Committee holds a tenure of office of two years.PLMGS Alumni Executive Committee for 2020/2021
PresidentMrs Quahe-Lim Su-Lynn
Vice PresidentDr Tan Chor Hiang
Honorary SecretaryDr Amy Quek
Honorary TreasurerMs Corrinne Seow
Honorary Assistant TreasurerMs Jean Lim
Executive Committee MemberMrs Annie Teo-Lim
Executive Committee MemberMs See Beow Tuan
Executive Committee MemberMs Catherine Foo
Executive Committee MemberMs Angela Tan
Executive Committee MemberMs Amelia Champion
Executive Committee MemberMs Seah Yang Hee
Honorary Member of the Executive CommitteeMrs Winnie Tan
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Primary)
Mrs Joyce Ang
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary)
Mrs Quek Li Gek
The Alumni Association is represented on the PLMGS Board of Management by 2 members. Dr Tan Chor Hiang and Mrs Annie Teo-Lim have been appointed as Alumni representatives on the School Board of Management for the current term, 2021/ 2022.Founder's Day Dinner Committee
Each year, the Alumni hosts the school’s Founder’s Day Dinner. A sub-committee is created for the purposes of overseeing the organisation and preparations for this important event in our alma mater’s calendar.Founder's Day Celebrations Committee 2021
Ng Yew Cheo (Chair)
Felicia Tan (Vice-Chair)
See Beow Tan
Amy Tee (Class Rep - Class of 1996)
Claire Zhang (Class Rep - Class of 1996)
Jean Ong (School Rep)
Mrs Sharon Tng (School Rep)
Vivien Chee (School Rep)
Lynette Lim (School Rep)
In what is now an annual event, Walking Together is a step challenge organised by the Alumni Association with the aim of promoting school spirit amongst the PL Family while keeping fit.
Panel for Walking Together 2021
Ng Yew Cheo
Dr Amy Quek
Please email us at email@example.com if you are keen to help us out in any of the committees or events.