Dear Friends and Alumni of PLMGS,
2016 marked a watershed in the history of Paya Lebar Methdist Girls’ School as we celebrated 100 years since her founding. Each month last year through to October, the PL family gathered to reflect and give thanks to God for 100 years of His blessings. These monthly centenary celebration events were led in turn by our primary and secondary schools and the alumni.
I thank all the alumni, teachers and staff, parents and students who participated in the centennial celebrations, for giving up their time, sharing their talent, and parting with their treasure, to ensure that we made this year an extraordinary one. It was a concerted family effort and each person’s part, no matter how big or small, was important.
At 100, we celebrate a firmly established school culture of embracing diversity and being inclusive – we are not a school that accepts only the academically gifted, the student athlete or musician, nor one which attracts students from any particular social class, or any other single type. Yet through a century, PL has been able to influence the life of each young lady and provided her with an indelible school experience.
PL100 represents what our school has achieved with this legacy of inclusiveness and diversity, and what she will continue to achieve in the years to come. With hearts of thanksgiving, we celebrate the tremendous progress our school has made, while staying true to her mission of nurturing every PL-lite into a whole person who lives in favour with God and man. It is in praise and gladness that we give all glory to God.
PL-lites, in 2016, you witnessed and participated in a such a significant milestone in the history of our school. In your years in PL you will also have experienced what PL can achieve with continued support from alumni and parents alike. Our school is now 100 years old. As we conclude one century and move on to our next, it will be up to you to uphold PL’s strong traditions. However much may be demanded of us, may PL-lites past and present step forward and continue to give with an open heart.
Praise and thanks be to God for His 100 years of faithfulness to our school. To God be the Glory!
God’s blessings to you in the year ahead.