Parent – Teacher Association
The PTA is committed towards promoting close co-operation and understanding between parents, principal and teachers and providing the necessary support to the school so as to create a conducive learning environment that will bring out the best in the students.
(a) to promote close co-operation and understanding between parents, principal and teachers for the welfare of the students
(b) to provide opportunities for discussion and explanation between the school and parents in matters relating to the education of the student
(c) to promote social interaction and fellowship among parents and teachers; and
(d) to provide financial assistance to needy students.
Standing, from left to right:
Mr Chong Zi Yi, Hodges Emily Tabiano, Valerie Goh Soh Heng, Samantha Hew Pek Wah, Lin Qi, Judilene Montano Alba, Tan Chiew Yan, Mary Tan Rui Shan, Tay Yee Ling, Mimi Marhaini Masri, Mr Emerson Foo, Irene Li, You Dunhua, James Teo Eng Kiat
Sitting, from left to right:
Mr Daniel Chung (VP), May Chua Mui Yee, Angeline Tran Thi My Nhung, Mdm Jenny Tan (P), Azizah Binte Abdul Rahman, Khong Lai Lin, Olivia, Mrs Selva (VP), Yap Chwee Feng, Mdm Foo Lee Lian
|1||President||Aziza Binte Abdul Rahman||Sharifah Lulu Alysha binte Syed Ismail Shahab||2D|
|2||Vice President||Khong Lai Lin, Olivia||Khong Yawen||4G|
|3||Vice President||Mdm Jenny Tan Mei Mei||–||–|
|4||Vice President||Mdm Sarawathy d/o Varadaraju||–||–|
|5||Secretary||Yap Chwee Feng||Timothy Lee||1D|
|6||Asst Secretary||Tay Yee Ling||Chen Xun Ri||1D|
|7||Asst Secretary||Hodges Emily Tabiano||Hodges Demi-Lyn Tabiano||1D|
|8||Treasurer||Angeline Tran Thi My Nhung||Dang Tran Thanh Mai||1A|
|9||Asst Treasurer||May Chua Mui Yee||Soo Yi Jie||3D|
|10||EXCO||Lin Qi||Li Jiaming||4E|
|11||EXCO||Mimi Marhaini Masri||Liam Richard Arman Blakney||1D|
|12||EXCO||Samantha Hew Pek Wah||Royston Hor||3F|
|13||EXCO||Judilene Montano Alba||Juleane Louisa Montano||2E|
|14||EXCO||You Dunhua||You Dongxuan||2E|
|15||EXCO||Mary Tan Rui Shan||Richelle Wong Jingyi||2F/E|
|16||EXCO||James Teo Eng Kiat||Teo Yun Kai||1G|
|17||EXCO-School Rep||Mdm Foo Lee Lian||Teacher|
|18||EXCO-School Rep||Mr Wong Meng Kit||Teacher|
|19||EXCO-School Rep||Mr Foo Meng Juan, Emerson||Teacher|
|20||EXCO-School Rep||Mr Yusfiandi bin Yatiman||Teacher|
|21||EXCO-School Rep||Mr Chong Zi Yi||Teacher|
Family Matters Co-ordinators
|22||FM@GESS||Irene Li||Ong Chen Pang||1D|
|23||FM@GESS||Janet Tan||Richard Tan||4B|
|24||Auditor@GESS||Valerie Goh Soh Heng||Jeron Pang||2D|
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2018 GESS PTA Events/Activities
In conjunction with Aesthetics Week, the Nutrition & Food Science Department is organising a Cupcake Design Contest.
You are invited form groups of 2 with your child to sign up for this contest via
Spaces are limited to the first 20 groups, so please register quickly.
Details of the Contest are as follows:
Date: 23 May 2018
Venue: GESS Food Lab
Basic materials will be provided.
Closing Date: 17 May 2018
|3||Learning Journeys/Excursions||Saturdays(Venue & Date TBC)|
|4||Chinese New Year Celebration (I)||15/02/2018, Friday|
|5||Chinese New Year Celebration(II)||Lo Hei(chocolate & sweets) for Sec 1 only|
|6||PTA AGM||24/03/2018, Saturday|
|7||Cross Country cum Founder’s Day||19/03/2018, Monday|
|8||Dads For Life Events||TBC (at least twice a year- post exam)- Proposed Fishing, Cycling,
Bowling, LJ to P. Semakau
|9||Sports Fiesta||13/07/2018, Friday|
|10||Racial Harmony Day Celebration||20/07/2018, Friday|
|11||National Day Celebration||08/08/2018, Wednesday|
|12||Teachers’ Day Celebration||30/08/2018, Wednesday|
|13||Graduation Nite Celebration||19/11/2018, Monday|
|14||GESS Open House(AM)||17/11/2018, Saturday|
|15||Partners’ Potluck Gathering(Lunch)||17/11/2018, Saturday|
|16||Sec One Welcome Tea(2019)||TBC|
Learning Journey to Singapore City Gallery of Urban Redevelopment Authority on 24 Feb 2018
“There is a great display showing the development of Singapore. Good place to learn
about past and future, urban planning of Singapore. I can spend hours looking at the diorama.
Very interesting for first timer.
One key attraction is the massive architectural model that gives you a bird’s eye view
of the city centre, which comes alive with a light and sound show. Another key
attraction allows you to immerse yourself in the city through a 270-degree panoramic
show that depicts scenes of daily life in Singapore from dusk to dawn
The most remarkable and structurally perfect place ever! The best view for 3d table
stand light presentation is from the 2d floor.
Thank you for this well organised tour Mdm Foo.”
– Saburulla, parent of Muhammad Noor, 1E
GESS FATHERS@SCHOOL ACTIVITY FISHING PARADISE@ORTO ON 12 MAY 2018
This was an event organised and led by two fathers (Mr. James Teo and Mr. Dunhua) from the GESS PTA. Sign up rate was incredible with all places taken up within a couple of days. 24 pairs of father-child turned up on the morning of 12 May 2018, Saturday at the Fishing Paradise @ ORTO (http://orto.sg/activities/fishing-paradise-orto/),81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-08, Singapore 769198. Participation from our Sec 1 students was very high.
This was not your typical childhood longkang fishing experience. Fathers and children were taught how to reel, bait, knot and cast before being sent off to test their fishing skills and patience. Though not all can boast of having caught a big one, and some while casting got their line up a tree, it was a fun time as father and child bond with each other.
Mr. Cheang came with his son Julian from Sec 1G. “I just wanted to spend time with Julian who wanted to try fishing as he has not done it before.” Georgie from Sec 1D also signed up for the experience. Mr. Tng, her father, commented that Georgie was bored at home and it was good for him to accompany her to the event.
We hope this event will encourage fathers to spend more one-on-one time with their children. It also serves to give fathers some simple ideas on how to do this. It takes just some time and a bit of effort but can have a big impact on their children.
“Just this Saturday(12/5/2108), I was at Fishing Paradise@ORTO which is around Yishun, a place that I was completely unfamiliar with trying my hand at something new, fishing. This trip was organised by Dads For Life @ GESS, and we were invited to go there for a fishing trip with our fathers.
Although the trip there took quite long, I was rewarded with the experience of fishing. On other days, my father would be busy with work and come home late, weekends are spent doing homework and going for tuition. Going for this event was truly a rewarding experience, being able to work together with my father and chat with him while we waited for a bite. He would help to cast the lure and I would reel the fish in. We were able to catch a few fish with the help of the instructor’s precise instructions. They were extremely strict about our safety and keeping us safe from the hooks when others were casting. Holding a live fish in my arms was a first for me and the pictures we took would be kept for a long time. During the quick chat we had, I found out more about my father than I would have on any other weekend.
These activities help to strengthen the bonds between father and son. I feel this bond is extremely important and vital to everyone. We should all spend some time to thank our father, and cherish the fleeting moments we have with each other.”
– Ng Jun Han, 1F
“On 12 May 2018 (Sat), a fishing event was held at Fishing Paradise @ Orto, to promote bonding between GESS students and their fathers. A total of 48 participants (24 father-child pairs) braved a sunny Saturday morning to gather and fish at the beautiful and scenic pond located at 81 Lorong Chencharu, a mere 8 minutes walk from Khatib MRT station.
Together with PTA’s Mr You Dunhua and GESS teacher, Mr Emerson Foo, I was glad to have the opportunity to organize this event. It was indeed moving as I could feel the bonding between the students and fathers, especially some who got to see their fathers who are stationed overseas, returning to Singapore and spending quality time with them.
The 2-hour event passed very fast, and as all participants gathered for a group photo-taking, it was heartening to see so many smiles of joy and happy bonding. We are already looking forward to organizing another event toward the end of the year after the SA2 examinations for our students and their fathers.”
– Parent Participant, Mr James Teo