Showing posts with label PCF. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PCF. Show all posts

Thursday, February 25, 2010

PCF Eunos Sparkletots Openhouse

20 February 2010

Went over to the openhouse for PAP Community Foundation (PCF) Eunos Sparkletots after the weekly SLC meeting. The centre provides services such as childcare, nursery and kindergarten. On one end of the centre, there are baby prams, and on the other end, there are open-concept classrooms.

Children who accompanied their parents to the premise were also amazed and amused with the toys and educational materials.

Management committee members of PCF Eunos:

Thursday, November 05, 2009

PCF Eunos Graduation Concert 2009

31 October 2009

Nursery and Kindergarten students danced to celebrate at the PCF Eunos Graduation Concert 2009, as the batch of K2 students graduates to enter Primary One next year. It was held at the Eunos Community Club Multipurpose Hall.

PCF stands for PAP Community Foundation, and is popularly known as "PAP Kindergarten".

Preparations for the concert started more than 6 months ago. The theme had to be chosen, dances have to be choreographed. For the first time ever, all the K2 students from the different centres performed together on stage together. Imagine the amount of coordination required!

As early as a month ago, PCF Eunos begun the concert rehearsals. I'm honoured to be the Master of Ceremony, working together with the 2 children emcees - Audrey and Mattheus.

On Saturday afternoon, the concert was to start at 2pm, but eager parents entered the hall as early as 12.45pm.

Mattheus checking out the Graduation certificates

Hip Hop dance team, Lil Fusion Crew, hyped up the tempo before the Adviser for the concert organising committee, Mr Abdul Aziz PBM, delivered his opening address. The Guest-of-Honour is Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Chairman for PCF Eunos. In his speech, he shared about how PCF Eunos places heavy importance on early childhood education. New centres would be built in the neighbourhood, including SparkleTots for pre-nursery children.

After the presentation of Graduation certificates and class photo-taking, the entire hall went through a time machine, Back to the '70s.

Featuring multiracial dances to the tunes of chinese, malay and indian songs, as well as songs from the movie Mama Mia!, parents were surprised and proud of their children's artistic expressions.

The climax was the K2 grand performance - "I have a dream" sung by all the K2 children from all the centres. It was so great that an encore was held, with PCF staff, PCF Management Committee members, led by Mr Zainul.

We stayed on stage and proceeded to the finale item, a dance along to the song Dancing Queen!

Monday, September 14, 2009

PCF Eunos Teachers' Day Dinner 2009

9 September 2009

Blk 616 PAP Community Foundation (PCF) Eunos Kindergarten Centre Principal Regina Chia is the Organising Chairperson for this year's Teachers' Day Dinner. I felt very honoured to be the emcee for this special occasion.

After finishing school, I rushed back to do some final preparations and then met Regina, Mdm Tay and Hock Rong in the cab towards Hilton Hotel. It must have been ages since I toured Orchard. The "newly" built Ion Orchard is fascinating aesthetically.

The room that we were using happened to be called the Malaysia Room. Probably they wanted to make us feel comfortable knowing that we had travelled to another "country" without chopping our passports.

Organising Committee Adviser Mr Yahya Zakaria Attia, BBM delivered the opening address and announced for the dinner to commence.

Our Guest-of-Honour, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs & Chairman of PCF Eunos, surprised us when he strolled in the room without informing us. In his address, he shared some changes that would be in store for PCF teachers.

We played several games throughout the entire dinner session. First, we kicked off with a "Who Wants to be a PCF Eunos Expert?", a mini quiz session for everyone to learn more about PCF. The second game was a cheeky one for couples called the Exciting Grooving Game (EGG), a brainchild of PCF Eunos Secretary Mr Stephen Chia PBM. It involved the lady having to transport an egg from the collar of the man to the bottom of the trousers.

Next, we had "So You Think You Can Dance?". Each table nominated a pair of "volunteers" to participate without first knowing what is in store for them. The first pair to dance was Mr Zainul and Mr Yahya! Everyone had a good laugh seeing how both of them sportingly danced to the tune of the Korean hit song "Nobody". We finished the dinner with charades.

Tokens of appreciation were given to long service award recipients. Gifts were presented by the GOH to the teachers as well. Outgoing PCF Eunos Management Committee members were also appreciated.

Happy Teachers Day!

Receiving the token of appreciation from GOH. Also in photo are Organising Committee Adviser Mr Yahya Zakaria BBM and Organising Chairperson Regina Chia.