The last PCLN for the year 2013 was held at the Multi-Purpose Hall in Eden School. Ms Denise Phua, School Supervisor, updated all on The Purple Parade, an exciting event taking place on Saturday 30 November 2013 at Hong Lim CC from 3 – 7 pm. This event is a joint collaboration between the Autism Resource Centre and the Central CDC in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (which officially falls on 3 December). It is a movement that supports the inclusion of, and celebrates the abilities of persons with special needs. On event day, there will be a Parade March Past comprising of parade contingents from various organizations. In addition, expect to see performances, a host of activities, and booths selling F&B as well as merchandise. Proceeds will be used to support programmes for people with disabilities in Singapore. More information is available on www.purpleparade.sg.
This was followed by sharing on two new facilities to address students’ sensory processing needs, namely Fun Square and Fitnesscape, the Gym Programme, and the use of ICT in the school. Some of the other exciting highlights of the evening included an amazing performance of our students from the Music and Movement CCA, and a Forum for Dads.
Mrs Chong Suet Fong, our School Inspector from MOE , was present to enjoy the various sharings and student performance.
The students from Ascott (AM) and Trigg (AM) Classes brought about a colourful and lively performance. Armed with their differently shaped drums, drum sticks and cheery disposition, the students from Music and Movement CCA tapped, jumped and danced energetically to the beat of the music . As the curtains drew to a close, the parents were up on their feet with thunderous applause . Well done Edenites!
The panel interview with three selected fathers capped the night of learning . F acilitated by Teacher Hanif, the fathers shared how they perceived the importance of their parenting roles, the challenges they faced, and creative strategies to overcome them. It was heartwarming to have fathers on stage to share their experiences. In the audience as well, it was observed that many fathers had taken time to come for the sharing alongside their spouse.
Student Emcee, Amirul, did not fail to impress the audience with his wonderful hosting skills. Thanks to the support and guidance of Teacher Jun as co-Emcee, Amirul was confident and graceful as the parents gave him their full attention.
We are indeed very proud of him. In Ms Phua’s own words, “Tonight (…), yet another new student emcee is born!”