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2019 Events

Term 1

P6 Dragon Boating Experience (10 - 11 January)
Sun, sea and lots of sunblock! The whole P6 cohort spent a morning at Kallang Basin enjoying a fun and confidence building dragon boating activity. They learnt the importance of hard work, teamwork and unity of class spirit. The form and co-form teachers sportingly joined the class students on water and paddled in unison. After the event, the P6s reflected on how they could apply the learning experiences in their daily life.

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Taking a break near Benjamin Sheares Bridge All boats alongside each other

Getting ready for a race Photo time
Getting ready for a race Photo time

Safety briefing before dragon boating Having a splash of a time
Safety briefing before dragon boating Having a splash of a time

"V" stands for Very Good All ready to launch dragon boat
"V" stands for Very Good All ready to launch dragon boat
All oars on deck
Ready on the pontoon All oars on deck
Taking a breather together

Total Defence Day (TDD) Commemoration (11 Feb 2019)

Singapore has remained safe and peaceful over the past 53 years because of all Singaporeans’ efforts in carrying out Total Defence. It continues to be relevant because the threats we face today require everyone to come forth and play their part.

In living out the TDD theme for this year – “Together We Keep Singapore Strong”, a slew of activities were organised on 11 February 2019. The activities aimed to drive across the key messages that every pupil can play his/her part in Total Defence and our collective effort is needed to keep our nation strong. Click here to find out more!

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Our Homeland, We Must Defend – a skit performed by our YCKPS students. The skit contains Two Scenes: The Fall of Singapore and The Fight for Independence.

P4 Traffic Games @Road Safety Community Park

Our Primary 4 cohort went to the Road Safety Community Park on two separate days, February 27 and March 1. They spent a morning playing a different role each – marshal, pedestrian, cyclist or go-kart driver – within the confines of the Safety Park. They learnt the requirements of each role through briefings by the Traffic Police before they went to their various stations to begin the game. 

Crossing the road or using the bridge, they had to get to their destination to complete their tasks Crossing the road or using the bridge, they had to get to their destination to complete their tasks Crossing the road or using the bridge, they had to get to their destination to complete their tasks
Crossing the road or using the bridge, they had to get to their destination to complete their tasks

Raising your hands so drivers can see you! Raising your hands so drivers can see you!
Raising your hands so drivers can see you!

Keeping a proper distance from the vehicle in front Keeping a proper distance from the vehicle in front
Keeping a proper distance from the vehicle in front

Observe the rules or the marshals will stop to remind you Observe the rules or the marshals will stop to remind you
Observe the rules or the marshals will stop to remind you

A souvenir booklet to help remember the traffic rules learnt A souvenir booklet to help remember the traffic rules learnt
A souvenir booklet to help remember the traffic rules learnt

P4 Code for Fun

The second part of our P4 EPW (Environmental Project Work), the Code for Fun, was conducted from Monday to Thursday of Term 1 Week 10. Our students learnt basic programming and computational thinking skills as they infused the use of micro:bits in hydroponics. From their reflections, the students were able to apply the use of technology in the growing of plants.



The first part of our P4 EPW, “Let’s Go Green”, has successfully concluded. Our ALP Committee spent their year-end holiday last year working on this new package for the students to explore and understand the positive impact of greenery on our environment. The lesson package was crafted based on the Five Handy Thinking Tools and Cooperative Learning Strategies, and infused with impactful MTV routines. Our students’ learning were enriched!



Our P5 students spent the first four days of Term 1 Week 10 working on their EPW, “Every Drop Counts”. They put together what they have learnt in the various subjects and collaborated in groups as they designed a final product to promote water conservation in school or at home. Students will be finishing up their final products for showcasing at the VIA Exposition on 6 and 8 May.


P5 Learning Journey to NEWater Visitor Centre

As part of the P5 PW, the first group of our P5 students went on a guided tour around NEWater Visitor Centre and participated in a rain garden workshop. They learnt more about the Singapore Water Story and built a mini-rain garden.


P6 Learning Journey to Science Centre Singapore

Our P6 students had a wonderful time at Science Centre Singapore in the last week of Term 1. Each class attended a hands-on workshop and went on a self-exploratory tour around the area. The learning was rich, interesting and meaningful.


Term 2

Student Leadership Trip To West Malaysia

Our 20 student leaders departed for Malacca on Sunday (17 March) early in the morning. Many of their parents came to send them off at the school. Our students visited Sekolah Kebangsaan Durian Tunggal in Malacca where they had a wonderful social and cultural immersion experience with the students there. They did batik painting and had team building activities with their friends there. We are thankful for the warm hospitality of our friends from Durian Tunggal!

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Fathers@School - Laser Tag(30 March)

On 30th March 2019, a cool Saturday morning saw close to 40 pairs of father and child gathered at the school hall to have an exciting round robin laser tag shootout session. For many of the fathers and their children it was their first time playing together as a tag team. The dad and child teams had to strategically work to outlast their opponents. At the end of the day, there were smiles all around with hi-5s as the dads and children shared a memorable full-filled time playing and bonding together. Click here to find out more!

International Friendship Day

We commemorated International Friendship Day with an in-house produced video, an assembly skit, recess busking and recess booths. In the school library, information on IFD was also displayed. Check out the pictures below to have a glimpse of what our students experienced.

Experimenting the use of Coding in the teaching of Mathematics

2 of our colleagues decided to design another lesson that used Sphero for students to apply the concept learnt in the 8-point compass after seeing the joy in students to see Mathematics concept coming alive during their previous experiment. This time, students hone their communication skills so that they could programme their Sphero to complete the challenges. The students worked in pairs. One student will use the 8 point compass direction to communicate to the other student so that he can apply the code for Sphero to move in the specific direction. Teamwork and the clarity of instructions by applying what they learnt in 8 point compass were the takeaways for the lesson.

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2019 MTL Fortnight

The 2019 MTL Fortnight focuses on reading, with the aim to let reading come alive! The department hopes to create interest in our students to pick up MTL books to read. Students went through a variety of activities in and out of the classrooms. Even though the recess booth activities has ended last week, the students will be going through MTL workshops and Cultural Performances in Semester 2 to provide for more exposure to the learning of their mother tongue languages.

The MTL department would like to extend their thanks to all the parent volunteers who helped them during the recess booth activities from 8 April to 12 April.


Nature through Drama - When the Students Meet the Squirrels

On Friday last week, students from Resilience-4 performed a short skit in front of the P4 to P6 students during EL DEAR. The title of the skit is “When the Students Meet the Squirrels”. This drama performance is part of our school’s effort in our ALP as we participated in the Science Communication for community in Nature Ambassadors Programme by NParks. Our students were assigned the Nature through Drama specialization module where they were required to create a 10-minute drama performance on a topic related to Singapore’s biodiversity. Our students underwent training from NParks, drafted a script and rehearsed for this drama performance.

ICT-infused Pedagogy Pilot Programme with Responsibility 1

Each child in the selected class will be provided with an iPad for use during curriculum time. The Pilot Programme will allow us to investigate where mobile technology fits into our teaching and learning environment. It also allows for us to gather information to make informed decision moving forward. On 11 April 2019, the class has been equipped with 1 Apple TV and a mobile cart of 30 iPads. The subject teachers will start to put in place discipline in handling the device, routines in the use of the devices as well as focus on cyberwellness to ensure that all our students understand that the device is a learning tool both in school and at home; and they are committed to self-discipline and personal responsibility.


Values In Action(VIA) Exposition 2019

Our Values in Action (VIA) Exposition is organised yearly as it serves as a good platform for our students to showcase to the whole school the VIA projects that they have done. The theme for this year’s VIA Exposition is ‘Value your values, Act upon it’. Through the various school VIA programmes, our students demonstrated our school’s 6 core values by showing care and respect to their schoolmates and teachers, being responsible for their work, displaying integrity in their daily activities, giving their best and taking pride in all their endeavours. During the 2-day exposition, different groups of students, such as our P5 Water Conservation Ambassadors shared their projects to create awareness on the topic on "Every Drop Counts". Our Friends of Singa Ambassadors and Social Change in Action student leaders also initiated VIA projects to advocate for issues that they are concerned about, such as reducing the use of plastic, proper recycling, showing kindness while on social media, stop bullying, keeping toilets clean for others, and sharing with the elders on the use of smart phones etc.

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P5 Water Conservation Ambassadors sharing their projects with their schoolmates on water conservation through creative ways such as games, mascots, quiz and presentations.
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Fun and creative activities were lined up for the students to nurture the joy of learning and students were encouraged with tokens after collecting 5 stamps on their VIA Passports.
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Student leaders from Social Change in Action Programme went on stage to share with their schoolmates on their concerns such as "saying no to bullying" and "how to recycle properly".

Integration Programme - Workshop for International Students

On Friday (12 April), a workshop for selected international students and their buddies was conducted. Through the workshop, our international students learned more about the cultures of different ethnic groups in Singapore, including the different festivals that we celebrate, the traditional costumes that we wear, and some of our local favorite food.


2019 Earth Day

Our School commemorated Earth Day & Earth Hour on 8 April 2019. A variety of activities was put in place to create the awareness and advocate the idea of saving GAIA.

Assembly Talk
Ms. Faith Lee from SembCorp was invited to give an environmental talk to the students. She spoke on the 3Rs-reduce, reuse and recycle. The students and staff came to know what happens to our waste once it is deposited into the bins. Students also participated actively in the quiz at the end of the session and learned more on how to segregate waste for recycling.

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Lights Out!
All non-essential lightings, fans and air-conditioners were switched off for an hour in the school. Through this experience, staff and students understood the importance of energy conservation and did their part in saving electricity.

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Recess Activities Booths
Our students were engaged at the different booths during their recesses. They played a game titled "Love Your Food". They also learnt more about Ocean Conservation and Forest Conservation. The students also pledged to save the earth and penned down how they were going to be environment friendly-making every day Earth Day.

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2019 P3 VIA Buddy Clean Workshop

Our Primary 3 students participated in the NEA Buddy Clean Workshop on 2 May 2019. During the 3-hour workshop, students were educated the importance of keeping our school clean and encouraged to take ownership of the cleanliness of the school and environment. Besides teamwork and communication skills, they were also equipped with various cleaning skills, which they put to practice immediately during the workshop to clean up their own classrooms as well as common areas like the canteen and corridors in the school. We believe that it is important to cultivate among the young in the daily cleaning, starting from their personal space to the school environment and community, so that they form good habits that can benefit them throughout their lives. Over some period, they will learn to take care of themselves, learn to be self-reliance and also able to show graciousness when in public.

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2019 Tray Return Outreach Programme

Our Primary 4 and 5 Eco-Monitors participated in the Tray Return Outreach Programme, a collaboration with the National Environment Agency (NEA). On 12th April and 18th April, they went to Ci Yuan Hawker Centre to promote Tray Return amongst the patrons. Prior to the programme, the Eco-monitors were briefed by NEA and students volunteers from Anderson-Serangoon Junior College (ASJC) who shared their experiences and encounters to better prepare them for the actual day.

We worked hand in hand with NEA to ensure a clean environment towards a livable and sustainable Singapore. With this participation, our school hopes to build social skills of our Eco-Monitors by providing opportunities for them to interact and communicate with members of the public. At the same time, we aim to instill values of responsibility in  our Eco-Monitors as users of public spaces and care for others.

At the end of the programme, the Eco-Monitors reflected that cleanliness of public spaces is the shared responsibility for all members of public and it is important for everyone to play their part.

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Our P4 & P5 Eco-Monitors in action.

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Primary 5 Camp

For three days and two nights (16 April till 18 April), our P5 students, together with their FT and Co-FT spent their time together at Camp Challenge Sembawang. The students went through activities such as trekking/heritage trails, low and high elements stations, team bonding activities and a campfire segment. All the activities had the aim of providing opportunities for students to display teamwork, leadership and confidence. It also gave them a platform to practise resilience as they overcame challenges. Some of them shared that the high elements stations helped them to overcome their fear of heights. Others highlighted how they worked together to solve some of the problems posed by the low elements/team bonding activities. Indeed, we observed that the students enjoyed themselves as they learnt meaningful experiences from the camp.

All set to go for the camp
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Final briefing before setting off for the trek BYO campaign on display.
Our students washing their own utensils after meals.
Part of the P5 memories
Confidence building.
Team-members encourage one another.

Term 3

Primary 4 Camp

On 5th July 2019, the Primary 4 students experienced a fun-filled day of activities during the Primary 4 Outdoor Adventure Camp. Students went through various team-bonding activities in the morning before heading to Hougang Primary School's Outdoor Adventure Site.

The camp was an eventful one as students tried various outdoor elements such as bouldering and rock walls, challenge rope courses and also the low elements. Students were able to appreciate the activities for the day and got a taste of high and low elements, which would be present in the residential Primary 5 camp the following year.

Team Bonding games in YCKPS.
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Observing safety while bouldering Students challenged themselves to complete the high elements
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Having lunch before heading out for high elements Keeping the ball in the air as a group

Visit to MK@Fernvale on 12 July 2019 By Lower Primary Teachers

A group of 10 lower primary teachers visited MK@Fernvale Primary School on the 12 July. The objective of this learning journey was for the lower primary teachers to understand more about the MOE Kindergarten curriculum as well as some of the pedagogical approaches so that they can better customize their lessons to engage the lower primary students.

Some of the teachers shared that the students learn through play and authentic experiences. The syllabus gets students ready for primary education. Some routines are taught to the students so that they can better adapt to primary education. The school has many colourful learning spaces that engage the students as well as this allows the classroom to be very vibrant.

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Science QQ Programme

The Science Department has been running the Quality and Quantity (QQ) Programme for our P6 students since Term 2 to better support them in their journey towards PSLE. The main objectives of this programme are to have more targeted revision for the P6 students based on the main PSLE topics and to help them further improve their grades. The science teachers came together at the start of the year to design topical worksheets on identified topics after analysing the PSLE papers for the past few years. The P6 teachers also work with a selected group of students on certain Thursday afternoons to aid them in their revision.


Science Buskers Festival 2019

On Monday of Term 3 Week 1, three P3 students and five P5 students took part in the audition round of the Science Buskers Festival 2019. The Science Department participates in this annual competition where students do a “show-and-tell” on any science topic in a creative and engaging manner. Our three teams put in much effort to prepare and practice for their “show-and-tell”, and all of these culminate in a splendid performance in front of the judges during their auditions!

Of the three teams that went for the audition round of the Science Buskers Festival 2019 earlier in the term, one of them made it to the finals of the competition! On Friday and Saturday last week, the team from Resilience-1 busked to the public and panel of judges at Plaza Singapura.


18th Elementz Science Project Competition & Exhibition

The Science Department took part in the 18th ElementzScience Project Competition & Exhibition organised by Anderson Secondary School. We sent out three teams of five students each, and these selected P5 and P6 students had been working with their teacher mentors on scientific investigative projects since Term 2.

The teams investigated on natural cures to fungal infections, ways to make eco-friendly bioplastics and approaches to improve the quality of recycled papers, and presented their projects to a panel of judges. They did us proud as they achieved a Gold Award, Silver Award and Bronze Award. The awards are a recognition of the depth of investigative design, conciseness of poster display and good oral presentation skills.


Global Sustainable Development Programme 2019

From 15 to 18 July, our Resilience-1 students participated in the Global Sustainable Development Programme (GSDP) organised by Canberra Primary School. Besides the students from the two Singapore schools, students from South Africa and China also took part in the GSDP. Over these four days, our students made friends with other students from different nationalities as they participated in various learning activities in their groups. The students underwent a challenge-based learning facilitated by Apple and built a model of sustainable city for living, working and playing in the future. They also went on a learning journey to Sustainable Singapore Gallery to enrich their learning and flew kites there as they bonded further with their group mates. Additionally, as part of our bicentennial commemoration, the students went on an Augmented Reality trail at Singapore River. Throughout the group interactions, our students were praised for being very helpful and well-mannered!

Furthermore, students from each school shared on their prides, with our school putting up two skits on our very own NEWater and Changi Airport. The last day of the GSDP ended with a cultural performance from each school. Our Resilience-1 students performed a medley of Singapura, Chan Mali Chan and Rasa Sayang using their ukuleles to showcase Singapore as a multi-cultural and multi-racial society. Their performances were so wonderful that they received many compliments from the staff and students from other schools!


Our students had a great time participating in the GSDP. Through the students’ reflection, they are now more aware of the need to take care of our environment so that it will be sustainable for the future. The students also picked up 21st century competencies such as teamwork, communication skills and respecting and accepting differences. Most of them even commented that they will recommend this programme to their juniors!


Greening Schools for Biodiversity 2019

As part of our school’s ALP, selected P5 students participated in the Greening Schools for Biodiversity (GSB) Programme by NParks. The aim of the programme is to encourage student participation in appreciating and supporting local biodiversity. In the first week of July, these students were introduced to native biodiversity, and they learnt basic identification of flora and fauna before conducting a biodiversity audit of our school.

On 15 July, the same group of students attended a customised horticultural session conducted by a horticulturist from NParks. In this session, they learnt more about the flora in our school and designed a planting layout plan. These students will continue to carry out biodiversity audits, green selected parts of the school compound, and create a biodiversity trail for others in the subsequent phases of the programme.


Training For P3 and P5 class monitors

The teachers of the student leadership team, Miss Mary Chia, Miss Lim Huey Ling, Miss Leong Bao Ru, Mdm Chen LiFen, Mdm Huda and Mr Liu Huaqing organized and conducted a workshop for all P3 and P5 monitors. They engaged them through role-play so that they could better understand their role as a class monitor. The class monitors shared that they had learnt the skills to manage their peers.

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Training for P4 Monitors (Peer Support Programme)

The objective of the training is to provide the Peer Supporters (P4 class monitors) a chance to surface issues that they or their classmates experienced in class or out of class. They have been provided training in listening and communication skills. They will be journaling their reflections and sharing them with Mdm Raynitha who is the teacher in charge of the programme. Mdm Raynitha will also be meeting up with the P4 class monitors on a regular basis to touch base with them so that she can help them with their issues as well as surface them to the form teachers and the year head.

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Safety Leadership Programme For Prefects

60 prefects from primary 3 to 5 were involved in a safety programme. Facilitators from the Workplace Safety and Health Council conducted the training. The objective of the training was to develop the awareness of the prefects in the various safety aspects in the school. Through the training, the prefects were engaged and they learnt the key message of:

Look - Be mindful of your actions

Think - Look out for safety and people around you

Do - Act Safely

They were also involved in designing posters for the various school locations and the safety precautions. Mdm Maheswari and Miss Emily Ee were the teachers who organized and facilitated the session. These are some photographs of the sessions.

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Term 4

P6 Encouragement Stationery Kits

The Parents Support Group (PSG) mooted the initiative to motivate and provide moral support to the P6 cohort for their upcoming PSLE by sponsoring handy stationery kits. Each stationery kit, comes with a transparent zipper case, two ballpoint pens, two pencils, a ruler, eraser and sharpener, is meant to provide the students with the necessary stationery for the penultimate event; PSLE, before graduating from YCKPS. The PSG also prepared a laminated personalised encouragement message was placed in each of the stationery kit. During the Good News Friday morning assembly session, PSG representatives presented the stationery kits to the class monitor who received them on behalf of the class.

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PSG representative setting the context
PSG personalised message to parents
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Excellence 6 monitor with PSG Mdm Lily Goh Excellence 5 monitor with PSG Chairman Mr Matthew Liu
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Excellence 4 monitor with PSG Ms Shreedevi Excellence 2 monitor with PSG Ms Joanne Sison
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Excellence 3 monitor with PSG Mdm Ang Ee Wei Excellence 1 monitor with Mdm Ng Puay Ling

Olympic Carnival 2019

The YCKPS Olympic Carnival was held on 3 October 2019. The lower primary students were engaged in station-based games where they were able to apply the skills acquired from their daily PE lessons. The upper primary students competed against each other in their inter-class games comprising of handball, floorball and frisbee in pursuit of excellence in their respective games. All students had great time during this event where they displayed the Olympic values of Excellence, Respect and Friendship.

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Combining PE skills with Mathematics concept All focused to make that pass
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Respecting the student umpire Making that interception
PSG and parent volunteers team who conducted the lower primary games

Children's Day Concert

There was magic in the air for the 2019 Children’s Day concert. The concert theme “Magical YCKPS” encapsulates the excited and captive audience who were enthralled by the breath-taking performances of the teachers and school staff.

First, a comical video, enacted by Upper Primary teachers, showed how “YCKPS Got Magic” and followed by an intriguing and hilarious talent contest – “YCKPS Got Magic”. Next, the Lower Primary and Middle Primary teachers and staff made the famous characters of Disney and Toy Story Land come alive by wearing colourful costumes and strutting along to the stage as well as dancing to the upbeat music on stage. Finally, the PSG sponsored guest magician, Lay Cheng, entertained everyone with bag of comedy magic tricks. Even our principal, Mr Ng, chipped in with a finale song cum guitar rendition of Kermit the frog: “Rainbow Connection”.

Magic has always fascinated and appealed to children of all ages because of the imaginary special powers that make the seemingly impossible happen. Through the concert, the children learnt the virtue of magic by dreaming to do good and accomplishing insurmountable tasks in the face of challenging circumstances e.g. bending metal spoons. In addition, magic spreads the message of hope and belief through the restoration of anything broken to its original state. Hence, children when faced with life challenges can choose to remain optimistic, determined and resilient yet believing that magic could very well happen at the end.

Indeed, there was a consensus amongst the children that this year’s Children’s Day concert was the most memorable to date and bears the hallmark stamp of a truly unique YCKPS experience!

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A totally mesmerised audience YCKPS Got Magic Comical Video
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YCKPS Got Magic: Talent Contestants Disney characters in YCKPS
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Magical Dance Parade Swaying to the beat
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Toy Story Soldiers Dancing to the music
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Toy Story comes alive! Everyone doing some magic
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Lay Cheng - The Comedian Magician Engaging the audience

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Children's Day Message Magical charming comperes
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A Magical Envelope Unbelievable matching of names!
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"MAGIC" finally revealed! "Rainbow Connection" - Mr Ng connecting with the audience

Homecoming Day

Since 2017, we welcomed the past batches of old boys and girls of YCKPS at the school canteen at the end of each year. In this inaugural event, the casual environment set the mood for ex-student and teachers to catch up with each other on the latest happenings in their lives and reminisce the good old times of the yesteryears. Besides dedicating songs and photo taking, the old boys and girls did not go away disappointed without savoring the unforgettable Sapiah’s black pepper chicken rice.   A picture paints a thousand words - the photos below are very meaningful to us. It shows the bond between our old boys and girls with their teachers.

Students updating their Teachers on their lives, sharing joy and laughter