HAVING her former K2 pupils visit her a decade after they have finished school has left quite an impression on Ms Connie Pamg.
The 51-year-old, a senior teacher at Kinderland Preschool @ Ministry of Education (MOE), is touched that her pupils still remember her. This is not surprising to the school’s principal Pramadevi Sivapiragasam, 54.
Ms Pramadevi says: “Ms Pamg is patient and thorough in ensuring that every child has understood her lessons and is able to apply the knowledge and skills that have been taught to them.”
Going the extra mile
Ms Pamg successfully implemented the STREAM curriculum in the centre, and as a result of her work on this, the school received the Early Childhood Innovation Award—Distinction from the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
The principal also recalls how Ms Pamg rose to the challenge when a particular pupil needed extra help.
“She provided extensive support and guidance for the child, and frequently updated and worked with his parents to manage his behaviour,” she says.
Ms Pamg is also big on literacy skills and oral storytelling. This enthusiasm naturally translates into fun show-and-tell sessions, and her pupils always look forward to reading books.
She says: “I chose to be an early childhood educator in the hope of imparting good values to children at a tender age. I hope that my words of encouragement impact them in some way, even after they become adults.”
Teaching is like music. It takes both high and low notes to make a symphony, and guiding children has its high and low points, too. We highly recognise the passion of all early childhood educators and the sacrifices they have made. On that note, I would like to wish all educators a Happy Teachers Day.
- Ms Pramadevi Sivapiragasam