2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal
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Excellence our Goal

Our value of Term 4, Excellence, is the sum of all the three values in the last three terms - Resilience, Integrity and Synergy.

In the path towards excellence, it is inevitable that one faces challenges and even failures from time to time. It takes resilience to overcome these challenges, pick oneself up and continue the journey.

The path to excellence involves doing the right thing, so integrity is important. I shared about how Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist, lost his reputation and medals because he was found to have taken drugs to enhance his performance.

Sometimes, one becomes excellent not just due to individual effort. When we help one another, complement each other's strenghts and encourage the team along the way, we can achieve even more.

So, for this term, I strongly encourage all of us to encourage one another to remain resilient, maintain integrity and work as a team towards excellence. 

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First PSC Scholar from PJC, Mr Nicholas Tan

First PSC Scholar from PJC, Mr Nicholas Tan | 2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal | Scoop.it
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Nicholas is a good example to show that one does not have to be in the most popular school to excel. Read more about his story and his path to success.

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Chairman's Open Letter

Chairman's Open Letter | 2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal | Scoop.it
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The chairman of the Public Service Commission, Mr Eddie Teo, has written a public letter to highlight the value of diversity in the public service and set out how the PSC seeks diversity by selecting scholarship holders from a variety of schools and backgrounds. The intention is to guard against elitism and continue to recognise that success and excellence are not qualities found only in students from certain schools. This is encouraging news, as it means that everyone has a chance if they work hard and prove themselves.

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Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship | 2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal | Scoop.it
Some people define good sportsmanship as treating the people that you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. Learn more about what good sportsmanship is all about.
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We often think of excellence, like in the Olympic Games, when we think of sports. So what makes an excellent sportsman?

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Lee Kuan Yew's 90th birthday: Lessons on the S'pore Spirit

Lee Kuan Yew's 90th birthday: Lessons on the S'pore Spirit | 2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE - Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, celebrates his 90th birthday on Monday.We owe him a debt of gratitude for Singapore's success story - our nation is what it is today because of his energetic passion and...
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A newspaper read wrote in to express his gratitude to Mr Lee, sharing many of his memorable quotes on leadership and governance. These quotes provide insights on Mr Lee's philoshophy and beliefs.

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World leaders honour Lee Kuan Yew on his 90th birthday - Channel NewsAsia

World leaders honour Lee Kuan Yew on his 90th birthday - Channel NewsAsia | 2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal | Scoop.it
Leaders from Europe and Asia have written to Singapore's former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on the occasion of his 90th birthday on Monday.
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Even world leaders from all over the world have sent their birthday wishes to Mr Lee. What was it about Mr Lee that made him such a well respected global figure?

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First PSC Scholar from Pioneer JC (PSC Scholarships Pt 3)

Coming from a mid-tier junior college, Nicholas Tan has proven that not only the top schools can clinch the PSC Scholarships. Hear what tips Nicholas has for...
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Hear what tips Nicholas has to offer on how to succeed.

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PSC chairman highlights value of diversity in Singapore public service - Channel NewsAsia

PSC chairman highlights value of diversity in Singapore public service - Channel NewsAsia | 2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal | Scoop.it
The chairman of the Public Service Commission, Mr Eddie Teo, has written an open letter highlighting the value of diversity in the Singapore public service.
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Mr Devadas Krishnadas said government scholarships should be engines of social mobility and it should be awarded on a mix of merit and need, not just different kinds of merit. He explained: "This way, the children from middle and lower income households who cannot afford the 'arms race' of education to ensure extreme academic scores but who still do very well, can have chances to access the best education which their families could not otherwise afford."

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Olympic Stories | Inspirational Stories | Greatest Olympians - Great Olympic Heroes, Stories and Inspirational Sportsmen and Women

Olympic Stories | Inspirational Stories | Greatest Olympians - Great Olympic Heroes, Stories and Inspirational Sportsmen and Women | 2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal | Scoop.it
30 of the Greatest Olympic Stories which service to inspire and show us that these Great Olympians, can really teach our children how to be great.
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This collection of inspirational stories in Olympic history shows us that you can achieve anything when you put your mind to it.

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Aspire to Lee Kuan Yew’s total dedication to S’pore: Heng Swee Keat

Aspire to Lee Kuan Yew’s total dedication to S’pore: Heng Swee Keat | 2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE — Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s unwavering and total dedication to Singapore is something future generations of citizens should aspire to.
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Education Minister Mr Heng, who was formerly Mr Lee's principal private secretary, shared on Mr Lee's beliefs and how he cared deeply about Singapore and Singaporeans. He said, “We live today in a different world that demands of us new ideas and approaches. But there is one quality of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s that we can, and need to, aspire towards: Mr Lee’s unwavering and total dedication to Singapore, to keeping Singapore successful so that Singaporeans may determine our own destiny and lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.”

It is a good reminder of how one person can make a lot of difference to the world through striving for excellence in every small thing, every day.

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Standing ovation in Parliament for Lee Kuan Yew on his 90th birthday

Standing ovation in Parliament for Lee Kuan Yew on his 90th birthday | 2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal | Scoop.it
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Read what the MPs have to say about Mr Lee's contribute and role in shaping Singapore.

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Lee Kuan Yew's 90th birthday: Readers share photos, drawings and other creations

Lee Kuan Yew's 90th birthday: Readers share photos, drawings and other creations | 2013 Term 4 Week 2: Excellence our Goal | Scoop.it
A word cloud featuring words associated with former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was among the tributes sent in to mark his 90th birthday on Monday.
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As Mr Lee Kuan Yew celebrates his 90th birthday, many Singaporeans and friends sent their birthday greetings and expressed their gratitude to him for developing Singapore from a country with no resources to what it is today.

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