Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Joanna Yeoh

Name: Joanna Yeoh Kui Pheng

Current Position: Leadership & Organizational Development practitioner/consultant

Current Base: Singapore
Education: B. Economics Hons (Uni of Malaya), MBA (Uni of Birmingham, UK)
Years at BBGS: Std 1 (1977) - Upp 6 (1989)
House: Cooke House
Positions held: School Captain (1989), Editor of School Magazine (1987), Patrol Leader of 32nd KL Girl Guides Company (1987), Vice Captain of Cooke House (1987)

Best Memories include:
  • Winning Choral Speaking Competition in Form 1, and repeating the feat in Forms 2, 3 & Upper 6
  • Successfully publishing the 1987 School Magazine with the first colour photo spread in a decade
  • Winning the "Best Actress Prize" in Form 3 for playing the role of "Bintang Tiga"- a Communist leader!
  • Successfully organizing large-scale events ranging from Food Sales to Teachers' Day to Chess Competitions
  • Singing the Animal Farm theme song to the tune of "O my darling Clementine" or "La Cucaracha"in Mrs Abraham's English class
  • Playing goalkeeper in the infamous 3C1 vs 3K hockey match and losing only 0-1, despite 3C1 girls not knowing the back from the front of their hockey sticks (!); and 3K having more than 3 school hockey players on their team

Monday, 25 June 2007

A blessed heritage

I am proud of my heritage as a BBGSian. Those 13 years from 1977 to 1989 laid the foundation for all I am today. My faith, values and principles ingrained from such an early age have taken hold and guide many of my actions and behaviours, even today.

I've started this blog to honour the memory of my alma mater. I am but one of thousands who have walked through her hallowed gates and whose life has been enriched by the learning, friendships and experiences.

It is my hope that BBGSians will come forward and share their memories of their school years, and re-connect with countless others, who have spread their wings all over the world.

Please feel email me your thoughts and contact details and I would be happy to share them on this blog.

BBGS We Pledge To Thee

BBGS we pledge to thee
Our love and toil in the years to be
When we are grown and take our place
As loyal women with our race

Father in Heaven who lovest all
O help Thy children when they call
That they may build from age to age
An undefiled heritage

Teach us to bear the yoke in youth
With steadfastness and careful truth
That in our time Thy grace may give
The truth whereby the nations live

Teach us delight in simple things
And mirth that has no bitter springs
Forgiveness free of evil done
And love to all men 'neath the sun

Our school song is adapted from a hymn (Presbyterian Hymnal) entitled Land of Our Birth after the Second World War.