New Faces on our educational front

NEW LEADERS are stepping to the fore in our educational mission through our Methodist schools. This year, we welcome a new Education Secretary in The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS), and new Principals at Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) and Anglo-Chinese School (International). Methodist Message welcomes:


Education Secretary, Mrs Christine Ho (above) for the 2013-2016 quadrennium. She succeeds Ms Mabel Wee. Mrs Ho was in the education service for 43 years, of which 13 were spent as Principal of PLMGS (Primary). As Education Secretary, she will be responsible for the general welfare of Methodist schools in Singapore, and assist in shaping policies to ensure that the schools’ Christian character is preserved and enhanced.  She reports to the Council on Education, which promotes and coordinates Christian standards and ideals in the schools and liaises with the Ministry of Education.


Principal of PLMGS (Primary), Ms Chua Soh Leng (above). Her appointment is a “home-coming” as Ms Chua is no stranger to the Paya Lebar “family”, having taught in its secondary school, and was Head of Department for Pupil Development from 1989 to 2003. She was then posted to Rivervale Primary School as Vice-Principal and later became Principal of Punggol Primary School. As Ms Chua takes over the leadership of PLMGS (Pri), she will continue strengthening the programmes developed by her predecessors, together with the staff.

Principal, ACS (International), Mr Rob Burrough (above), who succeeds Mr Kerr Fulton-Peebles with effect from July 2013. New Zealander Mr Burrough has been a teacher for 29 years, and was principal of Linwood College and Temuka High School in New Zealand. He later became Head of Academy at The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, Kenya, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Mr Burrough pioneered the introduction of IB in Africa. He is married with three grown-up children and served as elder in a Methodist / Presbyterian Church in New Zealand. Currently he attends a local Anglican church.