Our preschool Chairman, Principal and Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam share their greetings and their hopes for the students at David & Goliath Preschool.
Dolly Teng, Principal
Greeting to all parents.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome parents and children into David & Goliath Preschool. I would like to thank you for choosing us to be your partner in developing your child in their early years.
Our school is committed to ensure that we help every child to achieve their fullest potential during their time with us. Our holistic approach will ensure that every child will develop strong moral values, faith, emotional intelligence, confidence, social ability, compassion, motor skills and creativity.
As the principal, it is important to me that everyone who enters the school, be it the staff, parents and students, will be excited to step through our doors. We will continue to provide a safe and secure environment for students to excel in their academic and to grow spiritually, physically and socially.
I am certain that with the excellent staff team I have here, and with full support from the board, DGP has the ability to groom your child to their very best. I believe in the principle of nurturing.
Should you have any feedback or queries feel free to email us, and we will always be seeking to improve and be better.
Senior Minister & Coordinating Minister for Social Policies
This is a time for children to grow in so many ways - not just academically, but also their personality, sociability and in a society where they all play a role. One of the things we have to bear in mind while they are growing up, is not to put too much pressure on them. Let them grow up as they will; this is important for their development.
Children must enjoy their growing years. As such, they become confident individuals in future. I have always found that those who do well long-term are those who are happy, and their parents support them.
The other thing we need to encourage them to do is interact with as many friends as possible, especially with those of different races and backgrounds.
Finally, they need to be aware of nature. There is so much nature in Taman Jurong itself; we are fortunate to be beside Jurong Lake. Encourage them to take care of it. Our children should be protecting them, appreciating that we are all a part of nature.
View the full video of his speech for Jurong Christian Church Kindergarten's graduation ceremony in October 2020.