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Letter to Parents (October)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings to you all in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus, with whom all things are possible! We praise and thank God for His manifold blessings during our Family Day – for clear sky and good weather, for our guest of honour MP Vikram Nair (Sembawang GRC) – and thank you for your good support and participation!

Activities for the month of October:

  • Children’s Day Celebration: Thursday, 3 October
    Dress code is PE attire. Dismissal as usual at 1:00pm.
  • Children’s Day School Holiday: Friday, 4 October
    Students return to school on Monday, 7 October.
  • Deepavali Public Holiday: Sunday-Monday, 27-28 October
    Students return to school on Tuesday, 29 October.

International Student Convention (ISC): 23-29 May 2020
Next year’s ISC (for the first time being held outside of the USA) is a wonderful opportunity for all students 13 years and older to attend.

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for October: Romans 15:17-33

Financial Commitment: The bi-monthly school fees for November/December are due on 15 October. Thank you for fulfilling your financial commitment on time.

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs. Malna Valluvan and Mrs. Lim Ho Mun

MP addresses VLCS Family Fun Day 2019

Letter to Parents (September)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We just returned from RSC 2019 in KL. We give all glory to God for the victories won, and we are blessed to see many of our students respond to the altar calls to live for Jesus and light their world. Their victories are posted here – it was indeed a fruitful and life-changing experience for each student. We look forward to seeing many of them participate in the International Student Convention 2020 in Chiang Mai, Thailand – the first time ISC is being held outside of the USA (as part of ACE’s 50th anniversary celebrations). More details will be given later.

Activities for the month of September:

  • Supervisors’/Teachers’ Day School Holiday: Friday, 6 September
  • Term 1 School Holiday: Saturday-Sunday, 7-15 September
  • Term 2 will commence Monday, 16 September, and end Friday, 15 November.
  • School Field Trips: Friday, 20 September
  • CCAs will commence in the second week of the new term.
  • Parents Orientation: Thursday, 26 September, 2pm – 4pm
  • Family Fun Day: Friday, 27 September, 8am – 12 noon

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your reference.

Bible Memory Passage for September: Romans 15:1-16

Blessings,
Principals

RSC 2019

Regional Student Convention 2019 was held at First City University College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from Monday 26th to Saturday 31st August. We give all glory to God for the victories won by our students (listed below). It was a fruitful and life-changing experience for each student.

ACADEMIC DIVISION

Bible Bowl
Moses, Niguun, Lindsey, Shirlene – 3rd

Chess
Caleb – 5th

Chinese Chess
Guan Jie – 4th

Handwriting
Yu Xin – 2nd
Margarette – 5th

Poetry Writing
Li En – 1st

Short Story Writing
Sonia – 5th

Linear Powerpoint
Clara – 5th
Jacob – 6th

Non-Linear Powerpoint
Moses – 1st

ART DIVISION

Pen and Ink
Ashera – 5th

Scrapbooking
Clara – 5th (Junior)
Ashera – 1st (Senior)
Nicolette – 3rd (Senior)

Sketching
Mark – 3rd

Pennant Design
Moses – 4th

PHOTOGRAPHY DIVISION

Animals
Akhira – 1st (Junior)
Niegel – 2nd (Junior)
Janelcy – 4th (Senior)

Plants
Samantha – 4th (Junior)
Immanuel – 3rd (Senior)
Eneruun – 6th (Senior)

Scenic
Lindsey – 2nd (Junior)
Ken – 5th (Junior)
Yu Xin – 6th (Junior)
Jericho – 6th (Senior)

Still Life
Ken – 4th (Junior)
Joshua – 6th (Senior)

NEEDLECRAFT

Counted Cross-Stitch
Janelcy – 4th

Embroidery
Sonia – 6th

ATHLETIC DIVISION

Badminton
Yu Xin – 6th (Junior Girls)
Akhira – 3rd (Junior Boys)
Ashera – 3rd (Senior Girls)
Janelcy – 6th (Senior Girls)

Table Tennis
Xi En – 3rd (Junior Girls)
Xin Kai – 2nd (Junior Boys)
Eneruun – 2nd (Senior Girls)

Soccer Kick
Sophia – 1st (Junior Girls)
Ken – 5th (Junior Boys)

Running Long Jump
Jill – 1st (Junior Girls)
Amelia – 2nd (Junior Girls)
Li En – 5th (Junior Girls)
Eneruun – 3rd (Senior Girls)

Shot Put
Jericho – 5th (Senior Boys)

100m Dash
Kairi – 1st (Junior Girls)
Akhira – 5th (Junior Boys)
Mark – 4th (Senior Boys)
Lorenzo – 5th (Senior Boys)
Conrado – 6th (Senior Boys)

200m Dash
Jill – 1st (Junior Girls)
Yu Xin – 4th (Junior Girls)
Mark – 2nd (Senior Boys)
Alvin – 3rd (Senior Boys)

400m Dash
Darren – 4th (Senior Boys)

4x100m Relay
Amelia, Jill, Kairi, Sophia – 2nd (Junior Girls)
Li En, Xi En, Samantha, Yu Xin – 4th (Junior Girls)
Benson, Akhira, Ken, Bayar – 3rd (Junior Boys)
Niguun, Conrado, Lorenzo, Mark – 2nd (Senior Boys)

Basketball
Niguun, Kelly, Daniel, Caleb, Conrado, Lorenzo, Mark, Jericho – 1st (Boys)

Volleyball
Eneruun, En Ya, Jill, Ruei Juin, Janelcy, Ashera, Fybe – 1st (Girls)
Conrado, Jericho, Daniel, Niguun, Mark, Isaac, Kelly, Lorenzo – 1st (Boys)

MUSIC DIVISION

Tambourine
Sarah, Amelia – 4th
Franchesca – 6th

Solo String Plucked
Alvin – 2nd

Instrumental Duet
Daniel, Jericho – 3rd

Vocal Solo
Niegel – 6th

Vocal Duet
Amelia, Jill – 1st
Madison, Sarah – 4th
Sophia, Xi En – 5th

Vocal Trio
Sarah, Seo Rin, Kairi – 1st (Junior)
Mark, Kelly, Jericho – 1st (Senior)
Ruei Juin, Immanuel, Fybe – 6th (Senior)

Vocal Quartet
Niegel, Xi En, Li En, Sophia – 1st (Junior)
Jericho, Mark, Alvin, Caleb – 2nd (Senior)

PLATFORM DIVISION

Oratory
Shirlene – 1st

Expressive Reading
Sarah – 1st (Junior)
Amelia – 3rd (Junior)
Jill – 4th (Junior)
Priyanka – 5th (Senior)
En Ya – 6th (Senior)

Famous Speech
Caleb – 5th

Poetry Recitation
Sarah – 2nd
Lindsey – 4th
Li En – 6th
Xi En – 6th

Preaching
Moses – 4th
Joshua – 5th

Puppets
Sophia, Jill – 1st
Madison, Bayar – 2nd
Sonia, Cassandra – 3rd
Margarette, Seo Rin – 5th

Radio Program
En Ya, Li En, Jacob, Ashera – 3rd
Lindsey, Joshua, Sonia, Cassandra – 5th

Scripture Video
Jacob – 2nd
Akhira, Bayar – 5th

TOP ACHIEVER AWARD

Jill Montales – 1st (Junior)

SCHOOL DIVISION AWARDS

Arts and Exhibits (Junior) – 3rd
Athletics (Junior) – 1st
Music (Junior) – 3rd
Platform (Junior) – 1st

Valedictory Speech 2019

Good evening everyone! My name is Janelle, and I’m humbled to be standing here representing the graduands of 2019. Words are not enough to express the privilege to be part of this batch of graduates, who each has an inspiring story to share. From struggling with our fears, dramas, doubts and personal issues, to overcoming them, we certainly have come a long way.

I believe that we all have loads of fond memories from our journey in Victory Life. I certainly do. It brings a smile to my face whenever I recount moments like erasing the colorful words written on my PACEs by “you know who you are,” listening to a dear friend practice her Aussie accent almost every day, hearing one of my classmates shout “Fire! Fire!” in class, sitting beside Conrado (who insists that I mention his name in my speech), exchanging countless texts with a supervisor about waiting for the right one (wink wink), and experiencing the Regional and International Student Conventions. Finding out that I was chosen as the valedictorian was definitely a big moment for me. If you had told me five years ago that I would be graduating from high school – let alone as a valedictorian – my parents and I would have thought, “Impossible!”

Five years ago, I was drowning in anxiety, eating disorder, and plagued with suicidal thoughts. I came into Victory Life broken and rejected. Trapped in the past and negative thoughts, coming to school every day was a struggle because I was constantly fearful and anxious. I remember how I used to stand outside the door in the Balestier campus, trembling as I struggled to even ring the bell to enter the school, and I had to work on my PACEs in the conference room instead of being in the Learning Center. However, those days are so far behind me now. In the past, I used to dread break time, during which I would always hide away in quiet places, silently crying by myself. But break time has since become a huge anticipation of the day for me, a time when I can put aside PACE work and just enjoy the company of my friends. I remember that I used to break down at the mere thought of having to be around people and would even go to the extent of hiding in the reception room during chapel time. Now, I join in chapel and engage in many school activities, including the recent International Student Convention held in Missouri. It’s ironic how I used to be fearful of making friends and opening up to any supervisor when I first entered VL, because I have not only made lifetime friends but gained another family here, who each has played irreplaceable roles in my transition from despair to hope. It’s also amazing how out of them are also a few whom God has used to inspire me to want to bring hope and education to under-privileged kids. You guys know who you are. You have a long-standing place in my heart. Pa and Ma, you are included.

It has been a journey of growth, filled buckets of tears, and buckets and buckets of joys. I came into Victory Life empty and broken, but I have since been filled by God with love and hope and I can only give Him the glory for my transformation. Throughout, I have learned that we mustn’t allow our past mistakes to define who we are, because transformation is possible and nothing is beyond hopeless. As Corrie ten Boom said, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”

Graduates, would you join me as I reflect about how far we have all come? Through this journey it is evident, for me, that there was never a second that God was not with us. We have become more than conquerors through God’s ever-present help and mercy in obstacles and through His unfailing love that drives out fears when we draw close to Him.

And to my fellow school mates: God has already begun a good work in you, and He will bring it to completion and fulfill His plans and purposes for you. Keep walking with Him. You are priceless to God.

So, friends, I was just wondering… Why don’t we begin availing ourselves to live out our destiny in Him? Why not let us live for dreams and visions far beyond ourselves, sculpted by God in love? He’s calling you. I’m in this, so why not let us all do it together?

Thank you, and all praise and glory to Jesus!

For more photos, see our Photo Gallery

Letter to Parents (August)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Grace, peace and joy be multiplied to you and your family always.

Activities for the month of August

  • Victory Celebration: Saturday, 3 August, 4–7pm
  • Victory Celebration Off in Lieu: Monday, 5 August
  • National Day Celebration: Thursday, 8 August
  • National Day Public Holiday: Friday, 9 August
  • Hari Raya Haji Public Holiday: Monday, 12 August
  • 2019 Regional Students Convention (RSC): Sunday, 25 August – Saturday, 31 August
  • Last week of Term 1: Monday-Thursday, 2-5 September

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for August: Romans 14:13-23
We encourage you to join your child in memorising the monthly Scripture passage!

Financial Commitment for School Fees
The bi-monthly school fees for September/October are due 15 August. We encourage payment of school fees via i-banking transfers through a standing order to your bank to pay on the 15th of each even month.

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs Malna Valluvan and Mrs Lim Ho Mun

Letter to Parents (July)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and welcome to Term 1 of the academic year 2019-2020! Our team of 15 students was outstanding at the 2019 International Students Convention in Warrensburg, Missouri, USA, this year. Congratulations to the team and glory to God!

Activities for the month of July

  • Parents Conference (PC): Monday–Friday, 1–5 July
  • Youth Day School Holiday: Monday, 8 July
  • Parents Orientation: Thursday, 11 July, 2–4pm
  • FamChamps event with Team Solidarity: Umbrella Art, Saturday, 13 July, 8am
  • Parent-Staff Fellowship (PSF): Saturday, 20 July, 9am
  • FamChamps event with Team Solidarity: Family, Food and Movie, Saturday, 20 July, 6pm
  • Victory Celebration: Saturday, 3 August, 4–7pm

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for July: Romans 14:1-12
We encourage you to join your child in memorising the monthly Scripture passage!

Financial commitment for school fees
We encourage payment of school fees via i-banking transfers through a standing order to your bank to pay on the 15th of each even month.

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs Malna Valluvan and Mrs Lim Ho Mun

Letter to Parents (May-June)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank you for completing the recent Parents’ Survey and giving us your appreciation and affirmation along with some feedback or concerns.

Activities for the months of May and June

  • Labour Day Public Holiday: Wednesday, 1 May
  • Vesak Day School Holiday: Monday, 20 May
  • 2019 International Student Convention (ISC): 25-30 May
  • Last Day of Term: Friday, 31 May
  • School Holidays: 1-30 June
  • Administrators & Supervisors Training: Monday-Thursday, 24-27 June
  • Staff Conference: Friday-Saturday, 28-29 June
  • New School Year 2019/2020 Commences: Monday, 1 July
  • Parent Conferences (PC): Monday-Friday, 1-5 July

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for May: Romans 13:1-14
We encourage you to join your child in memorising the monthly Scripture passage!

Financial commitment for school fees
Thank you for fulfilling your financial commitment for school fees on time. Please note that school fees for July and August are due 15 June.

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs Malna Valluvan and Mrs Lim Ho Mun

Letter to Parents (April)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The knowledge of Jesus Christ and the power of His resurrection fill us each day. Our staff were greatly blessed at the recent Christian Educators’ Conference in KL, and we believe greater things the Lord will do before the end of this term!

Activities for the month of April

  • Parent Orientation: Thursday, 4 April, 2.00 – 4.00pm
  • VLCS Got Talent Auditions: Friday, 12 April, 2.00 – 5.00pm, at School Chapel
  • VLCS Got Talent Finals: Saturday, 27 April, 9am –12pm, at School Chapel
  • Busking for International Student Convention (ISC): Sunday, 7 April, 10am, at New Life Community Church (NLCC)
  • Public Holiday: Good Friday, 19 April
  • 2019 Regional Student Convention (RSC): 26–31 August, First City University College, KL, Malaysia

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for April: Romans 12:12-21
We encourage you to join your child in memorising the monthly Scripture passage!

Financial commitment for school fees
Thank you for fulfilling your financial commitment for school fees on time. Please note that school fees for May and June are due 15 April 2019.

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs Malna Valluvan and Mrs Lim Ho Mun

Parent Staff Fellowship (Semester 2)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings to you and your family in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for giving your time to attend this semester’s PSF. We greatly value your presence, fellowship and feedback.

Please take time to read the minutes of the meeting, attached HERE for your reference. This important school event is only held twice a year (currently the second Saturday morning of each semester) – please make it a priority on your calendar.

In His service,

Mr Alistair Quirey
Operations Manager

Letter to Parents (January)

Dear VLCS Parents,

Greetings to you and your family, and may all be blessed with the riches of His grace, fullness of His power and love in Christ Jesus for 2019!

We thank God for a great finish to 2018: six students, five staff and a parent who attended the Power and Love conference in December reached out to the public in boldness, love and faith. They shared the love of Jesus, prayed, prophesied, blessed and laid hands on the sick. One student together with his sister saved a 16-year-old youth from drowning in their condo pool! We believe these are just the beginning of greater works that Jesus said we will do. We believe the Lord will empower us to touch more lives for His Kingdom and His righteousness, and 2019 will be greater!

Activities for the month of January:

  • First Day of Term: Monday, 7 January
  • Parent Conferences (PCs): Monday-Friday, 7-11 January
  • Parents-Staff Fellowship (PSF): Saturday, 19 January
  • Parent Orientation: Friday, 25 January

For further details, please read this month’s newsletter, posted HERE for your convenience.

Bible Memory Passage for January: Romans 11:1-18

Blessings,
Principals, Mrs. Malna Valluvan and Mrs. Lim Ho Mun