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Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every AM

Postby KSP » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:19 pm

Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every morning. The principal of Tao Nan Primary says he hopes to give students a good start to each morning.

SINGAPORE - It is a sight you don't see very often, if at all - a man standing outside a school gate, smiling and welcoming pupils as they stream into the school every morning.

And the man is not a worker at the school, nor a teacher, but the principal.

Dr Chin Kim Woon, principal of Tao Nan primary school, takes it upon himself to stand outside the school gates every morning to greet pupils as they come in.

According to some parents the Shin Min Daily spoke to, Dr Chin bows ever slightly to greet each one of them, and does so no matter rain or shine.

His actions have touched many parents, one of whom contacted the Chinese daily to pay tribute to him, ahead of "Teachers' Day" in September.

Madam Huang Li Fen, 44, who works in the insurance sector, has two boys studying in Tao Nan Primary. She told Shin Min she always sees Dr Chin outside the school gate at 7am when she takes her sons to school.

He always has a warm and sincere smile for all his pupils, says Madam Huang.

She recalled how when it rains, Dr Chin would carry a large umbrella to shelter the kids from the car to the school building after their parents had dropped them off.

According to her son who studies in the afternoon session, Dr Chin also makes it a point to share a few stories during the assembly that will imbue kids with the right moral values.

When interviewed by Shin Min Daily, Dr Chin says he does his morning routine because he believes mornings are the most important part of the day.

He quoted an old Chinese saying, on "how one's plan for the day largely depends on the morning".

Dr Chin, who has more than 20 years experience in teaching, said it is important to "be full of life and energy in the morning", and hopes to give students a good start to each day.

According to a reporter who observed Dr Chin, pupils will automatically greet Dr Chin cheerily, with no hint of fear of trepidation as one would expect when faced with the principal.

Dr Chin also spots students with undone shoe-laces, and tells them to tie them up before they trip.

http://edvantage.com.sg/edvantage/schoo ... dents.html

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Re: Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every

Postby UncleLim » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:24 pm

Now that is what I call an "outstanding" principal !! (Pun intended) :smile:

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Re: Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every

Postby Pen88n » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:25 pm

That's a very nice gesture and thought!

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Re: Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every

Postby tankee » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:46 pm

Dr Chin is also usually around the zebra crossing during afternoon session dismissal to wave goodbye to the students.

he is quite well liked by the students as he will tell them stories (with moral message) and conduct pop-quiz with token prizes.

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Re: Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every

Postby puff » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:58 pm

No wonder Tao nao is so hot ... Everyone wants a P that greet u in the morning :)

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Re: Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every

Postby sall » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:05 pm

During last yr's PSLE exam, my dd's principal stood at the extrance to the exam hall to shake hands with the students as they walked into the exam venue and wish them well. She did that for the 5 days of psle.

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Re: Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every

Postby eduedu » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:06 pm

Now that's a Principal who goes by example. Kudos to Dr Chin

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Re: Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every

Postby hquek » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:12 pm

Yup! Well done Dr Chin.

Wonder if other Ps will take the initiative to reach out to the kids!

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Re: Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every

Postby tankee » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:12 pm

One morning, it was raining. Dr Chin was seen holding umbrella to shelter students from the school gate to the school building.

Then he built a shelter extending from the gate to the building.

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Re: Principal stands outside gate to welcome students every

Postby Funx3 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:35 pm

tankee wrote:One morning, it was raining. Dr Chin was seen holding umbrella to shelter students from the school gate to the school building.

Then he built a shelter extending from the gate to the building.


It Takes One to Experience the Difficulty and Knows Exact-ly What R the Needed Facilities to Be Provided .... Fast!

This Is a Great Example of a Caring -P!
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