Mother Mathilde Award
The Mother Mathilde Award is a prestigious title given to a Primary 6 student who has fulfilled the holistic criteria of the award, namely in the area of
(1) Academic excellence,
(2) CCA achievements, and
(3) Leadership & service to school & community.
The recipient of this award should display the determination, the tenacity of not giving up despite all the odds and the courage that Mother Mathilde had. Like Mother Mathilde’s leadership qualities, the recipient should also exhibit the ability to make do with what one had and to think creatively of ways to meet challenges and rise above the adversities.
Congratulations to the following outstanding recipients!
2016 - Ellka Khoh
Ellka Khoh is truly an all-rounder. She is a highly responsible and enthusiastic student leader who sets high standards for herself in whatever she does.
She is also the recipient of the Edusave Character Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
On the academic front, Ellka has consistently done well. She constantly displays the virtues of diligence, humility and commitment to excellence.
In her co-curricular activity, Ellka is one of the School Team Netballers. She is well-respected by her team mates and peers in her CCA. Her passion for Netball is reflected in the long hours she spent training. She has very strong performance character. She is persevering and works hard to improve her netball skills. She never fails to learn humbly from her mistakes. She steps up to challenges readily and is driven and motivated to do her best for the team.
As a student leader , Ellka is the Head Prefect. Through her humble and gentle ways, she has won the respect of all the students in the school.
To the Netball CCA teachers and coaches, it had been a rewarding experience teaching Ellka and her team. She is one student whom we will never forget because of the many times she has risen above adversities to make a difference to the numerous Netball Zonal and National competitions.
For her spirit of excellence, Ellka did very well in her PSLE and attained a Full Colours Award for Netball. Her strong personality and great fighting spirit will pave the way for young aspiring students in our school to strive for greater achievements.
2015 - Arthena Anushka Thenpandiyan
Arthena Anushka Thenpandiyan is truly a commendable all-round student. She embodies the school vision of a Learner, Leader and Lady. She has contributed in her leadership roles within and beyond school over the years with humility and steadfastness.
To her teachers, it has been a rewarding experience teaching Arthena. Like Mother Mathilde, she is one student whom we will all admire because of the many times she has given herself to be of service to others. As a student leader, she is a helpful, approachable and responsible Prefect.
In 2015, she was the recipient of the North West CDC Outstanding All Rounder Student Award, given her outstanding contributions and achievements. On top of that, she is also the recipient of the Edusave Character Award – an award given to students with exemplary character.
On the academic front, Arthena has consistently done well in her 6 years in IJ – displaying the virtues of commitment and purposefulness.
In her co-curricular activity, Environmental Science Club, she is well-respected by all the members in her CCA. Her passion for the Science and Environment was reflected in the many hours she spent contributing at many exhibitions within school as well as beyond school. One of the major highlights of her educational journey was when she participated in the Actions for Earth Global Youth Summit which was held in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2014, where she advocated for environmental conservation as an Environment Champion.
Her confident personality and great leadership qualities will pave the way for young aspiring students in our school to serve and lead with all their hearts.
2014 - Christine Choo Jia Ying
Christine Choo Jia Ying is truly an all-round student, who has displayed outstanding performance and moral character.
Christine has developed strongly as the Head Prefect in school. She shows strong loyalty to the school, exemplifying the school motto of being “Simple in Virtue” and “Steadfast in Duty”. With sound values and a compassionate heart like Mother Mathilde, she has great initiative and never fails to lend a hand to anyone in need.
In 2014, she was the recipient of the North West CDC Outstanding All Rounder Student Award – an award that affirms student leaders who have achieved academic excellence and also done well in their co-curricular activities. She is also the recipient of the Edusave Character Award in 2012 and 2013, for having displayed exemplary character.
On the academic front, Christine is positive in her attitude and takes joy in learning at all times. She has consistently done well in her 6 years in IJ, and her efforts paid off in the PSLE examinations.
In her Netball co-curricular activity, she is part of the dynamic team which attained Champions for West Zone Inter Primary School Championship in 2013 and 2014. For her commitment and achievements in netball, Christine also received Full Colours Award. To the Netball teachers and coaches, it has been a rewarding experience teaching Christine for her resilience and dedication.
Her endearing and humble personality will continue to leave a legacy on all those who have met and worked with her.
2013 – Cheryl Vanessa Devan Cheryl
Cheryl Vanessa Devan is a true blue IJ Girl who is humble and simple in her ways in serving all in the school.
Her gentle nature makes her a very approachable leader and friend – qualities exemplified by Mother Mathilde. She is a highly responsible and enthusiastic student who sets high standards for herself in whatever she does. Being the Assistant Head Prefect of the school, she is able to reach out to many students. Hence in 2013, she was chosen to receive the North West CDC Outstanding All Rounder Student Award. On top of that, she is also the recipient of the Edusave Character Award in 2012 and 2013. Having received the ECHA award twice speaks volume about the exemplary character she consistently displays.
On the academic front, Cheryl has displayed the virtues of excellence and discipline in her studies and has done consistently well in the Malay Language and PSLE examinations.
In her co-curricular activity, Cheryl is the CCA Leader of her Tap Dance CCA. She is part of the team that achieved Silver award in the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging Competition in 2010 and 2012. For her commitment and achievements in her CCA, she is awarded Merit for Colours Award. She is well-respected by her team mates and peers in her CCA. Her passion for dance was reflected in the long hours she spent practising and perfecting the moves. It is always a joy to watch the delightful performance put up by her and her team mates.
Her great personality and humility towards others is a great inspiration for all IJ girls to follow.
2012 – Leo Edwin Paul Jeswin
Leo Edwin Paul Jeswin is truly a student who exemplifies our school vision of a “Leader, Learner, Lady”.
Jeswin exhibits the qualities of a confident young lady and an assertive leader of the future. With her love for learning, she will always be a learner who is educated yet humble and generous with her knowledge.
Jeswin has a giving heart and serving others is second nature to her. As a school prefect, she always volunteers her services to the school and offers her help to her teachers and her peers readily. That is why she is often recognized as Miss Responsible and Miss Respectful.
In her co-curricular activity, Jeswin is a committed member of the school’s netball team, which clinched Champions of the West Zone Inter-primary schools Netball Tournament consecutively in 2011 and 2012. For her outstanding achievements in CCA, she was presented the Full Colours Award twice. Despite having a heavy training schedule, Jeswin manages both her studies and CCA well. Needless to say, she has to also manage the expectations of her parents and teachers, who have high hopes on her. Last year, when she came in as one of the two Top PSLE Scorers of our school, she has proved that studies and sports can go together. This can only be achieved with good time management and discipline.
Her strong personality and spirit of excellence is truly a good example for many of our young IJ girls to follow.
2011 – Kelly Tan Shi Hui
Kelly Tan Shi Hui is truly an all-rounder. She is a responsible and enthusiastic pupil who sets high standards for herself in whatever she does.
On the academic front, Kelly has consistently done well and is one of our Top 10 PSLE scorers.
In her co-curricular activity, Kelly served as the Captain of the Netball team from 2010 to 2011. As a team captain she was well-respected by her team mates and peers. Her passion for netball was reflected in the long hours she spent training during and outside curriculum hours. Her hard work and dedication paid off when the netball team clinched 1st Runner-up in the 2009 West Zone Inter-primary schools Netball Tournament and subsequently clinched Champions consecutively in the 2010 and 2011 West Zone Inter-primary schools Netball Tournaments. Under her outstanding leadership, the netball Senior Team clinched 4th place in the 2011 National inter-primary netball Tournament. To the netball teachers and coach, it is a rewarding experience coaching and teaching Kelly and her team. She is one student whom we will never forget because of the many times she has risen above adversities to make a difference to the team’s performance.
For her spirit of excellence, Kelly was awarded Distinction for sports in the 1st inaugural Colours Award this year. Her strong personality and great fighting spirit will pave the way for young aspiring athletes in our school to strive for greater achievements.