Teachers of SMJK and SMJKC Ave Maria Convent were treated to dinner at the New She Lai Ton Restaurant, Ipoh recently. The night-out at the city’s well known Chinese restaurant was hosted by the school’s Parent-Teacher Association in recognition for their exemplary services.
Certificates of merit and gifts were presented to teachers who have served in Ave Maria Convent for over 10 years. One teacher has been with the school for over 25 years.
Plaques were given to Lee Yam Sei and Irene Chan for their contributions to society. Earlier in the year, the pair received the Mutiara Perak Award 2012 for “Women of Inspiration for Education and Child Development” and “Women of Inspiration for Development Industry”, respectively.
Eva Tan, Ceylyn Teh and Chanelle Woo, a family of three generations who studied at the convent, belted out a song for the appreciative audience. Teachers, parents and students paired up to put on an eco-friendly fashion show designed by Sonny Foo. Their outfits were made out of recycled materials such as garbage bags, paper and so on. Dancers from MY Studio performed some captivating ballroom numbers to enthrall the 500-odd crowd. Gigs by impersonators were a big hit with the audience.
Chairman of Ave Maria Convent’s Board of Governors, Teoh Beng Suang expressed his sincere thanks for the dedication shown by the long-serving teachers of Ave Maria Convent.