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Girls' Brigade

Day
Time
Teachers-In-Charge
Pupils Involved
Friday 2.15 - 4.15 pm
Ms Teoh Yian Pin*
Mdm Grace Tang
Mrs Chua Seow Wee
Ms Shirley Seah Yew Hwee 
Mdm Chua Sue Ann
P3 - P6

Introduction:

        Girls' Brigade 25th Company is a Christian uniformed-group organisation with a high enrolment in St. Margaret's Primary School. We believe in developing every girl to their fullest potential by equipping, empowering and enabling- Every Girl Becoming a Leader, Every Officer a Servant Leader. The Girls' Brigade acknowledges Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord according to the Scriptures, and seeks to help girls find true enrichment of life through self-control, reverence and a sense of responsibility. 
    
        We aim to offer our girls a holistic, all-rounded, four-fold programme. The programme is concerned with the SPIRTUAL, PHYSICAL, EDUCATIONAL and SOCIAL development of the girls. Each meeting starts with praise and worship and devotion. Thereafter, there will be badgework activities, squad time, station games and even foot drill. The girls are given opportunities during GB meetings, school and national events to love, lead and serve people around them.

Four-Fold Programme

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Educational: The educational aspect of this programme involves widening interests, cultivating meaningful pursuits and improving the knowledge and skills of the girls. This aspect is seen most commonly through our Badge Work sessions. During the Badge Work sessions, girls are required to accomplish a great variety of tasks in order to earn their badges.

squad game 1.jpgPhysical: The physical aspect of this programme helps to develop the physical skills of the girls. They participate actively in physical activities and learn to care for themselves and develop important character traits such as discipline. Discipline is cultivated through drill which is one of the more prominent areas under this aspect. Time is set aside for the girls to engage in drill. However, drill is not the only component of the physical aspect of GB. Weekly games are often planned and led by the girls to develop their leadership qualities.

Spiritual: With Christ at the heart of The Girls’ Brigade, Youngest member serving in worship.jpg
he plays a central role in this programme. Worship and devotions are held during every meeting and camp. The girls learn and understand Christ’s way of life during devotions and praise and worship so that they would be able to strive towards leading a similar one in their everyday life. As the sessions are on a Friday, it is a wonderful time for the girls to conclude their school week with the Lord.

squad time.jpgSocial: All the girls are put into squads which contain girls from Primary 3 all the way to Primary 6. The girls are given the opportunity to fellowship with others across all levels. With the interaction, stronger ties are forged between the girls and they become like family to one another. The younger girls look up to the older ones while the older ones learn to be responsible and to set a good example to their juniors. There are opportunities to fellowship every week but most especially during camps. The girls also learn through badges and activities to be of service to their Home, Church, Community, Country and the World.
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The weekly devotions have been focused on the biblical view of ‘Saving our Earth’ and ‘5 Languages of Love’ in Semesters 1 and 2 respectively. Our badgework programme provides opportunities for our girls learn in various capacities. The girls have visited Gardens by the Bay to admire the wonders of God’s creation in nature, and created musical instruments out of recycled materials. They also performed on Teachers’ Day with these musical instruments.

        The highlight of the year is the annual camp. Many girls enjoy and look forward to the camp because of the chance to participate in special activities such as baking, cooking and rock climbing. Other than school activities, girls who have been in the company for at least a year are also selected to take part in events organised by the Girls’ Brigade Headquarters. Some of the events the girls have taken part in this year are GB Friendship Day, WOW Camp and Fast, Food and Fuzz Camp. The girls relish the opportunities to meet GB members from other schools and countries, and learn new things.
        
        The girls have gained valuable experiences, made good friends and developed leadership skills through the four years in the company. We pray that the girls continue to ‘Grow and Glow’ for God even after graduation.

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Highlights for 2017:

  1. Junior Brigadier Brooch
  2. Junior Leadership Training Camp
  3. Dr. Low Guat Tin Challenge
  4. Enrolment Service
  5. GB Friendship Day
  6. GB Fortnight
  7. GB Annual Camp
  8. Visit to Gardens By The Bay
  9. Walking On Water (WOW) camp *New*
    • This camp aims to help give girls a Walking On Water (WOW) experience. They will learn to ‘Extend, Lead and Serve’
  10. GB 90th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Participation & Achievements

Year

Achievements

 2017 
  • Received Junior Brigadier Brooch Award (5 recipients)
  • Participated in Junior Leadership Training Camp (12 girls)
  • Participated in Dr. Low Guat Tin Challenge and won 2 Silver Awards (10 girls-2 teams)
  • Participated in Walking On Water Camp (4 girls)
  • Participated in GB Friendship Day (21 girls)
  • Participated in the Fast Food and Fuzz Camp (7 girls)
  • Participated in the GB Fortnight (all) 
  • Received Gold Company Award
 2016
  • Participated in Junior Leadership Training Camp
  • Participated in National Drill Competition and won a Bronze Award
  • Received Sustained Award for 6 years
  • Participated in the Fast Food and Fuzz Camp
  • Participated in the GB Fortnight
  • Received Gold Company Award
 
2015
  • Participated in Junior Leadership Training Camp
  • Participated in Dr Low Guat Tin challenge and received 1 Silver and1 Bronze Award
  • Participated in the Fast Food and Fuzz Camp and received Gold Company Award 
2014
  • Participated in Junior Leadership Training Camp
  • Participated in National Drill Competition and won a Bronze Award
  • Participated in Dr Low Guat Tin challenge and won a Gold Award
  • Received Sustained Award for 7 years (5 Gold, 2 Silver)
2013 
  • Participated in Junior Leadership Training Camp
  • Participated in National Competition (Community Quest) and received 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Award
  • Participated in Dr Low Guat Tin challenge
  • Participated in the Fast Food and Fuzz Camp
  • Participated in the GB Fortnight
  • Received Gold Company Award