Meet And Greet- Hear From Our Principal, Priscilia Lim

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“Teach them that there is no one way to learning, that it is not about seeking the new but discovering it with a new pair of eyes.”

Priscilia is the Principal of EtonHouse Robertson Walk and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (with a focus in literacy) in 2014. She began her teaching career in 2008, right after she graduated from her Diploma. Priscilia enjoys taking time to bond with her team, her children as well as their families. She believes in making a difference through the little things because the process makes the progress.

Priscilia believes that learning looks different for everyone. She also strongly believes in building a strong home-school partnership; working closely with families to support the children’s learning to their fullest potential.

1. Tell us more about yourself. 

My name is Priscilia Lim. I have been in this field since 2008. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (with the focus in literacy).


3. What inspired you to become an educator?

Becoming an educator was by chance. It has never occurred to me that I would actually be able to build a long term career in this field. After all, when I first entered the field, I was not even an adult. Who would have thought that transitioning from student to adulthood would mean taking on a class of toddlers on my own, and managing parent's expectations at the same time? But, I did. It was the little things that made the big difference. Watching the children grow and develop day by day, feeling that bond between us and knowing that they are always willing to hold my hand simply because they trust me. It is also very fulfilling to be able to build bonds with families and colleagues. 

3. How has the pandemic shifted the dynamics for you?

For many, they might feel that the pandemic has closed off the happenings in school from families. For me, I felt that it has brought the school closer to home. Parents are more aware of what their child goes through in school and are able to observe their child's progress. They become more hands-on in their child's learning and help form a bond between the families and the teachers based on a mutual understanding. Virtual meet ups with families are more common and convenient. I have seen a new appreciation for the early childhood sector from the community. 

4. What are your thoughts on HBL?

HBL to me is a new teaching style. Sure, it may not work for every child but it has proven that teachers in our field really take learning to new boundaries. The downside is that we are not able to provide the affectionate touch that children need. 

5. What are ways educators and students can stay motivated during this time? Can you share some of your experiences?

I remember coming up with many ways to motivate myself during this time. The little pockets of time we used for travelling before became pockets of opportunities to take a breather, a proper lunch, some exercise and an unhurried toilet break. Virtual lunch and breakfast meetups with colleagues are also something to look forward to. My personal experience would be to meet up with my fellow colleagues for some virtual workout sessions. Fun times! For students, it is not about how long the virtual lessons are, it is more about how meaningful and engaging they are. Regardless of their age, the children need to move. I like to invite the children to collect things around their homes for different purposes. For example, hopping to find 2 pencils, tip toeing to find 5 stuffed toys. Who says Math cannot be fun?

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