Reflections from a PSLE Parent 3


There are many reflection pieces floating around the internet as anxious parents try to figure out which schools their children can enter with their PSLE scores.  Here’s a short note from our parent blogger Eugene Seah:

“I’ve lived long enough to see friends who scored well in PSLE and lived a normal existence, and those who did horribly in PSLE (some even failed) and went on to achieve their goals and made a huge impact on others.

At the end of life, what matters is not your PSLE score, or your O level score, or what degree you have or what title you hold in your job.

What matters is your character, your values, your purpose in life. When we are taking our last few breaths, will we have regrets? Or will we have lived an abundant life full of impact and inspiration?

Yes, PSLE results will determine the secondary schools your child goes to, and whether he goes to express or normal. But in the grand scheme of life, it doesn’t matter. IT DOESN’T MATTER. Your child can’t change his past, but he can certainly influence his future.

What kind of future do you want for your child? Just mere survival and existence? Just a good job and family? Or you would like a child who sets aspirational goals to change the world, and is crazy enough to go ahead to do it?

If what I shared above resonates with you, I invite you to join me and my like-minded friends in a critical conversation about your child’s future. We are meeting next Tue 29 Nov 7-9pm. Bring your kids along as we have arranged special programmes for them.

Let’s live life with a longer and broader perspective. Life is soooooo much more than exam results. Let’s finish strong.”


You can find out more about the event that Eugene is referring to here.

This first appeared as a post on Eugene’s Facebook page, the day after the PSLE exam results were out.  Eugene was inspired to write this after reading his social media feed.


Eugene Seah is a proud father of 3 (aged 12, 8 and 6), and is blessed with a beautiful, supportive wife. He firmly believes that children will become more successful and fulfilled when they become confident communicators and creative thinkers.


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