end of week 6.
saturday morning. i woke up early just to make a guest appearance for the environment club. they were going to clean the eco-pond, re-planting new plants and taking care of the school compound on a saturday morning. that was when i realised the school is like a ghost town. i was there about 0730hrs. the kids were waiting outside of the gate. apparently no one is allowed to enter w/o a teacher in charge. so the rest were waiting for mr. syam to arrive before starting work.
the kids learn how to handle a cangkul, re-arrange the lily pot, adding fertilisers, watering the plants, pulling weeds and not forgetting playing Monopoly Deal! lol~ i cant believe within the short 2hrs, we managed to complete quite a number of things. the school may owns an eco-pond. but have they ever wondered who would take care of them. without these kids, the eco pond environment wont even exist. kudos to all!!
caught up again with some of the boys later in the afternoon for a good dip @ JE pool. nice weather to juz laze in the pool before heading to the Emerald for Spytens BBQ.
the Emerald Condominium
that’s the place where we held our BBQ. siti was the first person to reach! hmm.. was it enthusiastic? hahah you decided. 😛 perhaps she’s being helpful. about 13 of us were there for the BBQ. some said will drop but never did. maybe they dropped out of it after all. some replied but did not turn up. some were the first to reply but no news after that. some are working. some have issues with each other. some have other last minute gatherings. others? i guess they just couldn’t be bothered.
stories were shared. gossips were spread. food much not eaten. nonetheless we had fun. even though it is just a small group. i definitely had fun. so, my next question to all is – What will happen after this? I doubt there will be anymore gathering like this. even if they were, it will still be the same faces at every gathering. enough ranting about these people. tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.
Happy Valentine’s Day to me!! ❤
the year of the bunny sets in 2011 and in conclusion, another long weekend for me to slack @ home coz its Chinese New Year!! super looong wkend began on wednesday where we had a celebration on CNY. the usual stuffs like last year: results for best decorated classroom, wushu act, IQ quiz, dances, lion dance and not forgetting lo-hei to sum up the celebration! (: an added segment inserted this year was a mini competion for students & staffs. we, staffs, too had our lo-hei session; step by step led by our MT CC. hahaha~ enjoy ur super long break guys!! hopefully the sun comes out soon..
well. thats the course title that i went to the last wkend. a residential stay @ GBC. conducted by OPSG. basically it deals matters on ethnicity & racism. very enriching course. however, i felt that there are many things that we can further discuss on matters on ethnicity & racism. hahaha~
participant of the course range from NIE trainee teachers, NTU & NUS students, tertiary students. we start with icebreakers as usual in any group event. next we’re divided into 2 groups. we start off by asking ourselves – what do we want to achieve after this course. followed by a social contract which each and everyone one in the group members have to abide to. a series of questions came from the faci and we decide on where we stand from a scale of 0 – 10. each & everyone of us have different views. after lunch was a video – the eye of the storm. its a very old clip about a teacher conducted an experiment on her class. basically differentiating the brown eyes & the blue eyes kids. basically those given the brown eyes wud have much advantage to those of blue eys. and they will swap roles the following day. on the third day, these kids share their views and opinion on the experiment. in the evening, we had a life journey session where everyone would their life stories to the group.
we have to shuttle back to OPSG coz the course have to end there. first activity was the community drumming. basically all percussion instruments – bass drums, djembe, wood blocks, cow bells, shakers. one thing i learnt from that is that we need to allow ourselves so that we could allow others to come in and follow. its interesting how people with no musical background can make music harmoniously. excellent activity. we continue sharing our life journey after that. finally a cert was given out. another paper collection. hah!
from wed onwards of last week. the school was engaged with their multi level activities (MLA) such as camps, learning journeys as such. as FTs of sec 2 this year, im going to CDANS for a camp with my 2 T1. last year we went to bintan for a camp wif the sec 2s. i cud say that the overall the experience was different. different camp wif different expectations. the camp was facilitate by Cheers Connect International.
brief summary abt the camp.
they had 3 rotations for different activity – high elements, inter team challenge &amazing race @ labrador park. they had a “night walk” around the campsite. taught them a few cheers. its great. alhamdulillah it didnt rain throughout. if not kecian budak2 tu. lol~
everyone comes with a heavy heart not too sure of what to expect. but in the end, everyone met their expectations. overall, they had fun, won the team cheer and most importantly i hope they have bonded as a class. monday is sch as usual followed by another week of lesson and then its CNY. another long weekend. ((:
progressing well with the blog i guess. haahha~ just had the annual sec 1 ptm & cca showcase yesterday. the usual every year where all cca are trying to sell theirs to the sec 1’s. major changes for me is that im in ncc land this year. shouldnt be a problem i guess. hah! so far the pace hv been good. schools’s having good results for O level. therefore the kids enjoy a half day on wed. not for us though. good thing the staff meeting was pushed earlier. matters were discussed. one good pointer we received after all this year. good thing its appreciated. benefited all of us. phew~
anyways. the following week, we’re having the school’s MLA. im gg for a camp wif my sec 2’s to hometeamNS for 3days. hahaha~ oh yea.. i juz remembered, the SIS board is having their BGM today. comtemplating to go or not. lols~ see how laa.. we just had a debrief session @ NYC last thurs. fruitful? i guess so. then again i always had the feeling of how far does our feedback will go. if its just there, no point laa.. and yea.. dun forget ppl! this year we’re doing the roadshow for 38 SSEAYP 2011.
I am not too sure but yea I am gonna start blogging again. not sure if this will be a long time thingy or just an enthu feeling for the new year. anyways, we’re 3 day into semester 1 and apparently most of the admin work have already been settled. this year, im taking all the NT classes for PE and the 4NT for Maths. hmm.. im nt sure if its a good or bad thing. but i changed my RO. well, we just have to see how it goes. (:
anyways, just a heads up. i took part in the ship for southeast asian youth program. well, its main aim is to promote mutual understand and friendship which lasted for 53 days. cruising from japan, m’sia, thailand, indon, SG & vietnam. i did enjoyed the trip. something to get away from work. tell you more as the days goes by. (:
last but not least. wishing everyone a happy 2011!!
my bad for not religiously updating this blog.
haah. heck care~
anyways, january had been great so far.
some events like…
helped out with hilman’s bro’s wedding together with YIA Mentors.
attended a sec 1 PTM.
went Bintan with the Sec 2’s for their MLA.
attended a junior’s wedding @ Orchard Hotel.
had a recce for NightCycling event in March.
a BBQ retreat for mentors @ Reh’s crib.
amidst all that not counting staying till late for contact times,
professional sharing, badminton tournament, committee meetings..
nonetheless im waiting for the chinese new year long weekend.
a well deserved break i supposed.
sneak peek for this week.
learning journey for Sec 2NT to ITE West: Bukit Batok Campus
staff welfare committee: baking or yoga
Professional sharing by Dr Manu Kapur
and to end the weekend with YMC Leadership Seminar @ Onepeople.sg
Wak Din’s Engagement Ceremony!!
oki peeps. gotta run for class. catch up with u soon.
p.s. yes i have updated. time for u to run in ur briefs. heeh~