Monday, December 22, 2008

class pot-luck

Hi everyone!

The class BBQ has been changed to a pot-luck due to some of our classmates' suggestions. For a start, it is better because I don't have to collect entrance fee and we don't have to wait for the food to be cooked. Phang and I are thinking of "chope-ing" one hut and pitching tents there for stayover. I will call the National Parks tomorrow to ask about any charges or stuff necessary. So these are the details:

Date: 9-10 Jan 2009
Venue: East Coast Park

The timing we are thinking of just-have-fun in the afternoon playing arcade, bowling, soccer, skating, badminton, anything. Then at night we come together have dinner then we see how la.

SO EVERYONE PLEASE SEND ME AN SMS TO TELL ME IF YOU ARE GOING and IF YOU ARE STAYING OVER!!! And everyone who says they are going, please turn up! Cos if more than 15 ppl stay over must get permit. And also those who have tents pls bring! (if you are staying)


Welfare IC 07-08

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Class BBQ

Hi Everyone!

I would like to ask if anyone is willing to open up his house for the class bbq in jan. Must be able to fit half the class and bbq stations. Clean up and $$$ class will pay. Pls offer cos Phang and I planning.


Monday, December 08, 2008


Due to popular demand, a class bbq is on its way. It will be in January before O Level collection (19 Jan) and estimated price per person is US$12. Phang and me will be planning this bbq, so any requests (food or programme) pls contact us ok? Everyone is invited!!!

Oh ya want a class outing in dec near christmas? Any suggestions pls let me know! It will just be outing kia kia only nothing elaborate. Pls tag the class blog ok!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Guys, check thy inboxes

Ok, if you haven't checked your email / SMS inbox(es) yet, do it NOW [or before 27.11.08].

( if any of u did not receive an e-mail from me (matt.sia) plz let me know and i'll resent it to you, THX!)

enuff said.

on behalf of matt sia.

p.s.: can we have a class bbq?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

monday came early

NOTE: I changed the URL, and I took out the password-request. Really sorry for the trouble. my bad. Go upload!

urgh... brb...

Having problems with the photo page... So hang tight, it'll be right back [by Monday]

Meanwhile, enjoy these pictures...

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

funny pictures of cats with captions

more animals

Friday, November 14, 2008

MobileMe Gallery!

It's done!

Go to this link:

You'll be prompted for a username and password.
Use the following:
username: foursa
password: graduation

warning: the username & password are case-sensitive.

[UPDATE: I removed the password, because seriously, it gave some people, including myself, a lot of problems accessing the photos. So, sorry for the inconvenience caused earlier on. It's been fixed.]

Once there, you can download AND upload photos that have been posted there.

You can even use an RSS reader [if you're tech-savvy enough] to keep you up-to-date on any updates or new photos.

Enjoy [downloading and uploading] the photos!

P.s.: Sorry to make you guys my servants.

P.s.s.: if you're from another class, you may also check out the photos and upload yours, too.

P.s.s.s.: The username and password are fixed. There's no way for any hill-billy to change them. So, there. No vandalism.

P.s.s.s.s.: Warning: my MobileMe membership expires October next year, so download the photos fast! It's September.

Watch this space...

Hey everybody!

I'm trying to set up some sort of photo-uploading thing where everyone can share their photos from Grad dinner.

It's coming soon, so watch this space.

Things for me to do:
  • upload the photos I took
  • set up the upload service
  • announce on class blog.
  • Get some sleep. Find out why on my personal blog.

CLASS OF 2008 - 4SA

Thanks for being such a great bunch to teach! Enjoy your two month break guys! : )

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Grad Dinner tomorrow!

A couple of details you guys should know...

The dinner starts at 6.30pm tomorrow [13 November 2008]. The venue is Raffles Town Club.

Ms Seah has the tickets for most of you, so you can get it from her either in school after your paper [if you have a paper, and presuming you can even find her], OR at Raffles Town Club, the venue of the dinner.
  • If you will be collecting at the Club, do note that Ms Seah will be there from 6pm onwards to pass you the tickets, so do come earlier if you don't yet have your tickets!

The seating arrangement has been pinned up on the notice-board outside the Lecture Theatre.
  • Unfortunately, it is in school, and I am not in school, nor do I have photographic memory [Yeah, I wish], so I cannot tell you who's sitting where.
  • However, just note that we have been seated in a manner where we are first separated by the food preference first [halal, vegetarian, and none]; after which, we are just arranged 10 to a table, according to index number [except the ones who registered later, you may or may not have a different arrangement].
  • Our tables are fixed, but our seats at each table are not, so you can change seats within the same table. Changing of seats across table is, from what I heard, not prohibited. I could be wrong, I could be right.

For those taking buses:

This was what I got from the Raffles Town Club website.
Whitley Rd – 57, 105, 132, 151, 153, 154, 156, 186, 190, 700, 960
Dunearn Rd – 48, 66, 67, 170, 171

If you don't have any of these services near your home, you could check the SBS transit website, and look under iris Journey planner.

I found these services, in addition to those above:

105, 132, 151, 153, 154, 156, 186
^Stops at the SCGS side of Whitley Road and at the condos along Bukit Timah Road, as well the the Club's side of Whitley Road when in the looped/return route.

48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 170X, 186
^Stops at Copthorne Orchid Hotel, just before Raffles Town club, along Dunearn Road.

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See you at Raffles Town Club!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

with a little more time...

I updated the countdown on the blog so that it actualy reflects the END of the last paper of the 'O's [13Nov, 9am], and not the end of the wait for the last day to come [13Nov, 12mn].

Basically, if it sounds too advanced and perplex, I just added 9h to the timer.

Tell me in the tagboard if you see the countdown showing something like...
"6 days, 31 hours, ..."
instead of ...
"7 days, 23 hours"

because "it's not a bug, it's an undocumented feature." --unknown

just a little reminder...

CHEM Lessons in preparation of Paper 1:

8 Nov, 9-12

10 Nov, 9-1, after PHY1

11 Nov, 9-1, 1 day before CHEM1
aside from that,

Papers left:
CLB & CombSCI1, 11 NOV
BIO1, 13NOV.

The last push! 幸運を祈りなさい!

the book of vocabulary

If you need one / if you're retaking your MT paper,

don't forget to bring your dictionary tomorrow!

and make sure it's actually approved.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Alright! Halfway mark! Take some time to relax and rest your mind with these pictures. Remember the Sec Two Orientation Camp that Mr How and I organised (the only batch to have had it actually!) and you had to move in groups from station to station to chalk up points? Can't remember which class won. Here goes...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Ah...English Paper finally over. On to serious stuff now...Keep those mathematics, POA, chemistryand physics formulae, bio, geog and lit facts at the tip of your fingertips! And if the going gets tough, take a short break. Enjoy part two...

Monday, October 20, 2008


The time has come guys! Give it your all!
Drink plenty of water in the morning (helps to keep brain fresh and wake!)
Check that all your stationery are in good working condition! (No felt or gel pens! Ball points are best! Don't forget calculators, curve rulers etc)
Keep watch on the clock as you're doing you papers AND
ALWAYS leave time to edit your work and check for careless errors!
It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
~ Claude M. Bristol
Have faith in yourself and the effort you've put in! Remember, you want to receive your results next year with confidence and NO REGRETS! : ) All the best 4SA!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


bring entry proof, badge, IC, school uniform, long pants, short hair, a studious look, your brains, stationaries, and a tie.

One of the above items are not needed. I won't say it's the last one, but it's one of them. The last one.

Friday, October 17, 2008

May you always have work for your hands to do.

May your pockets hold always a coin or two.

May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.

May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near.

And may God fill your heart with gladness and cheer.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Grad nite tickets

Hi guys,
I know some of you have been asking me about the grad night tickets and when u'll get it... well it will be given out on the day itself at raffles town club ( i think)... so chill and dun worry about it! :) haha hope to see ya all there.. well atleast most of ya.. haha

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Never Forget (Take That!)

And we've come so far,
and we've reached so high,
and we've looked each day and
night in the eye,
and we're still so young,
and we hope for more...

We've come a long way
But we're not too sure where we've been
We've had success
We've had good times
But remember this...

Friday, October 10, 2008


importing, processing, and studying.

Watch this space!
photos ARE HERE.

Yes, you can download the full-resolution photos. Nice, yeah?

Oh, how's that banner?

4sa class of 08


October babies!

(in alphabetical order)
Benjamin Toh
Chee Yang

Sahul (nov)

Pity all those whose birthdays (all above) are during the O levels! Maybe the papers will extra easy on that day!


(Ronald, would you like to post the photos for today party?)

class bbq?

hi everyone thinking of instead of a class chalet, what about a class bbq? maybe can rent one beside the beach then can go someone's house to play some cards (or mahjong) at night? cos chalet a bit costly. bbq cost will be only for the food, the renting of bbq pit. so far no plan yet. what you think?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Just to clarify...

To echo what Matthew just posted: Yes, PLEASE DO come to school tomorrow, even if it is just from 7.55am to 11am.

There'll be lots of important administrative things to settle tomorrow.

  • Firstly, there's the 'O' Level exam briefing in the hall from 7.55 to 8.30.

  • Then, from 8.30 to 9.15, Ms Seah will be doing some administrative work with regards to giving out the CCA Records, Preliminary Results slip, and the class contact list.

  • Also, the school will be collecting $2 from every student tomorrow. Please bring this.

To explain what the $2 is for: According to Ms Rathai, this $2 will go into the stamps and envelopes so that the school can inform us to collect our 'O' Level Results in January, as well as the SGC [School Graduating Certificate] later in the year [Around Teacher's Day, from what I've seen this year]. The SGC includes your 'O' Level Certificate [you'll only get the result slip in January, not the actual Certificate], as well as the Testimonial. [And CCA Record, i think? citation needed.]. This was what I heard, so correct me if I'm wrong.

UPDATE: I may have mistaken what she said. It could be for the SGC file.

After the admin work, there'll be recess. Please assemble in the Upper Courtyard by 9.40 with your ties on for the Farewell Assembly.

So, please, pass this message around to those who have been either late for school or absent from school. Studying is important, but so are administrative works.

Oh, if possible, can we have a class photo just before we leave tomorrow?

UPDATE 2: I forgot to mention: ACJC open house was on Wednesday, NOT on Saturday. Please go for Chemistry instead, as there is no open house this Saturday, contrary to what I posted earlier on. My apologies.

Extra Lesson Plan

Mrs Yeo will be having a few extra lessons before the two Chem papers, so do jot these dates down:
  • SAT 11 Oct 2008, 9am - 12.30pm: Data-based Questions on [organic chem] & [air & atmosphere]
  • THU 16 Oct 2008, 9am - 12.30pm: Data-based Questions on [rate of reaction / metals] and Other schools papers [no answers]
  • SAT 18 Oct 2008, 9am - 12.30pm: Exam papers from other schools / more topical Qs if requested
NOTE: At Home, continue studying notes. Do papers in school.

Paper 1 preparatory lessons:
  • Sat 8 Nov 9-12
  • Mon 10 Nov 9-1
  • Tues 11 Nov 9-1
For Art:

Ms Chua has emailed a set of SOVA sample questions to do, please complete them and bring your answers on Saturday, 11 Oct. Lesson starts at 8am.

Also, Check this link for the map to SEAB. It's the one along Lower Delta Road, and I attached a map just in case. A represents Potong Pasir Ave 3, B represents Lower Delta Road. Just to give a sense of scale, it's about 19 minutes on a smooth taxi ride.

Alternatively, take 16, 33, 63, 123, 195, 851 from Tiong Bahru MRT.

Be there before 1.30pm on 15 Oct.

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Ok got some announcements to make!! :) I've heard that there will be a farewell assembly this friday so plz come and bring along ur tie... also plz bring $2 on that day for some sch admin stuff i think i was juz asked by the office to convey this so dun ask me wats it for... haha thats all...

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Invites! Class Contacts!

In case you guys have super souped-up SPAM protection that blocks every single email sent to you,

I just sent out invitations to access the class contact list.

For around half the class, I have sent out the invites that allowed editing long ago, so for these people, please pester me to resend the invitation to access only if you need. I did not send anything to your inboxes.

It'll come as a Google Docs invitation, with a link that you'll click to verify your email which you use to log in to Google Docs.

I decided to use Google Docs because it's pretty secure, since I can lock it down so only 44 people can access the document. No such thing as strangers being able to access the sensitive private information [except for the Google guys at Silicon Valley, but even they have access to this blog, so heck]. Also, it lets people collaborate and edit, so I won't be the only person updating the changes [thanks Aaron!].

I sent out in bulks of less than 10 at a time, so as to avoid triggering SPAM filters. How did it go?

If you who did not receive the invitation, please let me know by email.
I have 4 people whom I did not send to, because their email address was not in the contact list: Vishnu, Matthew Tang, Melvin Tan, and Rakesh. If you guys have an email address, do let me know, so that I can send you guys the invitation to the contact list. If not, no worries. Aaron [if I'm not having hearing problems or memory problems] is going to print out the static, hard copy of the contact list. When he does, don't drop or lose this, especially not in public. The only place where you may lose the paper is in your locker, and at home. We won't want mysterious phone calls, do we?

For the people who can edit, I hope you guys can help me out by editing out the mistakes and updating the contact list, especially when someone moves house or changes handphone numbers. That'll be very helpful. As the saying goes: "With great power, comes great responsibilities", so please don't abuse it by making a mess of the contact list. It's a time-consuming 'project'. [Just ask Aaron.]

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Open house galore

Today: VJC Open House
1¹OCT, Next Saturday: ACJC Open House
18 OCT, the following week: NJC Open House

Don't go if you're not done studying!

Posted by ShoZu

from Ms Seah:

Come to school on Monday. I will return the report card and testimonial.

So, yeah. Come. Don't pon.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

camp rock!

aloha loyang
for those interested

stay tuned to find out more!

addmath mock paper Monday after school at hall. Compulsory.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Poll! Chalet!

Ok, Aaron Chua, the welfare dude, wanted me to do this, because he's too lazy to use his PC, so as the IT guy, I guess I had to do it.

Aaron has asked me to create a poll as to ask when we would like a class chalet, if we were to have one. Suggestions so far are post-'O's, around Christmas, and just before collection of results in early January.

Do give your input by clicking your choice in the poll on the side of this blog. Remember to his submit! and don't spam, unless you're representing more than one person. Only one vote per person, so please be responsible.

If we have enough support for this idea, we will decide the location next.

Try to complete the poll ASAP. I think we can come with a conclusion once 30 people have decided.

Ok. back to bed for me. I only had 4 hours of sleep while trying to think about my Art 'O' Level prep work. It's done, alas. w00t!

Friday, September 19, 2008

More on the JC single intake


Single Intake for Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute from 2009
1Starting from 2009, all Junior Colleges (JC) and the Millennia Institute (MI) will start the school term for Year 1 students with a single intake in end January/early February, and the Year 2 students in the 2nd week of January. Specifically for 2009, Year 1 students will start school on 2 February and Year 2 students on 12 January.

2A single intake system will facilitate a stronger educational programming in these schools where all students would start their course of study together. It obviates the need for the two admission exercises and the turn-over of students due to the two intakes (see background). In addition, it will also reduce the waiting time for some ‘O’ level graduates, who might otherwise need to wait for three months before entering JCs/MI.

3JCs and MI will continue to share between 10 and 12 common weeks of school holidays with the primary and secondary schools (see 2009 School Terms and Holidays webpage). The common holiday periods of 1 week each in March and September, 4 weeks in Jun and the remaining weeks at the end of the year, will enable families with children studying in different educational levels to spend time together.

4To make the single-intake possible, the following changes will take place from 2009:

  1. The ‘O’ level results, which are currently released in late January, will be released in early January; and
  2. The posting results from the Joint Admissions Exercise, currently released in mid-February, will be released in end January.

5The revised school calendars for JCs and MI, based on a single intake in early February of 2009, are on the 2009 School Terms and Holidays webpage.


6Currently, there are two JC/MI intakes: one in January that is based on school preliminary examination results, and another in March based on ‘O’ level results. The two-intake situation gives rise to “churning” of students inJCs and MI in March, as quite a number of JC students chooses to switch courses or colleges after receiving the ‘O’ level results. The students in the second intake, who have not attended the pre-university course in the first 3 months, might also have difficulties in catching up with the ‘A’ level curriculum. In addition, some students who failed to meet the criteria to enter the JC/MI after the release of ‘O’ level results, faced disappointment when they have to leave after 3 months.

7The revision of JC and MI calendars was one of the recommendations of the JC / Upper Secondary Education Review Committee in October 2002.

8This change from the current two-intake system is made possible as the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board has taken greater control of the GCE ‘O’ level examinations since 2006. In addition, MOE has streamlined the processes for the ‘O’ level examinations and Joint Admissions Exercise, conducted after the release of the ‘O’ level results for students to select courses in JCs, MI, polytechnics and ITE.

Monday, September 08, 2008

8 Sep 08, 23:20
nigel: In case i didn't get to you today, and to those who bother to visit this blog, the Thailand trip after the 'O's has been temporarily CANCELLED due to the fact that bangkok's in a state of emergency
8 Sep 08, 23:20
nigel: so ..yeah

Lol... Erm, What can I say...

Malaysia? Johor? KL?
Indonesia? Bali? Jakarta?
Australia? Gold Coast?
Philippines? Cebu?

Or EVEN BETTER... Singapore? Sentosa? Ubin?

Ok. I'm kidding about the suggestions for alternatives. But anyway, just to amplify Nigel's notice, it's TEMPORARILY CANCELLED. We'll see how the condition in the Kingdom changes in the following weeks.






Sunday, September 07, 2008

chem lesson...

Chem Extra Lesson

After Physics Paper 1 on Thursday.
for those who need extra help, or have any questions / doubts.

Also, Art Preliminary / Preparatory Studies [whatever it's called] is due on Tuesday [for marking for prelims]. To clarify, it must be 5 to 8 pages of A2 paper/boards. In other words: No, it's not a MUST to do exactly 8 pages, and YES, you can do more than 5.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Chemistry lesson this Wednesday, 3rd September.

Time: 9.30 - 12.30

Materials: Yearly TYS, [Blue Book?]

Additional Reminder: Forward to your contact below you (the class system).

btw, vjc open house, 4 oct, saturday, 10am-3pm.

and, happy teacher's day! [official date]

Holiday Lessons...

Last updated: 1 Sep 08 2:35pm

Ok, so far, I am not aware of any news / updates about holiday lessons [with the exception of the ones below.

But once I get any new updates, I will post them here.

Oh, I will cite sources if I get updates NOT from teachers, just so you can confirm with the source.

  • Art: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm EXCEPT Thursday & Friday, till 5.30pm.
  • Geog: There's holiday lessons, just can't remember the exact details. [Mrs Daphne Ang announced something about this at the end of one of the Prelim papers.]
  • Add Math: Thursday, 10am - 2pm ; Friday, 1pm -3.30pm [according to Kevin Chiam.]
Do keep checking this post as I will continuously update when I get updates.


To all our teachers [especially those who have been teaching us]:

Ms Seah Kui Hua,
Mr Sim Joo Jin,
Mdm Ng Yuet Mei,
Mr Muthu,
Mr Desmond Soh ,
Ms Lee Bin Choo,
Mr Koh Beng Chuan,
Mrs Daphne Ang ,
Mr Koh Yong Mong,
Mrs Raj,
Mr Gordon Goh,
Mrs Yeo Yuen Chin,
Ms Tan Yii Yan,
Mrs Jacinta Leong,
Mr Wesley,
Ms Chua Xin Yuan,
and Mr Jimmy Koh,

from all of us in 4SA, class of '08.

Friday, August 29, 2008

50 DAYS!



[this is a scheduled post]

Friday, August 22, 2008



note that your attendance at this ceremony is compulsory. It is important that as graduating students, you particpate in this important school event.

Assemble @ 2.15pm at the Junior School Canteen
Attire: Full Uniform with school tie
Parade starts @ 3.30pm
Venue: School Hall

Guest of Honour: Mr Harry Elias

I will see you there!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Details for class trip to Bangkok are as follows!

4D3N (14 to 17 Nov 2008)
Tour: Floating MArket, Koh Kred Island
Visits: Chulalongkorn University, Thamasak University, Assumption School (I'm hoping to add in a visit to their Forensics Museum! It's really an eye-opening experience!)
Shopping Places: MBK, Siam Square/World Trade Centre, Chatuchak
Meals Provided: 3 breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Hotel: Bangkok Centre Hotel

Flight Schedule: 3K511 (dep SIN 7.05am arrive BKK 8.25am) - 14 Nov
3K514 (dep BKK 8.50pm arrive SIN 12.05am) 18 Nov early morn

Tour Agent: Timesworld Travel Staff

Cost: $590 per person


All the best for your prelims guys!

Friday, August 15, 2008

C Div: ACSI 39-0 SAS

Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Friday, August 15, 2008 - The Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) beat St. Andrew’s Secondary 39-0 in a one-sided C Division Championship final to complete the rugby grand slam. ACS(I) won the A and B Division titles this year and became the first school in Singapore school history to hold the A, B and C titles in a single calendar year.

Having beaten the Saints 41-5 in an earlier second round game, the only question was the margin of victory on the day. ACS(I) quickly answered that with an early try and by half-time, they were up 15-0. Saints did not even get inside the 22m line of their opponents half and were unable to put any sustained and meaningful pressure on ACS(I).

The second half was more of the same with four ACS tries and the only stress for ACS(I) was whether James Morgan would convert any tries after having missed all three in the first half. In the end he did manage to convert two although what most people will remember was the fact that he managed to hit the rugby posts twice.

Two of the ACS(I) tries in the second half saw them tear through the Saints backline like a knife through butter with multiple passes and a final strong run over the try line. This will go down as one of the most lopsided finals in C Division but given the fact that the mercy rule had to be invoked even in the semi-final when ACS(I) beat Bedok Town 89-7, this was not wholly unexpected.

ACS(I) won all their preliminary round games 80-0 with the mercy rule evoked in each game and they outscored their opponents throughout the whole championship by 512 to 15 points. The top four teams - ACS(I), Saints, Raffles Institution and Bedok Town - all received their medals and trophies at the end of the game but perhaps they should create a special prize next year for the players who score against ACS(I) next year. There certainly aren’t many of them.

--taken from

Well, Our school lost in the C Div Rugby finals, but we're still proud of the valiant effort that the team has shown; which led them to become 1st runner-ups. Congrats, C Div Team!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Almost forgot...

We're having SWIMMING TOMORROW. Don't forget to bring your trunks, goggles, towel, etc.

Pass the message!

Oh, don't forget your number 2 shirt.

And for Index 0148 and beyond: school uniform, school tie, badge, belt, I/C

Founder's Day Ceremony Rehearsal tomorrow morning. NOT TEA.

EL CT2 online.


For those who need a Copy of the Prelim Schedule, I'm sorry, but my exam schedule's been crumpled, scribbled-on, and probably not suitable for scanning and posting online.

To compensate for that, I posted the calendar online. I included all the subjects relevant to the students in our class [i.e.: MT, MTB, Combined Science, All Electives except D&T and Art 2]

With the exception of BIO1, all other papers will be conducted in the hall.

I also included the major Art due dates for the Coursework and Preparatory work.

Oh, all the best to the rest of the students who have yet to take their OLVL EL Oral exam! Remember to greet and smile!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I pray that all your minds might be rested, your bodies energised, and all your spirits inspired for the exams you will undertake.
May you all be confident and insightful, and importantly, able to give a true record of what you have prepared for.
Stay calm, focused and do your best so that you may reap the rewards of your diligence and labour!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Math Oral

I am going to type this whole post in complete text and without punctuation comma just watch me period line break Maths test on Tuesday the thirteenth of August comma two-thousand and eight period line break English Oral examination for most of us on the fourteenth of August comma and fifteenth of August for the rest of our class period

ok, that was a bad idea.

  • T-69days = 11 AUG - Public Holiday
  • T-68days = 12 AUG - Nothing Special...
  • T-67days = 13 AUG - E Math Test
  • T-66days = 14 AUG - EL ORAL
  • T-65days = 15 AUG - EL ORAL [cont'd]
Entering the last 60+ days

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Happy National Day.

It's 9 August 2008!

Happy National Day!

OLVL ORAL in 5 to 6 Days' time.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

"Enhanced Credibility / Reliability"

I'm typing all this from my head, as according to what I remember from SS lesson today. So, if there's any mistakes here, you know I have early symptoms of Alzheimer's'.

Cambridge often believes that
  • a source which describes the opinion of a person against his own organisation / nation / group's has "ENHANCED CREDIBILITY".
However, this is only true when
  • The person is in fact in that organisation group.
  • The person is opposing the trend / typical point of view of his group. Meaning: If the person is supportive of a new policy introduced by his country's government, even if it's factual, the source CANNOT be said to have 'enhanced credibility'.
Of course, questions related to 'enhanced credibility' have lower chances of appearing than the core skills. So, in the meantime, focus on other SBQ skills. Inference, Comparison, Utility, Reliability.

Those who pass before us - Harry Tan

It is with sadness that we announce our fellow Saint, Harry Tan Ho Swee, former student and Principal of St. Andrew's School, passed away peacefully today, Wednesday 6 August 2008 in the early afternoon.

Our deepest sympathy to his family, Mrs Tan Hoon Hwee and his 2 sons.

The wake will be held at Mt Vernon Funeral Parlour 1
Services will held on Thursday & Friday at 8:00 pm

Funeral Service on Saturday at 11:00 am
The Cremation at 1pm, Mandai Hall 1

--adapted from Saints Online Website

Our condolences to Mrs Tan Hoon Hwee and family...


Dear pupils
Ple study ALL the following themes / chapters for your coming Prelims and 'O's.

Understanding Governance (3 Chapters 2&3)
Conflict and harmony in multi-ethnic societies (3 Chapters 4&5)
Sustaining Economic development (4 Chapter 2)
Facing Challenges & Change (4 Chapter 3)


Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Heard [and confirmed] that our school's 'C' Div Hockey Team lost to Sengkang Secondary School by a really, really slim margin of 0-1.

Well, there goes our half-day.

Yay! more lesson time for us!

Insert opinion here

Ok. No comments.

All I can say is, congrats, Sengkang C Div Hockey team. I guess you guys deserved it.

chem o lvl (jun) 08

for all those who didnt do/ didnt bring/ were doing something else, this is the answers for chem o lvl (jun) 08 MCQ. [the paper which we dont have the ans at the back]

1)D 11)C 21)D 31)C
2)B 12)D 22)D 32)D
3)A 13)D 23)D 33)C
4)B 14)D 24)D 34)C
5)B 15)A 25)A 35)D
6)A 16)B 26)C 36)B
7)B 17) 27)C 37)B
8)C 18)C 28)D 38)B
9)D 19)D 29)D 39)A
10)C 20)C 30)C 40)A

*Q17: not in syallbus

**Any mistakes pls tag

***Yup confirmed. For all bio students, NTRIX has the common test 2 marks.

****Good bye.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008



Physics Test tomorrow. This is the LAST Physics class test [or so we were told]. UPDATED topics list:
  • Electromagnetic Induction [Fleming's Right Hand Rule; transformers and AC Generators]
  • Electromagnetism [Fleming's Right Hand Rule; D.C. Motor]
  • Circuits
  • Potentiometer [the one with the jockey]
E Math Test on generally all the topics in the syllabus. Questions will be adapted from the 6 Mid-Year papers: ACS(BR), Jurong, Hong Kah, Henderson, Pei Cai, Loyang

P Chem Test [whenever that will be. Date yet to be confirmed] Same topics as the S Chem CT paper.
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers
  • Rate of Reactions
  • Redox Reaction
  • Metals [inclusive of Extraction]

That's all, folks!

No. 2?

So, do we wear the number 2 shirt tomorrow?

Just wondering...



a really cool and surprisingly accurate way to put whats going on in your life down into words. do give it a go.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Teachers' Day . SG

Found this at the back of today's TODAY paper [Oh. the cliché...].

It's a simple idea: Say 'Thanks" to your teacher in 6 words or less [Why? click here].

No long-winded, 350 word essay. Just submit a couple of words to show your gratitude!

So get cracking, and start summarising!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Awaiting Open House dates

wy: need more JC open houses dates............

Ok. truth be told, I tried searching a couple of JCs which I thought to be the more 'popular' ones [e.g: VJC, SAJC, NJC, RJC*, ACJC]

So far, I have yet to see any announcements / indications about Open Houses by any of the JCs' website, EXCEPT
  • SAJC [2 Aug, confirmed]
  • ACJC [tentatively 8 Oct, according to their calendar of activities]
I suggest that you wait till AFTER the Prelims, then check the various JCs' websites for any updates.

Otherwise, just do a Google search to see when their open house was last year. Expect most to be in October.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Oh Humanities!

I thought I heard little voices screaming "Oh, Why bother?" in my mind when I decided to type this post...

I thought I should post the rough format for doing SBQs in Combined Humanities, from what I absorbed from the various CH teachers.

-Inference 1. Give Support.
-Inference 2. Give Support again.
-Purpose of the Source is ... [H.o.P.E.]

Utility Q.
-Useful. Support from the Source.
-Useful. Further support by Cross-reference.
-Not useful, lack of info? / biased?
-Not useful, Further support by Cross-reference, or citing contextual knowledge.

Based on Content, Tone, or Purpose [CTP]

Comparison Q.
-2 similarity, 1 difference.
-2 difference, 1 similarity
based on Content, Tone, or Purpose. [CTP]


Today's 30 July. I'll give a day-by-day announcements / notices breakdown for 31JUL - 15AUG.

31 JUL:
Australia Maths Competition, Last 2 Periods of the day.
[Bryan James Wong, Chia Wei Yong, Ronald Liong, Melvin Tan.]

1 AUG:
Common Test, Day 1 [Combined Humanities, Chem SPA / S Chem, EL]
1pm: Chem Extra Lesson for those who were asked to go.
DUE DAY for the Grad Nite Payments [$50]

2 AUG:
SAJC Open House
Add Math Extra lesson, 8am / 9am, C7-06
Geog / POA status unknown.

4 AUG:
Common Test, Day 2: [E MATH, Phy SPA / S Phy, ELECTIVE]
Add Math Extra help session, Library.

5 AUG:
Add MATH CT. [Differentiation & Intergration, Area Under Graph, Kinematics]
PHY: Filing. Bring Hole-Puncher(s).

6 AUG:
Phy Test

8 AUG:
National Day Celebrations [school ends 10.30am]

9 Aug - 11 Aug: Off Day.

12 Aug: EL Oral Season Starts, but it's not our turn till...

14 Aug - 15 Aug: EL 'O'LVL ORAL.

More on the individual notices.
Combined Humanities CT:
SS Topic: Venice
HIST Topics: Stalin & Hitler, Chapter 2.2 [excluding Fascist Japan]


S Chem CT / Chem Test [after CT]:
Check the notice board in Mrs Yeo's Homeroom, next to the whiteboard.

E Math CT:
Topics: Probability, Maths & Graphs in Practical Situation, Algebraic Fractions, Quadratic Equations, Similarity & Congruency, Trigonometry, Angle Properties of a Circle

BIO CT: [just a repost, in case anyone missed it.]
CHPT 10, 13-15, 19

June Papers:
You are advised to purchase the 'O' Level June papers for the following subjects:
E Math, A Math, Chem.

No weekend lessons this week due to CT,
No weekend lessons next week due to National Day,
But continue to do till 2005 paper.