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.