A post by Jack Sim: What is the purpose of school education?

Jack Sim aka the Toilet Guy, asked the question “What is the purpose of school education?” I got to know Jack through being involved as a volunteer with Kampung Temasek, a NGO of which Jack is a founder. When I asked if any one in the KT group will like to share their views on…

What’s your PSLE score?

For any parent who has been staying in Singapore for a while, these four letters “PSLE” will definitely ring a bell. The PSLE means Primary School Leaving Examinations. Nothing very special yet it may conjure images of fear, dread, happiness, exuberance, anxiety, sleepless nights and even be marked as the D-day for many students and…

A brush with chinese ink@Kampung Temasek

It was the first time I combined chinese ink with a debriefing session using the “Knowing Me Knowing You” booklet and also Yong Tau Foo team scorecard. After a 2D1N stay at the rustic and scenic Kampung Temasek at Ulu Tiriam, JB where we did various activities like square foot gardening, outdoor cooking, building a…

Literacy Vs Education – a perspective by a teacher, Jenn

I hope to get more writers into this education blog. People who care about education in Singapore schools or education. For it is in reflecting, questioning and clarifying that educators can do our small bit to shape the future of education. So if you are an educator and will like to contribute an article or…

Thoughts on Overseas Learning Journeys of Singapore schools

To become a better education consultant, I decided to expand my horizon beyond top schools, beyond ICT and to take on different roles in helping schools – to do some sort of community service in terms of helping to lead trips out of Singapore during the peak travel periods of Nov/Dec. It started some time…

Team building for Ai Tong Choir@HK

A session was held for the 37 students who were on a choir tour in Hong Kong from 6-10 Nov. They were on a school choir tour together with 4 of their teachers and 1 choir director. The itinerary included choir exchanges with renown choir like Hong Kong children’s choir as well as performing at…