Seeing in a different light – hearing colours

It was an unplanned encounter with a concerned parent last Saturday. No, I was not meeting her in the capacity of a teacher. It was not in a school setting. Instead, we were having refreshments after the Opening Night of the 40th Anniversary Art Exibition by Life Art Society. It was a small cosy event….

Oh no, he’s done it again…called to the Principal’s office!

My dear nephew, Johanan, an impish guy is inside the Principal’s office again. My sis-in-law just told me. He was found washing the toilet enthuiastically with his classmate and missing in action for a whole 2 hours. This same nephew, has been making news since he was two. He is now in Primary 3. He…

Reflections on “Sewing the seeds of Kindness”

Reflections by students from Singapore Sports School – by Ms Lisa Ong, SST teacher What were your initial thoughts when you were invited to sew a felt donkey for SPANA? 1. “Initially, I didn’t think this project would help SPANA much and would be a failure because many of us can’t sew well and would…

Sewing the seeds of kindness….World Animal Day 2011

What a contrast of sorts…Sports guys and gals sewing felt donkeys for a good cause. If you think sewing are for wimps, think again…the students at Singapore Sports School have been busy stitching donkeys to raise awareness for World Animal Day, which was celebrated on 10th Oct 2011 at SSS. Here is the story as…

The volunteer media team@Qi Global: What a fantastic group of guys!

It was a most pleasant encounter of sorts when I was introduced to the volunteer media team comprising of six boys from Singapore Polytechnic, a veteran film maker – Joshua Wong and Arif Khan, a recent graduate of Singapore Management University and formerly from SP. The boys were Year 2 students studying Visual Effects and Motion…

What does your kid need?

Today I am going to share a little inspiring story about Liz Murray. Hers is an inspiring story of how self motivation and society blend together to help her carve out a better life. The DVD “Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story” tells “how the daughter of an extremely dysfunctional Bronx family and taken…