Showing posts from July, 2011

Pertandingan Mencipta Video Merdeka: ICT & Kemerdekaan

Some of you may remember my students & I taking part in last year's Liga Remaja Kreatif competition. I wrote about it here & here's the video... We didn't win any award but my students did get an awesome looking certificate + invaluable life experience. I think it would be great if I were to share the videos from the winners too. Sarawak #1 : SMK Luar Bandar No.1, Sibu - Jalur Lebar Untuk 1 Malaysia Full list of state winners here (pdf). Malaysia #1 : Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya - Segenggam Janji Seerat Ikatan Malaysia #2 : SMK Pokok Sena, Kedah - Evolusi Unable to find video on the Internet. Malaysia #3 : SMK Taman Selesa Jaya 2, Johore - Hikayat Kampung Mega Jaya Anugerah Khas Juri : SM Pendidikan Khas Vokasional Shah Alam, Selangor - Jalur Istimewa I honestly think that they all deserved to win. They had really meaningful/creative videos. I've learned a lot from watching theirs & I hope to produce an even better video th

English Language Society 2011

Behold the new logo for this year's English Language Society! Building on the success of last year's English Language Society, the ELS continues into this year... with some changes & improvements, of course. Last year, I personally oversaw every aspect of the society because it was a personal experiment to see how far I could go with the students. Thankfully, I had the support of the society members, the teachers & the school head. The society was able to made a big impact in the school. This year, I've divided up the work between the English Language Panel teachers to lighten my load because I wanted to dedicate more time into my role as the Chief Warden. However, as time went by, it seems that students are sometimes more reliable than adults. I had to help the teachers more often that desired. Somewhat against my beliefs in leadership but I might have to start managing people very soon. Also, I've decided that all ELS Presidents from hence forth will

Hari Asrama Terbuka 2011 @ SMK Katibas

A highlight event of our jungle school hostel is the annual Hostel Open Day. Where the girls can visit the boys & be amazed at their ability to clean up for a day & the boys can check out the constantly sweet-smelling spotless wonderland the girls live in. I'll be talking about the boys in this post because, obviously, I've been working on these boys for the past 6 months as the newly inducted Chief Warden. Fortunately, the girls were very well-behaved so they are pretty much left to their own devices. My relationship with the boys has been a down, down again, slightly up, down, down again, maybe up a little and then down until you just feel like giving up. If there wasn't a warden there to closely monitor them, you are guaranteed the smell of smoke in the rooms & rubbish in the bucket-loads. Toilets smell like they're septic tanks & taps are left running. They pee in water bottles at night & they keep these reeking bottles beside their beds. Th