Taklimat Pelaksanaan KOMSAS BI Ting 3 @ Song District

the moment you realise you're not going to have it easy after all
     Last Friday morning, I conducted the "Taklimat Pelaksanaan KOMSAS BI Ting 3" for the Song district. My first outside my school! It's basically a briefing for the new Form 3 literature component freshly implemented this year. I attended a similar briefing in November last year in preparation for this.
     I know it's a little late. Actually, very late because PMR is only just around the corner. I was supposed to conduct this workshop after receiving a letter from the PPD but the letter never came. Either the orders did not arrive from JPN or... you know la.
    So I decided to be proactive & I made arrangements with the PPD more than a month ago to have this workshop organised. After waiting a month & not receiving a confirmation letter or calling letter for my colleagues, I was alarmed & I immediately followed up. Not once. Not twice. But 3 times.
     Finally, last Monday, I went to the PPD & settled everything within an hour. I even found out the names of the Form 3 teachers in Song & delivered the calling letters personally. You know what they say about doing things yourself.
     Still, the acting officer provided a venue, the necessary stationary & lunch. The nasi lemak was good. She promised certificates for the teachers too so we'll see if that materialises. I will not be following up on that though.

Teachers from SMK Katibas: George & Royston
    5 teachers attended the workshop. I see very promising things from them because they were already very familiar with the subject matter & they had good English proficiency. They understood all the poems & novels so I had an easy time glossing through my slides & only stopping to ensure that we were on the same page when it came to the meaning of the text & how we present it to our students.
     We spent most of our time coming up with creative pre/while/post-reading activities. The teachers were positive & very willing to share. I had a good time with them.

Teachers from SMK Song: Raymond, Juliana & Gan
    I have placed my slides online. Feel free to download them & share them with your teachers:


  1. Nice of you to share... I enjoyed doing this during my time and yes, sometimes you have to do it in our own time and at times, even at your own expense. But I thought it was all right - as long as the teachers were positive enough to attend and to try their best to carry things out properly, all for a good cause.

    1. I dont mind sharing since it's not my own work.
      In the end, if the audience is good, it definitely is worth it! Will be looking forward to doing more of this in the future! =D

  2. I had fun doing this in house too...wow, only 5 participants....such a breeze then...hehe

    1. Would have been more fun with more participants. Will keep that in mind for future trainings.

  3. cool! very proactive.
    Doing things by yourself? i admire u more now!

    Thanks for the sharing. will download it later

    1. Anybody with a pair of balls can do this. And you have to realise that our civil service is not in pursuit of excellence. Most are happy to just sit in an aircon room doing nothing but checking out FB or playing Zuma.
      You want things done, you got to push. With a great big smile & some candy in your hands.

  4. can we welcome you over to conduct this workshop? :)

    1. Sure, but you have your own JU in Kapit. I don't remember her name. Was it Mary or something? I short native lady from Sri Aman I think.
      She's supposed to do it.

  5. moning,

    just walking through this blog. great job with the students.

    Royston Sihas getting younger and looking good! must be the water at Song. Great photos.

    keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks, Vivena!

      I don't think it's the water. We pump water from a murky river & treat it on site with dangerous chemicals. I don't drink the water. I cart a box of mineral water every fortnight.

      If you said air, I would agree. The air here is fresher than anywhere else in the country.


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