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currymee
05-01-2010, 09:33 AM
Dear Forumers (esp parents of Lick Hung schoolchildren),

Realising that for the next <strike>12</strike> 6 years, I will be involved with SJKC Lick Hung as a parent, I am proposing that we have a cyber support group for parents (new and veterans) on matters and issues relating to our children's school and education. I hope that this thread can serve as an informal focal point and reference; hopefully constructive and benefical to all. Sharing of information and experiences will be key to its success.

I have learned a lot and spoken to a number of parents in the last few weeks, and clearly, there are some unique features of Lick Hung that may be daunting to first-timers and puzzling to veterans as well. Hopefully by sharing and pooling our experiences and knowledge, we can also make our lives easier and less stressful :)

This thread is not meant to be a channel for BASHING or WALLOPING the school, management or PIBG but to share info, raise issues, Q&A and other matters of concern to us as parents, and if necessary, we will collate them to be addressed in future PIBG - the official channel for us to discuss.

Thank you for your kind attention :)

rachel sj
05-01-2010, 11:49 AM
I support this thread and am sure it would be beneficial to, at least, new parent to the school like me.

fRaNkY
05-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Dear Forumers (esp parents of Lick Hung schoolchildren),

Realising that for the next 12 years, ....

You meant your kid going to study there for 12 years?

What kinda issues do you have....???

Your kid just started 2 days of school there :D

rachel sj
05-01-2010, 01:49 PM
i realised the text books given to the students are rather old and some pages are even missing...any idea where I could buy these text books ? I think I might have to replace the BC and Maths text books...

birdy
05-01-2010, 02:16 PM
i realised the text books given to the students are rather old and some pages are even missing...any idea where I could buy these text books ? I think I might have to replace the BC and Maths text books...
I would suggest that you exchange these two books with the SPBT... they have plenty in the office.

fongkimseng
05-01-2010, 02:32 PM
Yes, I do agree this thread will be a good idea - I will get my daughter-in-law to login and check. Thanks currymee, for the idea.

currymee
05-01-2010, 02:51 PM
You meant your kid going to study there for 12 years?

What kinda issues do you have....???

Your kid just started 2 days of school there :D

hahaha .... fRaNkY, my wife just gave birth recently and I realised that when his big brother finishes Std 6 and enters Form 1, the youngest will be starting Std 1, so 6+6 = 12 !! :D

As for issues ... personally, I don't have any :) , but I have heard many parents complained about this and that .... and how communication seem to be non-existent between parents and teachers.

For example, one mother looked distress today when she realised that she is not allowed in anymore to go and buy exercise books, and her Std One daughter is expected to go and buy on her own .... she kind of freaked out but we told her to just talk to the security guard around 1:30pm and asked him nicely, register herself etc etc.

currymee
05-01-2010, 03:05 PM
For Standard One (2010 enrollment) parents

This is what the abbreviation on your child's timetable means: (Thanks to forumer Terisunny, Jeyanthy and Rachel SJ for contributions)

PM=Pendidikan Moral
MU=Music
PSV=Pendidikan Seni dan Visual
PJ=Pendidikan Jasmani
PJK=Pendidikan Jasmani (theory) dan Kesihatan
SC=Science
KOMP=Komputer
BM=Bahasa Malaysia
BI=Bahasa Inggeris
BC=Bahasa Cina
M3=Mathematics

*SC = Science in Chinese (to be confirmed)
*M3 = Maths in Chinese (to be confirmed)

currymee
05-01-2010, 03:22 PM
Transportation Services to Lick Hung

Based on the leaflets I collected at Lick Hung, this list is not comprehensive and not based on any recommendations - all info are from leaflets:

1) Leong 016-268 6323
2) Susan 016-680 9066
3) Mrs Ooi 016-386 0538 (hse: 03-5635 7913)
4) Mrs Ling 012-215 2339
5) Wendy 012-235 7750
6) LIM transport 017-652 1741 / 016-311 2934

Parents are ADVISED to make their own assessments and decisions.

birdy
05-01-2010, 04:46 PM
For Standard One (2010 enrollment) parents

This is what the abbreviation on your child's timetable means: (Thanks to forumer Terisunny, Jeyanthy and Rachel SJ for contributions)

PM=Pendidikan Moral
MU=Music
PSV=Pendidikan Seni dan Visual
PJ=Pendidikan Jasmani
PJK=Pendidikan Jasmani (theory) dan Kesihatan
SC=Science
KOMP=Komputer
BM=Bahasa Malaysia
BI=Bahasa Inggeris
BC=Bahasa Cina
M3=Mathematics

*SC = Science in Chinese (to be confirmed)
*M3 = Maths in Chinese (to be confirmed)
Hi Curry Mee,

*SC and *M3 should be the other way round - meaning the one with asterisk indicates it is in English. See proof below :-

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m276/giltpt/timetable.jpg

currymee
05-01-2010, 04:53 PM
Hi Curry Mee,

*SC and *M3 should be the other way round - meaning the one with asterisk indicates it is in English. See proof below :-


Thanks Birdy, Parents please take NOTE:

For Standard One (2010 enrollment) parents - REVISED

This is what the abbreviation on your child's timetable means: (Thanks to forumer Terisunny, Jeyanthy, Rachel SJ and Birdy for contributions)


PM=Pendidikan Moral
MU=Music
PSV=Pendidikan Seni dan Visual
PJ=Pendidikan Jasmani
PJK=Pendidikan Jasmani (theory) dan Kesihatan
SC=Science
KOMP=Komputer
BM=Bahasa Malaysia
BI=Bahasa Inggeris
BC=Bahasa Cina
M3=Mathematics

*SC = Science in ENGLISH
*M3 = Maths in ENGLISH

currymee
05-01-2010, 05:30 PM
Dear All,

In reply to a PM I got.

This thread is NOT LIMITED to only Standard One of Lick Hung, it is open to parents of children for ALL Standards studying at Lick Hung and ex-Lick Hung parents who care to share :) , although most of the posts that I will write will be from my experience and point of view as a Standard One parent. :)

Please feel free to post any time-table, activities schedule, event notification, info etc etc for other standards as well.

currymee
05-01-2010, 05:34 PM
This is the ENGLISH version of the 2010 Lick Hung School Canteen menu that I got on the Orientation Day (31st Dec 2009). I believe there is a Chinese version (which I do not have) as well and I hope some Chinese-savvy parents can confirm and verify that they are the same.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/canteen.jpg[/QUOTE]

currymee
05-01-2010, 09:28 PM
One thing one of the teachers told me just now is to teach our children at home is HOW TO BUY EXERCISE BOOKS from school bookshop - i.e. 60cents each book and how much change for RM1- etc etc ... The exercise book prices are fairly standard at 60cents, so just teach them that first. I will try and see if I have a copy of the booklist and post it online later for reference :)

birdy
06-01-2010, 06:46 AM
Wow.. currymee, you are damn active lar.. why not I suggest you maintain Facebook page / group and people can follow your updates on daily/weekly basis?

birdy
06-01-2010, 06:48 AM
This is the ENGLISH version of the 2010 Lick Hung School Canteen menu that I got on the Orientation Day (31st Dec 2009). I believe there is a Chinese version (which I do not have) as well and I hope some Chinese-savvy parents can confirm and verify that they are the same.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/canteen.jpg
My daughter complained that the food is not nice... hahaha. Imagine she is someone of not choosy on the food, yet still complain the food is not nice. What say you?

currymee
06-01-2010, 07:20 AM
Wow.. currymee, you are damn active lar.. why not I suggest you maintain Facebook page / group and people can follow your updates on daily/weekly basis?

Birdy,

I am just putting up whatever info that I have and know BEFORE I accidentally "sau-kau-po-chee" them physically and mentally :D

I have decided not use Facebook, as I wish for the thread to be OPEN to all and discussions can also be held among other parents and not just me. I am just doing what you might call "kick-start" the Support Group Q&A "mini-forum".

This thread belongs to ALL PARENTS and not just me. :)

As for the canteen food, my son tried some items during the Orientation and decided that packed lunch/biscuits is the way to go for him. So, he now insists on a full lunch before school and snack during recess. Good thing is when he comes back for dinner, he is like a ravenous tiger devouring everything, hahaha .... no matter how "bad" the dishes are ... :D :D

Personally, I have not tasted any of the items since parents cannot go in during recess ! So, have to take my kid's words and taste judgement on quality.

blueginger
06-01-2010, 08:44 AM
Just a little input here from a parent of an ex-LH student...

Yes, my girl never liked the food there from the start...so I packed snacks ( sandwiches / cookies ) for recess time..( 20 mins break ).

When she had to stay back for extra classes ( year 5 onwards ), we actually sent food from home or took her out to makan at the shops nearby.
Infact, we took turns with one of her classmates` parents to send lunches on alternate days basis, when she did her std 6 last year...Was a chore but we weren`t the only ones doing that...The year went by quite fast..:)

Food in most schools will not be yummy ( least to say healthy ) so if we can spare the time and effort, we either cater or we send the food ourselves. So..start making friends with some dedicated parents from the same class and have some amicable arrangements on lunch runs..it helps...alot!!
:D

kwchang
06-01-2010, 10:20 AM
When my kids where there, it was a common feature to find little hand-carry bags (with name of student and class name attached) sitting on the canteen bench. These were lunch packs sent by parents and car-pool aunties. This is sepecially useful during the final years when the students have extra classes to prepare them for the final exams.

fRaNkY
06-01-2010, 10:47 AM
There are also nuggets, hotdogs, fishball on a stick.... bread (60cents) and vitagens (90cents)... what my son bought on the first day.... some times he brought biscuits or bread from home... usually untouch. :D

Last year I heard from my daughter.... even got pizza... shared by few students! Bought at the pagar :D

Guess kids nowadays are picky about their food due to the parents giving them nice things to eat... including me :D I remember my time was bread either kaya or jam... from std 1 to form 3! yuck!

Alternative, since std 1 and 2 is afternoon, buy some kuih2 or those "special" bread (kaya/butter) for the kid's snack or some mee/fried rice/mee hon from outside in the morning for them to bring along.

currymee
06-01-2010, 11:04 AM
This is the SJKC Lick Hung school website: (I think the info is a bit dated but still relevant)

http://www.sjkc.com.my/school/lickhung/index.htm

I am trying to see if there is an English/BM version for the benefits of non-Mandarin savvy parents like me :o

nona
06-01-2010, 03:01 PM
ello.....would like to check....is Bao Bei good...looking for mandarin classes for my son.

Am not chinese and my son had gone for some basic chinese classes before. Now he is in Standard 1, so I intend my son to take on Mandarin seriously

currymee
06-01-2010, 03:02 PM
Latest Info for Standard One parents - 2010 class

Exercise Book #2 - required but not in booklist

For whatever reason, the exercise books that we have bought based on the Standard One booklist has OMITTED exercise book #2 (need about 2 copies), which I have checked is required by the BM class teachers in already some of the classes.

currymee
06-01-2010, 04:43 PM
ello.....would like to check....is Bao Bei good...looking for mandarin classes for my son.

Am not chinese and my son had gone for some basic chinese classes before. Now he is in Standard 1, so I intend my son to take on Mandarin seriously

Nona,

Check the following threads:

http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?t=23919

http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?t=11530

nona
06-01-2010, 04:50 PM
thanks curry mee...checked but nothing on Bao Bei...some more the thread is so old...got any newer thread ka??

jenad
06-01-2010, 08:50 PM
My daughter complained that the food is not nice... hahaha. Imagine she is someone of not choosy on the food, yet still complain the food is not nice. What say you?

There is nothing to complaint about the food in the canteen. Its fixed food and the food that makes tonnes of monies to the canteen operator. I had just posted one thread.
http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?t=29148
Do take a good look and you will know what actually happened.
Thanks in advance for clicking the above link.

jenad
06-01-2010, 09:33 PM
It is good to have a Q & A Support Group. BUT..... what else can we do besides just exchange gossip on whats happening around the school? Is there any move or action from the forumer here to resolve the problem? If not, the problem still exist. Is there any possiblities to resolve the problem by talking to the PIBG or the headmaster? Did the headmaster know that there is such a group of people infront of the computer screen discussing about what is happening at Lick Hung? I am really concern on what is happening and what is going to happen to the next generation.

birdy
06-01-2010, 09:48 PM
Latest Info for Standard One parents - 2010 class

Exercise Book #2 - required but not in booklist

For whatever reason, the exercise books that we have bought based on the Standard One booklist has OMITTED exercise book #2 (need about 2 copies), which I have checked is required by the BM class teachers in already some of the classes.
Yes. My daughter came back with the message book, stating get ready exercise book#2 for Bahasa Malaysia. :o

fRaNkY
06-01-2010, 09:55 PM
I got a feed back from my kids and a relative, the variety is more, portion is more and cheaper. All of them happy... smiling... my daughter had a hot dog with long bread at RM1 today. Hamburger at RM1.20. Mee Siam big bowl at RM1, a stick of 2 Nugget RM1, French Fries a (regular) cup RM1, a stick of 3 fish ball RM1....3 dishes with meat and rice for RM1.50 each (2 person).

The canteen was bid via tendering and had experience with secondary school.:D

fRaNkY
06-01-2010, 09:58 PM
Yes. My daughter came back with the message book, stating get ready exercise book#2 for Bahasa Malaysia. :o

I also confuse with the No1 book... No 2... No4... :confused: at least a system to identify type of excercise books... luckily elder sis have some at home :D

fRaNkY
06-01-2010, 10:03 PM
Lets not start a protest outside the school.... not nice to let kids see their mummy and daddies being pulled into FRU trucks.... or beaten with batons till blue black... or let the kids suffer when mummy and daddies held under ISA :D

currymee
06-01-2010, 10:05 PM
It is good to have a Q & A Support Group. BUT..... what else can we do besides just exchange gossip on whats happening around the school? Is there any move or action from the forumer here to resolve the problem? If not, the problem still exist. Is there any possiblities to resolve the problem by talking to the PIBG or the headmaster? Did the headmaster know that there is such a group of people infront of the computer screen discussing about what is happening at Lick Hung? I am really concern on what is happening and what is going to happen to the next generation.

One of the hopeful aim of this thread is that by locating all the issues and discussions within one "mini-forum", it is more likely to draw the attention of the HM, school mgmt and PIBG - than having the issues spread all over the forum - i.e. CONCENTRATION OF VOICES/ATTENTION/IDEAS - and from here, if need be, some forumers will take up the issues with the school at the PIBG AGM.

The parents are basically "spilt" and "divided" and hence do not have a channel for regular communication that can be captured like in cyberspace and usj.com. The Internet is a great tool to bridge this chasm of communication among parents themselves.

Only when parents collectively are all aware of issues to be addressed and act in concert, will the IB (ibubapa) in PIBG, play a significant role. Do not expect overnight success but look forward to progress in changing the apathy and bridging the gap.

Our roles as parents (IMHO) is to assist in a meaningful way to ensure the best education and environment for our kids. Meaningful does not mean we abandon and abdicate our responsibilities totally to the school or allow it to be run on its own, while we just sit back and "bitch" whenever something we think is not proper has occurred. How? Well, this is where we, as parents, try to put all our heads together !

fRaNkY
06-01-2010, 10:29 PM
hehehe.... well said!

currymee
07-01-2010, 07:38 AM
Pointers for first-timers

Article from The Star for first-time schooling parents - interesting read:

http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?col=childwise&file=/2010/1/6/columnists/childwise/5408586&sec=Childwise

birdy
07-01-2010, 08:37 AM
I also confuse with the No1 book... No 2... No4... :confused: at least a system to identify type of excercise books... luckily elder sis have some at home :D

Exactly.. why can't they just named the type of exercise book instead of using numbers? It confuse the parent especially who's kids just enrolled there. I remembered when I studied Primary School that time, we all called the exercise book by name, eg. single line exercise book, medium box exercise book and etc.

QuietStorm
07-01-2010, 08:41 AM
why can't they just named the type of exercise book instead of using numbers? It confuse the parent especially who's kids just enrolled there. I remembered when I studied Primary School that time, we all called the exercise book by name, eg. single line exercise book, medium box exercise book and etc.Off topic.

Hahaha...I'm surprised they didn't name the books after "lucky" numbers such as 3, 9, 8 ... :p :D (Just kidding!)

HTH
07-01-2010, 08:43 AM
Exactly.. why can't they just named the type of exercise book instead of using numbers? It confuse the parent especially who's kids just enrolled there. I remembered when I studied Primary School that time, we all called the exercise book by name, eg. single line exercise book, medium box exercise book and etc.
The name of type of books are still there in the booklist and I think some teachers are still referring to the name of the books aka 4-lines, big box etc. But I think it is easier with the numbers. And the number is printed on the cover, easy to be identified by the students.

currymee
07-01-2010, 08:43 AM
I was actually queueing to buys book with the schoolkids yesterday and all I heard in Mandarin was: "Auntie (the lady bookseller), book no: ??? and ??? copies."

It is EASIER for the children to remember but not for parents and I think Lick Hung and bookshop designed that format for the children to buy books (and not parents) :D

currymee
07-01-2010, 08:46 AM
The name of type of books are still there in the booklist and I think some teachers are still referring to the name of the books aka 4-lines, big box etc. But I think it is easier with the numbers. And the number is printed on the cover, easy to be identified by the students.

Problem is in the booklist, the type of exercise books are NOT NUMBERED accordingly, hence the confusion :D

This is what I meant by nuances of Lick Hung :p My wife and I are in the process of listing down book numbers and book types. I will post them later but mind you, I don't have the complete list.

currymee
07-01-2010, 08:53 AM
BTW, do get your kids some good decent erasers (rubber), my son was rubbing to correct some homework mistakes and literally tore through the page with a big hole ... the exercise book paper quality is so poor ... :(

Naka
07-01-2010, 08:59 AM
The parents are as busy as the pupils.. :D

HTH
07-01-2010, 09:41 AM
BTW, do get your kids some good decent erasers (rubber), my son was rubbing to correct some homework mistakes and literally tore through the page with a big hole ... the exercise book paper quality is so poor ... :(
Agree...the paper is so thin and poor quality.

currymee
08-01-2010, 07:25 AM
I don't know about the other parents - but I am looking forward to tomorrow - WEEKEND :D :D - phew !!! 2-days break !! First week of school is a REAL PARENTING experience !!

blueginger
08-01-2010, 08:50 AM
Hahahaha...Currymee...You are really one dedicated parent :D

My girl was in Lick Hung for the past 6 years...I don`t recall any problems with the books buying nor the canteen food.

However, I do try to attend as many PTAs or PIBG meetings as possible, especially if I need to raise certain issues pertaining to my kid`s welfare, safety and health in school....or do like my husband does...march into the school and `taruh` nicely the HM or the class teacher :eek: ( err..he is `famous` for that..until some of her teachers fear the moment we turn up for report card day :o ).

Nevermind, we don`t `chiang wah yu` but the message will get thru in English...just speak nicely and confidently. And no worries,they will not dare to react any different to your kid in the school. But of course, whatever comments you need to put thru, must be valid...and not self-centered.
I am sure the school will appreciate all viable comments/input :D

Good Luck...

birdy
08-01-2010, 08:58 AM
I was told by one of the mother that there will be activities for Primary 1 student to join? Is that true.. I remembered seeing that most of the societies and activities are meant for Std 2 students, can anyone confirm that?

fRaNkY
08-01-2010, 09:06 AM
I dont think that early of the month for any activities... anyway the kids still too young to take care of themselves in the new environment....

Most of the activities are for std 2 onwards..... so far no notes from my son school...

Sister already join choir and some dancing classes...

birdy
08-01-2010, 09:08 AM
Franky.. your son also just started std 1? I was so surprised when the mother ask me if I am sending my kid to join Saturday activity.

currymee
08-01-2010, 09:16 AM
As far as I am aware, the common practice among schools has been for the kids (Std 1) to bring back a list of available activities for the parents to select. My kid has not received any such list yet. I was told that there was a list pasted on the window of the guardhouse at the main gate but not sure whether it is for 2009 or 2010.

As far as my kid is now concerned the only activity he wants to do for his weekend is go to Toys R Us - he says he needs a change of "scenery" :p :D

rachel sj
08-01-2010, 02:48 PM
I don't know about the other parents - but I am looking forward to tomorrow - WEEKEND :D :D - phew !!! 2-days break !! First week of school is a REAL PARENTING experience !!

currymee...i couldnt agreed more...i was so worked up during the 1st week of school !

By the way, I also realised that Book#2 is not in the book list and my girl has told me she needs 2 of book #2 next week. Any idea if the book shop in Lick Hung is open on Saturday ?

birdy
08-01-2010, 03:12 PM
currymee...i couldnt agreed more...i was so worked up during the 1st week of school !

By the way, I also realised that Book#2 is not in the book list and my girl has told me she needs 2 of book #2 next week. Any idea if the book shop in Lick Hung is open on Saturday ?
Just let your daughter to buy on her own. Teach her how to buy. That's what I did for my daughter... she will say scare, but she can do it. Remember to praise her after she has done it... everything has to have first time. :)

For your information, each book is 60 cents.

currymee
08-01-2010, 03:14 PM
The Lick Hung bookshop is run by:

Kuo Liang Book House
2, Jalan 12/152, Taman Perindustrian O.U.G, Batu 6, Off Jalan Puchong, Kuala Lumpur, 58200 Wilayah Persekutuan
Tel: 03-7782 3337
Fax: 03-7782 7280

You may want to give them a call, but I don't think the bookshop will be open on weekends due to "low business traffic" ;)

currymee
08-01-2010, 03:20 PM
Just let your daughter to buy on her own. Teach her how to buy. That's what I did for my daughter... she will say scare, but she can do it. Remember to praise her after she has done it... everything has to have first time. :)

For your information, each book is 60 cents.

I agree on that aspect as that was what one of the teachers told me. So, everyday, I give my son RM1- and told him, if any exercise book is not there, go and buy and the cost is 60cents and he should have 40cents change. Let him start buying one book first (if you want to start slow) :)

rachel sj
08-01-2010, 03:36 PM
The Lick Hung bookshop is run by:

Kuo Liang Book House
2, Jalan 12/152, Taman Perindustrian O.U.G, Batu 6, Off Jalan Puchong, Kuala Lumpur, 58200 Wilayah Persekutuan
Tel: 03-7782 3337
Fax: 03-7782 7280

You may want to give them a call, but I don't think the bookshop will be open on weekends due to "low business traffic" ;)

Thanks currymee. I've called them but they dont keep stocks of Lick Hung exercise books in office. So, back to square one, I still need to buy them from the school's bookshop...

fRaNkY
08-01-2010, 11:03 PM
Ituuuu lahhhhhhhh.... I was teaching my son the value of money and how to buy things when he was 5 years old by giving him the exact change to buy me a news paper.... I stand outside and wait... some time later RM1.50 and ask for change with some simple calculation.... coming weekends, I am teaching them Gin Rumi :D

We cannot be over protected to our child for their own good....

How many of your kids know how to wash their plate after dinner ? :D
Wash their shoes and apply the white wash?

fRaNkY
08-01-2010, 11:07 PM
By the way, I also realised that Book#2 is not in the book list and my girl has told me she needs 2 of book #2 next week. Any idea if the book shop in Lick Hung is open on Saturday ?

Try giving her the exact money in a sealed envelope with the instruction and ask her to go to the book shop and give to the boss.

fRaNkY
08-01-2010, 11:08 PM
Franky.. your son also just started std 1? I was so surprised when the mother ask me if I am sending my kid to join Saturday activity.

Yup, confirmed no activity.... just asked the mother if there is... std 1 too young...

fRaNkY
08-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Agree...the paper is so thin and poor quality.

I remember when I was young and dont have an eraser.... I use some air liur .... kekkeke :D

rachel sj
11-01-2010, 05:44 PM
Try giving her the exact money in a sealed envelope with the instruction and ask her to go to the book shop and give to the boss.

Yup hubby was on leave today & went to school to show her where the bookshop is. I plan to give her 0.60 tomorrow and ask her to buy an exercise book & bring home to show me...good to start training them to be indpt (and hopefully, sense of responsibility) from young.

I heard from neighbour that school extra/out-of-classroom activities only begin in std 2, anyone could confirm this ?

fRaNkY
11-01-2010, 11:02 PM
I heard from neighbour that school extra/out-of-classroom activities only begin in std 2, anyone could confirm this ?

So far, my son didnt mentioned any activities...

currymee
12-01-2010, 09:07 AM
My son also did not mention about any activities outside school hours or Sat/Sun.

He did mention that starting today, the teachers will start to ROTATE their seating positions in class. I told him not to purposely choose the back and play there with his friends instead of studying !! :D (pre-empt warning in case he comes up with those ideas !! - my son got 101 tricks in his head )

birdy
12-01-2010, 01:42 PM
My son also did not mention about any activities outside school hours or Sat/Sun.

He did mention that starting today, the teachers will start to ROTATE their seating positions in class. I told him not to purposely choose the back and play there with his friends instead of studying !! :D (pre-empt warning in case he comes up with those ideas !! - my son got 101 tricks in his head )
Ya.. that's what happened to my daughter's class already. Wonder if it is a good way since it will be unfair for the shorter one to sit at the back and blocked by the taller children. I remember those days when I was in primary...we rotate by rows (ie. the whole row move to the next row the next day) and those shorter children will sit in front... All the children will compare the heights and the teacher will then assign the seat for him/her.

currymee
12-01-2010, 03:30 PM
My son is always gloomy and downcast when about to go to school esp when the clock strikes 12noon BUT when I pick him up from school - he is like A BIG RAY OF SUNSHINE and BUNDLE OF ENERGY - :rolleyes: - any other parents feel the same thing about their kids? :p :D

birdy
12-01-2010, 04:02 PM
My son is always gloomy and downcast when about to go to school esp when the clock strikes 12noon BUT when I pick him up from school - he is like A BIG RAY OF SUNSHINE and BUNDLE OF ENERGY - :rolleyes: - any other parents feel the same thing about their kids? :p :D
My daugther is the other way round... she will look tired when reach home. :p Maybe still learning to adapt to the new schooling life. :)

fRaNkY
12-01-2010, 10:17 PM
Today they learn to write their name in chinese.... he is already bored !

QuietStorm
13-01-2010, 08:26 AM
Today they learn to write their name in chinese.... he is already bored !I still haven't figured how to write mine in Chinese. Ok, so I lied. I actually forgot ! :p :o

birdy
13-01-2010, 09:13 AM
Just side track a bit... do you think that Chinese education is important nowadays? If yes - why? If no - why?

If yes, why isn't there Chinese secondary schools being built? Isn't that make the children all having a half past six Mandarin?

fRaNkY
13-01-2010, 09:14 AM
I still haven't figured how to write mine in Chinese. Ok, so I lied. I actually forgot ! :p :o

Simple, make a stamp or seal and stamp it everywhere.... your books, magazines, clothes.... etc.. so you wont forget :D

fRaNkY
13-01-2010, 09:17 AM
Just side track a bit... do you think that Chinese education is important nowadays? If yes - why? If no - why?

If yes, why isn't there Chinese secondary schools being built? Isn't that make the children all having a half past six Mandarin?

Suggest you open another thread for this.... then I will share mine....

.....by std 6 you will have the basics for further education....after that is enhancing your vocab and words.

currymee
13-01-2010, 09:27 AM
I agree with Frankly on that part - by Std 6, the child would have mastered all the fundamental and rudimentary aspects of Mandarin - further enhancement will be into the realm of Chinese literature, cultural studies and arts. My wife did that until Form 5 in a SMK, I think there was a special POL class at that time (1980s) due to demand from parents.

currymee
13-01-2010, 02:10 PM
Standard 1 parents (2010) - FYI - get ready a pair of safety scissors and paper glue for your kids to bring to school - They will need them for cut and paste school/class work.

birdy
13-01-2010, 02:26 PM
Standard 1 parents (2010) - FYI - get ready a pair of safety scissors and paper glue for your kids to bring to school - They will need them for cut and paste school/class work.
Currymee.. it seems to me that your son's class is behind schedule slightly. This has happened to my daughter class last week. :) In fact, this is not the only one.. like those highlighted earlier writing the chinese name, the need of exercise book 2, all already happened.

currymee
13-01-2010, 02:31 PM
Really ? Well, I don't mind at all, coz if going too fast, the "father" cannot cope !!! :D :D

currymee
13-01-2010, 03:54 PM
This morning, I already have to go and do "emergency" stationary shopping at the bookshop next to Sports Toto as I completely forgotten last week :p

Birdy, anymore "advanced" warnings on things to buy and get that is not in the booklist - yesterday, my son came back with a white piece of chalk for the blackboard writing lesson (btw, it is written as PH (Papan Hitam) in the timetable), and teacher said, take care, if you break it and cannot be used, get a replacement - ok, knowing my son, I better source for one pronto !!! :eek:

birdy
13-01-2010, 05:21 PM
This morning, I already have to go and do "emergency" stationary shopping at the bookshop next to Sports Toto as I completely forgotten last week :p

Birdy, anymore "advanced" warnings on things to buy and get that is not in the booklist - yesterday, my son came back with a white piece of chalk for the blackboard writing lesson (btw, it is written as PH (Papan Hitam) in the timetable), and teacher said, take care, if you break it and cannot be used, get a replacement - ok, knowing my son, I better source for one pronto !!! :eek:

I didn't know that PH was referring to Papan Hitam. I thought this was Perhimpunana (Assembly). Thanks for the clarification.. I have been letting my daughter to bring the papan hitam every day (b'coz everyday also has Chinese lesson).

currymee
13-01-2010, 05:25 PM
I didn't know that PH was referring to Papan Hitam. I thought this was Perhimpunana (Assembly). Thanks for the clarification.. I have been letting my daughter to bring the papan hitam every day (b'coz everyday also has Chinese lesson).

My son's PH is on Monday before recess, what about yours? If the same, then you could be right and I am wrong PH = Perhimpunan and not Papan Hitam - it is just that for my son's class, the teacher said to bring only on Monday where coincidentally there is a PH period and I thought the first period (12:55 to 1:10) on Monday that was blank was for assembly.

rachel sj
13-01-2010, 05:59 PM
Simple, make a stamp or seal and stamp it everywhere.... your books, magazines, clothes.... etc.. so you wont forget :D

Yes Franky, that was what i did. On seeing my girl struggling to write her chinese name on her exercise books (and must say, quite horrible hand writing) i made 2 rubber stamp for her names 1 in english and 1 in chinese so I could just stamp on her books.

When i made my order, the shop owner told me he had received so many orders from parents making rubber stamps for their kids names ...and he needed longer time to deliver my order !

birdy
13-01-2010, 06:02 PM
My son's PH is on Monday before recess, what about yours? If the same, then you could be right and I am wrong PH = Perhimpunan and not Papan Hitam - it is just that for my son's class, the teacher said to bring only on Monday where coincidentally there is a PH period and I thought the first period (12:55 to 1:10) on Monday that was blank was for assembly.
Eh...it's the same.. guess I got it right then. :)

currymee
13-01-2010, 08:38 PM
Eh...it's the same.. guess I got it right then. :)

Yes, you are right. PH=PERHIMPUNAN (and not papan hitam :o , my mistake and apologies to all ) BTW, my son just now mentioned that his teacher now wants him to bring in the blackboard daily - hiya, now really make me confused - so BE SAFE - BRING EVERYTHING DAILY !!!

currymee
13-01-2010, 08:47 PM
Yes Franky, that was what i did. On seeing my girl struggling to write her chinese name on her exercise books (and must say, quite horrible hand writing) i made 2 rubber stamp for her names 1 in english and 1 in chinese so I could just stamp on her books.

When i made my order, the shop owner told me he had received so many orders from parents making rubber stamps for their kids names ...and he needed longer time to deliver my order !

For me, I have been a busy bee writing his name on every exercise book - Chinese (with English in brackets) but I let him fill in everything else - feel sorry for the teacher's name :p :p :D :D (really mangled)

fRaNkY
13-01-2010, 09:11 PM
Yes Franky, that was what i did. On seeing my girl struggling to write her chinese name on her exercise books (and must say, quite horrible hand writing) i made 2 rubber stamp for her names 1 in english and 1 in chinese so I could just stamp on her books.

When i made my order, the shop owner told me he had received so many orders from parents making rubber stamps for their kids names ...and he needed longer time to deliver my order !

My son have that stamp.... because his sister have...I have to be fair,... but, every single books and exercise book, he wrote his chinese name and english name on his own. He also wrapped his exercise book on his own....which I am very proud.... if my son can do it... so can yours...

fRaNkY
13-01-2010, 09:13 PM
Today, your kids would have receive a notice from the school on replacement class.... on 23/1 and 6/2 for thurs and fri.

fRaNkY
13-01-2010, 09:16 PM
Two friend's kids tumpang my son back.... was very sad to see their mom, help her std 1 and 2 son wearing their shoes.... aiyoh....velcro summore :(

fRaNkY
13-01-2010, 09:21 PM
I agree with Frankly on that part - by Std 6, the child would have mastered all the fundamental and rudimentary aspects of Mandarin - further enhancement will be into the realm of Chinese literature, cultural studies and arts. My wife did that until Form 5 in a SMK, I think there was a special POL class at that time (1980s) due to demand from parents.

When I was form 5, I remember there was chinese papers.... my frens (those from remove class) took it.

currymee
13-01-2010, 11:39 PM
Today, your kids would have receive a notice from the school on replacement class.... on 23/1 and 6/2 for thurs and fri.

Franky,
Thanks for the early notice - my son's class is probably going to be among the last to know again hahahaha .... :D So far, nothing in the Notice Book.

kwchang
14-01-2010, 01:01 AM
...make a stamp or seal...
When my kids were in LH, I made multiple copies of their names (Chinese and romanised) and their class on an A4 sheet (I think I could get 48 sets), cut them up and pasted it to their books. Hey, MS Word can produce Chinese characters la.

birdy
14-01-2010, 05:07 AM
My son have that stamp.... because his sister have...I have to be fair,... but, every single books and exercise book, he wrote his chinese name and english name on his own. He also wrapped his exercise book on his own....which I am very proud.... if my son can do it... so can yours...
Wow.. you son so 'keng'? Can wrap the exercise book by himself? How did you train him?

fRaNkY
14-01-2010, 05:35 AM
Franky,
Thanks for the early notice - my son's class is probably going to be among the last to know again hahahaha .... :D So far, nothing in the Notice Book.

Its on a piece of paper.... chinese and english on the back.

fRaNkY
14-01-2010, 05:43 AM
Wow.. you son so 'keng'? Can wrap the exercise book by himself? How did you train him?

Wrapping exercise books is simple. Like putting back a DVD to the plastic and seal the cover :D

In this case, we got the exercise book wrapper... very thin ones, slide in the front cover... pull and fold the behind portion, pull out the sticker... wallah! done.... :D Kids are still kids...

Nowadays, books and workbooks wrapper are all ready made... no need cut here and there.... or figure out how many books for a roll of plastic... he had been waiting for the last 3 years, to do his own....watching the sister wrapping books with us... sitting by the side... every year.

fRaNkY
14-01-2010, 05:53 AM
When my kids were in LH, I made multiple copies of their names (Chinese and romanised) and their class on an A4 sheet (I think I could get 48 sets), cut them up and pasted it to their books. Hey, MS Word can produce Chinese characters la.

Nowadays, you can print 100 stickers with chinese name and with BEN 10 pictures :D ... at I think 1st Floor (MPH side) there is a uncle between Shop selling bags, hp pouch and video shops at summit.

Another thing, your kids can also learn chinese fast if you get them to type in PC some of the school stuffs.... starting from std 1... starting with name, or their outings or even maintain a diary... start with a line, then increase monthly.... slowly.. parents have to participate... encourage them...praise them.... let them be creative with a drawings or even with stickers... pick all this up during the sister kindie and his time.... at Fun Station, Sri Comel, etc... Even at Glady's (childcare) at USJ13 also we learn something from them....

birdy
14-01-2010, 08:10 AM
Wrapping exercise books is simple. Like putting back a DVD to the plastic and seal the cover :D

In this case, we got the exercise book wrapper... very thin ones, slide in the front cover... pull and fold the behind portion, pull out the sticker... wallah! done.... :D Kids are still kids...

Nowadays, books and workbooks wrapper are all ready made... no need cut here and there.... or figure out how many books for a roll of plastic... he had been waiting for the last 3 years, to do his own....watching the sister wrapping books with us... sitting by the side... every year.
Now I see.... it was those ready-made wrapper. I thought he wrap the book using the plastic sheet from scratch. :) If he really do that, I must really learn from you how you train him. :)

currymee
14-01-2010, 08:15 AM
Nowadays, you can print 100 stickers with chinese name and with BEN 10 pictures :D ... at I think 1st Floor (MPH side) there is a uncle between Shop selling bags, hp pouch and video shops at summit.
....

The FANCY stickers like Ben10, I only allow my son to stick on his bag, water bottle, pencil case etc .... BUT NOT on school text and exercise books, just in case, the teachers do not allow (to be on the safe side) , yes, they are useful, esp can be written in both CHinese and English, and the kids love them (cost about RM10- for a set of 100 (about 10cents per peice) when I got them last Oct - now, not sure if price has gone up).

birdy
14-01-2010, 08:21 AM
Why not just do a self-inking stamp and you can use it more than 100 times? It cost only RM13 for one self-inking stamp, complete with the Chinese name and English name. :)

currymee
14-01-2010, 08:25 AM
Why not just do a self-inking stamp and you can use it more than 100 times? It cost only RM13 for one self-inking stamp, complete with the Chinese name and English name. :)

Hahaha ... Ben10 stickers- 4-colour with all the aliens some more, no way, a self-inking stamp can beat in the kids world :p :D Anyway, that was his Xmas present, so no complains from me.

BTW, Birdy, has your little girl also received the replacement class notice like Franky? My wife was asking like what? so early? what for? Now, even the Saturdays also kena "tembak" :D :D

birdy
14-01-2010, 08:37 AM
BTW, Birdy, has your little girl also received the replacement class notice like Franky? My wife was asking like what? so early? what for? Now, even the Saturdays also kena "tembak" :D :D
Nope. I was surprised to read that too. Yesterday, my gal brought back a small piece of paper given by her Malay teacher on which books to bring on specific day. In another word, there is no need to bring all B.Msia textbook and exercise books (or buku activiti) every class. :p

I have asked her to ask the Mandarin class teacher if she needs to carry the black board everyday. Anyone has any idea?

kwchang
14-01-2010, 08:47 AM
Nowadays, you can print 100 stickers with chinese name and with BEN 10 pictures...at summit. There is also one at Carrefour outside the cashier counter at mid-level.
Why not just do a self-inking stamp and you can use it more than 100 times? It cost only RM13.. You flers are spending money ... my solution is practically free and you need not buy a new set every year when the class name changes. I even got requests from her friends when they saw her home-made stickers :D

QuietStorm
14-01-2010, 08:52 AM
Simple, make a stamp or seal and stamp it everywhere.... your books, magazines, clothes.... etc.. so you wont forget :DHaha. I'll never do that. It's akin to being spoon-fed. Well, sort of. I'd rather learn and be done with it ... but that is just me. :D

currymee
14-01-2010, 08:57 AM
Haha. I'll never do that. It's akin to being spoon-fed. Well, sort of. I'd rather learn and be done with it ... but that is just me. :D

True, that's why I only wrote for my son name (legibly) on the exercise books, so that the teacher can READ - I already have to replace 2 exercise books, DISAPPEARED already :eek: :eek:

QuietStorm
14-01-2010, 09:03 AM
True, that's why I only wrote for my son name (legibly) on the exercise books, so that the teacher can READ ... I did that too for my children when they first went to school. :)

rachel sj
14-01-2010, 09:18 AM
Nope. I was surprised to read that too. Yesterday, my gal brought back a small piece of paper given by her Malay teacher on which books to bring on specific day. In another word, there is no need to bring all B.Msia textbook and exercise books (or buku activiti) every class. :p

I have asked her to ask the Mandarin class teacher if she needs to carry the black board everyday. Anyone has any idea?


Birdy, i read that notice (about what BM books to bring on specific days) glued on to her message book too...good for the kids, they dont need to carry all the BM books on days with BM lessons now.

My girl told me that the blackbord is only needed on every Friday - once a week. So maybe you could check with your child's teacher which day he/she is required to bring that ?

birdy
14-01-2010, 09:18 AM
I did that too for my children when they first went to school. :)
Your kids are so lucky... We made our daughter to write on her own. Luckily, her handwriting is not that bad after all.. :)


I already have to replace 2 exercise books, DISAPPEARED already
You sure it dissapeared? I saw students tearing the exercise book paper during orientation day.... :)

birdy
14-01-2010, 09:21 AM
Birdy, i read that notice (about what BM books to bring on specific days) glued on to her message book too...good for the kids, they dont need to carry all the BM books on days with BM lessons now.

My girl told me that the blackbord is only needed on every Friday - once a week. So maybe you could check with your child's teacher which day he/she is required to bring that ?
Could our daughter in the same class? We just saw the message yesterday night. :) Shall see if my daughter manage to ask the teacher today on the blackboard... if it is same answer like yours, chances are they are in the same class... lolz

currymee
14-01-2010, 09:23 AM
Well, for those 2 disappeared books, we wrote a note to the teacher and he has to RE-DO all the exercises from DAY ONE :p :D

My son's class teacher initially mentioned for the small blackboard to be brought in on Monday but yesterday, he said today also must bring in - so I am letting him bring in daily until he complains :D

rachel sj
14-01-2010, 09:32 AM
Could our daughter in the same class? We just saw the message yesterday night. :) Shall see if my daughter manage to ask the teacher today on the blackboard... if it is same answer like yours, chances are they are in the same class... lolz

Birdy,

That is great news! We can share more infos on their class then !

currymee,

my girl has a maths exercise book disappering in mid air too ...thanks for sharing the tips, I'll also write a note to the maths teacher asking her to let my girl copy all earlier exercises into a new book.

rachel sj
14-01-2010, 09:37 AM
Anyone has issue with your child's sitting arrangement in the class ? my girl is short-sighted and I personally has spoken to the class teacher during orientation day as well as the 1st day at school to place her at the first to third rows.

But was disappointed to find out that she is seated at the 2nd last row instead.....I've written a letter to the class teacher appealing for change of seat but it's fallen on deaf ears...

currymee
14-01-2010, 09:51 AM
Anyone has issue with your child's sitting arrangement in the class ? my girl is short-sighted and I personally has spoken to the class teacher during orientation day as well as the 1st day at school to place her at the first to third rows.

But was disappointed to find out that she is seated at the 2nd last row instead.....I've written a letter to the class teacher appealing for change of seat but it's fallen on deaf ears...

As far as I understand and from speaking to other "senior/veteran" mothers and fathers, it is the school's "policy" to rotate the children row-by-row every week or so, thus, every student will sit at the front and also back irrespective of vision. For those short-sighted, the advice is to go for a check-up and make sure they have 20/20 vision. In a way, it is good for them, coz sitting at the back, will also make sure their eyes are trained to see "far" provided they don't strain. I think the school admin does not entertain such requests, as by Std 3 or 4 , probably half the class or more will be specky already :( - BTW, my boy also wear glasses.

It is no harm writing a note for the teacher to be aware of your request, I have also done that, but I leave it to them to decide and sort it out, coz I don't want my boy to be singled out as special during the rotation - not good for them in case friends start to tease etc etc ... been down that road myself long long time ago ..... :( All I told him is that if he can see clearly from his new seating position, then fine, if cannot and blur, raise his hand and tell the teacher.

We all know how "nasty" kids can be when they tease each other ... some of us were probably victims and perpetrators when young :(

Rhiga
14-01-2010, 11:04 AM
Yes Franky, that was what i did. On seeing my girl struggling to write her chinese name on her exercise books (and must say, quite horrible hand writing) i made 2 rubber stamp for her names 1 in english and 1 in chinese so I could just stamp on her books.

When i made my order, the shop owner told me he had received so many orders from parents making rubber stamps for their kids names ...and he needed longer time to deliver my order !

Hi rachel,

you actually can make two name (chinese and English) in a single stamp.

Can reduce the stamping jobs !! ;)

rachel sj
14-01-2010, 02:39 PM
Thanks Sagamihara, i tot of that but chose to make them seperately coz certain subjects only requires her english name.

I find it very useful and more economic compare to printing stickers....not worry about her not practising enough to write her chinese name as she has already learnt that and will improve her strokes as she move on with her studies...

I gathered from the experineced parents that presentation of her works and self-cleaniness add marks to her overall class performance...

fRaNkY
14-01-2010, 10:24 PM
Why not just do a self-inking stamp and you can use it more than 100 times? It cost only RM13 for one self-inking stamp, complete with the Chinese name and English name. :)

oso have :D

fRaNkY
14-01-2010, 10:28 PM
BTW, Birdy, has your little girl also received the replacement class notice like Franky? My wife was asking like what? so early? what for?

Hey kawan~! CNY next month.... today :D

Btw, Already receive my first crate of orange from my electrical guy...

Today, my son was searching for the BM gemilang something dictionary.... your kids have in the buku pinjaman set? He was pretty upset when his friend have and he dont... :p

birdy
15-01-2010, 06:13 AM
Today, my son was searching for the BM gemilang something dictionary.... your kids have in the buku pinjaman set? He was pretty upset when his friend have and he dont... :p
BM Gemilang is a pre-printed exercise book, this was not under SPBT. This was in the booklist to purchase. Guess you need to give your son $$$ to buy from the bookshop then.

currymee
15-01-2010, 07:09 AM
BM Gemilang is a pre-printed exercise book, this was not under SPBT. This was in the booklist to purchase. Guess you need to give your son $$$ to buy from the bookshop then.

Yes, it is called: Latihan Topikal Skor Gemilang BM 1 = RM4.80 (copied from booklist) - one of the "optional" workbooks ;) Publisher: Gemilang

currymee
15-01-2010, 08:32 AM
Forgot to mention that a few days back, my son bought his OWN first exercise book and got back his change, he was so happy and proud of his achievement - a real psychological breakthrough for him. While I was happy for him, it made me realised that what is trivial and minor matters to us adults, is actually a BIG DEAL to a 6-years old doing it for the first time on their own without parents around at all.

birdy
15-01-2010, 08:39 AM
Forgot to mention that a few days back, my son bought his OWN first exercise book and got back his change, he was so happy and proud of his achievement - a real psychological breakthrough for him. While I was happy for him, it made me realised that what is trivial and minor matters to us adults, is actually a BIG DEAL to a 6-years old doing it for the first time on their own without parents around at all.
This is very true. They will be very happy of this first mission accomplish. Don't forget to praise him but of course don't overdo it.

currymee
15-01-2010, 10:54 AM
By now, most parents would have received the letter from the school stating this year's replacement classes. I am just putting him some of the key info as a reference in case someone misplaced the letter in the future :)


1) Saturday - 23/01/2010 - use THURSDAY timetable

2) Saturday - 06/02/2010 - use FRIDAY timetable

3) Saturday - 24/04/2010 - use MONDAY timetable

4) Saturday - 07/08/2010 - use THURSDAY timetable

BTW, for those parents who may not have been informed by their kids, we are supposed to glue the letter to the Notification Book.

rachel sj
15-01-2010, 11:07 AM
As far as I understand and from speaking to other "senior/veteran" mothers and fathers, it is the school's "policy" to rotate the children row-by-row every week or so, thus, every student will sit at the front and also back irrespective of vision. For those short-sighted, the advice is to go for a check-up and make sure they have 20/20 vision. In a way, it is good for them, coz sitting at the back, will also make sure their eyes are trained to see "far" provided they don't strain. I think the school admin does not entertain such requests, as by Std 3 or 4 , probably half the class or more will be specky already :( - BTW, my boy also wear glasses.

It is no harm writing a note for the teacher to be aware of your request, I have also done that, but I leave it to them to decide and sort it out, coz I don't want my boy to be singled out as special during the rotation - not good for them in case friends start to tease etc etc ... been down that road myself long long time ago ..... :( All I told him is that if he can see clearly from his new seating position, then fine, if cannot and blur, raise his hand and tell the teacher.

We all know how "nasty" kids can be when they tease each other ... some of us were probably victims and perpetrators when young :(

Just to share that it was indeed effective writing that note to the class teacher! my girl was re-arranged to sit at the 3rd row now and she told me she could see the words on the blackbord much better now.

Perhaps the rotating of seats only practised at certain classes? as my girl told me they dont change seats from time to time.

currymee
15-01-2010, 11:29 AM
Just to share that it was indeed effective writing that note to the class teacher! my girl was re-arranged to sit at the 3rd row now and she told me she could see the words on the blackbord much better now.

Perhaps the rotating of seats only practised at certain classes? as my girl told me they dont change seats from time to time.

Rachel,

I am happy to hear that :) I have told my son if he really cannot see well, tell me or raise his hand and tell the teacher.

Rachel (your PM box is full, I tried to PM you on this matter earlier but glad that it has been resolved)

rachel sj
15-01-2010, 12:06 PM
Rachel,

I am happy to hear that :) I have told my son if he really cannot see well, tell me or raise his hand and tell the teacher.

Rachel (your PM box is full, I tried to PM you on this matter earlier but glad that it has been resolved)

Thanks curryme. I've emptied my PM box already.

I presume the replacement classes also share the same school hours ie 12:55pm to 6:30 pm ?

birdy
15-01-2010, 02:30 PM
Thanks curryme. I've emptied my PM box already.

I presume the replacement classes also share the same school hours ie 12:55pm to 6:30 pm ?
Yes. The first replacement on 23/1/2010 will adopt Thursday's time table. The second replacement on 6/2/2010 will adopt Friday's time table.

rachel sj
15-01-2010, 02:38 PM
My daughter handed me a list of reading materials (magazines, comics etc) with a "tick" marked by teacher on some 3M magazines (RM11.50 for 3 months supply)...Just want to check if anyone receive that list too ?

currymee
15-01-2010, 02:52 PM
My daughter handed me a list of reading materials (magazines, comics etc) with a "tick" marked by teacher on some 3M magazines (RM11.50 for 3 months supply)...Just want to check if anyone receive that list too ?

Yes, got the same yesterday and submitted back to school teacher today. You can pay by cheque - I have checked with my son's class teacher. The 3M magazines are supposedly additional reading materials for BC classes.

birdy
15-01-2010, 03:22 PM
Yes, got the same yesterday and submitted back to school teacher today. You can pay by cheque - I have checked with my son's class teacher. The 3M magazines are supposedly additional reading materials for BC classes.
Just curious why the textbook and exercise book still not enough. These 3M magazines are supposed to be optional item (as refer to the title of the form), but it seems like now is compulsory.... :) Anyway, we have approve the purchase.

currymee
15-01-2010, 04:47 PM
No wonder, some of the teachers I overhead this morning keep on discussing about their ex-students:

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/33963

rachel sj
15-01-2010, 05:42 PM
No wonder, some of the teachers I overhead this morning keep on discussing about their ex-students:

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/33963

I read this on Star online 2 days ago, there was a small report of Malaysian girl from selangor topping top singapore high school with 10A1s in O-levels exam...there was a subtle line saying that the girl was previously "from a chinese school in Selangor" ... hehehehe i hv suspected it's LH !

fRaNkY
15-01-2010, 08:51 PM
Forgot to mention that a few days back, my son bought his OWN first exercise book and got back his change, he was so happy and proud of his achievement - a real psychological breakthrough for him. While I was happy for him, it made me realised that what is trivial and minor matters to us adults, is actually a BIG DEAL to a 6-years old doing it for the first time on their own without parents around at all.

Aint you proud of his achievement? See the BIG smile? :)

fRaNkY
15-01-2010, 08:57 PM
Tonite, my son came to me with a slip from school... he says "papa cheque!" :eek: :confused:

The slip is for.... Bahan Bacaan Tambahan Tahun 1 & 2 ... he wants the Majalah 3M + anothe the RM2.50 one.... so total RM25 for six month.

Another Kuo Liang cheque.... :(

currymee
15-01-2010, 10:14 PM
Donation Season Has Begun

Today I received the first donation request from Lick Hung for some South East Asia concert dinner with some Beijing group :rolleyes:

Wifey said let her think about it - phew :) !! So, she will make the FINAL DECISION on these sort of things .... :p as she knows I am a sucker for this sort of things/events.

currymee
15-01-2010, 10:19 PM
Aint you proud of his achievement? See the BIG smile? :)

Yup, and just to reinforced his new found confidence, he went and bought another one today :eek: - I said STOP buying exercise books - until you really need it !!! :p

HTH
15-01-2010, 11:56 PM
Donation Season Has Begun

Today I received the first donation request from Lick Hung for some South East Asia concert dinner with some Beijing group :rolleyes:

Yup, we got it too. RM20 for a ticket, but didn't say (I think) what the ticket is for? and for how many person?

kwchang
16-01-2010, 12:17 AM
With reference to the additional reading materials, you may want to ask the teacher if she will be using them as classroom material. Sometimes, the teachers recommend students to buy these extra reading matter because they know the kids come from non-mandarin homes and that they will not get any additional chinese reading material at home.

I remember my kids used to tell me what they really do not need to buy although there is a recommended list for these extra reading materials. I also noticed that my kids seldom read them anyway, so I terminated their subscriptions in later years. If you were to buy them and at least one parent can read Chinese, then you actually need to spend time with them to read those material, otherwise you are just adding more newsprint for the recycling bin. :D

fRaNkY
16-01-2010, 12:40 PM
Yup, and just to reinforced his new found confidence, he went and bought another one today :eek: - I said STOP buying exercise books - until you really need it !!! :p

Hahahaha! My son bought a rubber at the book shop eventhought we got something like 1 box at home :D

The thrill of getting money and can buy stuffs... better watch out...

fRaNkY
16-01-2010, 12:42 PM
Yup, we got it too. RM20 for a ticket, but didn't say (I think) what the ticket is for? and for how many person?

One ticket, one entry.

Its not compulsory I think, as I got 2 notices...

fRaNkY
16-01-2010, 12:47 PM
Tonite, my son came to me with a slip from school... he says "papa cheque!" :eek: :confused:

The slip is for.... Bahan Bacaan Tambahan Tahun 1 & 2 ... he wants the Majalah 3M + anothe the RM2.50 one.... so total RM25 for six month.

Another Kuo Liang cheque.... :(


I guess you can subscribe for 6 months, if not use, then just subscribe to 3M....

Other than that, we also subscribe Kuntum and Pelangi Scientist, from elsewhere.... as long as it is open and read by either of them, I am fine.... oso ge mei liang....

currymee
17-01-2010, 09:08 PM
From what I understand - only the 3M magazine is "compulsary" as the reading material will be used in class. Everything else is REALLY OPTIONAL :p The donation for the concert is OPTIONAL.

fRaNkY
17-01-2010, 11:32 PM
I kinda randomly ask the kids whats in tha magazine.... if they cant give me a correct answer... they have to read it in front of me till finish... and no TV... cruel eh? :D

rachel sj
18-01-2010, 10:00 AM
From what I understand - only the 3M magazine is "compulsary" as the reading material will be used in class. Everything else is REALLY OPTIONAL :p The donation for the concert is OPTIONAL.

I think so, as the list I got was marked with a "tick" by the class teacher. Otherwise, for other additional materials that she needs for class later, i will order it from bookshop in or outside school.

I didnt receive any concert tickets from my girl...could it be on a random selection ?

rachel sj
18-01-2010, 10:03 AM
Oh ya, just to share, whenever there's a music class, remember to pack your kids' english mathematic text book into his/her school bag. If you read the first few pages, those are lyrics for nursery songs like "this old man" etc where std 1 will sing during the music class...

I didnt know this until last Friday, and my girl had missed that twice already...

currymee
18-01-2010, 10:05 AM
....I didnt receive any concert tickets from my girl...could it be on a random selection ?

Check the NOTICE Book, it is a donation request letter - and if you donate, you get the concert tickets - OPTIONAL

currymee
18-01-2010, 03:54 PM
SJKC Lick Hung 2010 Std 1 First Term Booklist

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx189/currymee/Std1Booklist.jpg

birdy
19-01-2010, 06:51 AM
Oh ya, just to share, whenever there's a music class, remember to pack your kids' english mathematic text book into his/her school bag. If you read the first few pages, those are lyrics for nursery songs like "this old man" etc where std 1 will sing during the music class...

I didnt know this until last Friday, and my girl had missed that twice already...
You mean the lyrics are in the Mathematic book? :confused:

currymee
19-01-2010, 08:22 AM
You mean the lyrics are in the Mathematic book? :confused:

Yes, there are a few sing-a-long sings with numbers in the book - have a look, my son insist on singing them everyday, in the car to and back from school and at home - almost driving me nuts with the jingle type rhythm liow !! :p

birdy
19-01-2010, 08:25 AM
Just couter checked the time table... lucky that the music class is on the same day with English Mathematics. So, my daughter will never forget it. So, Rachel sj, this proven one thing, my girl is not in the same class as your kid. :)

rachel sj
19-01-2010, 11:31 AM
You mean the lyrics are in the Mathematic book? :confused:

Yes. I remembered seeing one for "this old man" and the other for "10 little children"...

rachel sj
19-01-2010, 11:34 AM
Donation Season Has Begun

Today I received the first donation request from Lick Hung for some South East Asia concert dinner with some Beijing group :rolleyes:

Wifey said let her think about it - phew :) !! So, she will make the FINAL DECISION on these sort of things .... :p as she knows I am a sucker for this sort of things/events.


Yup, saw the event slip yesterday, anyone going for the concert ?

Does anyone know whether this is a compulsory donation ? can i choose not to attend (and hence, not paying :p )?

rachel sj
19-01-2010, 11:36 AM
Just couter checked the time table... lucky that the music class is on the same day with English Mathematics. So, my daughter will never forget it. So, Rachel sj, this proven one thing, my girl is not in the same class as your kid. :)

yes, so disappointing ... :(

currymee
19-01-2010, 12:43 PM
Yup, saw the event slip yesterday, anyone going for the concert ?

Does anyone know whether this is a compulsory donation ? can i choose not to attend (and hence, not paying :p )?

Well, we are "invited" to support and donate .... so that makes it OPTIONAL right? ;) :D My wifey said NO, she said donate for library, computer labs, school building, new books, teaching aids, sports day, school art classes, scouts, Red Cross/Crescent etc ... no problem - 110% support - but for some Beijing Performance Art group ????????

birdy
19-01-2010, 01:21 PM
Well, we are "invited" to support and donate .... so that makes it OPTIONAL right? ;) :D My wifey said NO, she said donate for library, computer labs, school building, new books, teaching aids, sports day, school art classes, scouts, Red Cross/Crescent etc ... no problem - 110% support - but for some Beijing Performance Art group ????????
Just curious if we need to donate RM20 minimum or can RM5 works? :)

currymee
19-01-2010, 01:24 PM
Unless the Chinese version is different from ENglish notice, what I understand is that we are "buying" Performance show tickets at RM20- per ticket.

Oogway
19-01-2010, 02:25 PM
Just wish they could give the book list and reading booklist all at one time so we only have to issue one cheque ! Same goes with the list of activities -hopefully all the lists come out at the same time.

currymee
19-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Just wish they could give the book list and reading booklist all at one time so we only have to issue one cheque ! Same goes with the list of activities -hopefully all the lists come out at the same time.

Hahaha .... cannot do that ... afterwards, all parents kena "heart attack" at the ONE-TIME TOTAL cost ... so they wallop in small regular doses .... I told my wifey, I expect to buy something/donate for something every month, most likely after my monthly payday and that's when the request come in - after all Lick Hung mgmt / PIBG are all "smart" businessmen .... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

fRaNkY
19-01-2010, 09:24 PM
Any of your kids got home work?

My son seems to be very free for now :D

currymee
19-01-2010, 09:28 PM
Any of your kids got home work?

My son seems to be very free for now :D

Better double-check - mine everyday sure got something, unless your kiddo has managed to finish everything in school :) .... Mine everyday homework since 3rd day of school.

currymee
19-01-2010, 09:31 PM
BTW, for new parents - please don't be shock - the "caning" season has begun - for not doing homework, not bringing in books, talking in class, loitering etc etc ... my son already kena .... :p (talking to a girl in class !! - sheeeshhhh , he is only 6+ and I did not teach him to go chatting up girls in school, so he deserves it !!) :rolleyes:

Told him, this is no more kindy, cannot simply chit-chat with anyone, must pay attention to teacher in class - like father like son !! :eek:

birdy
19-01-2010, 10:17 PM
BTW, for new parents - please don't be shock - the "caning" season has begun - for not doing homework, not bringing in books, talking in class, loitering etc etc ... my son already kena .... :p (talking to a girl in class !! - sheeeshhhh , he is only 6+ and I did not teach him to go chatting up girls in school, so he deserves it !!) :rolleyes:

Told him, this is no more kindy, cannot simply chit-chat with anyone, must pay attention to teacher in class - like father like son !! :eek:
Ya.. my dotter also kena today for forgotten to bring Moral activity book. Just wonder if this so-called canning is appropriate? I am concern that this might just scared off the children since they all probably still blur blur most of the time.

currymee
20-01-2010, 07:40 AM
Ya.. my dotter also kena today for forgotten to bring Moral activity book. Just wonder if this so-called canning is appropriate? I am concern that this might just scared off the children since they all probably still blur blur most of the time.

One of the main reasons why wifey and I sent our son to a SJKC is for the discipline and education. And since both of us understand that quality education can only be given best when there is dicipline, we have to accept that even though we may not agree for some trivial offences. The SJKCs like Lick Hung is well known for its strict discipline and I can understand that in order to bring order to a chaotic bunch of fifty 6-7 years old, shouting and loud voices in class may not be as effective.

I have also seen this in my son's kindy in the past that they were only good and quiet in one particular teacher's class who is "garang" :D The others, they run wild over the teachers.

My son came back and told me teacher caned him for chit-chat but immediately, he said not painful (being macho and defiant) - then I told him, if he don't listen to teacher in class and keeps on chit-chat, I will telephone her and tell her to wallop him properly next time, then he kept quiet, knowing I don't approve also.

I know it may sounds cruel, but in instances of indicipline, parents may have to reinforced verbally the teacher's authority/punishment for the message to sink in properly :( I know many of us will have differing point of views on this topic (esp those who rarely discipline their child at home with a good wallop), but it is good to share, so we have better understanding. I know that if the teacher were to beat any children like a dog, I will be the first one to go and punch her in the face and then the HM !! So far, all I know is that it is a light tap on the palm for offences, more of a "show/reminder" than to actually induce physical pain.

It all depends whether it is used as a deterrent or major physical punishment - just substitute ruler instead of cane , and see if you still respond the same way. I remember that when I was a student in Sek Keb, where cane is rarely used, the teacher used rulers and the big blackboard ruler instead, no difference, IMHO.

QuietStorm
20-01-2010, 08:37 AM
I remember that when I was a student in Sek Keb, where cane is rarely used, the teacher used rulers and the big blackboard ruler instead, no difference, IMHO.I remember when I was at school, the teachers used the cane, ruler and a big wooden blackboard pointer (which looked like a snooker stick) !! :eek: :eek: And now, I'm emotionally scared. See snooker stick, I run away to hide !! :p :D Haha...kidding. But seriously, times are different. The cane may not work anymore. These days children can sue parents/teachers if they inflict too much pain on them ! !:eek:. I prefer the man-to-child talk. Reason with them. Tell them what they have is done wrong. A lot of patience is needed, I admit but it will pay off in the end. Violence (beating) is never a problem solver. That's what I subscribe to, anyway. :)

currymee
20-01-2010, 09:00 AM
.... I prefer the man-to-child talk. Reason with them. Tell them what they have is done wrong. A lot of patience is needed, I admit but it will pay off in the end. Violence (beating) is never a problem solver. That's what I subscribe to, anyway. :)

I agree with that if at home, something I also apply 99.9% of the time .... but in Lick Hung, in a class of 50 little "devils" going gila at the same time .... :D - SJKC - CHinese type school - Chinese style discipline since time is immemorial ... Don't get me wrong, as a deterrent, I am all for it in disicplining but if abused by teacher, another story :mad:

BTW, I also have a few teacher friends in Sek Keb, who also carry small "hidden" rotans weaving them like light-sabers in class :D - they said, if you cannot control your own children (i.e. 3-4 of them for themselves) at home without the "magic wand" - imagine 50 kids and none of them your own - and so we need to bring order asap so they said ????

birdy
20-01-2010, 09:54 AM
One of the main reasons why wifey and I sent our son to a SJKC is for the discipline and education. And since both of us understand that quality education can only be given best when there is dicipline, we have to accept that even though we may not agree for some trivial offences. The SJKCs like Lick Hung is well known for its strict discipline and I can understand that in order to bring order to a chaotic bunch of fifty 6-7 years old, shouting and loud voices in class may not be as effective.

I have also seen this in my son's kindy in the past that they were only good and quiet in one particular teacher's class who is "garang" :D The others, they run wild over the teachers.

My son came back and told me teacher caned him for chit-chat but immediately, he said not painful (being macho and defiant) - then I told him, if he don't listen to teacher in class and keeps on chit-chat, I will telephone her and tell her to wallop him properly next time, then he kept quiet, knowing I don't approve also.

I know it may sounds cruel, but in instances of indicipline, parents may have to reinforced verbally the teacher's authority/punishment for the message to sink in properly :( I know many of us will have differing point of views on this topic (esp those who rarely discipline their child at home with a good wallop), but it is good to share, so we have better understanding. I know that if the teacher were to beat any children like a dog, I will be the first one to go and punch her in the face and then the HM !! So far, all I know is that it is a light tap on the palm for offences, more of a "show/reminder" than to actually induce physical pain.

It all depends whether it is used as a deterrent or major physical punishment - just substitute ruler instead of cane , and see if you still respond the same way. I remember that when I was a student in Sek Keb, where cane is rarely used, the teacher used rulers and the big blackboard ruler instead, no difference, IMHO.
I don't object a reasonable smacking / canning to maintain the discipline but was thinking will this instill a fearful effect onto the children? There are two effects on this - 1st impact probably will scare off the children, makaing the child dislike to go to school. 2nd impact probably would make the children dislike that particular subject. Once you dislike a particular subject, you learning curve for that subject tend to not picking up (that's from my experience). IMHO, I still feel that the teacher should at least give a verbal warning for not bringing books to the school if this is 1st offense. Only smack the palm if the children repeat the similar offense.

QuietStorm
20-01-2010, 09:57 AM
IMHO, I still feel that the teacher should at least give a verbal warning for not bringing books to the school if this is 1st offense. Only smack the palm if the children repeat the similar offense.I concur. In fact, I think the R U L E R should only be used on "hardcore" offenders. :D

currymee
20-01-2010, 10:15 AM
I don't object a reasonable smacking / canning to maintain the discipline but was thinking will this instill a fearful effect onto the children? There are two effects on this - 1st impact probably will scare off the children, makaing the child dislike to go to school. 2nd impact probably would make the children dislike that particular subject. Once you dislike a particular subject, you learning curve for that subject tend to not picking up (that's from my experience). IMHO, I still feel that the teacher should at least give a verbal warning for not bringing books to the school if this is 1st offense. Only smack the palm if the children repeat the similar offense.

Birdy,

The teacher did not give a verbal warning first :eek: ? That will be very strange indeed. In my son's class, the students were constantly reminded each time about punctuality, homework and school work. And they were warned that if they are not responsible, they will be punished.

The idea of the caning is to instill fear - and from there, that is how they shape disicpline and responsibilty - don't ask me why - but all SJKC (including my wifey's ex-school) does that .... Wifey is supportive of that concept of disciplining, kind of harsh IMHO, but it works .... :( My son is now working through a proper work timetable and schedule after school and next morning .... developing discipline and we reinforce it by saying no TV and toys until all homework and reading are done properly - and father also have to sacrifice - no TV also !! :rolleyes:

I agree on the impact which is why I always queried my son - "Why were you punished ? " So, maybe we can raise this matter in next PIBG on verbal warnings first instead of instant punishment?

QuietStorm
20-01-2010, 10:19 AM
...developing discipline and we reinforce it by saying no TV and toys until all homework and reading are done properly - and father also have to sacrifice - no TV also !! :rolleyes: Same here. When my children are doing their homework/revision, there's no TV for me too but thankfully I could get around that by taking my laptop to the room ... :p. Let me be clear. I do reappear whenever they need help ... :D:D

birdy
20-01-2010, 02:52 PM
...... and father also have to sacrifice - no TV also !! :rolleyes:
No TV but ada internet and USJ forum... :p

BTW.. when will be the next PIBG meeting?

currymee
20-01-2010, 03:13 PM
No TV but ada internet and USJ forum... :p

BTW.. when will be the next PIBG meeting?

Based on comments from other Lick Hung threads, it should be around March/April - I think.

fRaNkY
20-01-2010, 09:04 PM
Better double-check - mine everyday sure got something, unless your kiddo has managed to finish everything in school :) .... Mine everyday homework since 3rd day of school.

Ya, he did in school... today got chinese homework... :p

HTH
21-01-2010, 08:59 AM
for the last 2 days, my girl came back and said "i finished my homework at school!". When asked further, she said when the teacher was teaching, she was doing her homework. I ask her why? "Because I already know the subjet mah, no need to listen."
Aiyo...have to ask her to pay more attention liao.

Anyone got a form in the message book, asking about P&C stuff? like gaji? And there is 1 question in the form which got me wondering:
Status Bapa : A B C D E.
A - Masih Hidup B - Sudah Meninggal C - .........

currymee
21-01-2010, 09:07 AM
for the last 2 days, my girl came back and said "i finished my homework at school!". When asked further, she said when the teacher was teaching, she was doing her homework. I ask her why? "Because I already know the subjet mah, no need to listen."
Aiyo...have to ask her to pay more attention liao.

Anyone got a form in the message book, asking about P&C stuff? like gaji? And there is 1 question in the form which got me wondering:
Status Bapa : A B C D E.
A - Masih Hidup B - Sudah Meninggal C - .........

Yes, every child should be getting or already got one and they have been told to inform their parents that every section MUST BEFILLED - hahaha .... :p I asked my wife about the gaji part, she said just filled it, and when they asked for more donations based on income again, she said just pass the form on to her, she knows how to handle SJKC :D !!! (Don't mess with my wifey :p )

As for the Status Bapa and Ibu - it is bcoz some students are from single parent family or sadly orphan :(

birdy
21-01-2010, 09:07 AM
Ya.. got that form too but not sure for what... trying to survey the family background?

My dotter received her 1st 3M newspaper purchased recently... and guess what, the teacher requested them to complete all the exercises within a day! Lucky that we bought the newspaper ..... if not, donno whether she will get beaten again .... lol.

BTW...just for sharing.. my dotter has started B.M Ejaan.. if you not aware of your kid ejaan, better ask them.

currymee
21-01-2010, 09:20 AM
Ya.. got that form too but not sure for what... trying to survey the family background?

My dotter received her 1st 3M newspaper purchased recently... and guess what, the teacher requested them to complete all the exercises within a day! Lucky that we bought the newspaper ..... if not, donno whether she will get beaten again .... lol.

BTW...just for sharing.. my dotter has started B.M Ejaan.. if you not aware of your kid ejaan, better ask them.

Birdy, suggest you make a scan copy or photocopy of the full Ejaan list and keep it safe somewhere instead of just relying on what she writes - the full list should be available on the first page of her Ejaan book - reason: You never know when the book will "disappear" and misplaced - and don't need panic stations :p :D I will put up my son's list online in a while, but not sure if it is the same for all Std 1 classes.

currymee
21-01-2010, 09:41 AM
Birdy,

Here is my son's BM-Ejaan list for online ref: Is it the same?

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx189/currymee/BM-Ejaan.jpg

birdy
21-01-2010, 10:15 AM
Birdy,

Here is my son's BM-Ejaan list for online ref: Is it the same?

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx189/currymee/BM-Ejaan.jpg
This list is too small to see... can upload a bigger one please?

currymee
21-01-2010, 10:33 AM
Errrrrr .... tried but cannot, PM me and I email the original PDF file to you.

rachel sj
21-01-2010, 11:13 AM
Ya.. got that form too but not sure for what... trying to survey the family background?

My dotter received her 1st 3M newspaper purchased recently... and guess what, the teacher requested them to complete all the exercises within a day! Lucky that we bought the newspaper ..... if not, donno whether she will get beaten again .... lol.

BTW...just for sharing.. my dotter has started B.M Ejaan.. if you not aware of your kid ejaan, better ask them.

Hey Birdy,

I re-checked my girl timetable on Friday and realised her English Maths is on that day too! and she's also just received that 3M newspaper purchased recently, had her Ejaan yesterday SO that means they are in the same class !! :)

BTW, for their class, Monday is for chinese spelling & Wed is for Ejaan.

rachel sj
21-01-2010, 11:19 AM
Teachers would have distributed exercise T-shirt to the kids by now.

Which house is your child ? My girl is in the red house. Any idea on names of house practice ?

QuietStorm
21-01-2010, 11:21 AM
Hey Birdy,

I re-checked my girl timetable on Friday and realised her English Maths is on that day too! and she's also just received that 3M newspaper purchased recently, had her Ejaan yesterday SO that means they are in the same class !! :) This is cool. :D

currymee
21-01-2010, 11:24 AM
Retry again :D

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx189/currymee/BM-Ejaan-1.jpg

rachel sj
21-01-2010, 11:27 AM
Retry again :D

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx189/currymee/BM-Ejaan-1.jpg

Same list !

birdy
21-01-2010, 12:53 PM
Teachers would have distributed exercise T-shirt to the kids by now.

Which house is your child ? My girl is in the red house. Any idea on names of house practice ?
My daughter have yet received the T-Shirt as of yesterday. Have your daugther received it? If so ... meaning they are not in the same class. :eek:

Naka
21-01-2010, 01:48 PM
Let me see if I can make that page a bit clearer.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/BM-Ejaan-1a.jpg

birdy
21-01-2010, 02:27 PM
Good job, Naka.... you are the best. :)

Naka
21-01-2010, 02:33 PM
Good job, Naka.... you are the best. :)

Aiya, dun say thing like that, I dun like to see CM looking upset. :eek: :D

currymee
21-01-2010, 02:36 PM
Aiya, dun say thing like that, I dun like to see CM looking upset. :eek: :D

Don't worry, anyone that can makes things BETTER - I am always for it - thanks Naka :D

currymee
21-01-2010, 02:53 PM
My daughter have yet received the T-Shirt as of yesterday. Have your daugther received it? If so ... meaning they are not in the same class. :eek:

My son got his yellow sports T-shirt yesterday, so guess all our children not in the same class after all !

birdy
21-01-2010, 03:13 PM
My son got his yellow sports T-shirt yesterday, so guess all our children not in the same class after all !
Ya.. looks like it. This is something good also, if we look at the bright side. We can share more information. :)

currymee
21-01-2010, 03:26 PM
BTW, just to share, I hope the parents here do make some time to repeat the reading lessons taught in class. Apparently, the teachers expect them to be able to read again a day or so later, after the first few lessons in rote-learning (repeating) in class. If not, they will get scolded in class, my son always tell me the story of some of his classmates (and himself) especially those not familiar with Mandarin, BM or English of getting the short-end of the proverbial stick. :( So, it is not just the homework (written), there are also some reading to be done daily.

birdy
21-01-2010, 04:52 PM
BTW, just to share, I hope the parents here do make some time to repeat the reading lessons taught in class. Apparently, the teachers expect them to be able to read again a day or so later, after the first few lessons in rote-learning (repeating) in class. If not, they will get scolded in class, my son always tell me the story of some of his classmates (and himself) especially those not familiar with Mandarin, BM or English of getting the short-end of the proverbial stick. :( So, it is not just the homework (written), there are also some reading to be done daily.
During the orientation day.. the class teacher has reminded all the parents to do revision with their children everyday. She said "if you think that your children score 70 plus is good enough, that's not LH standards. The children is expect to score at least 85 and above." :eek: Pity our children, so young yet such a heavy pressure already. Remember those olden days, so long we don't bring back a report card with red ink, we are safe already. We will get rewards when we are top 10 in the class, even the marks are average! :p

currymee
21-01-2010, 04:54 PM
Let us hope that if there are any Lick Hung management reading this thread, to take note of what happened in Puchong especially with so much school fees collected recently. :eek:

Three rob Chinese primary school

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/21/nation/5516531&sec=nation

fongkimseng
21-01-2010, 09:05 PM
During the orientation day.. the class teacher has reminded all the parents to do revision with their children everyday. She said "if you think that your children score 70 plus is good enough, that's not LH standards. The children is expect to score at least 85 and above." :eek: Pity our children, so young yet such a heavy pressure already. Remember those olden days, so long we don't bring back a report card with red ink, we are safe already. We will get rewards when we are top 10 in the class, even the marks are average! :p

I think the Lick Hung school is playing too much unnecessary emphasis on examination results rather than ensuring that the young ones are given a proper grounding and understanding that will serve them better in later years during SPM and STPM and higher.

fongkimseng
21-01-2010, 09:15 PM
My daughter-in-law today complained to me that the Lick Hung school asked for parents' financial details and I asked for what? In all my years as an ex-teacher, that is of no concern to us, makes me wonder what the school is up to ? Anyone here has any idea or inkling why the school wants such details ? I am really puzzled since buku bantuan are now given to all, so there is no need for parents' income details. I hope someone from the school management or PIBG can explain.

fRaNkY
21-01-2010, 09:17 PM
Retry again :D

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx189/currymee/BM-Ejaan-1.jpg

My son had the same list... he was curious how come his spelling list on the internet :D

Btw, he is in blue group :) he told me the whole class is blue.... :confused:

Both kids have the parents info tiny slip filled by me.

As for the salary part... I heard, its required by the gobermen... for the formerly... susu program... which stops but the info still required.... else they will fill up RM9,999 in the system...database..

currymee
21-01-2010, 10:00 PM
That is interesting - the old susu program - is it still on? :confused: Perhaps I am more cynical in thinking that the school wants to estimate how much they can get out of the parents in 2010's donation drive campaign as Lick Hung is notoriously well-known for ... !! :p

birdy
21-01-2010, 10:14 PM
That is interesting - the old susu program - is it still on? :confused: Perhaps I am more cynical in thinking that the school wants to estimate how much they can get out of the parents in 2010's donation drive campaign as Lick Hung is notoriously well-known for ... !! :p
Ada udang di sebalik batu :p :D

What is old susu program about ... anyone can elaborate?

currymee
22-01-2010, 08:34 AM
The susu program as I remember it was conducted in 1970s where free milk were given daily to primary schoolchildren esp in the more rural schools but initially available to ALL. The idea was to build their calcium intake hence bones, teeth etc etc ... I remember only having it for 1-2 years at most and then stopped since I was in a town school then. I heard that it continued in the rural schools for a while longer - correct me, if I am wrong.

Actually, what I was hoping as I wrote in the other thread is that at least Lick Hung school can put a short note as to why they want such detailed info and for what purpose. We don't even discuss it among our work colleagues and now disclosed to total strangers, i.e. teachers and staff of Lick Hung? I think Lick Hung PIBG can work at a better PUBLIC RELATIONS and COMMUNICATIONS skills - even their website is simply out-of-date ! Honestly, if they had better PR and communications savviness, this thread is IRRELEVANT !! :p

birdy
22-01-2010, 09:02 AM
Honestly, if they had better PR and communications savviness, this thread is IRRELEVANT !! :p
Bravo! You are the man, currymee! :cool:


Actually, what I was hoping as I wrote in the other thread is that at least Lick Hung school can put a short note as to why they want such detailed info and for what purpose. We don't even discuss it among our work colleagues and now disclosed to total strangers, i.e. teachers and staff of Lick Hung?
How do they know if we provide a fititious figrues? :D


I think Lick Hung PIBG can work at a better PUBLIC RELATIONS and COMMUNICATIONS skills - even their website is simply out-of-date !
You have my vote for you to be in PIBG committee in the next election - is it April?

rachel sj
22-01-2010, 12:44 PM
BTW, for their class, Monday is for chinese spelling & Wed is for Ejaan.

There are specific spelling tests for each subjects in my daughter class (& should apply to other classes, me think) ie

Tues - chinese spelling
Wed - ejaan
Thurs- english spelling

parents, pls remember to go through the spelling words with your kids on the night before...

currymee
22-01-2010, 01:51 PM
Birdy,

PIBG - me :eek: - that will mean I have to REVEAL myself !!! Let me think about it :rolleyes: Thanks for the support but I am sure there are better candidates than me .... Mandarin speaking to start with instead of a Mandarin half-past-six !! :D

Rachel,

Thanks for the info - you are right

QuietStorm
22-01-2010, 01:58 PM
PIBG - me :eek: - that will mean I have to REVEAL myself !!! Let me think about it :rolleyes:Why not? You come across as a friendly, knowledgeable man. People will like you. :D

currymee
22-01-2010, 02:07 PM
Why not? You come across as a friendly, knowledgeable man. People will like you. :D

QS, you are so kind, however, my main concern is that the school EDUCATE my kids properly and is run in a proper manner, with none of the "funny businesses" :p

birdy
22-01-2010, 03:04 PM
my main concern is that the school EDUCATE my kids properly and is run in a proper manner, with none of the "funny businesses" :p
So you must be in the PIBG as the watcheyes for the rest of the parents. :p Don't worry about what half-past six mandarin.. you are not alone there. Well.. there is no need for you to reveal yourself ... it's not a requirement to disclose your USJ forum nick if want to sit in PIBG. :D

QuietStorm
22-01-2010, 03:16 PM
QS, you are so kind, however, my main concern is that the school EDUCATE my kids properly and is run in a proper manner, with none of the "funny businesses" :pThanks, CM. Going by what you have done so far in usj.com, you are the best man for the job. You're immaculate, full of enthusiasm and besides, you come across as a child-loving person. :)

currymee
22-01-2010, 03:30 PM
Thanks Birdy, for now, I am happy being a concerned parent keeping a watchful eye - I am still learning the ropes in this schooling stuff. I am sure there are more experienced parents that are more than happy and willing to be a PIBG AJK. I already know a few parents who are even more vocal than me who have expressed an interest - let's hope their motives are in the right place.

currymee
22-01-2010, 03:32 PM
Thanks, CM. Going by what you have done so far in usj.com, you are the best man for the job. You're immaculate, full of enthusiasm and besides, you come across as a child-loving person. :)

I relate joining a PIBG AJK is akin to joining a political party - BIG TURN OFF NO NO :p - I am more the NGO activist type !! :D

Anyway, we are running OFF TOPIC here - this thread is to help parents of Lick Hung in understanding the ins-and -outs of the school :D

currymee
22-01-2010, 04:04 PM
Just in case, some parents are like me who sleep in on Saturdays, a GENTLE REMINDER - tomorrow is a school day (23/01/2010) - class replacement for CNY - use THURSDAY TIMETABLE :D

QuietStorm
22-01-2010, 04:27 PM
I relate joining a PIBG AJK is akin to joining a political party - BIG TURN OFF NO NO :p - I am more the NGO activist type !! :DHaha...I know where you're coming from. No worries. :) Keep up the great job in here.

currymee
22-01-2010, 05:15 PM
Haha...I know where you're coming from. No worries. :) Keep up the great job in here.

I prefer to see REAL RESULTS from REAL ACTIONS than all the "political" hanky-panky, wheeling & dealing, time wasting meetings - been there, done that, don't need them anymore in my life ... let's wait and see how the PIBG meeting goes ... I am definitely attending :)

fRaNkY
22-01-2010, 05:51 PM
Perhaps I am more cynical in thinking that the school wants to estimate how much they can get out of the parents in 2010's donation drive campaign as Lick Hung is notoriously well-known for ... !! :p

Dont be paranoid.... :D ... my daughter been there over 4 years... they never use my salary info against me... never heard the school use the data for profiling other than key it into the system... My donation were never much... just the minimum.... other than the fun fair time when I prepare the stuff for my daugther to sell... thats... ais batang.... plastic, syrup and rubber band :D

fRaNkY
22-01-2010, 05:54 PM
Actually, what I was hoping as I wrote in the other thread is that at least Lick Hung school can put a short note as to why they want such detailed info and for what purpose. We don't even discuss it among our work colleagues and now disclosed to total strangers, i.e. teachers and staff of Lick Hung? I think Lick Hung PIBG can work at a better PUBLIC RELATIONS and COMMUNICATIONS skills - even their website is simply out-of-date ! Honestly, if they had better PR and communications savviness, this thread is IRRELEVANT !! :p

Again, even if I put just RM1, who knows and check? :D actually, I only declared half what I earn.... and not for the kids and wifey to know...hahhaa
Dont want the kids to brag in school how much their dad earns... or wifey shopping plans... :D

fRaNkY
22-01-2010, 05:57 PM
Just in case, some parents are like me who sleep in on Saturdays, a GENTLE REMINDER - tomorrow is a school day (23/01/2010) - class replacement for CNY - use THURSDAY TIMETABLE :D

I know... wifey already reminded last nite... remember to fetch daughter... :o

currymee
22-01-2010, 10:52 PM
Dont be paranoid.... :D ... my daughter been there over 4 years... they never use my salary info against me... never heard the school use the data for profiling other than key it into the system... My donation were never much... just the minimum.... other than the fun fair time when I prepare the stuff for my daugther to sell... thats... ais batang.... plastic, syrup and rubber band :D

Hahaha .... you are absolutely right - I was just contemplating and thinking aloud the WORST CASE SCENARIO on what they might want to do with the data collected :D Wifey and I are ardent supporters of Chinese schools and their efforts to give the best and the lopsided non-Govt support, even though some of their "antics" do puzzles me :p - We have been donating to Lick Hung, Han Ming, Chee Wen and Kuen Cheng for the last 10 years via neighbourhood kids fund raising etc etc .... :D Always fun for me to ask them what is it for ... and many times the answers I got, "lau see chiao leh" .... teacher says so .... And now, since I am "directly" involved as my kid has started schooling, hmmmm .... time for me to know exactly what for ... :D

birdy
23-01-2010, 06:31 AM
Maybe just some kind of school BANCI (is it spelt this way?) programme to know how many % of parents are wealthy and % of parents are poor...So, they could use 80/20 rules to concentrate on these parents :D

currymee
23-01-2010, 07:38 AM
Woke up, have my coffee and was planning my Saturday shopping list - and then wifey reminded me, "Wei ! Son got school today - forgotten already !! " - and to think I was the one who posted the REMINDER here yesterday - I think it is more for me leh !! :o :o :o :o

Naka
23-01-2010, 08:31 AM
Woke up, have my coffee and was planning my Saturday shopping list - and then wifey reminded me, "Wei ! Son got school today - forgotten already !! " - and to think I was the one who posted the REMINDER here yesterday - I think it is more for me leh !! :o :o :o :o

Only Primary 1 and a young kid have to go to school on a Saturday....terrible lah....weekends... relax and play around as kids.

fRaNkY
23-01-2010, 09:26 PM
Luckily daughter got back before heavy rain.... else me also basah kuyup! :D

fRaNkY
23-01-2010, 09:30 PM
IF gobermen want to know how much we earn... just punch a no.. immediately retrieve from incometax... very accurate summore... so you can see... they are not integrated at all :D

currymee
24-01-2010, 08:14 AM
Luckily daughter got back before heavy rain.... else me also basah kuyup! :D

My son and I decided to wait for a short respite in the heavy downpour on Friday before walking to the car - and boy, he was loving it playing with his friends for an additional 30 mins, all running riot in the canteen. All fun and games came to an end with the Asst HM :) , came and said ok, enough, please put everything back in order - also a signal for all rain-respite waiting parents - time to go home - rain or no rain hahaha ..... :p Next day (Sat), early shower and then stop, and the children were complaining why rain stopped so fast HAHAHHA .... KIDS !!! :D

fRaNkY
24-01-2010, 11:43 AM
Have to be careful. Seen many kids fell and hurt at the heavy metal long chairs. Also, kids need to learn how to clean and throw rubbish in the bin.

fulltime mom
24-01-2010, 06:45 PM
I got a feed back from my kids and a relative, the variety is more, portion is more and cheaper. All of them happy... smiling... my daughter had a hot dog with long bread at RM1 today. Hamburger at RM1.20. Mee Siam big bowl at RM1, a stick of 2 Nugget RM1, French Fries a (regular) cup RM1, a stick of 3 fish ball RM1....3 dishes with meat and rice for RM1.50 each (2 person).

The canteen was bid via tendering and had experience with secondary school.:D

This year the canteen operator is new, my daughter (std 6) swears that the food is much better than the previous years. The have chicken rice for RM2.30 and apparently it is a big portion and quite nice (info fm my std 3 son). also lo mai kai at RM2.20 (i think). i normally pack my kids food every morning, but sometimes they would still buy food fm the canteen to supplement or just to keep up with their peers, hehe.

fRaNkY
24-01-2010, 09:00 PM
Same with daughter too... New taste mah.. Just bcareful bout freshness & cleanliness.
Avoid the sausage/hotdog, son came back, stomach upset.

fulltime mom
24-01-2010, 09:09 PM
Same with daughter too... New taste mah.. Just bcareful bout freshness & cleanliness.
Avoid the sausage/hotdog, son came back, stomach upset.

Thanks for that tip, the little joker was thinking of buying himself a hotdog tomorrow.

currymee
25-01-2010, 07:29 AM
There are specific spelling tests for each subjects in my daughter class (& should apply to other classes, me think) ie

Tues - chinese spelling
Wed - ejaan
Thurs- english spelling

parents, pls remember to go through the spelling words with your kids on the night before...

Rachel,

Has your little girl received a list of ENGLISH spelling words? My son is totally blur when it comes to English spelling - he said he does not know when or what words, jus go and do :eek: and we cannot seem to find it in any of his books? ANy particular excercise books (SP?) or activity books? What I have noticed is that most of the classes do the same thing but at a slightly different pace due to time-table and learning speed in class - so syllabus and standard exercises should theoretically be the same.

rachel sj
25-01-2010, 02:55 PM
Rachel,

Has your little girl received a list of ENGLISH spelling words? My son is totally blur when it comes to English spelling - he said he does not know when or what words, jus go and do :eek: and we cannot seem to find it in any of his books? ANy particular excercise books (SP?) or activity books? What I have noticed is that most of the classes do the same thing but at a slightly different pace due to time-table and learning speed in class - so syllabus and standard exercises should theoretically be the same.

She got it already ! it is pasted (folder in 4) on the last page of her exercise book titled "english spelling".

If you dont find that pasted list, look for his exercise book for spelling practice. Usually teacher will ask the students to copy & write all spelling words before the actual spelling day. up to last week, my girl's class is covering up to exercise 1.5 (start from 1.1, 1.2, 1.3...) which, i imagine, should be her fifth spelling test...

currymee
25-01-2010, 03:18 PM
She got it already ! it is pasted (folder in 4) on the last page of her exercise book titled "english spelling".

If you dont find that pasted list, look for his exercise book for spelling practice. Usually teacher will ask the students to copy & write all spelling words before the actual spelling day. up to last week, my girl's class is covering up to exercise 1.5 (start from 1.1, 1.2, 1.3...) which, i imagine, should be her fifth spelling test...

Thanks for the info. :) OK, I will check my son's book when he gets back or maybe there are other parents who may know how to post it online as reference for all?

rachel sj
25-01-2010, 03:40 PM
I will try to upload the list whn i get home tonite :)

currymee
25-01-2010, 04:56 PM
I will try to upload the list whn i get home tonite :)

Thanks :)

birdy
25-01-2010, 08:41 PM
Let me help since I have the list with me....

http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad197/birdy8888/Englishspelling.jpg

currymee
25-01-2010, 09:49 PM
Thanks, Birdy and also Rachel, :)

My son's class has not been given this list yet - and the parents in his class are all just as blur sotong like me :eek: I will notify some of them to check the website tomorrow - their next ENglish lesson is Wednesday.

currymee
26-01-2010, 09:22 AM
Wow, the amount of homework from Lick Hung can be very tiring - even monitoring and checking on my son's homework is tiring me out !!! Half the time is spent guessing what kind of homework as I have not fully grasped their "short-code" yet :p :(

birdy
26-01-2010, 09:51 AM
Thanks, Birdy and also Rachel, :)

My son's class has not been given this list yet - and the parents in his class are all just as blur sotong like me :eek: I will notify some of them to check the website tomorrow - their next ENglish lesson is Wednesday.
Errr... you sure the list was not given? My daughter's class will be having test 1.4 on coming Monday. Very unlikely the gap is so far out. You might want to find out from other parents of your son's class. :)

rachel sj
26-01-2010, 10:06 AM
Thanks birdy ! i was trying hard to upload the list when you list poped up in the thread...not too IT savy.

Just for sharing, what i do in monitoring her homework is, I will ask her what homework she has for the day & go through all her work books & exercise books to verify if there are any works left undone.

I've also started training her to pack her own school bag now, but will make sure I check the books one more time to ensure that she doesnt leave out any books for tomorrow lessons.

birdy
26-01-2010, 10:46 AM
I've also started training her to pack her own school bag now, but will make sure I check the books one more time to ensure that she doesnt leave out any books for tomorrow lessons.
I think you can continue to do that for 1 week. After that, I would suggest you let her do on her own. Tell her that she will be punished by the teacher if she didn't bring the correct book. I have trained by daugther that way... she did not bring her Moral book and was beaten by the teacher. From now on, she is pack her own bag correctly. (However, I do, once in a while, spot check the bag for the completeness after she went to bed or before she wake up). Just my 2 cents ....

rachel sj
26-01-2010, 11:03 AM
Yup...just have to keep training her in orgnaising her own staff including packing school bag....to confess, there was one day that i was told by the teacher that my girl brought the whole set of wrong books resulting in her not able to complete any homework in the class...a check on this, oopps, it was me who packed the wrong books as i mistaken that day for another day :p

birdy
26-01-2010, 12:18 PM
Yup...just have to keep training her in orgnaising her own staff including packing school bag....to confess, there was one day that i was told by the teacher that my girl brought the whole set of wrong books resulting in her not able to complete any homework in the class...a check on this, oopps, it was me who packed the wrong books as i mistaken that day for another day :p
:D So, the mother should be the one deserve the punishment...lol.. :D

currymee
26-01-2010, 02:28 PM
I think you can continue to do that for 1 week. After that, I would suggest you let her do on her own. Tell her that she will be punished by the teacher if she didn't bring the correct book. I have trained by daugther that way... she did not bring her Moral book and was beaten by the teacher. From now on, she is pack her own bag correctly. (However, I do, once in a while, spot check the bag for the completeness after she went to bed or before she wake up). Just my 2 cents ....

My son (boys being boys) just said BRING EVERYTHING - sure correct one !! :p

birdy
26-01-2010, 02:32 PM
My son (boys being boys) just said BRING EVERYTHING - sure correct one !! :p
Must thank to the inventor of trolley school bag... otherwise these children will have to suffer. :)

currymee
26-01-2010, 04:13 PM
Must thank to the inventor of trolley school bag... otherwise these children will have to suffer. :)

I hope some parents are aware that on average the Lick Hung kids go through about 2 bags per year - so budget well - the wheels may literally come off the trolley !!! :eek:

birdy
26-01-2010, 05:43 PM
I hope some parents are aware that on average the Lick Hung kids go through about 2 bags per year - so budget well - the wheels may literally come off the trolley !!! :eek:
Ha.. my daugther's bag stripe already putus liao... don't know how it can break off so easily... Luckily there is no need her to hang over her back...otherwise, really have to get a new bag (imagine ..just 3 weeks into the schooling :eek: )

Will have to send the bag for repair during holiday.... :(

currymee
27-01-2010, 08:09 AM
.... Will have to send the bag for repair during holiday.... :(

Any particular shop for bag repairs ? or just the cobblers? It will be helpful info for all of us SOON !!! :p :D

birdy
27-01-2010, 08:59 AM
Any particular shop for bag repairs ? or just the cobblers? It will be helpful info for all of us SOON !!! :p :D
Earlier on when we bought the SWAN bag from the shop, they confirmed they have repair service.

The shop is in Taipan, where the Sunday morning market located. :)

rachel sj
27-01-2010, 02:01 PM
currymee and birdy and all parents in this thread,

any idea how to deal with small bullies in class ? my girl has been complaining about some kids in her class stealing her rulers and coins - happened when she went to wash room and some even use her scissors to cut her exercise books...

I only told my girl to keep her belongings properly and tell teacher when someone bullies...but then, she said teachers dont entertain any comlains from students.... :(

jenad
27-01-2010, 02:28 PM
currymee and birdy and all parents in this thread,

any idea how to deal with small bullies in class ? my girl has been complaining about some kids in her class stealing her rulers and coins - happened when she went to wash room and some even use her scissors to cut her exercise books...

I only told my girl to keep her belongings properly and tell teacher when someone bullies...but then, she said teachers dont entertain any comlains from students.... :(

Same case with mine. But mine is boy.... being bully.. complaint to teacher.. and they just ignore...what a good attitude... and I complaint directly to the discipline teacher, then I got the reply that, "I will tell his parent". But the next day, same thing happens again. So who actually the correct people to handle such a case? Do we need to handle by ourself? Shall we confront the opposite parent? Or shall we tell our kids to be brave and fight back? What I did is, tell my son ignore these kids and mind our own business. Or worst keep complaining to the teacher.

QuietStorm
27-01-2010, 02:50 PM
any idea how to deal with small bullies in class ?

I only told my girl to keep her belongings properly and tell teacher when someone bullies...but then, she said teachers dont entertain any comlains from students.... :(What I did was to approach the bully himself and warned him to stay away from my son. Well, it worked! Haha. I also reported to the class teacher, of course. I'm sure that also helped. :D

currymee
27-01-2010, 03:02 PM
So far the few cases that I have heard of in Std 1 Lick Hung, the parents have gone and spoke to the class teachers. I suggest writing in a formal letter address to the Asst HM or HM will be helpful to put things on record.

Seriously, I am surprised by the number of incidents that I have heard. I have told my son to tell whenever something like that should happen to him and that I will go and report to the class teacher.

What QS has done, well, I still feel that it is best to let the teacher/HM resolve it as direct parental intervention may result in a big fight among parents later. Teachers do not entertain complains from students per say as they do not want some students who are always crying for them at any small misunderstandings among kids - but in the case of bullying, this is a serious matter and parents should directly inform the teacher and school.

In my son's case, he has lost erasers almost daily until now, I gave him a small lousy looking piece and that's it, nobody wants them. My wife has told me not to let him bring anything nice and fancy to schools, just plain old pencils, rulers, erasers etc ...

mWong
27-01-2010, 05:39 PM
What I did was to approach the bully himself and warned him to stay away from my son Well, it worked! Haha. I also reported to the class teacher, of course. I'm sure that also helped. :D
I don't know how old is the child that you approached and warned off. 7, 8, 9...? For whatever offence that another child did to your child, the best approach is to see the teacher/HM and get them to speak to the other child. Failing that, get the school to call his/her parents and you and the school deal with the parents.

I cringe to think of another parent personally confronting someone so young with the intent to intimidate the child. Imagine someone doing that to your kid. What you perceive as bullying may be just some minor misdemeanour some young children get into.

rachel sj
27-01-2010, 06:02 PM
So far the few cases that I have heard of in Std 1 Lick Hung, the parents have gone and spoke to the class teachers. I suggest writing in a formal letter address to the Asst HM or HM will be helpful to put things on record....

Thanks all for the inputs.

Seriously, i think writing a formal letter to the Asst HM/HM might not yield any result, unless such bullying is a serious one?

Speaking to the class teacher...again, i am doubtful if teacher will entertain considering i've spoken to her once to place my girl who is short-sighted in the front rows but yet fallen into deaf ears...

Harsh it may seem, but Quiet Storm's approach might be the most effective & direct way to resolve the bullying issue...but perhaps, we just have to mind our tone when "confronting" the young bullies la... :o

QuietStorm
27-01-2010, 06:34 PM
Haha..relax parents! I didn't even raise my voice but I did sound stern admittedly.Maybe that got him worried.That was a couple of years ago. I don't forsee any such incidences occuring anytime soon as my kid has just been appointed as a prefect. :D.Anyhow,I've told him not to abuse his power but just be stern...like his dad. :p

birdy
27-01-2010, 08:44 PM
Can someone confirm if today your kid is having Nasi Lemak for catered food in the canteen?

currymee
28-01-2010, 11:55 AM
Can someone confirm if today your kid is having Nasi Lemak for catered food in the canteen?

Sorry Birdy, cannot help you there as my son tar-pau from home. Any particular reason for your enquiry? Was the nasi lemak stale or bad? :confused:

QuietStorm
28-01-2010, 01:21 PM
Can someone confirm if today your kid is having Nasi Lemak for catered food in the canteen?What happened, Birdy? Your daughter down with tummy upset? :eek:

birdy
28-01-2010, 01:31 PM
Sorry Birdy, cannot help you there as my son tar-pau from home. Any particular reason for your enquiry? Was the nasi lemak stale or bad? :confused:
No.. remember I started off another thread telling that my daughter's good friend lied to the parent? The mother called me yesterday to ask if they are having Nasi Lemak yesterday.

When I asked my daughter, she said Nasi Lemak but she admit she didn't eat because it was too dry.. imagine Nasi Lemak without any chilli or gravy ... She bought herself a sausage bread ;)

birdy
28-01-2010, 01:35 PM
I was thinking maybe is good that we share the food served in the canteen for the start ... at least it will benefit to the some parents to detect if the kids are lying. Imagine the case I mentioned in the other thread, you will never able to detect the lie until someone told you that. :cool:

currymee
30-01-2010, 08:25 AM
I was thinking maybe is good that we share the food served in the canteen for the start ... at least it will benefit to the some parents to detect if the kids are lying. Imagine the case I mentioned in the other thread, you will never able to detect the lie until someone told you that. :cool:

I asked my son about this - since he always go and sit with his friends who eat the canteen food .... his reply, not nice one, everyday friends eat half way, stop and we go and play, not much time for recess !!! :eek: :eek: :eek: You better check if your kids are finishing their food, they will take one bite and then go play ....

birdy
30-01-2010, 08:29 AM
I asked my son about this - since he always go and sit with his friends who eat the canteen food .... his reply, not nice one, everyday friends eat half way, stop and we go and play, not much time for recess !!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
Ya.. I was told the same. My daughter complaint that the food is cold and tasteless. :o The worst part is before the recess time ended, there will be a teacher came to the canteen to give times up warning. I am thinking to let my daughter to buy her own food after next month :o