Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Yo ppl! The past few days has been pretty busy for me. I'm not working though... Just that i have to build my 1/2A Combat Plane, playing badminton, flying e flight simulator and going to Seletar Airport. Heh!
Anyway, this is juz a short post about something that really surprised me. Its from Raymond Liew's blog about the SASS O level report for the 2008 cohort from Belinda Charles:
Report from Mrs. Belinda Charles,Principal of St Andrew's Secondary School
Our students in the express stream have done well and have given the best performance yet for the last seven years. While in previous years, we hovered near 3 for our mean subject grade, this year we have managed to break the barrier and obtained 2.93. (3 is the value of a B3, in school it would mean between 65-69 marks, 2 is the value of an A2, in school it would mean between 70-74 marks) While we are still waiting for the official analysis and breakdown from MOE, we estimate that this could place us possibly 2 bands higher in the school ranking list.
As a result, three quarters of our express stream students qualify for junior college and almost all qualify for a polytechnic course. The number of students obtaining five distinctions rose to an unprecedented 30% and 31 of our 170 students had 10 points and below for 6 subjects (the aggregate used for JC entry). With another 50 students obtaining 11 to 15 points, we hope that many more of the Saints can get into SAJC than previously.
We are proud to announce the following top students
Ronald Liong, from SAJS with a PSLE aggregate above 250, scored 8 distinctions, 6 of them A1s
John Sng Chong Yi, from Henry Park with a PSLE aggregate in the 230s, scored 8 distinctions, 6 of them A1s
Benjamin Toh Kun Hao, from SAJS with a PSLE aggregate above 250, scored 7 distinctions, 6 of them A1s
Nigel Wong Wen Yu, from SAJS with a PSLE aggregate in the 230s, scored 7 distinctions, 6 of them A1s
Tan Jian’En, from SAJS with a PSLE aggregate in the 230s, scored 7 distinctions, 5 of them A1s
Jonathan Phang Tze Hian, a returning Singaporean, scored 6 distinctions, 5 of them A1s
Clement Lim Wei Jie, from SAJS with a PSLE aggregate in the 220s, scored 8 distinctions, 4 of them A1s
Arvindh Rai, school vice captain and from SAJS with a PSLE aggregate just below 240, scored 8 distinctions, 4 of them A1s
Melvin Lim Zhi Xiang, from SAJS with a PSLE aggregate in the 240s, scored 7 distinctions, 4 of them A1s
Ian Ng De Rong, school captain and from SAJS with a PSLE aggregate above 250, scored 7 distinctions, 4 of them A1s
We are as proud of our boys who did not score as well in PSLE, but whom we gave a chance to study in the express stream. The following boys all had PSLE scores that were Express/Normal and yet obtained O level scores that qualify them for junior college. This speaks a lot for their grit and determination, and we want to congratulate
Joshua Cheng Yong Jin with 6 distinctions
Mathew Gunawan Sia with 6 distinctions
Kevin Koh Shao Jie, band member, with 3 distinctionsBenjamin Lan Junming with 3 distinctions
Tee Liang Feng, band member, with 3 distinctions
Brendan Koh Jian Wei with 2 distinctions
Ho Kai Chieh with 2 distinctions
Isaac Ho Safii, tennis player, with 2 distinctions
Joshua Ong Yong Ming with 2 distinctions
Seran Yeo Choon Meng, our top sprinter, with 2 distinctions
Arvind Jeyabalen with 1 distinction
Cleon Ang Chii Tswen with 1 distinction
Nickhalas Nivaenthiran with 1 distinction
We thank God indeed for His grace and for giving us such dedicated staff who were willing to put in extra hours and extra days to work with our students. We thank God too for humble and cooperative students who were willing to work with their teachers.
Sadly, our students in Secondary Five did not do so well. After the very good showing in 2005 and 2006, it appears that the present batches of students need a lot more guidance and scheduling to gain the discipline needed to do justice to their own abilities. But God is faithful and boys who were willing to put in their effort were duly rewarded. Among them we want to congratulate
Shaun Lai Wei Teck who scored 5 distinctions and was given direct admission to Ngee Ann Polytechnic even before his O level results were known
Karl Nicholas Tan who scored 2 distinctions
Leon Ho Weiren who scored 2 distinctions
Ok, joke for this post about how chinese do their business in China:
A man went on a business trip to China and wanted to buy some gifts for his kids.
He went to a shop and found a nice looking CD player.
Wary of buying inferior goods, he asked the shopkeeper, 'What would happened if this does not work?'
The shopkeeper quietly points to the only sign in English that reads, 'GUARANTEE NO SPOILT'.
Feeling assured, he paid for the CD player and returns to his hotel.
He tried to use the CD player after returning to the hotel but it would not even switch on.
He quickly return to the shop and asked for a refund or an exchange for another unit.
When the shopkeeper refused to give either, the man points to the sign assuring him of a guarantee.
The shopkeeper then said, 'Brother, you are in China. We read from the right to the left.'
2/24/2009 12:23:00 AM