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Thursday, October 06, 2005

IF

IF

If you dream- and not make your dreams your master;
if you can think- and not make your thoughts your aim;
if you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to be broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;
The above is the second stanza from Rudyard Kipling's poem 'IF'. Dedicated to all our graduating students.


Exam Fever Setting. The finishing line is not too far. The sweet taste of victory is not too far. Run the last race with all the vigour you ever had. Do not be dejected. Do not give up. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 02, 2005

My DEAREST 4NAs.....

All the best for your EL paper tomorrow. Remember your HDBMLT rules!!! Be confident. You will reap what you sow!!

Miss J

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Exam tip 1: Comprehension (O level)

Most GCE O level passages will follow a COMMON pattern.

Narratives _- usually describe a JOURNEY and the PROBLEMS encountered

Factual - usually GOEGRAPHICAL or HISTORICAL, sometimes about ANIMALS

Take a look at all the practise papers that you have been given and note this pattern. You will become more familiar with such passages. Thus you will not be in for a shock when a similar passage appears in your exam.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


My question is: Students sitting for major exams should spend more time on revising then participating in jamming or concerts. Do you agree? Posted by Picasa


Able to recognise who this is?  Posted by Picasa


Last Saturday we witnessed our school's very own Battle of the Band. This was Mdm Hasnah's brainchild.Any 'rocking' adjectives to describe this event? Those of you who attended this mind-blowing concert, any comments on it// Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Exam Fever!!!

Dear all....

Sigh...it's not that I have been lazy. I have been engulfed by the exam 'tsunami'. Like how some of you have been facing exams one after another ( graduating classes), teachers too, have been sucked into the exam 'whirlpool'.

If being a student is difficult, then just try imagining being a teacher. Its even more stressful. Probably you'd only face a maximum of eight teachers. We, as teachers, face up to at least 100 students a day!!! Not forgetting the piles of exam papers and test papers we have to mark.

The exam fever is on now. For those who are going to sit for the 'N' levels and 'O' levels, fret not. Just hang in there and give your best shot.

Below are some reminders for students taking EL paper ('O' and 'N' level):

Paper 1 Part 1:

Today NA students recieved your Paper 1 prelim results. Some common mistakes made by students:

1. Please refrain from using slang words like 'stuff', 'kids', 'mom', 'dad'

2. Please refrain from using short forms (use proper English language, not sms language)
At times I see words like 'etc' and 'ok'

3. For narratives (stories), stick to PAST TENSE.

More tips later. ( Model essays coming up)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

I do beg the pardon of those of you who have been faithfully visiting the English Blog to see if there has been any updates. I am extremely sorry. Indeed it is true that sometimes we get sucked into our busy work schedules and struggle with the problem of time management.
Time is so transient and fleeting....sometimes it just slips past our hands and all we can do is just mope about how we have wasted precious time. Sigh. Nevertheless, end of term had been quite a busy one occupied with preparations of progress reports. Therefore I have managed to find time now to update the blog.
Our graduating classes have been engulfed with bouts of mock exams and I wish them all the best. Do not fret that your holidays are almost non-existant. For all the effort that you put now, you will definitely reap the handsome rewards when you recieve your results later. However, that does not mean you do not take a much deserved break. Eventhough you cannot afford long holidays, at least take a bit of time to let down your hair and relax with your friends. All work and no play makes one a dull person.
Ok let me get to the point. I sincerely wish we can make this blog useful for all of us SO I really wish that you will provide me with your wisest suggestions on how we can improve this blog and make it much more useful to all of us. You can tell us what can kind of info you look forward to in this blog...any changes that you would like to see....and much more...Perhaps from there we can improve this blog to be a better learning tool for us.
Thankyou
MissJ

Tuesday, May 17, 2005


A picture of the world renowned author - Dan Brown Posted by Hello


The current bestseller and a book filled with controversy but believe me...its such an enthralling book that once you pick it up you would not want to put it down until you finish it.  Posted by Hello

Dan Brown

Dan Brown is a renowned author who is well known for writing suspense filled stories. Check out our Students's Work to read a book review on Dan Brown's earlier book about an equally suspense filled story.