Permits & Passes
Monday with the Editor: Thank You, Teacher!
You, Teacher is the name of a four-part series
currently aired on television by Channel U and
Channel I. The series pays tribute to our
teachers, and acknowledges the important roles
they play in moulding the lives and future of our
stories, crafted to reflect the many roles that
teachers play in our lives, unveil the ways in
which teachers shape and influence the lives and
future of students under their charge.
those who have long ago graduated out of school,
this series is perhaps one of the ways to get a
glimpse into present-day school life. Another way
will be to watch the I Not Stupid series
currently aired on television on Channel 8.
in mind today a third way to get some hint of life
at school - through the eyes of a teacher and
since we in Singapore are celebrating Teachers'
Day on Friday 30 Aug 2002, what better way to get
a better perspective of school life than through
the eyes of a secondary school teacher.
day starts at 7.20am. It is the morning assembly
and some students are fidgeting while the flag
raising ceremony is being observed. The
vice-principal has noticed this and makes a point
to speak on this after the ceremony. A routine
hair-and-attire check is carried out before the
students can sit on the parade square for the
morning reading session.
students start to talk among themselves and the
teacher makes them stand up and keep standing.
Some others forget to bring their reading material
or are lost in their thoughts. The teacher attends
7.50am, the teacher follows the class to the
classroom where the morning greetings are
exchanged and the students settle into their
chairs. The first lesson of the day starts. It's
Monday today - a lucky day for teachers because
the students are too tired from a weekend of play
to fool around. They need some hours to wake out
of their lethargy. By mid-morning the teacher's
luck will wear off as the students resume their
normal self. Some students are lost in dreamland
but as long they they do not disturb the peace in
the class, the teacher keeps mum.
only the first period and the students are already
taking turns to go to the toilet. They like to go
in groups but are restricted to only two students
at any one time. The teacher passes to each of
them an EXCUSE card which they clip to their shirt
A new Web site which will translate into Chinese the names of
Singapore attractions, like the Padang and Night Safari, as well
as computer terms, like gigabyte. It has been set up with a
S$50,000 grant from the Singapore Press Holding's Chinese Language
Journalism Fund. Maintained by zaobao.com, the online edition of
Zuji, meaning footprint in Chinese, is the name of a
new online travel portal that has opened in Asia Pacific - in
Singapore and Australia.
Click New Websites for the rest of the
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