Archive for: School/College

The problems with boarding schools

Some people believe that the biggest problem with boarding schools is that students are typically spoon-fed with the materials they need for acing exams. In doing so, they lose the chance to develop the capacity for self-education and never fully learn how to learn — perhaps the most critical skills of all. Throughout my formal […]

“But I don’t know any Chinese”

A few days ago I went to visit my former teachers in Sri KDU, and had a good chat with Mr Masukor. At one point in the middle of an interesting talk regarding boarding school, he told me that one of his student told him that she has never known any Chinese friends before. Then […]

We can debate better

During secondary school, debate competitions were not really my favourite. Even though I did join quite a number of them including representing my school once, I never really liked them. Yes, they’re mostly entertaining especially to the audience as we get to watch lots of verbal attacks and counter-attacks between any two debating teams. Some […]

Giving a gift of education

Many people do a little good and make a big fuss about it. Many people talk and preach to other people to do good, but he himself never does anything beneficial or contribute to the society. But there are some people who do a lot of good and bring a lot of benefits to the […]

IB results and all that matters

Darn, I wish I could’ve posted this earlier. That server disruption is really a bummer. I would spare you all the drama and suspense of the night when the IB results for the November 2008 session are made available (go to Jon Mah’s for that). Instead, I would just go in straight away. I got […]

Sri KDU in Pictures

I have compiled whatever pictures I have from my 2 years of IB programme in Sri KDU and selected quite a number of them to make up this gallery, in which I hope to capture some of our experiences and memories from those 2 years. I say some because there are still a lot of […]

From English A1 to Malay A1

Everybody has been talking about the decision the June 07 batch took in changing subject from English A1 to Malay A1, but so far there’s only one post written about it, by Anis Azmani. Any exchange of opinion between the two batches is therefore rather limited, and I think this should not be the case. […]

IB Business & Management (SL) Notes

I compiled these notes on the Business & Management (Standard Level) subject for the International Baccalaureate diploma programme for easy revision. The content of these notes are retrieved from Wikirevise (see note at the end of this article). I made it into a PDF file so that you can print it out (preferably into booklet […]

Particle Physics summarised chart

Mr Masukor gave me this nicely done summarised chart of the Standard Model of Fundamental Particles and Interactions that is useful for revising the Particle Physics chapter. I would happily upload the full-size JPEG chart here and allow you to download it straight away, but due to copyright issues, please go to the CPEP website […]

IB Valedictorian

valedictorian n valedictorian [ËŒvalÉ™dikˈtoːriÉ™n] (American) the student with the highest grades in a graduating class who gives a speech at the graduation ceremony The IB Centre of Sri KDU certainly does not use that definition to choose it’s valedictorian. The IB Valedictorian is chosen by a panel of teachers based on an interview and the […]

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