Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My opinions for Project Cush .

Project Crush is a very educational lesson which teachs us of the risk and dangers of Online risks and also about the Online scams , Pornography , Scams , spam mails , hoaxes , viruses . I have learned that Porn is bad for your mind it will corrupt and your dirty your mind pictures and videos . And about the online risks about chainmails which sometime can lead to scams . There are also impersonators who scams the money of many , they usually asks for cash to be transfered into their account . And those chainmails , they used it to forward to people so that those who forwarded it , will be spamed , spamed , spamed or even send viruses to us . So we better be careful of this threats . There are also fake sites (e.g Hate sites , fake sites. )
When people give fake infomation about people or things. People who see and believes it will give FURTHER FAKE infomation to other people and soon there will be rumours and news about it . I enjoyed project crush as it is a fun lesson and i learned about interesting things like scammers etc . They teached us how to surf the internet SAFELY and efficiently .

Friday, January 11, 2008

My Personal Opinions about TKSS values and Teachers

There are alots of values in TKSS Ability To Succeed , Ingenuity , Integrity , Loyalty , Charity . Lets talk about Ability to Succeed first , ability to succeed is to have perserverance in whatever u do and strife on the particular term. Ingenuity , is about being Ingenious . Integrity is about the quality of being honest and being morally upright . Loyalty is to support Tanjong Katong to the fullest to the end regardless of high and lows . Charity, is about helping those in need and to give and share . Overall i feel that the teachers in TK have good values and have a caring heart for every student in TK . I have never regretted studying in TKSS since its the best choice I have made in my life . Thank You Tanjong Katong Secondary School .

TK Learning Enviroment

Today, TK continues to provide its students with an academic curriculum that is rigorous and CCA programmes that unleash the potential within the students. The school believes in honing the skills in student leadership and reaching out to the community.In addition what makes TK unique is the spirit of excellence that exists especially in the CCAs. The spirit of camaraderie within each CCA, the competition between CCAs and the desire that they always want to be the best are very strong. This is what makes the school an extremely vibrant place. There are a lot of other events and programmes that are taking place that add to its vibrancy. This vibrant learning environment has contributed to the development of students' potential and helped them soar to greater heights. Another key element that accounts for the success of TK is close partnership with its stakeholders. TK works closely with former TK students, parents and the community partners. Together with TK, these stakeholders often value-add and contribute to the programmes of TK.
School Excellence Model
As TK steps into the 21st Century, the school is also aware of the challenges and changing needs of a rapidly changing world. TK has used the SEM framework, introduced by the Ministry of Education, to improve on her holistic approach to education and to help equip the students for the challenges of the new century. The SEM is used to help TK sustain a vibrant learning environment that will help both staff and students to be creative, innovative and resourceful.
Over the next five years the school will work towards achieving 6 strategic thrusts.
TK's 6 Strategic Thrusts1. Academic Innovation & Excellence2. CCA & Holistic Health 3. Character and Student Leadership Development 4. Staff Resource Management and Development 5. Stakeholders as Strategic Partners 6. Administrative and Operational Management Excellence

School Rules

Classrooms must be kept clean at all times. Students on duty are to ensure that the classrooms are cleaned before school starts and before the last period of the day in the classroom.
All chairs are to be placed on top of the desks at the end of the last period of the day in the classroom. All windows must be closed.
Prevention of vandalism of chairs and desks is the responsibility of the class committee.
Lights and fans should be switched off when they are not in use.
Class notice boards have to be neatly maintained. Only articles with academic value can be displayed. A section of the notice board is to be devoted to National Education.
No textbooks, etc. are to be left in the classrooms overnight.
No students should remain in the classroom during recess.
No food or drink, except plain water is to be consumed outside the canteen.
Permission must be obtained from the teacher before students can leave the classroom. During changeover of periods, students must obtain the permission of the teacher conducting the next lesson.
Movement from and to the classroom should be brisk and orderly. Students should also move quietly so as not to distract other students having their lessons.
Students are not allowed to enter other classrooms without teachers’ permission, especially when no one else is in the classroom.
The canteen is out of bounds, except during recess and PE lessons when the PE teachers have given permission.
Students are to queue up to purchase food. Food and drinks are to be consumed in the canteen only.
Used crockery and cutlery are to be returned to the respective stalls/ receptacles provided in the canteen. Students are to ensure that leftovers/ empty cans and cups are thrown into the bins provided and not left on the tables.
Students are to get ready for lessons with relevant textbooks, notes, etc. on their desks. There should be no sharing of learning materials.
Bags should not be placed on tables.
Students must sit up straight and be attentive to the teacher during lessons.
All work given must be completed on time by the students themselves. Late work will not be accepted. Copying of work is considered as cheating.
The following are considered very serious offences and may lead to a student being severely punished. Punishment could be in the form of caning, suspension and even expulsion from the school.
Computer-related offences
Visits to cyber cafes, LAN shops and pool/billiards rooms
Smoking – in and out of school
Stealing – including the taking of other students’ books etc. without permission
Fighting – in and out of school
Open-defiance – including defying orders of those in authority, e.g. teachers, student councillors. It includes shouting, use of foul language and offensive body language.
Cheating during tests and examinations ( all students involved will be given a zero)
Hooliganism – in and out of school
Possession of pornographic material
Gambling/ betting
Students are not allowed to use the following items during curriculum time:
Discman / Mp3 Player
Mobile phone
2. All kinds of playing cards are not allowed in school.
3. There should be silence during morning assembly and assembly in the hall.
4. All students are expected to be well-behaved, polite and courteous at all times.
5. Students must treat school property with care. Vandalism is a serious offence. Students should practise proper toilet habits, such as flushing the toilets after use.
6. Students should not litter in any part of the school premises at all times. Littering in public is punishable by law.Examination Rules and Procedures
Students must report to school on time.
Students must be attired properly in full school uniform.
Students who are absent for any examination paper must produce a medical certificate (MC), or they will not receive any marks for the examination.
Students are to keep the examination venue litter-free.
Students must familiarise themselves with the classroom/hall seating plan.
All bags/books are to be left outside the classroom (or at the sides/back of the hall). Only permitted writing material and mathematical instruments can be taken into the examination room.
Students must be seated in the classroom/hall 10 minutes before the commencement of each paper.
Students should follow invigilators’ instructions to ensure that:
they have received the correct question paper;
the paper contains the stated number of pages or questions;
additional materials required (e.g. writing paper, graph paper, maps) are given.
5. Students must write his/her name, register number and class clearly on every answer sheet.
6. Students should read the instructions for each paper carefully.
7. Students are to number the questions correctly and according to the question paper.
8. No correction fluid is to be used in the examination.
9. No student is allowed to leave the examination venue unless permission is given by the invigilator.
10. It is desirable that answers are written neatly and clearly.
11. 2B pencils should be used to shade the correct answers on the OMR forms for MCQ questions.
12. Students must not remove any used or unused writing paper from the examination venue.
13. Only silent, battery-operated and non-programmable calculators are allowed to be used for papers where the use of a calculator is permitted.
14. Students are not allowed to borrow any stationery from other students during the examination.
A student who attempts to obtain unfair assistance or is caught cheating will be severely dealt with by the school. He/she will receive a zero mark for that paper.
A student who allows his/her answers to be copied by another student will also be severely dealt with by the school. He/she will also receive a zero mark for that paper.

School Song

The school song speaks on the themes of a balanced education, hard work in both work and play and of teamwork. The names that the song invokes represent those who dared to dream the impossible and achieve realities which could have been mere figments of imagination in their time.
Tanjong Katong Secondary School Song:
On the sea-shore of endless worlds,With the mind and with the body,We'll work together and we'll play,It's one for all and all for one. Chorus:We'll seek and find,We'll make and mind,However hard, we'll strive to reach the goal. O Rutherford, Da Vinci, Tagore and Albert Einstein,We hope we have rightly invokedYour inspirations and your fame.

School Crest

On the school badge is a picture of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most versatile geniuses of modern times. He was both a scientist and an artist. Leonardo represents a man with an 'all-round' education. The symbolism of "flight" in the school's emblem, seen in the bird and the flying machine, instills in the students the desire to go beyond the realms of ordinary imagination and to achieve goals, which no one has dared to dream before.The school motto in Latin: Diligentia, Ingenium and Dexteritas.It highlights the importance of the meaning of these words: Diligence, Ingenuity and Dexterity.

School Values

We believe in our Ability to Succeed.
We embrace Ingenuity in the pursuit of creativity and innovation.
We value Integrity as it guides our every action.
We inculcate Loyalty to our school and nation.
We cherish Charity as it is a noble act to serve the community.

School Vision

Excellence Abounds, Aspirations Nurtured - To be a leader in providing value-adding, all-round and global-oriented education.

School Mission

To nurture our students to their fullest potential, developing in them sound values and leadership skills, in an environment that encourages creativity and dynamism.

Tkss History and Values

Tanjong Katong Secondary School (TK) was established as a pioneer Technical School in 1956. Many people then regarded it as a Trade School for boys who were considered less academically inclined for a proper secondary education. Intensive campaigning had to be carried out to convince the public that the school could offer educational standards equal to other secondary schools in Singapore. Several major historical events subsequently took place.

The school became co-educational, the new extensions were completed and Technical Pre-University classes were introduced.

TK conducted classes from Technical Three to Pre-University Two.
The Centralized Workshops, catering for Lower Secondary pupils and Basic Four pupils came under the main school administration. The teaching staff increased to 130 and the student population rose to almost 5000 of which 3000 were visiting students. The first batch of the 3-Year Pre-University Course pupils sat for the 'A' Level examination in 1981.

The word "Technical" was deleted from the school's name following a change in education policy.
The school started to function as a single session school. TKGS moved to their new building and TK took over their old site enabling the school to have enough classrooms to go single session.

GCE '0" level results were the best in eight years. TK's mean subject grade per student improved to 2.82. The achievement served as a benchmark for the whole school community.

TK moved to its new building at 130 Haig Road.

Mayor Eugene Yap officially opened the new school building on April 22. The theme of the official opening was “I Believe I Can Fly”.The school began to offer Higher Malay and Higher Chinese in its main curriculum to its Secondary One Students.

The school made a leap when it became one of the top 20 schools for value-addedness for the GCE 'O' level Examination 2000.

The school maintained its position as top 20 schools for value-addedness for GCE 'O' level examination 2001. Inauguration of TK Parent Support Group. First Chairman: Mr Teh Thien Yew.

Setting TK's direction's for the future - revised mission, vision and set values. TK scores triple success. 5th year running - won Sustained Achievement Award for Uniformed Groups. Once again won "Top 20 Valued-Added Status". First time won Sustained Achievement Award for Academic Value-Added - an award given to a school which attains value-addedness over 3 consecutive years. Received CHERISH Award (Bronze) (1st time).

CHERISH Award (Bronze) (Apr)Sustained Achievement Awards for Uniformed Group (Sep)Sustained Achievement Awards for Physical Fitness (Sep)Singapore Quality Class (June)Autonomous Status (Jul) [2004-2007]School Distinction Award (Sep) [2005-2009]Best Practice Award (Teaching & Learning) (Sept) [2004– 2008]Outstanding Partners’ Award (Nov) [2004 – 2008]Green Audit Award-Palm Award

TK accorded Autonomous School status from January 2005 in recognition of its well-rounded programmes, consistent good achievements in academic and other results and strong parental support and public recognition. In August, TK was officially recognised as the Centre of Excellence for Design Education in the East Zone.
Other achievements:Academic Value Added Award – GoldSustained Achievement Awards for Uniformed Group (Sep)Sustained Achievement Awards for Physical Fitness (Sep)CHERISH Award (Silver) (Apr) Thinking Culture Award-Best School (Zonal)
TK celebrated its 50th Anniversary with the theme "Cherishing History, Redefining Excellence" on 2 December. The Guest of Honour was Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.
Other achievements:Sustained Achievement Award for AestheticsDevelopment Award for Character DevelopmentBest Practice Award for Student All-Round DevelopmentGreen Audit Award-Orchid Award
School Excellence Award (Oct) Re-certification of Singapore Quality Class (July)Academic Value Added Award Sustained Achievement Award for Aesthetics Sustained Achievement Award for Physical Fitness Sustained Achievement Award gor Uniformed GroupGreen Audit Award-Lotus Award