This evening, I went to fetch Mahsuri from school. Teacher Dorothy mentioned that from tomorrow onwards, she and Huang Lao Shi will be teaching the K2s. And Teacher Nana and Sun Lao Shi will be taking over N2 (also Mahsuri’s class). Just when I was puzzled with the sudden change, Dorothy revealed the reason: Teacher Vivian has left! What a shocking news to me! But why?..I wanted to ask Dorothy but seeing a few other parents came, I decided not to hold her.
These few weeks, I didn’t get to see much of Vivian as I am currently suffering from a bout of morning sickness from my pregnancy. As it’s the initial stage, I am getting much of it nowadays. Thus, Kamal sends and fetch Mahsuri to and from school most of the time.
Teacher Vivian was one of the first few teachers who follow Mahsuri when he started N1 last year. She had witnessed his growth and improvements for the past one year. Vivian is a very patient and understanding teacher. Unlike other kids, my boy needs more time to “warm up”. He is a bit eccentric and always do things in the opposite way. I too can some times lose patience with him. However, teacher Vivian seems to have a way with him. She spends lotsa effort trying to understand his character. She often reflect her observations of him to me. She make me understand that my son is a selective-hearing learner and not what some people suspect — Autism.
Now that she has left, I feel sad that my son can’t continue to be nurtured under her but I do wish her all the best in her future endeavours.
I didn’t even have her contact no. I hope I could get it from other teachers so that I could call her personally and thank her for being such a good teacher to my boy, Mahsuri.
(from left to right) Sun Lao Shi, Mahsuri and Teacher Vivian
Kids are lucky nowadays…After their ‘O’ level exams, some schools will organise prom nights for their students. I remember during my time in the late 80s, we do not have such a privilege. Here are two photos of my works in the prom night pre-dinner event for Ang Mo Kio Secondary School at Conrad Centennial hotel.
I went to Zhonghua Primary School to teach Cartoon Drawing for 5 weeks. The children generally enjoy the lessons and the school has plans to have some more classes next year.
Young artist serious at work.
Reference for the pupils.
Hi there! All smiles to whip up a good art piece?
I studied at Manjusri Secondary School once, so when I was asked to teach the students caricature drawing, I am very happy. How lucky kids are today, I had to learn caricaturing the hard way – by myself.
Just wrapped up a 10-week course at Fairfield Methodist Secondary School. The students are rather fun to teach though as usual with many other schools, you will bound to come across some really naughty ones. However, towards the later part of the course, everybody enjoyed drawing funny faces of their friends and loved ones. Some of them also discovered their talent in drawings among many other talents. They get to experiment with different mediums like pencils, markers and colour pencils. Here are some photos taken by one of the students:
Hwa Chong Junior College was one of the schools I taught art enrichment programme courses endorsed by National Arts Council. These assignments are good opportunity for me to interact with students and share my art with them.
I have taught at Bukit Panjang Pri, ITE Simei, Unity Secondary, Anderson Junior College and many others. Managed by BobAssociates, this is one department handled solely by Kamal, my husband. He is our chief trainer, developing the curriculum and instructor trainings. I am one of their trained instructor with specialised skills for teaching the Batik painting course and Caricature drawing course. They also conducts Graffiti course which so far I am not involve in. However, who knows, I might take up some training and become a Graffiti instructor someday? 🙂
Demonstrating the use of tjanting (a tool use with wax for drawing on cloth).
Showing samples of different colour schemes and colouring techniques.
Take a snapshot with one of my best students.
“Campus Superstar” Huang Zhi Yang is also my student leh… 🙂
Hey, let’s take a snapshot together!
Batik class photo 2006!
Trying out on Graffiti for fun.