Wednesday, 28 September 2011

2011 Holiday Intensive Swimming Program!


November Intensive School Holiday Swimming Program 2011

Venue: Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex
Day: Every Mon,Wed,Fri
Date: 21/11/2011 - 12/12/2011
Time: 10am
Early Bird: $130 for 10 lessons + Free Swim Cap worth $10.90
Normal Price: $150 for 10 lessons

Venue: Seng Kang Swimming Complex
Day: Every Tues, Thurs, Sat
Date: 22/11/2011 - 13/12/2011
Time: 10am for Tues & Thurs
Sat will be at 12noon
Early Bird: $130 for 10 lessons + Free Swim Cap worth $10.90
Normal Price: $150 for 10 lessons

Early Bird Special ends on 8/10/2011

Call/ SMS/ Whatsapp: +65 91001855
BBM: 23439FEF
Email: Jerrycoaching@yahoo.com

Monday, 26 September 2011

Something touching to share ...


Something very touching to share with you.
Yes, I cried while reading this.

http://www.dayswithmyfather.com/

Take you time, have a good read.

Regards,
Teacher Summer

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Departures

Recently,

1 of my students came to me and said.

"Teacher Jerry. I am stopping swimming because my school got swimming. So, my dad ask me to stop swimming."

Honestly speaking, I felt abit emo when I heard that. Well, perhaps it's been really a long time since my last student who left me said that.

After all my efforts to teach/coach/help him all the best in swimming, the only gift he gave me in return was just a word of "I'm stopping"?

Well, perhaps he likes the other coach more
Perhaps, the other coach teaches him better
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps..

Thanks to him, I got to some self reflection and have emerged as an even better Teacher. It's ok that he or the parents don't appreciate me. I know there are still alot of students and parents who appreciates me (looking at the long queue on our current waiting list).

As a teacher, I've never ask anything for return. Just being able to see the kiddos swim whole heartily and achieving their Personal Best is more than enough for me.

So, when majority of Singaporeans are at the F1 track or watching F1 on the TV, Teacher Jerry is out there at the pool helping the kiddos break their personal best timing.

I know I'm not alone. I've your support. Well, nevertheless, I still want to dedicate the following songs to those who do not appreciate me.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Giving birth in Singapore

Usually, during my free time, it's either I go for a run or watch the forever will make you cry Taiwanese drama.

But today. Somehow I was surfing on Mount Alvernia Hospital website & looking through their Maternity Packages.

Aei no. My wife is not pregnant yet (** Although I hope 1 day she will tell me "U are going to be a Papa!" **)  =)

Well, I always like to save for the future and knows how much I can afford to give to her and our children.

As most of you all should have known by now, our savings are now literally drained up after paying for the banquet.

So it makes me even more prudent to the dollars and cents. Some people might say, go to KK Hospital lar... Hmmm, Well, from what I heard, KK Hospital rates aren't exactly as cheap and with the long queues and wait? Nah, I won't want Xiaoxin to go through all the hassles..

Futuremore, she has make requests to go either Mount Alvernia or Mount Elizabeth. As a future husband and a future Papa (hopefully in the dragon year!), I will do my best to accommodate her. It's not easy being pregnant.

There are so many different types of delivery? Normal Delivery, Normal Delivery with Epidural, Assisted Delivery, Assisted Delivery with Epidural, Caesarean Section with GA,Caesarean Section with Epidural. 1 word: Chim... I heard of normal delivery and Caesarean and that's basically all about it. Not easy being parents aei....

So, if we take the Normal Delivery with Family Suite. It will cost us $2,830 excluding the doctor professional fees? Any experience parents here can share with me what's the expected cost of giving birth in Singapore?

Time to work hard and save hard!!!! =)

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Do you know ...

Penguins can drink salt water because their supraorbital gland filters excess salt from the blood stream. The salt is excreted in a concentrated fluid from the nasal passages.

Good to know! :)
Regards,
Ms. Toh
Tel: 9796 4130
Web: www.mstoh.com
Every child is a bundle of promises and potential.
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I Love My Teacher


My wife got nominated by her students for a contest held by South East CDC titled "I love my teacher". However, the student submitted the forms past the deadline and the forms was returned to her.

Never mind the awards.
Never mind the submission.
What's most important is that her efforts in teaching got recognized by her students. Honestly, that's all that matters.

Here's what the student wrote.

In my school, there are many teachers who teach different subjects. Although all of them are fairly good, there is only 1 teacher whom I admire the most. Her name is Ms Toh!!! She is an ideal teacher but my idol! She has all the perfect qualities that an good teacher is expected to have.


Ms Toh is a science teacher. She loves the subject that she teaches and has an in-depth knowledge of it too! Her way of teaching is perfect! As though it was her past time, even sometimes we forget that she is teaching from the textbooks.


Science comes alive in Ms Toh's class. She has the ability to attract attention to the subject and sustain it. She conducts various experiments in the lab and demonstrates them thus making it easier for us to understand. She forms a picture of what she means in our brains! She encourages us a lot so that healthy discussions generates new ideas and increases our curiosity of the subject. If any students tries to play a fool, she will never allow that to happen.


She is a great combination of kindness and strictness. I have never seen her frown or lose her temper. She makes me love going to school. I always look forward to my science period. I like her the MOST and hope to be like her one day!

**In case you are thinking "Aiyah, ask the student to write one lah...."
No, she did not ask the student to write. =)

Monday, 19 September 2011

Overcoming the phobia

This is the story of Matthew.
If I remembered correctly, he has been learning swimming for the past 2 years from his previous coach. After 2 years, he still had phobia putting his head into the water.

But all these were being overcame after just 3 lessons with Teacher Jerry. Hmmm... No, I should say, Matthew was literally swimming breaststroke on his 3rd lesson! Hee... =)

Yeah!! We have helped to overcome 1 more child who had water phobia in the past and now enjoying to swim like never before! =)
Matthew really enjoying himself underwater! =)

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Working Hard!


Term 4 Week 1 and everyone is working hard! Let's work hard together for PSLE and SA2

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Mid Autumn Festival

There is no such thing known as Lantern festival.

It's called Mid Autumn Festival. Mid Autumn Festival is called 中秋节 while Lantern Festival is called 灯笼节

Happy Mid Autumn Festival.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

1 nice article

This is really one nice article worth sharing...

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/06/living/teachers-want-to-tell-parents/index.html

I like the part when Ron mention

"This one may be hard to accept, but you shouldn't assume that because your child makes straight A's that he/she is getting a good education. The truth is, a lot of times it's the bad teachers who give the easiest grades, because they know by giving good grades everyone will leave them alone. Parents will say, "My child has a great teacher! He made all A's this year!"


Wow. Come on now. In all honesty, it's usually the best teachers who are giving the lowest grades, because they are raising expectations. Yet, when your children receive low scores you want to complain and head to the principal's office.


Please, take a step back and get a good look at the landscape. Before you challenge those low grades you feel the teacher has "given" your child, you might need to realize your child "earned" those grades and that the teacher you are complaining about is actually the one that is providing the best education."

For that, we, the teachers at TWFEC thank you! =)

Swiss Miss!

New addition to our TWFEC pantry!! =)
Regards,
Head Swim Coach
Teacher Jerry
9100 1855 / www.twfec.org
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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Teachers Day 2011

Thank you boys & girls for all the lovely presents and cards you gave to us for this year Teachers Day!

The best gift a student can give to a teacher is to achieve good results
 - Teacher Jerry









And yes, our fridge @ home is now 80% filled with all the goodies!

Thank you all students & parents for the support! Exams are near the corner, so let's work hard together to achieve good results!

More photos of our Teachers Day 2011 can be found here. 

Friday, 2 September 2011

Answers!

1. rehearsals
2. were
3. disguised
4. their
Regards,
Ms. Toh
Tel: 9796 4130
Web: www.mstoh.com
Every child is a bundle of promises and potential.
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