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  1. Booboon

    Happy Teachers Day

    For teachers out there, Happy Teachers Day!
  2. Lai Liao https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/teachers-schools-and-jcs-pay-parking-soon I wonder why the govt has to take away this privilege for their own staff. Schools are not public carparks where the general public can park.. like MOE HQ. Why charge then?
  3. respect the teachers.... this looks like Singapore: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=498888523559547
  4. About 30 students in an all-boys school were caught having upskirt photos and videos of six of their female teachers on their smartphones, this month. Their principal told The New Paper (TNP) on Friday (Oct 28) that the school administered public caning to seven students who had taken these images of their teachers. TNP was informed about the incident by a member of the public. We are not naming the school to protect the teachers involved. The school's principal said they first received information about the photos and videos on Oct 5. He said he launched an investigation that day to round up the culprits. Most of the 30 students were in Sec 2 and 3, and a handful in Sec 1. Said the principal: "It's not acceptable behaviour for young men. "As men, they are supposed to protect the ladies, not take advantage of them. To do something like this is so very wrong." Read the full report in The New Paper on Saturday (Oct 29). wah which school is this!
  5. Teachers may soon have to pay to park in schools. The Straits Times understands that the Ministry of Education (MOE) is looking into whether public schools should continue to not charge staff for parking space in school compounds. Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao had reported on Thursday that the ministry has been discussing the issue since the start of last year. Currently, all public service organisations, including the Education Ministry, charge parking fees at their offices. But parking remains free at the primary and secondary schools and the junior colleges. Only school staff are allowed to park in schools. Last year, the Auditor-General Office's (AGO) report highlighted how the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), the Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and the Temasek Polytechnic (TP) were not imposing parking charges, or charging below market rate, for the use of their car parks. The report said such practices "are tantamount to providing hidden subsidies for vehicle parking". The report pointed out that ITE did not charge users for its car park, and the estimated amount of parking fees forgone was $66,000 a month. According to the report, SP implemented paid parking only in May 2013, but parking continued to be free for motorcycles. Parking was also free for those who parked their vehicles at the staff apartment car park. Of those who were charged for parking, some users, such as the poly's staff, tenants, and contractors, paid below the market rate. At TP, which started charging for parking in June 2014, it capped its daily car park charges at $1.50 for staff, and $6.00 for other users, resulting in some users paying below market rate, the report went on. Both the polys and the ITE had to review their parking charges. http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...ok#xtor=CS1-10
  6. ho seh liao... http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/teachers-to-pay-for-parking-in-schools-from-august?xtor=CS3-17
  7. With reference to this thread http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2701259-road-rage-unequal-treatment/page-5 Where @Darryn and @Ingenius talked about the number of teachers f**king students. So here is the official figure reported in the news. Please note that he figure given is "sexual misconduct", not necessary f**k. And the figure maybe higher as some cases are not conclusive or unreported. http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/14-cases-educator-sexual-misconduct-prosecuted-2011 Now the question is, is this figure higher than the number of ang mo beating up anyone since 2011? Which is more common in your perception?
  8. What are the odds of encountering one or two oddball, batty teachers (even principals) during one's ten to sixteen years typically spent pursuing a formal education in Singapore schools? Well, obviously not so improbable. Read: the nasty, weird shit or advice spewing out of the mouths of some of these folks who were supposed to enlighten the eager bright young minds of tomorrow aka you the student. Oh yes, the horrors, the horrors indeed. More than a handful over at Reddit Singapore "affectionately" reminisced about the ridiculous (perhaps bordering on crazy), at times unintentionally entertaining and possibly thoughtless remarks their innocent(?) ears had to endure once upon a time in the classroom: By chongccino: "In secondary school, I got caught for folding back my skirt during an open house event. Normally I wouldn't do such a thing and I tried to explain that it was because the hook fell out. But the discipline mistress cut me off really rudely, told me I was setting a bad example for the juniors (another one who I never spoke to in my entire life was caught alongside me for folding her skirt) and exclaimed: “do you want the public to think our girls are cheap sluts?” Back then I was afraid of any further repercussions but in retrospect I should have complained and not let that slide because that was plain insulting and rude. What a bitch." By uniscent: "Last year one teacher in my school was helping out a group of girls with their geography project (during a camp) and requested they enter into a room to complete things; when the girls declined he laughed and said : “ Why are you so scared? It's not like I’m gonna rape all 3 of you at once.” "
  9. Rubberstamp

    Teachers are a bunch of show offs??

    I have quite a few friends and aquaintences who are teachers. And everytime we meet and chat, it is always about how busy they are, how early they go to work, how tough to handle parents/students, how much extra activities they must undertake...etc etc you met teachers who are like that? And they seem proud that they are doing what they do. No offence, but teachers aren't exactly a "up" occupation or profession
  10. I am not exactly a dinosaur in terms of age but it was normal to get canned or whacked by my kampong school teachers those days. Mind you I got my knuckles knocked by a steel rule till they bled by my form teacher together with other rowdy boys in the class and when I told my mum what happened later, all she said was "Orbi good!" So much so for being a loving mother [laugh] No parents I know raised an eyebrow when their kids got corporal punishment in my days and the common reaction back then was something like well-we-are-busy-earning-a-living-&-good-that-the-school-help-us-to-discipline-the-little-rascal type of response. Well having said that we are in the modern age so the school authorities have to be extremely careful and of course tactful when dealing with parents especially the loud ones. If not later bo tai bo chi kena police report During the latest meet the parents session, our P2 gal's assistant form teacher provided a "feedback" that our princess was very talkative and not paying attention during lesson time. My exact words to her was "We are sorry that she disrupted your lesson and please discipline her on our behalf if she does that again. We will appreciate that. Thank you" Well that's just us. From ST Forum: http://www.straitstimes.com/premium/forum-...achers-20120926 Principals shouldn't be afraid to support their teachers Published on Sep 26, 2012 IT IS heartening that the Education Minister has taken a strong public stand against parents who are excessively and unreasonably demanding, and who intercede on behalf of their children over trivial issues of disciplinary and related matters at school ("Standing firm against unreasonable demands"; Sept 13). School principals should follow suit and stand by their teachers when parents demand explanation or redress for disciplining their children. Principals are the mentors, advisers, confidantes and role models to their teaching staff. It is their responsibility to provide the sense of understanding and strong leadership on any issue of parental or societal complaint made against their teachers. During my 40 years in teaching, I have seen principals turning white at the sight of aggressive parents visiting them to complain about teacher misconduct. The standard procedure was to cave in to the complainants' demands for apology even if there were strong extenuating reasons for the teachers' action or inaction. In my view, parental interference was trending up when I retired in 2003. This is not to say there were no principals who stood up for their staff and mollified parents at the same time. One school head, upon receipt of a complaint against his staff for the corporal punishment of a schoolboy, visited the parents the same night, with his vice-principal and the offending teacher in tow. He apologised to the irate parents on the teacher's behalf, offered to pay for the medical fees and also assured them he would ensure there would be no more corporal punishment in the future. His quick and decisive actions, and his powerful plea on behalf of the teacher, convinced the parents to drop their intended court action against the teacher. There was also no hair pulling on the principal's part. He counselled the teacher in private and made a general advisory on the issue at the following teachers' contact time. School principals can do much in the concerted effort to raise teacher-parent cooperation and synergy by playing the role of a resourceful, impartial yet compassionate facilitator. Also, a thorough, objective and calm investigation into any allegations against a teacher would go a long way in empowering our nation builders to discharge their duties and responsibilities with confidence, passion and conviction. Ho Kong Loon
  11. I wonder how's the situation in Singapore. If new teachers are not bonded, I believe the attrition rate would be high as well. Singapore may not have monster parents, but we have complaining parents. Japan teachers quit in record numbers Many leaving because of 'monster parents' and stresses of the job By Julian Ryall The Straits Times www.straitstimes.com Published on Nov 12, 2011 TOKYO: The terrifying roar of 'monster parents', combined with Internet-capable students and the day-to-day pressures of the job, are forcing record numbers of Japanese teachers to give up their jobs out of concern for their health. A study by the Japanese Ministry of Education revealed that the number of first-year teachers quitting for such reasons has jumped twentyfold in the last decade. The report examined the well-being of 25,743 teachers at public schools across the country who began working last year. Of the number, 101 left the profession before the end of the academic year ending March 31, citing health reasons, compared with just five in 2000. 'We believe there are problems among many of our new teachers,' admitted Mr Yuki Nakamura, head of the Elementary and Secondary Education Planning Division at the ministry and one of the authors of the report. 'One problem is that young teachers lose their self-confidence soon after they start their first job,' he said. 'They have a very good image of the profession before they join, but soon after they start, they have to deal with many problems and they have many duties, so they lose the belief in themselves.' Another problem that faces teachers here afflicts almost everyone in Japan: long hours. The regular working day is eight hours, Mr Nakamura said, but teachers put in an average of 42 unpaid overtime hours every month, the survey showed. 'New teachers are required to take charge of after-school clubs, so they have to deal with parents, and we have found that to be a serious problem for many of them,' he said. 'It can be very stressful.' The issue of overly demanding mothers and fathers - dubbed 'monster parents' - has also risen in recent years. In January, a female teacher at a primary school sued the parents of one child for five million yen (S$83,300), claiming the situation with the parents was making it impossible for her to sleep, infringing upon her human rights, and seriously threatening her career. She filed suit after the mother protested to the teacher over an incident involving her daughter and another pupil. Apparently unsatisfied with the response, she wrote eight insulting messages in the parent-teacher liaison book, and submitted a letter to the school board that the suit claims defamed the teacher. The mother, who was required to appear in court to defend her actions, claimed she had done nothing wrong and was simply trying to prevent her daughter from being discriminated against. Indeed, the attitude of Japanese parents towards teachers has changed radically in recent years, based on anecdotal evidence. Students and parents alike once respected educators, but this has been replaced by a generation of parents who constantly complain, make unreasonable demands, and bully teachers into submission over the smallest issues. Some teachers have even been forced to resign after crossing groups of parents. Some parents have insisted that the results of sporting events be changed to make their own children's performances look better, while others have insisted that schools wash their children's gym kits and even clip their fingernails. One teacher was told to prepare a pupil's packed lunch; another had to chauffeur a student from her home every morning. One mother even berated a teacher, after her child threw a stone through a school window, for carelessly leaving the stone lying around. Elsewhere, teachers have even been asked to give families a wake-up call in the morning, while another parent demanded that the teacher let her son sleep in class because he had been busy. Teachers are also finding themselves left behind in Japan's rapidly high-tech society, where many children now have smartphones and communicate via e-mail. This has given rise to a surge in cases of online bullying that teachers are finding difficult to control. Educators are being trained to deal with these situations, but are reportedly finding it difficult to keep up with the advances in social networking. Ninety-one of the 101 teachers who resigned during their first year in 2010 said they were suffering emotional issues, including stress and depression, with teachers in Tokyo most at risk. The ministry's Mr Nakamura pointed out that stress is also affecting veteran teachers. According to another report, 8,627 teachers took leave of absence for health reasons in 2009, of which more than 63 per cent said they needed a break due to psychological problems. The ministry said it is coordinating with the local education authorities to provide support to new teachers, including additional training in how to cope with difficult situations, and the introduction of counselling facilities.
  12. Biglittlebean

    Any ex-teachers here?

    Seriously thinking of handing in my resignation letter to my school at the end of this year. Just wondering.. any ex-teachers here now working in the private sector? If yes, which industry are you working in now? Any difficulty in the transition? Did you take a pay cut when you resigned? Just wondering what are the options available.
  13. Isn't Syvlia Lim a Gov Servant and have been teaching in a Gov School for so many years?
  14. I am confused which one is the correct way to write a biography thanks!
  15. Whatever you tell us here will be mild compared with school kids today.... but please share it here My teacher friends told me her class boys asked her "Miss XX, what colour is your panties today?"....... if you were her, how do you re-act? If the question is "Sir, how many times you f'k last nite?" .... how to reply? Will you straight away kick the kid out from the window, or what? Dont play play with school kids nowadays.... some have knife in their school bag... teachers' life is hard For the first senario above, can she reply "i dont went today...." will this shut up the kids?
  16. Malaysian teachers and principals ought to be shot. I'm wondering whether they are allowed to gamble in casinos due to "you know what" http://sg.yfittopostblog.com/2011/02/01/m%...t-spore-casino/ The students were left in the hotel while some teachers and the principal tried their luck at the casino. (AFP Photo) It was supposed to be a graduation trip to Singapore for a group of Malaysian primary school students, but now, their teachers and principal are accused of abandoning them to visit the casino. According to a Kuala Lumpur-based newspaper report, a student
  17. Biglittlebean

    Are teachers and students overloaded?

    Are teachers and students overloaded? By Santokh Singh CONGRATULATIONS to all the schools listed in the Ministry of Education's annual roll of honour this year. They include those who made the rankings and banding list and those who won the numerous awards for best practices in the various categories. Others were recognised for holistic character development of their pupils and for outstanding national education programmes. While we celebrate these achievements, it may be timely to step back and look at how we achieved them. There is talk that some schools may have gone beyond basic educational principles to achieve these awards. There are some questions that schools should ask themselves. Did they overload their students with more work than necessary to make the list? Are their teachers and students subjected to more than one timetable in a day? After the official workday from 7.30am to about 1pm, some schools have two more unofficial ones for the afternoon and night. Yes, as The New Paper found out on our walkabouts, some schools have the graduating classes and their teachers stay in school from 7.30am to 9pm. Next, the schools have to ask themselves if they have over-tested their students to the point that they burn out and lose interest in their studies. Some schools have mock exams before the preliminary examinations, others have two prelims followed by more tests before the national examinations. For them, testing goes on year-round, almost on a weekly basis. The New Paper found out that some schools also conducted either mock examinations or preliminaries during the recent school term break. Some parents may be thankful to these schools for 'baby-sitting' their children while they are at work or enjoying an evening out. But let's not assume that all parents are happy to abdicate their roles as care-givers. Don't forget, too, that teachers, some of whom are parents themselves, have their own lives to lead. They spend hours on end preparing for lessons, setting class work, tests and examination papers and then marking these assignments to help their schools win these awards. They also supervise co-curricular activities and fill in forms for the School Excellence Models which are used as a basis for these awards. Let's hope that they, too, do not burn out in this pursuit of awards. This article was first published in The New Paper.
  18. Hi all Would like to seek recommendations for private music teachers, for piano and violin, for children between age 7 to 10. Piano and violin grades now around 5-6. One-on-one lessons. Specifically looking for one based in Sengkang, or if not then not too far off like Hougang area, Punggol, maybe even Pasir Ris.... If you have good experience using the services of such teachers, would much appreciate your help to post their contacts here. If not convenient, then just PM me. Thanks in advance!
  19. WHAT TEACHERS MAKE The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, 'What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?' He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: 'Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.' To stress his point he said to another guest; 'You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?' Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, 'You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, then began...) 'Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor. I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental. You want to know what I make?' (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table.) ''I make kids wonder. I make them question. I make them apologize and mean it. I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. I teach them to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't everything. I make them read, read, read. I make them show all their work in math. They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator. I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know in English while preserving their unique cultural identity. I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe. I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation Under God, because we live in the United States of America. Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.' (Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.) 'Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant... You want to know what I make? I MAKE A DIFFERENCE . What do you make Mr. CEO?' His jaw dropped, he went silent. THIS IS WORTH SENDING TO EVERY TEACHER YOU KNOW. Even all your personal teachers like mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents, your spiritual teachers --------
  20. Terence_oh

    Teachers' ultimate sacrifice

    Stories of bravery and sacrifice http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90...72/6414682.html Teachers' ultimate sacrifice + - 15:06, May 20, 2008 As flags throughout the country fly at half-mast in a three-day national mourning period that started Monday, images of those who died in the disaster continue to touch citizens' hearts. Millions of netizens have likened one heroic teacher to majestic eagle: Tan Qianqiu was found under rubble with both arms extended, shielding four students from being crushed under a desk. The four children were saved, but Tan, 51, left his wife and two daughters forever. Tan's wife, Zhang Guanrong, cleaned her husband's face after rescuers pulled his body from the ruins of the Dongqi Middle School in Hanwang town, Deyang city, last Tuesday. She recalls Tan getting up at 6 on Monday morning, the day the quake struck, dressing their baby daughter and taking the child for a walk before leaving for work. At China Central Television's donation show broadcast live on Sunday night, Tan's elder daughter, Tang Junzi, who studies law at Peking University, said her father's heroism was characteristic of the man. "He is the kind of person who must live for his students, even if it means failing his family," she said. Teachers and students attended a memorial for Tan last Friday at Hunan University, his alma mater in Changsha, Hunan province. "We shall forever remember the eternal moment. Your extending arms carry the full meaning of your profession and great love." Kindergarten teacher Qu Wanrong knew there was no escape. The roof of her crowded class was collapsing, but she instinctively knew what to do. Her extraordinary bravery came at enormous cost. Li Juan, head of the kindergarten, wept as she recalled her colleague's self sacrifice. "Qu lay on her stomach. Her back kept the fallen cement board away from a child beneath her. The child is safe, but she has left us," Li said. Huanhuan Kindergarten was in the town of Zundao in Mianzhu. About 400 townsfolk have been found dead, and many more were buried. More than 80 percent of the town's buildings collapsed. About 50 of the 80 children were killed. Three teachers also lost their lives, and two more still in intensive care. English teacher Wu Zhonghong, 45, who had taught at Huaiyuan Middle School in the city Chongzhou for 28 years, also gave his life to save others. Vice-principal Li Hongcheng said the four-story building shook for about one minute before cracking in the middle. Wu was teaching junior middle school first-graders on the fourth floor, and, according to a student who identified himself as Xiaobin, Wu told the students not to panic and to "take nothing and follow me" as they hurried downstairs. Suddenly, someone shouted out that two students had been left behind, and Wu ran back up. "We ran out and the building collapsed. Teacher Wu disappeared," Xiaobin told a reporter. Rescuers worked throughout the night to find Wu. When they finally found him the next morning, he and four other students had passed away. Most of the 700 students and teachers are safe. It was a similar story at Yingxiu Elementary School, which was near the epicenter of the quake and lost most of its 70 teachers and 473 students. Two teachers, Liu Sineng and Ye Shangmin, had been taking a PE lesson at the time of the quake. They and their students survived. When they dug through the debris with their bare hands, they found fellow teacher Zhang Laiya covering two students. The students were alive but Zhang was not. Another teacher, Geng Fang, also died saving two students. A local radio station broadcast the plight of another school's teacher, Yan Rong. She stayed behind until 13 students were clear of the school's crumbling building and paid with the price of her life. Yan's 18-month-old baby daughter, Du Wenxin, might have been orphaned by the quake. Her father Du Pengxiang, a police officer, was working at the Jiuhuang Airport at the time, and nothing has been heard of him since. When rescuers on Thursday morning pulled the baby out from the building belonging to the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture Traffic Police, her grandmother was still trapped. About three hours after rescue work began, the old lady, who was losing a lot of blood, told a doctor: "I really can't make it." "Hold on, or your granddaughter will be an orphan," the woman doctor said. But three minutes later, the old lady lowered her head and never looked up again. Kindergarten teacher Wang Dan worked tirelessly with her colleagues to save 800 children in Dujiangyan. The children had been asleep when the earthquake struck, and their teachers pulled them up and led them to safety. Wang works in the junior class, where more than 40 children are younger than 4. She and other teachers carried the children out one by one. A group of 43 children from Jiguanshan Township School survived 24 hours in the most brutal conditions and spoke of how their teachers had worked non-stop day and night to protect them. The students had just finished their exercises at their remote mountainous school when the earthquake struck. After parents took away most of the students, 43 were left from Zhugen and Yanfeng, two remote villages with no transportation or communication links. That night, the 22 teachers cut bamboo to build a shelter against the rain, and when a local hotel owner sent them porridge, the teachers gave it to the children. As rain continued down pouring, the students were terrified by the aftershocks. The teachers stood in a circle around the children, shielding them from the rain. "We kept telling them: 'Your teachers are here, don't be afraid. You can lean on each other to get some sleep'," headmaster Wang Jingping told Chengdu Daily. The teachers had to stay awake all night in the freezing cold, making sure the canvas wasn't blown away by the strong winds. "We couldn't lower our hands for one minute," Wang said. When the rain finally eased at dawn, the teachers' arms were swollen and numb. As soon as about 20 armed police found a way to access the mountain, the teachers decided to send the students to a safer place, with one child between two adults. "The rain was very heavy. We could see landslides everywhere. Rocks kept falling from above us. It was horrifying," recalled Zeng Shumei, a 12-year-old fifth-grader. "The road was less than 1 chi (33 cm) wide at the narrowest place and the cliff was right below us," said another pupil, Chen Kefeng. "They sheltered us with their bodies and inched forward. If someone fell, it could only be the teachers and armed police." It took the students three hours to plough through 10 km of mountainous paths to a hotel in Wenjingjiang town, from where they were sent to Chongzhou city by the local education bureau. "When the teachers took off their shoes, blood had soaked through the socks. They couldn't take off the socks," Wang said. One foreign teacher's cool head saved 29 students at the Guangya IB School in Dujiangyan. As soon as the quake started, the Australian teacher, known as Dane, shouted "desk, desk" to his students, making sure that all students were beneath their desks. As he finally took cover himself, the ceiling broke and fell. As soon as the trembling stopped, he led the students downstairs. Dane spent the night with his students on the football field before heading for Chengdu. Source: China Daily
  21. are they saying that students today are pervert http://www.asiaone.com/News/Education/Stor...0204-48095.html
  22. Here is some good news for those hardworking teachers... Teachers' salaries to go up under new package that costs S$380m By Satish Cheney, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 28 December 2007 1854 hrs Photos 1 of 1 Related Videos Teachers' salaries to go up under new package that costs S$380m SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced at the Principals' Appointment Ceremony Friday that principals and teachers will get higher pay packages starting April 2008. Under a new initiative called Grow 2.0, the annual package of good performing teachers will be increased by up to 12%, while that for better performers will be increased by up to 18%. Costing the government S$380 million per year, this new pay and career package is aimed at making the teaching profession more attractive. Under the new scheme, teachers will receive a one-off salary increment of up to four per cent. They will also be placed on a salary range system with merit increments that are based on one's performance, potential and market wage movements. This will replace the current salary scale system with fixed annual increments. Under the new initiative, there will be higher performance bonuses and sharper differentiation in payouts based on performance. Teachers will receive performance bonuses ranging from one month to 2.25 months. And prior to the roll-out of the new scheme, a performance bonus top-up ranging from 0.5 month to 1.25 months will be given in March. With the above changes, a classroom teacher with three years experience can see his or her annual pay package rise from S$52,000 to S$58,000. And for an outstanding performer, the new package can mean a jump from S$55,000 to S$65,000. Minister for Education Tharman Shanmugaratnam said at the annual ceremony, "(Offering) competitive salaries (is) a necessary but not a sufficient condition... We have to ensure pay remains competitive at every level of the education service." Besides better pay and bigger bonus, the new package will provide teachers with a more attractive remuneration package, more career and development opportunities and greater flexibility to balance the demands of work and family. Currently, only female teachers can apply for no-pay childcare leave up to the child's third birthday. But under the new scheme, both male and female teachers can apply for no-pay childcare leave up to the child's fourth birthday. Yew Tee Primary School teacher Sharul Hisham said, "With regards to work-life balance initiatives that have been announced by the minister, the teaching profession will be more attractive." The new package will also enhance the financial support and leave schemes to enable more teachers to upgrade themselves. Principal of Raffles Junior College Lim Lai Cheng welcomed the new initiative. "At the moment, we're facing challenges of students who are more exposed, who have a stronger hunger for knowledge within a subject area. If teachers can be experts in their areas, definitely (it) will help engage the students better." In addition, more teachers can opt to teach part-time under the new scheme. And up to five more teacher posts will be given to each school cluster to support schools with teachers who are pursuing full-time postgraduate studies. The ministry will also enhance its long-term incentive plan known as CONNECT Plan. Under the current plan, teachers receive annual deposits throughout their career and can draw out a proportion of the money every three to five years. The new package will bring up the total career deposits for CONNECT by about six per cent. Education officers can also draw out their full deposits after 30 years, instead of the current 40 years. The ministry said it is targeting to have 30,000 teachers employed by 2010. Currently it has about 29,000. This year, the resignation rate for teachers was three per cent, half a percentage point more than the previous year. - CNA/ac Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin.../319634/1/.html
  23. http://www.hays.com.au/Common/Pages/job/jo...=153501&n=0&j=1 Saw this advertisement in the local news. Are there great shortage of teachers in Singapore? Comes with relatively good perks