Tag Archives: MOE

OPEN LETTER TO MOE AND HPB

HPB has done an excellent job with the FAQ on sexuality but there still remains the need to point youths to accurate and supportive sources of information about health and sexuality. Perhaps if I knew about organizations like Oogachaga that could guide and support me as I healed, I would not have felt so alone and helpless. As such, I sincerely urge HPB to reinstate the web links for the LGBTQ support organizations. It would go a long way in helping not just youths who struggle with issues pertaining to sexuality, but also their parents who otherwise lack access to information about organizations like SAFE who can link up parents of LGBTQ youth for support.

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6 TIPS TO CHOOSE A PRIMARY SCHOOL IN SINGAPORE

At the end of the day, whichever school your child gets into, the best thing you can do for your child is to partner the school. I made this mistake with my older kids. The hubs and I decided to put our kids in the nearest school to our house, which happened to be a SAP school. However, over the years, there were so many problems with the school.

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Atlas with race comments not used in Singapore

The photo has been shared on online platforms including Facebook and Twitter for about two weeks. Some netizens mistook the text as coming from a textbook used in schools and questioned how it had got past the MOE. A check on bookstore Kinokuniya's website showed it is out of stock in its stores here. The fifth edition, published in 2012, is available in two of its four stores but it is not clear if it contains the text.

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MOE cuts funding to Independent Schools

My daughter is particularly envious about the facilities these independent school enjoy because she belonged to that handful of pupils who failed to get in when she ranked among the worst 12% for CL in her PSLE cohort. She still managed to get into a good school because she likely achieved near perfect scores for the other three subjects. Sometimes when we drive past one of these schools or if she sees pictures of them,

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Clueless about schools

So the G has cut its funding for six independent schools. How much? Dunno. But it seems that this is the “integrated programme’’ portion of the grant it gives to these schools. Another portion is for the Gifted Education Programme. That stays. How much? Dunno. Now, it seems that operating cost to finance a secondary school kid is about $10,800 ...

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Singapore’s Education System – The Truth Behind The Myth

To me, one of the primary purposes of education should be to enable students to become capable, global-minded citizens, who have some kind of mental/spiritual/emotional involvement with their chosen line of work because of the contributions they can make to society, big or small. An education system which suppresses independent thought, discourages the act of questioning, and dismisses this thing called ‘passion’, is not going to produce ideal human beings.

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TEACHER SHAVES HEAD IN SOLIDARITY WITH PUPIL

Now, Mohammadian, who teaches at Sheikh Shaltoot's elementary school in Marivan, a Kurdish city in the west of Iran, has become a national hero. President Hassan Rouhani has praised him, the government has offered financial support for the pupil's medical treatment and his story has reached the four corners of his country. "I'm so happy that this has touched many hearts and people reacted enormously positive," the 45-year-old teacher told the Guardian by phone from Marivan. "Everyone in the school now wants to shave their head."

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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SHOULD NOT HIRE GAY TEACHERS

We asked many questions to peek into his new found interest and understand when and where it had developed. Over the past year, he became quiet and shut himself in the room often. Throughout the conversation, JJ kept saying that we 'straight people' will never understand that he's born that way. He kept insisting that he was born gay. I felt like a failure because I don't know where I had gone wrong or what did I do wrong. I have let my sister down. Should I let JJ continue being gay or should I get someone to talk to him like a counsellor?

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