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STUDENTS’ COLOR UNDERWEAR IN WHITE UNIFORM SO UNSIGHTLY

I would like to highlight to schools, especially secondary schools with white uniform tops and bottoms that your quality of your school pants sucks, and please either you make do with not having white long pants or ask your students not to wear coloured, especially dark coloured (black) underwear.

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ITE GIRL: ITE TEACHERS DO NOT SHOW THEIR STUDENTS ANY RESPECT!

Some educators from ITE College West have been discriminating students from the start. They have told students explicitly that they should count themselves lucky that they were taken in despite their ‘appearance’. Not only that, they do not care about the welfare of students. Students try to strive and work hard for their exams, and approach their respective teachers for revision papers. To their dismay, they were turned away and were even told that there was no need for that and a pass will just be adequate for them.

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MANY SACRIFICES MADE BY TEACHERS IN SINGAPORE

This email is with regard to the news that MOE wishes to start charging teachers for parking. While the public remains divided about this issue, and many are quick to point out that teachers had a pay rise last year, none of the forums point out the following realities for teachers in MOE schools:

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SCHOOL BULLYING CAN ONLY BE STOPPED WITH VIOLENCE?

When I was being bullied in secondary school, the bullying started with badmouthing and sometimes slaps to the back of my head. Now, at that point, with the slapping for example, I could have retaliated with a few slaps of my own. No biggie, right? Someone throws a slap, you return with a harder one and that's that.

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AUNT OF DECEASED SPECTRA STUDENT: SHE WAS BEING BULLIED BY A BOY IN SCHOOL

In a shocking revelation to the press, Ms Ross revealed that her niece was being bullied by a boy in school, who had been picking on her, calling her names and showering her with vulgarities for over a year. The family came to know that the boy had issued a "dare" to Shina before she attempted her fatal stunt, although they could not be sure whether the boy had dared her to attempt the jump.

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NETIZENS SPECULATE 14 YEAR OLD SPECTRA SECONDARY DEATH MAY BE LINKED TO BULLYING

Shortly after news broke about the tragic death of a 14 year-old female student on the grounds of Spectra Secondary School in Woodlands, a netizen who lives in the vicinity of the school has come forward with shocking revelations about the bullying behavior of some students at the school. According to the netizen, Spectra students had on numerous occasions bullied their fellow Spectra students in public places while still wearing their school uniforms.

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PARENTS ANGRY WITH MOE OVER NEW JC BUILDING FOR STUDENTS

Parents of students from Catholic High, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' and Singapore Chinese Girls' schools have become frustrated with the Ministry of Education's (MOE) inability to confirm a simple matter, like where the new interim school building for their junior college will be built.

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PRIMARY 1 KIDS MUST STAY IN DECLARED ADDRESS FOR 30 MONTHS IF THEY APPLY UNDER PROXIMITY SCHEME

Parents who apply for their children to be admitted into a primary school based on their proximity to the school will now have to ensure that their children stay in the declared address until they finish Primary 2. This according to a new ruling by the Ministry of Education. But there were those who felt that such a temporary fix would not solve the deeper root problems in the primary school registration system. "It is a fact that certain primary schools are more popular than others because they have better teachers, better facilities and overall a better environment for children to learn in. The government is simply forcing parents from less privileged areas to register for the not so good schools in their areas, which means denying their children the opportunity to move up." said another parent.

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Education system should prepare students to handle emotions

Schools have counsellors to help students deal with such issues. But perhaps we could schedule weekly or monthly half- or one-hour sessions on dealing with emotions and responding appropriately in writing or verbally. During these sessions, students could be taught the significance of emotions in daily life and, in particular, the possible adverse effects of responding inappropriately to someone who is already experiencing intense emotions.

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