Tag Archives: Tanjong Katong Primary School

MOE: ROUTE TAKEN BY TKPS CLIMBERS WAS “SIMPLER”

According to the Ministry of Education (MOE), the climbing trip organized by Tanjong Katong Primary School was one of several trips that the school had held for students over 7 years. It also clarified that the route taken by the students was a "simpler" route that was "less steep".

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TKPS STUDENTS AND STAFF SHOULD RETURN TO SCALE MOUNT KINABALU

Let's stop the blame game. The fact is that no one would have guessed that mother nature would takeaway the lives of these young students and their teacher and guide so cruelly. I don't understand why netizens are trying to pin the blame of the Education Minister and guilt-tripping the school principal. The school has been organising such trips for 7 years with no accidents and the students have benefited immensely from the experience. But netizens did not praise them for a job well-done.

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PM LEE: DAY OF NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE ON 8 JUNE TO MOURN KINABALU VICTIMS

On behalf of all Singaporeans, the Prime Minister expresses his deepest condolences and sympathies to their families and loved ones. As we grieve over the loss of these young lives, we also take heart that they were striving to stretch their limits and take on new challenges. Monday, 8 June 2015 will be a Day of National Remembrance. State flags on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast. One minute of silence will be observed at the beginning of the day at all SEA Games venues.

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TKPS STUDENT: MY INJURED TEACHER SHIELDED ME FROM FALLING ROCKS

Student Amal Ashley Lim, 12, said keeping calm as the rocks rained down on her group near the summit saved her life. A teacher bundled her and several other students under a shallow overhang for protection. They watched helplessly as some of her other schoolmates were struck by the falling rocks. The teacher who helped her granddaughter was injured, with blood on her hands. According to her, this teacher is still in Sabah.

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MALAYSIA RELEASES NAMES OF VICTIMS STILL TRAPPED ON MOUNT KINABALU

The Malaysian authorities today released all 17 names of the Mount Kinabalu victims of an earthquake which struck Sabah Malaysia on Friday, which has left them still stranded on the popular climbing spot. The names of 8 Singaporeans, 6 Malaysians, and one person each from China, Philippines and Japan were posted on a notice board at a media center situated at on the foot of Mount Kinabalu. The victims from Singapore include teachers and students of Tanjung Katong Primary School, and other adult climbers.

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FATHER OF DECEASED STUDENT: I REGRET LETTING HER GO ON MT KINABALU TRIP

51 year-old Mr Wee, the father of the Singaporean student Peony Wee Ying Ping, says he regrets letting her join the school expedition to Mount Kinabalu. Peony was a primary 6 student of Tanjong Katong Primary School and among 8 students and 2 teachers who had gone missing after the earthquake struck Sabah while they were climbing. She and her peers would be sitting for their Primary School Leaving Examination in 2 months if not for the disaster.

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STUDENT SURVIVOR SAW SCHOOLMATES & FRIENDS CRUSHED TO DEATH

Tanjong Katong Primary School student survivor Emyr Uzayr does not want to close his eyes, even as he lies in a hospital bed at Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital recovering from a fractured skull and injured back. The student told his father Sadri Farick that when he closes his eyes, the images of the disaster and his friends getting hurt keep unfolding in his mind. "By closing my eyes, I keep seeing what I saw. It's so shocking and I cannot believe it." He says. Sadri says his son saw things "that I don't think I would like to describe".

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LOCAL CLIMBER: MT KINABALU IS NOT A PLACE FOR CHILDREN!

When the news first broke, I thought the Primary school pupils were there to just visit the park and not climb the mountain. When my friend confirmed with me the children were really there to climb the mountain, I was like 'What the f**k?" And when I found out they were doing the descent via Ferrata, I was 'What the flying f**k!" So don't make it sound like the trip was suitable for 12 year olds.

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TKPS PARENT: I STILL FULLY SUPPORT THE SCHOOL’S KINABALU EXPEDITION

What did the students learned from such a trip? They learned to be prepared by building up their physical. They learned to look out for each other and cheered each other on when the going gets tough. Why am I writing this now? I just feel that at times like this when many families are still anxiously waiting for news of their loved ones, if we cannot say or do anything positive, let's at least not make things worse.

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