Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Farewell… TTSS

In a flash, six years have gone by; it feels like just yesterday Sarah was stepping in to SJKC Tun Tan Siew Sin, and now she has to bid goodbye.

Sarah has learnt so much not just academically but also grown personally. She was ever grateful to the love, support and guidance from all her teachers and friends. So many wonderful stories, so many unforgettable moments…she really enjoyed her time here, and this place will always made her feel warms.

Adieu, to Sarah’s beloved alma mater!












Jobs, Competitions and Awards
We were truly honoured that Sarah was named as 2019 Female Model Student of the year (and for Standard Six, too); this is definitely the culmination of her primary school life. Besides, she was also elected as Head of School Librarian and the president of St. John club. It was a great feeling knowing that teachers had put so much trusts and confidence on her.



Sarah won a second runner-up in the inter-school English Story Competition (Petaling Perdana District). It was her first podium finish after several tries. The credit must goes to her English teacher who never lose hope on Sarah for year in, year out.



She was also given an opportunity to participate in the inter-school Public Speaking Competition; teachers commented that Sarah did a great job as a first-timer. She came back empty-handed but she gave her best effort and that’s what matter.

Moreover, Sarah was fortunate to won some other prizes in schools tournaments. She has gained much valuable experience through the years, and we hope all these will benefit Sarah in building a confidence and proactive personalities.






UPSR
Sarah has put in her sweat and tears in preparing for the UPSR exam. But being pragmatic, and to take some pressure off the shoulder, we just told her to try her best, and enjoy the rides. Well, what do you know; when the result was out we were in the state of shock!



I can still remember vividly about that day and it feels so surreal. There is only one word to sum it up - overachieved. After all, this is the same girl who ranked 108th when she’s in Standard One…LOL. Bit by bit, Sarah has surely comes a long way.






Dancing Class

In addition, we must applause Sarah for her perseverance and determination in pursuing her interest – dancing, for four years. It is not easy with her workloads and tight seclude; sometimes, she came home with bruises and muscle pain but she never gave up.

Sarah will definitely miss her coach, all the lovely dance-mates and the stage.







Graduation Day
It was such a memorable day for all of us. Seeing Sarah put on her graduation gowns and performed on stage has makes us realised how much she has grown, and we couldn’t be more proud than that.











 
 




Sarah was so emotional and in tears during her graduation day. The hugs and wishes from her teachers and friends tell it all. We knew she has certainly earned some teacher’s hearts and gained valuable friendships, with amazing memories in her primary school years to last a lifetime.


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Graduation Trip
Sarah has been waiting for the graduation trip to Penang since the beginning year of Standard Six. It was her first time travelling without us. We were extremely pleased (and relieved) that she’s able to take care of herself, and also her room-mates during the 3D2N stay.

Sarah had a splendid time with teachers and friends; the trip is much talked about until these days. The excursion finished when the buses arrived at school compound on a drizzling evening, it also marked the end of her journey in TTSS that she will be forever indebted to.












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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Malacca Zoo and Legoland

To make up for the rush trip to Legoland three years ago, we brought Sarah to the place again in December last year; this time, we decided to only visit the theme park. Along the journey, we stopped by at Malacca Zoo since we have never been there.



The zoo was modest in size but with a minimal charge, the animals looked fairly okay to me. That morning, we spent a few good hours in the zoo strolling around every corner while Sarah enjoyed her first elephants-feeding experience.







Second day was the highlight as we spent the whole day at Legoland Theme Park. The weather was extremely kind to us and with lesser crowd too, surprisingly.

That was the first time Sarah rode on a (mini version of) roller coaster – the Dragon’s Apprentice. Although it was a short ride but the “drop” was huge as we both were screaming our lungs out; she showed no hesitation at all when we asked her to ride second times. Salute for her braveness!









We also tried out some other rides and took our time to explore the park; too bad the Sea Life was still under construction, and the Dino Island closed for maintenance.

But for us, the Ninjago live stage show was well presented. The show featured 3D computer animation with special 4D effects of wind, water and fog. It’s pretty mesmerising, a simply must-see!









It was enjoyable to revisiting Legoland; and for Sarah, she’s definitely spent the day to the fullest!








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Monday, January 21, 2019

School Life Summary – 2018

As mentioned previously, Sarah would be placed into a so-called “Elite Class” at Standard Five. We all worried that she might face tough time in surviving among the “elites” but amazingly, Sarah fit in well and even get invited to friends’ birthday party throughout the year! And they enjoyed school trip together too. We felt so relief that she’s welcomed by her “new” classmates and teachers.










Jobs, Competitions & Awards

Sarah kept her librarian job and was elected as president in her co-curricular clubs last year. Moreover, she was one of those who awarded with the title “polite little angels”.

Besides the inter-school English story-telling competition, she also represented her school for BM Syarahan. It was her first and she’s thrilled to land a consolation prize.

Speaking of speech, Sarah was lucky to be offered a three-month scholarship at an enrichment center to further enhance her oratorical skill; for that we have to thanks her English teacher for the recommendation.

Another surprise was she won herself a ninth-place finish in the school marathon competition. Sarah told me maybe she has used the right tactic in completing the run. It’s good to train her stamina and she’s looking forward for the next year’s run.

Save for the aforementioned, she also won some prizes in various speech competitions and other contest.









But the real shocker was Sarah being named the 2018 Standard-5 Model Student! And we know this honor holds special meaning for her personally.

We were already grateful of the nomination as a candidate by her form-teacher despite Sarah being a “newbie” in the class. So you can imagine our shock when the final result was announced during Children’s Day, without any prior notice. She was totally numb when called to the stage to receive the award.



What a fruitful and fortunate year for Sarah!


Dancing Class

We thought of terminate her dancing class due to tight schedule and also changed of training venue; it really drain her every Wednesday after whole day at school.

Sarah felt heavy heart to quit the dancing class; she’s really into it as she has shows so much passion. We felt bad too for the decision but finally we’ve relented and let her stays. We were thankful that she’s able to cope between her studies and at the same time pursuing her interest.








Parents-Teachers Day

There was no one-to-one meeting with the class teacher. The teacher held a town hall session with parents and then we went home with the report card. I like the system, very efficient.

Academically, Sarah was doing well in the first half but shown some drop in the second term…buck up, girl! Just try your best and you have our backs.