Sunday, March 31, 2013

復活節 “變” 我的園遊會 a stroll in my mother school--Methodist Secondary School, Sibu, during Easter Sunday service


今年的復活節,詩巫衛斯理堂在衛理中學禮堂舉行復活節崇拜.坐在表姐,表姐夫捐建的禮堂里,感觸良多.禮拜後,走在學校校園里,前往食堂一起早餐,本人確實是回味學校的一草一木,還有那些學堂.  一句話: 光陰似箭,像太空船般飛逝.
 walking in the field of Methodist Secondary School, Sibu, I really forget about the Easter Sunday service, and the breakfast. my memory goes back many many years ago, when I was still not so "brilliant" as is today, the school has changed a lot, but not its compound, its field, many of its old buildings. looking around, I believe many of them are from this school as well, old and young. my photographer friend Bowison's daughter is in Form 5 now, they help directing traffic for us. MSS, you will always in my memory, and the memories of many people I knew.





沙廉河上洗稻米老婦 washing the padi husk in Sungai Salim


阿山河邊的攝影師 photographers by the Sungai Assan

 
camera-men at the Sungai Assan. you know where it is? across the Rajang River at Upper Lanang bridge, the long houses are nearby.

阿山港的長屋區已面臨很大的改變.再不去拍一些相片,很快就會讓你後悔了.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

利害,四驅車直撞大伯公廟圍牆 double cab 4-wheel drive just ram into the temple

(photo by: Chua Chun Hieng   蔡宗賢圖片)  this is the side wall of Sibu Tao Pek Kong temple, directly facing Chew Geok Lim road, that was the reason for the accident to happen. the "big" car just go straight, and hit at the wall, into the temple site. 來自周玉麟路的四輪驅動車,直接撞上詩巫大伯公廟的圍牆,衝入廟內.

Friday, March 22, 2013

詩巫第一間國際學校 1st International School in Sibu




The managementand staff of Woodlands International School are excited with progress towards the school’s official opening in April 2013. Highly qualified local and expatriate teachers from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK and the Philippines have been recruited to provide a supportive, innovative, and stimulating learning environment where every student is valued as a unique individual learner.All staff have been recruited by Woodlands Chief Operations Officer Dr Sue Collins who commented “These teachers are amongst the finest I have met. It is such a privilege to work with such empathetic, dedicated professionals. The potential of the school is incredibly exciting.”
Under the expert leadership of the Principal Mrs Karen McClymontthe staff are currently participating in a two-week induction program.On the first daythe enthusiastic teachersparticipated in fun team building activities, sharing their diverse international teaching backgrounds and their unified vision for the school. Mrs McClymont brings a wealth of experience to the position and after three days of working with the staff stated “We have an inspiring and dedicated team who are excited to engage in the many new relationships and teaching experiences they will embark upon within the rich and diverse community of Sibu”.
Teachers are working collaboratively with senior staff on planning innovative, holistic learning programmes in preparation for setting up their classrooms with the high quality resources that have been purchased to support the curriculums.Accredited by Cambridge, Woodlands will offer the internationally recognized gold standard Cambridge International Curriculum at both primary and secondary levels, and in addition, the exciting International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in kindergarten and primary. After working with the teachers for three days, the Head of Primary Ms Christina Koh, stated “We have an enthusiastic, motivated, and trusting team with a huge range of talent. I see a brilliant beginning to the success of Woodlands International School”.
Sibu has also made a very positive first impression on the expatriate teachers who commented “Sibu has welcomed us with open arms. We are excited to be part of the first international school in Sibu and the community is very lucky to have such an innovative, dynamic, world class school. We are not just building a new school, we are building futures and hope”.
While the medium of instruction at Woodlands will be English, the students also will benefit from Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia, PE, music, drama and rich co-curricula activity programmes taught by specialist teachers. The emphasis at Woodlands will be on the delivery of a well-rounded, holistic education for students at each level. Class sizes will be limited to a maximum of 25 students. In addition, kindergarten and lower primary classes will benefit from teacher assistants.
Full day kindergarten classes will be offered to children from three to five years of age. In response to requests from parents Woodlands is also pleased to announce the establishment of a half-day educational pre-kindergarten session for children born in 2010. The focus will be on the provision of a rich developmental programme to prepare the children for the Year One Kindergarten class.
The standard of Woodlands’ facilities and resources will set a new benchmark of excellence in the region. Comprising 66 classrooms the campus will be built in two phases,the fully airconditioned facilities will include anIT suite with individual computers; well stocked library; large multi-purpose hall and gymnasium; specialist teaching rooms for drama, language, music, art; fully equipped science laboratories; AV room; counseling facilities; outdoor sports facilities; two swimming pools including a purpose built pool for kindergarten children, a halal kitchen and dining hall.
Two information sessions will be held this Saturday 23 March at the Kingwood Hotel (Perdana Room 19, located on the second floor of the new wing).  The first session will be held from 2pm-3pm and will be conducted by the Principal Mrs Karen McClymont and the Chief Operations Officer Dr Sue Collins. The session will include general information regarding the ethos and vision of the school, registration procedures, fees, curriculum, uniform and selected school policies.
The second session will follow from 3pm – 4.30pm and will be conducted by Mr Ng Kim Huat, the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) representative for Malaysia.All existing and prospective parents and students are invited to attend the sessions.
The school will also be hosting open days from 9am – 4pm on 8-12 April. Special orientation sessions for students and parents will be held at the school on Wednesday 10 April at the following times: Kindergarten 9am – 10am; Primary 10.30am – 11.30am; Secondary 11.30am – 12.30pm. Prospective families are also invited to attend.
Woodlands International School has been receiving a steady stream of applications from prospective students. To ensure the students’ individual learning needs will be catered for to the highest international standards, entrance assessments are scheduled to be held on Monday 25 March to Wednesday 27 March. Interested parents are advised to contact the school at their earliest convenience to register their child and arrange for the entrance assessments. All enrollments received before 15 April 2013 will be eligible for discounted application and assessment fees.
Enquiries should be directed to woodlandsinternational@yahoo.com or by phoning 0168893513 / 0168893537 (Frances) or 0198881621 (Dr. Sii How Sing).



Woodlands國際學校的所有工作人員對於即將於今年四月正式開幕感到雀躍不已。由世界各地如澳洲,紐西蘭,英國以及菲利賓這些經驗豐富的教師組合形成的空前組合為Woodlands國際學校的每一位學生的教學上面提供更完善,獨特以及更高水平的教育。Woodlands國際學校的行政總監以及總招 Dr Sue Collins 對這一群即將在Woodlands國際學校教學的教師的評語,“ 這些老師是我所見過的老師中最為優秀,能夠與這些那麼有抱負,理想以及專業的教師共事,可以預見Woodlands國際學校的前景無量。”
Woodlands國際學校的校長,Mrs Karen McClymont的帶領之下,教師團隊在兩個星期前已聚集一起進行開課前的密集裝備。第一天的活動內容,校方通過一系列的活動讓這些精英教師們可以更加的互相了解,分享各自在教學領域上的專長和經驗並讓教師們分享對於Woodlands國際學校的願景。Mrs Karen McClymont 這位在國際學校享有盛名的校長,在與這些教師相處3天後,對教師們做出評語“ 我們很榮幸可以有如此激勵人心,委身教育界多年的高素質教師來參與我們的團隊著手為詩巫這個豐富以及多元化的社會做出一份奉獻”
教師團隊正積極的與Woodlands國際學校的團隊共同商討,建立因應教學方針所應該備有的教室硬體設施。劍橋認證的Woodlands國際學校將為詩巫的學齡孩童提供備有國際水平的小學以及高中劍橋教學課程,值得一提的是,Woodlands國際學校也提供劍橋幼兒教學課程。與小學部教師團隊處事三天後,小學部總負責人,Ms Christina Koh  對教師團做出評語“ 我們擁有如此高效率,廣泛領域的專才,我可以預見Woodlands國際學校小學部在即將來臨的未來不可言喻。”
這群從世界各地聚集在詩巫的學者對於詩巫的觀感“ 詩巫張開雙臂的歡迎我們,我們深感榮幸可以參與詩巫第一間國際學校的成立。詩巫地區的學齡孩童很幸運的可以在地就讀這備有劍橋認證的教學中心。我們不單單是在創立一間學校,我們更著力於建立希望與未來”
Woodlands國際學校除了以英文為媒介語外,亦會有不同專業領域的教師教導學生在其他方面的專才如中文,國語,音樂,話劇等的課程。學校著重於針對不同階段的學生建立一個完善以及完整的教育制度因此每一班級的人數限定在25人。
Woodlands國際學校幼兒教學部為年齡3 – 5歲的幼兒提供全天候教學制度。基於部分家長的訴求,學校也為出生於2010的前學齡孩童成立了半天制的幼兒課程. 前學齡孩童的課程特別針對為孩童的幼兒階段課程做裝備。
Woodlands國際學校的課程與硬體設備也為詩巫地區立定了一個新的里程碑。66 間的教室分成兩階段,全空調設備的電腦室,每一位學生有獨立操作的電腦,藏書豐富的圖書館,多用途活動中心,運動間,話劇 ,語言,畫畫以及音樂教室, 設備完善的科學實驗室,輔導室,戶外活動設備,兩座游泳池,其中一座游泳池特別為幼兒部所建設,清真廚房以及用餐中心。
Woodlands國際學校將於23/03(星期六)晶木酒店的PERDANA ROOM 19備有兩場的學校簡介時段. 第一場 將於 2 – 3 pm,由Woodlands國際學校的校長Mrs Karen McClymont 以及行政總監Dr  Sue Collins 為大家簡介Woodlands國際學校的設備,精神特質,學校政策與方針,制服簡介,註冊程序以及學期費用。
第二場簡介由國際劍橋評估考試代表 Mr Ng Kim Huat 主講 Woodlands國際學校邀請所有想更多了解Woodlands國際學校的父母以及已經為孩子註冊為Woodlands國際學校的學生的家長踴躍出席。
Woodlands國際學校將於8/4 – 12/49am – 4 pm,舉辦開放日。 新生訓練將於10/4,星期三舉辦. 各教學部的新生訓練如下: 幼兒部 9am – 10am 小學部 10:30am – 11:30am, 中學部 1130am – 1230pm Woodlands國際學校鼓勵家長陪同學生共同參與這個新生訓練活動。
Woodlands國際學校自創建已接受到許多父母的支持。為了讓學生們適應劍橋高水平的教育制度,入學評估考試將定於25/03 27/3舉行。有興趣的家長可儘早聯絡校方為家裡的孩子註冊入學以及參加入學評估考試。所有於15/04/2013前註冊的學生可享有註冊費以及入學評估考試費優惠。
Woodlands國際學校有興趣的家長可以電郵  woodlandsinternational@yahoo.com   撥電 0168893537 / 0168893513 Frances )或 0198881621 Dr Sii How Sing .

Sunday, March 3, 2013

沙巴潛水天堂--仙本娜,馬布島,西巴丹島 heaven for scuba diving in Sabah---Semporna, Mabul Island, Sipadan Island

 road to Semporna and Tawau, not too far apart. 仙本娜和斗湖,兩個不同方向,卻很靠近.
 sea side tourism town--- Semporna, famous for its many islands nearby, especially the Mubal Island, and diving heaven of Sipadan Island. by speed boat, it takes one to one and half hours to reach these two resorts. 仙本娜,著名旅遊地,風景優美,鄰近的馬布島和西巴丹島,是潛水天堂.
 logo for Semporna. 仙本娜的地標,與魚脫離不了關係.
 the famous floating hotel in Semporna, in the Sulu Sea---Dragon Inn. 仙本娜著名水上酒店--龍門客棧.
 sea foods are plenty. 這里海產多.
 taxi of the sea. 水上的士,交通方便.
Semporna is very near to so many islands in the surrounding sea, including those of Philippines and Indonesia. easily intruded by outsiders, as evidence by the recent incident. 靠蘇祿海的仙本娜,鄰近海島多不勝數,菲律賓和印尼都很近,各地來人不難登陸這里.