[Giveaway] PSLE 小六会不会考

小六会考今天放榜了!  各位小六离校生及家长们,你们紧张吗?

家长们, 您是否有没有这样的感觉, 这小六离校会考好像是一考定终生?  这一考就这样决定了您的小孩会不会上直通车, 将来的五年都不用担心考试, 或和大部分的考生一样,上一般的中学, 三年后才来紧张‘O’水准或‘N’水准考试。

我相信您和我一样, 身为家长, 我们都是很重视这小六离校会考。 虽然未必是一考定终生,但这考毕竟断定了孩子接下来四至六年的教育路程, 我们又怎么会不重视呢?

我很荣幸被邀请参加“小六会不会考”舞台剧在上周末举办的交流会, 让我有机会与其他家长和马庆炎议员等人讨论这棘手的话题。

交流会里, 我们讨论到我们的教育制度和考试是否给孩子太多的压力, 孩子需不需要补习, 如何在饮食方面给孩子须要的营养, 孩子睡眠不足的后果, 什么时候该看心理医生, 谁该看心理医生, 是否每间学校都是好学校等话题。 马议员也分享了他的长女去年小六会考的争扎。

小六会考真的会扼杀孩子对学习的兴趣吗? 如果说我们能把这整个预备小六会考的经历都搬上舞台剧,大家是否会对这棘手的话题有更大的共鸣?

海燕等人制作的“小六会不会考”舞台剧将在十二月六日至十五日甲国家博物馆黑箱剧院呈现。

若您也和我一样对这部舞台剧有兴趣, 这里有个机会让您获得两张票前来观赏。请您:

(1) 在脸书选择‘喜欢’‘The ETCeteras’, 
(2)  再‘喜欢’这则在 'The ETCeteras' 脸书上的通知, 最后,
(3) 把这则通知转发在您的脸书上。

The ETCeteras 将选出三位幸运读者。 截止日期是十二月一日。 请大家踊跃参加。


Yes, the PSLE results are out today!  Are you nervous?

I am not sure if you have this feeling: this Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) is so important that it sets to decide whether your child will be admitted into the Integrated Programme (IP) thus he/she will not have to worry about major exam until 5 years later, or will he/she be like the majority who will worry about major exams like 'O' level or 'N' level 3 years later. The PSLE results inevitably path the way the child would trod in his/her education journey for the next 4-6 years.  Would we as parents treat PSLE lightly?  No way!

I am honoured to be invited to join the 'PSLE' Conversation organised by The ETCeteras last Sunday.  The panel of the event was fronted by Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng, joined by renowned psychiatrist Dr Yeo Seem Huat & ex-teacher Mr Patrick Yeo.

In the event, we discussed burning questions like: are our education system & examination placing too much stress on our children, do our children need tuition, how do we ensure proper food nutrition, what are the consequences of lack of sleep, when should one consider visiting a phychiatrist, is every school a good school, etc.  Mr Baey also shared with us the struggles he & his family faced when his eldest daughter went through the PSLE preparation last year.

Please Stop Learning for Exams or Please Start Learning Early?  This four-lettered-word questions life with no model answers to it.  This play explores a child's journey through the national examination that all Singaporean children (& parents) are familiar with.  Parents with primary school going kids, would you like to watch this play & learn on how you may help your child to better cope with this national exam?  The ETCeteras is pleased to give 3 lucky readers 2 pairs of tickets each.  To participate in the draw, please:

(1) 'Like' The ETCeteras in facebook;
(2) 'Like' this post in The ETCeteras facebook
(3) 'Share' this post in your facebook profile.

The closing date is 1st Dec 2013.  Do act fast!

Fact Sheet on 'PSLE':
Date: 6th to 15th Dec 2013
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre

Ticket Prices:
$38 (8pm shows for 6-8th & 10-14th Dec)
$33 (3pm shows for 7th, 8th, 14th & 15h Dec)
Prices exclude SISTIC booking fee.

Ticketing: SISTIC
Medium: English & Mandarin
Duration: 1hr 30mins


The heavy-weight panellists

Top Left: Mr Baey Yam Keng (MP)                           Top Right: Dr. Yeo Seem Huat (Psychiatrist)
Bottom Left: Ms Lim Hai Yen (Director of PSLE)   Bottom Right: Mr Patrick Yeo (Ex-teacher) 

With Mr Baey

With the 2 main casts in PSLE (the mom & the tutor)

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