Date: 12 January, 2019
Yesterday was the Badge Ceremony night for Jay at SST. This marks a new journey for Jay, an exciting new world waiting for him to explore.
Indeed, “here’s where our future starts”.
Is He Ready For Secondary School?
The parents were gathered in their class room. We have free dinner box and drinks from the school. We sit in the class and listen to what our kids have to say about their 2 days 1 night camp, their orientation week.
Jay stand up tall and speaks about his fun time in one of the game. OK, seeing him, standing up there, has no fear talking to the parents whom he never met before, and best of all, he speaks his mind, need not to refer to any notes. I think he has slowly and truly master the art of public speaking. Hahahaha
All students have to write on to a small little card to their peer support leaders (older students who plans the orientation week). They have to let the PSL knows what they think about the secondary school, what they wish to achieve. PSL then will reply them in the same card and this is where he received the card back.
PSL also commented on his good initiative of being one of the student walk around all the classes to collect the empty dinner box and garbage from the parents. I later asked him what makes him do so? He simply says “I see there is no garbage bin in all the class, and parents are holding the empty box in their hand, so, I go to each of them and collect from them, and throw it to the designated bin outside the class room.”
Although this is a small gesture, but it tells you a lot about a kid. PSL also make a special thanks to him while he received his card. Here is the nice video of this. Well done Jay!
And of course, his trademark big smile on his face. That will make him sail a very long way.
For the past 2 weeks (Orientation Week), Jay has given 100% trusts, and support from me and my wife. He has shown tremendous new characters towards his blending into the secondary school. I am very very proud to say that he falls into category “D” for levels of social & personal development.
So, I am very proud to say that he is ready to go into Secondary school.
I think Jay is also technologically ready liao. He spent the last few days working on compiling this video presentation.
SST has come to the 10th year of its inception.
The school song lyrics was created and written by their own students some 9-10 years ago. Of course, music composed by professional.
One of the main task the PSL need to do is to train their younger school mates the school song. Not easy, because it is very long and very english. hahahahaha
But I like the “Daughters and sons of SST, SST” chorus.
Normally, you see how a group of people cheers for their class, you will know how close they come together. These group of students only met a week ago, and they have spent much fun together. I think they are ready to be together for the next 2 years at least in the same class.
It is a tradition for the new kids in the block to received the school badge from the principal. Today 207 such students will receive this.
Received the badge from the principal.
A proud moment, and a moment to signify grow up.
All the best to my son, Jay for his new journey in secondary school.
After a tiring day. He is still as playful as the same old Jay. I have given him almost 12 years of unlimited happy childhood. And I am glad to see he is ready to take charge of his secondary school life with the same playful manner.
A Look Back into the Past
2006 The Day when he was born.
2006. You know he will grow up to be a fine young chap.
2007. His curious eyes staring at you trying to learn the new world.
2007. Ready to become an astronaut aren’t you?
2007. Ready to go into 2008.
Still the curious little eye. Observing things.
Apr 27, 2008. First day of Pre-school at Lorna Whiston.
Always the happy kid.
Slowly he grows.
2008. He wants to play tennis.
He is always daddy kid.
2008. 2 years old.
2009. Going into third year.
2009. Attending church wedding.
2009. A National celebration.
2009. Baby brother Kay is born.
2009. Caring for baby Kay.
2009. 3rd birthday.
2009. First bicycle.
2009. Big stage performance.
2010. A new bike.
2010. Flying kite.
2010. Born to be engineer.
2010. Happy 4.
2010. Another big stage performance.
2011. Turning 5.
2011. Big stage.
2012. He can dive.
2012. His first lesson. Taekwondo.
2012. Welcome 6th birthday.
2012. Graduated from Pre-school.
2012. Graduation speech.
2012. No fear going into Primary 1.
2012. First ski.
2012. No more training wheels.
2013. First day of Primary 1.
2013. First day of tennis lesson.
2013. First mega gathering of Kindergarten friends.
2013. First golf lesson.
2013. First Piano lesson.
2013. Dare to try everything. Violin.
2013. First sparring lesson.
2013. First roller blade lesson.
2013. First trip to Madam Tussaud. Teaching Tiger Wood ah?
2013. First green.
2013. First tee off in the green.
2013. First lesson in Lego Robotics at Wonderworks.
2013. Art piece.
2013. First medal won.
2013. Year of creativity.
2013. More golf game.
2013. Tee of with his Cobra driver.
2013. First tennis camp.
2013. Won a prize from tennis camp @ SICC.
2013. First Standard Chartered run.
2013. First space camp.
2013. First mega vacation trip with Kindergarten friends. Taiwan.
2014. Soccer training at Bukit Timah.
2014. Meanwhile… Taekwondo progress to blue belt.
2014. More Real Madrid soccer training.
2014. More golf.
2014. First Golf medals. Chip and Putt winner.
2014. More robotics.
2014. Yet another golf competition and another medal won. At SICC.
2014. Not to forget his Chinese roots.
2014. First lesson under Singapore Badminton School.
2014. Keep doing very well in Golf.
2014. Bag the best ball Striker medal.
2014. Continue to progress to Red Belt.
2014. Our home become Art Gallery. Half done by Jay.
2014. First bowling lesson.
2014. First medal under SICC Golf Junior program GAT Class Winner.
2014. A casual golf game with daddy.
2014. First poom belt. (Junior Black Belt).
2014. Another great year of ski.
2015. Indoor ski.
2015. Gave up tennis, focus in badminton.
2015. His final game in SICC. He gave up golf. Due to too many CCA outside school.
2015. More skiing trip.
2016. Jay promoted to 2nd Poom belt. (2nd Dan in Junior black belt)
2016. Father and son build the retro game console.
2016. First oversea trip with school to Hangzhou.
2016. First Desaru trip wth playdate friends.
2016. First brewery of Chinese Fuchow red wine.
2017. First mahjong lesson.
2017. First win, first badminton competition. Representing Pei Tong.
2017. Taekwondo Poomsae pattern competition medal. Presented by J.H.Kim himself.
2017. Cooking breakfast.
2017. Build more and more complicated robotics. At Wonderworks.
2017. Young Jedi Padawan.
2017. Ricitel with brother Kay.
2017. Inherited my X-T1.
2017. His work.
2017. He just going to do great in Photography.
2017. His badminton helped Pei Tong to win this medal.
2017. His last Space Invention Camp. With Friday play dates.
2018. Learn the game Go.
2018. Continue in the school team.
2018. Learning Python and Robotics at Da Vinci. Won the monthly competition.
2018. Third Poom. (3rd Dan Junior Black Belt).
2018. 3rd Dan high enough. So, he stopped to prepare for PSLE.
2018. Won another monthly competition.
2018. Participate in the national drone competition.
2018. His Intermediate Phyton project.
2018. Presentation to classmates and teachers and parents.
2018. A great experience.
2018. Trying to fix the retro console.
2018. Helping out at mommy Aquaponics stall.
2018. A Day in SST.
2018. Still passion in Robotics.
2018. Still passion in cooking. With Masterchef Australia.
2018. Still passion in photography.
2018. He is also a part time teaching assistant at The Lab @ Katong Village. where he learn his Phyton and robotics.
2018. Teaching young kids robotics.
2018. Still passion in skiing.
2019. First day of school.
2019. First school camp.
And all the best from Mommy and Daddy and Kay.