2017 Secondary 2 Week 40 Update

Exams finished for GG also this week and we’ll start seeing her results from Monday. BB also started getting back his test marks this week and he has done worse than expected. I am so very disappointed with his results and it’s looking increasingly difficult that he may get his choice of subjects for next year! I am so very disappointed with him.

GG, on the other hand, has matured beautifully! She is so conscious of what she wants to do and goes about it with determination and dedication.

It’s the Indian festival of Diwali next week and the children are all set to enjoy it.

That’s about it from our side in terms of what happened in school this week. Have a blessed Sunday!

 

 

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Secondary 2 Week 39 Update

Exam week for both GG & BB!

BB’s exams almost ended on Friday with only Art left on Monday. He has already started celebrating his end of exams and it’s a real pain to get him to do the prep work for his art exam.

GG has changed a lot over the last year or so and has matured so much, I am surprised each time I see glimpses of her maturity. She has been studying every opportunity she gets and her goal is to top her previous marks which is very commendable.

Nothing much to write this week. Have a good Sunday people!

Secondary 2 Week 38 Update

This is the start of a week to two weeks of stress for the children.

BB’s exams started and he is done with a couple of subjects but the bulk is still to be done, which will happen next week. GG’s exams also started, but after two days of exams, she will have regular school for three days and then this will be followed by the remainder of exams.

The children also got their Hindi exam results (which they had taken on their birthday). The results were predictable – GG passed while BB failed, miserably!

In about an hour my parents land in Singapore and the children are really looking forward to spending time with their grandparents once the exams are over.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Secondary 2 Week 37 Update

This week is the week before the year-end exams for BB & GG and so they’ve been studying hard (or so I think)!

As I have mentioned before, results at this exam (which get included in the overall marks for the year) will determine the stream the children get. They do have to choose their top three choices of subjects, but if you’ve chosen a popular subject, then the school starts looking at your marks in that subject and if there are enough students with higher marks than you, it’s quite possible that they get in and you get bumped off!

That was our short and sweet school week! Have a wonderful Sunday folks!

 

Secondary 2 Week 36 Update

This was a stressful week for BB & GG since it was their Hindi exams yesterday, which was also their 14th birthday! GG had been especially stressed because she badly wants to do well in this exam.

Year-end exams also start within the next two weeks and so there’s a lot of angst going on in the house, especially since (as I’ve mentioned earlier) this year is streaming year for both of them.

There is also some serious politics happening in BB’s school Parent Support Group. There is a woman, who has been associated with the PSG for the last six years and who had hoped to become the chairperson this year but was not even considered because of her slightly abrasive personality (or so I was told). She was quite close to the current chairperson in the beginning of the year, but I was told, she started taking advantage of this closeness and started demanding things be done her way. I am guessing this friendship soured and so this lady started bossing around in our PSG chat group. The meeting yesterday was forced by her and happened without the chairperson because the chairperson was traveling for work. Actually, I am surprised that this level of politics happens even in school PSGs where all parents are volunteers and there only because they want the best for their child.

This was our school week, have a restful Sunday, all ready for the new week!