resolution, and an intense desire to give back to my alma mater, I
applied to MOE and through Dr Cheah Fung Fong’s recommendation, I was
able to speak to Mr Peter Tan, our principal then, to explore the
possibility of coming in as a teacher of ACS (Junior).
After Teacher training,
I was posted back to ACS (Junior) as an aided-staff. I really felt
that I was re-entering the ‘Promised Land’! The Boys are a joy to
teach. They have a lot of initiative, take pride in their work and
display their individuality through sporting, academic and aesthetic
excellence. Quick wit and acuity of mind make conversational interplay
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Teaching in a mission
school is fulfilling and satisfying. In fact, I look forward to
going to school every day! Being part of a larger family of ACS
Schools also reinforces this tradition of camaraderie and kinship.
This is evident through the love and care shown by my fellow
colleagues, teachers and school leaders, Mrs Kathryn Koh, Ms Sharon
Liat and Ms Christine Bok.
If you have just finished school or if
you are thinking of switching careers, may I ask that you prayerfully
consider teaching as a career?