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posted: 30/10/2019

Name : Specialist Triage
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posted: 29/10/2019

Name : Specialist Triage
Year of Graduation:

CIS Learning Journey
Today's learning journey was very enlightening... making me grateful for what I have now.
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posted: 29/10/2019

Name : Specialist Triage
Year of Graduation:

CIS Learning Journey
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posted: 29/10/2019

Name : Specialist Triage
Year of Graduation:

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posted: 29/10/2019

Name : Specialist Triage
Year of Graduation:

CIS Learning Journey
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posted: 10/02/2019

Name : Kwan Calise
Year of Graduation:

Canadian International School Learning Journey Ex TKGS campus
On the day of the COS learning journey I was extremely excited to see the old tkgs campus as well as a heritage site which is the first heritage sight I have seen. It was interesting to see how they managed to keep some of the old tkgs school features and still manage to work around it to build a condusive environment for kindergarten and primary school students. My group's guide shared that they used to collect saga seeds to play and I find that it is interesting as they used to play with one another or interact a lot unlike now when we are always on our phones. This learning journey was interesting and I learnt a lot!

posted: 07/02/2019

Name : Srinithi BS
Year of Graduation:

CIS JOURNEY
Name:srinithi
Class:1E3
Tkgs CIS JOURNEY

My experience in CIS was unique. we had two guides to show us around the old TKGS campus(CIS).we walked along the aisles of the corridor to the canteen our guides told us that Fishball noddles and Curry puff were very cheap. I was extremely surprised to see only 2 food stalls. We went across to the corridor full of rooms which were now used for drama by the CIS pupils when tkgs was there the rooms were used for cooking and sewing they were something like D&T and FCE they told us tat the skills they learned were very useful life skills. We walked back to hall and our guide told us that the wooden flooring that is being used CIS today was also used when Tkgs was there. The field was not as big as the new tkgs campus but that is where the girl guides practiced. Our guides also told us that there used to be stationary shop like a mini popular where most tkgs students bought their excersise books and stationery.when it rained it would start flooding so prefects would line benches in the corridors for students to walk on . the saga tree where our guides would sit in their times was still thee and we got a saga seed each as a souvenier .our guides remembered sitting under tree to study for practical lessons. These memories were etched in our guides mind now is passed down to us.the most exciting memory is that one of my guides had gone to haig girls primary school and then tkgs and haig girls primary school is the same school I went too so this seemed to amaze me.I was very privileged to go to CIS when it was the principals birthday and we got to sing her a birthday song.

posted: 07/02/2019

Name : Tang Shannen
Year of Graduation:

Learning Journey to CIS
The Learning Journey to the former TKGS site is something that I would never forget. Our guide - who is a former TK-Gian - told us about her lessons in the past. She told us about dissecting a rabbit and how she wanted to skin it so she could make a little pouch of real rabbit fur. Even though I was disgusted by the thought of it, I was also fascinated about the way she thought. It was so different from how we think of things nowadays. Not only that, she also mentioned that they had lessons which taught them how to clean rooms and tidy things up so that they would be able to help their mothers to do some household chores when at home. Upon reaching the hall, our guide told us that the hall we were in was the same hall they had last time. The only difference were the air conditioners. I felt so privileged to visit a heritage site which I was part of as a present TK-Gian. Our guide explained that during their time, they had no air conditioners installed and it was always extremely stuffy and warm during their assembly. It was especially stuffy and boring during the principal’s address – some of them would even bring a sketch pad along to doodle on! In a nutshell, I think that the TKGS last time is very different compared to the TKGS today and am honoured to be a part of TKGS and its journey.

 
posted: 07/02/2019

Name : Srinithi BS
Year of Graduation:

CIS JOURNEY

posted: 07/02/2019

Name : Kuduva Sivakumar Hemalatha Shivani
Year of Graduation:

Journey to cis(our past)
When I first went to cis, I was surprised because the campus was way smaller than our new campus. I guess that just shows that sometimes we take things for granted and don't even realise the true value of them until we lose it. When our guide who was a tkgs alumni told us about the fun things they got to do in the past, I realised not that much had changed and that tkgs still holds true to its culture. She went on to tell us about the mischievous things that they sometimes did during school and I could really relate to what she was saying. I am now eve more proud to be a TKGIAN

 
posted: 07/02/2019

Name : jynelle chua
Year of Graduation:

CIS learning journey
When I entered the CIS campus and toured around the school with our alumni, i got to realise how fortunate we are. The classrooms that the tkgs alumni studied in were small, and considering how many students there were, I realised that we were fortunate to have such a big, airy classrooms to reduce the stuffiness. No matter how fortunate we were, we never stopped complaining. This learning journey to the old tkgs campus has allowed me to see where tkgs started from and where everything started to build up. I am very grateful to tkgs for letting me embark on this eye-opening journey. I will truly appreciate the efforts taken in building up this school!!:')

posted: 07/02/2019

Name : Adelina Sophia
Year of Graduation:

CIS experience
Its was very meaningful for me to visit CIS as it was the old tkgs sight where my mom used to be.It was amazing that i could touch things which my mom touched last time.It also interesting to find out that tkgs and tkss use to have a combined CCA.I really did enjoy going to CIS.

posted: 07/02/2019

Name : Anvita Iyer
Year of Graduation:

Trip to CIS (reflection)
This is where the school used to have band practice. The Alumnus was telling us a story about how although in the rainy season the Field was flooded they still had to do their band practice and get their shoes and socks all muddy and dirty. I also remember the Alumnus telling us that there used to be three schools which shared the same field so they used to see the students from the other two schools every day.


The Alumnus also told us that when it rained they had to take the canteen benches and create a line of benches through the hallway so that the girls could climb on the benches with their books and all to get to class without getting wet. If not, on other days they used to walk through the water as deep as it was and the Alumnus said that her mother used to scold her when her shoes and socks were wet because of walking through the rain but there was truly nothing she could do about it.

 
posted: 07/02/2019

Name : Tan Tesra
Year of Graduation:

CIS
Here are some pictures of the old TKGS campus now currently used by Canadian International School ( CIS ).
The first picture is where the students of TKGS at that time played their games. The second picture was a garden thingy haha.

It was a fun experience to learn about TKGS’s history.

 
posted: 06/02/2019

Name : Padmanabhan Kavya
Year of Graduation:

visit to TKGS previous campus
As soon as i stepped into the school i was shocked at how small it was .Now that it is a school for kindergarten students it is reasonable but in the past this was the school for secondary school students! Our alumni guide did mention that in the 1970s the students were physically smaller than the students now but still they coud not have been that small. First we went to the school hall where we were welcomed by the CIS school principal . she was very cheery and kind she called us part of her family then she talked a bit about that campus being a heritage site. Soon we met our alumni guides and they started the tour. One of the alumni guides said she went to HGS as well which was my primary school .
First we went she explained that the school hall was the exact same as it is now but it was not that well painted nor was it air conditioned . Other than that she said the hall was the same size and had the same wooden flooring . After the hall we visited the flag raising ceremony area .(in above video) They had to stand around the tiny mount that had flags and sing the national anthem and say the national pledge."Can you imagine? 200 pupils along with teachers cramped around that small hill ? " said one of the alumni guides. After that the guide mentioned that there used to be a pre-uni block where Mdm Halimah Yacob studied . They and pre -universities as at that time there were not that many junior colleges nor were there polytechnics.

 
posted: 05/02/2019

Name : Loh Andrea
Year of Graduation:

Trip to CIS
Today, we went to Canadian International School which was where the former Tanjong Katong Girls was located. I could not believe even after lots of years, the alumni could still remember where all the classes are located at. Last time, the alumni learn home education which they learn how to sew their own apron for their cooking lesson other than that, they learn how to take care of a baby too. These days instead of calling it home education, we call it dnt and fce,which is still a little different between what they learn and what we learn from the classes. In the past, they had two sessions, one in the morning which is for lower secondary while one in the afternoon for the upper secondary. I had a great time there and learning more about the history of TKGS from the alumni.

 
posted: 05/02/2019

Name : Loh Andrea
Year of Graduation:

Trip to CIS
Today, we went to Canadian International School which was where the former Tanjong Katong Girls was located. I could not believe even after lots of years, the alumni could still remember where all the classes are located at. Last time, the alumni learn home education which they learn how to sew their own apron for their cooking lesson other than that, they learn how to take care of a baby too. These days instead of calling it home education, we call it dnt and fce,which is still a little different between what they learn and what we learn from the classes. In the past, they had two sessions, one in the morning which is for lower secondary while one in the afternoon for the upper secondary. I had a great time there and learning more about the history of TKGS from the alumni.

 
posted: 03/02/2019

Name : Teo Ariel
Year of Graduation:

Visiting The Original Site of TKGS
We took a step back in time and went back to our original TKGS campus that was being used by Canadian International School. The Principle, Mrs. Henderson, was kind enough to continue inviting us back to the campus annually.
We saw many things. Many were untouched structures turned into classrooms because the campus is a Heritage site of Singapore. For example, the Biology lab had been turned into about five classrooms.
They operated very differently from how the school does now. They had two sessions in the morning and afternoon, at 0730 and 1300 respectively. They also shared facilities with three other schools; TKSS, HGS and HBS. Their field was shared with TKSS while their track with HGS and HBS.
Students had a choice whether to choose Home Economics (cooking and sowing) or Technical Class (metal and wood works). Technical Class was taught in TKSS.
Every student was to take two CCAs; one sport and one uniform group or society. There was a strong sense of support and when someone had a competition, everyone would go support.
I feel that current TKGians can learn from our seniors and have a strong support system for sports or dance etc.

 
posted: 02/02/2019

Name : siaw Sarah
Year of Graduation:


When we were on our way up to the CIS school hall ,we were warmly greeted by their friendly principal. Her actions made me feel very welcomed Up the stairway and through the door, there it was, a cooling room with aircon switched on ,awaiting for us Then ,what I had found most memorable was that we had sung a birthday song for the principal of CIS and the school song. It was my first time singing our school song out of school and that was when I felt happy to be part of this unique experience. Not to forget that the CIS campus used to be the original TKGS campus and now it is a preserved heritage site Next, we met our guides for the viewing of the CIS school compound which were alumni of TKGS! We started off by taking a group photo Then we headed to the block of classrooms that used to be where the home-economics classroom was. The most interesting thing to me was that; back then, after school hours, the classrooms were occupied by adults for them to attend their night-classes. I enjoyed learning the history of TKGS
When we were on our way up to the CIS school hall ,we were warmly greeted by their friendly principal. Her actions made me feel very welcomed Up the stairway and through the door, there it was, a cooling room with aircon switched on ,awaiting us After a walk under the sun, I definitely needed some cool air. Everyone’s eyes lit up. What I found most memorable was that we had sung a birthday song for the principal of CIS and the school song. It was my first time singing our school song out of school and that was when I felt happy to be part of this unique experience. Not to forget that the CIS campus used to be the original TKGS campus and now it is a preserved heritage site Next, we met our guides for the viewing of the CIS school compound which were alumni of TKGS! We started off by taking a group photo Then we headed to the block of classrooms that used to be where the home-economics classroom was. The most interesting thing to me was that; back then, after school hours, the classrooms were occupied by adults for them to attend their night-classes. I enjoyed learning the history of TKGS

posted: 31/01/2019

Name : Yasmin Aleesha
Year of Graduation:

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LEARNING JOURNEY
WHAT DID I FIND MOST INTERESTING FROM THE INFORMATION SHARED BY MY GUIDE?

What I found most interesting was how so many pupils could fit in the hall. The hall has very limited space and at that time the hall was not air conditioned, like how it is now, so the pupils and teachers would be dripping in sweat because when there were assemblies everyone would be gathered in the hall so there would not be much air circulating and the pupils and staff would depend on the wind that blows to stay cool. The classrooms now are also air conditioned but back then the classrooms were not. Back then when the pupils were taking an examination, they would have to do it in the hot and stuffy classroom and most pupils would be very sweaty until it drips onto the table. I think that the pupils in CIS now are very lucky because the hall and classrooms are air conditioned so they don’t have to go through what the former TKGians have gone through and they also get to learn in a comfortable environment.

 
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