You could see the anticipation and nervousness on their faces just a short while before the moment of truth.
With such an attractive teacher, I am sure that if it was the "O" levels, my boy would have fared badly because of the distraction in class. Luckily this was only the PSLE and his male hormones had not fully developed yet. :p
In the end, I think he did well enough to qualify for one of the following schools:
1. Catholic High School;
2. Victoria School;
3. Anglican High School; and
4. Chung Cheng High School.
So Thursday afternoon was spent shuttling from one school to another, sort of like Chinese New Year visiting. It was tiring and time-consuming.
Among the 4 schools, Catholic High made a deep impression on me. What I saw on its school grounds reassured me that my son would be getting a well-rounded education.
Catholic High School seems to have a bit of everything.
Arts - There are many sculptures. This prominent one is aptly titled 爸爸的手 ("Father's Hands").
Nature - These are real toucans (not clay models).
Politics - No explanation needed for this poster.
Humour - Also self-explanatory.
It even has its very own Speakers' Corner.
History - A mockup of Singapore's very first landmark 1959 General Elections, complete with authentic-looking election vehicle and posters. Singapore People's Alliance and Liberal Socialist Party were two political parties that contested the 1959 elections. Both parties had long since been dissolved. Hmm... the last picture (with the cross) seemed to caution against mixing religion with politics. ;)
And so does this two pictures:
Heritage - There are many miniature models on Singapore's heritage but this one caught my eyes:
And for good reason too - it also quoted my blog article on the ice ball man.
I am so proud of my son