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RGPS pupils made to stand during assembly - Thoughts?

Postby jetsetter » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:32 am

what say parents of these pupils?

http://www.edvantage.com.sg/content/rgp ... bly-months

By Samantha Boh
My Paper
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013

SINGAPORE - For being "too talkative", a class of Primary 2 pupils from Raffles Girls' Primary School (RGPS) were made to stand for 15 minutes during every assembly.

This went on for three months, and raised the ire of a parent. The school's vice-principal has now admitted that the punishment was "excessive".

Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported yesterday that the incident came to light when the father of one of the girls heard what was happening and visited the school to see for himself.

"Three months is too long for any parent to accept. I believe the rest of the parents do not know about this," he was quoted as saying.

The punishment reportedly began in July, when a teacher chided the class of 29 pupils for talking too much during assembly. They were then made to stand from 12.30pm to 12.45pm during every assembly, before being allowed to sit like the rest of their schoolmates.

RGPS vice-principal Choong Pek Lan told My Paper that the punishment was "excessive", and was not commonly used by teachers at the school. Both the school and the Education Ministry are looking into the matter.

MP Baey Yam Keng, a member of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Education, described the punishment as "embarrassing for the students". But he added that schools should not shy away from disciplining pupils who misbehave. "There needs to be a balance," he said.

- See more at: http://www.edvantage.com.sg/content/rgp ... yFybx.dpuf

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Re: RGPS pupils made to stand during assembly - Thoughts?

Postby Pom Pee Pee » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:04 pm

Made to stand for 3 mths during assembly, and yet now then one of the parents blow up the matter? Vice principal said to investigate? Since that it is during assembly and already for some many mths Liao, sure whole sch already knew of this matter rite? So y vice principal sounded as if she was not aware like that?? My gal was from this sch, disappointed and at the same time surprised of this news. :shrug: During her 6 yrs there, everything was smooth sailing and well organized. Principal, vice principal, teachers and staffs goody goody... And the famous pancake auntie, those gals in RGPS will know what I am talking about.. :wink:

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Re: RGPS pupils made to stand during assembly - Thoughts?

Postby Nebbermind » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:19 pm

Maybe it's a really short P2er...so no one noticed! :siam:

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Re: RGPS pupils made to stand during assembly - Thoughts?

Postby jetsetter » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:29 pm

couldn't the teacher hv split the chatterboxes up instead. And VP isn't aware...hmm

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Re: RGPS pupils made to stand during assembly - Thoughts?

Postby mummy so kiasu » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:41 pm

3 months is really too long. Standing for half an hour for that particular day is sufficient & reasonable.

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Re: RGPS pupils made to stand during assembly - Thoughts?

Postby mummy so kiasu » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:42 pm

3 months is really too long. Standing for half an hour for that particular day is sufficient & reasonable. Noisy class is very common.
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Re: RGPS pupils made to stand during assembly - Thoughts?

Postby jtoh » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:44 pm

Maybe VP pontang assembly for 3 months. LOL!

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Re: RGPS pupils made to stand during assembly - Thoughts?

Postby Nebbermind » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:46 pm

but report did not say whether she was punished for repeated misbehaviour.

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Re: RGPS pupils made to stand during assembly - Thoughts?

Postby Funz » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:49 pm

Think the report is saying the whole class of 29 where made to stand, not just 1 particular girl.

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Re: RGPS pupils made to stand during assembly - Thoughts?

Postby Nebbermind » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:53 pm

Funz wrote:Think the report is saying the whole class of 29 where made to stand, not just 1 particular girl.

Oh! My bad! Confirm I'm dyslexic!! :sad:

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