How your secondary sch children spend their long sch holiday

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How your secondary sch children spend their long sch holiday

Postby Zann » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:25 pm

secondary school long vacation will soon begin on 1 Nov. It last for as long as 2 months? how do your sec school children usually spend their long school holiday? What have you planned for them? Enrichment? volunteer work? Or tuition for next level :?

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Re: How your secondary sch children spend their long sch hol

Postby daisyt » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:44 pm

Mine is joing a major compeition for the CCA and hence would be fully occupied every day from day one till end. She already start to tell me, she is fully geared up now, waiting for the exams to be over and holidays to come ASAP. :D

From my understanding, the teachers would be giving them lots of holiday assignments to be done and hand up to next year teachers.

I quite like the idea of volunteer work.

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Re: How your secondary sch children spend their long sch hol

Postby turquoise » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:57 pm

daisyt wrote:Mine is joing a major compeition for the CCA and hence would be fully occupied every day from day one till end. She already start to tell me, she is fully geared up now, waiting for the exams to be over and holidays to come ASAP. :D

From my understanding, the teachers would be giving them lots of holiday assignments to be done and hand up to next year teachers.

I quite like the idea of volunteer work.


Holiday assignments? Oh my! Which school is this?

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Re: How your secondary sch children spend their long sch hol

Postby daisyt » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:04 pm

turquoise wrote:
daisyt wrote:Mine is joing a major compeition for the CCA and hence would be fully occupied every day from day one till end. She already start to tell me, she is fully geared up now, waiting for the exams to be over and holidays to come ASAP. :D

From my understanding, the teachers would be giving them lots of holiday assignments to be done and hand up to next year teachers.

I quite like the idea of volunteer work.


Holiday assignments? Oh my! Which school is this?

Ya, my girl say its sound so crazy. :lol:

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Re: How your secondary sch children spend their long sch hol

Postby chengsmummy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:55 pm

Zann wrote:secondary school long vacation will soon begin on 1 Nov. It last for as long as 2 months? how do your sec school children usually spend their long school holiday? What have you planned for them? Enrichment? volunteer work? Or tuition for next level :?

My daughter's school has arranged quite a lot of post exam activities for them. From the school calendar, the school holiday will start from 14 November.

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Postby mrswongtuition » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:27 pm

Most schools will have holiday homework for most subjects. I know I have to plan 5 hours of homework for my kids.

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Postby csc » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:03 am

I think my children have done enough homework during school terms, so holiday homework is a no-no for me.

But, it's time to catch up with reading all the books they can, maybe watch a few good movies or go out with their friends.

Anyway, they've got to practise for their piano exams next year. We will also be away for 3 weeks.Looks like not much time left anyway.

I believe in the children taking a good clean break from school work before they start afresh again next year. Yes I believe in letting the soil rest before planting the seeds again. :D

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Postby wonderm » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:03 am

My children will be going for school organised camps (overseas) and local courses for CCA and student council. We will be away 3 weeks for family holiday. That leaves them not much time. I hope they will be catching up with reading and self learning (on things which interest them). Still not sure if school will assign holiday homework, hopefully not.

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Re: How your secondary sch children spend their long sch hol

Postby daisyt » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:38 am

chengsmummy wrote:My daughter's school has arranged quite a lot of post exam activities for them. From the school calendar, the school holiday will start from 14 November.


For my girl's school, 30th Oct is the last school day. The school needs more time to move to the new campus. Still not clear yet if she needs to go back to help up on the packing of her CCA stuffs.

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Postby Zann » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:14 pm

mrswongtuition wrote:Most schools will have holiday homework for most subjects. I know I have to plan 5 hours of homework for my kids.

Could you share what are your 5 hours homework consist of . Are they for next year syllubus

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