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Through the lens of a teacher: O-level results

17 Jan 2017

Receiving one’s results is a memorable yet an emotional experience for students and their teachers. Take a peek into what goes on as we followed Mr Dayan Tan of Juying Secondary School!

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It's an exciting day today! Mr Dayan Tan was anxious to know how his students performed and couldn't wait to check out the results.  

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Together with other Form Teachers, Mr Tan sorted the result slips and was keen to know how his Geography students in other classes did in the subject.

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Some did well while others fall short of the goals they had shared with Mr Tan before the O-levels. The teachers went through the results and discussed various options available for their students.   

15937170_10155600333957004_6497609403181212985_oPreparing the photographs that they had taken during Graduation. How time flies!

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"We keep these moments in this photograph, we made these memories for ourselves". Mr Tan reminisced fondly the times he had spent with Class 4E1 of 2016.

15937256_10155600334297004_2914891796890788768_oAll ready to meet the students and parents! 

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Catching up with parents was always meaningful for Mr Tan as he gets to know how his former students were doing. 

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Mr Tan prepares the essentials - and yes, a pack of tissue included. 

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From past experiences, emotions would run wild so tissue will come in very handy. 

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 Great to see familiar faces

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In 4 minutes, it will be time to break the news to 36 students whom Mr Tan had guided over the past 2 years.

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Checking if everyone is present 

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A moment Mr Tan will cherish 

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"Yes, you!" - Mr Tan excited to share the results with his students 

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Together with Mr Seet, Principal of Juying Sec, Mr Tan is happy to see her hard work paying off! 

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Sharing with a student and his mother the various options he can consider with his grades. 

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A well-deserved pat on the back 

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It is always heartening to receive gratitude from parents

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Standing by those who did not meet their expectations, Mr Tan shows support and offers advice.

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Faced with a variety of options and possibilities, students swarm to their mentor for advice - just like the old days.

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Mr Tan encourages his students to decide on the next step by taking into consideration their interests, passion and talents.

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Standing by the words of Winston Churchill - "I have nothing to offer but toil, tears and sweat". All the effort pays off when Mr Tan sees his students reaching their goals and dreams.

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 Time for a fun shot! 

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 Mr Tan is reminded that good partnership with parents would help to bring out the best in his students.

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As they walked out of the school hall, Mr Tan hopes for the best for each and every life he has impacted.

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Back to his mission of educating and nurturing the next generation