YUK CHOY HIGH SCHOOL, JELAPANG, PERAK Part 1
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The Chinese Orchestra
The Girl Guides
MY LAST DAY AT SCHOOL
CULTURAL PERFORMANCE 2009
THE YUK CHOY FASHION SHOW 2009 by SENIOR 3 STUDENTS
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS 12 February 2010
The celebrations included a Calligraphy contest, the Lion-dancers making their way through the school building, and a buffet lunch for teachers and staff.
Watch Maggie Leong Mei Kay, Calligrapher Par Excellence
THE DANCE SOCIETY/CLUB
Dance is very important to Chinese Independent Schools, being seen not only as a means of artistic expression but also as a vehicle for passing on traditional values. Indeed, the latter is deemed more important than the former.
Traditional dance is, thus, often the mainstay of dance clubs. This is obvious from the costumes worn by dancers. However, a touch of modernity is to be seen, as in the bare arms of female dancers.
Moreover, modern dance movements are also incorporated, as you will note from the height to which legs are raised!
Dancers, 2010 Teachers’ Day Performance
Dance performed at the 2009 Perak Chinese Independent Schools Song Festival
THE CHINESE ORCHESTRA
The Chinese Orchestra at Practice, 2010
THE BRASS BAND
This band played at Assembly and on all occasions. They also went to play at funerals.
THE BRASS BAND AT PRACTICE, 2010
THE HAUNTED HOUSE 2010@School FunFair
Photos of the ghosts (the STARS of the show)
You will never see them as clearly as these…
THE GHOST/HAUNTED HOUSE 2009@School Fun Fair
Preparations and Casting: S3CA
I have quite a lot of photos of the haunted house in 2010 which I shall upload later.
This was the entrance to the haunted house
These were members of the team who are featured in the video
The usual comment is, “It’s so dark! Can’t see much.”
My reply, “Of course it’s dark! It’s a haunted house!”
I taught English at Yuk Choy High School, Jelapang from January 2009 to July 2010. That is a short period of time but from the numerous photo albums I have of the school, its teaching and administrative staff and students, it looks as if I had packed several years into 18 months or so.
In some schools, you don’t feel you belong but at Yuk Choy, I felt very much a part of everything.
Firstly, my new colleagues made me feel I belonged. They never treated me like a newcomer but took me into their fold immediately.
Secondly, the students were open to their new teacher. They were wonderful.
COME BACK FOR MORE LATER….
TEACHERS’ DAY 2009 WAS CELEBRATED ON 25 JULY 2009
Many performances were put on to entertain the whole school.
These were the emcees
Photos of the performances
Cutting of the Cake, etc…
More photos of the performances
Teachers, staff and students at the show
For many, the ballet performance by 4 girls was the highlight of the show.
ASSEMBLY ON MONDAY BEGAN WITH THE NEGARA KU AND FLAG RAISING
IT ENDED WITH THE SCHOOL SONG
THE ELECTION OF THE TOP TEN STUDENTS.
This was a practice of the school and in 2009, it was held. It was a biennial event, that is, held every two years.
Candidates were nominated, and then they engaged in an election campaign!
I understand that it has been discontinued. That is a pity. The whole process mirrored the democratic process and was a good training ground for adulthood.
THERE WAS A POSTER CAMPAIGN
THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY THE VOTING.
ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WENT TO THE HALL TO CAST THEIR VOTES.
What a good way to learn about the democratic process!
THE RESULTS WERE POSTED AS SOON AS THEY WERE AVAILABLE.
The ballot boxes
Prefects on duty
Teachers and students went to vote
Here were some of the candidates for the Top Ten List
Here was a prefect tallying the results
There is more.
Come back. Please!