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20
Nov
09

A day in Malacca with old ACS boys

Our group having lunch, from left: Peter Ong (71), Ray, Mak Kai Kin, Tedin, Bert ( Bert’s brother also joined us later) & Victor (photographer)

After the ACPS’s annual prize giving ceremony, our group went on to have a simple and delicious lunch at the stall in front of the school. We had ‘mee rebus’ and ‘ais kacang’ etc. the sort of snacks we would usually have in our days back when we were schooling there.

The geography of the location has not changed much, the beautiful shady trees are still there, the road into the two schools looks the same. Only we have changed. We have each become who we are and in some way our early years in school may have something to do with it, may be not.

But the most wonderful thing was how ChuaCC’s influence in our younger days there have brought us back over the years, from different classes, strips and colours,  to meet and to remember him through the Awards. It was also this month a year ago that Chua died and I am sure his spirit is still very much alive, as we can see how we had gathered in his name.

We had a memorable time siting there and talking about the old days and also watching the comings and goings of the younger boys and girls now attending the schools in the area.

Bert Tan showing us his new restaurant along the Malacca River which will be opening this month. This place by the river will serve Nyonya Peranakan cuisine and colonial food.

Next we were invited by Bert Tan to visit his new premise, Riverine Coffeehouse, at 198 Lorong Hang Jebat. This could be a place where old and new ACS boys can meet and build friendship etc.

We wish Bert Tan all the best in his new venture. His contact : 0177556767

Raymond Ong and I would like to thank Tedin Ng for driving us to Malacca for the day.

20
Nov
09

ChuaCC ACS(P) Achievement Awards 2009

The ACS(P) school hall, Thursday 19th November 09, prize giving day. Photo: VC
Dear friends,
A quick note to you before we give you all the details, photos etc via the ChuaChengChye blog.
Firstly, many, many, many thanks to all of you for having made this effort come to fruition. Your kind thoughts, contributions in cash or kind via the CCC Fund and also through various other individual or group efforts in the past and present, often unbeknownst to others, in some way or other cared for Chua Cheng Chye when he was alive, especially in the last decade and now in his memory.
Tedin Ng (’71) gave away the five CCC Awards on our behalf. Photo: VC

The award winners (plus a sister and representatives) and their teachers on stage with Tedin and Mak Kai Kin.
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The Certificates were designed and produced by Tedin Ng, many thanks for all his time and energy and the details put into this project.
The CCC Achievement Awards 2009 have been presented to five boys for their outstanding performance in 5 areas, i.e. Academics, Sports, Special Education (hyper, autistic, late bloomers, etc), Remedial and Overall Effort (HM’s pick). Each boy has been presented with a Certificate of the Award, RM100.00 cash and a congratulatory letter advising them to continue working hard and to wisely use the cash for books or sports products (next year we will work out a cash voucher arrangement with Tai Kuang).
Parents and teachers in the hall. Visitors seated in the front role, Goh Hock Guan (’74), Tedin Ng (’71) & Henry Goh (ex-BB, ACPS PTA Chairman 2009)
The 2009 UPSR results were released nationwide yesterday morning and we can congratulate the school for their performance which is above the national average. However, only one boy scored the maximum 5As (two boys last year) but an overall improvement was recorded.
Qairul Umaril, school Head Prefect and CCC Achievement Award 2009 Winner – Academics, is the UPSR 5As scorer. Congratulations to him!
A Micheal Jackson in the making.
New stars in the making
We were treated to a wonderful repertoire of song and dance shows by the boys. The standard 2 boys even did a very animated Chicken Dance…  I believe especially for Hock Guan but unfortunately he had to leave a little earlier for another appointment.
Few of the friends of ChuaCC who was able to make it for the occasion. From left: Victor Chin (’67), Tedin Ng (’71), Raymond Ong (’73), Bert Tan (’85), Mak Kai Kin (’71) [not in photo: Peter Ong (’71) & Goh Hock Guan (’74)].
This article was posted by Tedin Ng via email. Photos by Vic Chin.
02
Nov
09

CCC Achievement Awards 2009

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Photo of the primary school hall when Tedin presented the school with AV equipments.

Dear friends,

I have spoken with Mr Wong Poh Sim, headmaster of ACS Primary, to discuss how we may best compliment and not duplicate the school’s existing program in aiding their less privileged pupils and in rewarding outstanding ones. I now understand that there are in fact several aid programs by the Education Ministry that help alleviate the burdens faced by the pupils from low income families. These include a daily meal allowance @ RM1.80 every schoolday, uniforms and an annual RM200.00 aid sum. 72 days of free tuition classes are also sponsored by the ministry. Attendees also get a meal allowance as they need to stay back after school for the tuition conducted in the afternoons. Teachers conducting the tuition get vouchers worth RM350.00. Private bodies such as Tzu-Chi also provide aid. The teachers-in-charge make it a point to apply for such aid on behalf of the needy boys but this is not a pressing problem that requires additional support.

Last year the school produced two 5As scorers for the UPSR. However, for this year Mr Wong does not expect a better performance although he is confident of more scorers from next year’s batch. A new mountain bike awaits this year’s 5As scorer.

As previously informed, there is only one class per year. This November 19th is the school’s prize giving day and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd position boys in each class/year will receive their awards, including some books (approx RM10 value) sponsored by Tai Kuang Bookstore.

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Bien talking about the ChuaCC Fund at the memorial service in Malacca.

Taking into account all the above and having consulted with Mr Wong, my suggestion is to give “CCC Achievement Awards” to the winners of the following categories:-

1. Top Academic Achiever
(based on final year end/UPSR results)
2. Top Extra-curricular/Sports Achiever
(Note: No scouting or BB for primary school)
3. Top Special Class Achiever
(Special class is of mixed ages and disabilities)
4. Most Improved Achiever
(based on best incremental improvements in grades and position in class over the year)
5. Best Overall Achiever
(HM’s pick)
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Wong Yunn Chii was the first to plant the idea of a ChuaCC Fund and with all the support of the friends for ChuaCC that idea has become a reality.

 

The “CCC Achievement Award -2009” will include RM100.00 in cash and a special “Photo-Certificate”. My idea of the photo-certificate is to superimpose the portrait photo of the winner on a specially designed background featuring CCC with details such as former HM of ACPS, BB Captain, Scoutmaster, CCC Fund website, etc besides the usual Award title, school crest and so on. Hopefully, these framed photo-certificates will more likely find a vantage spot to display in their living rooms and so in some small way help in remembrance of CCC.

It would be best to let the school incorporate the CCC Achievement Awards into their Prize Giving Day this November 19th.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Thank you and cheers!

Tedin

Below are some of the highlights of the friends of ChuaCC’s meetings to get this project moving and all our joint efforts has been worth it and Chua certainly would have been proud of us all. Well done everyone.

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Please join in this fund raising project.
Donors to date:
1. Wong Yunn Chii - '71 (RM2000)
2. Lim Kim Tay - '71 (RM2000)
3. MACSIAN74 (RM2000)
4. Vic's Art Prints Sale (RM2500)
5. Tedin Ng - '71 (RM1620)
6. Class of 1971 (RM1038)
7. Woon Tai Hai - '74 (RM1000)
8. Paul Cheok - '76 (RM1000)
9. Chua Beng Own - '70 (RM1000)
10. Class of 1985 - (RM1000)
11. MACS '74 '09 Dinner (RM850)
12. Bien Hock Nien - '55 (RM500)
13. Victor Chin - '67 (RM500)
14. Jimmy Chiam - '80 (RM500)
15. Peter Yap - MES '71 (RM500)
16. Eng Kim Leng - '76 (RM500)
17. Heng Chin Lai - '78 (RM500)
18. Loy Kwee Keow - '76 (RM500)
19. Chin Kai Wah - '55 (RM500)
20. Albert Chan HL - '55 (RM500)
21. Dennis Ee - '76 (RM200)
22. Oh Kim Leng - '77 (RM200)
23. Wong Swee Lim - '56 (RM200)
24. Wee Hock Guan - '76 (RM200)
25. Raymond Ong - '73 (RM100)
26. Anonymous - (RM100)
27. Tommy Chen - '85 (RM490)

Total: RM21,998.00

Tedin Ng -'71 (RM5000)
Donation in kind to ACS primary

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