Change is the ever constant

Hey everyone! That’s right. Tis me. I’m alive. And I’m back. Hmm…this is beginning to sound like terminator 5 or something. Well many of you probably don’t know who I am to begin with. I’m Ms Joan and the school counsellor at YJC. I have a blog…sorta…and I have been trying (in vain) to write…

Hello JC1 students!

Hello JC1 students! I’m so glad you clicked into my blog. 🙂 My name is Joan and I’m the School Counsellor here at YJC. Most students call me Ms Joan. Usually I get a slot during orientation to introduce myself to new JC1 students but this year the orientation programme was so packed I didn’t get…

Managing Change – My 1st day at YJC

I’ve been wanting to write a post on coping with change and transitions especially for our new JC1 students but somehow I’m only getting round to it now and orientation is well and over. 😦 So I’m hopeful that this could still be helpful to some of you.   I remember very well my first…

Motivating words from an ex-YJCian

Hey everyone, I received this ‘comment’ from an ex-YJCian in response to a post I wrote on motivation. I’m reposting it here for everyone cos it was impactful to me as I think about the difficulties students face, the obstacles in their way and the resilience and strength of character some of you display. Enough…

Why I like it here at YJC

I was really put on the spot by Mdm Koh (our Principal) this morning during the staff meeting when she suddenly turned to me and said “Joan! Tell everyone here your perception about this school and what you have observed.” And there I was thinking that wearing a beige blouse will help me blend into…

What’s up in 2010?

Hello! Hello! Welcome back to a new school term, everyone! I don’t know about you but this week seemed like an incredibly LOoong week for me. The best part about it though was being able to catch up with you guys. When I asked students, “so how was your break?!” I usually got responses that…