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  • Chapter 03: Dunman High in the Sixties - A Boy's Nostalgias
    courts our court was covered with sand The field was uneven and anyone playing on it could easily trip and fall This however did not deter us from having a whale of a time with our basketball game Often we would return to class tanned and reeking with sweat Time flew by In 1965 I was promoted to the first year of pre university education The education system of Chinese secondary schools was modified Previously secondary education comprised 3 years of Junior Middle and 3 years for Senior Middle From 1961 onwards it was changed to 4 years for secondary education and 2 years for pre university education In 1966 we witnessed the completion of a new four storey building by the Ministry of Education Building of Collective Wisdom 集思楼 which added sixteen new classrooms to the school Shortly a two storey building named 格致馆 which consisted of 4 science laboratories 3 Home Economics rooms and 1 AVA room The student population increased to about 2 000 and the number of teaching staff increased to about 100 My classroom was situated on the fourth level of the Building of Collective Wisdom During recess my classmates and I would be resting at the railings along the corridor We saw the decreasing size of the school field The vast expanse of the blue sky in the bright sunlight remained etched in my mind This sight was captured in those times when we had our jog on the newly paved concrete basketball field 2 years of pre university school days were the busiest period My pre university one Chinese Language teacher was 苏启容师 潘先钦师was my pre university two History teacher He had a good rapport with his students and understood us very well The mild 吴辉榜师taught Literature and pre u one History of

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  • Chapter 04: Doctor who mistook piece of fat for Appendix: May 1978
    DHS Mission Vision Motto Strategic Directions School Crest Song Dunman High Programme Principal s Message School History Campus Map Home Chapter 04 Doctor who mistook piece of fat for Appendix May 1978 Chapter 04 Doctor who mistook piece of fat for Appendix May 1978 INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF MR CHEN JEN HAO The second principal of Dunman High School Mr Chen Jen Hao died after an appendix operation He underwent an appendicitis operation but never had his appendix removed according to a coroner s court The reason was that the operating surgeon had mistaken a piece of fat for Mr Chen s appendix The patient died two days after the operation The surgeon Dr Lo Chiung Min a Taiwanese who was under contract with the Singapore Government has since resigned and returned to Taiwan He was not present at the inquiry into Mr Chen s death Two days after the operation Mr Chen complained of stomach pains to the nurse who called for the senior registrar of the surgical department Dr W R Chen Dr Chen testified that he and nurse found Mr Chen on the floor of his ward lying in a pool of vomited material There was

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  • Chapter 05: Two Neighbouring Schools called Dunman 1979
    into the conference room with an air of confidence He shook hands with his all familiar counterpart the principal of Dunman Secondary School our neighbour since 1964 when the school was founded Dunman High School and Dunman Secondary School were like the Siamese twins Chang and Eng In fact both schools had another younger sibling Dunman Primary School which was taken over by Dunman High School in 1978 Like Chang and Eng whose bodies were joined the two Dunmans shared a large field for many years The meeting was convened to convince one school of its need to change its name because the two Dunmans had caused much confusion over the years MOE wanted a solution to put an end to that Mr Lim Nai Yan during an interview by the National Archives of Singapore recounted the unforgettable meeting that took place in the 1980s One day MOE summoned the two school principals to a meeting to discuss the possibility of changing the name of one school This meeting was a failure from the onset because none was prepared and willing to change From both schools perspectives it s understandable why the schools refused to relent The meeting hence did not achieve what it had set out to do 教育部也了解这个问题 曾经召集两所学校的校长来商讨 站在学校的立场 双方都不愿意换校名 这个问题无法达致协议 结果 校名保留下来 后来这个问题不了了之 Mr Lim also narrated in the interview Dunman High was a Chinese medium school in the past It was then called Dunman Government Chinese Middle School We had a neighbour which was called Dunman Integrated Secondary School Since the English Language became the first language in schools there was a confusion over the names of these two secondary schools Firstly Dunman Integrated Secondary School decided to remove the word Integrated to become Dunman Secondary School Secondly Dunman Government Chinese Middle School was no

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  • Chapter 06: Expat Teacher wants to give part of his pay to Charity: 11 April 1981
    extraordinary story of him almost leaving Singapore because of his higher pay But at the airport he changed his mind and returned to teach again at the Dunman High School where he got a warm welcome The happy ending was brought about by the Education Ministry which suggested that he cut his own pay by donating part of it to a charity And that s what Mr Eynon will do Mr Eynon joined Dunman High after working in Hong Kong on and off for 20 years He had expected the standard of English here to be about the same as in Hong Kong but soon found out otherwise He was impressed not only by his students but also by Singapore s taxi drivers and shop assistants It was not long after he started at Dunman High in July that Mr Eynon began feeling that his services as an English language and literature teacher were really not needed I felt I wasn t doing anything that your own teachers couldn t do just as well he said Besides a basic salary of 2 225 Mr Eynon also received a 700 housing allowance and a personal allowance of 1 300 more than 4 000 a month This was comparable with what he previously earned in Hong Kong Feeling that local teachers were not being paid enough Mr Eynon resigned in February and decided he would return to Hong Kong It was not a matter of virtue or principle It was just a personal thing he said He is not suggesting that other expatriates should do the same As a bachelor the cost of living is much easier for him to bear However he had a change of heart at the very last minute when he was at the airport He did not

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  • Chapter 07: Shining Examples of the All-round Dunman High Scholars
    room for improvement in terms of our standards of English Language However we should feel proud that Dunman High School had done reasonably well in light of our status as one of the Chinese medium schools in Singapore After I graduated from Dunman High School at the end of Secondary Four I did my pre university education at Temasek Junior College I was fortunate to earn a scholarship to further my studies at Cambridge University I found the place very foreign and strange in my first year at Cambridge University It was a time of self exploration Cambridge University was hailed as the haven of Mathematics learning I m very fortunate to be given the rare opportunity to read Mathematics there The British were in general approachable and I befriended them easily However perhaps due to cultural differences it s hard to forge closer friendships There were instances of clash of cultures but fortunately I did not lose my sense of identity because of the strong cultural influences I had I did relief teaching at Dunman High School this holiday break It was really a rare opportunity I was shocked by the news that our school name had changed Also at secondary one to three the medium of instruction was entirely in English Language to keep up with the standards of English medium schools It was however unfortunate that several of my former teachers such as Chinese language teacher 陈建绪师 王业照师 赵永延师 Mathematics teacher 郑振豪师 Science teacher 陈天福师 English Language teacher叶明发师 and several more had left Dunman High School Since Dunman High became a SAP school the facilities had undergone some improvements much to my envy Our younger generation was indeed very fortunate I was in charge of Secondary Two Mathematics and Biology This batch of students was living in an environment that places great emphasis on language acquisition Not only was there an increase in the curriculum hours for languages there were extra language lessons for them outside school hours There were also some exchange programmes organised for them in English medium schools Given more time these students would definitely become effectively bilingual Dunman High School had succeeded in nurturing fluent bilingual speakers In the last six years Dunman High School had undergone drastic changes to the point that I even found the school a little strange Perhaps this had signified a positive change Sng Chern Wei 1990 Mr Sng Chern Wei 19 from Victoria Junior College joins the ranks of 167 others who have become President Scholars since 1966 Mr Sng s parents run a butcher stall in Geylang East and many a time Mr Sng had to look after his younger sister and brother while they were away at the stall But that did not stop the Victoria Junior College student from keeping at his books I used to study so hard that I had only about two hours of sleep each day for weeks during my secondary school days at Dunman High But I learnt to

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  • Chapter 08: Strengthen the Dunman High Family Ties
    Song Dunman High Programme Principal s Message School History Campus Map Home Chapter 08 Strengthen the Dunman High Family Ties Chapter 08 Strengthen the Dunman High Family Ties THE SCHOOL TIE THAT BINDS Ye Weiqiang Melyvn Student 1986 1986 has indeed proved to be a memorable year for Dunman High It marks its thirtieth birthday and hence the cause for a grand celebration The celebration kicked off this year with a lovely birthday present the school tie We were first told about the tie in late January by our principal Mr Lim Nai Yan during assembly The tie which he held in his hands was then presented for our viewing Many squinted leaned forward or stretched their necks just to catch a glimpse of the tie which was soon to become part of our school uniform Mr Lim then announced that it would be compulsory to put on the tie during assemblies and other special occasions with effect from February The students had mixed feelings about wearing the tie I m simply thrilled and just can t wait to put it on a boy from Secondary Two exclaimed On the other hand a number of Secondary Four students felt that the tie could have been introduced earlier as they would only have the chance of wearing it for only a year In fact the urge to wear the tie was so great among a number of students that a suggestion was made to wear the tie five days a week that is on all school days instead of only on days when there were assemblies and celebrations The suggestion was considered and very soon it was announced that it would be all right though not necessary for students to wear their ties every day What exactly does this object which

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  • Chapter 09: Dunmanians celebrate a Unique Friendship
    fourth principal Mr Lim Nai Yan had fond memories of Ah Bee This was what Mr Lim recounted in the interview with the National Archives of Singapore in the 1980s There s a school servant who had worked in Dunman High School for about thirty years Dunman High students will still pay him a visit after they have long graduated Many students will send him New Year cards every year This school servant has cultivated a strong friendship with our students He regularly played chess with them 有一位校工 在德明工作了三十年 毕业的校友回校时都会去找他 过年时也会寄贺年卡给他 他和学生的关系很好 大家经常一起下棋 Many students also remembered Ah Bee moonlighting as a driving instructor In fact several of them were taught how to drive by Ah Bee Mr Ho Ah Moey Front Row 1st from the left Several senior teachers have this to say about Mr Ho Ah Moey 话说校工阿美 1963 69 年 我在德明念书 由于曾当过几年的小班长 所以和校工阿美有一些 工作 上的联系 1992 年我回母校执教 见到阿美如见到老朋友一般 非常亲切感人 阿美的记忆力超好 他会记得我们这些老校友 也会说当年某某人的小故事 阿美的大半岁月是在德明度过的 以前校工很少 阿美可以说是 独揽大权 风光一时 有人取笑说他是校长的助理 学校的副校长 其实 若从实质上来说 这是没有错的 他管敲钟也管油印讲义 管校内的事也驾车出外办事 大大小小的工作真是杂而乱 阿美做事很勤快 经常帮忙学生 当年没有人叫他 Mr Ah Bee 学生一般上也没有人尊称他为阿美叔叔 但他并不计较 和大家的关系都很好 六十年代的德明学生都会怀念他 一个德明历史中值得记忆的人物 Mdm Loo Chou Mui I remember Uncle Ah Bee as a very friendly and helpful member of the Dunmanian staff As Bee Kee has mentioned he can be counted on to get ready all the things we need for the half yearly spring cleaning which includes the scrubbing of every single table and chair in each classroom He s also pretty knowledgeable about gardening and when I expressed interest in growing a particular plant shui mei he got a cutting for me and taught how to do it properly That plant is still growing strong and blooming pretty well even after 2 decades Ms Tang Siew Boey Ah Bee is a pleasant and easy going person who helps to take care

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  • Australia-Narrogin Residential College
    Sexuality Education Counselling Support Character Development Special Programmes Overseas Programme Scholarship Programme Talent Development Programme Campus Life Campus Life 2012 Campus Life 2011 Campus Life 2010 Campus Life 2009 Campus Life 2008 Achievements CCA Scholars School EZCOETNL Mission Vision Logo Professional Sharing Day 14 09 2012 Resources and Useful Links Venue Booking Archives Contact Us Home Partners Administration DHS Apps Contact Us All Partners Partners and Stakeholders Parent Support Group Dunman High School Alumni School Advisory Committee Overseas Partnership Home Australia Narrogin Residential College Australia Narrogin Residential College Narrogin Residential College Narrogin Residential College is one of Western Australia s largest co educational secondary boarding Colleges that can cater for up to 230 boarders We provide boarding for students attending Narrogin Senior High School and for students u18yrs attending C Y O Conner TAFE Students will also board with us up to year 10 with an intention to transfer to Narrogin Agricultural College for year 11 and 12 The College services primarily parents residing in the Wheat belt and Upper Great Southern region of WA However students from other areas of the state choose to board at the College The College provides excellent care and supervision of its students and

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