Final CCA, seniors!

16th January 2019
By Z. Zakaria

The ringing bell marked the moment when every student rushed to the venues of their desired club. On the 15th of January 2019, PTEM started off the week with CCA registration for the upper sixth students which began after 2:30pm.

Despite the variety and number of different CCA clubs there are in the school, the Football Club, as expected, was flooded with male students right from the beginning. Another noteworthy CCA that also took the spotlight was the Cooking Club’s queue that took up at least TWO WHOLE corridors of space!

We hope that everyone gets to utilize all of their CCA Clubs to their fullest and gain valuable experience as well as a memorable time as part of something unique!

Results: The Student & The Struggle

21st January 2019

By: Wira G

As hundreds of ‘A’ level students finally received their results on the 21st of January 2019, they flooded the halls of the school one last time before moving on with their lives. As each of them walked down the corridors, shouldering their own thoughts and feelings, we decided to go back to the beginning and follow the journey of the student’s struggle…in all of us.

“Not everyone who works hard succeeds, but everyone who has succeeded has worked hard,”

This is one of the exhausted but content slogans of a once struggling student, who, from the first moment of entering the school to the last steps he took out of the exam hall, constantly went through depression, sleepless nights and an uphill battle to try and survive. Even losing all his friends and his relationship didn’t stop him from working harder than ever, smiling through the pain, wondering each day: “Is it all worth it?”

Two years later, here he stood in front of the result board, finally getting an answer to his question.

It came in the form of  B & C grades for his subjects.

This isn’t a made up story, this student EXISTS.

This student represents not only a large number of our happy seniors that have walked away from the board with their results in hand and tears in their eyes, but also the struggling student in all of us still trying our best to reach that board one day, too.

With that in mind, and a student myself, I have one last message for everyone’s efforts, struggles and tears:

I’m proud of you.

Juniors Incoming!

2nd February 2019
By Wira G

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As our dear seniors depart from our beloved school, a new journey begins for the new intake of juniors who have now taken a chance at a second life and new beginning here at PTEM.

For three days, the lobby was crowded with eager juniors seeking to enroll into PTEM. Different students of all backgrounds flooded the lobby floor as they searched for subjects with the help and advice of the careers department.

Future PTEM student, Azri Nizammudin had this to say when he was asked for thoughts on the new life he faced during admission:

“Admission Day was life changing. I had already 3 subjects in mind, that is Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. What I (did) not have in mind was choosing between 3 English subjects. General paper, A level English and English literature. That sure caught me off guard! As for career choices, I’m looking forward to become a Biochemist in the future. To sum all of this up, this might be one of the toughest two years I have to endure (in order) to pass with flying colours”

Leaving satisfied, the next step for the juniors like Azri Nizammudin will begin during their next event: Orientation.

The orientation would begin on the 25th February, marking the start of a three-day programme that will conclude on the 28th. Designed for the new batch of students to familiarise themselves with sixth form life, and meeting new people, the orientation will definitely be a whole new experience to those who have sought out a new voyage of friendship, bonding and good times!

To all juniors who may be reading this, we look forward to seeing you!

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