Singapore school discipline – true horror stories
My teacher friends, who teach in schools all over Singapore, never tire of recounting cases of indiscipline in their schools. Here are some horror tales.
“I kept wondering why this boy kept polishing something during lesson time. When I caught him in the act, I saw he had a bagful of Mercedes Benz 3-pointed logo. He confessed he and his gang went around ripping off the logo from more than a 100 Mercedes cars in the neighbourhood.” Jason, secondary school teacher,SINGAPORE
“This boy kicked a soccer ball and destroyed the ceiling board in a classroom. The father threatened not to pay if his son was punished. So now this boy walks about the school with a big A on his chest. A for Attitude, you know what I mean. The teachers avoid him as they don’t want further trouble from him. ” Robert, a secondary school teacher, SINGAPORE
“Suddenly during lesson time these two Primary 4 kids started quarrelling, shouting at one another. I shouted at them to stop but they ignored me. One of them grabbed the 2-metre iron pole, which is used to pull down the projection screen, and chased the other one around the class. I managed to the seize the boy armed with the pole. I sent both to the principal.” Yong, primary school teacher, SINGAPORE
“Being a discipline master is a thankless task. Students retaliate by vandalising your car. Students scratching teachers’ cars is so common in Singapore. Students not only vandalised my car but also punctured not one but two of my car tyres.” Tan, secondary school teacher, SINGAPORE
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