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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    They should call schoold holidays "CS Kopitiam Days".
    Hmmmm, i wonder how many students can survive in this kopitiam. call model aunty also die, said nose bleed also die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    seems like discussion gone off topic. apologies

    Opinions on the topic?

    any parents? students? non-teaching staff? teachers?
    oh, i'm a JC student right now and honestly, while not i'm exactly enjoying studying during the 'holidays' , its very necessary Otherwise, i wonder how most people for going to cover all thats gona be in the A lvls

    Don't get me wrong, i'm DEFINATELY not a mugger, but i'm a student (and like most others), I want those As!


    remember:
    School is work without holidays. Holidays are work without school

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post
    remember:
    School is work without holidays. Holidays are work without school
    to be frank, with current a level status, if you put in regular work during schooltime,

    you won't have to work during the holidays, i kid you not. try it sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    to be frank, with current a level status, if you put in regular work during schooltime,

    you won't have to work during the holidays, i kid you not. try it sometime.
    LOL

    yup, agree with you on that, for most ppl that would be the case.

    However....including H3 subjects...research attachments... CCA (photo soc!)... i think holidays are a great time for me to catch up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    the kids.. well, most of them just want to play..
    Which is a necessary and far more efficient component of learning than cramming for exams. Or than winning awards for the glory of the school and a promotion of the teacher/principal.

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    Default Re: Should schools take a break during school holidays?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post
    oh, i'm a JC student right now and honestly, while not i'm exactly enjoying studying during the 'holidays' , its very necessary Otherwise, i wonder how most people for going to cover all thats gona be in the A lvls

    Don't get me wrong, i'm DEFINATELY not a mugger, but i'm a student (and like most others), I want those As!


    remember:
    School is work without holidays. Holidays are work without school
    Well, I didn't get any As for my A levels, but I did manage to go to the local university. You might say its because in my time, there is not so many As around....

    Having "A" is not really the issue. The issue is whether you actually understand what you are studying and be interested enough to want to learn more. Without "holidays", you hardly have time to revise as you will be spending all your time in classes and other stuff.

    Its not really work if you enjoy doing it.
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    Default Re: Should schools take a break during school holidays?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    to be frank, with current a level status, if you put in regular work during schooltime,

    you won't have to work during the holidays, i kid you not. try it sometime.
    To be frank, I don't know what's happening at A levels nowadays, but at MSc level, without holidays, how to do research for my assignments and have time to travel? Mind you, I only have 2 days of classes a week during the semester.....
    "Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real" -Ansel Adams

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    Default Re: Should schools take a break during school holidays?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    to be frank, with current a level status, if you put in regular work during schooltime,

    you won't have to work during the holidays, i kid you not. try it sometime.
    With the current trend of things (and from what I hear from my A level-taking friends), no matter how consistent you are during school time, the work never stops coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    With the current trend of things (and from what I hear from my A level-taking friends), no matter how consistent you are during school time, the work never stops coming.
    yea, thats the sentiments of a lot of my peers too. Well, while the TS asks if "schools [should] take a break during school holidays" i think the real answer lies in whether students think they deserve that break.

    Though i'm not too sure abt whether holiday classes are complusory in pri/sec schools..in JC, students are given the wonderful gift of negative freedom.

    If you want to slack and mess up your A levels...
    If you want to suck your holidays dry by studying non-stop
    If you can slack and still have confidence that you can score straight As

    No one's gonna stop ya
    Last edited by Daedalus Trent; 6th June 2008 at 07:57 PM.

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