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Friday, January 2, 2009

Pastoral Care and Guidance-- Anti-Bullying

One of the common issues facing teens today is the way bullying has manifested in different forms. Apart from physical bullying, we see phenomenon such as 'happy slapping', cyber bullying and intimidationg, identity theft.

While we believe that all Victorians have an innate sense of right and wrong and are unlikely to committ these acts; we also believe in empowering them with the skills to cope with these situations such that they will be able to take the necessary steps to protect their dignity and personal safety and not be victimised.

Hence, our Full-Time School Counsellor, Mdm Tasmine Tham hss designed a package for all Form Teachers to deliver to the classes

Here we see all the Form Teachers engaged with their various classes:

Sec 1A- Miss Virgil Chew
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Sec 1B- Mdm Felicia Yeo
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Sec 1C- Miss Nooreeny
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Sec 1D- Mr Robin Peter Hamilton
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Here with have Mr Robin sharing with this class coping strategies for dealing with bullying based on his own personal experience:

Sec 1E- Mr Zabid
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Once again, reprising his Nobel Peace Prize speech, we have the passionate Mr Zabid give us an in-depth 'psychological' analysis of bullying:)))

Sec 1F- Mr Tan Wil Beng
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Sec 1G- Miss Mary Jane Fox
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Let's see Mrs Fox giving a great example of how unintentional jokes can actually be very hurtful and embarrassing to the receiver:

Sec 1H- Mr Tan Chong Kiat & Mr Vanan
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Sec 1I- Mdm Kara Tay

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1 comment:

Mr Randell Siow said...

2 Jan 09, 21:37
Mrs K P Yew: Hello Boys and Teachers of VS, you got us glued to the screen! Special thanks to all boys and teachers who made this possible. Take care and enjoy the experience! Wei An are you there?
2 Jan 09, 21:32
daddy & Mummy: Hi Ed, We saw you in the photo. I know you can make it and enjoy yourself. I would like to thanks all the VS teachers and we really appreciate it.
2 Jan 09, 21:29
Mr Siow: [Jas]- Hi you can see our schedule in the previous post here
2 Jan 09, 21:27
Hilman's Mum: Saw you for 2 seconds... You look like you r ok... Told u u ll be ok. Thank u teachers... hope u don't 'torture' my son too much, ok... Take care, Hilman....
2 Jan 09, 21:27
arshveen: its sure fun seeing you guys out in the sun with lots of ethusasium in your'll. hope you guys will have a great time !
2 Jan 09, 21:27
Mr Siow: We want to capture them in the moment and not constantly interrupt them and get them to pose for pics-- that would be artificial and would not give you a true reflection of what is going on.
2 Jan 09, 21:26
Mr Siow: We will try our best, but hope you all understand if we can't take individual shots and videos of each and everyone of your son.
2 Jan 09, 21:25
Mr Siow: Hi Parents, my apologies if we can't always get direct face shots- not all the boys are professional photographers; also we need to minimise disruption to the activities.
2 Jan 09, 21:22
Jas: Hi Teachers, may I know what is tomorrow's program?
2 Jan 09, 21:21
Mr Siow: [Mrs Teo] The boys are rounding up their anti-bullying workshop and rehearsing for campfire item tomorrow
2 Jan 09, 21:18
YKC-IS: Hi Nicholas, saw you in the video clips. I'm sure you are having a great time. Take care. Thanks to all the teachers for the great job!!!!
2 Jan 09, 21:18
Parent of 1E: can u get a front view of our chid?
2 Jan 09, 21:14
mummy: dearest leroy, we miss you very much. we know you can do it. (: take care k. love you very much.
2 Jan 09, 21:11
JJJ: Hi Jona Hope u r having a great time. Do take very gd care of yourself. We all miss u very very much!!!
2 Jan 09, 21:06
Ng TC: And the Blog is great.....very good approach to share the updates! Nice idea...
2 Jan 09, 21:05
Ng TC: Hi Sheikha, Randall Siow and all teachers......EDGE camp looks very impressive and I am sure the boys are enjoying and learning alot. Way to go........! good job!
2 Jan 09, 21:03
Mrs Neam: To my dearest son : please enjoy your camp and I am sure you will gain a lot from it ! Keep it up. We love you
2 Jan 09, 21:03
Jo: I noticed many shots were taken showing the teacher and the back view of the students. I think most parents would like to see the front view of their children.
2 Jan 09, 21:01
Parent Pouline: Hi to all victorians, it is delightful to c guys in action and having lots of fun. Thanks teachers for providing the boys with this golden opportunity of experience.
2 Jan 09, 21:00
Mrs Neam: To all the VS teachers, young leaders & camp organizer : Thank you so much for taking good care of the VS sec 1 boys and posting these photos & video for us. It is really a great idea and good job !
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2 Jan 09, 20:57
Jun Kai: Good Luck to all of you all and wish all of you to have good weather and loads of fun there. PS: Teachers got hot shower so good.....share them lah....hehe
2 Jan 09, 20:57
EK: Ya Mr Siow,do take care of your aching bones. Ha! I leave u now to take a hot shower myself. By the way the cold shower is a good experience and training for the boys.
2 Jan 09, 20:57
Jan: Hi I have not seen any picture of my son from 1B, Please have close-up picture of each boy to give parents the peace of mind, Thks alot!
2 Jan 09, 20:47
Mrs Teo: Jun Hui of Sec 1D, we miss your laughter.The house is so quiet without you.Take care
2 Jan 09, 20:45
Mrs Teo: What are the children doing now?
2 Jan 09, 20:41
Parent: Mr Siow : Jiao You. Take care.
2 Jan 09, 20:30
Corry: My son does not like curry. Kindly do not force him to finish his lunch/dinner. thx for your understanding
2 Jan 09, 20:30
Tan Yan: Hi 1F Tan Yi ! When I saw you in the video, I know you are having LOADS of fun !
2 Jan 09, 20:29
LW: Kok Jin Class IE, Relieved when I saw your funny face photo posted.. Remeber KJ, You can do it. Keep it up ! Class IE .. all the way ! A big Thank you - all VS teachers who take care of our boys.
2 Jan 09, 20:24
Mr Siow: Yes there is heater in the shower rooms- but only for teachers cos we are old and our bones ache. The boys will have to do without as they are young and strong.
2 Jan 09, 20:22
Parent: Is there heater in the shower room?
2 Jan 09, 20:19
Yvonne: hi Marcus, saw you in the video and pic. All of us miss u, esp Keith & Mummy. Take care & have fun. Your teachers & seniors are great!
2 Jan 09, 20:13
EK: Darryl , I believe that u are enjoying yourselves with your new friends. U have persevered thru the first day despite your slightly swollen foot you suffered yesterday. keep it up! Just Do It !
2 Jan 09, 20:13
Mr Siow: Hi Shirley mail me your contact number at I will get him to call you on my phone now
2 Jan 09, 20:10
Shirley Poh: Pls ask Jovan Lim (1I) to call home tonight. Need to discuss thing with him urgently. Thanks.
2 Jan 09, 20:10
Mr Siow: Hi Shirley which class is Jovan from
2 Jan 09, 20:10
Mr Siow: We are rotating shifts to capture videos and pictures of all classes. We'll try our very best
2 Jan 09, 20:09
Mr Siow: Boys will be sleeping around 10.30 after supper.
2 Jan 09, 20:09
Shirley Poh: Pls ask Jovan to call home tonight. Got something to discuss with him urgently.
2 Jan 09, 19:59
Parent of 1E: can u post videos of individual classes and close-up view
2 Jan 09, 19:55
Parent of 1I: I have yet to see video of 1I. Please try to take video on them. Thanks a lot.
2 Jan 09, 19:55
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2 Jan 09, 19:51
Parent Tan: Weii done. Suggest that taking video with close-up view on the boys' faces. You may take class by class so that it may maximise the number of faces on our computer screen at home. Thanks.
2 Jan 09, 19:50
Parent of 1A: Hi. I have yet to see video of 1A. Can You take one soon. Thanks
2 Jan 09, 19:43
Audrey: What time are they sleeping?
2 Jan 09, 19:42
nadal: Mr Siow - great job. I like your spirit. Well done. Ejaz's dad.
2 Jan 09, 19:41
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2 Jan 09, 19:41
nadal: Mr Siow,
2 Jan 09, 19:24
sk: hi xian, enjoy ! enjoy ! enjoy ! ........
2 Jan 09, 19:12
TC: Hi Nicholas Ng 1A, look like lots of fun ! Enjoy yourself all sec 1 Victorians !
2 Jan 09, 19:04
Carol: Mr Siow, thanks for the latest updates. Hi, boys, enjoy your dinner after the day's hard work!!!
2 Jan 09, 19:01
Ismail: IG where are u?
2 Jan 09, 18:56
NUR ATHIFAH: Hi Abang Abrisam of 1H! Saw ur photo. Have fun. Now i can hv ur room. YEAH!!!!
2 Jan 09, 18:55
Mr Siow: Hi parents, sorry we can go around exactly class by class for photos because it depends on where we can position ourselves but we will try ok?
2 Jan 09, 18:45
tim: indeed a great way to start a new milestone...a LITTLE about photo..going class by class...well done so far...seeing the update every hour!
2 Jan 09, 18:45
shamima: hi Irshad, did not see u in the photos ---hope u are enjoying too. Can I view pictures of 1B?
2 Jan 09, 18:40
nadal: Make sure you enjoy yourself, Federer ! See you on sunday.
2 Jan 09, 18:36
Carol: It's a great pleasure seeing all of you having fun! Enjoy yourselves ro the fullest! Thanks to the camp organisers & teachers for the great effort in taking care of our boys!
2 Jan 09, 18:35
Valerie: & thank you teachers for making the effort to keep paranoid parents informed through such a medium. thanks loads(:
2 Jan 09, 18:34
Valerie: To Justin of 1A:), I guess you were really freaked out this morning but I truly believe that you would be able to overcome all fears, be it height or water. Remember, just have fun!
2 Jan 09, 18:29
Robert: Daryl (1E) enjoy yourself for the next 2 days
2 Jan 09, 18:29
Huey Bing: Jin How....加油!You can DO IT!!!!
2 Jan 09, 18:22
mahathir: Yeah!! Abrisam. It remind Ayah of d time Ayah did repelling in NS. Awesome! Make friends and enjoy. Many thanks to all Teachers involve. "READY TO STRIKE".
2 Jan 09, 18:22
mahathir: Yeah!! Abrisam. It remind Ayah of d time Ayah did repelling in NS. Awesome! Make friends and enjoy. Many thanks to all Teachers involve. "READY TO STRIKE".
2 Jan 09, 18:20
bryan: Hope all Sec 1 Victorians have fun over there
2 Jan 09, 18:19
mimiff: Nice job with the updates, Mr Siow - you must have worked up quite a sweat running around ! Ejaz, hope to catch you in action !
2 Jan 09, 18:18
george: have fun VICTORIANs..sec 1 boys & thanks for all who give the support n efforts....
2 Jan 09, 18:14
JO: Hi Bert, hope u hv a great time! Enjoy yrself
2 Jan 09, 17:54
hc: Great that the new Victoirans are starting their experience on such a positive note with such fantastic egaging activities. Well done to all! By the way, can I view pictures of 1G?
2 Jan 09, 17:31
Linda: Hi Ronnie 1F and all boys. Cheers!
2 Jan 09, 17:22
Belinda: Keith (KKJJ), didn't see u in the photos.... but guess u are having loads of fun ! ENJOY yourself !
2 Jan 09, 16:43
Alfa: Wayne, I see you with 1F class, good boy have fun there. And many thanks to Teachers
2 Jan 09, 16:34
Jolene: Hi son, Nice to see you having fun with your class. Do enjoys your day n night with your new friends and teachers. Also thks to all
2 Jan 09, 16:18
David Koh: Hi Zac. Whose lap are you sitting on? I see you are enjoying yourself. great. see you soon in some of the photos again.
2 Jan 09, 16:10
Sow: Sid rocks! Pleasure watching you rock climbing and abseil
2 Jan 09, 15:31
Huey Ling: Hello JH. Looks like you all are having good fun. See you on SUNDAY!!!
2 Jan 09, 15:16
mimiff: Sec 1 boys of VS - you're doing GREAT ! Sun, sea and sand - what more could you ask for on your first day of school !!
2 Jan 09, 15:11
SGK: Thanks to the teachers & all others who have put in their best to make this camp enjoyable for the boys while providing comfort to the parents. Well Done! We know our boys are in good hands
2 Jan 09, 14:59
Uncle Y: Ejaz where are u?
2 Jan 09, 14:43
Mr Siow: Hi Parents, do press Ctrl +F5 frequently so that you can refresh this page for the latest content
2 Jan 09, 14:42
EK: It is great that VS has done things differently. What better ways than to have the sec 1 boys starting school with an exciting camp. It is the fastest and surest way to bond among themselves .
2 Jan 09, 14:05
Cher: Dear teachers, Many thanks for organising the camp & taking good care of our boys!
2 Jan 09, 14:03
Cher: Dear teachers,
2 Jan 09, 13:19
abha bajaj: heyya paras waddup? hope u are enjoyin uor campstay and making new friends?!! have u filled up uor water bottle? we are missing u loads and hope to see u soon.... enjoy!!
2 Jan 09, 12:09
2 Jan 09, 11:16
Melissa Lim (VS): ROCK ON VS!! Teachers, slap on the sunblock, insect repellent.. & enjoy your mud spa! 3 Cheers!!!
2 Jan 09, 10:37
Payal: Dear Sec 1 Boys...All the best ...Enjoy the camp and have a wonderful time...
2 Jan 09, 10:36
Payal: Dear Teachers Thank you for taking care of our boys - I think this is a wonderful way for them to get to know their schoolmates and the teachers.
2 Jan 09, 09:29
May: Wishing edge2009 camp a roaring success. To all staffs working hard for the camp, we know that our son will be in good hands and are looking forward to his return as a true Victorian. Thks to all
1 Jan 09, 21:11
Yvonne: Thank you for your prompt reply
1 Jan 09, 21:06
Mr Siow: Hi, Yvonne-Any water bottle will do-- the 1.5l is just a guideline. Their big bags will be transported to campsite for them
1 Jan 09, 20:58
Yvonne: Is it compulsory to bring the 1.5 litre of bottled water? It will add unnecessary weight to the already heavy bag he will be carrying and walking to the campsite. Thanks.
1 Jan 09, 19:19
Mr Siow: Each class will go through 1) Confidence Rope Course, 2) Kayaking & 3)Sports Testing/Teambuilding Games
1 Jan 09, 19:18
Mr Siow: [Parent] Different classes will be doing different activities at differnt times on a rotation basis
1 Jan 09, 15:15
Mrs Lim, parent: i think this camp is a wonderful way to initiate our son into VS culture. Many thanks for organizing it and I am sure he will enjoy it!
1 Jan 09, 12:06
Parent: Can we have the brief program for info? Water sports only for 1 day?
31 Dec 08, 21:11
Mr Siow: [Regarding Handphones] Should there be an urgent need, they can request Form Teachers to let them use the phone at the end of the day.
31 Dec 08, 21:06
Mr Siow: [Regarding Handphones] Dear Parents, we will encourage all students to pass their handphones over to their Form Teachers for safe keeping.
31 Dec 08, 21:05
Mr Siow: [Regarding Handphones]
31 Dec 08, 20:55
Parent: I am very happy that the school year starts with a 3 day camp. This will certainly help build up the children's character. I am sure that many parents support the "no contact" rule.
31 Dec 08, 20:16
Mr Siow: Dear parent, please contact me at and provide a contact number and we will get back to you.
31 Dec 08, 18:34
Parent: My son is going to a camp not a prison ! So, he should be allowed to call his parents !
31 Dec 08, 16:40
Mr Siow: [Eugene] Can click on 'Links' below to see our 2008 blog with videos and pictures
31 Dec 08, 16:35
Mr Siow: [Parent] It will not be possible for us to accomodate requests for your sons to call you all twice a day- it would mean that we have 360 pupils making calls twice a day. Rest assured your son is safe
30 Dec 08, 22:34
Parent: Your "Live" video on the screen looks blur and I can't see my son. Can you improve it? Thanks.
30 Dec 08, 22:31
Parent: As this is the first time my son is away from home, I would like to request that my son call me twice a day just to know that he is safe and sound ! Thank you for your understanding.
30 Dec 08, 20:29
Eugene: sorry for not asking about the camp
30 Dec 08, 20:29
Eugene: Erm techer is there any place i can get more video on sec 1 orientation
30 Dec 08, 19:14
parent: what if my son never go?
30 Dec 08, 08:21
Mr Siow: Yes, the camp is compuslory for all 3 days for all Sec 1 Students
29 Dec 08, 23:17
parent: my child has classes on saturday and sunday. is it possible for him to just attend on friday?
29 Dec 08, 23:14
parent: hello. is it compulsory for the child to attend this camp?
24 Dec 08, 13:58
Mr Siow: Hi Parents! Pls drop your comments here!