:: Iftar Jamaie cohort 1 2010 ::

sorry for the late update..blame the assignments..haha...
last month, Cohort 1 Macquarie had organised an event called 'Iftar Jamaie 2010'
the details of the event are as follow:
date: August 21, 2010
venue: Baitul warith, Balaclava
time: 4.30 pm - 9.00 pm.

nothing more to be said, let's check on the agenda on that night..=)

poster by Publication and Multimedia Bureau


Tom Yam kaw!

Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers. ~Author Unknown~

..Winter Sport Carnival 2010..

On last June 21, 2010, COhort 1 Macquarie was organized a sport activity just intended to stretch those 'lazy' bones..It was our first WINTER SPORT CARNIVAL 2010. In collaboration with Sport and Recreational Bureau, this winter sport carnival is aimed to strengthen the relationship between 58 of us and also build on stamina after working so hard for the final exams..nothing last with pressure, the details of this hoo-rah games are as follow:

date: JUNE 21st, 2010 (MONDAY)
time: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
venue: MACQUARIE SPORT CENTRE (futsal court, in front of the sport centre)
fee : 1$ / person

Farid (sport & recreational bureau) is explaining the rules of the games.

the committee has divided the group into 4 (BLACK, RED, BLUE and GREEN). This "DRAW-LOTs" process is genuinely fair and square for all of us.. The teams are as follow:

BLACK : Razeen, Hilmi, Chris, Fikri, Nisya, Juraidah, Azza, Nurul Amirah, Maisyarah, Myra, Nadiah, Sarah, Nana, Khalijah and Atiqah Sham.

BLUE: Afiq, Amir, Farhad, Asreen, Haziqa, Syue, Noli, Farah, Mimi, Eiwa, Rini, Maizureen, Diyana, and Tracy.

RED: Ulwi, Hafiz, Azizul, Aliah, Atiq, Yazmin, Bahijah, Aqeela, Zawa, Mastura, Nisa, Shamas, Amirah, and Tian Wei.

GREEN: Farid, Faiz, Yunos, May, Ain, Akmar, Noni, Wan Xing, Nuhan, Swan, Zahida, Syamim, Razaini, and Asfarina.

the games was divided into two parts: Netball and Futsal. Since this cohort only have 13 handsome guys, we had to join the futsal team with some girls. It was totally awesome when looking at the girls put their effort to score at least one goal for the team. :D

Both games was totally enjoyable since all of us was having fun on that day. Well, we are going to be teachers though..so we are expected to produce future generation with good stamina instead of looking at the language all the time..:D

this event finished around 1.pm. Since it was huge success, the council had prepared small feast for all the players. And the result was announced right after everyone has finished the lunch.

and the winner goes to...

  1. Green Team
  2. Black team
  3. Red Team
  4. Blue Team
  1. Black Team
  2. Blue Team
  3. Red Team
  4. Green Team
bola jaring a.k.a netball

and finally, group photo!!..>.<

till then, adieu~~

"If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home. "

..Solat Hajat : Palestine; Tomorrow will be free..

On the 1st June 2010, Cohort 1 Macquarie had organised a 'Solat hajat: Save the gaza' for the sake as a part of the responsibility of a Muslim. This event was organised by the Religious Bureau as the head of the programme. it was held on Tuesday, right after Isya' Prayer (6.45 p.m.) in two places ; Macquarie University Village and Paramatta Village.

"a convoy group LL4G MALAYSIA & INDONESIA sent a form of humanitarian for the Palestinians at Gaza This volunteering group was under a leadership of TUAN NOORAZMAN, a Malaysian. However, the group faced with such a bad luck during the journey.the volunteers group, which travelled by ship, had been attacked by the Israel army. the Israel commander and the troop attacked and take over all the aids for the Palestinians like food and medicine.. From the latest news, UP TO 16 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE INJURED."

This Solat Hajat, asking for the bless from The Almighty, Allah S.W.T to save the volunteer group from Malaysia.
Furthermore, we pray for the best from Allah S.W.T so that all the Palestinians can feel the our 'doa' as to make them strong and patient in facing this huge obstacles in this 'dunia.

"Dan orang-orang Yahudi dan Nasrani tidak akan rela kepadamu (Muhammad) sebelum engkau mengikuti agama mereka. Katakanlah, " Sesungguhnya petunjuk Allah itulah petunjuk (yang sebenarnya)."Dan jika engkau mengikuti keinginan mereka setelah ilmu (kebenaran) sampai kepadamu, tidak akan bagimu pelindung dan penolong dari Allah: (surah Al-Baqarah,;120)

we are born as Muslim, thus it is our job to help as far as we can so that the name of Islam will not burn into the ground as we are the fighter of Islam in our own way..

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son. ~The Talmud

..Monthly Perdana Programme: Yasin and Tahlil Recitation May 2010..

the autumn is coming to the end. The winter is happily breezing out to give the damn cold to everyone of us here in Sydney. Have a look guys, the power of The Creator that control all the things around us..

As for May 2010, Cohort 1 Macquarie in collaboration with Religion Bureau had organised the first official monthly " Yasin and Tahlil Recitation May 2010"

the objectives of this event were:
1) to gather 58 of us again as to strengthen the harmonious relationship / 'ukhuwah' as the ambassador of Malaysia.
2) to reflect ourselves anD see think the relationship with The Lord that always give us space and time to breath as a human being.
3) providing a small feast (moreh) of traditional cuisine for 58 of us.

Farid was giving 'tazkirah' for the night..

the details of the events were as follow:
Date: 20th May 2010 (Thursday)

Time : 6.30p.m - 9.00 p.m.
6.30 - Jemaah Isya' Prayer (muslimin at 129/ muslimat at 193)
7.00 - Yasin & Tahlil Recitaion Programme ( all gather at unit 193)
7.30 - Tazkirah
7.45 - Small feast/ 'moreh'

Venue: Unit 193, Macquarie University Village

cohort leader, Afiq Ibrahim was leading the cohort meeting after the tahlil..

the girls were listening, while waiting for the moreh..:)

this event was successfully held with good cooperation among the cohort members. furthermore, we finally had our cohort meeting that involved not all, but most of the members of cohort 1. many issues, questions, info had been raised up during the meeting gradually from each bureaus and other members. 'MOreh' was beutifully done with Roti Kari as the traditional menu for that night...haha..not to forget, small celebration of Kak Jen's birthday that finally turn 22..Hepi Birthday Jenny!!..

and also happy birthday to Myra(16/5) Razeen (16/5), Syue(17/5), Syamim(23/5), Rinie(24/5) and Asreen (coming soon 31/5)

good luck with the LING218 assignment guys!..have fun..

Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more. ~Bob Talbert~

...Happy Teacher's Day 2010!...

Happy Teachers' Day to all teachers, wherever you may be on Teacher's Day!
Today, 16th of May is Teachers' Day back in Malaysia.

To all our beloved lecturers in Penang, we wish you Happy Teachers' Day and thanks for helping us to learn from yesterday and live for today. You have taught us all of these!!
Ohh.. don't you know how much that your children (58 of us) really really miss you?. Behold:

You are the one who inspires us for better human being,
purpose designed for life that we seem all too unclear.

You are like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others

When it comes to teaching,
no one can compete with you.

You are the one who shaped and
are responsible in making us capable citizens of this world.

Madam Lee, Mr Teoh, Mr. Retnakumar, Mr. Goh, Madam Ong, Mr. Jamal
(don't have pitcures of them)

They inspired us to help others learn. Looking back, they made a world of a difference for us and for so many people. Guess that's pretty much why we want to be a teacher.;)

Thus, lets us pay respect to these wonderful, loving and caring lecturers through our prayers and wishes.

A very Happy Teachers Day to all of you!!!!!

"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well." - Aristotle

..KuLiaH oNLiNe eVery Fortnightly..

*this post is for attention of MUslim members..

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.
In conjunction of minor activity by Religion Bureau, with permission of Cohort leader, the Bureau would like you to spend time together on Saturday evening for a amusing KULIAH ONLINE...
As you all know, it is also in your facebook event that is invited by Atiqah Sham..
so, here is just a warm announcement to those who are interested to listen to it and perhaps take note and share with the rest of member. the primary aim is to aware of the issues happened nowadays and ho we,as Muslims live together, seeking for the His blessing and guidances in this adventurous world..

the details of the event is as below..

Tajuk: "IndahnyaHidup Andai Tuhan Dikenali"

Jemputan: Mohd Ikhwan bin A
hmad Zhaki,
Sarjana Muda Sains, Universiti Adelaide(2009-2011)

Tarikh: 15 Mei 2010
Waktu: 6.00 petang waktu Malaysia, 8.00 malam waktu Melbourne & Adelaide

Medium: Paltalk (add: intelek_anz)

Jom Dengar- dengar!!

so, any questions or inquiries can be directly asked to Religion Bureau ( Razeen, Atiqah Sham and Akmar Syazni)..
till then, adieu~

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ~Karl Menninger~

..DuMb DaMn AssiGnmeNtssss~~..

it was the end for April!!!..the assignment dues was too near!!!..freaking nervous..last minutes works...interviewss... researches...podcast...cornell's notes...wat else?..huhu.. .

this was the most busiest week of the semester where we had to turn in 3 assignments from our 3 core subjects on 3 different days in 1 week..
with LING 218 (grammar & meaning ) on 3rd may, Monday followed by..
EDUC 258 (mathematics for primary teaching) on 5th may, Tuesday and finally
EDUC 260 (language literacy and learning) on last Friday, 7th may..
it's all hectic though!...

no matter what, it is now over..only major assignment for LING 218 upon the topic of experiential function left..all the best for the rest of cohort 1 members...gambate!..

till then, adieu~~

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams~

..AutuMn PotLuck PicNic 2010..

for now, the council had come out with an awesome activity just for cohort 1 to have time and relax themselves and mingle around with 57 of us again!!..

it's AUTUMN ATTACK!!!!..So everyone did not just stick with your assignmentssss and bookksss...snap your finger!..the autumn is good, the sun is so bright!!!...so everyone had come and entertain themselves to the first " AUTUMN POTLUCK PICNIC 2010"!!!!!...

All cohort members were also required to take part in the traditional games..the aims of this games if to have fun and release the tensions after working hard on the assignments..no pain no gain..this traditional games was conducted by sport & recreational bureau..

*Fyi, 'POTLUCK' is kinda a small feast where each of person will bring their own food and share with others..so they will have variety of foods for the feast.

this event was held at Macquarie University fountain, just behind the food hub..around 2.30 pm, most of the members were already there. SO, to make this 'POTLUCK PICNIC' more happening, each of the houses/units were required to bring their own delicious spectacular menus/foods to the picnic (e.g spaghetti, pasta, chocolate cake, cheese cake, cekodok pisang diva,etc..)..from this, we had variety of foods and at the same time, sharing what are the secret recipes that they have been using all this while...hehe..:D....there lotsa lotsa lotsa foodddddssss..(u name it..it's tooo many..)..

before the event started, we did have asar prayer ber'jemaah' and short 'tazkirah' from the religion bureau..then, the party started!!!!!!...


and eat....

and eat..

and pose!..

after tired of eating so many foods, then it came to traditional games which called 'BALING SELIPAR'..the sweet adorable boys and girls of future teachers were divided into several groups to compete with each other..(damn excited with cheerssss!~~~auuww~~~)haha..

groups' pose~

1 Malaysia : Malay, Chinese n Indian play 'baling selipar' >.<

unfortunately, we cant make it to the final game due to cloudy raining..after all, we had so much fun and joy of the day..can gather 57 of us and spend enjoyable moment as a group again!!!..finally, group picture~~~~~~~~~~~~ >.<

looking forward for the next potluck..hehe..till then, adieu~~

Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid. ~Tracy Kidder~

..SchOoL viSit 2010 - NewPort PubLic SchOoL..

miss Malaysian school..miss those tiny little kids..and now, here our first School Visit 2010!!!..not to forget, it was NEWPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL!..yeah!..

got on the bus early in the morning..with casual tshirts, smart slacks, shinning black boots, colourful baju kurung and matching scarf, we aimed for the best to see those kids later..
with about 2 hours of journey..we stopped at the beach (forgot the name)..took some pictures and continued our way to the school..
btw, we were freaking amused by the beach..and people staring at us, thinking *what the hell are they doing with those 'kurungs' and scarfs when the sun is rising..haha...but no matter what, we looked HOT in those outfit!..hehehe..

first, briefing with the Principal about the school.. Then, we were heading to the main hall for interview session..a great lovely thanks to Grade 5 students for being the subject of the day..after half and hour for the interview, (math assignment), we were taken on tour around the school compound..frankly, most of us did not expect those advancement in their teaching and learning system cause back in Malaysia, yeah, it was incomparable...those smart boards, beautiful classrooms, safety playground, systematic administration..(what else, you name it.^.^)..
it was awesome and we totally amused with the school in Australia..

apart from that, we also had the opportunity to get into the room ans see how the teachers teach the kids.. recalling back of our Classroom Management subject with Mr. Jamal n Madam Maria..it was totally made us thinking of what we gonna do when we get back to Malaysia..
moreover, we also managed to walk around and see students playing and have fun in the school..not to rigid, not to straight..it just FUN!!..

get on the bus around 12..able to say goodbye to those cute adorable little kids..and the most important thing was...WE HAD JOY and FUN for the day!!!... special thanks to:
  • Mrs Principal of Newport Public School
  • Mr.
  • Grade 5 students
  • Jenny Barr for the awesome school trip
  • nick , the bus driver
  • and lastly, cohort 1 macquarie for the cooperation
the future English teachers & the students


time to say goodbye...till we meet again...adios!!

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. ~Gail Godwin~

..bERRa bErrA viA cAnbErRa..

it's now the time to announce...our first excursion of 2010......(drum roll....)..B.ed TESOL Cohort 1 Canberra Excursion!!!!..
this is the first event as a cohort and lectures go out and have some fresh air (out of kinda-tired-pack-first-few weeks..)..hehe.
departed from MUV on Saturday, 2oth March around 7.00 a.m..phew..(boys are much earlier than girls~~)..very excited for the journey, first stop at R& R somewhere we do not know..haha.. beautiful scenery along the way to Canberra and damn tired..it's 3 HOURS yaw!!!!

arrived at Parliment House around 11.00 a.m, we were taken on tour across the whole building..from the ground floor till the top, from the authentic pattern of decoration till the significant of aborigines, from the concrete to abstract, and from the Parliament hall to gift shop..the most must-visit part was rooftop view!..all i can say that it's awesome!..we can see clearly the view of Canberra on top of the parliament house..pretty cool huh?..hehe..

we continued our excursion to National Museum which not very far from the Parliament house.
having our lunch by the riverside, we explored the museum just about 1 hours..it was splendid views that we can see lots of aboriginal stuff that remind us to Australia movie..(the one that Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman acted in..)..bought some souvenirs and postcards from the gift shop, and then we continued the excursion to the War Memorial..

not much time we spend at the War Memorial, just a brief photo stop before we continue our '3 hours' back to the university..

it was a memorable experience with Pamela, Dulcy and Sue..lots of things we have learnt about Australia and absolutely looking forward for the next excursion with them..till then, adieu~

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job. (Donald D.) Quinn