..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

..CohoRt 1 on Collaboration with Cohort 5 - Welcoming BBQ 2010...

Our first event organised by our cohort was Welcoming Bbq..regard to this, cohort 5 warmly collaborate with us on preparing all the dishes for that night..very excited as we worked together in a large group and get to know each other very well..well, they're just 25 of them..hehe...
here are some snapshot of the night..

credit to all cohort 1 and cohort 5 members for making this event such an excellent..
not to forget, all the MSD officers, undergraduates students, postgraduate students, malaysian, and some foreigners for turning in this welcoming bbq..looking forward for next!..

till then, adieu~

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. (Jacques Barzun)

..DePartuRe - 11th Februari 2010..

saying goodbye to Malaysia, now we are heading to Sydney for our two years twinning programme in Macquarie University..no longer ties with kemeja, baju kurung and leather shoes, now we are part of university students..gonna enjoy the moment of all as much as we can..looking forward to score high distinction in those subjects!..

supposedly depart 10.30 pm, but our flight had been delayed due to some problems..waited in the waiting hall for about an hour..finally boarded on plane around 11+..

arrived in sydney international airport around 10 am, which 3 hours gap from malaysia's time..gbefore get into bus, we had some sort of short briefing from Uncle Zahar, an officer from MSD

arrived in Macquarie University Villaege, a short briefing from 'J' regarding our houses..with the help from some cohort 5 seniors, we unpacked out super dupper big luggage and get readey for a hourt tour around macquarie campus and shopping!..

enjoyed the very first day in sydney, but sometime it's extremely hot compare to Malaysia..gonna get prepare with dozens of sunblock..haha...

till then, c u in the next post..

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth." (Dan Rather)

..An IntorductiOn, a Mere Welcome..


Hi everyone and welcome to Cohort 1 Macquarie 3rd Cycle official blogspot. we are proudly announce that this blog will be the official cohort blog for this year and perhaps will continue to the rest of years upcoming.

The idea of having this cohort's blog was opposed during the first cohort meeting among the new student council of 2010/2011. The purposes are to tell the world that WE ARE THE GREATEST COHORT ON EARTH!, yet hoping that it will be a wonderful way for all of us to share our ideas of how we see, we do and we act; thus hopefully can shape the world around us. Somehow, it acts as a medium of sharing awesome experiences and memorable memories that shall never be forgotten.

A very warmest thank you to the previous student's council for contributing so much hard effort to this cohort throughout the years. For previous years, all the reviews of activities were undergo to bulletin (it's hard copy) that was under Media & Publicity Bureau (credit to Amir Malek and Tracy Lee). Starting this new era, God's Willing, all the reviews or information will go directly to this blog and also Facebook. :)

till then, adieu..

yours humbly,
yus & farhad
(Media & PUblication Bureau 2010/2011)

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils... (Terri Guillemets)

..new era 2010..

this blog is still under maintenance..
will be officially published in 2 weeks time..:D