The RP Journey
My educational journey was not all smooth sailing. I failed my O-Level exams and I could still remember the feeling of being lost and unwanted. Back then, I was receiving rejection letters from different schools. Eventually, I decided on ITE, where I began working hard. And I am glad my hard work paid off as I performed well enough to enrol in RP.
Just as my confidence was building up, it hit another stumbling block. RP’s pedagogy was so different to me! I was caught off guard and had difficulty adjusting. I still remember in Week 1, I called my mom to tell her that I would like to drop out of school and go for my National Service. At that time, I felt like I had enough of studying and wanted to give up. However, thanks to the guidance, care and patience of my mentors and lecturers, I persevered.
A Word of Thanks
I would like to take this opportunity to honour different groups of people. On behalf of the graduating cohort, I would like to thank the lecturers for being there for us – for staying up late to reply to our SOS messages during the exam period and for treating us pizzas and KFC on the last day of the semester.
I would also like to thank the cleaners and the Office of Estates for creating such a wonderful environment for us to study in. We appreciate you and we are sorry if we made a mess in the classrooms.
On a personal note, I would like to thank God for everything that has happened and I would like to thank my family for their never-ending support. Thank you for the love, care, advice and patience!
I would also like to thank my mentor Ms Faith Ng for her guidance. Not forgetting my ITE friends and church friends for helping me cope with my studies. Lastly, I would like to thank my friends from W47H, you know who you are – I love you guys.