Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Dear fellow USM tesolians,

I'm glad to announce that I've been receiving the Leader magazine for the 4th time since registering as an alumni member. That's one of the bonus of being a registered alumni member, you'd get the latest news about the going-ons at USM in printed form.

There are a lot of stories about USM in its earlier days and many lovely pictures. I enjoy reading them, and I'm sure you will too. Makes you want to return as a student again, hehehe.

You may get more information from here

Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

MELTA workshops for teachers on teaching the 2nd Cycle of Literary tex

Wawasan Open University (WOU) will hold one-day workshops for teachers on teaching the 2nd Cycle of Literary texts for KBSM English Language.
Details are as follows:Dates – 9 January 2010 (Form 1 texts)
16 January 2010 (Form 4 texts)Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place – Wawasan Open University, Level 3, Menara PGRM, 8, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
Fees - RM125 (includes morning refreshments only)
Workshop Leader: Assoc. Prof Dr. Malachi Edwin Vethamani, Dean, School of Education, Communications and Languages, Wawasan Open University.
MELTA members can register and make payment to MELTA.
For further details, please contact:Ms. Elizabeth ThorTel: 03-89441027 017-6047490 Fax: 03-89453137Email:

Jeeez, wish I could attend although the fees are rather steep.
But as usual, it's in Kl, I'm in Penang, so nahhh.. just to inform you guys who might be available.
Me? I'd be teaching both Form 1 & Form 4, and until today, am still bluuurrrrr about how to teach this 2nd cycle of Literary texts. [sigh]

Friday, November 20, 2009


Attention please!!
For those who have yet to be informed about this by your respective Head of Panel.
To teachers who will be teaching Forms 1 and 4 in 2010, we will get a new set of literature component in English Language for Form 1 and Form 4.
Say bye-bye to Life's Brief Candle, The Dead Crow, The Pencil, Bally Shoes, etc.
Say ta-ta to The Road Not Taken, Monsoon History, The Necklace, Drover's Wife, etc.
Say sayonara to The Pearl, Jungle of Hope or The Return.
They'll be replaced with a new set of poems, short stories, novel and.. [surprise, surprise] drama.
We'll have to teach drama for literature as a part of the English Language syllabus.
Now aren't we lucky that we've studied drama for a semester? [hahaha... I can see some of you groaning]
I managed to skim through the new literature textbook for both forms. All I can say for now is that most of the new texts will pose a challenge to us. Don't know about those in other states but we're yet to be called for courses regarding this new change.
And no, still no idea which part is for Form 1, 2 or 3.

Here's the whole list:
English Literature Component Form 1 to 3
• I Wonder by Jeannie Kirby
• The River by Valerie Bloom
• Mr. Nobody
• Heir Conditioning by M. SHANmughaligam
• A Fighter’s Lines by Marzuki Ali
• Leisure by William Henry Davies

Short Stories:
• Fantastic by Jane Langford
• One Is One and All Alone by Nicholas Fisk

• Rumpelstiltskin

English Literature Component Form 4 and 5
• In The Midst of Hardship by Latiff Mohidin
• He Had Such Quiet Eyes by Bibsy Soenharjo
• Nature by H.D. Carberry
• Are You Still Playing Your Flute by Zurinah Hassan

Short Stories:
• QWERTYUIOP by Vi...vien Alcock
• The Fruitcake Special by Frank Brennan

• Gulp and Gasp by John Townsend

I'm familiar with 3 of the lower forms poems and am still wondering how in the world I'm going to teach them [can already imagine hearing the students saying "Mr.Nobody!" when asked about who had made the mess in class.. urghhh]
For those in Penang, I was told by my SPBT teacher that we'll be studying Black Beauty [I groaned and am still groaning coz I've already read that book]

Meanwhile, if you have any information regarding this new change, do leave some comments here, k.
Bye for now. Happy holidays :)


Finally, it's the year-end holidays.
Congratulations to all of us, we've survived a full year as secondary school teachers.
Congratulations too to all who have received your surat pelantikan tetap to DG41. Faizal, Effa, Ping, Suguna, Meena, Tan, Regie, etc.
Those who have yet to receive, please check at online website to make sure that your documents have been received by the SPP.
And yes, try to persuade your Boss to get you confirmed by the end of the year. We need only a year to be confirmed as DG41 teachers, once we've received our pelantikan letter. I've signed mine and am waiting for the confirmation letter, hehehe..
And good news, we don't have to attend Kursus Induksi at all.

The holidays will be shorter for those who have to be SPM invigilators this year but don't fret, you'll be RM300+ richer, hehehee.. [I managed to escape this year due to pregnancy's morning sickness, which is not fun at all :P]
Keep in touch, keep in touch...
If not through sms & phone calls, at least visit here once in a while.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Litcon 2009

Hi friends,
Just to inform you all that I attended the 6th International Conference on Literacy, at Berjaya Georgetown Hotel from 7-9 Oct. I was replacing a sick teacher actually. My boss wanted new teachers to attend so that we would be able to learn new ideas. Fortunately for me and another colleague, our participation [rm300 per person] were already paid for.
I was hoping to meet some of you from Penang but there was nobody else from our batch. Anyway, I had a short chat with Dr Tan Kok Eng, who recommended that we do our Masters programme fulltime. I met Dr Sunny Tan too, and a few lecturers from Pusat Bahasa.
The conference was well-organised and I had a good time learning about the latest researches done by the presenters. The 7th LITCON will be held in 2011.

Anyone who is interested to win free tickets to the International Conference on English Language Teaching [ICELT] soon to be held in Malacca in November, please contact me or leave a comment here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pengesahan Jawatan

I've signed the form for my 'pengesahan jawatan'. How about you guys? My clerk informed me that those who jump from DG29 to Dg41 will only take 1 year for pengesahan and we don't need to go for induksi, but depend on what is written in your surat tawaran lantikan.

BTW, I would like to wish " SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI AND MAAF ZAHIR DAN BATIN" to all muslim members of PKPG TESOLIAN. Have a nice day...

P.S: those who stay in Penang maybe we can meet up during this Hari raya...

Thursday, August 6, 2009


A huge sorry for not updating this blog.. and General Faizal is busy too.
Now.. the latest update?

1. I'm under unofficial house-quarantine.. school's closed till 10th due to clusters of ILI cases in the school. After so many calls to the Jab Kesihatan, finally they came and more than 50 students met them, all complaining of flu & fever. So now I don't know whether to laugh [coz got the extra days off for now] or to cry [trial exam is next week]. Who else is in the same boat?

2. Our dear Shuba is getting married [drum roll please]. I think we all know who the lucky man is. Anyone else sending invitation cards? Free advertisement here, hahaha.

3. Our sweet Elice had had her wedding reception, and she looked so pretty. Sorry dear, hubby and yours truly had an emergency and had to cancel the trip in the last minute.

4. No news from Meena, so she must be heavy with child now..or already delivered? Anyone else in the 'Mum" list? In case you don't know, Kalas & Syida had theirs this year. Cute babies, hehehe.

5. USM convocation will be held in August 12-16. Be free to come and watch our juniors and others receive their scrolls. Yes, latest check Rezz's name is up there, not sure about the 'Lawak King' and the 'Dancing Queen', hehehe.

6. And as for our reunion, well....
shall we have a reunion at the end of the year? During the hols la.. after SPM exams, as I'm sure many of us will be specially invited to hold the enviable post of "invigilator".
Venue? Well depends whether you guys and ladies want to have it at a grand place or a cosy one. How about having it at Safira Club, Seberang Jaya? I can arrange that.
If you ladies want to have it in Penang island, then somebody there will have to take charge. I don't fancy travelling all the way there just to find a suitable hotel/ restaurant for our reunion :)

7. I met Nor'in some time this year at her school. She's gonna have another baby. She sent everyone her greetings.

8. Yes, finally got my surat lantikan dg41. Tunggakan.. yeah! Now need to bodek my boss to sahkan jawatan, hmmmm...

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Hello everyone!
I wonder how many of us actually registered ourselves as AUSM Society members during our convocation week. Well, I did. Dr Jefri was all smiles and promoting it to everyone who stopped by the kiosk, I couldn't refuse, hehehe.
Anyway, just to inform you that you can get information about the activities at USM by clicking here.
And yes, if you log in with your IC number here, you can update your personal data. Do know that your phone number is available to those who manage the site :P
And that reminds me, I'd need to pay a visit to USM some time this school hols.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


We're eligible for BISP. I'll be receiving mine in June, and the tunggakan backdated to July 2008, hehehe. Actually supposed to get it earlier but due to some technical error, I'd be getting the whole lump sum next month.
If you haven't received yours, do fill up the form. You'd need to attach a copy of your SPM cert. It's not automatic- you need to apply for it. Just ask your school clerk, and ask your boss to sign the form.
It's 5% of your DG41 salary, or 10% of your DG29/DG32.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Hello, fellow Tesolians.
If you are already in your 10th year of service and are eligible to naik to DG32, then you should really consider applying for the time-based promotion to DG32 KUP before attending the interview, and accepting DG41 offer. There's a big jump in the salary scale from DG29 to DG32, then to DG41.
However, your pelantikan to DG32 should arrived before your pelantikan to DG41, or else you will lose in terms of salary. Check this out
But if your service is less than 9 years, then I personally think it's better for you to attend the interview and accept the DG41 offer.
Chai and I asked the officer at the frontdesk during our interview if it's ok not to apply for DG41 interview, and he said it's our choice. We can choose not to apply online for the DG41 interview yet [ask Boon Yew]. Because once we get the interview letter, we HAVE to attend it, otherwise our pengetua has to reply to KPM about our absence from the interview.And if we fail the first interview, we have to wait for another 6 months to one year for the next one.
Make wise decisions.
It's your future.
All the best :)


You guys, ahhh.. ini nyonya sakit2 pun kena online gak, for your sake, dearie! Say thank you, kamsia kamsia...hehehe
Ni ha.. for you all who have received your Surat Tawaran ke DG41, I've found the website. Click here:
For you lazy ones, here's the whole article, read yourself, nohhh. Sorry for the poor arrangement, I just copy paste, hahaha.

Berikut adalah kategori calon yang boleh diberi pengecualian daripada menghadiri kursus induksi Sistem Saraan Baru/Sistem Saraan Malaysia apabila dilantik ke jawatan tetap Pegawai Perkhidmatan Pendidikan Siswazah Gred DG3/DG41.
Berdasarkan Surat Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Bil. JPA 241/46 Jld. V (69) bertarikh 1 April 1993. Calon-calon yang boleh dikecualikan daripada menghadiri Kursus Induksi apabila dilantik ke jawatan tetap sebagai PPPS Gred DG3/41 adalah seperti berikut;

1.Guru PPPBS/LD yang dilantik dalam kategori B (skim JKK ’76) atau setaraf seperti B8,B9,C1, B10, T1, D3 yang telah mengambil dan lulus Peperiksaan Am Kerajaan (PAK) sebelum disahkan dalam jawatan sebelum ini.
2.Guru PPPBS/LD yang telah meningkat daripada kategori C8 (SPM) kepada B10 (STPM) mengambil dan lulus PAK sebelum tahun 1994; dan
Pengecualian (berdasarkan keputusan mesyuarat pada 16.8.1999 di antara JPA, KPM dan SPP,
2.1 PPPBS C8 yang meningkat ke B10 tetapi tiada PAK yang telah dilantik ke DG3 sebelum 16.8.1999.
2.2 PPPBS C8 yang telah lulus PAK walaupun tidak disyaratkan tetapi telah dilantik ke DG3 sebelum 16.8.1999.
3. Guru PPPBS/LD yang telah dilantik buat kali pertama selepas tahun 1992 dan telah menduduki Kursus Induksi Kumpulan I sebelum disahkan dalam jawatan.
4.Guru yang telah bertukar daripada skim perkhidmatan lain yang menguntukkan penyandangnya untuk lulus Kursus Induksi Kumpulan I atau lulus PAK sebelum disahkan dalam jawatan dan kemudian dilantik ke PPPS.
5.Guru yang telah meletak jawatan dan telah lulus dengan jayanya Kursus Induksi SSB apabila dilantik dalam jawatan yang memerlukan lulus kursus dalam kumpulan yang sama.

Walau bagaimanapun, pihak JPA melalui surat JPA 241/20/14 Klt. 83( ) bertarikh 23 Disember 2003 telah memutuskan bahawa Pegawai Perkhidmatan Pendidikan Bukan Siswazah C8 yang tidak meningkat ke skel gaji B10 dan telah lulus Peperiksaan Am Kerajaan yang kemudiannya dilantik sebagai Pegawai Perkhidmatan Pendidikan Siswazah Gred DG3 layak untuk dikecualikan dari mengikuti dengan jayanya Kursus Induksi bagi tujuan pengesahan dalam perkhidmatan sebagai PPPS Gred DG3/DG41.

Friends, I made a photocopy of myb sijil Kursus Induksi and attach it with my documents. Haven't sent, seems that my clerk needs to write a Surat Pengecualian Kursus Induksi for me and get it endorsed by the Boss.

Monday, May 4, 2009


So sorrrryyyyy, been busy with so many meetings that the head's blurrrryy. And with mid-year exam around the corner, lagi blurrrr laa.

Yahoo.. alhamdulillah. I've received my surat tawaran to DG41. Tarikh lantikan 1.9.2009. I called up Faizal to confirm the date [ has to be same as we graduated and reported for duty on the same date]. Now don't be jealous; I've worked longer than most of you, so my scale is a little bit higher. No need go for medical checkup and last thing I heard, we just need a 'surat pengecualian Kursus Induksi' coz we have undergone that when we first graduated from colleges.

Congrats to Syida (cute cute cute baby girl!!!) and Kalas (boy or girl?) for the ne addition to their family. Anyone else?
Now Meena, take it easy. Don't kill your hubby yet. You'd need him to massage your legs and change the diapers soon,hehehe..

Shub, keep cool. Heck, everyone's busy. Patsy seems to be enjoying herself though. I see her at Facebook, hehehe.

Boon Yew, that's funny, LOL. And I know you're having a ball to have sent 2 comments about Zizi in one day. He's in your all boys' school? Gosh, can he survive? You must be smirking all day. Be kind; he can't afford to fail again. Where's the Lawak King, btw? I'm soooooooooo glad I'm in the mainland, hahahahaaaa... And what do you mean that he's still him, physically? Still under HR therapy? Got to pay Dr Tan and Pn.Noorlida a visit soon.

Long live us Tesolians!
Come on everyone, send in your comments so that Faizal, our Fairy GodAmma won't start waving his wand in despair again, hahahahaa..

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Exam papers

Howdy friends? I think we've come to a stage where we have to prepare question papers right? Why don't we share what we have with the rest of us here in this beloved blog? It doesn't matter if you are teaching Form 1 or even Form 5, just send your paper to me and I'll upload and link it so that all of us can use it. How's that? Below is the link that I think is very useful if you want to find trial exam papers for SPM and PMR. Peace...

Friday, April 17, 2009


Hi hi, so how is everyone coping at school?
Don't tell me, all cranky and grumbling that life was better at primary school? Nod, nod, nod. yeah, I sure miss the days when I could just hop into my car at 1pm sharp and drive out of the school gate! Nowadays it's either 3pm or later (4.30pm if got meetings) , as late as 5pm if extra classes are held (I'm kena paksa-rela teaching SPM tuition classes under PUZ, uhuk3).
We at Penang had been working hard for the English Language Carnival and Thank God, it's over now (unless your school wins and you have to lead the team to the next level, huhu). Let me say for one thing, training rural students to act in an English Language Drama is 5 times worse than yours truly having to act during our uni days! Prounciation, intonation, costumes, etc all need to be looked into by the teachers in charge. I'm seriously looking for a school that doesn't take part in any zone level activities, hehehe.

I checked online and found that I have been listed as "Diperakukan dalam Jawatan" for DG41. No surat tawaran yet. I'm sure Faizal and Regina who had their interviews earlier than I, already received their surat tawaran?
Those of you who have yet to be called for interviews, do remember to check the SPP website to make sure that you are registered for the interview. Otherwise they will never call you!

Would anyone who have met them - Shida and Meena - update us about them and their babies?

Anyway, all the best, don't overwork yourselves and remember to stop and smell the flowers. Work smart, don't work hard, hehehe

Friday, April 3, 2009


they're alive laaa..

hai...ada la...where got hilang...not yet disappeared...anyway,very tiring la...too many work..i'm teaching form 2 and 3...guess what, this year hari guru celebration will be held in trg...and i will perform choral speaking on that day together with other teachers from all over feel free to see me..if it will be a live telecast.hehe..perasan ni muka masuk tv...FROM-NANAFARHANA
Thursday, 02 April, 2009

Anonymous said...
assalamualaikum n hi everybody.well i'm not been kidnapped and abducted but busy with all the commitment in school.Busy with my 3prince at home too as 'mithali mother'(cook,washing, cleaning,teaching and as a driver too- htr ngaji Quran ) ha..ha..ha..I'm teaching form 1 and 2. awal tahun semua orang busy coz karnival n sukan, pertengahan thn-akhir thn busy dgn kursus pulak kan. Letih2.(Ain)
Thursday, 02 April, 2009

ALIYA said...
Yohoo, me too, me too. Busy with exam, drama rehearsals,meetings till 4pm almost every week, bla3.Sukan sekolah baru habis last weekend, English Carnival this month, and I'm training drama. Kena pemantauan also this month. And Nazir Kementerian will be coming berkampung end of the month, so everyone's busy.Heir-making process too, so tiring laa..Congrats Nanaa, live telecast in RTM1 la, I dah rasa masa koir 2000 in Ipoh
Thursday, 02 April, 2009

Faizal said...
My dear friends..Do you know how relieve I am when some of you replied to my post? I thought all of you have been abducted or kidnapped by aliens. hahahaa...Yes, everybody is very busy. Me too. But please my friends, jangan sampai hilang terussss....
Friday, 03 April, 2009
hyhpat said...
Faizal, how was your Sabah trip? sorry la, couldn't join you... :) yeah, i'm still alive (barely) and kicking. training students for choral speaking, sukantara, etc.. like crazy only. :)
Friday, 03 April, 2009
Anonymous said...
hi guys...faizal mn ikan paus??? well sume org bz bz n bz nak buat..thats our job rite? FYI im teaching for form 1,2 n 3. congrats for those who already dilantik.. i still x dpt interview lg laa..still waiting..from: ieta
Saturday, 04 April, 2009

Boon Yew said...
YO!!!I'm still here. Didn't post anything coz me saw none.Life in school is still like a Maths test everyday, cepat dan tepat. hehehehehe...I go to school everyday practically 2 hours b4 school starts. Can't seem to get all my things done.Star-NIE (24 groups), ULBS (35x3 classes), drama, spelling bee, folio sejarah (35x4 classes), ketua rumah sukan biru - sports day was last Thursday, NILAM (16 kids), kad gigi (36), report books, kad kesihatan, 13 panitia files, school orchestra - sole teacher-in-charge, whoo... tons more...So sorry ah... not that we leave you, just can't write yet...Anyway, best wishes to all. Don't die standing and don't 'outlive' us all hehehehehe

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kidnapped and abducted

helloo...What is happening to you guys?? I think everyone from PKPG Tesol has dissapeared. No activity at all in this blog..*sigh*...

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Congrats to those who have received their surat lantikan to DG41 (Faizal, Reggie, Syida?). I'm still waiting and praying for mine to arrive next month, God willing.

May I know the classes you're teaching?
I mean, English.
I'm presently teaching Form 1 & Form 5.
Want to exchange exam papers? Lesson plans?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Surat Lantikan DG41

Alhamdulillah, I just recieved my surat lantikan yesterday. Those who have sat for their interview please check your status at SPP website.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Meet and Guess (temuduga)

Shub...since you didn't get the calling letter yet I'm sure you wouldn't know about the letter that you need to bring with you during your interview. Why don't you just go to that website and print it out. For those who haven't recieve their calling letter, be prepared!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Hi geng,
This is what you should do.
Type in your google or yahoo search.
That will open up a search engine

click on
Laman Web Interaktif Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia
Jenis Pilihan / Searching Option. Negara / Country. Institusi / Institution ...
notice that the word 'webinteraktif' is missing from the address they gave in our calling letter.

That should get you into the website although you might have to wait and wait.
Try to do it in the morning during office hours as it seems more accessible in the morning. Make sure you have your printer on standby.
Good luck.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I've discovered an error in the web address ( given in the SPP letter. The web address is incomplete, so no matter how you try to go into the website, you'd fail.
I've found the correct web address and have managed to print my copy, hehehe.. Here's it.
you'll need a copy of the webpage printed to take for the interview. Good luck!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Yeah, my interview is scheduled on 11th Feb 2009. That means a week from today.
The date of the interview is arranged according to first to apply, first to be called. Reggie completed her form in early August 2008 and I did mine on 21 August 2008. If you registered online late, then you will have your interview late.
Your letter for the interview should arrive at least a week before the date of your interview. Make sure you have everything you need, the real documents and copies.
Good luck.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Gong Xi Fa Chai, May this year 2009 bring more prosperity and happiness to everyone!
And especially to Reggie, Elice, Ping, Patsy, Chik, Chai, Boon Yew, Shu Ren, Tan, Calvin and all Chinese readers of this blog!
Faizal, I can't see the angpau, no angpau cash for you, hehehee...

Say other than Faizal and Reggie (Hey,not fair la... you shouldn't register before our convo!) who else have been interviewed by SPP?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Chinese New Year 2009!

This red envelope is for you to fill in some cash and send it to me..hehehe!

TESOLIAN HOTSPOT would like to take this opportunity to wish all Chinese friends, HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! May this year will be the most posperous one to you guys. ( This wish goes to: Aliya, Chik, Patsy, Reggie, Boon Yew, Calvin, Siew Yee, Tan, Shu Ren, Alice, and Ping)

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Hi hi there,
Being a busybody, I called up Puan Azimah of Bhgn Biasiswa this morning to clarify th status of my own document.
She said that you're to call her to ask for a Surat Perakuan for your surat kelulusan cuti belajar if you have this problem:
1.You've lost your copy due to fire, negligence, floods or your dog has eaten it (I add this on my own, hehee)
2. You notice that your document has a stamped black finger pointing to your name instead of a blue finger.
3. You notice that your document is not addressed to you but your school, or JPN.

She will not issue another copy of the Surat Kelulusan Cuti Belajar to those who have problems (1-4). You'd have to get a photostated copy from your former school or JPN. So she will only post you a Surat Perakuan to certify that the photostated copy you take for your interview is the same as your original copy. That's why she said at least 1 week before your interview. Take the photostated copy along with the Surat Perakuan when you attend your interview later.

The letterhead in black ink is not proof that your document is not original. The absence of a stamped blue finger pointing to your name is.

She was nice and helpful on the phone but she warned that she won't be so if everyone starts calling her asking about the same thing, when you still have the original copy with you.



Shuba (2009) asked "any idea where to get all those info frm?is there a particular book tht we can get hold?cause now am getting all freaked out.cause i remember how all were so scared for the dga 29 interview cause some told us to read up the things u mentioned earlier.they did ask me some ques abt the edu ministry but mainly it was abt how i handle things as a teacher.was it the same for u too during the interview yesterday?"

Frankly speaking, I only read what i can find in the PTK books and also the notes that we have in our Buku Ringkasan Mengajar. We will not getting the same questions because it depends on our options. They might ask about your methods or approaches that you use at school or the can ask you about our education history (dasar, PIPP, Falsafah Pendidikan Kebangsaan, Wawasan 2020,etc). If you an English teacher, the interview will be conducted in English. The same goes with Maths and Science teachers. As long as you speak, there is no reason for you to fail. Do not go in and sleep, I mean just sit in there and keep quiet. Wear coats and look smart, okay? Huraah....

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


What a day! I went for my interview yesterday and to tell you guys the truth, the interview was so damn hard! Really. All the tips that I posted earlier in this blog will be asked by the interviewer. Every person that have gone in will tell different stories. Some will say that they have been asked about PIPP and Falsafah Pendidikan Kebangsaan and some will say about something else like sekolah Kluster or Sekolah Wawasan. As for me, the interviewer asked about Penyata Razak 1956 and the approaches that I used for teaching English and ICTL. Here in Putrajaya, it took about 20 to 30 minutes per person. As a reminder, please check your Surat kelulusan Cuti separuh gaji. Yesterday I almost cannot go in for the interview because the person in-charge who was checking my certs and letters said that my surat is not original one because the letter head is in black and white. I argued with her and said all letters are using the black and white letterhead. She said no. Then she went to see her boss to clarify it and I still get the same answer. I cannot go in. At that time, I was like "mati kutu". It took me an hour to Putrajaya and I cannot go in? ****I asked her if there any possible way for me to solve this matter and she said that I can sit for the interview if I can get one surat perakuan from Bahagian biasiswa to verify my letter. My friend from UPSI also facing the same problem like me. So we went to Bahagian Biasiswa. We were racing with time because we can only sit for the interview if we can get surat perakuan before 12 o'clock. Since the parking space is very limited here in Putrajaya, we decided to walk. From Block B3 to Block E, it took us 30 minutes to go there. When we arrive at Bahagian Biasiswa, the time is already 10.30. Luckily, Puan Norazimah Abas the officer that handle PKPG matters was very helpful (Thank God we still have a kind officer like her!). She gave us a piece of paper and asked us to write a formal letter applying for surat perakuan from Bahagian Biasiswa. The best thing is, we do not need to type the letter, we write! With her help we were able to get the surat perakuan and we headed back to SPP. According to the lady at SPP usually it will take about three weeks to get the letter. But we were lucky lads yesterday. Finally, were allowed to sit for our DG41 interview. Alhamdulillah. The moral of the story is, please double or even triple check everything before you go for the interview.

Notes: This is a reminder from Pn. Norazimah Abas : Those who are facing the same problem please contact her at least 1 week before you guys go for the interview. Huraahh….

Friday, January 2, 2009


"Cikgu pun kena label?"
Haiyah.. another headache.
I was told that we will be 'labeled' starting 2009. And our date will be from June 2008 (anyone remember that we reported for duty on July 1st 2008?)
So, what's this pelabelan?
It's a new way for them to categorise us teachers, under PIPP and Bahagian Sumber Manusia is in charge.

As I'm told that since I registered at school in July, the school can't do mine. And as we're at USM for 3 years until June 2008, we were not teaching any class to be eligible for pelabelan according to the system.
Lohhh, so how?
I called our sifu, Regina and she told me that her school clerk said,"Wait until your pelantikan to DG41".
Any of you in other schools got other information about this pelabelan thing?
What have you done?
I'm thinking of contacting the Bahagian Sumber Manusia to clarify this.

Tips for the Interview.

I got these tips from the internet (ada yang dicedok dari Web SPP)

Rukun Negara
Falsafah Pendidikan Kebangsaan
Wawasan 2020
Islam Hadhari
Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia
Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi
Perkembangan Dasar & Kemajuan Sistem Pelajaran Kebangsaan
Perkembangan Pelajaran Masa Kini
Pendidikan Pra Sekolah
Pendidikan Rendah
Pendidikan Menengah
Pendidikan Khas
Program Pendidikan Khas
Sekolah Sukan
Sekolah Seni
Pembestarian Sekolah
Pendidikan Pasca Menengah & Institusi Pengajian Tinggi
Pendidikan Swasta
Pelan Induk Pendidikan
Teori Pendidikan
Kurikulum Prasekolah
Kurikulum Baru Sekolah Rendah
Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Menengah
Kurikulum Kursus Perguruan Lepasan Ijazah
Pengurusan Kurikulum
Program JQAF
Skim Pinjaman Buku Teks
Biasiswa dan Pinjaman
Program Bersepadu Sekolah Sihat
Program Pemakanan Sekolah
Bimbingan dan Kaunseling
Malaysia Teacher Standard


Skim Baucer Tuisyen

Gerak Kerja Kokurikulum
Sekolah Harapan Negara
Hari Guru
Projek Nilam
Majlis Sukan Sekolah-Sekolah Malaysia
Majlis Sukan dan Kebudayaan Perkhidmatan Pelajaran
Malaysian Teacher Standard MTS


Perintah-Perintah Am
Peraturan-Peraturan Lembaga Tatatertib Perkhidmatan Awam 1993
Arahan Perbendaharaan
Panduan Perbendaharaan Tatacara Pengurusan Stor
Arahan Perkhidmatan
Akta Acara Kewangan
Peraturan-Peraturan Pegawai Awam


Calon-calon akan dinilai dari aspek-aspek berikut :-

Cara Penyampaian/Berkomunikasi.

Kemahiran berhujah dan kemampuan menyampaikan buah fikiran dan maksud dengan rasional, logik, jelas, tepat dan padat adalah faktor utama ke arah kejayaan seseorang guru profesional. Adalah menjadi andaian asasi bahawa guru-guru terlatih adalah fasih, cekap dan terampil dalam menggunakan Bahasa Melayu. Oleh itu, calon-calon yang didapati tidak cekap dan tidak fasih dalam penggunaan Bahasa Melayu akan gagal dalam temuduga. Guru-guru yang tidak prihatin dalam pengucapan bahasanya sehingga selalu kabur atau memesongkan maksud yang hendak disampaikan akan diberi penilaian yang negatif. Perawakan Dan Penampilan Diri.

Calon-calon dikehendaki hadir temuduga dengan berpakaian kemas dan sopan. Calon-calon lelaki dikehendaki memakai baju kemeja berlengan panjang dan bertali leher, manakala calon-calon wanita memakai pakaian yang bersopan.

Pengetahuan Ikhtisas.

Adalah menjadi harapan Lembaga Temuduga bahawa guru-guru terlatih yang ditemuduga mempunyai pengetahuan yang wajar dan mempunyai kemahiran berbincang secara canggih (intelligent discussion) mengenai perkara-perkara berikut :-

a) Sejarah pembentukan dan perkembangan Sistem Pendidikan Negara dari segi dasar, pengurusan dan pentadbiran, sistem persekolahan, kurikulum dan sistem penilaian. Adalah diharapkan calon-calon telah membaca, mengkaji dan menerapkan fakta-fakta penting di dalam Penyata Razak (1956), Laporan Rahman Talib (1960), Akta pendidikan 1961 dan Laporan Kabinet mengenai perlaksanaan Dasar Pelajaran (1979);

b) Struktur dan sistem pengurusan dan pentadbiran negara pada peringkat pusat, negeri, daerah dan sekolah.

c) Falsafah Pendidikan Negara, khasnya dari segi perlaksanaannya di sekolah dan dalam bilik darjah.

d) Pengetahuan yang mendalam mengenai Dasar Pembangunan Negara/Wawasan 2020 dan hubungkaitnya dengan pendidikan dari segi falsafah dan amalannya.

e) Pengetahuan akademik yang wajar berkaitan dengan matapelajaran yang diajar opsyen/matapelajaran pengkhususan di institut/ maktab perguruan/ universiti.

f) metodologi dan perkaedahan matapelajaran yang diajar dengan tumpuan khas kepada aplikasinya di dalam bilik darjah.

g) Konsep, teori dan prinsip pedagogi dan psikologi dengan tumpuan khas kepada aplikasinya di dalam bilik darjah.

h) Falsafah dan konsep mengenai kurikulum dan perkembangan kurikulum dengan tumpuan khas kepada KBSR dan KBSM dan hubungkaitnya dengan matapelajaran yang diajar dan matapelajaran opsyen/pengkhususan di Institut/maktab perguruan/ universiti.

Pengetahuan Semasa/Am.

Pengetahuan semasa/am dikaitkan dengan aspek celik budaya. Celik Budaya diertikan sebagai kepekaan, keprihatinan dan daya ingin tahu terhadap alam persekitaran hidup dari segi fizikal, sosial, ekonomi, pentadbiran dan politik. Seseorang yang celik budaya mempunyai pengetahuan dan maklumat asas mengenai alam persekitarannya dan dapat berbincang secara canggih mengenainya dari berbagai-bagai sudut pandangan dan perspektif.

Laporan Nilaian Prestasi.

Laporan nilaian prestasi adalah juga diambilkira dalam pemilihan seseorang calon itu. Penilaian ini dibuat oleh Pegawai Penilai masing-masing dengan berpandukan kepada format borang yang dikeluarkan oleh Kementerian Pendidikan. Antara aspek-aspek yang dinilai ialah dengan memerhatikan guru berkenaan mengajar di dalam kelas atau membimbing murid-murid di dalam aktiviti-aktiviti ko-kurikulum.


Lemah cara penyampaian/komunikasi
Lemah perawakan/sikap.
Lemah Pengetahuan Am.
Lemah Ikhtisas.
Lemah keseluruhan.

20% cara menjawab\bercakap
20% penampilan
30% pengetahuan am\isu semasa
30% ikhtisas

I read that we need to wear coat as DG41 is for professional post (pegawai la...)

I post again if I found anything on the net or after I've gone through the interview this Tuesday.