I was looking through my sister’s old photos when I came across this one of her and her students at Mattar East Primary School.
My sister, Pat joined the teaching profession after she completed her Senior Cambridge (equivalent to our ‘O’ levels) exams and continued for more than 30 years until her retirement recently. Mattar East was her first assignment after completing her stint at the Teachers Training College in Paterson Road.
This photo was probably taken around 1970 or 71. You will notice that the picture is still very clear and you can easily make out the faces of the kids. What was even more interesting was the list of names written in pencil at the back of the photo.
PS: The first name is Woo Mei Lai. You can click on the photos for a better view.
If you happen to know any of these kids – they must be in their forties by now – please ask them to come here and say good morning to yesterday; as well as to their teacher Miss Lam (now Mrs Pat Liew).
As this school was just around the corner from my workplace, I decided to pay a visit to see what it is like now. Like my primary school, it has also become a school for handicapped children. The caretaker informed us that its neighbour, the Mattar West Secondary School has been demolished recently.
The 3 rows of banners read:
Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society
Moral Home For Disabled
Moral Hostel For Disabled
Here’s another photo of my sister next to our family car. Who can tell me the make/model of this (other) beauty?
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