2019 年毕业生 （中国福建）
Leong Van Jet
I bet all of you reading this are quite anxious and excited about how secondary school life is in Riam Road Secondary School. Therefore, I am here as an alumnus of RRSS to write about my study experience. Before that, allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Leong Van Jet, and I graduated from RRSS with SPM qualifications in 2017. At the time of writing, I am a first-year medical student from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. This secondary school has undoubtedly paved my way to success, and I wish to inspire you, who is currently reading this, to join our rich his-tory in producing high-calibre students.
I began my studies in RRSS in 2013. I enrolled in both PT3 and UEC classes, and this was one of the reasons that attracted me to come to RRSS. The syllabus offered were the usual government syllabus and the Unified Examinations Certificate (UEC) syllabus, by Chinese Independent Schools (CIS). Being offered a scholarship here, I decided to take on both syllabuses, and it was hard in-deed. Throughout my study in RRSS, I have to say that the teachers are very passionate in teaching, and they know their subjects well, which have undoubtedly facilitated my learning experience. The teachers are also friendly, so long as you pay attention to their teachings and do your homework, you might make a friend or two in the staff’s office.
The teachers are reliable in a sense that you can feel that they will go the extra mile, just to make you understand what they are teaching, and if you pay attention, excelling in your exams is just a matter of hard work.
RRSS is also known for its strong participation and incredible achievements in extra-curricular activities. I was an emcee for school events, and a public speaker, all of which were trained in house by RRSS teachers. To date, these soft skills have proven its usefulness in the future, and I am very grateful to have those teachers in training me. In my years of study, I have truly experienced what it means to appreciate your own talents, and how important it is to have a good mentor.
I firmly believe that RRSS does not only improve one’s ability in their academics, but also due to the integration of
extra-curricular activities and experienced teachers, a student will truly be able to receive holistic education here in RRSS.
Students from across the globe study here at RRSS, and it has been a pleasure meeting people from all walks of life. I have learnt a lot from their culture and made a lot of new friends. It broadens the horizon of the mind, as I met with them.
Besides that, I believe that RRSS is truly an integrative school. We learn from each other’s cultures and languages. As an example, many of my non-Chinese friends were not able to speak mandarin in the beginning, and I was not able to speak their language too. But over time, as we went through our secondary school days together, my friends can converse in fluent Mandarin, and I can finally understand and speak Bahasa Sarawak. I believe this is a healthy understanding of each other’s culture, and truly a 1 Malaysia spirit.
All in all, I truly miss my studying days in RRSS, and perhaps 5 years was a little too short. As I graduated, the teachers and friends that I met there have truly transformed me into someone who I wanted to be. I graduated with satisfying academic achievements, was given plenty of opportunities to express myself on stage as a public speaker, made a lot of meaningful friendships that still last even till today. I am grateful for what the school has done for me, and I believe they will continue to do so in helping stu-dents to overcome their limits and achieve greater heights. I hope you will consider joining our school and wish that you have a pleasant studying experience here in RRSS.
Eddie Chung Di Wei
Riam Road Secondary School is a top-notch, multidisciplinary secondary school that delivers
well-being, quality education, and co-curricular excellence, which empowers a comprehensive development of heart, mind, and soul of teenage students.
I am Eddie Chung, a proud alumnus of
Riam Road Secondary School (RRSS), here representing the class of 2017 to share my amazing experience being a student of the school from 2013 to 2017. I am currently a mechanical engineering undergraduate at
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, after graduating fromthe partnering college of RRSS, Riam Institute of Technology.
First of all, I believe the main concern when it comes to advancing from a primary school to a secondary school is the academics and that surely is the top responsibility of a student. Here in RRSS, students are educated in a
unique tri-syllabus system, which includes the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Unified Examinations Certificate (UEC) and a special Junior Science, Mathematics and English with integration of Cambridge Junior Program (English, Science and Maths). The outcome of the mesh of syllabuses is that the students are able to learn ‘more’ with much ‘less’, as the gists of each course are combined and taught under one unified lesson. Fret not! You are not required to put in three times of effort in order to succeed. Furthermore, the academic staff of the school is high-calibre, passionate and love-able. In fact, I did not need too much of after-hours tuition sessions to do well in my studies. The class schedule is arranged ideally and if you are all ears in the classes and work on all your homework afterwards, I am sure you will pass your
secondary school at ease.
The school always encourages the holistic development of students by diversifying into the participation of co-curricular activities, as long as the academic performances are taken care of. Therefore, RRSS is always loaded with opportunities for you to showcase your talents, develop soft-skills or simply doing what you like. With a huge variety of clubs and societies, events, sports and competitions,
you will surely find a place for you.
I was the head of the prefectorial board and lion dance club in my final year while being an active participant in Malay language competitions, school concerts, charity sales, just to name a few, for all of the 5 years. Apart from having fun in these activities, I am also blessed to be able to make new friends, polish my leadership and communication skills,
and most importantly, evolve to be a better version of myself.
“Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.”. This is a quote from award-winning artist, Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham. As a former student of RRSS, I can assure you that I was savouring every moment throughout the 5 years on campus. I miss everyone and everything from RRSS and I am sincerely thankful that RRSS paved the pathway to my success and
achievements up until this day.
I genuinely welcome you to be a part of
Riam Road Secondary School and have a
cool and unforgettable secondary school life!