2015 Mentor T1 - Singapore Teachers` Union

TMCI (P) 075/01/2015
A publication of the Singapore Teachers' Union
Term 1 / 2015
STU Professional
Workshops p4
How I was saved
from ignonimy
by STU p7
UniSIM-STU Sponsorship
(July 2015 intake) p15
Membership
Benefits and
Mementos 2015
We are the VOICE OF TEACHERS.
We represent the collective opinions affecting your
professional interest and the teaching profession.
We REPRESENT you in work-related issues.
We CONDUCT Professional Development Workshops
and Forums.
Enjoy STU and NTUC BENEFITS – Passport to a whole
array of rebates, discounts and privileges.
We provide SPONSORSHIPS for UniSIM programmes
and STUDY GRANTS for MDIS courses.
The STRENGTH of a union lies in its membership
numbers. Be a part of the union and we can strengthen
the fraternity of Singapore teachers more effectively.
How to Join STU?
The one-off entrance fee is S$25. For teachers who join
within six months of their first posting from NIE, the one-off entrance fee is S$10. The
monthly Union subscription is S$9. The one-off entrance fee and monthly subscription will
be deducted from your salary upon your check-off authorisation. Please visit our website
at www.stu.org.sg and download the application forms and send the completed forms to
583 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218197. For enquiries, please contact STU at 6299 3936.
information
Industrial Relations
Jagindar Singh
ext. 29
Sanjeev Kumar
Tiwari
ext. 24
Membership
Isabella Li
Membership
Services
ext. 14
ext. 12
Professional Development
and Student Outreach
(STaR)
Thomas Low
ext. 27
Workshops/STaR ext. 23
Finance
Jonathan Tan
Accounts
Enquiries
ext. 20
ext. 19
Corporate Services /
Administration
Carine Yip
ext. 26
IT
Andrew Sim
STU DIRECTORY
Address 583 Serangoon Road Singapore 218197
General Enquiries +65 6299 3936 (main line)
General E-mail
[email protected]
General Fax +65 6294 7982
Websitewww.stu.org.sg
STU ADVISORS
Mr Paul Edward Osgodby
Minister for The Environment and Water Resources
Mrs Jenny Tan
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan
Mr Heng Chee How
For advertising enquiries,
email Ms Isabella Li at
[email protected]
Ms Li Ching Tak Isabella
STU TRUSTEES
Mr Huang I Lung
Mr Neo Tick Watt @ Neo Teck Watt
Ms Koh Ting Ting
Mr Leow Peng Kui
Mr John Ho Cheow Kuang
Mr Wong Heng Tong
Tel : +65 6299 3936
Fax : +65 6294 7982
Web: www.stu.org.sg
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Membership Department
Ms Isabella Li
Tel : +65 6299 3936
Email: [email protected]
Assistant General Secretary
General Treasurer
Mr Collin Keith Sebastian
Assistant General Treasurer
CENTRAL COUNCIL MEMBERS
General Secretary
Mr Chew Tec Heng Edwin
Mr Lim Beng Hua Alan
Ms Lim Poh Eng Catherine
Mr Monteiro Anthony Edward
Mr Mohamed Salleh bin Md Nooh
Mr Peh Teow Peng Elliot
Ms Tay Hwee Khim Serena
Mr Tan Boon Hoe Nigel
Mr Tay Swee Meng David
Ms Yeo Chien Ling Jacquelin
Mr Li Zhihao
Ms Halimah Marjubee
Mr Chong Lo Han Eli
STU GENERAL AUDITORS
Mr Chua Niam Pheng Lawrence
Mr Mohamed Jufri Hamzah
Mr Ang Chun Poh Andy
STU CENTRAL COUNCIL 2013-2017
Mr Mike Thiruman
President
Vice President
Mr Chew Fah San Billy
Vice President
Ms Loh Lee Miang Ariel
Vice President
Mr Lye Teck Hee Edwin
Deputy General Secretary
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Singapore Teachers’ Union
583 Serangoon Road
Singapore 218197
Assistant General Secretary
Deputy Secretary-General, NTUC and Senior Minister of
State, Prime Minister’s Office
Mr Chacko Cherry
ext. 50
Assistant General Secretary
Deputy General Secretary
Message from the IT Department
Unions, like all other organisations, have become increasingly dependent on Information
Technologies. STU now has a comprehensive website and uses email for most of our
communications. By adopting new technologies, STU hopes to send a strong message to
our members and potential members that we intend to stick around and provide advice on
members’ terms and conditions of service and assistance with work-related problems.
We have not been able to reach some of our members through email. If you have not been
receiving our electronic newsletter, please send your particulars by emailing the following
information to [email protected]:
• Name
• Email Address
• NRIC Number
• Contact numbers (Home and Mobile)
• School attached to
• New Home Address (if applicable)
Alternatively, you can go to our website (http://www.stu.org.sg) and do an update online.
Andrew Sim
IT Manager
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PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS
STU 2015 Professional
Development Workshops
April – July
JUNE
MAY
APRIL
MONTH
JULY
4
DAY/DATE/TIME
Monday, 6
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Tuesday, 7
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Wednesday, 8 - Thursday, 9
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Thursday, 9
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Friday, 10
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Monday, 13
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Tuesday, 14
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Friday, 24
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Tuesday, 28
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Tuesday, 5
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Friday, 8
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Thursday, 14
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Monday, 1
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Tuesday, 2 - Wednesday, 3
{10.00am - 4.00pm}
Wednesday, 3
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Thursday, 4
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Thursday, 11
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Friday, 12
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Thursday, 2
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Friday, 3
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Wednesday, 8
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Thursday, 9
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
Monday, 13 - Tuesday, 14
{9.00am - 4.30pm}
Thursday, 30
{2.00pm - 5.00pm}
WORKSHOP TITLE
PRESENTER
Teaching Phonics and Word Attack Skills {Part 1}
Dr Chitra Shegar
Language Games: Everyone Learns and Wins
Dr George Jacobs
Foundation of Solution Focused Coaching
Ms Debbie Hogan
Teaching Phonics and Word Attack Skills {Part 2}
Dr Chitra Shegar
Oral Skills Teaching Development
Mr Charles Barton
Effective Communication with Parents
Mr Charles Barton
An Introduction to Mindfulness in Teaching
Dr Chitra Shegar
Strategies for Allied Educators to Implement in Classrooms
Mr Charles Barton
Applying Positive Psychology to Teaching
Dr George Jacobs
Evidence-based Teaching
Mr Dennis Sale
Dynamic Teaching
Mr Charles Barton
Solution Focused Team Facilitation & Conflict Resolution
Ms Debbie Hogan
Strategies for Allied Educators to Implement in Classrooms
Mr Charles Barton
Photography Workshop {with practical session}
Mr Joseph Tan
Assessing Students for 21st Century Competencies
Mr See Teck Meng
Language Games: Everyone Learns and Wins
Dr George Jacobs
Teaching English Literature in Secondary Schools: Response and
Analysis
Teaching the Different Genres: The Novel, Drama and Adolescent
Literature
Dr Christopher Hamilton
How To Be An Even More Student-Centred Teacher?
Dr George Jacobs
Advanced Training for Allied Educators
Mr Charles Barton
Deepen Mathematical Understanding Through Multiple
Representations
Dr
Wong Khoon Yoong
Applying Positive Psychology to Teaching
Dr George Jacobs
Foundation of Solution Focused Coaching
Ms Debbie Hogan
Teaching Phonics and Word Attack Skills {Part 1}
Dr Cheah Yin Mee
Log on to www.stu.org.sg for more details of the workshops above.
For more enquiries, please write to [email protected] or call 6299 3936.
Term 1
IN-SERVICE COURSE FOR TEACHERS FROM THAILAND
SERVICE TO AN ASEAN
PARTNER: STU CONDUCTED A
SPECIAL IN-SERVICE COURSE
in Singapore for Teachers from
Thailand (Monday 27- Friday 31 October 2014)
A group of 300 junior and senior high school teachers from several
provinces, accompanied by officials from education departments and
the universities, spent five days taking part in a programme specially
designed for the teachers.
OBJECTIVES
The programme was based on these three objectives:
1. To help participants keep abreast of the developments and changes in the content and methodology of the
school subjects.
2. To expose participants to the way English is used to teach most subjects in the Singapore school curriculum,
3. To encourage participants to relate what they have learnt in the programme to the school situation in their own country,
through small-group syndicate meetings among themselves.
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IN-SERVICE COURSE FOR TEACHERS FROM THAILAND
THE VISITORS
THE PROGRAMME
In sharing Singapore’s
experiences, the speakers in
the programme focused on the
strengths of the Singapore school
system.
Thinking Schools,
Learning Nation
Teach Less,
Learn More
These two overriding principles have influenced the evolution of
the Singapore school system in the last 15 years or so.
Summary of the Programme
The schedule covered sessions on
The Deputy Commissioner of the Basic Education
Commission speaking at a session.
PEDAGOGY
• Teaching
Maths in
Singapore
• Next
Generation
Science
Education:
Curriculum,
Instruction,
Assessment
and Emerging
Technologies.
A view of the audience of teacher-participants, with education officials from
Thailand seated in the front row.
TEACHER-STUDENT
INTERACTION
HARDWARE AND
SOFTWARE
• Classroom
management to
improve student
learning
• Use of
computers in
the Singapore
classroom
• Cooperative
learning
• Communication
in English –
stressing the
proper use
of English in
speaking and
writing.
• Student
counseling
• Ways of
making the
assessment of
student learning
effective.
THE FEEDBACK
On the whole, the feedback was highly positive. The
teacher-participants and officials felt that the time
was well spent in the course which provided them with
an insight into the strengths and the evolution of the
Singapore school system.
Teacher-participants meeting in small groups.
Term 1
MEMBERS NEED TO KNOW
Members need to know...
How I was saved
from ignominy
by the Singapore
Teachers’ Union
At my time of greatest need the union was my guiding star and having had the union
at my back is why I still have my teaching job today!
I joined the Education Service in the early 80s and signed up as a Singapore Teachers’
Union (STU) member soon after as it seemed the most natural thing to do. As a
teacher, I ought to be supporting the union that represents my interest.
And for many years I enjoyed the various lifestyles that membership offers, like
shopping and professional development privileges and benefits provided by the
union. I had heard of the Industrial Relations (IR) work of the STU, but never really paid
much attention to it as I did not have any workplace issues.
Then a few years ago, my actions towards a few of my pupils were grossly
misinterpreted and my blissful life as a respected and dedicated teacher came to an
abrupt end!
The world as I knew it, changed overnight! I
was interdicted from duty on half-pay and had
to face disciplinary proceedings. This meant
that I had to submit to the Permanent Secretary
of Education (PS) a written reply to the charges
levied against me within two weeks. I was
further warned not to be seen in or around
the school and barred from leaving the state
until my name was cleared of wrongdoing.
Furthermore, I was denied salary increments
and bonuses.
Some colleagues whom I had known for decades started to view me with
coloured lens. This was obvious when I bumped into them outside. However
some good friends and colleagues were very supportive and gave me advice.
They suggested that I turn to the union for help.
I was very depressed and at my wits end on what to do. So I took their
advice and turned to the STU for help. And I am glad I did! As a STU member,
I had access to the IR team. The STU officers gave me a clear roadmap of
what to expect, what lay ahead and helped me tidy up my exculpatory
statement and getting an extension for its submission date.
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MEMBERS NEED TO KNOW
from page 7
This episode was the darkest
period of my life, and it lasted
more than a year! I was fortunate
and blessed to have the support
of my family and the STU officers
who walked the uncharted path
faithfully with me.
Finally, after numerous written submissions and
interventions from STU, my explanation was accepted and I
was reinstated to service.
The STU further aided me with securing a school transfer
and I have since rebuilt my career at my present school and
re-ignited my passion for teaching. Most importantly, I have
rebuilt my life, thanks to STU.
Nowadays when I meet nonmembers and beginning teachers, I
will encourage them to join the STU
as the STU membership can also
be viewed as a form of “insurance”
because you never know when you
will need the STU to fish you out of
the deep waters!
I am glad that I had the STU by my side during the most difficult
part of my career and life. And I also want to thank the STU
staff and officials for their dedication and professionalism.
Yours-in-teaching,
Mr Grateful
STU member since 1983
Teachers and the Law – a popular
School Talk conducted by STU
Teachers and the Law is a popular talk requested by schools to be conducted during
their contact time. It is a useful and relevant talk, suitable for all teachers.
IT COVERS ISSUES SUCH AS DOCTRINE OF IN LOCO PARENTIS, NEGLIGENCE (DUTY OF
CARE, BREACH OF DUTY AND DAMAGE) AND SUPERVISING CHILDREN. LAST BUT NOT
LEAST, THE TALK WILL END WITH SHARING OF EXPERIENCE AND Q&A.
Some of the feedback from teachers who attended this talk:
1. Interesting & helps us to be clearer in our roles & responsibilities as teacher.
2. Good in getting our attention through authentic situations.
3. Relevant and informative.
4. Engaging & interactive. Well prepared. Good variety of examples, case studies.
In short, teachers will gain greater awareness of the legal
implications of their actions while carrying out their
duties as a teacher. The talk is conducted free-of-charge for
schools and clusters to create awareness and surely, it will provide
useful tips for teachers.
For more details, please contact Ms Isabella Li at 6299 3936 or email her at [email protected]
Term 1
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
STU Corporate
Membership for
Orchid Country Club
(OCC) and Aranda
Country Club (ACC)
STU Members can purchase a social pass from OCC and ACC at S$3 and
enjoy the facilities immediately!
1 Orchid Club Road
Singapore 769162
Orchid Country Club offers a comprehensive range of social
and recreation facilities for the whole family. These facilities
include a childcare centre and outdoor playground, a lounge
with karaoke rooms and dance floor, F&B outlets, gymnasium,
swimming pool and more.
FOR JUST S$3 PER SOCIAL PASS, STU MEMBERS
AND THEIR GUESTS* CAN NOW ENJOY ACCESS
TO THE SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
AT ORCHID COUNTRY CLUB.
*Accompanying spouse and children above 21 years of age will
be treated as guests and subject to guest admission fees.
Guest admission fees - S$3 weekdays/ S$5 weekends
(prevailing GST applies). Guest Fee is not applicable for Jackpot
& Tombola.
Each Member is entitled to book 1 Pass per day only and
entitled to bring in up to 2 GUESTS per pass.
For a full range of facilities, a listing of rules and regulations
on the social pass and the use of facilities, please visit the STU
Website.
Please proceed to STU Office (583 Serangoon Road) or OCC
Sports Counter located at the Sports Clubhouse from 7.00am to
9.30pm (at the Olympic Pool) daily (except Club closure days).
60 Pasir Ris Drive 3
Singapore 519497
ENJOY SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AT
ARANDA COUNTRY CLUB WITH ACC SOCIAL PASS
FOR JUST S$3.00!
Facilities entitled:
Swimming pool, Gymnasium, Jackpot Room, Pool Table, Steam
Room, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Reading Room
STU Members can purchase the social pass from STU Office
(583 Serangoon Road) or directly at the Aranda Country Club
Member Services counter.
For enquiries or to check availability, please call Aranda Country
Club at 65846811.
80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826
Opening Hours:
8.30am to 6.00pm daily
(Last ticket sale at 5.30pm)
MEMBERS ENJOY 20% OFF SINGAPORE ZOO
ADMISSION ALL-YEAR LONG!
Jurong Bird Park
2 Jurong Hill,
Singapore 628925
MEMBERS ENJOY 20% OFF JURONG BIRD PARK
ADMISSION ALL-YEAR LONG!
Flash your NTUC membership card (with STU logo) to enjoy
these promotions!
The discount excludes tram rides at Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird
Park. Valid till 31 December 2015
Terms and conditions apply. Visit ntucmembership.sg for details.
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BIRTHDAY TREATS
YEAR-LONG PROMOTION
KENKO
KENKO
VALID TILL 31 DEC 2015
FREE 30MINS FISH SPA WITH OPTIONAL TOP-UP OF S$59 FOR
40MINS SHOULDER MASSAGE OR 40MINS FOOT REFLEXOLOGY.
Terms and Conditions:
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Present valid STU Card and identity card for verification
Promotion is valid for Birthday Month only
Valid at Singapore Flyer, Orchard Central, [email protected], Chinatown Point, VivoCity
and Tanglin Shopping Centre
Advance booking is required, subject to availability
Not valid with other offers, services and promotions
Not valid at Marina Bay Sands outlet
Not valid for weekends and public holidays
Treatment(s) to be done on a single visit
The management reserves the right to change the above conditions without
prior notice
Kenko Holdings Pte Ltd reserves the right to substitute the promotion with other
services of similar value
Kenko Holdings Pte Ltd reserves the right to amend the Terms & Conditions
without prior notice
Other general Terms & Conditions apply
FREE 30MINS BODY DETOXIFICATION (WORTH S$41) + FREE
20MINS THERAPEUTIC STEAM BATH (WORTH S$40) WITH
OPTIONAL TOP-UP OF THE FOLLOWING:
• S$128 FOR 75MINS HYDRATING FACIAL (U.P. S$288)
• S$105 FOR 60MINS UKIBORI AROMA BODY MASSAGE
(S$188)
Terms and Conditions:
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BUY 1 GET 1 FREE 30MINS FISH SPA @ S$30
Terms & Conditions:
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Present valid STU Card and identity card for verification
Valid at Singapore Flyer, Orchard Central, [email protected],
Chinatown Point, VivoCity and Tanglin Shopping Centre
Advance booking is required, subject to availability
Not valid with other offers, services and promotions
Not valid at Marina Bay Sands outlet
Not valid for weekends and public holidays
Treatment(s) to be done on a single visit
The management reserves the right to change the above conditions
without prior notice
Kenko Holdings Pte Ltd reserves the right to substitute the promotion
with other services of similar value
Kenko Holdings Pte Ltd reserves the right to amend the Terms & Conditions
without prior notice
Other general Terms & Conditions apply
SPAYURI
SPAYURI
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VALID TILL 31 DEC 2015
Present valid STU Card and identity card for verification
Promotion is valid for Birthday Month only
Advance booking is required, subject to availability
Valid for customers aged 21 and above
Not valid with other offers, services and promotions
Not valid for weekends and public holidays
Treatment(s) to be done on a single visit
The management reserves the right to change the above conditions
without prior notice
Spayuri Pte Ltd reserves the right to substitute the promotion with other
services of similar value
Spayuri Pte Ltd reserves the right to amend the Terms & Conditions
without prior notice
Other general Terms & Conditions apply
BUY 1 GET 1 FREE 75MINS REFRESHING FACIAL @ S$176
(U.P. S$288)
Terms & Conditions:
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Present valid STU Card and identity card for verification
Advance booking is required, subject to availability
Valid for customers aged 21 and above
Not valid with other offers, services and promotions
Not valid for weekends and public holidays
Treatment(s) to be done on a single visit
The management reserves the right to change the above conditions
without prior notice
Spayuri Pte Ltd reserves the right to substitute the promotion with
other services of similar value
Spayuri Pte Ltd reserves the right to amend the Terms & Conditions
without prior notice
Other general Terms & Conditions apply
Consumers Association of Singapore
(CASE) – Waiver of Administration
Fees for STU Members
With effect from 1 January 2015, the administration fees will be waived when members of
the Singapore Teachers’ Union (STU) file a complaint with CASE. This is in addition to the
waiver of CASE membership fees which members have enjoyed previously.
To enjoy the waiver of administration Fees, please bring along your NTUC Membership Card
(with STU logo) when you are going to CASE to lodge a complaint.
The information is correct at the time of print.
I need my photo on my card
$1500 - $1999
$4000 - $4999
Vice Principal
Coord
Subject Head
AED
Level Head
NIE Trainee
-
$2000 - $2499 $2500 - $2999
$5000 & Above
(GEO 1/2, GEO 1A1/2A1, GEO 1A2/2A2, SEO 1... etc)
H.O.D Teacher
ADDRESS
Blk/House No.
Unit No.# Street Name
Medium (English / Chinese / Malay / Tamil)
Senior Teacher
Others:
(S)
NB : Proposer and Seconder must be STU members.
of
Signature
School
of
Signature
(DD/MM/YY)
Seconded by
/
School/ Branch Attached To:
Application Proposed by:
/
Date Joined Service
Account Holder’s Name:
Account Holder’s NRIC / FIN: Name of Bank:
Bank Account No. *The FairPrice rebates ($) will be paid to the same bank account if your membership fees is paid via GIRO.
School
(Pri/Sec/JC)
I would like to be an NTUC FairPrice Member under the “Join-Now-Pay-Later” scheme. The first $23 of rebates must be accumulated within
the first three years to pay for the 20 shares (at $1 each) and $3 admin fee. I authorise NTUC FairPrice to credit my NTUC FairPrice rebates
into my bank account*. I also understand that the maximum amount in purchases at NTUC FairPrice Cooperative Limited entitled to rebate
each financial year is S$6,000 - the rate will be declared at the Annual General Meeting of NTUC Fairprice Cooperative Limited each year.
If this section is not duly completed, your FairPrice rebates application will not be processed.
NTUC FAIRPRICE MEMBERSHIP
EMPLOYMENT
Designation
Principal
Master Teacher
Monthly Gross Salary
$1000 - $1499
$3000 - $3999
Salary Grade:
CONTACT DETAILS
Telephone (Office/Home)
Handphone E-mail Address
Year Qualified:
Work Permit Holder
(DD/MM/YY)
Stick your passport-sized
colour photograph here.
Please write your name and
NRIC number behind the
photograph.
Sex
Female Male Date of Birth
/
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Singaporean
Malaysian
Others (Specify):
Nationality
Residential Status
Singapore Citizen
Permanent Resident
Employment Pass Holder
Chinese
Malay
Indian Eurasian
Others (Specify):
Race
Marital Status
Single
Married
Others (Specify):
Qualifications
GCE ‘O’ Level
GCE ‘A’ Level
Diploma Degree
Post Graduate
Year Qualified:
Professional Qualification
CE
Dip Ed
BA BSc
PGDE (Pri)
PGDE (Sec)
PGDE (JC) MEd
PHP
Others:
Name to be printed on card (Please limit to 26 letters)
NRIC/FIN Number (Starting with F or G)
PERSONAL PARTICULARS
Name as in NRIC/Passport
(Please underline Surname/Family Name)
I do not need my photo on my card MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Authorised Signature
PAYROLL & CLAIMS
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
1 NORTH BUONA VISTA DRIVE
SINGAPORE 138675
THROUGH: THE GENERAL SECRETARY
SINGAPORE TEACHERS’ UNION
583 SERANGOON ROAD
SINGAPORE 218197
Name:
Date:
Address:
Signature of witness:
In the presence of:
School / Branch Attached To:
Name of Member
NRIC No:
SIGNATURE OF MEMBER
This authorisation is valid from______________________________ (Date). If I wish to stop such deduction, I shall inform you in
writing through my union giving you six months advance notice.
I, the undersigned, a member of the Singapore Teachers’ Union, request and authorise you to deduct from my monthly salary and/
or annual supplement, as the case may be, such union dues as are payable by me in accordance with my Union’s Constitution and as
are notified to you from time to time by my Union and to remit the same to my Union.
TO: Type: OB
Singapore Teachers’ Union
583 Serangoon Road Singapore 218197
Tel: 6299 3936
Website: www.stu.org.sg
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Union Code: STU Member Branch Code:
Date Join Union:
Member No:
(i) NTUC and the affiliated union/association of which I will be a member for the purposes
of managing my respective membership; and
(ii) NTUC/affiliated union/association, the Employment and Employability Institute, and
NTUC Social Enterprises^ for the purposes of managing and increasing membership
benefits and privileges.
3. I consent to be contacted by NTUC and my union/association via email, text messages,
fax and/ or post for matters relating to employment and employability, industrial
relations, training and education, social and recreation as well as to give my opinion/
feedback on such matters.
4. For the purposes of industrial relations and employment-related issues, I consent to
NTUC and my union obtaining my personal data and any relevant data relating to my
employment from my company.
5. I will also keep NTUC and my assigned union/association informed immediately of any
changes to my employment status or personal particulars that affect my membership
status and benefits.
6. I understand that I am also applying for membership to the PLUS! Programme
(“PLUS!”) administered by NTUC Link Private Limited (“NTUC Link”). I agree to abide by
the terms and conditions of PLUS! I acknowledge and consent to: a) the collection, use and retention of my personal data by NTUC Link for the purposes of
fulfilling, servicing and managing my PLUS! membership;
b) the disclosure of my personal data between NTUC/union/association and NTUC Link
for the purposes of processing, servicing and managing my PLUS! membership;
c) the disclosure of my personal data by NTUC Link to its Linkpoints Partners/Merchants
for the purposes of fulfilling, servicing and managing my PLUS! Membership;
d) I further consent to be notified by NTUC Link on benefits and privileges pertaining to
PLUS! via email, text messages, fax and/or post; and
e) I can visit www.plus.com.sg to manage my PLUS! membership (including withdrawal of
consent) after my successful enrolment to PLUS!
7. For any enquiries on personal data protection matters, please email to [email protected]
AUTHORISATION FOR DEDUCTION OF UNION SUBSCRIPTIONS
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*The one-off entrance fee is $25.00 (for teachers who join within 6 months of their first posting from NIE, the
one off entrance fee is $10.00) # The cycle repeats automatically for the following year. ^For the list of NTUC
Social Enterprises, please refer to www.ntuc.org/se.
Date
Signature of Applicant
Please sign here
NTUC Membership refers to a range of membership types depending on the work status of
the individual. NTUC reserves the right to assign successful applicants to an NTUC affiliated
union/association. For a full list of affiliated unions/associations, please visit www.ntuc.
org.sg. Upon approval, all members will automatically become a member of NTUC Club. For
NTUC FairPrice membership, applicants will have to opt in.
I certify that the information given by me is true and correct. I agree to:
Membership Fees# ($117 per year)
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Authorise STU/NTUC or its Agency to obtain Membership Fees [current fees being $9
per month (Jan-Nov); $18 (Dec)] from me in accordance with the prevailing rates of
Union/Association subscriptions.
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A one-off entrance fee* and monthly subscription will be deducted from salary upon
the check-off authorisation.
Rules
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observe all rules and regulations of NTUC, its affiliated unions/associations, NTUC
Social Enterprises, by-laws of NTUC’s cooperatives, and terms and conditions relating
to membership benefits and programmes.
Transfer Between Membership Types
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authorise NTUC and its affiliated unions/associations to assign and transfer my
membership depending on eligibility and work status.
Loss and Replacement of NTUC Plus! Card
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make a payment of $3.00 to “NTUC Link Pte Ltd” for any loss or replacement of NTUC
Plus! Card.
Notice of Termination
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give 6 months’ notice for termination of membership in writing.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Data
1. I consent to my personal data being collected, used and retained by NTUC and my
union/association for the purposes of processing, administering and managing my
membership.
2. I consent to my personal data being disclosed amongst:
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STU Membership Benefits and Privileges
NTUC Membership
STU is one of the NTUC
affiliated unions.
Members of STU will
receive the NTUC
membership card,
which also acts as
the STU membership
card (with STU
Sticker) and will be enjoying
membership benefits from both STU and NTUC.
NTUC Membership Benefits at a glance
• 9% rebates plus LinkPoints at NTUC FairPrice
• Earn LinkPoints at over 900 merchant outlets
• Received up to $250 training benefits from Union Training
Assistance Programme
• Insurance coverage of up to S$30,000 under group insurance
plan, NTUC Gift
• Enjoy special member rate on basic dental services at Unity
Denticare clinics
• Earn 15,420 LinkPoints a year at MyFirst Skool
• Up to 50% off published rates for Costa Sands Resorts and
more...
More information is available on the NTUC website at
http://www.ntuc.org.sg.
NTUC Plus! Visa Card
Free for life* for all Members, it gives you more LinkPoints, more
Savings and more U-Power to enjoy life to the fullest!
More information: http://www.ntuc.org.sg/uplus
* Prevailing STU monthly membership fees still apply.
Assistance in work related matters
We have highly qualified staff to advise you on your terms and
conditions of service and assistance with work-related problems.
Professional Activities
We also assist our members in their work by organising
courses, workshops and seminars on professional issues. We
believe that the Union can help our members
keep abreast with the latest developments in
education, teaching pedagogy and methods.
of Understanding (MOU) to offer four (4)
sponsorship places in each academic year to STU
members.
Other STU Activities and Promotions
We organise a host of social, sporting and
recreational activities for our members. On
top of that, we work with different partners to
provide you with exclusive promotions which
are for members only. These are advertised
regularly in our newsletter “The Mentor” which
is sent to you on a regular basis.
MDIS Merit Scholarship for STU members and/or
their spouses/children
Merit Scholarship for Master’s degree valued at
S$5,000 each for Singaporeans/ S$4,000 each
for Permanent Residents. Merit Scholarship
for Bachelor’s degree valued at S$4,000 each
for Singaporeans/ S$3,200 each for Permanent
Resident.
STU Personal Accident Lite (PAL) Plan
STU PAL Plan is aimed at supplementing
your other insurance coverage and providing
you with opportunity to extend this coverage
to your family as well. This plan has been
tailor made for our teacher members. Take
advantage of this exclusive premium coverage
with affordable rates!
MDIS Academic Rebates
Members of STU and/or their spouses/children
will be eligible for the following rebate when
enrolling into an academic course at MDIS:
• Rebate of S$150 for Professional Certificates.
• Rebate of S$300 for Diplomas, Advanced
Diplomas, Higher Diplomas, and Graduate
Diplomas.
• Rebates of up of S$1,000 for Degree and
Master courses.
• Rebates of up of S$1,500 for Doctorate courses.
STU Welfare Fund
STU members are eligible to apply for the above
fund under certain circumstances such as,
prolonged medical conditions, loss of income,
permanent or temporary incapacity; and/or any
other form of financial hardship approved by
the Union.
Special Travel Insurance Program for STU
members and families only
Enjoy all year round travel insurance @ 20%
discount! Per Trip Plan: 20% from the AIG Travel
Guard Premium Annual Plan: 10% from the AIG
Travel Guard Premium
SIM University - STU Sponsorship Scheme
As part of STU’s significant efforts to encourage
its members to keep abreast of the continual
changes in the education system, the
Singapore Teachers’ Union (STU) and the SIM
University (UniSIM) signed a Memorandum
Yearly Mementos
Members will receive their yearly mementos in
the first quarter of the year. To make it more
convenient to our members, we will deliver the
mementos to schools.
Provide Professional Talks to School at No Cost
We also provide FREE talks to schools and
trainees teachers at NIE. Topics like “Teachers
and the Law” and “Clearing your Probation and
Getting your first Promotion” are very relevant
and well-received by our members.
More information is available on our website at
www.stu.org.sg
Term 1
U GAMES BASKETBALL 3 ON 3 / ENGLISH TEACHERS’ AWARDS
U GAMES 14/15 –
3-ON-3 BASKETBALL
TOURNAMENT 2014
Sunday, 23rd November 2014
STU ladies team came in 2nd and the Men team came in top 8
Nominate your fellow
ENGLISH TEACHER!
WE’RE LOOKING FOR TEACHERS WHO:
• Are role models of the use of good spoken and written English
• Promote learning-focused interaction during English
language lessons
• Choose pedagogies appropriate to learners’ needs
If this sounds like a fellow English teacher*, now’s the time to
acknowledge him or her.
Nominations open on 3 March 2015 and all forms must reach the
Movement by 6pm on 5 May 2015.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.goodenglish.org.sg
when nominations open.
Winners will receive a cash award and trophy.
*This award is open to all in-service teachers of English (including Literature and General
Paper) from primary and secondary schools, junior colleges and centralised institute.
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Term 1
UNISIM-STU SPONSORSHIP / AWARDEES
UniSIM-STU Sponsorship
(July 2015 Intake)
Sponsorship application period:
1 February to 31 March 2015
The UniSIM-STU Sponsorship scheme aims to provide suitable
candidates with the opportunity to enroll in undergraduate
programmes with SIM University (UniSIM) and develop skills for
life.
• Singapore Permanent Residents who are eligible for
government subsidy - award will cover up to 60% of the total
course fee (inclusive of government subsidy).
• Students who are not eligible for government subsidy award will cover up to 50% of the total course fee.
There is no bond attached to the sponsorship.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Application for the UniSIM-STU Sponsorship is open to all
Singapore Teachers’ Union members who have at least 6 months’
of continuous paid up union membership and applicants must
remain as STU members throughout the duration of the course
of study at SIM University. Applicants must be Singapore citizens
or permanent residents with good academic and co-curricular
activities records, strong language skills, and demonstrable
leadership qualities. Applicants must not already be a degree
holder.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the
applied course of study. They must separately seek admission
to the programme and must be accepted for admission before
being considered for the sponsorship. Applicants are allowed to
apply for only one sponsorship or scholarship at any one time.
TENURE OF SPONSORSHIP
The sponsorship is awarded for the period required to complete
the full programme of study. The sponsorship is only awarded
for undergraduate programmes.
VALUE OF SPONSORSHIP
The value of the sponsorship is as follows:
• Singapore Citizens who are eligible for government subsidy
- award will cover up to 80% of the total course fee (inclusive
of government subsidy).
To apply for the sponsorship, you need to submit your
application online by the stipulated closing date. The Online
application website: http://www.unisim.edu.sg/admissions/
Undergraduate/PT/Pages/Sponsorships.aspx
For new students, you must submit your admission e-application
first before submitting your application for sponsorship.
Previously unsuccessful candidates need not re-apply.
Only successful candidates shall be notified via email by mid
November for the January Semester, and by mid May for the July
Semester.
The decision of SIM University and STU on the selection of
sponsorship candidates is final and no appeal will be entertained.
To find out more about the sponsorship and the terms
and conditions, please visit our website at www.stu.org.sg
(Membership Program) or contact Ms Isabella Li at 6299 3936
ext.14.
UniSIM-STU Sponsorship Awardees (January 2015 intake)
I am a Primary Two form teacher,
teaching English Language,
Mathematics and other non-core
subjects in Casuarina Primary.
My other responsibilities include
being a level representative for
the Mathematics department
and assisting in school events
such as the speech day and
prize giving day. I am thankful
Poh Pey Lin Esther
to STU and UniSim for providing
Casuarina Primary School
the opportunity by sponsoring
my degree course in Counselling. I would also like to
express my heartfelt thanks to my beloved family,
friends, colleagues and principals for their support and
encouragement in pursuing my studies.
I graduated from NIE in 2012
and was posted to St.Stephen’s
School. I teach English.
Mathematics and Social Studies.
I am also a part of the school’s
NE/SS department. I have always
believed that education is not a
destination but a life-long journey.
I am grateful to UniSim and STU
for the sponsorship. I am indebted
to my wife and St.Stephen’s
school for the support that they
have given me in my quest to
further my education.”
Ezri Fadli Bin Junadi
St.Stephen’s School
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16 STU BOOK PRIZE WINNERS / MEMENTOS 2015
STU Book Prize Winners
Academic Year 2014
Bernice Yeo is now working in Victoria Junior
College after the completion of her Postgraduate
Diploma in Education. She teaches Literature
and Project Work, and is also the Civics tutor
of a J1 arts class. She is a member of the Staff
welfare and active citizenry committees, and
helps out with the ODAC club in her free time.
BERNICE YEO
Victoria Junior College
Miss Donica Tang Li Hui is currently teaching in Cantonment Primary School after
the completion of her PGDE (Primary) Programme in NIE. She is the form teacher of a
Primary 1 class, teaching them English, Mathematics, Programme for Active Learning
(PAL) and Music. Outside of the classroom, she is the teacher-in-charge of the school’s
hockey team. Miss Donica Tang believes that “the best teachers teach from the heart”.
So as she begins her journey as a full-fledged teacher, she seeks to inspire and also to
empower each child as they strive for greatness. As the saying goes, “A good teacher
is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others”. It is Miss Donica Tang’s
desire to be that candle to light the way for her children.
DONICA TANG
Cantonment Primary School
STU Mementos
2015
The STU Mementos 2015 will be delivered to schools in
early April.
Please update your particulars by emailing your Name,
NRIC Number and School Attached To to
[email protected]
This will help us greatly in our preparations for the
delivery.
Thank you.
the mentor