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Saturday, October 26, 2013

English courses for KSSR year 4, 2013 at SMK Ranau Sabah

Attending the KSSR BI Year 4, conducted at Bilik Mesyuarat SMK Ranau Sabah.
JU/FC: Mr Rachel Maluda and Mdm Armiza Din

Schedule for the four days course.

The Course started from 21 October - 24 October 2013.
Total Participant: 71 teachers from all over Ranau.
Posted By: Harry George
Picture: Harry George

Bengkel Linus BI 2.0

Second Screening for Linus BI 2.0, SK Naradan October 2013.

The Courses conducted at PPD Lama Ranau and the screening test conducted at school.
Posted By: Harry George

Monday, September 9, 2013

UPSR 2013 - SK Naradan (Nawanon) Ranau.

After struggling almost six months for my year six pupils, it will be the UPSR final exam to measure my pupils ability which will show my quality towards my effort. I have work hard for them and I hope that the result will be "flying colors" and that matters all out for me. The so-called program "Program Elite Didik Ku Sayang" conducted for the past two month to boost up the moral and knowledge for the year six pupils was a success and our goal is 2.80 GPS for all subject. The continuous mentoring by the SISC and SIP department from PPD Ranau was our major drive to complete our task in achieving the school target. Ms Nicollate in English SISC+ Coach was non stop helping me out to teach new methods in teaching English for my pupils. Thanks for their effort for helping us. All the best for SK Naradan Ranau.

I hope and pray for my pupils. All the best for them... God Speed.

Program Hari Raya dan Doa selamat for UPSR SK Naradan Candidate.

Story By: Harry George
Picture: Harry George
Venue: Year Six Class and Canteen RMT

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Larian 1Murid 1Sukan dan Sambutan Bulan Kemerdekaan Peringkat SK Naradan Ranau.

Celebrating the Independence Day at SK Naradan and Larian 1Murid 1Sukan. 

Little Dickste and Hardy

Picture By: Harry George
Camera: Samsung SIII

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SK Naradan Ranau Sabah


School CODE: XBA 5642
Total students: 103 people
Total Teachers: 11 teachers
Number of Classes: 6 classes.


Located in the north bordering with district of Ranau and Kota Marudu. This school was under the administration of the Ranau District Education Office.

This school was in the remote area in the district of Ranau. The school was located about 68 kilometers from the town of Ranau. There are two road routes that can be used to go to this school Jalan Ranau Ranau-Tibabar-Balingkadus school .. The journey will takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes using four-wheel drive. In the rainy season there were no suitable automobile can go to this school. Teachers who is working in this school had to walk before reaching the school. The school was classified as P2 (Pedalaman 2) by the Jabatan Pelajaran Sabah.


Residents who live near the school was made up and originated from the Dusun ethnic. There were several villages located near the school. The villages are Nawanon Village, Pugi Village, Gunsapou Village, Kantas Village and Kieyep Village. All this villages were far from the school except Kampoung Nawanon.

Name of village and distance from the school.

01 Kg. Nawanon, Ranau 0.4 KM
02 Kg. Kieyep, Ranau 10 KM
03 Kg. Kantas, Ranau 7 KM
04 Kg. Pugi, Ranau 9 KM
05 Kg. Gunsapou, Ranau 12 KM
06 Kg. Longgom, Ranau 15 KM
07 Kg Tagibang, Kota Marudu 25KM

Total population in this five villages is about 900 to 1200 people. 98% of the population were working as farmers. The villagers, mainly doing the so-called paddy nomadic, hunting, fishing,rubber tapper and planting vegetables.  Many of the pupils prepare following their parents to work at their farm rather going to school for knowledge and it was the main problem why there was a lot of drop out at this school. 


All pupils who are studying in this school were from the family of a traditional farmers. Their family were really poor. Their parents did not attended any school before and illiterate. The distance between the surrounding villages were very far from the school and that was the main problem for the pupils  to arrive late at school. The  pupils had to get up early in the morning as early as 5am to start their journey to school. Although these pupils begin their journey at 5am every day but they still arrive late because of the weather  was very challenging and unpredictable. These pupils had to  cross rivers, trails, forests and high hills before reaching the school. These pupils usually arrive at the school at 8.00 am whereby the learning lesson starts at 7.00 am. They arrive at school with hard work. When they arrived at school, the pupils will change their clothing with their school uniforms. This situation was very hectic and the pupils looks very tired and sad about their situation. Three hours traveling from home to school was quite tiring for the pupils, perhaps if there is a hostel in the school this problem can be solve.


Many pupils from the villages could not go to school because of the school location was too far from their village. Here are the reasons why the students cannot go to school:

1. Location of the school was very far from home.
2. Wild animals are often disturbing such as wild boar, snakes, wasps and poisonous insects.
3. River often floods. The pupils cannot cross the rivers because there is no bridge available.
4. Many pupils prepare helping their parents such as planting and looking after their brothers/sisters.

Written By: Harry George
Picture: SK Naradan Ranau

Friday, April 12, 2013

The rain come back again........

After the school break, two weeks spent for English Pro-ELT course ends with a double happiness for me. Pass with flying colors and got a lot of new idea for teaching English Primary School. Edger to return to SK Naradan bring an upsetting feeling when I saw the Kepuakon River flooding like a tsunami.. I have to return back to Ranau. What a mess!!! Two hours journey ends with nothing!! Every Friday when I return to home, my mind keep on thinking about the next Monday... What about the river? Is it flooding or not? What is the condition of the roads? Bad or good? There were thousand matters arises!! and surely I don't like this feeling whereby it make brain non-stop thinking...

I thinks that the weather is going mad again...La pace del Signore sia con tutti voi!  and hopping that the weather came back to normal again soon. The sentence that being bold and italic above was a copy and paste from a Rev Fr Rayner Basius FB which I really admire him. I will write about him soon but not in this blog. The sentence mean... Peace of God be with you all or in Malay Language "Damai Tuhan Bersama Anda Semua" It is the kind and motivating sentence for me to face the future ahead. Huh the rain come back again... it bring a lot of problem to the teacher in SK Naradan. Anyone can help us to ease up our problem? 

Nevertheless, I have to full fill my duty. No matter happen, I must achieve my goal for BI, UPSR with five out of 17 got A and 10 got C and the rest got D. That will increase our school GPS and hopefully this will become my asset when I applying for transferal soon. I will see you soon. 


1. Introduce the concept of a "main idea." Read a short paragraph to the children. Ask the children to state in one phrase or sentence what the main idea of a story is. Practice summarizing main ideas by reading short stories or fables, asking the children what good titles to the story would be (such as, "Don't Be Selfish!" or "John's Trip to the Store").

2. Ask children to demonstrate listening by predicting the end of a story. Point out contributions that could not be possible according to previously disclosed facts. For instance, if you ask children to predict the end of "Three Little Pigs" you might point out that a prediction of "They run to the straw house!" would not make sense since the straw house was already blown down by the wolf.

3. Encourage children to listen for unfamiliar words and raise their hands to ask for definitions to increase their comprehension.

4. Play a record or tape recording of a children's song. Quiz the children on the song after playing it for the class.

5. Practice learning foreign words that require careful listening. Teach the class to count to 10 in Spanish, repeating the Spanish numbers after you as you say them.

6. Ask children to listen to a set of instructions (such as how to make a simple craft). Ask children to write down notes and then gather them into groups to compare notes and create a group guide to the topic.

7. Play listening games like "Simon Says" or "Hokey Pokey," varying your instructions so that children have to listen closely to succeed.

By: Harry George, English Teacher SK Naradan Ranau.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pro-ELT Courses April 2013

It quite tiring for me to attend this Pro-ELT courses conducted by the British Council. The main purpose for this course is to level up the standard for English teachers here in Ranau. The course conducted at PPD Ranau Lama and our first tutor was Mr Robert Rudge. He is well spoken in British accent and  helpful guy which attracted most of the female teachers. The teachers really like him the most. Well for me, this course is important for me to level up my English Standard from B1 to B2 so that I can be exempted to take this course anymore. Hopefully all be fine after this coming Thursday after the APTIS test. The result for this test will be published on Monday next week (8 April). 

Sorry to all my pupils that I cannot teach you guys English for week or two in this month. We were the 1st Phase centralized course teachers consist of 28 teachers from all over Ranau school attending the course. Well the course came along with an English teaching folder which comprise of 25 modules needed to be completed in one month. Back to APTIS test, it was the continuous CPT test conducted last year. The standard level for primary teacher is B2 but I was in the B1 group which I failed to get another 5 marks to be level in B2 group. The course conducted 6 hours from 8am until 2pm with 15 minutes break for every session. 

So far I have learnt Classroom Management, writing a Podcast, Advanced Level of Grammar and Vocabulary and Standard Lesson Plan. We are off from the school schedule and our mind focused on this course entirely. I hope that from this course, it can improve me as an English teachers!!!

Mr Robert, Senior Trainer British Council
Copied from Mr Robert Rudge Facebook

Good Day. 
Harry George
English Teachers for SK Naradan Ranau.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Holiday School Break March 2013

Holiday mean... it is time to relax your mind, finish all the jobs, take a holiday trip, spent time with your loves one and so forth. As a motto used by me and all the teacher here at SK Naradan "Kalau cuti, cuti betul-betul". it is the time to rest but..... for the pupils, it is the time for you to study and practice more on your core subject for UPSR 2013. Make sure that all the home works given to must be completed before the school break ends. 

As for the teachers, Happy Holidays and Keep Safe.

Holiday break reading....

" How English Unites Different Cultures "

Adapted from Daily Express News Paper. 

Message: For all my pupils, I'm be away for whole week starting from 1st-5th April 2013 for English Intensive Training (Balai Ranahon, PPD Ranau Lama). Do the exercise "English Comprehension, Year 4,5 and 6. Unit 7-9, Exercise. complete it..... remember your promise!!!!!!

Posted By:
Harry George
English Head Panel
SK Naradan Ranau

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Road to SK Naradan Ranau..2013

The first month of 2013 was a disaster for the teachers at SK Naradan. I was one of the unlucky teachers  who have been experiencing stranded at the school. I have to spent couple weekends at the school. The teachers go in and go out using only one car... what a bad luck for us here. Compare with other school in Ranau, we were the unfortunate school, where we need to cross three rivers, four logs bridges and highly imaginable extreme roads. The PPDs and Nazir did not have their guts for academic visits during this rainy season (January to April). Although the Logs Company were responsible for maintaining the roads starting from the Kepuakon Rivers to Kantas Village but during this raining season their capability were very limited. No other choice, for safety reason we have to leave our car at The Belingkadus the abandoned Logs Factory or at the Kepuakon Rivers bank then the tiring journey will started. Travelling on foot for almost two hours make me healthier than before, my mind was in a fit condition and aiming to make something new for my pupils. Thumbs Up!!! for the teachers here at SK Naradan.     

As for me, an English teacher there nothing much I can do in helping to ease the so-called problem. What I can do is... helping the pupils to learn and fluency in the so-called English Language. As for teacher responsibility, we need to accomplish our JOB Objective no matter what would happen. My plan for this  year was on it schedule and hopefully I can make some miracle for the UPSR pupils. 

Showing below was the latest photo to SK Naradan Ranau... Enjoy and do comments.
Anything above the matter, take a couple of minutes of rest and drinks Red 's Bulls.

The remains of  Kepuakon Bridge.

Pointing to the remains of the bridge.

Hanging bridge of  Belingkadus was the main alternative for reaching the school.

What a mess!!!!

Those were the days

Pemberian wang bantuan awal persekolahan 31 Jan 2013

Written By: Harry George
Picture: SK Naradan Ranau Facebook.
Jan-Feb 2013