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PTET Celebrates Long-Service Physics Tutor Set for Retirement
Mr Chu Ing Chin and his fellow students.
March 3rd, 2017 | 07:45 AM | 3211 views
Mr Chu Ing Chin, or affectionately known as Mr Chu, by colleagues and students, past and present, has been teaching in Brunei since 1996 for a collective total of 21 years. About a decade were spent teaching Physics at Sufri Bolkiah Secondary School, Tutong before he joined the then newly-initiated sixth form centre in Tutong district, Sayyidina Othman Secondary school in 2005 and subsequently moved to its present site, the Tutong Sixth Form Centre (PTET) in late 2012.
After spending over two decades of educating Bruneian students on Physics, Mr Chu has experienced how the face of education has changed in recent years. Not only will his subject expertise be highly missed, his mentorship, camaraderie and optimism have been equally invaluable to all colleagues.
However, in an emotional afternoon of farewell between colleagues, students and him, messages poured in well in advance from his former students who are now successful in various careers including health sciences, engineers and more importantly, teachers as well.
These are excerpts of messages from his former students, some of whom have now become colleagues, who continues to benefit from his wisdom and advice after many years of teaching:-
Thanks for helping us GROW! Love from us.
5Sc1, 2001 SM Sufri BolkiahTutong
Thank you Mr.Chu for always entertaining my questions during our physics practical sessions (2000-2001). I enjoyed physics because of you!
All the best!
(Geography Teacher @ SMSufriBolkiah)
Mr.Chu, you are one of the greatest Physics teacher in the world! It was such an honor to work with you again as my colleague. You are like a father to us, one who always cheers us up with your good sense of humors, positive thoughts and inspirational motivations. Wish you all the happiness and good health with your loved ones.
SitiAzalinaLadi (Maths Teacher @ PTET)
Hi Mr.Chu. I was not one of your best Physics student but you are definitely one of my best teacher! THANK YOU for being part of my life journey and turning me for what I am today. Enjoy your retirement!
MasniahHj Ismail (Brunei Shell Petroleum)
Hi Mr.Chu! It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our physics teacher in secondary school, even though I might fall asleep in classes sometimes. May you always be happy and in good health during your retirement.
DrYeo Lee Shi (RIPAS hospital)
Dear Mr.Chu, You taught, not just what ought to be taught…but also what you thought we needed to learn. Thank you for everything and best wishes for your future endeavours.
Brunei Investment Agency
Dear Mr.Chu, thank you for the knowledge you shared with us! You showed us patience is the law of attraction, reflection is the key to improve and refraction is one way to move on in life. Stay healthy always!
YusraaKasim (National Heart Institute KL)
To the teacher who was always patient with us, I would like to thank him sincerely from the bottom of my heart. You will always be in our heart, and our great Physics teacher in SMSB. Thank you so much and SelamatBersara.
"Mr Chu, thank you for your dedication and commitment to teaching physics all through your career. Admittedly it's not my strong subject but you made the class bearable (and I ended up with a strong grade B to attest!)."
Your class was my one of my favourites. Without your teachings and guidance, I won’t be able to score my Physics A Level and I wouldn't be here today pursuing physics-related career. Thank you so much Mr. Chu.
Mr Chu, thank you for all the hard work in teaching us all Physics! You have always been a warm and pleasing personality in the class. Million Thanks for all the guidance, encouragement and knowledges you have imparted. Have a great retirement!
Azrin (SMSO 2006/2007)
Dear Mr Chu, Thanks for making us shine. Stay healthy and best wishes on your retirement =))
You corrected my mistakes; you encouraged me with your words full of hope and support. I wish you the best sir! I learnt a lot from you! You are indeed an excellent teacher. I will really miss you.
Fadilah (SMSO 2008/9)
Dear Mr Chu, Congratulations on your retirement. Hope you’ll always be well in health, and all the best in your future endeavours. Your boundless enthusiasm in teaching will always be remembered and missed.
Dear Mr Chu,I would like to thank for the times that you have spent not just teaching, but giving your guidance and support for the period of 2 years. You may not have any memory of me but you are remembered by many of your past and present students. Your teaching is a bless for us in building a platform for our future career. Thank you for being a great physics teacher.
Christina (SMSO 2008/2009)
Dear Mr Chu, thanks for being a teacher as passionate and caring as you are. Because of you, I have come to love physics and get to achieve such good result. I can’t thank you enough. Enjoy the next moment of your life, have fun!
TeoJia Wei (SMSO 2008/9)
Dear Mr Chu, I would like to thank you for teaching us physics back in 2008 and 2009. 8 years have passed but I still remember how you taught us with passion and always sacrificed your time during school holidays when we requested for extra classes. For that, I would like to thank you for everything. Wishing you a happy retirement.
Farhanah (SMSO 2008/9)
Hello sir..Well, your career as a teacher may have just ended, but your teachings that you have had spread may have not. it feels like yesterday when i recall the moment when you were still my teacher, that means that your teachings are still refreshing. so, iwanna take this opportunity to say thank you for being such a great teacher, a great PHYSICS teacher to be specific and thank you for your service at PTET. Happy Retirement.
AbangHafizzam (PTET 2011/12)
Your teachings will forever be treasured. Your contribution in our lives can never be measured. We’ll miss you as our teacher but we’ll miss you more as our mentor, friend and nurturer. Thank You and Happy Retirement Mr Chu!
Connie Suhili (Phy Block 2, 2011/12)
Dear Mr Chu, It is a pleasure to be one of your students 😊. Although the notes and the exercises were quite challenging for me, I tried my best to understand and did the exercises.Hope your retirement will be a great one. Enjoy life to the max. Take care and be healthy always😄
Su En, Physic block 2
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