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Monday, April 14, 2008

My Life As A Trainee Counsellor



well..i must say it was not easy...no job in this world is easy...the most hardest part is to wake up early in the morning....but that one also not so bad compared to the routine... u have to go to school everyday be it rain or shine...no escape...no excuses...6 or 7days a week ( we go to school on Saturdays and Sundays too )...sometimes have to be in the school at night..taking care of students ..attending talks, motivational camps and whatsoever...am i complaining? yes...

some says we are lucky..we have long holidays during semester breaks..but not to be cherished anymore...during the precious holidays we have to attend course, go to school to supervise, take the students to visit places and so on...am i complaining? yes...

but i think as a trainee it gonna be worse than that...i have to give individual counselling for 45 hours, group counselling for 35 hours, administration jobs for 35 hours and guidance activities for another 35 hours...total 150 hours within 12 weeks..! i have to teach Moral education to 37 students in Form 1 (minor subject)and i have to relief other teachers' classes atleast 2 hours a day...am i complaining? yes...

then i should put all the blame to myself..who ask me to further study at the first place? ME..who ask me to take half pay leave for 3 years to study? ME...who ask me to leave all the comfort i got during my years in primary school? ME...all me, me, and me...nobody else to blame...

and during this 12 weeks..i need to be observed by two lecturers...one for my counselling course and one for my Moral education...it was very stressful to think when will they come and observe me..it can be at any time of the day...and do i prepare myself well when they coming....? ohhh...i just cant wait to finish my training...!

and to listen to all the grouses, the problems from the students can be very stressfull sometimes.. i always try to put myself in their shoe..try to be empathy and at the same time try to help them to solve their problem...and you know what? kids nowadays are not like kids during my teenage years...they did the most unthinkable things and sometimes i was speechless with their bold statement....well..i just good at complaining...right?

whatever it is..i just need to be patient...only 4 weeks to go and i will be free.....atleast for few weeks...then i can be a full time counsellor...the stress will still be there, the workload will still be there i know but when u a not a trainee anymore...the feeling is not the same...the only soothing words i got was from Dr.F...he was in my school last week to observe me teaching..and he told me that i was born to be a teacher...that i have the patience and i have worked really hard to make sure the students learnt and at the same time acheieved all the objectives...he really make my day and for a while i think all my hard work has been paid off...thank u dr...

OH GOD...please let me be a good counsellor....!

52 comments:

TiM said...

nahhh...u r just being emotional and its normal sometme for people to do that coz it relive the stress n the burden we hat to endure everyday..

but its fun.....except for its sometime become too routine where everyday jod is the same...hahaha

but we have to do what we have to do...hehehe...or we wont have food on our table plus salary is kinda good as well...heheh

Akmal said...

Kak Waliz,
I have to agree with that. Teenagers nowadays are just bold, aren't they?
In a sense, that's good. But doubled by the rebellious nature of these people....it may lead to wrong stuffs.
You don't have to worry much about the inspection, I guess. Student will try their best to behave, like what we did when we have some trainee teachers in my previous secondary school.
Have a nice day kak, and try to get yourself some good rest alright. You deserves it :)

waliz said...

oh tim...i am emotional right now..u r right...i just cannot stand it anymore..sometimes i feel regret, sometimes i try to be more positive..but as a human i cannot lie to myself and tell everything is fine...

routine is sucks! yeah i kinda realize now tht i must have food on my table and some RM to buy shoes, handbags, perfumes, make up...hehehe..typical women..!

waliz said...

Akmal..i wish all my students be it bad ones or good ones will be like u...

i'm not so worry sometimes but i do worry sometimes about the inspection..u know wht i mean? thanks akmal...yr comment comes like a rainbow after the rain...:D

u have a nice day too...

U.Lee said...

Hi Waliz, with a gorgeous teacher like you, I'm not sure I can concentrate on what you teaching, ha ha.
But I certainly will be very punctual, bring an apple for teacher, and never miss your class.
Will help you wipe the blackboard too, ha ha.
Thanks for the coffee and donuts. They were delicious. Sorry I ate all 5 donuts, ha ha. Lee.

waliz said...

u.lee..u never fail to make me laugh and smile everytime u come and visit me here...oh u can eat all the donuts if u want to...i will make xtra next time..maybe u can tapau it too...*wink*

btw...'I certainly will be very punctual, bring an apple for teacher, and never miss your class.
Will help you wipe the blackboard too'..this type of student is very hard to find nowadays...especially if u frm just ordinary school and not from the selected ones....sigh!

Rolando said...

After all this stress, long days, and taking in students 'confessions' there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You can do it! :)

Just think of the people who are counselor's now. If they can do it so can you!

But just in case I'll pray that you can get through the next 4 weeks :)

A Z R A said...

hey i know you'll be one cool counsellor, look at you now, counselling your inner self eh.....good luck girl! i have faith in ya!!!! ;P

WoW said...

It's a challenging and tough work i guess & you're almost reaching the shore now so keep swimming lah. keke

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Hang in there Waliz!!

Your hard work will be rewarded. I know what you are talking about, and have been busy myself. Can't wait to read your future post when we all hear how Dr.F is correct about your teaching skills.

You will be the best :-)
SpeedyCat

TiM said...

Quote " RM to buy shoes, handbags, perfumes, make up...hehehe..typical women..! "

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Hafifi said...

waaa...nnti boleh nasihat hafifi la..

waliz said...

Ro...very true...there is a light at the end of the tunnel and i hope the light will be brighter than ever....

i will get through and get strength from your prayer..

waliz said...

i didnt realize i was counselling my inner self Azra...not bad uh for a trainee like me (mula perasan tuh)...thanks for your faith!

waliz said...

if i keep swimming through English Straits or Malacca Straits i got myself a "Datuk" already WOW..hehehe

waliz said...

speedcat...i'm hanging tough right now..hope i wont dissappoint Dr.F...and everybody else...!

waliz said...

Tim....murghaaahahahaha...!!! need i say more?

waliz said...

No problem fifi..but dont forget pengerasnya ye? hahaha...

bluedreamer27 said...

gheeeeh i wish you all the best for your current work waliz but as what they say
it was just in the beginning time to time, you can able to cope with the situation and it will become as normal as it was
have a great day
i have an award for you and by the way have you checked your private page for the blog idol? i gave it to you in mybloglog
you can answer the information there if youre free

waliz said...

time will tell wether i can cope or not blue..but i believe i can do it..just cannot stop complaining..thts all...

i already checked out the private page...i posted the answers in the comment form..i dont know it is right or not to post it there...and thanks for the award..i missed it just now..have to go again and take a look.."D

neomesuff said...

Hang in there babe...
*hugzzzzzzzz*

waliz said...

*hugzzzzz* u back neomesuf...thanks!

eddyra said...

where have you been cikgu..? I miss ya comment..

waliz said...

eddyra....too tired to comment..hehehe...wait! i will comment later...:D

AzAzura said...

I think thats about us girls we always have to worry about things... i think you will be a great counsellor Honest, yuou do have all the qualities and you are loved by so many people.xo

fatiah said...

Life is never a bed of roses. But just look forward to the breaks in between that you get and go for nice holidays when they come. Think of others who are not as lucky as you, especially the unemployed, who wouldn't mind to trade shoes with you. Keep counting your blessings and stop complaining. Complaints are downers and make you more miserable if you choose to entertain them. Say - I can do it!

nisha said...

Hi Waliz.. am sure you will be a good counsellor:) take care, will be back here soon!

Grogal said...

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waliz said...

thanks azazura....i guess u r right..i should stop worrying and just get things done...!

waliz said...

yes..thank you for your advice fatiah..i should be grateful and yet i still complaining a lot...!

i realize that i didnt do anything to stop it...i will tell myself how lucky i am from now on..:D

waliz said...

Nishaaa...glad to see u again...!thank u!

myfisol said...

that's a very very stressful life...you're a tough lady..hope everything will be fine after the "trainee" period is over..

waliz said...

thanks myfisol...another 4 weeks to go..it will be over and i will be free...yesss!!!!

U.Lee said...

Hi Waliz, just dropped say hello. Hows the teaching coming along? UL.

Lily.Lulu. said...

wish u all da best !!!
i know u can do it
;)

waliz said...

teachings fine u.lee..thanks...have a nice day..!

waliz said...

thanks for giving me moral support lily....i need it badly....:D

bluecrystaldude said...

hehe (sorry for the laugh :)

anyway, as most of my classmate (when I was at high school), we have a little survey. We decided to evaluate all of the school teacher, and listed out from the highest workload to the easiest job around. Sorry to say, both our counselors at the bottom of our list.

I know, I know.. Compared to other teachers, you guys have to do courses outside school most of the time. Thus, you're rarely around (that's why they put two counselors in each school I guest). And our validation only focused on the weight of the teaching (as you stated, usually counselor will teach moral). Nevertheless, we usually more closed with counselor other than normal teacher (my counselor room has TV, radio, and a bunch of magazine!Thus, we spent quite some times there)

As a trainee, no matter what trainee you're, I am sure the workload will be heavier. What more suitable word should I say other than, GOOD LUCK? hehe..

P/S:Tgh tunggu the next 4 weeks.. Jangan lupe belanja kami smua di sini.. ngeh2...

Just a little head up from me:
- I already finished my current examination sem
- already back at my home in Johore
- Though I should extend my apology as I couldn't leave you a comment earlier. My internet connection is not stable, but much much better now :D
- Oh! and I had posted a new post about pet. You should talks about your turtle too (If I am not mistaken, the first time I went to ur page, I saw ur turtle. hehe)

bluecrystaldude said...

oh god. I just noticed I had done so much grammatical error in my comment. Sorry for that.. Can't really focused my head lately. Oh wait! That's maybe coz.... I am on holiday~

lol.. dun be jealous.. At least you will receive money at the end of month :D

eddyra said...

Mana ler cikgu saya ni.. where have you been cikgu, blog saya sunyi tanpa comment cikgu..

Ke dah gantung blog haa cikgu waliz?

arsaili said...

Good luck..u will be a good counselor

KiMiE said...

Salam..hamboih..lama tak jenguk page kak waliz..sik sesat jer..

waliz said...

hi blue..glad to see u here..hmmm what can i say...i must admit that is what people always think about counsellors....they think we got the least work just becos we dont have class to teach...i cant change people's perception but like i said before no job is easy...i've been teaching before for several years and i really wish i can teach again...but that is not meant to be...am i regret to choose this career...i can say yes...all the paperworks are killing me...but i'm not the type who keep pinning for wht i had lost...so i will try my best to be a good counsellor ...so wish me all the best dude...:D

waliz said...

no eddyra..i'm still here..i feel guilty for not updating my post like last time..but i try my best...! i will come and leave comment..dont worry babe!

waliz said...

thanks arsaili...i will be a good one..insyaallah..

waliz said...

tak pe kimi..sesat sesat pun sampai jugak! thank u...

eddyra said...

ke sedang honey moon lagi makcik ni...

coolingstar9 said...

Waliz,
AS a trainee, you need to learn as much as possible, wish you enjoy it.
Have a nice year.
From: coolingstar9

waliz said...

honeymoon ke mana pulak eddyra...hehehehe

waliz said...

very true coolingstar...i must learn as much as i can through ths training....u have a nice weekend...:D

E-Tavasi said...

go go waliz..you a good trainee counsellor but try not to be so emotional.. this will be bring some effect...

waliz said...

i'm quite emotional...thts why...hope to use my head more next time than use my heart...:D