Paula Rawlins
Headteacher of
Speech & Drama and Outreach
Gold Distinction in the Speaking of Verse/Prose/Recital/Choral from LAMDA (UK)
I was born in a small rural part of Ireland called Athlone in County Westmeath, where those wonderfully mystical leprechauns still live. I moved to Singapore over 16 years ago and have held PR status for the past 14 years. I regard Singapore as home from home and Im affectionately considered by my Singaporean friends as Sing Moh, not Ang Moh! It is a great compliment - knowing I am accepted and made so welcome in this great city.

Early in my career, I gained gold and honours with distinctions in Speech and Drama related exams from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. On arrival in Singapore, I quickly gained approval from the Ministry of Education to teach within Singapore schools. I have first-hand knowledge of the education systems and structures in place, having taught in numerous schools primary, secondary and JC's island wide and am familiar with the STELLAR programme.

I have delivered numerous teacher training workshops in Speech & Drama Techniques and Debate Skills to the wonderful, dedicated and hard-working MOE teachers who have attended my sessions.

I have also been involved in judging various public speaking competitions such as the East Zone Public Speaking and Dramatic Interpretation Competition at Tanjong Katong Girls School and St Joseph Institute Juniors Language Night, alongside heading the project The Junior Ambassadors Presentation: Bringing Literature to Life (National Library Board) and preparing students for the event.

I have been a Trinity College London Communication Skills Trainer and Co-ordinator for many years and have introduced this programme to Lorna Whiston Schools, and local schools, with enormous success. I helped guide the top scoring PSLE student in her oral examination component for 2013 and received an unexpected and heart-warming call from her parents thanking me personally for my work.

In addition to the above, I have done a variety voice-over work, which I really enjoy. Some of my clients in Singapore include BBC Entertainment, Singapore Tourism Board and Caldecott Productions (International). I have voiced many documentaries and I even did a short stint on local radio, which was terrifying as it was live! Even teachers get nervous!

演講戲劇及拓展首席老師
倫敦音樂與戲劇藝術學院
詩詞/散文/朗誦/集誦優異榮譽

我出生於愛爾蘭韋斯特米斯郡(County Westmeath)的一個小城,名為阿斯隆(Athlone),是傳說中矮精靈所居住的地方。16年前,我移居新加坡,並在14年前成為新加坡永久性居民。我視新加坡為我的家,而我的新加坡朋友亦親切地視我為新加坡人而非英國人!這是值得高興的,因知道這個美好的城市接納並歡迎我。

在我事業初期,我從倫敦音樂與戲劇藝術學院獲得演講及戲劇相關考試的金等級及優異榮譽。當我來到新加坡,我隨即便得到教育局的許可,能夠在當地學校任教。我曾任教於不少中小學及初級學院,對教育制度有一手的認識,而且熟悉STELLAR (Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading)計劃。

我亦開辦不少教師培訓工作坊,教授演講及戲劇技巧和辯論手法。那些來到工作坊的教育局教師,均是極好、投入及勤奮的。

我亦有參與各項公開演講比賽的審評工作,例如丹絨加東女校(Tanjong Katong Girls School)及聖約瑟書院附屬小學(St Joseph Institute Juniors)的語文之夜的東區公開說話及戲劇性解釋比賽(East Zone Public Speaking and Dramatic Interpretation Competition)。另一方面,我亦擔任由國家圖書館舉辦的青年大使計劃:把文學融入生活(The Junior Ambassadors Presentation: Bringing Literature to Life)的領導,並預備學生參與此活動。

多年來,我一直擔任倫敦聖三一學院溝通技巧的訓練員及協調員,並將其引入Lorna Whiston學校及本地學校,且大受歡迎。2013年,我協助一位學生完成她升中試的口試部份。其後,我接到她的家長來電,向我親自道謝。

除此以外,我曾聲演不同的作品,這亦是我十分享受的工作。我在新加坡的顧客包括英國廣播公司娛樂台、新加坡旅遊局及凱迪克製作(國際)。我亦聲演不同的紀錄片,甚至曾在當地電台短暫工作過。電台現場直播的工作真的很嚇人!即使是老師亦會感到緊張!
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