I have championed about my girl's public school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Megah (SKTM) before. Read here and here. But I just would like to talk about how fun this school is just based on an incident two days ago.
Last Thursday was the last day of school before Hari Raya. In the morning, as I bring my girl to school, walking up the road towards the gate, we both could here loud music blaring from the newly constructed Multi Purpose Court. It was festive songs from Hari Raya. The nice and upbeat music caused both of us to look at each other, curious of what's going on.
When we reached the gate, I could see children, teachers and parents gathering at the Court, with music playing. Jane was delighted and bounced into the school.
She later told us that the school invited Boboi Boy to perform for the children. Her details were sketchy but she told us that later the parents volunteered to tell stories during every Tuesday and Thursday's Jom Cerita and Mind You Language were all there to celebrate with the teachers and when the session ended, the parents sprayed with kids with confetti. Jane had lots of colourful ribbons on her hair and face and she and her friends shrieked with delights at all these surprises.
One parent shared with us that last year, during the final day of school in December, similar fun stuff happened. The children were gathered in the assembly and awards were given out for the Standard 6 students who did their UPSR. And at the end of the ceremony, the teachers surprised them by spraying water from the hose. They were all wet but happy and grinning - I think the kids didn't expect their usually stern teachers were such fun group.
I didn't expect the school to run these activities during a school day. I don't remember my school doing stuff like this. I mean, I bet these are memories the young ones will remember fondly of their schools. Kudos to SKTM for creating a fun and positive environment for our children to grow in. It's truly one of its kind in Malaysia and I am thankful that my child has a chance to study, make friends and grow up here.
P.S. my girl recently told me that she and a Malay friend had a shared diary which they wrote things in every day. The Malay friend is her BFF. She also have another BFF, an Indian friend, whom she hang out with during break. I don't think you can find such a great Muhibbah group other than in a Sekolah Kebangsaan such as this. The innocence of kids and how they can just make friends regardless of race and colour, is what we should be cultivating in Malaysia. Thank you agai, SKTM!
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