Ni la cite... baru2 ni hubby ada kata, "Kita ni dah tak lama kat sini kot. Nak kena balik for good." Elehhh, dah berkurun dengar camtu.. tapi tak pe. Dah well prepared. If kena balik within a week pun, dah tau apa nak beli/angkut balik. Memang dah lama rasa nak balik terus, sebab dah boring kot... Mana taknya almost a decade here. Memang seronok jugak kekadang, tapi ada kalanya tak ada la seronok sangat..
Tapi yang paling kesian kalau kena balik ialah budak2 ni la. Because... they enjoy so much going to school everyday. Kalau tak sihat pun, siap drama la pagi2 menangis sebab kita tak kasi pi sekolah. I've never heard of children in Malaysia... yang seronok sangat nak pi sekolah... ngapa yek?? Salah ke sistem pendidikan kita? I dunno why, but I've never ever enjoyed school environment masa kat primary & secondary school dulu2. Kindergarten tu toksah cite la. I'm not talking about my children je. Even my friends' kids kat sini, yang bermacam2 usia nya (sampai 16 years old)... rata2 seronok bersekolah di sini.
I've gone through the school handbook. Nak cite panjang memang tak habis 1001 malam. The international school here allows & invite all the parents to involve in any of the class activities.. they are welcomed anytime.. can even stay in the classroom to assist the teacher esp with those below 9 years old. Bayangkan, at the age of 4, they were introduced to projectors, computers, maths & science (more practical way). Ada field trip too. They have show & tell (macam public speaking la) to build up their confidence. They are given opportunities to solve problems, think creatively, make decisions and become independent as learners & thinkers.
Hmm... saw in the newspaper masa balik Raya, someone in the Kementerian Pendidikan/Pelajaran came up with the idea "SCHOOL IS FUN"... Hope dapat diterapkan la cepat2 sebelum kami balik... Dapek ko???
ANTARA2 PRINCIPLES IN THE JUNIOR & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN ISHCMC, VIETNAM (saja nak share...) :-
- children develop at different rates, comparisons between children should be avoided..
- children learn in different ways, some learn best thru listening, some thru visual means or doing..
- the process of learning is more important than the product..
-learning is a life-long process, ie teachers aim to instill a love of learning in each child so that learning is seen as a desirable, enjoyable activity..
-the building of each child's self-esteem & self worthy is extremely important..
-education is not just designed to improve future job prospects.. it's for enriching our children's lives with a new and wide range of ideas, ways of thinking and feeling.. etc
- competition is encouraged within the child him/her-self and not between children..
haaa.. ni tak termasuk programme & philosophy sekolah ni lagi....