Last Thursday on the fateful 17th September 2009 marks the last day of my practical tenure in SK Sultanah Asma. So many memories; sweet intertwines with bittersweet. Throughout the 3 months tenure, I’ve garnered a lot of knowledge on education world – on how to tackle pupils diligently, how to mingle and suit-self with the government-based institution and how to sharpen teaching skills. Generally, the administrative, the teachers and the pupils gave good cooperation and I really appreciate that. And of course to my two confidantes a.k.a. Fairy Godmothers (erk?); Puan Noraini and Puan Leang for being such good companies and motherly figure towards me. They gave me moral supports and encouraged me when I was down or having problems to tackle delicate problems pertaining pupils or teaching-learning processes in classes. Every morning, we started the day by greeting ‘Morning” and then bla bla bla…Hahhaa..certainly going to miss the place and both of them (,”)
On the day, the school organized the Closing Ceremony for the Month of Islamic and Arabic Studies; which of course coincides with the ending of Ramadhan. Several Islamic-events were performed such as “Khatam Al-Quran” (solemnization of the completion of Quran Recital) and also nasyeed. After that, we, the practical teachers took the slot to express our appreciation to the school and a few tokens of gratitude; with Yours Truly being the spontaneous-speech-representative *oopsie* After that, the school organized a ‘salam-salamn’ between teachers and pupils; the pupils aligned to salam (kissing hands-greeting) the teachers. It was quite heart-wrenching seeing my 3 Venus pupils all aligned and kiss my hands and frantically wishing me “Selamat Hari Raya”… *sniff*
To all my pupils, Sir appreciates all the gifts, the kuih raya and mountainous Raya cards ( I am not exxaggerating. A lot!). They means a lot to me especially when I read whatever wrote in the Raya cards.
“Selamat Hari Raya Sir Shahrill. I am sorry if I did any mistakes and one more thing Happy belated birthday. By the way your birthday is the same as my father’s. But your younger than him even though you have uban it doesn’t means that your that old like Michael Jackson. He is 50 years old. You are 25 years old right? anyway youve been a great ‘sir’ to me. I just want to say “Selamat Hari Raya Aildilfitri” and always remember me @ Michael Jackson @ my sister”
“Selamat Hari Raya. here some or a little gift for sir to all your teaching lessons. Sir might use it.”
“Assalamualaikum. Sir Shahrill, I am sorry if I have wrong with you. I want to do fun. I have one pantun. Ada lori, ada bas, Sudah baca, harap balas.”
“Sir Shahrill saya minta maaf atas kesilapan. Terima kasih kerana mengajar saya Bahasa Inglish”
“Selamat Hari Raya Ser Shahril. Semoga dirahmati Allah. Raya ini datang rumah saya! Banyak duit raya menanti Ser!”
“Cikgu Shahril bagi saya cikgu yang paling cikgu terbaik di atas muka bumi tuhan. Nanti cikgu jangan lupakan 3 Venus ya. Cikgu doakan saya berjaya. Mak Limah masak kari, Kari dibuat untuk anaknya, Cikgu Shahril baik sekali, Bila marah bergegar dunia.”
“Cikgu Sharil. Thank you, because you teach me, I will study hard for you. I hope you will be a super teacher. bye. bye.”
“Salam Sir. do forgive us for any wrong doings while you are here teaching at SKSA. thank you very much for your efforts and hardwork to ensure that we excel in our studies. We wish you all the best in your future undertakings”
There are actually lots of things I would like to share but it is impossible to write all of them, right? Some even designed their own raya cards and that what touched me the most. I hope all of you will succeed in your studies and lives. My 3 months have been a great one with brilliant pupils like all of you. And I’ve also discovered some of my strengths and weaknesses for me to improve for the betterment in the next future.
I would also like to wish everyone a blessed Hari Raya Puasa @ Eid-ul-Fitri. This is the 1st Raya for me as a teacher. The last 2 years as a banker. And before that as microbiology student. geez, time flies! (,”).
Cordially, Sir Shahrill Ramli. Teacher of 5 Uranus. 4 Uranus. 3 Venus.