Coming July, the professional schedule is all hectic and packed as every possible events that are compulsory to be carried out by the school will be executed throughout this month of July; prior to the Holy Month of Ramadhan which is expected to commence on 1st August 2011. In a blink of an eye, we are already reaching to another phase of Ramadhan and I hardly can wait for that!
Well, as the overture of the hectic schedule, the school organized The Open Day of the school a.k.a. The Report Book Day. So, fresh from my one-week hiatus-from-the-school-due-to-MBMMBI course, I had to work my ass off to finish up all the ADAP books (report books) for my class; luckily I’ve finished some before I went to the course. Other class teachers however, had advantage as they had 1 week extra in comparison to me! Anyway, come Thursday, parents were thronging the school and as for my class 5 Gallant which happened to be the last class of the Year 5 Stream, I already expected that not many parents would turn up; due to family mishaps and background & meagre financial of their lives; thus they do not pay heed to the education parts of the children.
Nonetheless, it was really nice to have the chance meeting parents who did make effort to come to school and shared their plights with me. I have to say that I was touched when I met the parents of one of my pupil who is not that brilliant and his ‘pick-up’ in class was very slow. I shared thoughts with them and gave them moral support. Initially they already expected bad comments from me but was quite mesmerized that I didn’t lament on the bad traits. I focused on the good traits and of course, advised them to give my pupil full support from the family system. In a way, it was a nice tete-a-tete and I could see tears of joy in their eyes. Alhamdulillah.
Apart from that, an aunt of my pupil who is actually having familial mishaps came to see me representing the parents who apparently have no awareness of the importance of education. Poor pupil have to be absent from school just to take care of her mother who was just given birth to her brother. And what’s more, she has to walk all the way from the secluded village to the school and couldn’t eat during recess because hardly has money! Imagine a little girl walking alone under a small underground tunnel which link the secluded village to the school? My heart sank for that and I told the aunt that I will try my best to convey the matter to Administration Board, Insya ALLAH.
This is the beauty of being a teacher, the ability to delve into humanities and empathies; the satisfaction I wouldn’t experience if I were to still remained being a bank executive (Assistant Relationship Manager). I always believe Allah SWT works in the most mysterious way. Always the setbacks are blesses in disguises, no? Alhamdulillah.
Anyway, on Friday 1st of July, the school conducted “Isra’ & Mikraj” celebration to commemorate the night travelling from Baitul Haram to Baitul Aqsa & the ascension of Prophet Muhammad SAW from Baitul Aqsa to the 7th Heaven Sidratul Muntaha.
And on Saturday 2nd of July, the school conducted the “1 Murid 1 Sukan 1 Malaysia” run which was done simultaneously throughout Malaysia, in conjunction with the recent education policy launched by our Deputy Prime Minister & Education Minister, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin which emphasizes that every pupils and students in Malaysia are ought to register at least 1 sport under his/her wings of co-curriculum vitae.
It was fun to have a gathering like that with pupils and also colleagues. And of course, I as the MC of the day was in helter-skelter! Why I said that? Imagine when everything was done not in accordance to the scheduled tentative and everyone was giving instructions to the MC? 10 voices giving orders and merely one voice is expected to say out those supposed instructions?! But of course, in the end, all went well despite the minor glitches – which I am sure that everyone agrees that is so NORMAL when one organizes an event, no? (,”)
With all the hullabaloos of events back-to-back, I decided to lead a quite and passive weekend this week. Just laze around and of course pay back (Qadha’) my fasting days that I skipped last year due to bad Tonsillitis I had last year. Anyway, today is my 3rd day and I only have another 1 day to go!
Anyway, this could be a late news but yeah, I just perused the Internet and found out that the House of Grimaldi of Monaco had a lavish royal wedding – Prince Albert, the prince of the Hollywood legend-turned-into-Monaco-Princess, Grace Kelly had tied the knot with his fiancee, Charlene Wittstock ( a German swimmer who represented South Africa in Olympic Games). I love European royalties and I have passion about them. Getting to know the heritage culture and the protocol are closely related to my passion towards history, I say.
Monaco is a small country but it is known to be lavish due to its casino-generated income and luxurious sea-side lifestyle. And what’s more, the marriage of Prince Rainier III (Prince Albert’s father) to the famous Hollywood leading woman of the Hollywood Golden Era, Grace Kelly (which then styled as Her Serene Highness Highness Princess Grace Kelly) catapulted Monaco in the eyes of the Western World.
The legendary wedding of Prince Rainier III & Hollywood leading woman, Grace Kelly in April, 1956.
So much of a hectic July! Upcoming events are coming ahead, y’all! (,”)