Sunday, February 21, 2010

Farhan's first day to school

The first school term of the year starts on 2 Feb. So, it was Farhan's first day of schooling. He reaches 6 years old this coming 21st Feb, the age of compulsory schooling here. Different from Malaysian education system, only kids reaching age of 6 before April of the year have to start schooling. The rest bornt from April onwards will attend school the next year.

Since several weeks before the school started, Farhan had been apprehended of how he's going to deal with school environment without being able to speak and understand English. We tried to converse with him in English to familiarise him with the language, but it seemed rising his worry. Maybe we took wrong approach.

So as expected, he cried on the first day refusing to go out of the car that the father had to carry him to his class. He also had to be consoled by his teacher who carried and cuddled him till he stop crying. The teacher asked us to leave for kids normally will stop crying when they no longer see their parents around. That's was correct. After we left the room and peeked through a window, he had started playing on his own besides his teacher who slowly left him with other classmates.

I found the class is very condusive, even though the school building looks quite old with not so tidy landscape. There are tables and chairs in the class for about 15 children, a space for free activities decorated with variety of children's arts.

And it's true that children learn faster than adults. Back from school that day, he uttered one single English word, and now after 3 weeks, he is now able to have simple conservation in the language.

Trying school clothes.
So afraid and anxious..

Ammar wanted to go to school too.

Second day of schooling - back from school in the first day, he said something like "It was so fun at school that I can't wait for tomorrow!"


Izan said...

Baik nya cikgu. Headmaster faris pun bagus. Hari2 tunggu kat pagar sekolah. Anyway apa nama sekolahnya?

Arif and Iza said...

faris sek mana? tadika kan? sek farhan: belle vue park primary school

Izan said...

sek. sri hartamas la mak ngah. Bole la. Tahun ni nmpk skt improvement dia. Agak pasal sek cikgu dia bgs. Murid pun sikit. Lama tak update. BZ sangat ke?