To tell the truth, I never like going to my secondary school.
I hated so much that I begged my parents to change me to another school right from the start. I have better offers from other school when I was in form 3, after my result was satisfying, however my parents did not think it was a good idea to move to a better school, simply, just continue at wherever and you know, you will get over it.
I love my friends whom I met, some are still in touch and some I wish I do not have to be in touch.
One of the friends I get in touch with often calls, Facebook, WhatsApp – See Khoon. He is one who could handled my depression while I was in the secondary school. It was hard for me, as I wanted to leave the school, while my parents opposed to such suggestion. Of course I also love keeping in touch with my classmates whom are parents now, since we have much to share tips about parenting.
Most of the teachers I actually do not like them, other than Mr. Tan, who was my biology teacher and now he is the head of an international school. The rest, I feel they were there to teach because of the job security, not about students empowerment and learning.
When it comes to choosing where our kids will be studying, I learn from my parents’ mistakes.
It is important to have the kids at a school which it empowers the actual learning, instead of purely on academic. Most importantly, let the kids decide and have some say about where they want to be. So, when in future our kids complained about what happened to them because of the school, well, they can blame themselves.
There were so much gangs going on, as well as racial hatred at the school, there was no football, no basketball court, no badminton court and no track & field. It is a brick & mortal school, seriously, nothing is exciting about the school. It is not a school of which the students will excel, and you will read about it in the news.
I always make sure non of our kids will be entering into this school, even they wanted to.
Well, will share more.