MUCH has been said about our education system and what it lacks but I believe that there is always room for improvement.
My son studied in SK Seri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, and Nov 15 marked his last day in primary school.
I have always believed in giving credit where it is due and I believe that the school, although not perfect, has given him the right foundation for his future.
He and his friends were fortunate to have been taught by some teachers who exemplify the concept of dedication and commitment.
These teachers had taken the trouble and gone the extra mile to not only teach during school hours but organised special sessions on weekends and before school to provide extra coaching to the Year Six pupils.
There were also teachers who identified and encouraged certain pupils to take part in competitions so as to broaden their horizons.
This helped to unearth hidden talents and encouraged the children to believe in themselves.
I dare say that if not for the encouragement and coaching of these teachers, the pupils themselves would have never known that they had talent or the capability to succeed in certain fields.
The school, together with the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), also organised various extra classes to coach the pupils in preparation for the UPSR exams.
After the exams, the Year Six pupils had various activities to keep them occupied such as an inter-class football tournament, a MasterChef competition and even a batik painting session.
I would like to publicly express my gratitude to all the teachers of SK Seri Hartamas and in particular to those who coached my son — in the classroom, on the school field and in extra-curricular activities.
I must also thank the PTA for their work.
It has been my honour and privilege to have had you play a role in the formative education of my son. Thank you.
DHARM Navaratnam Kuala Lumpur The STAR Online Home News Education 01/12/2013