the sportgirl of the year with friends
anticipating and raring. Honoring the winners and celebrating together
teaching responsibility and service as Malaysians
SK Taman Megah, a national school in affluent PJ, is unique . It has a student mix of a typical Malaysian urban setting, Chinese majoritywith a healthy Malay and Indian representation. That statistics alone would give you enough reason to celebrate, honorable minister.
Last week the school, organized its 16th Sports Meet. As the school does not have its own field, the sports meet was held a good 15 km away at the Matshushita Stadium Shah Alam. Courtesy of a generous parent.
I wish you were here ,Honorable Minister. In my opinion, the school serves a good model of the success of a National School. Success breeds more success. There are just too many bad news related to national schools. If you are looking for a success story,something to leverage on it then the SK Taman Megah is the perfect model.
I wish you were in attendance because you see a snapshot of a functioning system; an able headmistress, a bunch of dedicated teachers, a professionally run event, enthusiastic and competitive future Malaysians, and parents who have faith in the system you advocate. You see and hear English and Malay being comfortably used officially and unofficially. You see Malaysians forgetting their Malay”ness” and Chinese”ness” and Indian”ness”, cheering, celebrating the winners and consoling the losers as Malaysians.
These are the Malaysians that have faith in the national school system. These are Malaysians that voted you in without being conscious of our skin colours. These are Malaysians that need to be rewarded. What better way than picking one which will make you smart, meant what you say, politically correct thing to do, gain political mileage and puts substance to what empowering means.
I repeat; Success breeds success. If I were you, I would spin something from the success of SK Taman Megah. The least you would achieve is to make all advocates of the national school, the teachers in particular, something to cheer, to feel good after all the constant bashings.
Wish you were here.
This writing is dedicated to the Headmistress, the teachers, the sportsgirls and boys and all parents of SK Taman Megah. I am proud of you.