I'm leaving Nobel soon. 9 days to be exact minus the weekends. How time flies. I've been working in Nobel for the last 6 and 1/2 years. It has been a great place to work and i have made my own 'families' there. From being a normal teacher and now a HOD, it was not an easy journey. When we started Nobel (i was one of the pioneers), i have the most workloads teaching the kids BM. My frens made fun out of it since they said my BM tunggang-langgang! Hahahahaha. Siapa kata ajar BM senang, belum try belum tau ok!
Then i was given the task to teach Kajian Tempatan. I love history! Now, i can teach them the History of Kesultanan Melayu Melaka sampailah Tanah Melayu mencapai kemerdekaan without referring to the text. The kids said they enjoyed my lesson sebab i am just like a penglipur lara. I told them stories that is beyond the contents in the text. Especially the boys love to hear stories about zaman penjajahan Jepun, tentang Komunis, about James Brooke and his family yang memerintah Sarawak selama 100 tahun, etc. I am just amazed to hear their comments about me being their KT teacher...
I also taught PE. And Netball. My passion is more towards Netball. I have seen my ex-students who have excelled playing the game. And they still try to make an effort to visit Nobel and played with me. One student said, when i leave Nobel, there will no teacher who is passionate as i am when it comes to Netball. I just laughed at the statement. Not true. There are others who love the game. It's just that time is very limited to be constantly involved with it.
Last Friday, i had my last meeting with my department discussing about Merdeka and Hari Raya project. I only had the meeting twice this year. LOL! My department has the most teachers and some of them are also teaching other subjects. It is sometimes impossible to meet them on Fridays because of other departments meeting. Kena berebut kadang-kala nak jumpa mereka. Agenda pun tak banyak, tuh yg meeting baru 2 kali. And i wrapped up the meeting by apologising to them if i was harsh or cruel to them for the last few years when i was their HOD. Lidah saya kan tajam, takut ada yang terguris pulak!
I know that it is not easy to say goodbye to a place that has been my second home for the last 6 1/2 years. I have a godmother, sisters, brothers which i called my happy family in Nobel. It was not a smooth ride at first, but somehow i managed to get over it. Orang kata, we forgive but we don't forget. Yes, i learnt my lesson from it. My boss said i have grown a lot from being a sensitive person to someone that is matured enough to think about right and wrong. That's how i run my department. If you are wrong, surely will kena from me walaupun awak tu kawan baik saya. Kalau bagus, i will praised you. Tidak ada selindung atau kipas-kipas. Kipas mengipas does not exist in my world (sebab i also didn't know how to do it, tak reti nak cakap putar-belit. Direct to the point lagi senang!). You want to be a successful person, you work hard for it. You might not be acknowledged sometimes, but deep down inside you knew that u have made a difference to the students. Kerja biar ikhlas, i believe in that. And tolerate each other. Manusia tidak dilahirkan sempurna. Kalau ada kekurangan, maafkan aje.
If my teachers are reading this piece, i wanna tell them all of you have done a great job. We are a strong team because we helped one another. No one is taken for granted because everyone is important in the department. You have made a difference in the child's learning process, be it core or non-core subjects. Good job teachers and i will surely miss all of you. Especially to my staffroom teachers. A place we had fun the whole day: cracking jokes, listening to music, karaoke sometimes (that'll be my bff Cherlyn singing to release some tensions) and makan-makan. That is the place i called home. And i am gonna leave my second home to start a new journey after Raya break. Insya Allah.
Where i am going and what i will do is gonna continue in my next piece. Later peeps!
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