“My Home, My School” Cover Story: The Star Newspaper (Education Section)
Post by MamaFiza on April 19, 2009
Great weekend gorgeous mommies
Alhamdulillah, today our very own kids (big bro KiruaMi-cHan and big sis ReiHi-cHan) are being featured in The Star’s Education: Cover Story
“My home, My school – An alternative Route” with MamaFiza and Sir David Tan’s Family. We are utmost delighted!
That’s an absolute glorious factor and we want to say thank you to YOU: blog readers and HS participants for making LittleKittle.com as one of the best homeschool website in Malaysia! *hugs*
- The Star Newspaper (Malaysian largest English daily!)
- Miss Alycia Lim (The Star’s journalist) for featuring us
- The King and charming kids for alerting me early in the morning.
p/s: it’s Aikido class, not Taekwondo. But both are great! ^-^
Oh, so excited >_<
Cover Story by Miss Alycia Lim *splendid job my lady journalist* Thank you
Tadaa . . . ^_-
Daa . . da . . daaa
Absolutely an alternative route ^-^
My sweetie pie *alhamdulillah*
Just love it! >_<
Learning doesn’t have to be indoors. Indeed!
Congratulation to dear Sir David Tan and dearest lovely Miss Sook Ching
Can’t express how much I love their books collection plus their kindness friendship to me. Keep up the great work! ^-^ Truly they are our “inspiration” but I am glad they are featured today on The Star’s Education. Thanks to Sir KV Soon & Miss Wai Leng too *hat’s off!*
Update: 21st April 2009, by Sir David Tan:
I am a homeschooling parent and I thought I should clarify a few things about the law in Malaysia (which wasn’t properly explained).
Legally, every child under 12 must go thru compulsory education. This compulsory law only came into effect in 2002. Prior to that schooling was never compulsory in Malaysia – meaning whether you homeschool or don’t go to school, there was no law to stop you.
But secondary schooling remains non-compulsory even after the Compulsory Education Act in 2002 – meaning you can do anything you like after primary school.
Although the MOE has mentioned that it recognizes homeschool (as in educating your own child at home), the truth is that very very few parents have received exemption when they apply (as required by law). Too many hurdles, too many questions.
Because of this, my recommendation is for parents to exercise their conscience and follow their conviction. This is why many parents who homeschool have chosen NOT to inquire from the MOE nor apply for exemption.
Most of all these parents have done so by keeping their heads down, and mind their own business. And yes, many have no regrets
For those of you who do not have The Star newspaper, you may click HERE to read it in online format.
Weekly tips: Books are an important developmental tool for children. It is always advisable to keep the collection under control.
Keep on rollin’ mommies Homeschooling is ROCK!
May Allah swt always help & guide you. Amin~
Gambatte ne! *hugs*
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