“My Home, My School” Cover Story: The Star Newspaper (Education Section)

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*

Special Thanks:

  • 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 >_<

SundayStar 😀

Wonderful ^0^

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*

About MamaFiza

Born in 1984. Family 1st; living in boulevard of peace, loving my treasured family, fully breastfeeding my precious 4 kids (tandem nursing) *30 months duration for each of 'em*, homeschool advocate, book writer, Work-at-Home-Mom (WAHM), certified Lactation Counselor (LC), official ZIN, yoga + pilates enthusiast, no pacifier & no maid rules! [Praise to God]

19. April 2009 by MamaFiza
Categories: Homeschool Official Event, My Fun Homeschool | Tags: , , , , , , , | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. Salam mamafiza n family.

    proud of you…

    Moga Allah terus melimpahi keluargamu dengan barakah dan kebahagiaan… >”<

    Lots of lurve from me n family… =)

    “Homeschooling is ROCK!” huhu

  2. tahniah
    korekara mo gambattekudasai! Oenshimasu kara…gambare!!!

  3. alhamdulillah..
    congratulations mamafiza!!

  4. Alhamdulillah…keep up the good work! :>

  5. Syukur Alhamdullilah~ Congrates and keep up the good work!!

  6. Congrats!! I support homeschooling…

  7. Dear Miss ummuabdullah, Miss lovebaby, Miss raudhah, Miss Hanz, Miss Bonnie, Miss Jess 😉

    Thank you so much darl *hugs*

    All the best for your HS too. Your kids are adorable >_<

  8. Hi MamaFiza,
    I have 2 children who are 4 & 7 years old. When my eldest daughter enroll in public school this year,I found out that it is not what I expected so I wish to know,do I have to fill up any application form if I want to home school my 2 daughters?? How & where should I get them from? Thanks for your help & I will wait for your reply.

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