I know i've been telling you that Im gonna change Emir's school to Islamic kindergarten school. Yes, it is my wish that Emir will soon be a good Muslim and not just learn about Islam but do practise it. Ibu mana yang tak happy tengok anak yang pandai agama kan.
Yes, I did informed his school teachers that Emir would not continue his 6 years old at the kindergarten and even, I did not pay the final two months (deposit), so it was "confirmed" that Emir memories at his kindie will end there.
There goes my hunting for an Islamic school. As I mentioned earlier, my preference of course would be English medium Islamic school. Bukan ape, Emir has difficulties to converse in Bahasa, I tak nak nanti kawan-kawan dia later susah nak berkawan dengan dia. And being Emir, as the only son, he is soft and gentle and manja. Selalu bila balik rumah, Emir akan cerita what happened at his school. and of course, some of the news buat kita rasa macam sedih.. macam ... "today, i have no friend, nobody wants to friend with me" then, when i asked why, he said "because friend a, friend b and friend c gang up with friend d and left me alone".. he is the only son, not only the only son but the only child, some of sibling sharing "skill" or easily make friends dia tak berape tau..
When we went for a holiday at Istana Hotel, that was the triggering point that I should finalised my decision. yes, I received several calls from Emir's teachers. not only from the same teachers, but few of them. At first I admit that i have been skeptical whether this is the marketing strategy that they have planned, but thinking about it again, the teachers are not in the managerial position, they are just Emir's teachers who have been teaching Emir since Emir was 1.5 years. And of course, the relationship is there.
Let me remind you, I started sending Emir to this school when he could barely talk, anti socialised and perhaps traumatized because of my maid wrongdoing - Nauzubillah. He had bruises on his feet, which at that time I was blind by my maid's good behavior, I thought it was mosquitoes bite, but not until the teachers informed me that made me to think twice. And now after 4 years, Emir is a happy young boy who can now asked me innocently "Ibu, why girl has two mountains?" hahaha.. gosh!! i mean seriously he asked me that question!!
Back to the Hotel Istana, one of his teacher called Emir during our holiday and talked to Emir. Mase tulah i rasa, why as a mother i have to stop this relationship when I dont have to. Emir was so comfortable talking to this teacher. cerita tu, cerita ni..
My husband then told me on the last day of his school, all the teachers hugged and kissed a good bye to him and even two of the teachers who already resigned from the school called me and one of them even made an effort to come over to school just to see Emir.
Yes, of course I am in dilemma. On the right hand, I want him to be like this and this, and on my left hand, I want everything to remain unchanged.
Only there I have this serious discussion with my mother and my husband.
Then we come to our conclusion, pendidikan agama Islam, on what ever method you used it must starts from home. Of course, sending your children to ISlamic Kindergarten is the easiest way to encourage the children but that does not mean as a parent we dont have any other alternatives.
Yes, I was this close to enroll Emir to CIC Bangsar.
So, I called up the teachers and asked again whether they can allocate kelas agama and Alhamdulillah, they managed to hire a ustazah. and at the same time, I am planning to send Emir to another kelas agama near to his school at Bangsar. I know at this juncture, I think Emir is too young to absorb this tight schedule, but as his mother, im doing all i think is best for him. and we as a parent, we just continue what we supposed to do at home..
and so, yeah, on the first day of school, kebanyakan teacher yang tak tau terkejut and happy to see Emir at school and Emir too is happy to be there together with his friends. Note that, actually 4 of them, the parents pun decided to change school, but tak jadi. 3 remains and and only one proceed for the decision.
and there goes another deposit to pay .. huhu.. sakit ulam jantung jugak bila tengok invoice tu yang err lebih kurang gaji i masa I first time naik Senior Executive kat EY dulu!! pengsan!!
but again, just sharing my thought, me as a mother.. :)