Sweet gesture: Teacher Kam Siew Farn receiving flowers from her pupil Maz Delisha, 11, as the other children look on.
SHAH ALAM: At SK Setia Alam here, the teachers had a truly special day when appreciative parents took time out to organise the celebration in tribute to their work.
It was a first for the school and the teachers were touched by the parents’ effort for Teachers Day, said headmaster Mazli Bojo.
The parents, he said, stayed in the school until midnight to complete the decorations and arrange the chairs.
Not only did the parents choreograph all the performances, they raised almost RM20,000 for the catering, lucky draw prizes and best-dressed prizes for the teachers.
“The parents even went along with the teachers’ wish to have an Arabian theme for the festivities,” Mazli added at the event yesterday.
Smiles lit up the teachers’ faces as the parents handed them purple paper bags filled with goodies.
They were then ushered into the school courtyard where their charges greeted them with loud cheers, presents, flowers, chocolates and a whole lot more.
“We can see how much the parents care about the school and the teachers here,” said Mazli.
Having parents actively involved in school activities was also in line with the 11th shift of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025, Mazli noted.
Parent-Teacher Association chairman Abdul Salam Khamsah said the organising committee comprised 43 mothers.
“It’s great that they pulled all this off. They were in the school until midnight but were still preparing the food and gifts at home until 2am,” he said.
The school has 108 teachers and 1,780 pupils studying in two sessions.