Starchild: Malaysian students send their heartfelt wishes to their educators

Hayley Khoo, 7

Teachers Day is truly a special occasion celebrated around the world to honour teachers for their hard work and dedication. It is an opportunity for us to thank our teachers, present and past, for imparting knowledge and skills to us.

Teachers Day is celebrated on different dates in all over the world, but the underlying message remains the same: We recognise the invaluable contributions of teachers.

Teachers educate, mentor, and inspire students to become responsible citizens who can positively impact society.

While we can appreciate our teachers every day, Teachers Day is one day we can dedicate to them to acknowledge the vital role they play in society.

Here is the second batch of letters for our Starchild readers on the topic, Teachers Day.

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 8Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 8

“One of my favourite teachers is my former kindergarten teacher, Teacher Irene. She puts in a lot of effort to teach me so that I can read. Because of her teaching, I could enjoy reading at home when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Another of my favourites is my ballet teacher, Teacher Bee Ching. She makes learning fun and memorable for me,” writes Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, eight.

Wong Cheng Yang, 9Wong Cheng Yang, 9

“In Malaysia, Teachers Day falls on May 16 every year. My favourite teacher is Aunty Cheng. She teaches me Grammar and gives us a lot of exercises to do. I like to attend her tuition class every Saturday. I like her so much,” says Wong Cheng Yang, nine.

Mandy Tang, 6Mandy Tang, 6

“My favourite Teacher is Ms Kumar. She is my teacher in St Christopher’s International School in Penang. I like her because her lessons are very interesting. I remember her as she is happy and always smiling. Here’s wishing Ms Kumar and all teachers ‘Happy Teachers Day’,” says Mandy Tang, six.

Liew Shan Ting, 11Liew Shan Ting, 11

“My favourite teacher is Ms Ong. She wears glasses. She has black eyes. She doesn’t like insects. She’s adventurous because she likes to explore new things and shares her adventures with us. She is kind because she understands our feelings and we always open up to her. I hope Ms Ong can teach me again next year,” says Liew Shan Ting, 11.

Khor Shin Rei, 12Khor Shin Rei, 12

“My favourite teacher is Mr Kwan. He has small eyes, small ears and big hands. He likes to wear black pants. But Mr Kwan doesn’t like to wear a mask in class because the weather is hot and humid. Mr Kwan is hardworking too. He marks our books every day. He tells us jokes in class and makes us laugh. However, he can be strict. He will scold us if we fail to pass up our homework on time. I hope he will always be happy when he teaches us, says Khor Shin Rei, 12.

Reese Wong Zi Xin, 8Reese Wong Zi Xin, 8

Eight-year-old Reese Wong Zi Xin’s favourite teacher is Ms Lam. “She likes to wear blue dresses. I think she looks beautiful in her dress. She has short hair and is a kind person. I hope she likes to teach us.”

Ong Keat Hsin, 8Ong Keat Hsin, 8

ITEM: Most of us think that our fathers are special. Without our Dad, we won’t be in this world. There are many reasons we love our dads – whether it is for cooking our meals, coming to our rescue when we are in trouble with mum or even for doing our homework with us.

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. This special day is celebrated to show our fathers how much we care and appreciate everything they do for us.

This week, we would like you to put on record the things you like best about your father. Do include lots of illustrations.

Email your contributions to by June 9. Please put “STARCHILD: Fathers Day” in the subject line of your email.

Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200dpi. Your contributions must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below only), gender, phone contact and address.

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