Skip to main content

Removing Kids From KBSR

There. I made the decision. No more KBSR program for my kids. I have informed the current private school that my kids are attending right now that I will be removing the kids from the school and intend to place them in another one.

Am keen on putting them on a homeschooling program run by a nearby church. Yeah, I am not a Christian but the thing is that faith is not a big issue. They will decide in their own time what kind of God they want to believe in and as long as it is good for their souls, then it should be alright with me. I am fine with it. So what if they are Christians and I am a Buddhist. As long as we love each other and respect each other, it is OK.

I share my thoughts about religion with my kids a lot, so...not much difference.

The most important thing is for them to actually learn something in school. The thing with the Malaysian education system is that students don't learn practical things. They don't learn at their own pace - yes, not even in a private school where we pay an insane amount of money for primary (supposedly free) education for the kids.

Some of you might say that I am anal about this. Maybe.

If you looked at the schooling system here, the only important subject is languages, maths, science and history (maybe geography as well). The core subjects. The other subjects DO have their own importance but they should not drag the grades of other subjects down.

I don't want to go too deeply into this issue. The point is that I am embarking on a new adventure. Not only is this a new school but it is a whole new learning system we are talking about here.

I hope this works out. Really, I do.


shanaz@RS said…
No Marsha, you're not being anal at all. =) I applaud you for taking the proactive role in the education of your children, and that you have a real practical view about it. Education is vital for children and where they're just embarking in this world, it's wise to start picking up the right lessons to learn from the beginning so that they're nurtured in the direction they want to go, not through sole blind expectation of society.
Marsha Maung said…
thank you! it IS scary... :)

Popular posts from this blog

Space Sweepers (Netflix): Movie Review (2021)

Space Sweeper the Korean Sci-Fi Blockbuster hits Netflix 2021 Image Source: KoreaTimes Let me come clean. The first thing I thought when I saw Song Joong Ki leading the lineup for this movie was ' Is this OK?'  ' Hhhmmm.....what about, you know...his personal life', and as a fan of his previous personal work, I had the same doubt I had when he was casted in 'Descendants of the Sun'.  Sorry, Joong Ki. 😳 But the concept of a sci-fi movie in the Korean film platter was enticing. The trailer didn't look half bad either. When it comes to space movies, Hollywood has always been the Big Guy. We expect Hollywood to deliver the big guns and explosions while Kdrama land is all mush, love, arm grabs, ice-cold kiss scenes, love triangles, and of late, time traveling.  So, sci-fi? Interesting. Honestly, I went in with an empty mind which is not necessarily an open one. Ditched the reviews, writeups, Youtube reactions and everything else and hit the 'watch' butto

Maid Side-Kick

I was kind of a little sad when I read the news about this - there will be no live-in Indonesian maids in Malaysia anymore . There are pros and cons to having a live-in maid, as with everything else, but for us, we enjoyed more pros than cons. Back then, when my kids were little, we brought in a family of maids to help with...well, just about everything, and we were like two families merged into one. They ate what we ate, we sleep, they sleep, we shop, they shop, they joke, we laugh, we joke, they laugh...for me, the maid I hired was more like a sister and side-kick to me. For that few years, I was dependent on her to mind-read my schedule and when I need or don't need help. She picked things up quickly and we ended up having lots of moments whereby we were in sync. Today, two of them are on my Facebook and we were gleefully chatting over Facebook Messenger since they've just discovered the wonders of the Internet and Social Media. Since we were more like partners in crim

Stargazer - Stretch Those Sides

I have been doing this pose, part of Cosmic Dance (a type of yoga, I am assuming), called Stargazer pose without knowing it is called Stargazer's pose a lot in the past. You see, sometimes, I don't follow the rules and come up with my own stretches and poses. It is fun. I have on some music, nice, soothing music or just anything I can click on. Then I go with the flow, letting my hair down. Just moving to the music...and that is when I come up with the above Stargazer's pose. This pose really stretches your sides. Keep your eyes on the outstretched hand if you are keeping it pointed to the top, as if you are waving or connecting to a higher energy from the Universe. Your arms will ache a little but hey, toned arms, here you come! :-) For those who want a bigger stretch, it is safe to slowly and gently move the lifted hand towards your back...don't overdo it, listen to your body's complaints and respect it. You don't have to prove anything to anyone, reme