‘Produce students who are smart, of good character and able to communicate’
KUCHING: Parents, teachers and the community need to work as a team to ensure children are successful in academics, active in co-curricular activities, have good personalities and can interact with people.
Fazrudin Abdul Rahman who is political secretary to the works minister said this at the SMK Petra Jaya excellence award presentation at the school hall yesterday.
“Everyone has to come together with a strategy to achieve this goal. To the children, this is just the first phase and there are more hurdles to overcome in life. Work hard and don’t forget to pray for success,” he said.
“We want our children to not only be smart, but able to communicate and socialise.”
He said this was because students of today face more challenges with good academic results and involvement in cocurricular activities as requirements to enter universities.
He praised the school’s parent-teacher association for bringing in parental input in discussing the strategy to produce allrounded individuals.
Once the strategy is identified, he hopes everyone will stick to it.
School principal Awang Daud Awang Lehin said supportive parents collaborate with the school to motivate students to advance themselves in various fields.
He is open to feedback and criticisms that enable improvements.
“I thank everyone who has helped and cooperated in implementing the various school programmes. We hope for improvements in terms of curriculum, co-curriculum and student personality.”
On the school’s achievements, he said SMK Petra Jaya achieved 4.07 in cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for PT3 compared to 4.58 previously, and all subjects have improved except for English.
In the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia 2015 result, the school produced two straightA students as there were no 10A student the previous year, and 14 students achieved 5As and above.
In the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia, the CGPA has increased from 2.25 in 2014 to 2.26 in 2015.
In co-curriculum, the school’s three uniformed bodies have participated in division, state, national and international level competitions. The school’s canoe team was placed second at the national level championship last year.
Seven students achieved 6As for PT3: Ahmad Adli Hakimi Ali, Farah Hanisah Yusop@Yusuf, Polly Chong Yun Fun, Sudipa Chakraverty, Maisarah Nasrin Aina Ibrahim, Dania Errissya Ismail and Dayang Nurin Atasha Awang Sebli.
Top students in the SPM are Billy Chong Yun Kiat (11As), Eleanor Repak Kubu (10As), Izyan Syazwani Dzulkarnain (9As), Ng Chia Yi (9As), Florian Jong Ai Lun (9As), Chin Chin Yet (7As), Annazthasha Isla Jong (7As), Irene Lee Chin Ling (7As), Lai Pei Yan (7As), Chan Huey Ming (6As), Husain Mustofa Al-Haddad (6As) and Alice Chin Sian Shuen (6As).
Top three for STPM are Jessy Chong Pei Sze (3.67), Sherl Law Yuan Lee (3.50) and Hiew Sei Hui (3.00).
Best Overall Student was Eleanor Repak Kubu.