SMK St Anthony embarks on programme to produce excellent students
SARIKEI : SMK St Anthony here is embarking on a programme to produce students who can excel in both academics and co-curricular activities.
Under the programme, the school is allocating time for additional classes for students who will be sitting for public examinations in a particular year apart from organising motivation programmes and excellence workshop, its principal Vincent Liong said.
Teachers will also have to adjust their style of teaching to suit the needs of their students, he added.
According to Liong, this year alone the school has already organised 30 workshops to help prepare its Forms 3, 5 and Upper 6 students for their PT3, SPM and STPM examinations respectively.
He added that parents, through the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) were also playing their part to ensure the school maintain its excellent record in every field.
He cited the organising of a Hari Permaufakatan Ibu Bapa at the school last Friday which he officiated at.
“The programme, organised twice a year is meant for the teachers to discuss with parents the performance of their children and at the same time find ways to address their shortcomings or weaknesses,” he explained.
On the co-curriculum, Liong said that the school accorded due attention in that aspect as it could impart leadership skills and social values to the students.
To provide more options for the students to indulge in cocurricular activities, the school planned to reactivate the cultural dance group; 24 drum group; Lion Dance group and Chinese Classical group, he added.
The school’s PTA chairperson Maureen Chua who is also the programme organising chairperson, called on the parents to give their full co-operation to the teachers in order to achieve their objectives.
“The ultimate purpose of Hari Permaufakatan is to provide a platform for teachers and parents to assess the performance of their children and look into ways to address their weaknesses,” she reiterated.
About 700 parents turned up to discuss the performance of their children with the teachers.
Parents and teachers during the opening ceremony of the Hari Permaufakatan Ibu Bapa programme.
Students and parents (facing camera) in a discussion with a teacher.