Salam to All,
Yes, I went there to "menyibuk" using the Srikandi license la... I came late to the school, because I left KL late (8:45am). Nearly 12:30 pm. Some parents asked me questions, thinking I was a teacher, but I proudly announced, I am an alumni. They were happy to see me, I suppose. Bak kata Kak Nami, kami ni orang-orang yang tak tahu nak keluar dari sekolah heh he.....
Besides Awin, Eyerin, Mazura, Kak Nami (Fauziah Desa) I also met with Norsarahaida (aka Umi). I also met Lya, the PIBG President. After inspecting (perasan macam cikgu nazir tu..) the dorms and the Srikandis, I went over to the office konon-kononnya to bid farewell to the Pengetua, Kak Junaidi. She was finishing her practice for tomorrow's (today la: 9am tadi) video conferencing with MCKK Pengetua and Kementerian. Instead of going back I actually spent another 1.5 hours more. I spent quite a long time with her, temankan dia makan (I puasa).. and later site visits to some 'new' places. So we had a good conversation on the school's transformation exercise. She really did some cleaning; physical, teachers, student and administrative as well as attitude.
The following is my report to you girls on my expedition at our newly rejuvenated beloved school.
I must say I was IMPRESSED upon driving up to the main tarmac, near the office building. There is this BIG and LONG brightly painted with our school green color, welcoming board spanning across at least 2 classrooms length, at the admin block to greet visitors. The words "WELCOME TO SEKOLAH TUN FATIMAH". Also they have transformed the whole length of the ground floor corridor, at the block facing the tarmac into a covered green awning walk-way. The bilik guru has been moved from the other block to this block and it looked much much better with new sturdy tables. And the Pusat Sumber has been moved to a more humane area from the 4th floor, i.e. to the block nearest to the road, second floor. This floor is connected via a brigde from the tarmac so students now frequent the Pusat Sumber, not like before.
At the "kolam" area infront of the office, the fish tank is gone and replaced with beautiful shiny glass panel laden with all the prizes and awards which were in the Pengetua's room all this while. This has made our sisters happy and motivated to see all the winnings made by the school and their seniors. (I tak sempat nak ambil gambar ni. Later lah ok..)
Oh..yes, the canteen. The place where sampah used to be thrown and an eye-sore was cleaned up and turned into a cosy enclosed air-cond eating place for teachers and visitors..like me.. where I spent my talking time with the Pengetua -- at least about 30 minutes max there.
Oh there are a million things to tell you. Kak Junaidi has really done her best and yet she says she is still not finished yet. Next year she is due to retire, so she likes to get most of the changes in soon.
On another note: You could also "see" other important and intangible changes too... the 'air' of Kakak-kakak bullying adik-adik is hopefully thing of the past.. She said she had a hard time identifying the root causes, but ALhamdullilah it was ironed out last year and hopefully we are seeing more of the seniors ambracing and welcoming the new adiks with open arms. She said however closer monitoring is still needed to ensure the culture which we had last time will be returned accordingly. HEM is a new outside teacher hand-picked by the Jabatan -- she is Puan Maimunah, a very motherly figure and I am sure the new girls will relate to her. Puan Saidah is now guru cemerlang and will concentrate on teaching. I met Pn Saidah and a few other teachers at the canteen.
I must commend the way Kak Ju playing her role as the passionate Pengetua handled her PR with the parents and their soon to-be-left behind daughters. She would dakap the new girls and made them felt welcomed. I was told around 127 new girls registered that day. They estimated that each girl would be accompanied by a pair of parents, so they arranged chairs for around 127x3, but the turn out was over subscribed by 7 to 8 times; Grandma and Grandpa, abang-adik-kakak were also there to send off this new Puteri Srikandi. So obviously you expect some delays in the registration process -- understandable. But luckily the dewan is now fully air-conditioned and has a new face lift.
Apa lagi nak cerita eh.. oh yes, the dorm... The dorm which I went to (former Block A) now Blue coloured has been tiled with white tiles to cover the old cement surface. The toilets are due to be reno in the next phase. The bed sheets are all white with the School Badge printed at the foot of the sheet. So sejuklah sikit mata memandangnya. RM20 each bed sheet. Nak beli ke??? For we all the price is special...at RM50.00 he he he...
I will append some of the pictures I took with my not-so-clear mobile handphone camera.
All in all, I seriously suggest that those who have the means, and if you ikhlas, please lend a hand or contribute some extra funds to the school while Kak Ju is still there and trying to make our school prestine again.
Kak Ju also asked that you all please DOA that the school gets good SPM results so that it can be adorned with a special entitlement which carries with it a substantial financial assistance. The recent excellent PMR 1.01 results was such a great gift to the school and all the form 4 girls were gleaming with pride whenever they introduced themselves as Form 4 girls.. and why not? because almost everyone got 8As... woosh..some of them are R2V players too.
Lastly, I hope to organise a get-together to visit Cik Kalthum. I thought of getting the UTM and JB girls on board. Kak Ju would like to come along so that we can use the NEW SCHOOL BUS.
Ok.. bye for now.
Reporting via delayed broadcast from Skudai, UTM
p/s: Some of the pictures taken..