Saturday, April 30, 2011

SMK Air Itam icon retires after 33 years --NST 29.04.2011

The students queue up to personally bid Chuah Meng Boon (in saree) goodbye as she leaves the school premises for the last time.

GEORGE TOWN: Chuah Meng Boon, who is retiring after 33 years of teaching, bade a tearful farewell to her colleagues and students at SMK Air Itam, here, on Wednesday.

The English teacher taught at SK Sungai Tiang, Kedah, before she was posted here, where she would remain for 13 years, and end her career as an educator.

A surprise farewell party was held, with orchestral performances and songs dedicated to her, on her last day.
Chuah, 58, was visibly surprised by the festivities and could not contain her emotion upon seeing the grand send-off organised just for her.

"I am touched as I have grown very fond of this institution," she said in her speech at the school assembly.

"I hope this school will continue to grow, prosper and achieve milestones," she said.
The students showered Chuah, who was clad in a pink saree, with gifts and mementos, and staged a dragon dance performance in her honour.

"Chuah is an icon in this school. She is a dedicated academician," said Azmi Ahmad Nasri, who teaches at the school,Chuah was taken home in a chauffeur-driven car after all of her well-wishers had bidden her goodbye.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Serve without fear or

All the best: Loke (left) shaking hands with Adam Alim at the farewell dinner. With them is Ahmad Tarmizi (right).

MEMBERS of the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) in Penang should elect leaders who are outspoken and can act without fear or favour to uplift the image of the teaching profession.

In making the call, former state NUTP chairman Adam Alim Abdullah, 53, said they should sideline leaders who were scared of raising problems faced by teachers with the Education Department.

“Members should also reject leaders who are fond of bodek (apple polishing) department officers so that they will be promoted,” he said in his speech to some 80 teachers who attended his farewell dinner organised by the Penang NUTP branch at the Berjaya Georgetown Hotel on Sunday.

Among those present were NUTP chairman Hashim Adnan, secretary-general Loke Yim Pheng, state education deputy director Ahmad Tarmizi Kamaruddin and state NUTP chairman Ng Weng Tut.

Adam Alim, who opted for optional retirement, said members should view their leaders as friends and not “paid employees” since they do not receive any payment for holding the posts.

“Don’t be rude to your leaders as they merely want to help you without expecting anything in return,” he said.

In his speech, Ahmad Tarmizi said Adam Alim had told him that he had opted for optional retirement since he was frustrated over the promotion system.

“I take note of his feedback and I will relay to the higher authorities when I have the opportunity,” he said.

Ng in his speech commended Adam Alim for being vocal in voicing out the rights and plight of teachers with the department.

“He is strict on certain issues. I have learnt a lot from him. His departure is a great loss to the union,” he said.

Adam Alim had been state NUTP chairman since 2002. He served as senior assistant at SMK Air Itam before his optional retirement on Jan 1 this year.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fun Camp

Tempat : SMK Air Itam
Anjuran : Briged Putera & Briged Puteri

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pertandingan Power Chef Tahun 2011

Sebanyak 24 buah sekolah mengambil bahagian dalam Pertandingan Power Chef yang dianjurkan oleh Kolej KDU pada 09.04.2011( Hari Sabtu )di Kolej KDU.

Sweet Chef dan A1 Chef dari SMK Air Itam telah masuk ke pertandingan akhir. Keputusan akhir ialah Pasukan Sweet Chef mendapat no.4 dan A1 Chef mendapat no.6 dalam Pertandingan Power Chef tahun 2011.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cuti Ganti Sempena Deepavali

Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia telah meluluskan permohonan cuti ganti sempena Deepavali 2011 seperti berikut:

Tarikh ganti untuk Cuti Deepavali ialah 23.04.2011 (sabtu) mengikut jadual waktu Khamis.

Sehubungan dengan itu,diminta semua ibu bapa dan penjaga maklum akan hal ini dan mengambil tindakan yang perlu.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Kursus Sijil Kelayakan Profesional Untuk Pemimpin Pendidikan Kebangsaan NPQEL

Adalah dimaklumkan bahawa Institut Aminuddin Baki, Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia telah membuka pendaftaran Kursus Sijil Kelayakan Profesional Untuk Pemimpin Pendidikan Kebangsaan NPQEL (Kod Program : 158, Kod Kursus : NPQELI113A) untuk pemohonan Sesi 2011. Pemohonan boleh dibuat secara atas talian mulai 1 April 2011 sehingga 30 April 2011 , mengikut syarat-syarat yang telah ditetapkan. Untuk maklumat lanjut , sila layari Portal Rasmi Institut Aminuddin Baki.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Retirement Mr.Kang 05.04.2011


Opsyen : Kemahiran Hidup

Tempoh Perkhidmatan : 1975-2011(36 Tahun)

Monday, April 11, 2011