Balancing child’s growth crucial

Lyna Mohamad

It is important to enlighten children on Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB), the Brunei identity, culture, who they are and whom they belong to. This can easily be done through daily routines such as flag-hoisting and Al-Quran recitation, Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) School Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Fliti Abdel Majed said.

The CEO made these comments as the guest of honour at an event by Taman Asuhan Kanak-Kanak (TASKA) YSHHB to mark the 28th anniversary of its establishment at the nursery’s multipurpose hall yesterday.

Mohamed Fliti Abdel Majed also shared the feeling of positive energy when he walks into the TASKA building.

“It is the school’s duty to ensure kindergarten students are emotionally, socially and academically balanced and see that that the positive energy prevails in the next 10 or 15 years,” he said.

“It is not all about results or tests, but the need to balance a child’s growth,” Mohamed Fliti Abdel Majed said, adding that together with the principal’s leadership, it will happen.

As a CEO, he said, that his title is only five per cent, while 95 per cent is continuously asking himself how he can support and make the teachers better and how together they can build a positive school climate. He also expressed his desire to see the children in the school, not only learn numbers and how to read, but that they are socially balanced.

“What the teachers do now matters as that is the foundation for the young children,” the CEO said.

Yesterday’s event began with the singing of the national anthem, flag-hoisting and was followed with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Mohd Nazmi bin Haji Puasa.

Principal Datin Hajah Zainab binti Haji Abdul Wahab noted that the 28 years has witnessed YSHHB’s achievements, including the establishment of TASKA YSHHB, which is now 23 years.

Expressing gratitude to teachers and staff for providing quality education, she hoped that they will continue to work together and strive to ensure that TASKA YSHHB achieves its goal as an institution of excellence and becomes the first choice by parents for the early learning of their children.

Students at the event. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR