Monday, October 11, 2010

School Head

Satu artikel dari thestaronline dan patut menjadi rujukan kepada guru-gurudan juga murid.

Sunday October 10, 2010

Be kind to school heads


School principals can be quite demanding, but teachers must be more tolerant and appreciative of their many responsibilities.

MY FATHER often said that a man should be respected for who he is, but if that is not possible, then the man should be at least respected for the position he holds.

When you judge a school principal, for instance, do you look at him and focus on his shortcomings and worry endlessly about what he can do to or for you?

Or, do you keep an open mind, focus on your teaching and realise that ultimately your professional success is in your own hands and the way you look at life?

The school principal’s personality and the way he manages the school can sometimes be annoying.

I would even agree that there are cases when teachers are justified when they claim that they have been victims of unfair practices.

Be cool

In such cases, frustration may set in but, above and beyond all this, teachers must be cool and pragmatic.

It is the head of the school they’re talking about and let’s not forget, he’s the one who signs on the dotted line for every document they present to him — be it an application for leave, promotion, transfer, confirmation, or claims.

Throughout my teaching career, I have been guided by my father’s words. As such, I have not tried to antagonise anyone especially the school principal.

The appointment of a new principal to a particular school is often based on a combination of factors that range from hard work, experience and knowledge to purely good fortune and in some instances their “connections’’.

The principal is then expected to do the job of managing a school to the best of his abilities. Some are true leaders – setting the tone and direction of the school, while others are mere managers.

There will be the odd few who will choose to listen to biased information offered by some teachers who want to be in their good books.

But, the majority, I believe, will try their best to distribute fair and equitable duties to all the teachers and listen to their needs.

Having worked under 13 principals, I know I am right when I say that the human side of management is only practised by those who know the significance of acknowledgment and appreciation in boosting employee morale.

As for allowing upward communication and leaving the doors open to consultative, participative and innovative management practices, the realm of excellent principals.

But, I know no principal can placate his teachers all the time. Look at the United States President, Barack Obama – has he been able to please every American yet with his policies?

Or, our former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad — despite receiving rave reviews as a visionary leader, does everyone in Malaysia today rave about him?

Similarly, given the vagaries of human nature, no principal will ever manage to achieve an ideal state of management.

But ask me whether I’d like to occupy such a hot seat myself and I’ll honestly say “No” as it involves huge responsibilities and I will not be able to take the stress.

My eldest sister, a retired school principal said that the responsibilities she shouldered as a school head was akin to the job of a chief executive officer of a large corporation.


It required many skills and multi-tasking and having to put on a brave front, smile in the face of adversity, remain positive and keep the school moving forward, she shared.

To her, the biggest hurdle was to handle the ego of some teachers, who often felt they were right and wanted their views to be taken into consideration.

My sister took it in her stride and took time to recognise achievements big and small, especially in her last school where many students were academically weak.

Also, she made it a a point to deal with the countless problems that teachers, students and staff members had, with diplomacy and tact.

However her greatest achievement was when difficult teachers became more receptive of school policies and activities and when students worked towards improving their self image and that of the school.

It was enlightening to me as a teacher, because I began to see the bigger picture and appreciate the problems of the school principal.

Teachers should instead of asking what the school can do for them, should instead ask if they could contribute in some way towards the overall improvement of the school.

By doing so, they would certainly become better teachers and would be able to build an honest, friendly and strong relationship with their colleagues and students.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010



Hari ini hari kedua pelajar menduduki PMR. Semalam kertas Bahasa Melayu dan Pendidikan Islam. Hari ini kertas Bahasa Inggeris dan Geografi. Marilah kita sama-sama mendoakan kejayaan pelajar-pelajar kita ini dalam peperiksaan mereka. Alhamdulillah mereka nampaknya telah berusaha bersungguh-sungguh dalam persediaan menghadapi peperiksaan ini, semoga Allah mengurniakan kejayaan untuk mereka dan mereka akan terus mempertingkatkan diri dalam usaha mencapai wawasan pelajar soleh wa musleh.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mohon Sumbangan Projek Surau Saujana Impian


السلام عليكم
Alhamdulillah, hasrat ahli kariah Surau Saujana Impian untuk memiliki sebuah bangunan baru surau yang lebih selesa dan indah telah menjadi kenyataan sejak lebih 3tahun yang lalu.
Walaubagaimanapun, keperluan kepada sebuah bangunan baru Sekolah Agama serta Rumah Imam dan Kedai Mini amat diperlukan demi untuk merealisasikan hasrat menjadikan Kompleks Surau Saujana Impian ini lengkap dengan prasarana yang diperlukan untuk menjadikannya “one stop center” yang menawarkan segala keperluan ahli kariah setempat.
Demi untuk mencapai hasrat murni ini ianya amat memerlukan sumbangan anda, muslimin dan mulimat ahli kariah sekalian kerana buat masa ini Sekolah Agama Surau Saujana Impian menumpang di surau lama yang telah uzur dan memerlukan pembaik pulihan serta kurang sesuai untuk digunakan sebagai bangunan Sekolah.
Disamping sebuah sekolah pihak Surau Saujana Impian juga bercadang membina 2 (dua) unit Rumah Imam dan 4 (empat) unit Kedai Mini bagi memenuhi keperluan semasa ahli kariah Saujana Impian serta kawasan sekitarnya. Seperti yang dimaklumkan sebelum ini, kos pembinaan bangunan baru Sekolah Agama Surau Saujana Impian ini adalah dijangkakan melebihi RM 300,000.00. Manakala kos 4 unit Kedai Mini serta 2 unit Rumah Imam adalah dijangkakan sekitar RM150,000. Sebahagian besar bahan binaan dari bangunan lama surau (kini Sekolah Agama Surau Saujana Impian) akan digunakan untuk mengurangkan kos pembinaan Sekolah,Rumah Imam serta Kedai Mini.
Setakat hari ini, pihak Jawatankuasa Surau Saujana Impian / Jawatankuasa Pembinaan Sekolah Agama, Rumah Imam dan Kedai Mini hanya berjaya mengumpul sumbangan dalam bentuk wang tunai lebihkurang RM 90,000.00 sahaja.
Oleh itu pihak Jawatankuasa Pembinaan Sekolah Agama, Rumah Imam dan Kedai Mini serta Jawatankuasa Surau Saujana Impian merayu kepada semua muslimin dan muslimat sekalian untuk turut serta menghulurkan sumbangan samada dalam bentuk wang ringgit mahupun sumbangan bahan binaan demi untuk merealisasikan pembinaan Sekolah Agama Surau Saujana Impian serta Rumah Imam dan Kedai Mini.
 Sumbangan Wang Tunai atau Cek Secara Terus Ke Tabung Wang Pembinaan Bangunan Sekolah Agama,Rumah Imam dan Kedai Mini Surau Saujana Impian.
 Sumbangan Bahan Binaan atau Menaja Bahan-bahan Binaan seperti:-
a. Bahan Binaan – Batu-bata, simen, pasir, konkrit, besi dsb.
b. Kemasan Bangunan - Kemasan Bumbung, Jubin Lantai, dsb.
c. Peralatan Sekolah - Meja dan Kerusi serta lain-lain kelengkapan.
 Hubungi terus mana-mana Ahli Jawatankuasa Surau Saujana Impian
 Masukkan sumbangan wang atau cek ke akaun berikut:
No akaun : 12-092-01-000474-4
atas nama Surau Saujana Impian
 Kirimkan sumbangan berbentuk Cek atau Bank Draft ke alamat berikut:
Tn Hj Mohamed Ibrahim Haji Hussain
(Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pembinaan Bangunan Baru Sekolah Agama,Rumah Imam dan Kedai Mini Surau Saujana Impian)
41, Jalan Pinggiran Saujana 2,
Taman Pinggiran Saujana,
43000 Kajang, Selangor.
Sila hubungi nama-nama berikut
1) Hj Ibrahim Hussain
Pengerusi SSI
2) Hj.Zabidi Tasir
Setiausaha SSI
3) Hj. Zamzuri Said
Bendahari SSI
4) Ust.Imran Habil
Ketua Imam SSI
5) Hj.Kamali Adimin
6) Hj.Abd Manaf
7) En.Mohd.Yusof
8) Ust.Faisal
Pengurus SSI
9) Hj.Zainurin
Ketua Jururunding Projek Sekolah Agama, Rumah Imam dan Kedai Mini Surau Saujana Impian