My husband and I have seen how he blossomed from a whinny, grumpy, stubborn toddler to a mature and sensible boy he is now.
I had wanted to drop a note to you a while ago after reading an article in The Straits Times (http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/not-too-late-to-say-thank-you-to-a-caring-teacher). One of the paragraphs within the article strikes a chord with me – “This Teacher is one of the many unsung heroes in the education system. There are no awards for those who write notes to parents, provide a listening ear to students or reply to parents’ queries on WhatsApp group messages late at night.” At ChildFirst Mountbatten, I have met many teachers who took time and effort to write us notes and reply to our queries.
Tomorrow will be Ethan’s graduation ceremony. ChildFirst Mountbatten has been a second home to him. He has spent a large part of his childhood here. A good 4 years since his Pre-Nursery days. My husband and I have seen how he blossomed from a whinny, grumpy, stubborn toddler to a mature and sensible boy he is now. Today, we celebrate his achievements, not alone, but with many of his teachers who have groomed and nurtured him over the years. A big Thank You to all the teachers and staff who had taken care of him and taught him, especially:
- Ms. Lee Mei Ki – His first teacher!
- Ms. Zhang Hong
- Ms. Hsieh Hsin Ju
- Ms. Susan Chua
- Ms. Phoebe Yeo
- Ms. Guan Lin Juan
- Ms. Zahirah Bibi
- Ms. Mornique
- All the assistant teachers – including Ms. Lim and 黄老师
The dedication and professionalism of the teachers at ChildFirst Mountbatten is also the reason why my husband and I had decided to send Claire into full-day childcare at the school early (even though we have help at home to take care of her). We know that she will be in good hands and will learn a great deal from the caring teachers at ChildFirst Mountbatten. This is also the reason why we can’t bear and don’t plan to change her to a different school, even as we prepare to move to our new home which will be much farther away.
I agree with the article – the biggest reward to the teachers is appreciation from the parents and students, hence this note. So once again, thank you!
From Ethan’s mum