15 Jan We’re back home
There were smiles, laughter and hugs as Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) began its school year.
The returning scholars of GOTS primary could not wait to get back into the groove after their one-month break.
“It is good to be back,” said Noah Elias Ammar, who is in Year 3.
“I missed this place,” he added.
Jayden Nishaan, a Year 2 scholar who was busy showing off his taekwondo moves, said: “I cannot wait for classes to resume. I miss my teachers very much.”
Taekwondo is one of the free classes which make up part of GOTS’ Funky Munky programme, a creative and innovative approach to extracurricular activities.
But there were some tears too as the preschool scholars adjusted to being away from their parents for the first time.
Soothing their fears was coach Chithra Nair who made sure everyone felt comfortable.
“It is never easy for young children to be away from their parents for the first time,” said Chithra.
“I told the parents not to worry. This is normal. Once the children feel comfortable, GOTS will be like home to them.”
Breaking new ground was GOTS secondary, which began operating on Monday with its pioneer batch of scholars.
But this was not the first time the scholars had a look at both schools as there was an orientation day for primary and secondary students on Jan 4.
They were shown around the schools with many parents commenting on how spacious GOTS secondary is.
Gerard Abisheganaden, who is Head of Academics and Head of Curriculum at GOTS secondary, said: “I have been in education for over 30 years but even I am excited by what GOTS secondary can offer. I am sure the scholars will enjoy their time with us.”
To learn more about GOTS, visit www.gots.edu.my