Saturday, November 21, 2009

UPSR Results...

Faiz @ Hari Graduasi Tahun 6 SKTS, 21.11.2009

The moment that we have been waiting for finally came last Thursday, 19 November 2009 when the UPSR results were announced. That morning after sending the kids to school, both of us went to do our errants. I guess we both were trying to overcome our anxiety. Faiz called us when the results arrived and we made our steps to the hall to be with the other parents who were already there waiting anxiously.

From the expressions of the teachers, I could guess that they were not so pleased with the results and true enough, when Guru Besar finally announced that only 10 students obtained 5As and another 10 with 4A1B as compared with last year when 15 students got 5As. Faiz is not a "star" student like his sister but he has improved tremedously when he was in Tahap 2. He is excellent with Mathematics! During his trial, he obtained 3As and 2Bs and the Bs were for his Bahasa subjects! Worried on his performance in Pemahaman and Penulisan, we decided to send him for extra BM tuition with Cikgu Yazid, hoping he will improve. We were least worried about his Science and English as he always scored A in these subjects.

When the teacher announced the students who got 5As, my heart was devastated when his name was not in the list. My hope was now for the next best - 4A1B. Still, no mention of his name. Almost all of his close friends got their results, either 5As or 4A1B. My heart sank to see his best friends and their parents overjoyed with their sons' success. When the teacher started to announce the students with 3A2B, his name was finally mentioned. Alhamdulillah, it was not that bad after all.

We were surprised that he actually scored Bs for his Science and English, the subjects that he always scored A. He finally told us that he did not do so well in both Paper 2 exams. He surprised us when he got both As for Pemahaman and Penulisan!!! Thank you Cikgu Yazid, Allah swt saja yang dapat membalas jasa cikgu pada anak2 kami. (he is now in Mekkah performing his haj).

I finally broke down when Dini called to find out about his brother's result and not knowing what to say, she text me "Hi Bu, setiap yang berlaku pasti ada hikmah disebaliknya. Dulu Allah bagi cerah, lepas tu tiba2 datang guruh dan ribut petir, semua orang sedih tapi semua orang tak tau yang lepas tu akan datang pelangi....sekarang Ibu redha, nanti dengan keredhaan Ibu ini, Allah akan kurniakan nikmat yang lebih besar untuk Ibu melalui anak2 Ibu..". Thanks Dini for your beautiful and comforting message.

Although we were hoping that he gets 5As (I guess all parents have the same wish!), we accepted it with open heart. We know that he has given his best effort and work hard to achieve the best. He was down and remorse when we came home and I couldn't hold my tears when he hugged and said to me "Sorry, Ibu...". His class teacher, Teacher Mary as she is fondly known, text us to apologise, I guess she knew we were dissapointed. She too did not expect it as he is one of his good students.

Well, it is not the end of the world but just the beginning. His path is still a long way ahead and we hope that he will be successful in his future exams and in life after going through this painful moment. Faiz, we are still proud of you....

To all the teachers who taught Faiz in SKTS Teacher Mary, Cikgu Rahimah, Cikgu Zubaidah, Cikgu Ibrahim and Cikgu Salina, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your commitmet and support to Faiz. Special thanks to Malkit, Faiz's tuition teacher who has been patient with him all these years.

14 comments:

Uncle said...

Dear DadaIQ.

Not to worry....I'm sure Faiz has tried his best....itu baru small hurdle tu...mine is next year...alamak!

DadaIQ said...

Salam Uncle,
You are right,it was just a small hurdle...there are bigger hurdles waiting for him.

Next year will be your turn, good luck!

Einaipohmali said...

similar situation here..mine got 4A1B(sc)..she's been the star student since Yr1, in fact, with her involvement in extra-koko & sports activities, the school expected her to receive "Tokoh Pelajar" award this yr, but "wamakaru wamakarallah wallahu khairul makirin" (we planned and Allah too planned, and the best planner is Allah : Ali-Imran 54) TO FAIZ & IBU : The road is still long & winding.. but belief that with every difficulties, there is relief. Strive harder & tawakkal selalu.

DadaIQ said...

Salam Eina
I have a feeling that the Science Paper 2 is tougher than usual. 8 out of 10 kids that got 4A1B in his school actually obtained B for Science.

Thanks Eina for your comforting words. Congrats to your daughter. 4A1B is still a good achievement. Where do you plan to send her after this?

MrsNordin said...

Dada,

Having waited for all my children's results for UPSR, PMR and SPM, this is nothing compared to the bigger exams. Sekarang dah tak kecut2 perut macam dulu lagi bila nak tunggu results depa, come what may...

Chill, Faiz... you've done well!

DadaIQ said...

BJ,
That's what everyone been saying to me. I just hope that he will do better when he moves to secondary. Dia OK ajer, semalam enjoyed the whole day at Sunway Lagoon with his classmates. Their last outing together before they all go on their separate ways.

Einaipohmali said...

Exam result for JAIP's placement was out today, Alhamdulillah mine got thru and offered a place in SARJANA (same school with her brother). She'll sit another placement test internally to qualify for Tahfiz Sains (program initiated by DS Ir Nizar in 2009), otherwise just follow the normal JAIP program. Actually hubby was more concern about this JAIP's exam result than UPSR bcoz placementwise was solely based on such exam. So, not to worry about Faiz, everything happens for a reason..

DadaIQ said...

Eina
Good for her. I'm trying to get Faiz into Maahad Tahfiz Pulai Chondong branch in Pasir Mas. Nak masuk MTS tu memang tipis, competition is tough. Otherwise, I have to find a private school in KL. Tengoklah rezeki dia kat mana.

Madam Tai Tai No More said...

Hi Dada,

Congratulations to Faiz for passing the exam! 3As is not too bad, indeed.

Let's not fret over UPSR result. My daughter didn't get 5As pun yet she is doing petty well in her academics now. UPSR shouldn't be considered a benchmark for academic excellence, ok. InsyaAllah, being born to brilliant parents, Faiz will come to his own later in his academic life.

DadaIQ said...

Hi Gina
You are right, more so when it comes to boys. I know he will do well at a later stage as I've seen his progress the last couple of years.

The thing with our education system is they rely so much on UPSR results to get into good schools, especially the SBP. I hope we will be able to put him at the right school.

WARISAN SRIKANDI SERVICES & CONSULTANCY said...

Salam Dada,

I had tears when I read Dini's text..Redho is the word.My sis recommended a book "cetusan Hati Nik Nur Madhiha" pelajar Maahad who passed SPM with 20As...Brilliant girl..Air mata ku mengalir sehebat hujan di luar sana..you know me ..minah rebeh...It is a good read for parents and children.

leha

DadaIQ said...

Salam Leha
I will grab the book in my next visit to MPH. Thanks. Sometimes I think that Dini is more mature than her age. I find comfort with her words, alhamdulillah. I guess this is part and parcel of life, not all bananas in a bunch are ripe...(teringat pisang rastali and pisang berangan yang kau bagi hari tu...).

Eta My said...

Da, my late mum kate dalam setandan kelapa...buahnye lain2...seperti banana juger...

At times we hope ur next younger kid shall follow suit the eldest steps..sooner dear...takes time..or..maybe.. different people ade different kind of rezeki ..dalam pelbagai bentuk...Insya'Allah...
I am sure ur heart sanks...but Redha in the end.Congrats Faiz..Both of u and and ur mum had done well.

Admire ur Dini..so comforting...she'll go far...A good listener kan!

p/s: My second one is just average from c's and d's and landed at 1A4B (2007)..how's that?...I pun nangis Da..rase penat payah jerih berbaloi..now she's already form 2 kat maahad hafiz...Wallahualam.

DadaIQ said...

Salam Eta,
Memang betul...the best approach ialah redha pada ketentuan yang Allah swt bagi pada kita. Mungkin ada hikmah disebaliknya. Mungkin dengan kegagalan dia dapat 5A akan bagi semangat pada dia untuk berusaha dengan lebih tekun.

Kadang2 kita terlupa sebab selalu mendongak ke atas dan lupa tunduk dan tengok apa yang ada di bawah. I'm sure your second daughter will excel in her studies and jadi seorang Al-Hafizah. As mothers, we always give the best for them and pray that they will be sucessful in their life now and hereafter.


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