If you live around Taman Pinggiran Putra, Taman Equine, Taman Lestari Perdana, Kota Perdana and Taman Puncak Jalil, you should know that two new school has opened this year in Taman Desaminium near here. One is primary school - SK Taman Desaminium and another is a secondary school - SMK Taman Desaminium.
Both schools are located at Taman Desaminium between Taman Lestari Perdana and Taman Puncak Jalil. The secondary school is beige and the primary school next to it is in bright orange.
Last year I registered my 7 year old kid at SK Taman Universiti because we have no idea when SK Taman Desaminium will be open. It was not until last week that we found out the school is indeed opening next year and the registration for students ends like a few days ago. So we rushed to register Adam and requested a transfer to the new school.
Thankfully Adam made it to the list. So today was orientation day at SK Taman Desaminium. The program starts at 8:30 AM but we didn't arrive until 9:00 AM despite the school being just 5 kilometers away from our place. I blame it on Mia who took forever to wake up and shower.
There was a some briefing by the teachers of the school but we missed most of it. There sure is a lot of students registered at SK Taman Desaminium because I can see every class has at least 30 pupils. SMK Desaminium meanwhile hardly has any students.
After the briefing, each class teachers took the children for a tour of the school.
Starting with their classroom.
I remember my old classroom had those huge naco windows on both side of the wall. The newly finished SK Desaminium has only one of those and the other side has these smaller windows which made the class looked like a bat cave.
Anyway at least all the table, chair and furniture are new. Adam got 34 new classmates today.
The kids sure are quiet and well-behaved on their first day at school. I'm sure they won't be so docile in a couple of months.
Being a new school and all I can see all the facilities and physical amenities are ready. Don't know about the teachers though because from what I heard some classes don't have teachers yet.
This is Adam's class teacher Cikgu Eimie. Hi Cikgu!
The canteen looked completely overwhelmed today with all the students. Meals start from RM1.00 a plate. I wonder how much I should give Adam everyday for school. Perhaps his mother would pack him lunch or something.
Although I can see Adam's school from my house, we still had to pay a school bus to pick him up after school and drop him at the nursery. That's RM35.00 a month.
SK Desaminium has only one session in the morning and class starts January 3rd that is next Monday.
All primary school in Malaysia has this new curriculum called KSSR which I have no idea what that's all about. But from my insider's information, students doesn't have to sit for exams like every month or at the end of the year. Instead their teachers will give an ongoing evaluation based on their performance and learning rate.
They will also be graded from Band 1 to Band 5 with the latter being the best. For Physical Education class (Pendidikan Jasmani), students can wear their sports attire the whole day at school. There's also some new subjects being thought such as Science, Technology, Music, Visual Art and Arabic language. I hope Adam will fare better in Arabic than I did. I still remember vividly how I flunk that subject in primary school.
SK Desaminium is not that easy to find since it's tucked quite some way in between the Desaminium condominiums and also because there are not a single signboard pointing to the school. You just have to look for the Desaminium condos then and find the school next to the condos and the driving range in Taman Lestari Perdana.
So if you're thinking of entering your kids into this school next year, better start now. Just register online at the state education department website, download and bring the application form to the school along with the necessary documents like their birth certificate, parent's identity card copy, marriage certificate, payslip of one of the parent and also some utilities bill.
The school now has a telephone number: 03-89413905
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