Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rayyan's First Day at Genius Aulad

That's him getting ready with his bag. It's his first day of a "real" kindie. According to Genius Aulad, technically they are a TADIKA chain but since they don't occupy a landed area, they can't apply for the status. I don't care, as long as they teach my son good. Rayyan calls Genius Aulad his "Uniform School", since his last daycare school (Salsabilla) doesn't require any uniforms... and one strange thing he mentioned the other day... he likes Genius Aulad VERY MUCH.. and he didn't like Salsabilla because there were "bad teachers"... (hmm...??!!)

Anyway.. I was at work in the morning... I rushed to the Giant to buy his backpack and stationery.. hehe last minute punya kerja.. and of course bought him his lunch at Chicken Rice Shop so he can have his meal before school. Schol starts at 1.30pm and they only provide snacks during their break.
Sampai je sekolah we were actually early... Felishia followed us.. Ja was at work... so ramai la mak-mak and I think there were 1-2 bapaks.. I saw one even brought their DSLR camera.. haha nak amik gambar anak diorang masuk sekolah...

That's him.. in front of his class... 5 Ibnu Khaldun... have not googled the name yet to know who he really was.. though that name is very familiar... there are 18 students in a class. Morning session ada 1 class for 4yo, 2 classes for 5yo, and 1 class for 6yo. Petang pulak 1 class for each age group. All full.. 18 orang each class. There's another "Rayyan" in that school.. but not sure which class.. but the rest of the kids.. nama canggih canggih canggih.. parents nowadays are outrageously creative.. hehe just imagine how you would use the letter "X" in a Malay name.. haha

Since we were earl, Rayyan got to choose his seat. At first he wanted to sit right in front of the white board. After his teacher told him that that's her seat, he chose the seat in front of the teacher's place... hahaha.. that's a good attitude.. hehe.. hopefully I'll nurture him to be the next peng-aircon cikgu-cikgi.. hehe..

One of the things I like about this school is that... just look at the computers they have... that's 4 times more than what Salsabilla had and Salsabilla had almost 2 times more students! They have computer sessions for all their subjects... Math & Science, English, Bahasa Melayu and Agama.. it's an English medium center.. so everything's in English.. even the instructions to learn Malay.. haha.. depends on the teacherlaaa..

The first day of class, Rayyan told me that they played decorating the Christmas tree and Santa Claus on the computer... (hmm... I find that interesting for a "sekolah agama" that is sooo open to other religions and cultures... GOOD!)

That's their dining area up there. The first day of class was last Wednesday, 'coz they wanted to have 3 days of orientation.. W, Th, Fr. Yang bebalnya I ni.. I didn't realize that during the orientation period school ends at 3.30pm and not 4.30pm which is their normal time. The notice was posted all around the center.. I thought it was a notice telling parents that the three days was for orientation only.. didn't border to actually look at the time they finish which was clearly printed there! So.. on the first day I was 1 hour LATE! At least I'm not the only bebal parent there.... hahaha ada la 1-2 lagi... hehehe

Overall Rayyan REALLY likes his school. He has made his first friend already on the 3rd day.. nama dia Danish something.. cute boy.. kecik je.. longhair.. nampak macam girl pun ada.. haha Rayyan told me that he asked Danish if he was a girl or a boy... and Danish replied, boy... haha... Yesterday Rayyan told me that Danish didn't come to school.. so dia takdela kawan yang dia ingat nama.. but he had fun at school nevertheless...

The other day when I sent him to school, he said.."Papa, thank you for sending me to my uniform school..." Alhamdulillahhhhh....

He has started his reading with the Peter and Jane book. He got a "star" at the bottom of the first page. He also got stars on other arts and crafts work h did over the past week... you knowlaa kindies.. so generous with stars... and Rayyan pulak... "look Papa.. I got a star.. now you got to buy me presents!"

8 comments:

wa said...

bila you free so we can come over? lama giler tak jumpa...

shake said...

Tulaaa.. This Saturday afternoon is good! Come over! hahaha Anaz dah gian nak challenge Wii dgn Rayyan tu.. hehehehe

Anonymous said...

Salsabilla is so overrated.. My kids masuk sana (3 orang) asyik sakit aje..

Bila tanya school management, diorang kata "tak tahu". Siap tuduh kita yang bawak budak sakit datang tadika..

Puan Rahimah should stop her wise-cracking, smart-alec ways and admit if she screws up.. Jangan asyik finger pointing orang lain and deny blame on her management.

Banyak issue, from food to "registration" fees (which are really monthly fees add-on, to bullying, kasut hilang, etc.

Terrible lah.

masz said...

nice! genius aulad mana ni ye?
Is it d one in kota kemuning? How's d fees like? Planned to send my kid there. Appreciate some info. Cheers!!

masz said...

nice! genius aulad mana ni ye?
Is it d one in kota kemuning? How's d fees like? Planned to send my kid there. Appreciate some info. Cheers!!

masjuju said...

singgah lihat info GA. good~

azie said...

hai boleh saya tau ni GA kat mana ye?? sangat menarik sekolah dia teruja saya...saya pun plan nak hntr anak ke GA insyaallah...tengok your blog buat saya lebih tertarik.. boleh dpt royalti dari GA sbb mengpromote sekolahnye hehehheeh

Anonymous said...

I think GA is so so only lah. My kid after 4 months no improvement at all. Teacher asyik suruh menghafal dari buku Adam and Dina not emphasizing on A-D-A-M ADAM. overall I think I am going to send my kid somewhere else.