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pta politics 101..

so i went to my first PTA meeting.. as a dad. lets just say that it's an enlightening experience. how do a bunch of parents decide which among them are qualified to be the AJK of the PIBG? well apart from the position of Yang Di Pertua PIBG which basically will be the one responsible to mobilize resources and what not, the role of AJK is pretty much open game.

from my observation, i have narrowed down how u can get elected as a committee member of the PTA.

the number one rule is... ask questions during the session. when the parents see that you are brave enough to ask a question by default you must be good enough to be a committee member of the PTA/PIBG.

seriously. all the nominees came from the people who asked a question. hehe.

i really wanted to suggest, but i didn't, because i figured since it was my first PTA meeting,it would be good for me to observe how things were run. anyways, i wanted to suggest that if there were any parents who were willing to volunteer to do the job, they should be considered first. looking at the activities that the persatuan ibu bapa & guru does, it's not really a glamour job. although i remembered when i was in school my friends whose parents were in the PTA committee macam glamer sket la.

anyways, i didn't suggest anything so i can't complain. hehe. after the pta meeting the school had a briefing for the std 5 & 6 kids. they were planning to have additional classes on saturdays. apparently they're trying to get the kids to improve their english, maths, science and some other subject. i asked if they're going to segregate the kids according to their aptitude for each of the subjects. so will they focus more on the weaker kids and give suitable challenges for the more proficient ones.

the head mistress said that the classes would essentially be an extension of the regular classes. same teachers. same class. so dunno la how this would be "adding".

some pregnancy news, the gorgeous senorita bought two books on pregnancy, one a reference on what to expect during pregnancy and the other one on having a natural childbirth. both quite interesting reads. there's a lot of information available out there, u just need to take the time to digest everything and make sense of it all. we also got more hints on the sex of the baby. hehe. not saying anything. :*

we had my sister ita and her family came over. the boys were well behaved. hehe sebab ade parents. when they came over with my brother the last time.. lasak nye. farzana pun so baik. hehe. but still she was kinda afraid of me. tak selalu jumpa kot. but she warmed up to me when she said babai at the car. hehe. alololo.

its arsenal against newcastle in the FA cup next. come on u gunners..

3 - 0 to the arsenal.. adebayoooooooooooooooooooor.. hehe
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