25 January will be a day to remember for all JENANIANS. Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, which is also an Education Minister announced 20 High Performance School or Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi (SBT). An our beloved school, is in the list. After the dissappointment on being left out in the cluster school system, now our school has returned to the glory day when we are well known as one of the top school in Malaysia.
Fifth from Left: Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim
One of the main advantage comes with the SBT status is the school is given autonomy to run the system, from the core business of producing the first class students until giving the school administartion with the full control on the hiring and firing staff. The power is enormous, gigantic and the responsibility to live up to the expectation. Hopefully, they will rise to the occasion and deliver.
Some of the major advantages:
- Flexible in teaching and learning, as well as the syllabus for core and elective subjects.
- Can determine the medium of interaction in the classroom.
- Extend the schooling period.
- Excellent students may be able to finish the schooling a year early.
- Additional budget ranging from RM500 000 to RM1 000 000 per year.
- Can deploy staff according to their quality and skills, not on seniority.
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After the announcement, almost all of us JENANIANS cheers with the news. And then we started to leave comments on Facebook, tagged every JENANIANS we know in the pictures and the news articles about SBT. We don't finish there, in the class, I sat besides my friend since Jenan years, Zulfariezi Che Kob and start discussing about the SBT and it didn't stop there, we reminiscene about the good and oh-not-so good moments in Jenan. All the bad things we do (I don't have many so Bapir is the champion), all the girls we know, the teachers and the principal and so much more. Even the story of Kak Mah also surfaced. Hehe. I miss Jenan, we miss Jenan. Here is some pictures I gather from Facebook about my earlier years in Jenan.
Geng Masjid? Not that pure because we have Nuha and Didie in the picture. Hehe
Langkawi Trip 2004
I can see at least 3 future doctors, 1 future big bad lawyer and 2 good looking teachers. Hehe
5 Ceria 2004
PMR 2002 Perfect Scorer
If you can see in the last picture, there is a writing on the wall and everytime I passed by the school, I can't help but to look at the writing and determine to prove it. I'm a product of JENAN!
'DI SINILAH LAHIRNYA PEMIMPIN'