MIRI: Parents who are looking for the ‘right’ school for their kids should study the philosophy of the school they are interested in before enrolling their children.
Educationist Datuk Dr Freida Pilus from Sri Cempaka International School, Kuala Lumpur, said this needed to be done if they wanted a school which would suit the personality of their children while at the same time impart their own philosophy on education.
“Otherwise, they would keep changing school for their children,” she told The Borneo Post after presenting her working paper `Why Do We Go To School’ at the ‘10th Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) Conference for South East Asia and the Far East’ here recently.
Freida noted that many parents in the country still lacked a good understanding of the philosophy of education in schools.
“And that is why some of them liked to interfere with school matters and teachers.”
Frieda added that once the right school was found, the parents concerned would then be able to help “challenge the mind of the children, nurture their souls and strengthen their body”.
The event was organised by the Sarawak Federation of Women’s Institutes (SFWI) and supported by the Sarawak State Government.
Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud officiated at the opening ceremony.
Among those present were ACWW world president May Kidd, ACWW area president for South East Asia and Far East, Tengku Azizah Aminah Iskandariah, and SFWI advisor Datuk Ursula Goh.