At first the English medium schools were opened for local Christians and government servants' children.Those who were not believers shied away and sent their children to Chinese medium schools.
I cannot agree more with a friend who said that we should be grateful that good teachers continue to be friends with their students and to support them until their dying days. As a mother I like meeting up with teachers who have been sincere and considerate. You know who the bad ones are. They avoid meeting your eye and have nothing good to say about anything or any one.
Our society needs good teachers who would keep the torch going and light up the world. They are the salt and the light of this world.
And so along this road which was once called St. John's Wood ran many children who were blessed by the presence of wonderful teachers who made education their vocation and helped lift souls up to a higher level.
Besides when we first moved to Miri this road was one of the really lovely and wooded roads in Miri. It was really very pleasant to walk along the road actually in the evenings. St. John's Wood in London is of course a very well known place (
So parents who love the trees and the greenery would not mind spending long hours waiting for their children to come out from their Primary School. And I remember too that Miss Chan (one of the Principals of the Secondary School) said that schools should be pleasant where teachers love their pupils and supporting staff should have hearts of gold. If those in the education do not love those who need education then what is the purpose of having a school? I would always remember Miss Chan telling me this when I went to see her to have a form signed. Many parents find it daunting when they have to ask favours from school principals.
More than 15 years have passed since and my children are all in their 20's. How time has passed and buildings are always being pulled down for new ones to go up. Disappearing Miri!!