Late last year, my role as a mom stepped up to the next level. When your children start to go to school, it becomes a different ball game.
Life is even busier and crazier (well at least for me).
Assignments on weekends. School activities in the middle of the week. The morning routine of waking up early to ensure that he doesn’t miss the school bus. And so on.
But after all the daily stressful and exhausting life of a working mom, it was such a joy to see my son’s result for the first term.
I am proud because he did well – with flying colours – in her first term at school except for his Arabic subject.
To be honest, I never pay attention to his assignments in this subject. Obviously because we don’t know how to read Arabic and all the instructions in his weekly assignments are written in Arabic.
Slightly worried that his Arabic grades will affect his final result at the end of the school year, I requested my sister to visit the school and to speak to his teacher in Arabic subject.
I was disappointed, so disappointed.
We came to know that my son was isolated in Arabic classes because he is the only non-Arabic pupil in his class. Worst, the teacher cannot communicate also in English and my son doesn’t understand Arabic.
They claimed to be ‘American Syllabus’ but why the staff and most of the teachers (that I met) can hardly communicate in straight English.
I am really discouraged and I personally don’t recommend this school for non-Arabic pupils or students.
We were eyeing for another school already for next school year. Hopefully we get a slot.