View Full Version : Fighting in kindy_Is it the norm ?

18-09-2007, 01:47 PM
Hi. I'm new to this forum. My kids been in this kindy since the new (current) management took over. The first year was great coz there were not many students, so I guess its manageable.

This year is a different story. The teachers cant seem to get a grip on the kids. Moreover, the principle changes teacher like she changes her clothes. An ex-teacher told me that this is due to Pn Zainun, the Asst Head Teacher who is very much into 'office' politics.

Anyone can comment on this and also what have they heard about A Star Kids Kindy?

Thanks & Cheers.

18-09-2007, 02:55 PM
My mum was a kindy teacher, and this is the first I've heard. A few spats here and there are the norm, but teachers normally have control over the class. You can't have the students climbing all over the teachers!

18-09-2007, 03:10 PM
I run a day care centre in Cheras and had been teaching as a kindy teacher for the past 10 years.

Its common for kindies to have a fast turn over due to low wages. An average kindy teacher working for 4 hours is only paid as low as rm550 as a teacher. Thus, the turn over.

You have to check if the current teacher is an experienced one. Usually teachers can handle a class of 25 without much problem.

I'm sure office politics happen everywhere.

18-09-2007, 03:40 PM
Thanks to Iris and LMei for their comments. I am actually surprised at the high turnover of kindy teachers. I would not mind if their successor is more qualified or can actually produce results.

However the trand now is that, "If I am less strict, the kids like me, the other staff like me, then I get to keep my job longer". It's not the moolah problem here, more of an ego matter. In the end, our kid learn less and less. And then the word 'tuition' pops up. Quite ridiculous I should say.

Anyway, I am scouting for a better, more reliable kindy.

I feel very bad making a fool out of myself, the teachers and the principle when I have to go and complain about the other 'more active' kids which they cannot control.

Customer always wins !