On the 16th of January 2017, SMKBUD3 has let go two of its precious legends who have played a pivotal role in forming our school a place for academic and co-curricular excellence. That was the day of Mr Wong and Mrs Kee’s retirement.
Even the sky couldn’t hide its sorrowness and started raining. The prefects did a good job receiving Mr Wong, Mrs Kee’s and their families. Then, all of the teachers proceeded to the hall in Block A to attend the farewell reception. Videos and pictures of Mr Wong and Mrs Kee were played as they relived the memories in everyone’s head. After eating, everyone headed to the basketball court with the band members leading the way.
The prefects and librarians stood at the side while clapping to greet the teachers. As everyone took their place at the court, all of the students started clapping and cheering loudly. The band members gave a breath-taking performance.
The event was started with the Head Prefect giving a speech on behalf of all students to Mr Wong and Mrs Kee. Then, Mrs Rajeswari gave a speech about her experiences in making the school what is it today with the two legends. Our headmistress, Mrs Zuraidah delivered an appreciation speech for Mr Wong and Mrs Kee.
Then, a student came forward and shared Mrs Kee’s biodata. Mrs Kee then, gave a speech about how she will miss our school. The Head Librarian read the biodata of Mr Wong followed by Mr Wong’s speech which would linger in our hearts forever.
Later, there was a performance by a student who played the electric guitar. There was also a singing performance by the sisters, Jynn and Jyllian. Even Mr Wong joined in the performance by singing along!
The Treble Clefs also gave a spectacular performance followed by a performance from the prefect board and a group of students. There was also a solo performance by Nicole and a demonstration of their skills by the basketball team.
The representatives of each class and club gave presents to Mr Wong and Mrs Kee. After the farewell, both of them were sent while standing at the open back of the car.
Eventhough they left this school, I am sure that they will always be in our hearts. We will always remember them for the sacrifices they have made to make our school great.
An awesome teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget…..
By : Thivyashini Selvaseelan