Article by: Miss Putri Anggraeni
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” ~ General Colin Powell
It is that time of the semester again when the stress level of our students are spiking up. Today is the third day of examination week for our secondary students and the examinations will be in full-swing for our primary students starting next week. This is the time when our young Stamfordians benchmark themselves on the subjects that they have studied in school. The main purpose of having assessments is not for the blind pursuit of high scores to brag about but to have a feel of the depth the understanding that our young Stamfordians have on the lessons that they have studied so far in school.
We do believe that every child is unique and brilliant in their own special way. For this very reason, Stamford School nurture students holistically giving them various opportunities for students to develop their passion for sports, leadership, arts and humanities in addition to the traditional academic pursuit. This way, our students are better prepared and equipped to be a great leader for themselves, family and their country.
The examination is also a test for our teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching methodology and the delivery of the knowledge to the students. Unseen by many, our teachers do conduct a review and reflect on their teaching approaches based on the students’ examination results. They will then tweak and pivot their teaching methods to ensure that they can be received better by their students.
But for now, we as a school, parents and teachers will need to give our strongest support to our students going through their examinations. We need to understand the huge amount of time, effort and sacrifice needed for our students to have a successful examination. At some point, they will need something to cheer them up and our encouragements to continue this arduous quest.
Like Robert Collier said, “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
Let us give our maximum support to our young Stamfordians who are going through their examinations. They are indeed our future, our leaders in the next decade or two.