Today I have visited Kolej Tuanku Jaafar, my potential pre-university educational facility, with my mother.
The place is very far away from where I stay as it was around 50 minutes drive with no traffic. It was located away from most of civilisation as the closest things there were villages and housing areas. This exclusion from civilisation definitely does the school good as it allows for the campus to seem more like a small community rather than just a school.
We were first greeted by the extremely friendly staff. Then, we started our little tour. In this tour, we visited various classrooms, the auditorium, the sports hall and even a boarding house.
The classrooms were rather small but I am sure it is to allow constant interaction between students and teachers. The classrooms were equipped with “Smart White Boards” that would allow for any writing to be saved digitally and reproduced in the same fashion.
The Sports hall was filled to the brim with a wide array of sports equipment. There were treadmills, nordic skiiers, squash courts, indoor basketball and even a rock-climbing wall. The auditorium’s lobby, along with many sections of the school, exhibited student artworks and I have to say that I was rather impressed with how artistic the students can be in this school.
The boarding house we visited made it seem to me that the students were all extremely independent yet they cared and supported each other. They were like a family. It was rather impressive.
In conclusion, I really hope that I am successful in my application to this school as it seems like a great place. Greener pastures always do exist and we must strive for them.