Show of support for Subang Jaya school
IT WAS A merry affair at SJK (C) Lick Hung’s Family Day as a crowd of more than 5,000 visitors dropped by to show their support for the school located in SS19, Subang Jaya.
SJK (C) Lick Hung is one of the few Chinese schools that has been chosen and classified as a Cluster School by the Education Ministry.
Kelana Jaya parliamentary liaison officer Ong Chong Swen officiated at the opening ceremony of the event, which marked its sixth edition this year.
She also presented a cheque of RM5,000 on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Department to the school in support of the event.
Ong, who is also the Kelana Jaya MCA division chief, was accompanied by Kelana Jaya MCA division secretary Gan Meng Foo, and Kelana Jaya Wanita MCA vice-chairmen Lim Lean Huwa and Stacey Teh Poi See.
Representatives from the school who were on hand to receive them were headmaster Tan Swee Huat, Board of Governor members Winnie Lim and Ng Chien, as well as Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) chairman Khoo Yew Nean and vice-chairman Ricky Tan.
The Family Day featured some 140 stalls offering food items, stationery, games, body painting, and 2,500kg of fresh vegetables from Cameron Highlands.
There was also an exhibition on health and education products.
In her speech, Ong complimented the school PTA’s good work.
“Organising events of this nature will help to nourish the relationship between the pupils, teachers and parents, while working towards achieving the event’s objectives will enhance the understanding among the committee members,” she said.
“The Family Day also helps young children to learn some selling and marketing skills, understand the concept of working to earn a living, and appreciate what their parents have been doing to keep them in school.”
Ong also commended the school on its efforts to raise funds that would later be handed out as tokens to those who achieve good results in the UPSR exams (ranging from 4As to 7As), and to reward the school teachers who have worked unselfishly in getting their pupils to achieve their best.