you know the school year is ending because the SPM & STPM exams start this week. the UPSR results will also be announced on thursday.
for the rest, it's report book time.
when we made the decision to send the boy to a chinese-medium school, we recognised that as non-native mandarin speakers, we couldn't help him in the language except to send him for tuition classes. as the main objective for the enrollment is for him to learn to converse, read & write mandarin, we readily accept that he may not excel in school overall, & should he find it difficult to cope, we will re-enroll him into a national-type school.
however, we were pleasantly surprised that he handled the language much better than expected. no tantrums & certainly no i-hate-school tussles. now, he even reads & writes better than us, & we could get a decent conversation going.
oh yes, he was 12th in class in mid-year & improved 2 places for the end-year.
and he thinks he deserves a vacation!