The eldest of the Pahamin's third generation, Kasih was 'processed' in London when Azhar Sulaiman was completing his post-graduate architecture diploma and Chempaka Emalin Pahamin was studying her Masters in Law. Kasih was born in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia on 30th October 1999 and her presence since, had never failed to make everyone smile, giggled and laughed. She loves to sing, dance and loves the stage and microphone. She will speak, sing and dance on stage and infront of the camera without even being invited... sometimes, she even speak, sing and dance alone, all by herself. Kasih converse well with everyone be it with adult, child and even cats and monkeys!! Kasih brings with her a cheerful and positive vibes wherever she goes. The award signified our belief that curriculum activity is unequivocally as important as education. The award itself speaks of Kasih. Although we siblings very rarely argued but we almost did when I insisted of adopting Kasih away form Chempaka when Kasih was born. I should have kidnapped her. Kasih is the jewel of the Pahamins.
The Co-curriculum Excellence Award had become one of the annual events in the calendar of Malaysia's Ministry of Education to give recognition to students, teachers and school managements at school, district, state and Ministry levels. The Award recognized the importance of co-curricular activities in Malaysia’s education system. All schools were required to submit their candidates for each of the category contested and each of the 14 states were required to submit their 'Johan' for each category. With 14 states contesting for all categories, only 5 were shortlisted.
This year there were a total of 23 categories of co-curriculum awards, including a new award category - the Ministry of Education Award were given out at the event held at the old State Legislative Assembly building in Kuching, Sarawak.
For such an important event that involved the participation of all schools throughout the nation, regrettably the media coverage was negligible. There was no mention of the Johan for every category in any media. So this blog will be a WIP (Work-In-Progress) until all the winner for the category is uncovered. Until then, Stay tuned!! However, those five shortlisted for the 23 categories were as follows:
(2) Co-curriculum Excellence Award for Primary School (Girls), Kasih Leia Ixora from SK Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. Sharrada A/P Segaran from SK Convent Father Barre, Sungai Petani, Kedah. Wan Nur Husnina Bt Che Wan Aminud-din from SK Langgar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Nurul Faizzah Aqilla Bt Johar from SK (P) Methodist, Kuantan, Pahang and Azimahtul Najihah Bt Mohd Farudz from SK Serting (FELDA) Jempol, Negri Sembilan.
(3) Co-curriculum Excellence Award for Secondary School (Boys): Ahmad Safwan bin Mohamad Salleh from SMK Dato Ahmad Maher, Kelantan. Hoo Jan Wai from SMK Air Putih, Kuantan, Pahang. Hai Vui Lun from SMK St Micheal, Penampang, Sabah. Azrel Bin Mustafa from SMK Ungku Aziz, Sabak Bernam, Selangor. Alif Aidil Haziq Bin Ariffin from SM Teknik Kuala Lumpur
(5) Co-curriculum excellence awards for Uniform Bodies (Primary School): Pergerakan Puteri Islam Malaysia, SK Sacred Heart, Melaka. Seni Silat Tanah Baru, SK Paroi, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. Pengakap (Scouts), SK Sungai Aceh, Pulau Pinang. Tunas Kadet Remaja, SK Perantau Damai, Rompin, Pahang. Tunas Kadet Remaja SK BUkit Perah Ajil, Terangganu.
(6) Co-curriculum excellence awards for Uniform Bodies (Secondary School): Pancaragam Sekolah Sekolah, SMK Keat Hwa, Kedah. Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia, SMK Dato Ahmad Mahier, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Pengakap, SK SUngai Aceh Pulau Pinang. Persatuan Pandu Puteri, SMK Paya Besar, Kuantan, Pahang. St John's Ambulans, SMJK Ave Maria Convent, Ipoh, Perak.
(8) Co-curriculum Excellence Awards for School Club and Societies (Secondary Schools): Persatuan Sains dan Matematik, SMK Tanjung Datuk Pengerang, Johor. Kelab Reka Cipta, SMK King George V, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. Persatuan Bahasa Melayu, SMK Agama, Pahang. Kelab Pencipta Alam, SMK St Micheal, Penampang, Sabah. Kelab Koir, SMK Seafield Subang Jaya, Selangor.
(9) Co-curriculum Excellence Award for Special Schools Student (Boys’ Primary School): Muhd. Qayyim Nizar B Sarimi from SK Kampong Sireh, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Nek Abd Razieq Nek Yang from SK Udang Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan. Muhd Azrul Anuar Mohd Hoe from SK Pendidikan Khas, Kuantan, Pahang. Muhd Dzulfahmi B Zulkefly from SK Bukit Raya, Hulu Langat, Selangor. Mohd Asraq B. Mohd Asali from SK Pendidikan Khas, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
(10) Co-curriculum Excellence Award for Special Schools Students (Girls Primary School Girls): Nuramiratul Bt Abd Rahman from SK Laksamana Kota Tinggi. Johor. Norain Nazifah Bt Shaedon from SK Pendidikan Khas (P) Kuantan, Pahang. Wiwien AK TAsin from SK Pendidikan Khas (P) Samarahan Sarawak. Nazurah Izzaty Bt Dziauddin from SK 1 Tengku Bendahara Azman, Klang, Selangor. Norkasmira bt Muhd Asali from SK Pendidikan Khas (P) Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
(11) Co-curriculum Excellence Award for Special Schools Students (Boys Secondary School): Muhd RiduanB Abd Rahman from SMK Mulong Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Helmi B Mat Sahad @ Mat Saad from SMK Alor Akar, Kuantan, Pahang. Maxwell AK Aping from SMK Demak Baru, Kuching, Sarawak. Muhd Amirul Fikri Andullah Bajuri from SMK Sungai Besar, Selangor. Awg Shahfezan B Aang Damit from SMK Lajau, Labuan.
(13) Excellence Co-curriculum Teachers (Primary School): Teh Siew Phoay from SJKC Sin Min A, Kedah. Petera B. Mohamed from SK Langgar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Johari Ibrahim from SK Ahmed Pekan, Pahang. Mohd Yusof B Hj Ahmad from SK Simpang Taiping, Perak. Hwong Ching Lieng from SJKC Chung Hua, Miri, Sarawak.
(15) Excellence Co-Curriculum Management (School): Ong Eng Too from SK Seksyen 9, Shah Alam, Selangor. Hj Hamidon B Abu Bakar from SK Temin Jerantut, Pahang. Mohd Khir B Muda from SMK Permatang Jaya, Batu Pahat, Johor. Ismail b Ku Ishak from SMK Bandar Baru, Darulaman, Jitra, Kedah. Noraizah Bt Shaharudin from SMK Batu Muda, Kuala Lumpur.
(16) Excellence Co-curriculum (PPD/JPN/KPM): Yusna Bt Yusof, PPD Hulu Selangor, Selangor. Mohd Rizal B Ismail, OOD Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang. Hj Othman B. Hj Ahmed, JPN Pahang, Pahang. Azman B Abd Hadi, PPD Marang, Terengganu. Muhd Adzam Shah mardi, PPD Segamat, Johor.
(17) Excellence School Co-curriculum (Rural Primary School): SK Wawasan, Negeri Sembilan, SK Tengku Ampuan Intan, Terengganu. SK Tunky Putraaa, Kedah. SK Penatang Tok Mahat. Pulau Pinang. SK Ulu Lubai, Sarawak.
(18) Excellence School Co-curriculum (Urban Primary School): SJKCChi Wen, WP Labuan. SK Seksyen 9, Selangor. SJKC Tung Hua, Sarawak. SK Presint 11(1), Putrajaya. SK Sultan Ahmad Tajudin, Kedah.
(19) Excellence School Co-curriculum (Rural Secondary School): SMK Abdul Jalil, Selangor. SMK Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan. SMK Lembah Bidong, Terengganu. SMK Durian Tunggal, Melaka. SMK Dato' Sheikh Ahmad, Perlis.
(20) Excellence School Co-curriculum (Urban Secondary School): SMK Methodist, Sibu, Sarawak. SMK Putrajaya presint 11(1), Putrajaya. SMK (P) St George, Terengganu. SMK Derma, Perlis. SMK Keat Hwa, Kedah.
(21) Excellence Co-curriculum Centre: Kem Timah Tasoh, Perlis. Kem Tangok, Kelantan. Kem Tasik Utara, Johor. Kem Santubong, Sarawak. Kem Malanggang, Sabah.
(22) Jury Award: Datu Dr Haji Julaihi bin haji Bujang, Sarawak. Encik Abd Muin B Othman, Pahang.
(23) Ministry of Education Malaysia Award: Lee Ewe Ming, Lee Bin Hong and Lam Kuo Min, SMJK Chung Ling, Pulau Pinang (World Robotic Competition). Samuel Yang kai Ern jacob and Ling Xiah Zhi, SMK Bintulu Sarawak (World Robotic Competition). Ahmad Afiq Ahmad Zaki Saiful, Hazwan Harris and Ganae Tan Xing Hong, SM Sains Tun Syed Sheh Shahabudin, Pulau Pinang (Asian Young Inventors Exhibition (AYIE)). Chew Kok Wei, SMJK Chung Ling, Pulau Pinang (Internatinal Physics Olympiad (Ipho)). How Si Yu SMK USJ1 Subang Jaya, Selangor (International Mathematic Olympiad).
Congratulation and well done to all students above for being selected as the most outstanding in their respective State. For the National Champion in all the categories above, Stay tuned to STAY TUNE!!