He was once the headmaster of my son's school. During his short stint in that school, he has improved the discipline tremendously (My son said he is STRICT but GOOD). Parents, teachers and students could see his sincere effort and passion in running the school. Apart from improving academic performance, he also encouraged students to take part in extra curriculum activities. During the school marathon, he ran with the students. He is the main reason why I put my son in that secondary school. Too bad he was only there for less than a year...
However, one school's loss is another school's gain. He is now in a secondary school in Sri Kembangan (He taught in that school for many years before being transfered to my son's school. And now he is back as the headmaster of that school). It used to be a notorious school with serious discipline problem. He has turned around that school and improved the ranking from 1930 (2010) to 561 (2011). Students who once felt inferior are now immensely proud of their school.
The star online : Sir, you are my inspiration
(do scroll down the page until you see a man pointing at a wall of pictures...then scroll down further until you see the subhead "The Community Builder")
sin chew : 紀律問題1年減半獲表揚‧雪州史中排名千級跳
Extracted from Sin Chew:
Mr Tay is determined to help the underachievers. In view that many of his students speak dialect, he has specially arranged a full day Bahasa Malaysia lesson per week for those who stand a chance of passing BM.
A student said, "...I can see the big difference under the leadership of Mr Tay. He strives to improve our academic performance. If students are unable to attend the school tuition, he will try to arrange transport.
I'm a scout, and ever since Mr Tay joined the school, he gives us more freedom to explore, and as long as what we do is right, he will support us. Our school was looked down by others, but now it is so outstanding and we are very happy about it."
Another student said she could deeply feel how much her teachers and school care for her. Some teachers have helped her to instill interest in subjects she once disliked. The school offers many activities and she has transformed into an active student. She has a strong sense of belonging.
Mr Tay is a great headmaster who has inspired and motivated teachers and students to give their best. He is the type of headmaster parents want for their kids.
Do take a look at the school's Facebook. I can tell this school offers a Positive, Caring and Respectful learning environment. I truly salute him.