An Ode to Teachers, by the Dika Family

Dear teacher,

You may be away from me, but your teachings will never be, Shazreen

You had the tough role of a superhero to bring out the very best in me, Diana

You awakened my joy, creativity, expression and knowledge, Adni

You are the guiding star that gave me the light of knowledge. Marshiella


You gave me the tools to dream big and to reach for success, Siti Jara

You are an amazing teacher who deserves the best joy and happiness, Arif

You took my hand, you touched my heart, and opened my mind, Liew Sze Chee

The knowledge you imparted to me is a lasting fragrance in my mind. Kavitha


You inspired hope, ignited imagination, and instilled in me the love of learning, Nazirah

You taught what was beyond the books, and far into the ABCs of life, Syazwani

You are a shining a light for others; and all the good in the world are yours for deserving, Alyshia Chin

You taught me, listened to me, laughed with me, you are a leader in my life. Mat Anuar


You are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things, Shashi

Your knowledge and guidance was what made me who I am today, Izzah

You unlocked the door that lead to the amazing world of knowledge, Tracy

The patience and sacrifices of all teachers should be celebrated every day. Ho Chuk Fung


From illiteracy, to poverty, dejection to ill manners and a myriad of problems that plague human beings; you cure maladies that no concoction can, Clarence

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates, and the great teacher inspires, Musfirah

Because by one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world, Subah

And yet if there were no teachers, all other professions would not exist. Norizan


Because behind every successful person, there is an unsung hero a teacher who silently enjoys tears of happiness when their students succeed, Vinodha

Because teachers spend time, energy and love to educate our children, you deserve recognition for all the sacrifices that you give, Nalini

Because the best kind of teacher, teaches from the heart; so hold tight to the passion that made you a teacher in the first place, Syakira

Because the Sanskrit word guru mean to bring the light of goodness and the light of knowledge; and teachers are meant to inspire, to touch the souls of children, and  to make a transforming impact on their lives. Mohan

Thank you for changing my world. Thank you for being my second parent and a fantastic mentor. Happy Teachers Day! Wishing you joy and happiness, you are an amazing teacher, and you only deserve the best. Adam