OPEN DAY: Parents, teachers and students of SMK Permas Jaya 3 joined hands to make the event a resounding success
JOHOR BARU: IT was a day of merriment at SMK Permas Jaya 3 in Johor Baru as parents, teachers and students joined hands to hold the school's annual Co-curriculum Day recently.
It was fitting to have them work together as the school also celebrated its Cooperative Society Day, and launched the 1Murid 1Sukan programme.
The event drew some 1,000 visitors.
A games corner offered a variety of indoor challenges such as chess, jigsaw puzzles, congkak, karaoke and an outdoor game called "catch and win".
All teachers, including principal Kamisah Aziz and students, donned colourful uniforms representing various uniform bodies and clubs such as those of the cadet police, scouts, girl guides, Red Crescent, Puteri Islam, silat seni and taekwondo.
The event was launched by Permas state assemblyman Datuk M. M. Samy.
Welcoming his arrival were Kamisah and PTA chairman Rosman Sariman, among others.
A silat seni performance by two students greeted Samy as he entered the school compound before being led to the school's atrium.
Aerobic exercise, a kompang formasi performance and 1Malaysia dance were among the other performances.
Later, he inspected a guard of honour comprising the various uniformed bodies.
Samy also launched the 1Murid 1Sukan programme.
In his speech, Samy commended the school for organising the open day, and pledged to allocate money to the school.
Later, Samy and other guests visited food stalls and the career fair booths set up by the public and private sectors, as well as the police force.
The Eurostall, a food and drinks kiosk with a replica of the Euro Cup trophy, was also a hit among visitors.
It offered a wide variety of food such as traditional kuih, fried mee, nasi lemak and an assortment of drinks.
Parent Zaharah Ibrahim said the most popular takeaway food at Eurostall were the ayam goreng Portugal, and the rendang boatelli.
"Our items are affordable, tasty and delicious. All profits from our sales will be channelled towards the PTA's coffers," she said.
A student, who only wanted to be known as Ai Mee, was excited after she won the top prize in the "catch and win" competition.
Teacher-cum-liaison officer Daniel Albert Wong said though the school's academic standing was not as outstanding compared with other premier schools in the district, it excelled in co-curriculum activities.
"Our kompang formasi team won the Pasir Gudang zone competition this year. We were also champions of the silamban (Indian martial arts) international competition held in India earlier this year," he said.