I received this goodbye note a few days ago and it was a bittersweet moment.
I still remember the day Y-chan joined us as a toddler. She only spoke Japanese and it was a foreign environment to her. She cried a lot initially. As with our school culture, we lovingly and gently helped her adapt with her mother's close involvement. Soon, she started making friends and today she left us, at 5 years old, fluent in English, Mandarin, Bahasa on top of Japanese.
Words cannot express how proud I am of her. A multi-lingual, socio-emotionally confident child who shall be contributing to and changing our world.
A Trinity Kid.
The sad part is saying goodbye. I was trying to explain to some of the little ones why we sometimes to have to say goodbye and part with someone we grow to love. It is important they understand and know how to process this feeling within them.
'Our big big world is getting more open. With aeroplane and travelling, our Japanese friend can come to Malaysia to live and study with us. We can also go to Japan and visit her. Technology has also made it possible for us to stay in touch. We have to say goodbye for now, but we will be saying hello again soon!' that's what I explained to our children.
Dearest Y-chan and Naomi-san, goodbye until we meet again. Thank you for the sweet message and trusting us to serve your family these years!
Dear Teacher Deisei (Daisy),
Thank you very much for your kind & grateful support during Trinity days.
She really enjoyed the school with many friends and spent wonderful days with teachers. Maybe she will forget English, Mandarin and Bahasa after she goes back to Japan, but it was special, grateful experience that she learns many things abroad, especially in Malaysia. She learns about culture too. We hope we can come back here for holiday soon!
Again, thank you very much. Hope we can meet again soon!
Y-chan & Naomi-san''