TALISAYAN: Education is a vital foundation for shaping an individual’s character, intelligence, and morality by unlocking their potential. To acquire quality education, apart from infrastructure, the teachers play the most fundamental role in guiding students to become future “exemplars.”
Sri Wahyuni, the Vice Principal, Treasurer, and Class V Teacher at SD Teladan Prima 01, is a prime example of an educator who has successfully molded her students into “exemplars” by helping them achieve various accolades. SD Teladan Prima 01 is located in Capuak Village, Talisayan District, Berau Regency, East Kalimantan Province.
(Ceremonies at SD Teladan Prima 01)
In the journey towards academic and personal development, teachers like Sri Wahyuni are instrumental in instilling values, nurturing talents, and imparting knowledge that goes beyond textbooks. Such educators equip students with the tools they need to excel academically and inspire them to become responsible, well-rounded individuals who contribute positively to their communities and society.
Furthermore, Sri conveyed that SD Teladan Prima 01 has achieved the title of General Champion at the District Talisayan National Arts Festival this year. SD Teladan Prima 01 students secured victories in various competitions, including Poetry Reading, Solo Singing, Dayak Dance, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, and Running. With these achievements, Sri announced the joyous news that SD Teladan Prima 01 will represent the Talisayan district in the upcoming Berau Regency competition in March 2024.
On the other hand, Sri emphasized that the students’ accomplishments at SD Teladan Prima 01 came with effort. This 34-year-old woman, who has devoted over nine years to SD Teladan Prima 01, recalled that when she joined in 2014-2015, many students frequently engaged in fights and misbehaved.
However, the solution employed by the SD Teladan Prima 01 teachers was not one of coercion but of embracing the students. According to her, fundamentally, children can be guided towards what is right as long as the reasons and explanations given by the teachers are reasonable.
Not only did the teachers provide understanding, but in 2016, they also made it mandatory for the students to participate in extracurricular activities tailored to each student’s interests every Friday. The goal was to nurture the students’ potential and creativity beyond academics while simultaneously strengthening friendships among students who shared similar hobbies or interests, hoping that conflicts could be minimized.
“The efforts resulted in the achievements that we attained. And most importantly, one of the keys to being a teacher is sincerity. If we are sincere, we will, God willing, give our best. Even though I have three jobs here (at SD Teladan Prima 01), I do them with sincerity because of my love for the children and the school,” said Sri, who also previously served as a Religious Studies teacher at SD Teladan Prima 01 when interviewed by the Corporate Communication team of PT Teladan Prima Agro Tbk (TLDN).
For your information, SD Teladan Prima 01 is one of the schools established by PT Teladan Prima Agro Tbk, specifically under its subsidiary, PT Tanjung Buyu Perkasa Plantation. Moving forward, TLDN remains committed to supporting education in the company’s operational areas so that, in the future, the young generation of East Kalimantan can contribute to their hometown and even the country.