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International Day holds a special place in our hearts at the Alice Smith School, and there's a good reason why we look forward to it each year. It's more than just a day on the calendar; it's a celebration of diversity, unity, and the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our global community.
International Day provides us with a precious opportunity to come together as a..read more
The Alice Smith School is thrilled to announce the launch of our podcast, "Pod on Purpose." This exciting venture delves into the minds of individuals who have dedicated themselves to finding purpose and making a positive impact in their respective fields.
Featuring Sian May, Head of School, and invited guest speakers from diverse backgrounds, "Pod on Purpose" delves into theread more
Mark your calendars! The Foundation Fundraiser is shaping up to be an unforgettable evening of diverse student talent, and you're invited! Get ready to be serenaded, energised, and inspired by our incredibly gifted performers.
Jazz It Up with the Jazz Band
Kick off your evening with a medley of classic and contemporary jazz tunes performed by our talented Jazz Band. From..read more
One of our brightest stars, Ahmed Sheikh, has rocketed to the prestigious halls of Cambridge University, accepted to study Medicine! Brimming with pride, we reflect on Ahmed's journey, a testament to the transformative power of our school and the limitless potential ignited within its walls.
Ahmed's acceptance into Cambridge is a resounding echo of the global power of an..read more
On Thursday 8th February, Alice Smith School Secondary students hosted the first-ever Humanities Quiz Show! The Houses went up against each other to battle it out on cultural and historical trivia spanning the globe. Questions ranged from Psychology and Sociology to Business, Economics, Geography and History, each house fought fiercely for the title. At first, Muir and Fleming..read more
Gong Xi Fa Cai! As the joyous sounds of drums and cymbals echoed through our campuses, the Year of the Dragon kicked off with a vibrant celebration unlike any other! Today, we're turning the spotlight on the awe-inspiring lion dances and stunning costumes that brought our Lunar New Year festivities to life.
Let's start with the legendary lion dances. Dressed in vibrant reds..read more
As your child embarks on Year 11, a crucial milestone approaches: choosing A-Level subjects. This decision can feel daunting, both for them and for you as a parent. But fear not! Your school is here to support you both with two informative events and some helpful advice.
Know Your Navigator: Your child is the explorer in this journey. Encourage them to reflect on their..read more
The Alice Smith School Foundation is excited to announce our yearly fundraiser event, set to take place on Friday, 8th March. This event promises to be an unforgettable evening of delicious food, captivating live performances by our students, and a focus on our mission of transforming lives through education.
We are honoured to welcome His Highness Crown Prince of Selangor,..read more
By Tiffany A (Year 10) - lead singer of SVARGA
Battle of the Bands was a phenomenal and remarkable experience for myself and for all of my band members, to say the least. Besides the Silver award, we left the competition with so much insight, motivation, and inspiration on how to improve our own band.
Sitting there, the passion that the other contestants displayed was..read more
Last weekend saw the KLASS Lions Sports teams in action, competing in a range of sports as part of KLASS Series, FOBISIA and the very prestigious SEASAC competitions. Events took place across schools in Singapore, Thailand and KL as 83 of our boys and girls faced some of the toughest competition from around South East Asia. Enjoy the round up below.
U18 Girls’ Tennis
Jan Dubiel is an independent speaker, consultant, trainer, and author who focuses on Early Years policy, pedagogy, and practice. He is a nationally and internationally recognised specialist in Early Childhood Education.
In 2018, he was named as one of the ten most influential people in British education by the Times Educational Supplement. Jan’s expertise lies in the..read more
An Educational Journey from Thomas Lord Audley School to Alice Smith School
In 2006, at Thomas Lord Audley School in Essex, a unique bond formed between a teacher, Mr Howard, and his student, Canny. Little did they know that years later, they would reunite as colleagues at Alice Smith School in Malaysia.
During the induction week for new staff at Alice Smith School, the..read more
Inspiring the Next Generation: CS JAWS Event Shines Spotlight on Building Diversity & Engagement in Computer Science
The Alice Smith Secondary Campus buzzed with excitement as twenty Computer Science educators from fifteen FOBISIA schools gathered for the recent CS JAWS event. This dynamic platform fostered collaboration and ignited new ideas for captivating young minds with the wonders of Computer Science.
Bridging the Gaps, Igniting Passions
The focus was clear - ensuring a smooth..read more
Our approaches to learning and our curriculum are constantly evolving at the Alice Smith School. They are influenced by research, evidence around effective learning, by what we observe within our students as they learn and also by our collective purpose; spark courageous exploration to inspire a better world.
Additionally, we must consider what the purpose of education is..read more
The Key Stage 2 (KS2) Library Renovation Project has been completed, and the space now boasts a fresh, inviting atmosphere that encourages reading and learning. Last year the KS2 library got a brand new look and we were able to reconfigure the space to create a flexible, comfortable and welcoming environment for our community.
The Library renovation included the following..read more
The Alice Smith School recently concluded its Batik Design Competition, and the winners have been revealed. The competition, which saw the participation of talented students from both the Secondary and Primary campuses, showcased exceptional creativity and artistic prowess. The winning designs, carefully selected by a panel of esteemed judges, including Mr. Szelesi, Head of..read more
We are thrilled to unveil an exciting new chapter for our KLASS Lion’s Supporters and all those who want to show their love for their school.
Purchase one of our new sustainable tumblers and receive a "Free Welcome Coffee Coupon" from Petite Cafe on Campus
A unique coffee-fueled collaboration with our on-campus deli and catering providers, Petite cafe, emphasising our..read more
A Regal Return: Tuanku, His Highness Crown Prince Tengku Amir Shah's Nostalgic Visit To The Alice Smith School
It was a day filled with joy, nostalgia, and heartfelt memories as Tuanku, His Highness Crown Prince of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, graced The Alice Smith School with his presence on Tuesday, 28th November 2023.
Our Secondary Campus shimmered with an air of excitement, anticipation, and pride as the distinguished alumni returned to the..
What comes to mind when you think of University admissions? Usually, people will jump straight to grades, which is, of course, a key component of any application. However, it doesn’t end there, especially in countries such as the US. At Alice Smith School, we are keen that our students know they are more than just their grades.
Every one of our students leave a mark by the..read more
In a dynamic exploration of the intersection between creativity, critical thinking, and music education, the Alice Smith School recently hosted a compelling speaker series event featuring Lisa Tregale, the Director of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. The event, held in collaboration with the school's Music department, drew in parents, students, and educators..read more
In today's dynamic educational landscape, Supporter Merchandise plays a crucial role in fostering school spirit, unity, and community engagement. From trendy apparel to accessories, these products serve as powerful tools for students and parents to showcase their spirit and support for the school. Additionally, students and parents supporters can proudly wear these items to..read more
We are very proud to have partnered with many platforms that are at the forefront of innovation; AI being the most recent one to join the ranks of Higher Education and Careers. Within our fantastic Higher Education and Careers platform, Cialfo, there are two core AI tools, “University Roadmap’ and ‘Sage’, that help us and the students courageously explore what the right-fit..read more
In a powerful and inspiring session on Monday, 6th November, the Honorable Dr Stuart Lawrence visited the Secondary Campus, engaging with students, parents, and teachers in a transformative dialogue.
The latest instalment of the school's 'Conversation With…' speaker series featured Dr Lawrence in conversation on stage, hosted by Stefan Rodic and Sian May, captivating an..read more
We have an exciting December ahead! Camp Beaumont, United Kingdom’s most established multi-activity day camp provider will be back again in December, creating inspiring adventures throughout the school holidays!
With over 50 camps in the UK, and 17 across Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand, Camp Beaumont’s much-loved, confidence-boosting experiences..read more
Toddlers are bundles of energy and it is essential to channel this energy in the right direction. Regular physical activity not only helps toddlers develop their motor skills but also has an overall positive impact on their health and wellbeing. In this blog, we will take a closer look at why physical activity is so important for toddlers, how structured physical activity can..read more
In this week's blog, Lauren in Year 11 is thrilled to share with you her wonderful experience at the recent FOBISIA Senior Drama Festival.
It all started weeks before when my friends and I were excited about what would come. This festival did not disappoint. The festival began on the night we arrived in Brunei, where we had time to bond with the students from JIS, ISB and BSM..read more
We are thrilled to share the incredible news of our students' remarkable achievements in the UKMT Senior Mathematics Competition! Their dedication, passion, and hard work have truly shone bright, bringing home a total of 14 Gold, 16 Silver, and 6 Bronze awards in this prestigious international competition.
This outstanding accomplishment not only reflects the exceptional..read more
In this week's blog Ruth McAteer, one of our Higher Education and Careers Counsellors reflects on the importance of Emotional Intelligence.
"A frequent question I get asked by students is “What effect will AI have on my career path?”. At Alice Smith School, we are keen that students begin to understand the effect of the 4th and impending 5th industrial revolution on the world..read more
Is your child ready for school?
We're currently offering a limited number of taster sessions for 3 year olds so they (and you!) can experience a little of what Preschool life at Alice Smith is like.
Held on a Thursday afternoon between 1pm and 2pm in our Preschool environment, your child will get to spend an hour having fun, exploring the learning facilities and experiencing..read more
Are you ready to jump into the world of poetry? The COBIS Poetry competition is now up and running and we would LOVE for YOU to be part of it!
What is the COBIS Poetry competition?
The COBIS (Council of British International Schools) Poetry Competition is a wonderful opportunity for primary school students to showcase creativity and imagination through the medium of poetry...read more
Calling all Alice Smith School students! Join the KLASS Supporter Batik Design Competition, where your artistic brilliance can shine bright - incredible prizes up for grabs.
Theme: Celebrating Our School
The theme is all about celebrating our school's identity. Create a Batik design that includes elements like landmarks, plants, animals, buildings, our school logo, and our..read more
Calling all young writers and creative minds! It's that time of the year again when the FOBISIA Short Story Competition is back, and we're thrilled to announce the 2023-2024 edition. This year promises to be even more exciting and inspiring as we invite students to showcase their storytelling talents. So, sharpen your pencils and fire up your imaginations because it's time to..read more
Ever since machines started taking over physical labour and the most recent Artificial Intelligence (AI) arms race rumoured to be capable of taking over the world, global educators have been researching how AI affects our children’s development and their future careers. There is one thing that AI lacks which is ‘emotional intelligence’, and this skill, as well as resilience,..read more
Globally over the last few years there has been a number of occasions when our children have been forced to miss school or move to online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic or more local issues such as poor air quality or unusual weather patterns. These instances are unavoidable, and beyond our control as parents, but it has produced a number of findings that illustrate why..read more
Congratulations to Harry Ho, who graduated in the summer, on winning this prestigious competition with his photo series 'One last dance.. (1952 - 2022)'. If you attended the AD@PT show last summer you may remember seeing this work on display as part of Harry's final Photography A Level submission.
Harry told us more about his success;
"This journey has been particularly..read more
The KL Coding Cup is back again! It was held at The Alice Smith School on 23rd September. The 4-hour event was led by Eugene and Jeremy. The aim of the event was to give young talented coders from KL the chance to compete and showcase their talents. The competition saw an impressive turnout of 150 participants ranging from Years 7 to 13 coming from 5 different International..read more
Young learners today experience lots of competing expectations and excelling in their studies ranks very high on the list. Not only can they feel pressure from themselves but most perceive pressures from parents, teachers and peers. How do we help them flourish and achieve individual resilience through purpose?
We had the pleasure of having Natalie Chan for our May edition of..read more
We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Primary Campus Eco Club, we have been awarded the prestigious Eco Schools Bronze Award ! It is a fantastic achievement that highlights our commitment to making our school more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Students have undertaken numerous tasks that have..read more
Global educators are emphasising the importance and benefits of multilingualism and translanguaging for young learners throughout their education journey. How does this benefit your child in their further education and their future careers? How can it contribute towards resilience in our children and prepare them to be efficient communicators in the future?
We had the..read more
Are you looking for an exciting fall camp experience for your children? Look no further than Camp Beaumont! As the United Kingdom's most established multi-activity camp provider, Camp Beaumont will be running their fall programmes at the Primary Campus this October mid-term break.
Camp Beaumont's programmes are developed with industry experts to encourage young people to get..read more
Moving to a new country and mastering a new language isn’t easy for everyone. As an expat in Malaysia, it’s handy to know some useful Malay phrases to help you not only feel and become part of the community but also to interact with the local residents.
Learning Malay and understanding the culture takes time but to get you started, settle in and politely converse with the..read more
In the first five years, a child’s brain develops rapidly from a quarter size of an adult brain at birth to around 80% of an adult brain by the age of 3, and then almost 90% of an adult brain by the age of 5. Brain connections start to develop from birth through their experience and interactions and by using their senses to learn about the world around them.
Despite the fact..read more
Our school has embarked on an environmental sustainability journey since last year with various exciting developments happening at both campuses as shared in this article here.
In order to further support the great work done by our students, The Alice Smith School Foundation purchased a plastic upcycling machine last March, working in partnership with The Sea Monkey Project ..read more
As we begin our new school year together, we would like to celebrate the success of our KLASS 2022-23 (I)GCSE and A Level students who recently received their final results.
Please join us in congratulating our current Year 12 students, who received their (I)GCSE results last week. We are incredibly proud of their achievements and how they navigated their two-year programme..read more
The stunning capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is well known for its iconic landmarks, rich history and friendly people. It is also an amazing place to raise your family. But if you’re new to the city or just haven’t had the time to go exploring, we have a selection of excellent places to go and activities to do with children.
Some are adventurous, some are educational and..read more
Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s capital city that combines the heady mix of famous landmarks, iconic skyscrapers, tourist attractions, locals’ favourites and historical sights. The largest city of this fascinating country – home to around 2 million people – is known for its fascinating and colourful culture as well as being rich in its natural reserves.
Image source:..read more
The number of international schools offering education to students of all ages around the world, like the Alice Smith School in Malaysia, is constantly growing. They are an important part of an expat community and families in many countries.
But if you’ve not heard of international schools and you don’t know how they work, here is our beginner’s guide to international..read more
Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their parents. It can be a daunting time, too. Chat with your child about starting school. What do they think it will be like? What are they most looking forward to? Is there anything they’re unsure or worried about? Be sure to listen to their concerns and help them to overcome them.
Here are a few ways parents can..read more
The Year 6 Challenge Award ended with a bang last week as our Year 6 students invited all members of our community to engage in the business expo.
The challenge award brings another dimension to children’s learning in Year 6 and allows students to engage in a number of growth opportunities which include work experience, fundraising, raising awareness and learning new skills.read more
It gives me pleasure to hand this week’s Secondary Blog to our Assistant Head of Department for English, Ms Anna Phillips, who has overseen yet another fantastic Year 9 Macbeth Monologue Competition. By the pricking of my thumbs, something fabulous this way comes….
Once again Year 9 students have surpassed our expectations - and we were already expecting a lot! Every year we..read more