Read Our Stories of Learning at the Alice Smith School
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
Our musicians were delighted to be invited to play at 'The King’s Birthday Party' - the British High Commission's biggest event for decades! For our String ensemble, Brass group and Flute ensemble it was their final external engagement of the year. One of our performing students, Scott (Y13), who is this year's recipient of the BMCC Prize for Music and will be attending the..read more
In today's fast-paced world, where technology often dominates our lives, it is essential to create spaces where young children can reconnect with nature and learn through hands-on experiences. At the Alice Smith School, our commitment to holistic education encourages learning both indoors and outdoors in our Reception Early Years setting. In this blog post, we will explore the..read more
The outdoor provision at Alice Smith provides children with a range of opportunities to explore the natural world, follow their interests and challenge them to take risks within their play. However, despite the children in early years thoroughly enjoying their outdoor area, the educators within the setting noticed that many of the children were using the outdoor space as a..read more
We recently celebrated our first Foundation Fundraising dinner in three years. It was an uplifting, inspiring student-hosted event, focusing on our community impact on inspiring a better world through the Alice Smith Foundation. In this week’s Secondary Blog, our students and Senior English Prefects, Freida Foong and Aaliya Ibrahim paint a picture of a delightful evening and..read more
We are thrilled to share the exciting developments happening at our JB campus, where waste reduction has become the key focus following our environmental review. Led by our passionate Eco-warriors, we launched a ‘reduce waste with polished plates’ campaign, aiming to significantly decrease the amount of food waste left behind at lunch and break time in the deli.
Please join us in congratulating our new Head Student team for 2023-2024: Jordan, Kieve, Cally and Tahlia. Our Head Students play a pivotal role as ambassadors for the school throughout the entire year of their tenure. Here our new Head Student Team reflect on the process and give us some insight into how they were being appointed.
"The process began with a google form that..read more
On 13th May 2023, 12 of our Years 7 and 8 students participated in the KLJMC Maths Contest held at Garden International School, ably supported by their maths teachers, Mr Welch and Ms Whittington. They competed with a large number of other schools from KL and their performance was exceptional; they made our school proud by securing remarkable positions in their respective..read more
Our Year 4 writers have just completed the most brilliant adventure stories. Their writing unit was packed with learning about so many aspects of writing including story structure, use of pronouns, past progressive verbs and dialogue, as well as subordinating conjunctions, prepositions and adverbials.
The unit began with students investigating story structure by looking at the..read more
This week the winners of the 2023 FOBISIA Monologue Challenge were announced and once again KLASS take home a prize!
Now in its third year, since first organised by EP’s Drama Department during lockdown, the FOBISIA Monologue Challenge invites schools and students from across Asia to submit solo performances for judging. This year’s challenge brought a new twist to..read more
The ‘big idea’ that children in Year 3 have been exploring recently within History is “The Roman Empire and its impact”. Children were encouraged to think as historians and build their learning around the concepts of civilisation, invasion and power.
The students have explored a number of questions including:
- Who were the Romans?
- What was it like to live in Rome?
- When did..
As we draw towards the end of the year, our Director of Sport, Danny Hodnett, takes a moment in this week’s Secondary Blog to celebrate the learning and successes of recent SEASAC events. SEASAC Season 3 competitions saw Alice Smith students compete, once again, against some of the best schools across South East Asia. They performed incredibly well, showcasing their skills and..read more
We are very happy to share with you the news that following last year's success with Emergensea, sisters Sophie and Gabrielle have won the Best Animation award, for the 2nd year running, at the Across Asia Youth Film Festival 2023.Their film 'Lanterns' was also nominated as one of the top 3 finalists for the Best Film 2023 award which was a huge recognition of their..read more
In this week's blog our Head of School Ms. Sian May shares some more about why she feels the new Purpose statementis important to our school's future.
"The world is changing"
"What is not debatable is that we are experiencing the rapid growth and influence of new technologies on all our communities offering new and creative solutions to existing challenges and..read more
A recently updated publication from UNESCO; Why is Early Childhood Care and Education Important?, highlights a range of areas critical to the life success of a child. The period from birth to eight years old is one of remarkable brain development for children and represents a crucial window of opportunity for education. When children are healthy, safe and learning well in..read more
This year students and staff have celebrated the return of the Adventurous Journeys in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award following restrictions in previous years due to the covid pandemic. Our International Award Leader, Iain Lyford, is excited to share with you the adventures of our International Award students in this week’s blog.
Bronze Award (Year 10)
Over the last few weeks our Head of School, Sian May, has been introducing the KLASS Community to our new school Purpose statement. In this week's blog Ms. May answers some of the questions we have about why we should have a purpose statement and what it means for the school going forwards.
What do you think of Alice Smith’s history and standing in the region?
"Alice Smith..read more
On Thursday 20th April, we celebrated UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day at KLASS 📚🌏. Led by our English and Media Faculty and Library team, we embraced the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the world of literature and reading. Our English Department has written this week’s Secondary Blog for you to read more about our day.
It was so wonderful to..
From March 7th till March 14th, our students from Years 3 to 9 eagerly competed in the Education Perfect Global Languages Championships that took place online. 879,449 students from more than 2,500 schools around the world took part and battled tirelessly for one week. A lot of resilience was needed as they answered more than 79,400,000 Languages questions in total over seven..read more