Read Our Stories of Learning at the Alice Smith School
Futurescope was born in the 2016/17 academic year. The brainchild of Jake Lynn, who at the time was Head of Media Studies at Alice Smith, Futurescope was initially a teaching and learning project wherein students from Years 10-13 volunteered to research, prepare and deliver a TED-style talk of around ten minutes on a topic of their choice.Although staff were available for..read more
At Alice Smith School we welcome students from over 40 different nationalities and enjoy celebrating many festivals often through our shared love of food! National and special days give us opportunities to come together and experience a small part of each other's cultures - with the support of our wonderful kitchen teams!
With the extension of the MCO we now know we won't be..read more
In this week's blog our Head of Libraries, Rob George, looks at the how Alice Smith School library has responded to the challenges of the pandemic.
"Like all aspects of educational provision the school library has not been spared from significant challenges as Covid 19 forced a rapid transition to virtual learning. We pride ourselves on having an amazing library that..read more
Every year the KLASS PTA makes significant contributions to our school and we are fortunate to benefit greatly from their voluntary efforts. The PTA is parent led and they play a key role in supporting the school in a number of ways.
In particular, the PTA:
- Provides a positive welcoming climate for all parents and new families on their arrival to the school;
- Builds our school..
The world is changing rapidly and many jobs of the 20th Century will not exist by 2025 and the remaining industries will see massive changes according to a Gartner Report. New positions, that didn't exist at the turn of the century have taken over as the most lucrative jobs in the world. Such changes have direct impacts on the future jobs of graduates, no matter which industry..read more
During the MCO our KLASS MEDS team has been arranging on line sessions for our aspiring doctors and life scientists. During January they have heard from three great doctors who have talked passionately about their careers in medicine and particular specialties.
In the first week of term we welcomed Dr. Ryan Ponnudurai of Prince Court Hospital (PCH), who spoke to our KS4 and 5..read more
Thinking of studying in France? In this week's blog we talk to Guillaume and Hugo who both picked French institutions for their degree studies.
Hugo Bellemin / KLASS of 2020
Degree: Bachelor in Cinematography
University: ESRA, France
Guillaume Pans / KLASS of 2015
Degree: Masters of European Affairsread more
With so many different nationalities in school we are very lucky to be able to celebrate a huge variety of national days. Term 2 is usually a busy time for the kitchens, as we celebrate our truly international and multicultural student population with not one but five national days!
And while we can't be together on the first of these, Australia Day which falls on Tuesday 26th..read more
Each year Alice Smith Students progress to Universities and Colleges around the world. They are able to do this with the support and guidance from our dedicated Higher Educated Counselling team. In this blog we talk to Francis who chose Japan as her higher education study destination.
Francis Therese Calalang / KLASS of 2015
Degree: B.A. EconomicsUniversity: School of..read more
In times of social distancing how can a subject like Drama survive? In an online world how can Drama not just survive, but thrive? Our Head of Creative Arts, Holly Sullivan reflects on these questions in this week's blog.
The impact of the global pandemic on education has of course been unprecedented in its scope and exceptionally challenging in the issues it has produced...read more
Each year Alice Smith Students progress to Universities and Colleges around the world. They are able to do this with the support and guidance from our dedicated Higher Educated Counselling team. In this blog we talk to Aaryaman who chose New Zealand as his higher education study destination.
Aaryaman Desai / KLASS of 2018
Degree: Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering..read more
In many ways 2020 will be a year we’d all rather forget but we are reminded that ‘Events are neither good or bad - it’s our evaluations that make them so’ (Ellen Langer, Professor Of Psychology at Harvard University) and at Alice Smith we have had a lot to celebrate this year! Here are some of our highlights.
We began the year with a shortlisted entry in the..read more
During these challenging times of COVID-19, the livelihood of many people especially the B40 group are affected. The B40 community comprises of Malaysian citizens in the bottom 40% household income range, also known as the B40 group. Their only meal today could be their last. Every empty plate, every empty kitchen, can be filled up because of you.read more
This week, in the run up to Christmas festivities, the Drama and English departments at EP have been showing students The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington, by UK theatre company The Sleeping Trees.
The show is a traditional British pantomime - with a difference! It was completely created, performed and filmed at home.
With Covid numbers rising in the UK, a live pantomime was..read more
Each year Alice Smith Students progress to Universities and Colleges around the world. They are able to do this with the support and guidance from our dedicated Higher Educated Counselling team. In this blog we talk to Raphaelle and Ethan who chose Canada as their study higher education study destination.
Raphaelle Tseng, KLASS of 2017
Degree: Mathematics and Computer Scienceread more
Lots of our KLASS Community have been taking part in our CMCO virtual enrichment activities; maybe you have helped your house 'Race across Malaysia', have relaxed making 'Eco-Friendly Christmas Crafts' or perhaps you have been showing off your ball skills in one of the Basketball challenges?
One of our favourites at the blog is always the baking challenges! This year our DT..read more
Each year Alice Smith Students progress to Universities and Colleges around the world. They are able to do this with the support and guidance from our dedicated Higher Educated Counselling team. In this new blog series our Alumni reflect on their experience of applying and studying in countries around the world. First to share their experiences are Alan, Maddison and Nikita.read more
Congratulations to our SNaPS (Sunway National Poetry Slam) finalists, Aaliya who placed 2nd in the Junior category, and Anandita who placed 1st for Senior. Here they tell us about the competition and their experience.
"The Sunway National Poetry Slam (SNaPS) 2020 was evidence that creative expression will persevere even in the face of a pandemic. With the theme “Voices Of..read more
Virtual Reality: The positive and lasting impact of online learning on University engagement
An important part of the Higher Education programme at Alice Smith School is the connections that we have with various top universities across the globe. In 'normal' times our students are lucky to be able to meet senior academics and other university representatives during their..read more
UPDATE Jan 2021: We are delighted to have won the Inclusion category at the International School Awards 2021 with our initiative, 'KLASS Student-Support Programme: empowering students to lead on in-class support'. Congratulations to our Personalised Learning Faculty for the recognition of their great work!
We're so honoured to announce that we have been..read more
Every year our secondary students organise a whole week of activities focusing on improving our physical and mental wellbeing. With our campus still closed and online lessons replacing our usual face to face activities this year they have provided us with some great facts and quizzes and supported by our catering team from Delischool who have suggested some recipes to try.
In our previous blog post we talked about how Alice Smith teachers are still continuing to collaborate and develop professionally through our TeachMeets. e-JAWS (Job Alike Workshops) take this a step further and are networking events where colleagues from FOBISIA Member Schools can gather virtually to share good practice and co-construct new knowledge across Asia.
Here our..read more
Students have recently been working on their entries for the FOBISIA Photography Festival, an online competition in which students have been asked to respond to the theme "Building Bridges'.
Conceptualised around Internationalism, Building Bridges is an online Art festival using Photography and digital manipulation media for students from Key Stage 2-5 to visually express..read more
Even during these uncertain times and during online learning, our teachers are still continuing to collaborate and develop professionally. Ensuring they maintain the highest levels of professional practice to deliver the best learning and teaching experience for our students.
A TeachMeet is an informal gathering of teachers where we share good practice, innovation and..read more
While we all continue to deal with the uncertainty that the current situation brings Dan, our Primary Counsellor, returns to the blog with some thoughts on restlessness and worry.
Restlessness and worry are especially prevalent in modernity and in so-called ‘developed’ countries. We feel the urge to fill our time with endless distractions or achievements and are driven to a..read more
During the summer break Ms Cooper heard from Alumna Jun Yi, who graduated in 2018. Jun Yi progressed to Nottingham Trent University to study Graphic Design and wrote to share her recent success in the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Student Assessment scheme and how she attributed part of success to her study of A Level Literature.
"A few months ago, I..
Things were just beginning to feel like 'normal'. We had been back in school since the beginning of term and our community had successfully adjusted to the SOPs required to stay safe and healthy. Facemasks, hand washing and physical distancing had become part of our everyday, our 'normal'. However the rise in Covid-19 cases locally means that all schools in Selangor and the..read more
Our musicians throughout the school continue to delight and amaze us and it is wonderful to hear and see them at work! All students, from Preschool to Year 9 have specialist music lessons each week and we offer music at both GCSE and A Level. Here we hear from James, one of our current music A Level students, about his composition work.
"This photo highlights a major..read more
For many students and parents, A Levels can appear to be something of a daunting prospect, yet the truth is they can be a far more flexible and accessible qualification than they may first appear. It may also seem that at a school which produces so many students that get very high grades and go to top universities, that this is where our key support for students is mostly..read more
We're getting used to a lot of new ways of doing things at school and one that now needs a weekly reminder is to order your school meals before midnight on Sunday.
Working within the guidance and SOPs from the Ministry of Health, our provider “Delischool” has developed a 'bento' box style meal with two delicious meal options to choose from everyday all in a recyclable..read more
Our Year 5's are excited to receive their new Chromebooks this week! They are the first year group to benefit from the change as the Primary campus transitions to Chromebooks from iPads over the next two years. This change combines the very best features of a traditional laptop and an iPad into one device. Starting this term, the incoming Year 5 students have received ..read more
Alice Smith's Drama Department is delighted to invite the FOBISIA community to join us virtually for this exciting new event in the FOBISIA Drama calendar. The Monologue Challenge is an opportunity for our school communities to share solo work and offer a platform for dramatic performance. We recognise how the recent lockdown and social distancing measures have afforded many..read more
While there is no official definition for what qualifies as a Tier 1 school, the international community has agreed that certain qualities can earn a school this classification.
These qualities include:
- An internationally recognised curriculum
- Ease of transfer between schools
- High quality teachers and staff
- Impressive academic results and post-secondary destinations
Congratulations to our 23 Teaching Assistants at the Primary School who have successfully completed the COBIS Diploma for International Teaching Assistants (DITA) and to our Lead Teaching Assistant, Jennifer, who successfully completed the COBIS Diploma for International Lead Teaching Assistants (DILTA).
In a wonderful, physically distanced, graduation event in the main hall..read more
Ever wonder when will your next meal be? Food is a basic human need but yet some are deprived of it. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on nearly every aspect of our lives, especially the B40 community (the bottom 40% of Malaysian income earners) and homeless who are badly affected.
To support those in need and encourage giving among the community through its..read more
At Alice Smith, we not only focus on providing our students with a world-class education that will help them progress to any university around the world, we also value our responsibility in shaping them into being well-rounded learners.
Helping students develop into resilient and self-assured individuals, not only allows them to learn better, it also paves the way to a..read more
During a 'normal' term we are delighted to offer parents a wide range of workshops to help support their role at home as well as our role at school. These workshops run most weeks during 'normal' term time and cover a wide range of subjects.
Some workshops will be age and year group specific, such 'Transition Meetings' for Year 6 parents or 'Early Reading' for Reception..read more
At Alice Smith, we pride ourselves on being regarded as a Tier 1 international school, and we ensure every decision we make is to the benefit of our students and their families.
In our school, your children will learn essential knowledge, discover new talents through extra-curricular activities and develop the necessary characteristics to become well-rounded adults.
UPDATED 24th August: This article has been updated with our latest results following the changes announced by the UK government to allow teachers assessed grades to be awarded where it was higjer than the grade previously achieved.
We are very pleased to share with you the news that 92% of our A Level students have already confirmed offers from their first choice universities..read more
A goal of any parent is to provide their children with all the opportunities that will help them reach their full potential.
Everything about a Tier 1 school should be designed to put student success first, taking away any worries or concerns a parent may have in regards to their children's futures.
At Alice Smith, we take great pride in what we do by setting your children..read more
It may be the summer holidays but we are still very excited to hear the news that Rebecca (Year 10) has been awarded 2nd place in the Humanities category of the Academic Exploration Competition held by the Oxbridge Society of Malaysia.
The competition, which was open to students up to Year 13, was held over six weeks in April and May and students had to write an essay of..read more
The dream of a Malaysian student to pursue Chemical Engineering tertiary studies in the elite Pembroke College, University of Cambridge is now possible! Zhi Yan Lee, a current Alice Smith scholar in Year 13 is the first proud recipient of the Alice Smith School Foundation Tertiary Study Grant.
Launched in November 2018, the Alice Smith School Foundation was established to..read more
What is Sociology?
Sociology is a wide-ranging field that encompasses many aspects of society and develops students' awareness of the world around them. It is the study of society, people and their behaviour. Sociologists examine theories of society, look at evidence and collect research to establish whether theories are correct. We also hope to use this research practically..read more
The Student Support Programme (SSP) is a scheme that allows our older students to help other students in their academic studies and it has continued and developed even during virtual learning. The 'regular' scheme involves volunteers from Year 12 and 13 offering support to students in the lower year groups in a subject of their choice. These choices are then matched with..read more
Held annually in July on Mrs Alice Fairfield-Smith’s birthday, Founder’s Day is a very special occasion for the community to learn about the unique story of how the school began, and reflect on the legacy and success as one of the oldest and most respected international schools in the Asian region.
To commemorate the birthday of our founder, July 4th, the school adopted a..read more
On 2nd July 2020, we saw the tragic loss of our beloved colleague, with the sudden passing of Shamirah Nurhaida Low Binti Abdullah. Mostly known to her colleagues and the school community lovingly as 'Mira', she joined The Alice Smith School almost a decade ago on 21st December 2010.
Mira made significant contributions to our school through her utmost dedication and..read more
Grade Placement in an International School: How We Help Each Child Transition Between Key Stages in Their Learning
Any change in a child’s life can be a source of stress and anxiety, especially when it relates to their education.
At Alice Smith, we do everything we can to limit any strain caused by moving from one key stage to the next, sometimes known as grade placement transitioning. This is particularly important when your child moves from our primary campus to the secondary campus..read more
With nearly 50 different nationalities in school we are very lucky to be able to celebrate many national days. The last of our National Days for this academic year would have been held on 1st July, to celebrate Bastille Day of France.
Bastille Day or La Fete Nationale is celebrated on the 14th July each year, to commemorate the storming of the Bastille, a Parisian prison in..read more