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Primary Weekly Highlight: Year 6 Challenge New Skill Presentations Primary Weekly Highlight: Year 6 Challenge New Skill Presentations

From trampolining to Chinese calligraphy, ice-skating to cooking with eggs, self-defence to coding, the skills demonstrated by our Year 6 Challenge students in their recent New Skill presentations were many and varied.

 

The Year 6 Challenge is often compared to a junior version of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. It is a demanding yet enjoyable series of..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: The COBIS Poetry Competition Secondary Weekly Highlight: The COBIS Poetry Competition

Our students have dazzled us again this year with 40 of them submitting poems to the English department for the COBIS Poetry Competition which is a brilliant opportunity for them to express their thoughts and feelings, hone their skills and showcase their talent. In this week’s Secondary Blog, Assistant Head of Department for English, Anna Phillips, introduces and shares poems..

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Camp Beaumont is back at Alice Smith! Camp Beaumont is back at Alice Smith!

Camp Beaumont, the United Kingdom’s most established multi-activity day camp provider are back again in Kuala Lumpur, creating inspiring adventures throughout the school holidays at the Alice Smith School. With over 50 camps in the UK, and 11 across Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, Camp Beaumont’s much-loved, confidence-boosting experiences encourage 3 to 11 year..

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Building for the Future - the KLASS Hub Building for the Future - the KLASS Hub

If you have visited the Secondary Campus this term, you will have noticed a startling change: the canteen is no more, we have several new food and beverage outlets and there is a very distinctive green hoarding snaking its way through the campus. The KLASS Hub is well and truly underway. In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Vice Principal for Community and Enrichment, Stefan..

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Primary Weekly Highlight: Year 6 Challenge Award Primary Weekly Highlight: Year 6 Challenge Award

Yet again our Year 6 students have demonstrated their amazing spirit and kindness within our Year 6 Challenge Award.

This week I was incredibly impressed reading the poster displays they have made to showcase their community projects. Some students dedicated time to a community project of their choice whilst other students chose to raise awareness of a local charity or..

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Adventures in the Wilderness Adventures in the Wilderness

In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Enrichment Leader, David Morris, gives us an insider’s view of the recent Silver Duke of Edinburgh International Award practice expedition. During the expedition, our Year 11 students were tested by weather, terrain and exertion, overcoming each of these by drawing on their resilience and some serious Alice Smith team spirit! Over to you, Mr..

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Alice Smith School Wins International Marketing Award Alice Smith School Wins International Marketing Award

We are delighted to announce that Alice Smith School won a Bronze at the InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award for our Inbound Marketing Social Media campaign entry.

 

The Brilliance Awards is the only international competition that recognises excellence in private and independent school marketing and communications. The Awards are sponsored by InspirED School Marketers,..

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Eight Ways To Help Your Child Revise Eight Ways To Help Your Child Revise

Exam season can be stressful and nerve-wracking for children and for their parents. You might find yourself struggling to help your child through their exams, or feel like you could be doing more to help. Here are some tips on how you can better support your child through their exams and help them with their revision.

  1. Give them a dedicated study space at home A dedicated..
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Congratulations! Our First International Philanthropy Award Congratulations! Our First International Philanthropy Award

The Alice Smith School Foundation wrapped up the year on a high note with the CASE Circle of Excellence Award, having won a Bronze Award in the category of targeted campaigns and appeals (COVID-related) for the #BuildKindness - Support the Urban Poor fundraising campaign, benefitting Kechara Soup Kitchen Malaysia. Alice Smith is the only school to receive recognition in this..

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🎄Looking for something to do this festive break? 🎄Looking for something to do this festive break?

As the end of term arrives on Friday we are thinking about the holidays! We asked our Parent Ambassadors what they will be up to. Now the MCOs are a distance memory and travel is freely available many are taking the opportunity to visit places near and far, with our Parent Ambassadors heading to the UK, Dubai and more locally Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Cambodia. Safe..

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Discover The Future Careers Fair Discover The Future Careers Fair

We are excited to announce that The Alice Smith School is an official sponsor of Millie’s Spring 2023 “Discover The Future Careers Fair”. Millie has been supporting Alice Smith over the past few years, and as we began a partnership this summer we are proud to join them for this event next year. 

About the event

Millie’s Spring 2023 “Discover The Future Careers Fair” is an..

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Parent Workshop with Early Years Expert, Jan Dubiel Parent Workshop with Early Years Expert, Jan Dubiel

Our parent workshops are designed to help support your role at home as well as our role at school and we are delighted to share with you our next exciting Parent Workshop with Early Years Expert, Jan Dubiel.

Guest: Jan DubielTheme: Learning in the Early Years

Date: Wednesday, 11th January 2023Time: 8am - 9amVenue: Primary Campus School Hall, Jalan Bellamy

Save the date and..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: SEASAC Football and Volleyball Secondary Weekly Highlight: SEASAC Football and Volleyball

Over the last few weeks, the PE and Sports team have returned to action in the very prestigious SEASAC competitions. Competing in separate football and volleyball competitions, 46 of our Under 18 boys and girls travelled to Singapore in early November to face some of the toughest competition from around South East Asia. In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Head of Sport, Warren..

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Primary Weekly Highlight: Amazing Term of Music Primary Weekly Highlight: Amazing Term of Music

Music Moments

We have had the most amazing term of Music Moments culminating today with incredible performances from our Year 1 children. Students have had the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience of their fellow performers, children from across their year group as well as their parents.

For some of our students, this has been the first time they have ever..

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Early Years: Alice & Smith - Benefits of Learning Music Early Years: Alice & Smith - Benefits of Learning Music

Did you know that music is one of the few activities that uses both the logical and creative sides of the brain? Music has the ability to strengthen the connection between the body and brain to work together as a team.

Music and movement comes naturally to children of all ages. Even infants will bounce, sway, smile or wave their hands along to their favourite tunes. It is..

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The 'Is it Cake?' House Challenge  🍰🎂 The 'Is it Cake?' House Challenge  🍰🎂

One of the many great activities to choose from on House Day last week was a new event, the 'Is it cake?' edible sculpture challenge! 🍰🎂 Representatives from our four Houses, Scott, Fleming, Muir and Fairfield were challenged with this simple project brief: Create an edible sculpture of everyday objects.

They had to 

  1. Produce a sculpture of a man-made object or food based..
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Primary Weekly Highlight: Learning Displays Primary Weekly Highlight: Learning Displays

The Reggio Emilia approach suggests there are three teachers involved in the child’s learning; the teacher, their parents and the learning environment. Often the learning environment is referred to as the third teacher. The work of Helen Street also emphasises the importance of the physical and social environment in supporting wellbeing. Here at JB we are very intentional..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: Make-Up Artists-in-Residence at EP Secondary Weekly Highlight: Make-Up Artists-in-Residence at EP

In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Head of Creative and Expressive Arts, Holly Sullivan, takes us into the world of make-up artistry and shares how our students are increasingly stepping into this highly technical and creative field.

Make-up artistry has seen a massive growth in interest in recent years. Through the explosion of transformation videos on social media and the..

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Primary Weekly Highlight: The Boy at the Back of the Class Primary Weekly Highlight: The Boy at the Back of the Class

One of the major highlights recently within our reading curriculum has been a core text with a very relatable theme. Our Year 4 students and teachers have been reading the novel ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’.

The Boy at the Back of the Class is the story of a group of classmates who, through their empathy and bravery, make a massive impact on Ahmet, a boy who has come to..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: In Celebration of the Humanities Secondary Weekly Highlight: In Celebration of the Humanities

In this week’s Secondary Blog, our two Senior Humanities Prefects, Zi Xuan Lee and Bhargav Ghantala, describe the events and rationale behind our recent Humanities Week. Both are passionate in championing the importance of studying the Humanities.

This year’s Humanities Week was a great success; we saw students from every year group show their passion for the Humanities and..

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A Conversation with ... David Bott A Conversation with ... David Bott

The latest guest in our “A Conversation with” series will be David Bott, an author and expert in applied wellbeing science. Our Head of School, Sian May, will be talking with David on Tuesday 6th December and we invite you to join in the conversation. This session will focus on the 5 psychological needs of our children and how we can meet these needs to have the greatest..

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Primary Weekly Highlight: We are Scientists! Primary Weekly Highlight: We are Scientists!

In Year 3, the students have been working hard as scientists this term. The children started the year learning about rocks and more recently have moved on to a biology focus studying animals including humans. The first lesson taught the children that humans are not plants because we cannot make our own food! The children were then fascinated to learn that humans are animals..

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🎉 Congratulations to our Outstanding Learners! 🎉 Congratulations to our Outstanding Learners!

🎉🙌 Congratulations to our students who have received Pearsons Outstanding Learners Awards for their achievements in last year's A Level and (I)GCSE examinations. We would like to congratulate;

Highest Mark in the World:

Eugene: (I)GCSE Mathematics. Mr. Philip Welch, Head of Mathematics and Computing Faculty said, "Eugene is an incredibly able mathematician, who excels with..

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Primary Weekly Highlight: The Beauty of Poetry in Year 4 Primary Weekly Highlight: The Beauty of Poetry in Year 4

Learning about poetry has so many benefits. Firstly it widens children’s reading horizons. It also gives them an opportunity to explore vocabulary and language, encourages them to create and can inspire them to write. The creativity gives our students space to experiment with words and performing poetry allows them to learn about voice, pitch and volume.

Recently our Year 4..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: Maths Marvels! Secondary Weekly Highlight: Maths Marvels!

Welcome to this week’s Secondary KLASS Blog, in which our Head of Faculty for Maths and Computing, Phil Welch, shares with us what has been happening in the world of competitive Mathematics for our EP students this term. 

Congratulations to all those students who took part in this year’s United Kingdom Senior Maths Challenge. The competition involved our students being set..

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First ever KL coding cup win for Alice Smith! First ever KL coding cup win for Alice Smith!

On the 5th of November 2022, Alice Smith, Sri KDU, Garden International School (GIS) and Help International School participated in the KL Coding Cup hosted at GIS and Alice Smith came first place! In today's article our CS Prefects, Eugene & Jeremy, tell us more.Out of the 3 KLASS student teams, one team won first place and another team came second, placing Alice Smith in..

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A Conversation with... Prakash Ravindran, Clinical Psychologist A Conversation with... Prakash Ravindran, Clinical Psychologist

Following our first event when we hosted Dr Gerard Calnin, we have invited Prakash Ravindran, a Clinical Psychologist from Kuala Lumpur to join our next parent conversation. Prakash leads Oasis Place’s Social Thinking and Malaysia Day Camp and also plans and facilitates social communication sessions across age groups. Prakash is registered with the Malaysia Society of Clinical..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: Remembrance Day Secondary Weekly Highlight: Remembrance Day

As Remembrance Day approaches on Friday November 11th, many people around the world will wear a poppy as a symbol of remembrance and hope. Should you wish to wear a poppy, then you will find them in Reception, together with the accompanying charity donation box.

The poppy is a well-known and well-established symbol, one that carries a wealth of history and meaning with it...

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Primary Weekly Highlight: Learning About Food and Nutrition Primary Weekly Highlight: Learning About Food and Nutrition

This term in Years 5 and 6, students have been learning about food and nutrition and have really enjoyed it! They have been exploring nutrition as well as foods and diets from different cultures. They have learned new culinary skills and techniques and whilst applying them have been evaluating, modifying and improving their work.

Year 5 students are currently in the midst of..

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Early Years: Alice & Smith Develop Skills Through Juicing Early Years: Alice & Smith Develop Skills Through Juicing

Who doesn’t love a freshly squeezed glass of juice to cool down? This is a great activity to do with your child who will get so much more from it than a healthy refreshing juice.

When you get the fruit and juicer out, ask your child 'What do you think we are going to do?' and 'What could we do?'. This questioning will develop your child’s communication and language skills...

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Primary Weekly Highlight: Deepavali Celebration Day Primary Weekly Highlight: Deepavali Celebration Day

We had a wonderful final day of half term at JB today as we celebrated Deepavali. Children and staff brought so much vibrancy and colour to our day by wearing their traditional Deepavali outfits. 

In class children learned about the history behind Deepavali and were introduced to some Deepavali traditions. Children explored the symbolism of the spiritual victory of light over..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: Setting the Standard for Sustainability Secondary Weekly Highlight: Setting the Standard for Sustainability

In this week’s Secondary Blog, EP Senior Community Prefect, Keith Poon shares some fantastic and ‘hot off the press’ news with you regarding our Eco Schools status. He has also taken the opportunity to spread the word about the great sustainability steps that we are making at EP.

So far this term, students have been doing a variety of things to promote and practice..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: Future Doctors: KLASS Medics at EP Secondary Weekly Highlight: Future Doctors: KLASS Medics at EP

A career in medicine is both an exciting and a daunting prospect. In a competitive and demanding field, how can our young people prepare themselves for the training required, as well as the application process to enter programmes of study? In this week’s Secondary Blog, biologist and Vice Principal for Our Staff, Nicola Howard, shares insights into the valuable forum created..

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Primary Weekly Highlight: ECAs and Sports in Full Flow Primary Weekly Highlight: ECAs and Sports in Full Flow

Amongst the many joyous happenings at JB, this term has been the return of a full and comprehensive ECA and Sports programme. Not only have we re-established a fantastic programme but we have actually enhanced it to levels beyond where it was pre-pandemic.

Our students are thriving in a wealth of opportunities across a wide range of activities throughout our campus before and..

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Our Very First Science Fair!🔬 Our Very First Science Fair!🔬

We're really excited to hear we are going to be holding our first ever KLASS Science Fair! Over to Helen, one of our Year 11 Science Prefects to tell us more...

"On the 28th of February 2023, Alice Smith will be holding our very first science fair in which students are qualified to participate and present their own research topic which may include the following subjects:..

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Primary Weekly Highlight: Year 6 Student Leaders Primary Weekly Highlight: Year 6 Student Leaders

“Having spent 7 years at Alice Smith (JB,) I would like to contribute back to the school community and being a House Leader is one good way to do so.” Nate, Year 6.

We believe that our students need to experience responsibility in order to help them play an active role as good citizens. This term, our Year 6 students had the opportunity to apply for a student leadership..

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Leading on Leadership: The Changing Shape of Student Leadership at EP Leading on Leadership: The Changing Shape of Student Leadership at EP

Last Friday, over 100 student leaders across all year groups gathered together to share their learning, passion and experience around leadership. In doing so, their conversations and activities were led by their leadership peers - our Head Students and Senior Prefects. This spiral of vertical learning, modelling and creating demonstrated during this day sits at the heart of..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: Sport for All Secondary Weekly Highlight: Sport for All

Following last week’s deep dive into the world of Drama at KLASS, including the team’s recent shortlisting in this year’s International School Awards, we shift our focus this week to our PE and Sport Department. Our Director of Sport, Danny Hodnett, has pulled together a snapshot of the diverse and rich programme in place for our students this year, including some event..

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Primary Weekly Highlight: Outdoor Learning Primary Weekly Highlight: Outdoor Learning

There are seven areas of learning within the Early Years, three of which are called Prime Areas. These are communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. Here at JB, our commitment to learning through play is very much influenced by how important these prime areas are and the vital role that play has in developing them in each..

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The University Journey - An Insightful Alumni Sharing The University Journey - An Insightful Alumni Sharing

We welcome guest writer Zhongyi Ho from Year 13 to tell us more about the KLASSics Alumni Sharing event last week.

"It is always exciting for alumni to visit and share their experiences - and this first KLASSics Konfidential sharing session with Zhi Yan, Lee and Valerie Ho is no exception. Zhi Yan, Lee (KLASS 2018-2020) is a third year BA Chemical Engineering via Natural..

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Early Years: Alice & Smith Early Years PE Lessons Early Years: Alice & Smith Early Years PE Lessons

The Physical Education (PE) department is passionate and dedicated to our provision for Early Years children and feel that your child’s experiences in their PE lessons build the foundations for happy, healthy and active lives. We deliver a programme which has been carefully considered for our Alice Smith students using Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS).

 

Your child will..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: A Dramatic Start to the Year! Secondary Weekly Highlight: A Dramatic Start to the Year!

It really has been an extraordinary three weeks for our EP Drama Department. Embracing the freedom of movement and interaction provided by the removal of Covid SOPs, our students have been involved in the auditions and casting for this year’s EP Production - The Wizard of Oz, and they have immersed themselves in the 3-day devised theatre residency led by the..

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Primary Weekly Highlights: Our Multilingual Learners Primary Weekly Highlights: Our Multilingual Learners

Diversity is a major strength of our school community and can be seen in so many different ways. One of these is the range of languages spoken by parents, students and staff. At JB we feel fortunate to have so many multilingual members of our community and in particular our aim is to nurture our multilingual students.

Hamish Chalmers, a leading researcher in the field of..

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A Conversation with... A Conversation with...

Throughout the term our Head of School, Ms. Sian May, hosts 'A Conversation with..’ where she talks with a network of experts on a range of topics. These sessions are aimed to educate parents, and the wider KLASS community, on the opportunities and challenges young people, educators and schools face today and in the future.

The first session on the theme of Highly Effective..

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Inspiring Day With Swimming Sensation, Ben Proud Inspiring Day With Swimming Sensation, Ben Proud

What a privilege to host alumnus Ben Proud on campus! Ben was a student from Reception to Year 11 when he left to pursue a career in elite swimming. Since then, Ben has gone on to win 3 x World gold medals, 5 x European gold medals and recently 5 x Commonwealth gold medals. Here's a recap of our amazing day at both campuses.

 
Primary Campus

Today was the most amazing day..

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Free Preschool Taster Sessions Free Preschool Taster Sessions

Is your child 3 years old? Are you curious about how Preschool could help their development? At Alice Smith Preschool your child will learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outdoors. Learning is fun!

But don't take our word for it! We are currently able to offer free taster sessions for three..

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Celebrating our diversity! Brazil Celebrating our diversity! Brazil

The celebration of our very international student body continues today the 7th September, with our recognition of the Independence Day of Brazil.On the 7th September 1822, a declaration of independence from Portugal was made by Pedro di Alcantara, the son of the Portuguese King. The day is also referred to as ‘Sete de Setembro’, 'Dia da Independência' or 'Dia da Pátria'.Brazil..

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The Role of the Council of Governors 2022 The Role of the Council of Governors 2022

Every strategic decision made by Council is guided by our vision for the Alice Smith School: To lead the pursuit of excellence in learning through nurturing, inspiring and enriching the lives and characters of young people. And, as a not-for-profit school, all our resources are focused on our students’ success and wellbeing. Our role as the Council of Governors is to function..

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Primary Weekly Highlights: Amazing Start to the New School Year Primary Weekly Highlights: Amazing Start to the New School Year

We could not have wished for a better start to the new school year. The JB Campus has had the most wonderful atmosphere all week as we welcomed back our staff, parents and students. New families and staff have settled in very well and our students have been incredibly happy.

Settling In

I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting classrooms this week speaking to students about their..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: A fairytale summer Secondary Weekly Highlight: A fairytale summer

I wonder how many of you have come across the fairytale about the Elves and the Shoemaker? The story was a favourite of mine when I was younger - it tells of a struggling shoemaker and his wife who woke up one morning to find that their meagre scraps of leather had turned into the most beautiful pair of shoes. This happened night after night until they discovered that..

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