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How Does Alice Smith School Encourage Community Spirit?
As the first and the oldest British international school in Malaysia, the Alice Smith School has a long history of community service. For over 70 years, our efforts to help others has helped shape and sustain the future of Alice Smith as a very successful, not-for-profit educational institution since its humble beginnings in 1946. As a result, community service and helping..read more
Guiding young people through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Part II)
The conversation continues with Dr. Shanton Chang, Professor of Information Behaviour and Information Systems at the School of Computing and Information Systems, and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, from the University of Melbourne. Dr. Shanton has extensive experience in international education having been involved in recruitment,..read more
Guiding young people through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Part I)
We had the pleasure of having a conversation with Dr. Shanton Chang, Professor of Information Behaviour and Information Systems at the School of Computing and Information Systems, and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, from the University of Melbourne. Dr. Shanton has extensive experience in international education having been involved in..read more
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..read more
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..read more
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
- Produce a sculpture of a man-made object or food based..
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..read more
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..read more
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..read more
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.
I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting classrooms this week speaking to students about their..read more
Primary Weekly Highlights: Thank you!
Appreciation and Gratitude at the End of the School Year
Our final weeks at JB for this school year have been so memorable. The students have had a range of exciting events including sports days, house events, day trips, a biathlon, Founders Day and various trips to EP.
This week we had our first in person assemblies for a very long time. Our Year 6 Leavers Assembly involved..read more
Head of School Message: A Wonderful Finish!
It is wonderful to finish this academic year in such a positive way, reconnecting as a community and celebrating the achievements of our students. Both campuses have been filled with activity this past week.
Congratulations to our graduating Year 13 Class of 2022. They graduated in style this week with many successes and achievements despite an incredibly challenging two year..read more
Head of School Message: Celebrations!
There is much to celebrate as we complete the last weeks of the school year. The level of activity on both campuses has been terrific and we are excited about what is still to come, including the graduation of your Year 13 students next Tuesday afternoon.The 75th Anniversary Diamond 💎 Gala Ball on Saturday was a terrific evening, with outstanding performances highlighting the..read more
75th Diamond Gala Ball: Silent Auction
In conjunction with our 75th Anniversary Diamond 💎 Gala Ball on Saturday we are launching an online silent auction to raise funds for The Alice Smith School Endowment Fund. The auction ends on at 10.00pm on Tuesday, 21st June 2022. You can view all the items and bid HERE but let's take a closer look at some of the categories and fabulous items on offer.
75th Diamond 💎 Gala Ball: Live Auction items
One of the highlights of the 75th Diamond 💎 Gala Ball will be the live auction with amazing items, auctioned off by our Head of School, Mr Roger Schultz. Attendees can support our various activities on the evening to raise funds for our Endowment Fund and the work of the Foundation, helping to sustain our not-for-profit school as a regional and world leader in education for..read more
75th Anniversary Celebrations- Luncheon, Gala Ball & More
The excitement of our 75th anniversary celebrations continues as we approach the end of our academic year on a high note. Here's a note from our Head of School, Roger Shultz, updating on some of the exciting events coming up later this term!
75th Anniversary Diamond 💎Gala Ball
Thanks to the great support of our community, donors and corporate partners, our gala ball is now a..read more
What is the PTA Committee?
The PTA Committee is a friendly group of people comprising parents and staff, and we work towards the common objectives of building community within the whole school, and creating a welcoming and vibrant school community by supporting new and existing families. In this way, we also support the school in its mission to provide a holistic nurturing environment for students,..read more
Thank-you for your kind donations🎁
As we celebrate Chinese New Year we would like to take a moment to think back to Christmas and thank the #KLASSCommunity for their fantastic donations to our annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal. In today's blog our Enrichment Student Leadership team give an update on the campaign."For Christmas last year, the Enrichment Student Leadership team ran the annual Christmas Shoebox.. read more
Secondary Weekly Highlights: Health Awareness Week
One of the absolute joys of being back on campus is in seeing our students lead on a rich and diverse programme of events and celebrations. Recently, our KLASS Meds group planned and led our annual Health Awareness Week. Our KLASSMeds Senior Leader, Ishna, tells us more about the purpose and key features of the week below.
"KLASSMeds prides itself on being a club that welcomes..read more
Secondary Weekly Highlights: A Sustainable Future at EP 🌏💚
We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded the Eco-Schools Bronze Award, in partnership with WWF Malaysia. This is our first big step in our journey towards becoming a Green Flag School and is truly a testament to our students’ hard work, resilience and determination. In this week’s KLASS Blog, our Eco-Coordinator, Hannah Richardson, tells us more about..read more
#BuildKindness: Product Showcase & Celebration Day
As we move into March, with all students back on our campuses and vaccination happening globally, there is cause for optimism and a recovery from the pandemic. The challenges of the pandemic has not prevented our community from supporting needy urban families in Kuala Lumpur through our giving.
We 💖 KLASS PTA!
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..
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
Christmas Baking 🎄🎅☃️
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
It's Health Week!
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.
Reaching Out to the Needy with Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
Shamirah Nurhaida Low Binti Abdullah
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
You're invited to dinner!
Join us for a special night, as we celebrate the Foundation Charity Dinner's 10th year anniversary and experience an evening of ‘high KLASS’ food and entertainment, organised and run entirely by our secondary students, staff and parents at the fabulous Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 28th February 2020. The evening includes a wide range of outstanding song and dance..read more
Selangor Princess Tengku Zatashah Visits Alice Smith Primary Campus
In line with our Giving theme, KLASSics met with member of the Alice Smith School Foundation Board and featured alumna, YAM Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
We were waiting in anticipation as Tengku Zatashah had earlier posted on Instagram how excited she was about coming back to school after all these years. Walking in to our Primary..read more
The Green Thumb Project
Make an impact with us by supporting The Green Thumb Project! We provide you with an opportunity to contribute towards three great sustainability projects: Give Life, Clean Energy and Learn Sustainability.
"Reversing deforestation is complicated, planting a tree is simple" - Martin O'Malley
#BeRemarkable and make our lungs and earth green again by supporting the..read more
2019 International School Winner: Pastoral Initiative | Alice Smith
Earlier this year, The Alice Smith School was announced as the winner of the International School Awards 2019 in the Pastoral Initiative category. This much celebrated award night highlight best practice in a range of categories which include: learning and teaching, wellbeing, leadership, use of technology, pastoral initiatives, community impact, inclusion, pathway support,..read more
Building Community Spirit by Helping Others
by Roger Schultz, Head of School
As the oldest British international school in Malaysia, the Alice Smith School has a long history of community service.
Responding to the needs of others is deeply embedded in the culture and ethos of the school. The voluntary work of its governing body and Parent-teacher Association, for example, illustrate this selflessness.
For over 70..