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Gearing up to Graduation: our graduating class of 2022 Gearing up to Graduation: our graduating class of 2022

Term 3 is always what I refer to as the happy-sad term. We have so many points of celebration and joyful reflection on the year that has been and we throw ourselves into those communal events, such as our final assembly, concerts and awards ceremonies, that play such an important role in creating that feeling of togetherness and Alice Smithness. We also know, however, that we..

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Vote For Sophie - Our award winning young film maker! Vote For Sophie - Our award winning young film maker!

We are delighted to hear that Sophie's film Emergensea has won two more awards! The film had already won in the KS4 category of the FOBISIA Online Student Film Festival 2022 and then last night at the Across Asia Youth Film Festival (AAYFF) 2022, it was awarded Best Animation as well as Best Film (13 - 15 age category).

Sophie's film, which she worked on with her younger..

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FOBISIA Virtual Run 🏃and Virtual Swim🏊 FOBISIA Virtual Run 🏃and Virtual Swim🏊

Before the Easter break a number of our students were involved in some exciting FOBISIA Virtual sport events.

FOBISIA Virtual Run🏃

For 8 weeks leading up to the break, a small group of determined students from JB and EP worked hard both at home and at school to prepare their minds and bodies for the FOBISIA Virtual Run.

The Virtual Run, over a distance of 5km, challenged our..

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FOBISIA Film Fest review 2022🎞️🎬 FOBISIA Film Fest review 2022🎞️🎬

Back in March we brought you details of the FOBISIA Online Student Film Festival 2022 which Alice Smith had the honour of hosting this year. There were a wonderful 82 entries from schools across Asia and we were delighted to see the students passions for storytelling, film and animations come through! Here's our Head of Media, Ms. Charlotte Moore to tell us more;

I love the..

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Primary Weekly Highlights: World Book Day 2022 Primary Weekly Highlights: World Book Day 2022

Friday 22nd April saw great excitement engulf the JB campus, as we prepared to celebrate the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. After so many months of distance learning and various other restrictions, it was truly a joy to come together and celebrate this fabulous event as a school.

The corridors and classrooms were a riot of colour as children and staff showed off their..

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Short Stories and Scholarships: a super week at the Secondary Campus! Short Stories and Scholarships: a super week at the Secondary Campus!

It is a pleasure to be able to share with you in this week’s Secondary Blog, two snapshots of special moments that celebrate and highlight the exceptional calibre of our students. In the field of creative writing, Caitlin Gray (Assistant Head of Department for English) explains how our students across Key Stages 3 and 4 have risen to the challenge of this year’s FOBISIA Short..

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Primary Weekly Highlights: A Term Full of Learning Primary Weekly Highlights: A Term Full of Learning

Term 2 ended today with two wonderful assemblies in which we reflected on the achievements and learning of everyone during these past few months. As an entire community we faced numerous covid related challenges but through incredible perseverance and teamwork we not only overcame them but we achieved and in many ways flourished. Sharing the story of learning highlights with..

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KLASS Torpedoes compete @ SEASAC virtual swim meet🏊 KLASS Torpedoes compete @ SEASAC virtual swim meet🏊

And just like that, KLASS Torpedoes has finished their first official meet in 2 years. A determined team returned to the competition circuit, putting down impressive times for our time trials in February. From there, 10 boys and 10 girls were selected to represent Alice Smith in the virtual SEASAC swim meet - the most prestigious swim meet for international schools in..

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Primary Weekly Highlights: Competition Time at JB!🚩🙌 Primary Weekly Highlights: Competition Time at JB!🚩🙌

EDUCATION PERFECT WORLD/FOBISIA CHAMPIONSHIPSFrom the 8th March until the 15th March, our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 students eagerly competed in the Education Perfect World Championships. With the help of KS3 students, they answered 671,940 language questions (the equivalent of 1,016 hours spent competing!) in Mandarin, French, Bahasa, but also Spanish, German, Japanese and other..

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Distinction at Grade 8 Piano for Dheeraj🎹👏 Distinction at Grade 8 Piano for Dheeraj🎹👏

"Despite the challenges that the pandemic has brought, our students have continued to work hard in independently preparing for music examinations. Dheeraj is one such student, who has demonstrated that with effort, dedication and guidance incredible things can be achieved. To attain an ABRSM distinction at Grade 8 is notable, but to score 140/150 is simply outstanding, and not..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) - A unique academic experience 📚📝🧐 Secondary Weekly Highlights: The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) - A unique academic experience 📚📝🧐

There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of seeing the fruit of our labours come into being; of driving a creative process through from concept to end product; of knowing when we have created something that is uniquely part of us - that has been birthed from our interests, research, hypotheses, care, curiosity and critical thinking. In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Head..

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Primary Weekly Highlights: Year 6 New Skill Presentation 🗣🎙 Primary Weekly Highlights: Year 6 New Skill Presentation 🗣🎙

Year 6 New Skill PresentationThis week, as part of the Year 6 Challenge award, some of our Year 6 children have taken part in the New Skill Presentation event. This aspect of the Challenge asked our children to learn a new skill and evince their progress through a live presentation. With many parents watching eagerly online via a live Youtube link, the children seriously..

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10 Surprising Facts about the Irish Medical Degree 10 Surprising Facts about the Irish Medical Degree

Are you contemplating whether you should study Medicine in Ireland? It's a subject and destination many of our students are considering with more and more aspiring doctors choosing Ireland to pursue Medicine. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the University College Dublin (UCD) are known for delivering top-notch higher education that ranked both institutions..

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A Busy Term for Computer Science💻 A Busy Term for Computer Science💻

In today's blog our fantastic Computer Science (CS) prefects reflect on the events and competitions they took part in during Term 1. From running their own competitions to winning international ones it was a very busy and successful Term 1 for our Computer Scientists! 

"Last term, students were presented with several opportunities to develop and enrich their knowledge of..

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Primary Weekly Highlights: Upcoming Academic Competitions 🥇🥈🥉 Primary Weekly Highlights: Upcoming Academic Competitions 🥇🥈🥉

Alice Smith School is a member of many prestigious regional and international learning communities. These groups offer us opportunities to celebrate learning with other schools in Malaysia and around the world. This week in school, many of our students are preparing for competitions hosted by some of our linked organisations.

In Year 4 and 5, students are excited to be..
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KLASS Students on Top of the World🌏! KLASS Students on Top of the World🌏!

We were delighted to hear that three of our students have received impressive awards from Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) one of the examinations boards we use for A Level and (I)GCSE examinations. We would like to congratulate;

  • Emily Choi-Ying Chong - Top in the World for Media 🌏 (Cambridge Intl A Level)
  • Juan Sebastian Beltran - Top in the World 🌏 for..
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Secondary Weekly Highlights: A Sustainable Future at EP 🌏💚 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..

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Kode For Kindness Competition Kode For Kindness Competition

Calling all coders from Years 7 to 13: test out your Python programming skills with unique challenges of various difficulties!

Andrea and Annushka (Year 13 Computer Science students) are running ‘Kode For Kindness’ - a virtual fundraising coding competition! Over to Andrea and Annushka to tell us more.

"This is a fundraising event where individuals pay a RM40 / $10 entry fee..

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Competition Winners! 👏🏆 Competition Winners! 👏🏆

We always love hearing about our students success both in and out of school. Recently several of our students have had fantastic success in competitions nationally and internationally across a diverse range of subjects from photography to engineering and from English to investment management. Read on to find out more!

Sony Malaysia Photography Competition 2021

First,..

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Applying to... University in the Netherlands 🌷 Applying to... University in the Netherlands 🌷

Each year Alice Smith Students progress to Universities and Colleges around the world. The Netherlands is a destination that is growing in popularity and several Alumni have gone to Dutch Universities including:

The University of Applied Sciences Utrecht Maastricht University Rotterdam Business SchoolUniversity of AmsterdamUniversity of GroningenWillem De Kooning Academy

They..

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EYFS student wins AIMS Science competition👏 EYFS student wins AIMS Science competition👏

We were very excited to hear that our EYFS student was one of the three winners in their age group in the AIMS Science Easter Holiday Challenge.

The challenge set was to build a Rube Goldberg machine. 

Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author engineer and inventor. He drew popular cartoons showing complicated gadgets performing simple tasks, such as a..

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KLASS Mathematicians triumph! KLASS Mathematicians triumph!

Our selected year 7 and 8 maths students competed in a virtual maths competition, KLJMC, on Saturday 22/5/21, which was hosted by St Joseph's International School. Our students performed exceptionally well and were a real credit to our school.

Overall our Year 7 teams secured 1st and 2nd and our Year 8 team secured 2nd as well.

Here are some reflections of the event from..

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Zoom Rhapsody Zoom Rhapsody

It's fantastic to be back in school this week but our memories of Zoom and online learning aren't far away and we were delighted when Alif, parent of Aynn (Year 3), shared with us this wonderful project they had worked on together during the MCO. 

"It all started when my son Aynn began making up his own song about distance learning and how he dreaded it after almost one year..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Year 8 Island Adventures and Easter Secondary Weekly Highlights: Year 8 Island Adventures and Easter

This week, our Head of Faculty for English and Media, Victoria Miles, shares with us the island adventures that our Year 8 students have been on in English this term. 

Every year Year 8 students take part in the 'Island Project Competition'. Even with virtual learning, this year was no exception. Students worked in teams within their English classes to create a brand new,..

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Applying to... University in Ireland ☘️ Applying to... University in Ireland ☘️

Have the St. Patrick's Day ☘️celebrations made you think about the possibility of studying in Ireland? Each year Alice Smith Students progress to Universities and Colleges around the world  including Irish Institutions like University College Cork and RCSI. They are able to do this with the support and guidance from our dedicated Higher Educated Counselling team. In this blog..

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Sunway National Poetry Slam Success Sunway National Poetry Slam Success

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..

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