ELC and Lower Junior School Musical

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Graeme Naftel, Head of Junior School

What a wonderful performance by our youngest students! The ELC students were fantastic as they performed their Ladybugs number, and the Lower Junior School students’ Under the Sea performance was spectacular. The costumes were really quite extraordinary! Thank you to all those creative and hard working parents for all of their help, and congratulations to Ms Tracey and Mrs Grady for putting on a fantastic show.

For more photos, click here:  ELC and Lower Junior School Musical 

WETLANDS

Rafael and Charlie, 5G

On Wednesday 7 June, the Upper Junior School received a visit from a team from Wetlands International to talk about the important work they do. We learned that the mangrove trees only grow on the coast and their main purpose is to block the tides and currents from hitting villages, which then destroy homes and wash away rice plantations. Mangrove roots also act as protection for small sea creatures that hide between them when tides are low. Peat trees (a type of mangrove) only grow inland and take about 500-1000 years to grow. Their job is to suck in carbon dioxide, which assists in cleaning the air. They are also very flammable! Two years ago lots of peat trees caught fire in Malaysia and Indonesia, which contributed to a lot of the haze that year. We had a very informative session and learned a lot about this very important ecosystem. It has been great to be thinking about these important environmental issues in Green Week here at AISM. Thank you Miss Fisher for organising this event.

GREEN MAN

Eliza Tan and Aida Choo, 5G

As part of our Green Week program, the Green Man came to speak with us about pollution, global warming and what we can do to support a sustainable earth. He showed us what coloured bins to put our litter in, and even showed us a new type of recycling bin for old electronics. He showed us how polar bears are losing their homes because of global warming. He told us polar bears have been dying due to lack of energy as a result of losing their homes and having to swim for a very long time. Litter (especially plastic) in the water has also been a very big problem as polar bears often eat it, thinking it is food. The Green Man was fun and nice. We learnt a lot from him and we are looking forward to supporting a healthier environment. Thank you Green Man for visiting!

MALAYSIAN CULTURAL STUDIES AND BAHASA MALAYSIA IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL

Cikgu Adila and Cikgu Fadhly

MCS Excursion to Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, Jalan Stonor (Abu Seman Chief’s House)

On 25 May 2017, all Year 4 students went to the Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, which is located in the middle of Kuala Lumpur city at Jalan Stonor. The house is one of the oldest surviving traditional Malay houses. Built in stages between 1910 and the early 1930s, it was owned by the local headman of Mukim Bagan Samak, Bandar Baharu, Kedah. Originally located in Kampung Sungai Kechil, a small village in the northern part of Peninsula Malaysia, it was rescued, relocated and restored (1996-1997) by Badan Warisan Malaysia.

The objectives of this excursions were to teach the children about Malaysian architecture and culture, to introduce Malay traditional housing, wedding ceremony traditions, Malaysian kitchens and dining, and traditional games. The students learnt some of the basic greetings in Malay language and Malay etiquette for communication, seating and dining.  Throughout the excursion, the students really demonstrated the attributes of visible learners, using the thinking routine - ‘See, Think, Wonder’ to reflect on the beauty of the surroundings.