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March 2014 Parent-Teacher Interviews

Date    : 26th March 2014
Venue : Sunway International School 
*Event is open for existing parents and guardians only

Parents and guardians are invited to attend and discuss their child’s progress during the Parent-Teacher Interviews.  This is the perfect opportunity to address any concerns parents and guardians may have on their student’s progress, and plan steps for continued or future improvement.  RSVPs are appreciated for teachers to arrange sufficient time for interviews in their schedule. Please refer to the invitations sent to your mailboxes and through hand-outs to your student for more information. 

 

The International History Bee and Bowl 2014 Nationals

Date    : 2nd March 2014
Venue : Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar, Negeri Sembilan 

SIS made history, literally, with the two teams that we fielded at The International History Bee and Bowl last Sunday. In their first ever participation of this kind, both teams made SIS very proud as they took the Championship and 2nd place in the Junior Varsity Bowl (team) division.  

The students did an amazing job with their impressive level of knowledge in history and general knowledge, easily eliminating their opponents from 16 teams representing various Malaysian and international schools.

The winners received a plaque, which they proudly presented to our principal to be included in our Hall of Glory trophy showcase. With the successful placing, the 10 students making up the teams will go on to represent SIS at the regional Asian International Competition to be hosted in Hong Kong this year.

February 2014 Character Education Assembly

Date : 28th February 2014
Time : 9.00am - 10.30am

Venue : SIS Hall

In conjunction with the Character Education programme, the School organized its first ever Character Education Assembly. Student Affairs Coordinator Mr. Kondro put together an agenda that recapped the virtue of the past months, and highlighted some of the SIS community’s work on those campaigns, including a photo essay presentation, poems and stories by the Grade 10 History students, an inspirational video and equally uplifting speech by middle school teacher Mr. Towns. We look forward to seeing more exemplary behaviours of the virtues in the coming months. 

Meet the Teachers Night

Date : 12th February 2014
Time : 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Venue : Sunway International School

The "Meet the Teachers Night" session is designed to provide parents and guardians the opportunity to get a taste of student life at SIS. Parents will attend "classes" according to their students' timetable and meet with their individual teachers. Combining information and rapport with refreshments, this is an excellent opportunity for the parent community to receive updates on the activities planned for the semester.

SIS Parents' Breakfast

Date : 5th February 2014
Time : 7.30 am - 9.00 am
Venue : Sunway International School

These monthly breakfast sessions are held as a platform for the Management Team and the SIS community to freely exchange experiences and ideas in a conducive environment for sharing. The intimate setting is a great way to touch base on developments for student improvement, while maintaining close and regular communication channels. 

Inter-school Poetry Slam Competition

Date : 14th November 2013
Venue : SIS Hall, Sunway International School

SIS came out tops at the first ever inter-school Poetry Slam competition, emerging as champion in the Group category while clinching the first and third places in the Solo category competing against students from four other schools - International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), Garden International School, Asia Pacific International School & Asia Pacific Smart School.

The event saw 28 participants competing in the public recital, showcasing the art of poetry, prose and delivery. The competition is part of the school’s initiative to provide a creative platform for its students. Revolving around the given theme of Promise, participants delivered their original poems of life and relationships with great elocution.

Grade 10 student, Faadhi Fauzi, came in first in the Solo category after earning full marks from four out of the five judges with his poem ‘Pair of Shoes’. While Grade 8 Shirley Lee, won a tie for third place with an ISKL student. SIS also won the Group category for poem titled ‘Masked’, performed by Lauren Yun Tong Guo, Ong May-Yun and Shirley Lee. 

SIS will be hosting the event again next year and hopes to open up participation to more schools in the future.

  

SIS Video Challenge Prize Presentation

Date : 21st October 2013
Venue : SIS Hall, Sunway International School

The prize giving ceremony was the culmination of one month of intense activity centred around the inaugural SIS Video Challenge, themed “My School, My Pride”. Students worked in teams to submit short original videos that expressed their love for SIS and reflect the spirit of the SIS in a creative way. Mentored by SIS teachers, the top five videos that best represented the theme were shortlisted and uploaded for voting. Winners were selected by combined votes from the Management and “likes” from viewers on youtube. We congratulate SunDingBearz and Smashy for being the champions and runners-up who both won cash prizes respectively. In addition to the cash reward, their team names were also the first to be engraved on the majestic annual challenge trophy. 

Leadership and Team-Building Day

Date : 8th October 2013
Venue : Matsushita Stadium, Shah Alam

Leadership and Team-Building Day was a fantastic opportunity for all students to participate in a series of physical and mental challenges, relying on athletic, mental and team-building skills. The day-long event had students working with their peers to successfully complete challenge-based tasks designed to help them build trust, leadership and teamwork skills. It was a day of forging new friendships, facing challenges head-on and fostering team spirit. Students and staff were rewarded with sweet memories, glowing tans and reserves of amusing anecdotes to reminisce together.

Youth Parliament at World Marketing Summit Malaysia 2013

Date : 29th September 2013
Venue : Putrajaya International Convention Centre

SIS was represented by “Team SPARC”, consisting of students from Grades 10 and 11, who competed with eight other schools from the Kuala Lumpur area. The students explored new ways to achieve creative solutions for their assigned topic, “The eradication of poverty in Cambodia,” as part of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. Our students created their marketing strategy and presented their research ideas to a panel of esteemed judges comprising ambassadors and CEOs of non-governmental organizations. Team SPARC’s outstanding teamwork and confident presentation on their assigned topic so impressed the juries, they were awarded the third place position.

Model United Nations Conference

Date : 26th September 2013
Venue : United World College, Singapore

With the club’s formation late last year, Sunway’s Model United Nation Club’s members were understandably nervous attending their very first conference. Over 80 countries were represented by 250 delegates from schools all over South East Asia. The members’ incessant worrying and hours of preparation were worth it, as the members immersed themselves fully in three days of intense debate, stimulating conversation and engaging dialogue over critical world issues with like-minded peers. Having had a taste of the excitement from their first conference, the students returned with great memories and steely motivation to excel at their next conference with a bigger, better prepared delegation to make SIS proud. 

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