I can’t quite believe another week has gone by - time certainly does fly when you’re having fun and this week has once again been filled with exciting and enriching events.
The Senior Sports Awards on Saturday evening was a terrific event to recognise and celebrate great sporting achievements, teamwork and camaraderie. Congratulations to the Under 15 Girls Basketball Team who won Team of the Year, Jessica L who was awarded U15 Sportswoman of the Year and Muiz H U15 Sportsman of the Year. In the Under 18 category, Sportsman of the Year was awarded to Ian L and Sportswoman to Annabel M. Thank you to the PE team for their hard work throughout the year and for the awards evening itself and congratulations to all our sportsmen and women for another great year.
On Monday, the Year 12 students began the day somewhat nervously but finished triumphantly having completed their EPQ presentations. All students did brilliantly and should be very proud of their work throughout the year, managing a large scale project and producing an essay or an artefact. The topics and questions chosen by students were very wide ranging such as:
- Has the development of Sierra Leone been positively or negatively affected by blood diamond mining and the illegal diamond trade
- An exploration of female stereotypes and how women have overcome gender inequality over the last 100 years
- Are Third Culture Kids more successful academically and further on in their careers?
For further information about the Extended Project Qualification, please click here. In completing their projects, students have the opportunity to develop many skills including independent research, project management, analysis, evaluation, reflection and time management - all highly prized skills for further study and careers. Well done Year 12 and the EPQ supervisors who have supported and guided the students throughout the process.
Yesterday was a fun-filled day on the sporting field and swimming pool with our Summer Sports Festival. Thank you to Ms Rose, the PE team and staff for a great day. High spirits, friendly House rivalry with Muir winning the event overall and Scott and Fleming tied in second, Fairfield in 4th.
This morning, 5 students in Year 9 and 10 traveled to the British High Commission to make a presentation to the judging panel for the Bentley Be Extraordinary competition in which budding designers and engineers in schools across KL have researched and designed a new car for Bentley! This has captured the minds of our team of students who applied and were selected to represent Alice Smith. We will share more information next week about this exciting competition.
Finally, we hope to see you all at our Summer Fair being held at EP this Saturday. We also wish all of our students and staff an exciting, safe, rewarding and enjoyable Trips Week - with groups traveling to New York, Berlin, Chang Mai, Krabi, Korea, Sarawak and Tioman to name just a few fantastic destinations. Please do follow us on Twitter for updates from our groups during the week and ensure that you have read the latest emails sent by trip leaders regarding itineraries and any updates.
Have a lovely weekend and see you at the fair on Saturday.
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