Welcome everyone. It has been a very smooth start to the school year and wonderful to see the school campuses spring to life with the return of the children. Over the summer period, our domestic, maintenance, security, administration and IT teams have done an excellent job preparing our campuses for the start of first term.
Come and join our PTA at our KLASS Back to School Social at the Jalan Bellamy Primary Campus this Saturday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00pm and build a connection with the school and local KL community, with fun for the kids, food and drinks vendors. For new families, our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is one way to become more involved in the life of the school. You can join the KLASS PTA Facebook or e-mail to find out more at email@example.com.
The term dates and Academic Calendar 2017 - 2018 are published on KLASS Gateway and on the school website with term dates. Please note the recent update to the Academic Calendar 2017-2018, with the Nuzul Al-Quran public holiday in term 3 changing from Friday 1 June to Saturday 2 June. With the recent loss of a school day due to the SEA Games public holiday on Monday 4 September and this change of date of the Nuzul Al-Quran public holiday, the half term break for term 3 is now from Monday 28 May to Wednesday 30th May 2018.
We appreciate the role that parents play in creating a positive partnership between home and school to support the education of your children and we welcome and encourage you to participate fully in the life of our school. Our Code of Conduct for Parents provides helpful guidelines for parents to support the work of the staff and the well being of our children. There is particular reference to the use of social media which, if used inappropriately, can have a negative impact on others and our school community.
To support and encourage good communication between home and school, our Communications Guide 2017 - 2018 provides a step-by-step guide to the various communication methods used by the school.
The KLASS Gateway (KLASSGateway.edu.my) is a central location from where you and your child will be able to access parental services and learning resources. This includes generic (not child-specific) information about school life, the school calendar, staff directory, letters home and an archive of other useful information provided by the school and PTA for parents.
The school life section has information about daily school routines as well as a link to school policies relevant to the wider community. There is a special section for New families to our school and you can learn more about the school’s Council of Governors and our facilities Masterplan at the relevant tabs.
Mrs Howling mentions the excellent A level results and (I)GCSE results achieved by our students. With 75% of all A Level grades awarded at A*, A or B level and 70% of all grades (I)GCSE awarded at A*/A grades, we can be very proud of the efforts of our students and their teachers.
Many excellent university places have been secured in the UK and worldwide. Mr Verity also mentions the high attainment of our recent Year 6 children in his newsletter message. You can read more about the academic achievements of our students here on our website. Congratulations to all of our students.
It is very exciting to see the extensions and refurbishment to the Humanities, Library & Sixth Form and Indoor Sports blocks at Equine Park taking shape.
The campus master plan site on KLASS Gateway has more information about this next phase of facilities improvements, adding further to our aspiration that Alice Smith is a world class school environment for learning excellence for the 21st century.
This evening, we welcome back former students, staff and parents for an Alumni Nostalgic Walk and Networking Evening at the Primary Campus.
We look forward to another terrific year for our school and I hope to see many of you at events and activities across the two campuses as the term progresses.
Sic Itur Ad Astra ~ In this way you shall reach the stars.
Head of School
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