Where did this academic year go? It seems to have gone in a matter of seconds! This week, it feels like we have packed in a year’s worth of events - and what a week it was! This final week celebrated all of the things that make me proud to be the Principal of The Alice Smith School - recognition of our unique history with Founder’s Day, a celebration of achievement at our presentation assemblies and a jaw-droppingly good, Year 6 play.
I have to start with the Year 6 production of ‘Aladdin’. I think I will run out of superlatives before I finish this article - the children looked incredible, the backstage production was so professional - from the backdrops, the lighting, the sound, the marketing and the props. I was so impressed with the acting, the beautiful singing, the hilarious carpet ride and the phenomenal orchestra. A huge thank you to all of the Year 6 students, who ran the show both backstage and front of house, the Year 6 parents and, of course, all of the staff (but especially the Year 6 teachers) for helping to put on such a fitting end of year celebration of the children’s time at Alice Smith. That performance will last in the memory for a very long time.
Founder’s Day was celebrated in true Alice Smith style - the history of the school was recounted by our Year 5 students, our Year 4’s shared their magnificent Top Trumps that they produced this year as a Founder’s Day gift, the children created a magnificent pebble art installation in the school gym and we planted a Mickey Mouse tree in front of the Jubilee Centre. Thanks to ours guests, Mrs Yeung (who has just stepped down as a school governor after 9 years), Mrs Schnitker, our new Chair of Governors and Mr Kearton who celebrated his final Founder’s day after 15 years at the school. A special mention should go to Year 4 and their Top Trumps - the portraits that are outside the hall, the short biographies and the statistics were all researched, painted and created by them. Of course, the best card is Alice Fairfield Smith!
The Alice Smith presentation assemblies celebrated some of our student achievements this year for Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6. The teachers have an especially difficult job choosing only a few children to celebrate, as there are so many children who have made so much progress, in so many ways. Well done to all of our students for all of their contributions this year.
Finally, thank you to all of our teachers for all of their dedication this year. Thank you to the teachers who are moving on, for all of their hard work during their time here and we wish them all the very best! Good luck to our students who are moving on to EP and those that are moving away from Kuala Lumpur.
I look forward to seeing you all in September. Have a happy, safe and restful holiday!
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