It is already the final half term of the academic year! As usual, in such a busy school as ours, it seems to have gone in a flash. Indeed there has been so much going on at school, it has been hard to keep up with all the amazing goings on! Just a reminder that next week, we have a public holiday for Hari Raya and school will be closed on Friday 15th June. Selamat Hari Raya!
In this week’s KLASS Times, we continue to introduce our new members of staff with a brief biography of their careers to date. We also feature some amazing news from our MFL department, a review of our recent Music and Art Soiree and finally Mr Atkinson has reviewed the recent sporting events that took place at the end of last half term.
Elizabeth Standen - New Class Teacher
Elizabeth has a BA (Hons) in Primary Education and a Postgraduate Certificate in Leading Primary Practice from the Nottingham Trent University. She started teaching at Stanway Federation Academy Trust from 2014 to 2016. In 2016, Elizabeth then moved to Malaysia and taught at Eaton International School where she was English Leader and class teacher.
Imogen Marx - New Class Teacher
Imogen graduated from University of Sussex with with a BA (Hons) in History and subsequently gained a PGCE in Primary Education from the University of Brighton. Imogen started her career as a KS2 Class Teacher in Hove Junior School.
- Alice Gaskell - Alice is leaving Alice Smith School after 3 years and will continue her teaching career at the British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park.
- Laura McCullough - Laura is leaving Alice Smith School after 6 years to work at United World College in Singapore.
Music and Art Soiree - By Ms Powell & Mr Evans
On Thursday 24th May 2018 the Annual Art and Music Celebration was held at the Primary Campus.
The art exhibition showcased work from all the children who have specialist Art lessons in Years 3 to 6. Over 600 artworks were displayed across all the Art disciplines including: drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics and was a wonderful celebration of our children's artistic talent.
The Music recital featured a variety of solo performances by many of our students who are currently preparing for their music exams. Parents and friends joined us in this chance to celebrate the high level of musicianship and recognise our young performers for all their dedication and hard work.
Sports Carnival - By Mr Atkinson
It's been a busy and rewarding couple of weeks in the PE department as 6 different year groups celebrated their curriculum P.E. achievements and engaged themselves in the hustle and bustle of sporting lifestyles.
Years 4, 5 and 6 all competed in an interclass competition to mark the culmination of a sport education themed unit that required them to compete in set teams for a season of competitive fixtures where each child performed specific roles and worked together to develop their team. It was a fantastic day allowing all children to display their developing skill sets and outstanding approach to P.E. and sporting environments.
The week before, both Year 1 and FS2 had their annual Sports Carnival where they took part in a carousel of 5 events which highlighted and exhibited the areas of skill development and physical development that they have met in their lessons. All children took great enjoyment in showing off their skills to their parents and at times pulling their parents in to join in the fun!
Language Perfect World Championships 2018 - By Mrs Asse Drouet
From May 21st until May 31st, our Year 4, 5 and 6 students eagerly competed in the Language Perfect World Championships. This year, our Primary students battled for 10 days against mainly Secondary students from all over the world and in total, they answered 540,904 language questions (the equivalent of 1,505 hours spent competing!) in Mandarin, French, Bahasa, but also Spanish, Russian, German, Japanese and even Latin.
Alice Smith did extremely well and came 62nd in the world, out of 2,200 schools from all continents. Our students had a lot of fun competing and were particularly proud to come top of the FOBISIA scoreboard and 2nd in Malaysia.
35 students achieved their Credit awards (500 to 999 points), 41 students achieved their Bronze awards (1,000 to 1,999 points), 16 students achieved their Silver awards (2,000 to 2,999 points) and 12 students achieved their Gold awards (3,000 to 4,999 points). This year, there was a new award for those students who reached 5,000 points, the Emerald award. Congratulations to Miyako, Grace, Shao Loo and Kyla for achieving this award, but also to Nandini and Emrys who not only scored 5,000 points but also came top of Year 5 and Year 4 respectively.
Finally, congratulations to Letty and Preyankka from Year 6, who achieved the most coveted Elite award (10,000 points and more). This is an award that has been rarely achieved by Primary students and Letty and Preyankka worked extremely hard to achieve it. In total, Letty reached 15,244 points, coming 2nd in Alice Smith, 2nd in Malaysia and 116th in the world. Our champion Preyankka scored 15,469 points, coming 1st in Alice Smith, 1st in Malaysia and 112th in the world.
The JB MFL teachers couldn’t be prouder of all their students!
Congratulations to everyone who took part and who helped Alice Smith do so well in the Language Perfect World Championships this year!
Please click here for full result list and photos.
Principal, Primary Campus
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