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Newsletter of January 2014

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28th January

Dear Parents

We have started 2014 with a big bang as the Chinese New Year celebrations kick in early this year. Thank you to everyone for making it a joyous occasion with great performances and a fabulous pot-luck spread to start off the year of the Horse. Despite all the practice for the celebrations, lessons have been carrying on from the first week of the school term.

At Sri Ara, we stress on a well rounded education that encompasses and emphasizes, besides academic grades, character development, social responsibility and self-discipline.

Our calendar has been planned extensively and is packed with events throughout the year that will ensure all these aspects are covered. Taking part in all the activities planned will ensure that your child will develop into a young man or woman who will step into his or her future equipped with confidence …


Newsletter of December 2013

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21st December

December 2013 Office Closure

Sri Ara Schools news update – The school office is closed from 23rd to 27th December inclusive. We re-open for one day on the 30th December, thereafter to resume on the 2nd January 2014.

Schedule / Calendar 2014

To be clear, it is confirmed that the first day for students next year is Tuesday, January 7th, 2014. Staff will be in before this, but pupils should be in school before 0800 on Tuesday, 7th.

A draft of the full calendar can be found by visting the download page (http://internationalschooljohor.com/admissions/downloads/).

At the moment, there are activities and events still to be organised and/or confirmed, so there will be changes, but it’s good as a general guideline.

2013 Annual Concert Video

We’ve started posting some clips from the recent School Concert to our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/AraSchools (make sure your follow us!).

These clips are just …



Newsletter on 20th September 2013

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23rd September

Dear Parents/ Students,

Mr. Edward Pragasam, In Memory

Mr. Edward Pragasam, our beloved head of art, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, 15 th September at the Singapore General Hospital, having undergone cardio surgery ten days earlier. He was an artist whose passion for education surpassed his love of art. He was a mentor to countless number of students and even in his old age, he was full of enthusiasm and optimism, inspiring students to pursue their passions and dreams. His hopes to hold an exhibition of his collection of artwork had since become a memory.

His passing on Sunday just prior to his 75th birthday, saddened us greatly as his presence will be dearly missed by all at Sri Ara.

Extra Curricular Activities (ECA)

Please be informed that ECAs for the year will end the week before the year end examinations. The …



Annual Charity Drive – Sri Ara Food & Funfair 2013

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2nd September

22 August 2013

Dear Parents & Students

As a school, we strive to educate leaders of competence, conscience and compassion. One way we show our on-going compassion is through our charity drives – mainly the Sri Ara International & Private School Food & Funfair and Jumble Sale.  Each year the students of Sri Ara organise a school charity drive and this event is open to the public and donations are greatly appreciated. We encourage all who are interested to join us at our coming fundraising event.  The event is on Saturday, September 14 and will begin at 8.30 a.m. in the Sri Ara school grounds, 23 Jalan Straits View. It is a replacement day for the school so attendance is compulsory.  Students will have to be in school by 8 am and go home at 3.30 pm.

Last year Sri Ara schools  collected  …



Holiday Programme: 5-16 August 2013

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29th July

Dear Parents/Students,

The school will be organizing a school holiday programme during the August break from Monday, 5 to 16 August. You can drop your children with us as early as 9 am and pick them up at 3 pm and your children will be kept busy with a variety of activities including indoor and outdoor activities, music, cooking classes and storytelling. We place a huge emphasis on learning, fun, adventure and ensuring the children in our care are never bored!

The holiday programme attached, is open to Sri Ara students from ages 6 to 14 years old. To enrol, use the form attached. Additional enrolment forms can be obrtained from the administration office. For those who are already in the programme, it will not be necessary for you to re-enroll. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Thank …




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