Newsletter on 10th March 2011


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Dear Parents,

Traffic Movement

Traffic flow during peak drop off and pick up times at building No. 23 has not been smooth lately due to limited space.  Therefore, we have cleared the parking area to make it easier for parents to park and pick up or drop your children off. Please adhere to this traffic flow diagram at all times (noting the advised left turn out of the gate for your own safety):

traffic flow diagram

To ease traffic flow, secondary school students should be picked up or dropped off at building No. 13 during and shortly before or after normal school hours. At any other time, please use No.23.

First Term Break 12 – 20 March

The first term break starts on Friday, 12 March until Sunday, 20 March.  Sri Araians, go have a good break, and come back fresh to start a new term. Please be on time for Assembly, Monday 21st, 0800 sharp!

Fund raising ideas…

One of the matters raised during the last Parents’ Group meeting was the idea of Parents piloting school fundraising efforts.

The school’s projector was amongst the items stolen during the Chinese New Year break in.

Efforts to raise money towards replacing these items have already begun and for this, hearty thanks and congratulations to the pupils. They raised RM460/- for the projector through their car washing efforts and by selling cakes and flowers on Valentines’ Day, What a tremendous effort. Well done everyone!!

For now, money for the new projector is the first priority. We welcome your input (ideally by the next meeting!) as to how future funds are to be collected should there be any.

Secondly, we need ideas from parents and pupils about how we actually raise funds. We have ideas of our own but what kind of events would you like to see and be involved in?

All ideas and suggestions are very welcome. It is time to get your thinking caps on.

International Festival Day

One fund raiser that was agreed on is an ‘International Festival Day’ to be held on May 7th. This will be a festival to celebrate the diversity of cultures of the pupils in the school and is open to everyone.

We sincerely hope that all parents will be involved and be able to contribute to the success and fun of the day.

It has been suggested that parents could run food stalls serving favorite dishes from ‘back home’ or just food that they happen to be good at!

Once again, your ideas and your participation in the event are both vital if it is to be as successful and enjoyable as it should be. Please, feel free to invite family, friends and neighbours.

School information online

It seems that a few parents are unaware that the school has a very active website. To stay abreast with what is going on, check it out regularly:

http://araschools.com

Please also refer friends who are interested in an international school in JB to the site.

Secondly, we have e-mail addresses from some parents but not all. It would be very helpful to have an address for every pupil so that we can get news and information to you in a timely manner.

For those parents who have not supplied one, please send a contact e-mail address to admin@araschools.com, not forgetting to add a note of your name.

UNSW – ICAS 2011

The due date for the 2011 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) was 10th March.  For those who would like to participate but have not submitted their forms yet, we have extended the FINAL deadline to Monday, 21 March. For details, please read here!

Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebration

The Muslim teachers and students will be celebrating the Prophet’s birthday on Friday, 11 March from 2 pm to 3 pm.  The rest of the students will be having their own activities with their teachers.

IGCSE Results 2010

In October last year Pretasheeny sat for the IGCSE examination and passed with flying colours.  She scored Distinction for Principles of Accounts, Bs for English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, and strong Credits for Additional Mathematics and Biology.

Congratulations to Preta and her teachers on the excellent effort and to Mr. and Mrs. Subramaniam for their support.  We wish her all the very best!

Annual motivation camp

The annual motivational camp is to be held in the Endau Rompin National Park from April 14-16 inclusive. Further information will be available very soon. Keep an eye on the site for details.

No smoking policy

Finally, we must remind everyone that there is a strict NO SMOKING policy on the school premises at any time. This is the welfare of your children.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to YAM Tunku Maimunah ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar & YB Dato’ Mizan Yahya for the donation for some chairs and Rocky’s Café and Bistro, for giving us a fan for the canteen area.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

THE MANAGEMENT OF SRI ARA SCHOOLS

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