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Newsletter of March 2014

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17th March

17 March 2014

Dear Parents and Students,

Assessment Tests for the Malaysian Private Schools

The primary and secondary Malaysian private schools are having assessment tests from 10 to 20 March.

During these times, we would appreciate that silence is observed. However, please take note that ECAs and swimming lessons will be carried out as usual.

Fire Drill

A fire drill will be carried out on Friday morning, 21 March at 8.30am. A fire drill is a very important practice and a test of our fire evacuation and response procedures. Teachers will go through the fire drill procedure with the students and familiarize them with the procedure. Even though they are drills, they are very important because through practice our students will learn what to do and how to behave in an emergency.

Term Break 22 – 30 March 2014

The first term break is just around the corner, …



Newsletter of February 2014

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11th February

11 February 2014

Dear Parents

Sri Ara Fun Run

The Sri Ara Fun Run on Saturday, 15 February will begin at 8.30 am and is expected to end at noon. Please arrange the transport for your childrento be sent to the venue and pick them up after the activity is over. For easy reference, the map to Tasek Merdeka is attached. This event is a replacement day for the school and attendance is compulsory.

A supervised trial run at the venue will be arranged by the school on Thursday, 13 February.

Students will be ferried by bus to the venue at 8.30am and back to school by 10.30am for this. For the run, on Saturday students are required to wear the proper attire according to your house colours and comfortable running shoes. Students will be provided with a bottle of mineral water.

The school will be …



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 …




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