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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Easing the Back-to-School Transition Through Online Enrichment Classes

 


Students in Malaysia, like many other students across the globe, have been experiencing quality learning loss for two years now due to school closures. While the education imperative calls upon pivoting to technology in hopes of learning continuity, limited resources and knowledge of remote teaching and learning illustrate a less ideal reality. Fortunately, schools in Malaysia are opening again in March 2022.

But here comes the biggest challenge yet: With less than three months before going back to school, how do parents ensure that their children can quickly shift gears to face the academic year – plus important examinations – in the new normal?

e.LT® provides viable learning solutions that can help children get back on track to face the upcoming academic year with confidence through an integrated, web-based learning platform.

Here are 5 ways e.LT Enrichment Centre prepares your child for the 2022 school term:

1. Personalised lesson plan

e.LT considers student’s current level of proficiency and skillsets before placing them into the programme. Through a one-on-one online assessment, our educators will identify your child’s educational needs to recommend a learning programme that best suits them.

2. Transparent progress update

e.LT ‘s learning platform provides a clear, up-to-date progress report of your child’s lessons. Teachers will detail your child’s progress on the platform for every assignment they partake.

3. Systematic learning model

e.LT’s complete learning model starts with e-Prep, where students get a glimpse of the upcoming lesson, before they join the e-Classroom for a live learning session. Lastly, they get to revise their lesson through e-Revision.

4. Comprehensive learning hub

e.LT students get full, unlimited access to our comprehensive learning hub filled with various exciting learning materials. Since everything is online, time and space are no longer obstacles.

5. One-on-one learning opportunity

e.LT has a one-on-one virtual learning option for students. Through this session, teachers get to spot a student’s weaknesses and focus on providing feasible learning solutions.

Conclusion

e.LT is a one-stop platform for effective online learning. On top of the many online learning options, students get to learn conveniently, with a personalized lesson plan that suits their current needs and prepare them for the upcoming academic year. With the flexibility to schedule their classes, students get to learn at their own pace and take ownership of their educational journey.

For more information, visit http://elt-education.com/ 

This post was brought to you by e.LT Education.

 

 


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Raising Children to be future-ready



This article is brought to you by Taylor’s International School (TIS) on how they prepare your 
child ready for the possibilities of tomorrow.


“Will my child be ready for the future?”
This is one concern we hear often from parents, especially considering today’s global environment where changes in technology and connectivity happen all the time. Are we doing enough to prepare our children for the demands of tomorrow?

Should I let my child focus only on academics, or would a holistic education that is broader be more advantageous? TIS believes that character and life-skills development is essential to help to prepare children to have the competitive edge in their ever-evolving future.

Qualities that are firmly embedded in the learning at TIS

  •  Respectful and caring individuals
  •  Responsible leaders
  •  Resilience individuals
  •  Passionate learners
  •  Global citizens
TIS Kuala Lumpur’s Principal Mr. Peter Wells says, “Besides giving all students a sound academic foundation, we promote the four Cs to 'raise them ready' for their future lives - Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity. All four components are essential for success beyond their school days.

As an international school, TIS is the perfect place for students to gain exposure at a global level, allowing them to learn from cultures and industries across the world. At the same time, our well-known adoption of Quantum Learning allows students to experience learning that is impactful and effective, bringing out their best potential, to create future global leaders who are ready, prepared and adaptable for what is ahead.

Interested to learn more about our January 2021 intake? Enquire now!

Taylor's International School Kuala Lumpur
Admissions Line : +603 9200 9898‬
Email : admissions@kl.tis.edu.my

Taylor's International School Puchong
Admissions Line:: +603 5879 5000
Email: admissions@pc.tis.edu.my


Raise your kids to be ready, prepared and adaptable for what is ahead.

Chinese New Year Family Set Clothes and Tshirt Matching Outfits

This post focus on Chinese New Year Family Set Clothes, Tshirts and other Matching outfits for mother and daughter or father and son or all. Two things to note before we begin.

1. Chinese New Year 2022 starts on 1 Feb 2022
2. The year 2022 is the Year of the Tiger

It's not too early to start shopping because when it comes to shopping online, you want to give enough time for your clothes to arrive on time. You also want to have enough time to do backup shopping in case your items turn out to be a disaster, for example it does not fit and you do not have enough to exchange. 

A few years ago, my husband decided it was fun to wear matching clothes for CNY. So we went and bought 4 red tees. Year after year we bought 4 red tees and now our closet is full of red Chinese New Year tshirts! That's so boring when matching clothes can be so much more fun, exciting and photo worthy of course.

Unfortunately, realizing this too late, I am no longer able to fit into those cute family sets because I am now plus size and those clothes sold online seem to be made for very small sized and petite individuals. So remember, when you do shopping, always read the size chart very very carefully, and take your own measurements. You will find that you probably need a size or two bigger than those you normally wear. If you have teens (who don't mind wearing matching outfits), you can buy two mamas and papas sizes instead of father, mother, son and daughter clothing. 

1. Cheong Sum and Chinese Shirt Matching Couple and Children Set



I really like this one. It has a Cheongsam for mum and daughter and a Chinese tunic for dad and boy in yellow. If you stick to colours like red, gold, yellow and orange, you will surely please the old folks when you go visiting. These colours look great on camera too. 

Where to buy. 
This seller has a 5 star rating and a 100% chat performance. Not bad but don't forget to read the individual product ratings by buyers too. Ratings and reviews are really important when buying online. 

2.  Red Couple or Family Matching Polo  Tshirts Dresses


You can't go wrong with red during Chinese New Year. What is nice about this is the boys wear the tshirts while the ladies get to wear matching dress shirts. This has a very casual vibe. Just nice for lounging around at home if you prefer not to go around visiting too much. At the same time, you can take great looking family pictures for your social media whether Facebook, Instagram or Tik Tok.

Where to buy:
Shopee: https://shp.ee/v6hnmx3
This seller has a 4.8 rating with a 98% chat performance. They also have other sweet pastel colours, blue, peach, lilac etc.

If you have a large family, this shop also has tees for grandpa, grandma, aunty, uncle etc.



This family set tshirt which includes tees for Grandpa and Grandma is in many colours and listed as plus sizes M to 6XL. 

Where to buy:
Shopee: https://shp.ee/zejze33

3. Matching traditional Chinese style outfit for kids siblings brother and sister




If you are looking for matching outfits for just the kids, here's a cute traditional outfit set for siblings.

Where to buy:
This seller is rated 5 with 96% chat performance

Here is another cute matching cheongsam for girls or samfoo or hanfu for boys siblings set.



Where to buy:
Shopee: https://shp.ee/g6e7dyj 
This seller is rated 4.8 with 100% chat performance

4. Matching Beach Outfits for family members


If you are headed to the beach check out this beach themed casual dress and tshirts for mom, dad, son and daughter. This store sells mostly beach themed outfits. You should browse around the store to find the one you like the most since there are many choices.

Where to buy:
This seller is rated 4.9 star with 99% chat performance

5. Family Summer Casual Set including a romper for baby girl



This is another beach themed matching outfit for parents and kids with a cute romper for baby girl.

Where to buy:
Lazada: Pat Pat Flagship Store
This seller has 98% seller rating and 100% chat response

6. Chinese New Year of the Tiger 2022 Family set tshirts



Note that the little tiger logo on the tshirts are different. You can select from Tiger playing drum, Tiger carrying firecrackers, Tiger drinking bubble tea and more. 

Where to buy:
This seller has 96% seller ratings and 90% chat performance
Note that the seller has included a disclaimer that during peak periods, there may be a lot of out of stock items and there may be some slight difference in adult and children outfits

7. 9 Colors 2022 The year Of Tiger S-4XL Chinese New Year CNY Family Matching T-shirt set wear


This family set tshirt is for the year 2022 which is the year of the tiger. It is available in 9 colours, Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Purple, Green, Grey, Light Blue and Pink. The tigers are available in different designs too. Just browse around the store.

Where to buy:
Shopee: https://shp.ee/9n9mra3
This seller has 4.9 star rating and 96% chat performance

8. Year of the Tiger 2022 matching tshirt for mum, dad and baby romper too.


If you have a baby in the family, you would want to get a matching family set wear with a baby romper version. Here's one with 7 colours to choose from. The sizes go up to 5XL for mom and dad.

Where to buy:
Shopee: https://shp.ee/rsucvv3
This seller has 4.8 star rating with 90% chat performance

So many choices so little time. Better shop early to ensure availability of stocks in different sizes. Some outfits come in two pieces, so if you have 4 persons in the family, you may have to pick up to 8 pieces in different sizes. Getting the size right is a big challenge! Sometimes, the outfits look better online then when you receive them, so always read buyer reviews to prevent disappointment. 

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Where to buy school textbooks and activity books on Shopee


Now you can buy school textbooks online from online commerce sites like shopee. Here are a few sellers from shopee which sells school textbooks. We have shared some stats obtained from Shopee. Note that these stats are dynamic and may change after the writing of this post.

When buying online, it is very important to view the store statistics, which is why we listed them here. Chat performance is a useful indicator especially if you have some questions you would like to ask the seller. Overall rating is useful as well. However, in addition to the overall rating, you should also go to the product that you are buying and read the individual product rating. See the pictures posted by other buyers and read what they have to say. Did the books arrive on time? Were the books properly packaged and did they arrive in good condition? 

Note that school textbooks are given free to all students in public schools in Malaysia. Some parents buy them because the free ones are in poor condition. Others buy them to split into chapters to lighten their child's bag load while others keep a spare at home. 

Another thing to note is the change of the academic year. The new academic year starts on 21 March 2022. You can read our previous post for details: 2022/2023 School  Calendar with School Holidays

1. Citylight Bookstore


Ships from:  Kuantan, Pahang 
Rating: 5.0 (58.1k rating)
Followers: 22.7k
Chat Performance: 100% (Within hours)

2. Buku BDB Official Store


Ships from: Selangor 
Rating: 5.0 (56.5k rating)
Followers: 48.5k
Chat Performance: 88% (Within hours)

3. SBC Book Centre


Ships from: Johor 
Rating: 5.0 (8.3k rating)
Followers: 5.1k
Chat Performance: 99% (Within hours)

4. TNY Mindcraft


Ships from:  Selangor
Rating: 5.0 (84.1k rating)
Followers: 33k
Chat Performance: 100% (Within hours)

5. Gift My


Ships from: Selangor 
Rating: 4.9 (41.7k rating)
Followers: 15.3k
Chat Performance: 88% (Within hours)



Ships from:  Selangor
Rating: 5.0 (3.2k rating)
Followers: 432
Chat Performance: 86% (Within hours)


Ships from:  Kuala Lumpur
Rating: 5.0 (3k rating)
Followers: 30.5k
Chat Performance: 100% (Within hours)

8. Eze Books



Ships from:  Selangor
Rating: 5.0 (3.8k rating)
Followers: 1.3k
Chat Performance: 98% (Within hours)

9. DDY Bookstore



Ships from:  Selangor
Rating: 4.9 (14.5k rating)
Followers: 5.5k
Chat Performance: 99% (Within hours)


Ships from:  Kuala Lumpur
Rating: 5.0  (4.9k rating)
Followers: 53.2k
Chat Performance: 100% (Within hours)

For those which prefer physical bookstores, you can check out our previous post here:
Where to buy Malaysian School Textbooks and Workbooks



Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Sri KDU International School Klang Open Day on 27th and 28th November 2021


2022 is just around the corner. Are you looking for a unique learning experience for your child?

Join Asia's 1st School for Digital Leadership for the final Open day of the year. 

Sri KDU International School (SKIS) Klang will be conducting its Open day on 27th and 28th November 2021.  As a partner with Microsoft to lead digital transformation in education, SKIS Klang is the first school in Asia dedicated to nurturing students to become the digital leaders of tomorrow. 

The following activities have been planned for SKIS Klang's Open Day on 27th and 28th November 2021:


  • Academic counselling session with teachers
  • Preview sessions conducted in English and Mandarin
  • Campus tour 
Campus tour is conducted with strict SOP in partnership with Columbia Asia. All staff members are fully vaccinated, with separate visiting sessions to avoid overcrowding and all visits are by appointment only. Book your campus tour appointment early to secure a spot. You can also select one of the following times to join the bilingual preview session.

Preview Session 1 (English & Mandarin) 10.00am - 11.00am

Preview Session 2 (English & Mandarin) 12.00pm - 1.00pm

New enrolments during the Open Day will enjoy a 𝗥𝗠𝟱,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿, 𝗮 𝟮𝟬% 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗲𝗲𝘀 and 𝟯𝟬% 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗧𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗲𝗲𝘀 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏/𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞.

 

Book your appointment herebit.ly/3nsO1x4  



Saturday, November 20, 2021

Christmas Gift Idea For Girls

Christmas Advent Calendar with hidden bracelet charms is an exciting gift for a girl who likes bracelet and charms. Imagine opening up the advent calendar each day to reveal a new and different charm. Below are a few styles of bracelet you can find online. 

Two important things to note:

1. Below are just examples, it is advisable to always read the seller reviews before you make any purchase. If you are not satisfied with a particular seller, search for the same item sold by a different seller. 

2. Most of these items are shipped from China, so it may take a little while to reach you. So you should be prepared that you may not be able to get them in time for 1 December to do a countdown from 1 Dec to 24 Dec unless you purchase a few months ahead.



With 22 charms, 2 bracelets and a Santa Christmas bag to slip in those charms. this is a nice gift to make 2 bracelets for a girl and her best friend, which could be her friend in school, her sister or even her mom. 

Where to buy:

Shopee: Christmas Advent Calendar Gift 24 pieces
Lazada: Christmas Advent Calendar Charm Bracelet 24 pieces


This Christmas Advent charm bracelet and necklace are different from the first one featured above. The first one is in the form of beads whereas these are clip on charms on a chain bracelet and necklace which are provided along with the charms. I like the clip ons because you can clip them on anywhere, a pencil case, backpack, handbag, not limited to bracelet alone. The set comes in a box with windows to open up to reveal 22 charms, a bracelet chain and a necklace chain. 

Where to buy:

Shopee: Christmas Advent Calendar Christmas themed charm bracelet and necklace
Lazada: Christmas Advent Calendar Christmas Themed DIY Charm Jewelry Bracelet Necklace

Here is a 2021 Christmas Advent Calendar DIY European Beads Bracelet for Girls with two bracelet chains, gold and silver and 22 bracelet beads and charms. The red and green beads and Christmas themed charms make this a perfect DIY project for Christmas.

Where to buy:

Shopee:  24Pcs Christmas Jewelry Advent Calendar Xmas Countdown with Christmas Bracelet 
Lazada:  2021 Advent Calendar Christmas Gift 2Pcs DIY Christmas Bracelet for Kids

These are great for girls of any age, good for girls who love charms, diy jewelry and bling bling.

More Christmas or Birthday gift ideas for girls/teenagers: DIY Earring Making Kits


Friday, November 19, 2021

Sri KDU International School Kota Damansara Info Week 22 - 27 Nov 2021


Sri KDU International School Kota Damansara (SKIS) will be having its Info week from 22nd to 27th November 2021. Sri KDU International School, Kota Damansara (SKIS) offers the National Curriculum of England , IGCSE and IBDP with an impressive academic track record since 2011. At Sri KDU International School, you can expect holistic education which balances academic, creative and sporting excellence.


What can you expect from the SKIS Info Week from 22nd - 27th November 2021?


  1. School previews and campus tour
  2. Exclusive 1-on-1 e-meet with the academic team
  3. Free online taster lessons for students
  4. Exclusive discounts for enrolments during Info Week
School Previews and campus tour on 27 November 2021

School Previews and campus tours are an excellent way for you to discover a school. This activity has been scheduled for 27th November 2021 as the finale of the SKIS Info Week. The school previews will be presented by the heads of school while the campus tour will be led by teachers. The preview will give you a better understanding of the school and how it is run with opportunities for you to ask questions while the campus tour will let you experience and feel the physical school and visualize your child studying at the school.

Attendance is by R.S.V.P. Book here to confirm your attendance for the following sessions.

Primary School Preview (9.30am-11am/1pm-2.30pm)

Topic: Sri KDU International Primary School - Why Choose Us?
Presenter: Head of Primary - Mrs Katie Tomlinson (Head of Primary)

Secondary School Preview (11am-12.45pm/2.30pm-4.15pm)

Topic: Sri KDU International Secondary School - Journey to IGCSE & IBDP
Presenter: Mr Andrew Wyeth (Head of Secondary and Teachers)

Exclusive 1-on-1 e-meet with the academic team (22 - 26 November 2021)

For those who are unable to attend the preview and school tour, you can arrange for an online 1-to-1 meet with a member of the academic team. If you prefer, you can also meet with the academic team 1-on-1 online before you go for the school preview and campus tour. This will give you plenty of opportunities to raise questions and get clarification for your queries.

Go here to schedule your time to speak to a member of the academic team online 1-on-1. You can select any day from 22 - 26 November 2021 at the following times.

Primary School = 8am - 3pm
Secondary School = 10am - 3pm

Free Online Taster Lessons for students (22 - 26 November 2021)

Other than you asking questions and viewing the school, your child will also be given the opportunity to attend a free online taster session at SKIS on any day from 22nd to 26th November 2021.

Book a session for your child to experience a SKIS Online Taster Session on any of the following times.

Primary School = 8.20am-4pm (Mon-Thur)/8am - 12.20pm (Fri)
Secondary School = 8.20am-4pm (Mon-Thur)/8am - 12.30pm (Fri)

Exclusive discounts for enrollments during Info Week

In addition, you can enjoy a 50% discount off application fees for primary and secondary school or 50% off registration fees for IBDP for enrolments made during Info Week.

Below is a 
SKIS Parents & Students Experiences Sharing Session. Check it out before the SKIS Info Week. It may give you some ideas on what to ask during the Sri KDU International Kota Damansara Info Week from 22nd to 27th November 2021.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Pentaksiran Setara Standard for Std 1 to Form 4 to be held from 21 Nov to 3 Dec 2021



If you have been following our FB group closely, you may perhaps have seen some parents sharing about Pentaksiran Setara Standard (PSS) for Std 1 to Form 4 to be held from 21 Nov to 3 Dec 2021. We did a little google search to find out more about it and here's what we found.

There are several articles about this in several websites as follows:

- From Harian Post - Pentaksiran Setara Standard 2021 KPM (21 November – 3 Disember)

This site basically explains what the Pentaksiran Setara Standard is all about

- From Sumber Pendidikan - Bank Soalan 2021 untuk Pentaksiran Setara Standard KSSR KSSM

This site includes a schedule of when it is to be held for classes undergoing rotation. It also has some sample past year papers but you may have to browse around quite a bit to get to them. They include free and paid resource and they also have a telegram channel for subscribers.

According to this site, the assessment is to be conducted for Group A from 21 - 25 Nov 2021 and Group B from 28 Nov - 3 Dec 2021 for students going to school on a rotation basis.

If you search "Pentaksiran Setara Standard" on YouTube, you will probably find some videos from teachers as well. Here is one which gives a simple and easy to understand presentation. 




While searching for "Pentaksiran Setara Standard" on Facebook, we found an announcement by a school on the timetable for the assessment. The dates look a week later ie from 28 Nov to 9 December 2021. So there may be some flexibility in the dates too since this is a school based assessment. Here is a proposed timetable  by a primary school and here is  a timetable by a secondary school. for the upcoming Petaksiran Setara Standard as posted by the schools on their FB pages.

Summary:

So what do we understand from all this? In short, it is an assessment which must be done by all schools for all levels from Standard 1 to Form 4. The assessment will be for all subjects. It will be prepared by subject teachers and schools have the autonomy to decide how to record the results.

As we already know, the academic year is now extended to 2022. The purpose of this assessment is for schools to do a Catch Up Plan (CUP) to prepare students for the final term in 2022.

So now you know what PSS is about, don't panic if you suddenly hear your child say "Ma, next week got test!" 




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