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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Sekolah Sri KDU Digital Open Weekend on 27th to 29th Nov 2020

In the blink of an eye 2021 is almost upon us. If you have not decided or settled on a school for your child, it is time to do so. Not able to visit schools to get more  information? No worries as schools like Sekolah Sri KDU has embraced the digital not only for their school lessons but it extends to their interactions with parents. Meetings, talks and chats with parents, showing parents around the school and Open Days are now conducted fully online. You can even schedule exclusive one to one e-meetings with the Academic Leadership Team during their upcoming Digital Open Weekend.

Sekolah Sri KDU is having their Digital Open Weekend on 27th to 29th Nov 2020.

Below are the highlights of the event:

Date: 27th to 29th November 2020
Time: 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.:  
  • One-on-one E-meet with the Academic Leadership Team on Zoom / Google Meet / Microsoft Teams
  • Live Chat with the Admissions Team

* Enrol during the Sekolah Sri KDU Digital Open Weekend to enjoy 50% off the Registration Fee. Terms and Conditions apply. (applicable to all intakes)

Date: 28th November 2020 (Special Sessions for Primary School)
Time: 
10.00 a.m. Primary 1 Exploration Talk with the Principal of Sri KDU Primary (on Zoom)
11.00 a.m. Facebook LIVE tour of Sri KDU Primary School

Date: 29th November 2020 (Special Sessions for Secondary School)
Time:
10.00 a.m. Secondary 1 Exploration Talk with the Deputy Principal of Sri KDU Secondary (on Zoom)
11.00 a.m. Facebook LIVE tour of Sri KDU Secondary School

RSVP here


You may also find the following video interesting.

Mr Djohann Iskandar Kwan Abdullah, the Principal of Sri KDU Primary School welcomes all to join the Sekolah Sri KDU Digital Open Weekend happening from the 27th – 29th November 2020; 10 am – 3 pm!



Mr Lam Chee Fong, Principal of Sri KDU Secondary School invites you to join the Sekolah Sri KDU Digital Open Weekend from 27th to 29th November 2020. Watch out for sessions for secondary school on 29th November 2020.

Monday, November 16, 2020

British Council Malaysia Online School Holiday Workshop and January 2021 Intake

 This is a guest post by British Council Malaysia




Our January 2021 intake is now open for early bird registrations until 30 November 2020! Whether you opt for our online or face-to-face classes, our expert teachers are always prepared to provide the best learning experience for your child.

In our upcoming intake, your child will get to experience our new guided learning component, which extends your child’s learning after classes on our secure online platform, that ensures your child is prepared and excited to participate in their next lesson with us.


Our English classes are suitable for any child or teenager between the ages of 5 to 17. Find the perfect course for your child on our website  or contact us now to speak to one of our course consultants.



Early bird price until 30 November 2020

Online

RM880

Kuala Lumpur and Damansara teaching centre

RM880

Penang teaching centre

RM790


We will also be running online workshops during the school holidays on 5 December 2020. Your child will get to brush up on their English skills while learning interesting topics prepared by our teachers. Each age group will learn a topic that is different from one another.


For parents interested in both our January 2021 intake and our online holiday workshops, you can register your child for both courses and enjoy up to 20% off on fees! Have a look on our website or book a spot  today.


2-hour workshop (5-10 year olds)

RM169

3 hour workshop (10-15 year olds)

RM254

Sign up for our holiday workshop + January 2021 term to enjoy up to 20% off on fees!


If you would like to find out more about our course structure, join us on 26 November, 5-6pm for a free online workshop. This workshop is suitable for parents with children between the ages of 5 to 11. The workshop will also cover tips on how you can better support your child’s English learning journey. Register now!

Primary and Secondary School Online Tuition Malaysia

 


The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to the academic world. Notwithstanding the challenges, learning never stops. Schools and tuition centres have quickly come up to speed by moving forward with digital learning. 

Cozy Kidz House is one of the tuition centres which has done so. It now conducts its lessons fully online. Cozy Kidz House is an established tuition centre which has been in the business for 7 years, starting in Sri Petaling and now at Aurora Place, Bukit Jalil to provide a better and safe study environment for its students. 

With 100% of its lessons online, now you can be in any part of Malaysia to attend the classes too!

ABOUT COZY KIDZ HOUSE


Cozy Kidz House started by providing tuition for 7 to 12 year old students. It now caters to students from primary to secondary schools, both national and private school. Both group and private classes are available with 10 students max for group classes. You can select the kind of class that suits your child best,. Group classes helps students to do better in their respective subjects with holistic lesson plans that connect students to their school syllabus while private classes and be customized and streamlined to tackled specific problems faced by students. 


SECONDARY SCHOOL TUITION DEC 2020 INTAKE IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION




The Dec 2020 Intake for Secondary School Tuition is  now open for registration with the following details:

For Whom: Students who missed classes during MCO/CMCO and need to catch up with national school syllabus Form 1, Form 2 or Form 3 (PT3)/International School (Year 7) - IGCSE

Package: 4 subjects Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics and Science 

Commencement  Date: December 2020

Offer Price: RM280* Terms and Conditions apply (Normal Price: RM400)

Class Type: Choice of online or physical class

No of Pax: Max 10 students in a class

Terms and Conditions:
- Offer ends on 28 Feb 2021
- No valid with other promotions or offer.
- Payment has to be made before commencing of a class.
- Deposits applicable


Note that the centre is currently 100% online tuition. Once CMCO has been lifted students have a choice to opt to continue with online lessons or return to physical with SOP in place including wearing face masks during lessons, physical distancing and sanitization of classroom.

Venue for physical lessons is at

Cozy Kidz House
1-8-11, Plaza Bukit Jalil (Aurora Place), 
No 1, Jalan Persiaran Jalil 1, Bandar Bukit Jalil 
57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Facebook: Cozy Kidz House


Call Tel: 012-2868 779 to sign up or enquire.







Friday, November 13, 2020

Myopia in Children

Does Your Child Suffer From Myopia? 


Does your child always squint or rub his/her eyes when trying to look at far away objects? Or does your child always read his/her book at a very close distance?

Your child could be suffering from myopia. 



What is Myopia?

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a very common eye health issue, especially among children. Myopia normally develops during childhood. It is a condition where one can see near objects well, but have trouble seeing objects at a distance clearly.

Those with myopia usually have longer eyeball length compared to normal healthy eyes, where the light rays is unable to focus on the retina but focus in front of the retina. Aside from that, if the cornea (outer layer of eye) is too curved, the light that enters the eyes won’t be able to focus correctly on the retina. All of these will lead to blur vision at a distance. 


Image credit: https://humanbodyanddiseases.weebly.com/myopia.html 



According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there’s evidence that myopia prevalence keep increasing globally and recent study shows that an estimate of about 50% of the population worldwide (about 5 billion people) will have myopia by 2050. 


Genetic and environmental factors are both the reasons contributing to myopia development. Some eye experts believe that children who spend more time using their eyes on “close-up” activities, such as usage of smartphones, tablets or computers, are at higher risk of developing myopia.


What are the symptoms of myopia?


· Blur vision on distance objects

· Eye strain / fatigue

· Headache

· Squinting


Generally young children will not complain about their vision during the initial stage. However, parents or even teachers will be able to notice the child’s condition easily and take further actions to control it at an early stage.

Here are some of the conditions or signs which a child will show if they are experiencing myopia:

· Squinting constantly when see things afar

· Tilting head or closing one eye to read

· Holding books, smartphones or doing homework at a close range

· Often rubbing their eyes

· Frequent headaches

· Tearing

Although myopia (nearsightedness) can be easily corrected using eye glasses, contact lens or refractive surgery, children with high myopes are at greater risk for certain eye diseases such as retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts as they grow older into their adulthood.

Thus, in order to prevent nearsightedness to progress too fast or further worsen, there are ways to slow down progression of myopia in children:

1. Low dose atropine eye drops

2. Specially designed eye glasses

3. Soft peripheral defocus contact lenses

4. Orthokeratology contact lenses 


One of the most effective ways would be the fitting of Orthokeratology contact lenses. Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K contact lens is a non-surgical procedure of reshaping the cornea gently when you sleep. This type of contact lens helps to control or correct one’s myopia (nearsighted), providing freedom in vision and the convenience of going glasses free during the day. 

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Though there are corrective measures for myopia (nearsightedness), but prevention is always better than cure. We should encourage our children to spend more time outdoors and reduce their time spent on computers or other digital devices. 

Last but not least, schedule an eye examination with eye care professionals annually to monitor your child’s vision throughout the years, so that any eye health problems can be attended to at an early stage.


Reference:

American Academy of Ophtalmology. (2016). Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Available at: https://www.aaojournal.org/action/showPdf?pii=S0161-6420%2816%2900025-7 Accessed 11 February 2016.

This is a sponsored post by Oculus (M) Sdn Bhd

The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.






Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Lorna Whiston Virtual Open House on 21 - 22 November 2020


I am interested in the Virtual Open House. Click here to register.

Lorna Whiston helps your child discover his/her voice and confidence in the English language. With English Enrichment and Speech & Drama classes for children of ages 4 to 18 years old, Lorna Whiston nurtures their creativity, communication and critical thinking skills that are essential in the future world.

Join Lorna Whiston’s Virtual Open House to learn how to groom your child to become empowered learners for the future. And here is your chance to meet and speak with their Head Teachers.

Date: 21 &; 22 November 2020
Time: 10am – 11am or 3pm – 4pm


Enjoy RM100 discount for a full term sign up per child!
*Terms and conditions apply.

This is a good time to sign up for English classes as you will be able to take up the special promos and offers available only during the Virtual Open House. 

Below are the promo specifications

· RM100 discount for all full term sign up per child

· RM50 discount for full term 2nd programme sign up per child

· RM50 discount for full term 3rd programmes sign up per child

· Existing parents who sign up for 2nd or a 3rd programme for a full term will receive a RM50 discount

* Terms and Conditions apply



Meet Ch'ng Symn, future Architect. Find out what she loves the most about Lorna Whiston Study Centre and her experience as a student! 


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Stay at home and order school uniforms online

2020 has been a rather challenging year so far with a global pandemic requiring parents to work from home and children to stay at home with schools closed. 

It's coming towards the end of the year now and normally at around this time of the year, parents are preparing for the next school year and malls would be packed with parents shopping for back to school items. However, this year, some malls are closed at times and most malls have few shoppers especially in red COVID 19 zones or areas where CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order) or even EMCO (Enhanced Movement Control Order) are imposed.

Yet, we still have to prepare for next year 2021. One way is to buy school stuff including school uniforms online. 




We tested out online buying for school uniforms and below is a video of how we did it as well as tips and pointers on the process. 

For our online buying, we went to Thomtex School Uniform Shop. Watch the video below on how we shopped online for school uniforms. 

Thomtex sells wrinkle free school uniforms online. It sells school uniforms for primary and secondary school girls and boys including co-curricular school uniforms.




It is Important to Follow Measuring Guides When Ordering School Uniforms Online

One of the most important things you should do when shopping for school uniforms online is MEASURE, MEASURE, MEASURE. Every school uniform shop have their own measurements and guidelines for measuring.


For example, my kid usually wears size M tops and size 33 pants.  However, when I did the measurements following the measuring guide at Thomtex School Uniform Shop, it suggests that I order size S shirts and size 34 pants which I did and it turned out exactly the same size as the ones he has been wearing. That is a relieve because one of the things you want to do when ordering clothing online is to get it right the first time. 

You can measure directly on your child or measure using their most comfortable clothing.  Remember to follow the picture guides provided at the online school uniform shop to know where to measure.




After measuring and selecting the right size, you add your items to your shopping cart when you are satisfied with the sizes and number of pieces you wish to order. Complete  your shipping information accurately, then check out to pay by credit card or direct debit and stay at home to wait for your uniforms to arrive by courier. 



What will 2021 hold for us? We hope that a vaccine will be found and life will be back to normal again but in the meantime, we still need to live a new normal life which includes shopping for school uniforms online. 

Shop now for Wrinkle Free School Uniforms. Early birds can enjoy a buy two free one promo in October. 




Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New Normal in Education at Sri KDU Schools

March 18, 2020 will always be remembered as the day when Malaysia implemented MCO or Movement Control Order to try to flatten the COVID 19 curve. However, that is not the only thing that happened. In a way, it led to a positive and immediate change in education, transforming it from a traditional classroom to blended digital learning almost overnight. Education may never be the same again. How prepared are we for this change? Let's have a look at one school and how they transition towards the new normal in education.




Online Learning at Sri KDU Schools

One of the things that Sri KDU Schools emphasizes to its teachers and students during this challenging period is "NEVER STOP LEARNING". As you can see from the video below, whether it is academics, sports or music, teaching and learning never stops at Sri KDU. 




Teachers learnt new ways to reach out and educate students while students were taught how to attend classes online and submit homework digitally.  In a way COVID 19 is positive for education, especially schools which are quick to rise up to the challenge and quickly adapt to the new normal in education, shifting from traditional classroom styles towards 21st century digital and online teaching. 

At Sri KDU schools, students were quickly taught the new skill of learning through video conferencing and other digital means. This is an important skill for all students during this time as schools may be required to close with short notice if needed like the current CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order) in the Klang Valley. With this new skill in place, students can quickly switch back to online learning mode with ease.




Parents were not left out as they too must be involved in order to support their children's studies. With this in mind, parents workshops were conducted online to help parents understand how online lessons were carried out.




Learning truly never stops at Sri KDU, not even for sports and music lessons as these were carried out virtually as well. Virtual choirs and band performances are yet another positive outcome of the pandemic. Who would have imagined that virtual concerts by students singing and playing musical instruments from their homes could sound so good!




Parents’ feedback on Online Learning at Sri KDU Schools

It is amazing how Sri KDU embraced online learning so well and has seen positive feedback coming in.

Below are some testimonials from their existing parents on online learning:

Sekolah Sri KDU (Private National School) 

  • I would like to thank all the schoolteachers for a job well done on this first day of online classes. It has also been a test of our organisation at home, and there were inevitably teething problems. But despite these circumstances, I think what transpired today deserves a pat on the back. I am particularly keen to see that student & teacher do not let the pause in active school life affect their relationship and collective spirit in the classroom. The online system cannot replace the classroom in terms of learning, but it is important for the children's moral confidence that life goes on for them. Please convey my sincere gratitude to all the teachers involved.
  • A BIG thank you to the teachers of Sri KDU secondary for carrying out the extra classes next week and remaining online for the students. Acknowledging that it was announced as extended school holidays, I sincerely appreciate the efforts by teachers in “keeping the school open”
  • I support online learning so that the students can keep to a routine. Grateful that the teachers are also willing to continue to deliver the lessons despite the government announcement of an extended holiday. I believe this would be the first time online learning will be deployed fully. It’s a good time to start and explore the tool. Thank you, and stay healthy!

Sri KDU International School
  • My child and I are enjoying the online learning. Thank you to the teachers.
  • My child and I are enjoying the work set on the Seesaw app. The app is easy to use and the instructions from teachers are clear. We also get real-time feedback. Thank you for helping us keep the kids learning and occupied.
  • Thank you to all the teachers in SKIS for the efforts and attention put in to ensure that the students of SKIS continue to get their education at the highest level possible. I really appreciate it.
  • It looked like they truly enjoyed your Seesaw activities and your Hangout classes. It is apparent that you have put in a lot of thoughts into your teaching methodology with plenty of variations and creativity and with that extra mile, you made learning fun. Your marking system is also commendable, making them think again to correct their mistakes. Thank you for making the children learn in eagerness. It must have been challenging at times.

Interested to know about Sri KDU schools? Click here for more information. Registration is now open for 2020/2021 session.


Sunday, October 18, 2020

A good night's sleep starts with a good pillow

Having a good night's sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Yet, many of us struggle with getting a good night's sleep. Some tips for getting a good night's sleep include having a relaxing before bed schedule, making your room dark and comfortable with just the right temperature and not to mention having a good pillow. 


Recently, I had an opportunity to test out the Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow. This pillow is voted as one of The Best 8 Pillows in Singapore. Having gone through dozens of sleep trials, more than 10 different product tests and 100 density changes before being marketed, The Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow is designed by a team of experts in Germany.



The pillow feels bouncy and soft yet firm and with good support at the same time. I like the feel of the tencel cover case. Tencel is a a new age cellulose fibre. Tencel is smooth, gentle on the skin  and anti-bacterial. It feels luxurious. I find that it provides good back support if you prop it up because it is firm. My current pillows are the kind that can be punched into any shape. This one stays firmly in shape. Takes a little bit of getting used to for me.



Where to buy the Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow?


The Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow is available at Origins Malaysia which also markets the award winning Origin Hybrid® Mattress. Founders Shaun and Gee started Origin Mattress to give Malaysians more comfortable sleep at lower prices. Origin products are designed in Germany and made in Malaysia for Malaysians. You can buy it online and have it delivered to you with no shipping charges.

Credit for image: Express Photography


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