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School Holiday Programme December 2018

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School Holiday Programme December 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Starting School Tip: Label Your School Supplies

Starting School Shopping

We've got a healthy discussion going on in our FB group on back to school shopping for school uniforms, shoes and bags. Once we have got those out of the way, we will move on to the next stage, stocking up on school supplies. If your child is just starting school, we recommend that you hold back on that really cute design stationery that costs a bomb. As many parents will tell you, during the first year of school, many of these items get misplaced or lost very frequently!

When planning your starting school shopping, don't forget the little details. 

One important detail is labeling. One of the ways to protect your child's stuff and your sanity is to label them with personalized name labels. Most schools have a lost and found cabinet or someone in charge of lost and found items. You can easily retrieve your items if your child's name is clearly labelled on it.

Labels also help to avoid confusion, especially when children carry the same colour and design for bags, tumblers, pencil cases and more. With a name label, your child can easily recognize their own stuff. Clothing and shoe labels also help your child to differentiate their school and extra curricular uniforms, sports or gym wear, shoes,  hats and more from those of their classmates or school mates.

Where to find personalized name labels in Malaysia?

Moms and dads, you can check out the online sticker and labels store Fun Printz. They have labels in various sizes and shapes in cute, colourful designs which you can personalize for your child.

How to choose your labels

The labels at Fun Printz come in many shapes and sizes. So many shapes, which one do you choose? Here's a rough guide.

S-Size Labels

Choose S or small size labels for small items like pencils, swimming goggles, sports rackets etc.

M- Medium Size Labels

If your child goes to an after school daycare, it is important to label his or her items to prevent mix-ups. You can use the M Size labels to label school supplies like pencil cases, colour pencil case, crayons case, water colour sets and palette, water tumblers, food containers, sports equipment and other items headed towards the daycare centre.

L- Large Size Labels

The L or Large size labels are perfect for bigger items like school bags, homework bags and arts and crafts file or bag.

Shape Labels

Shape labels come in various cute shapes and designs. They are for the kid who likes fun things with an identity. It is also easier to recognize from afar. Younger kids in P1 or P2 will probably enjoy these stickers.

Shoe Labels

Just as its name suggest, these labels are made for shoes. Why do you need shoe labels? You would not believe how many shoes get mixed up when the children remove it to go to the library, the prayer room etc. Not only do the waterproof shoe labels prevent mix up, they also help your little one keep each foot in the right shoe.

Square Labels

Square labels is an option you can use to stick onto your child's water tumbler, food container, mobiles and more.

Iron-On Labels

Iron-on labels are good for school essentials made of fabric like school uniforms, socks and day-care clothes. Iron on your child's personalized name labels to make sure the clothes and uniforms your child has to change in and out of is never misplaced.

Other Sizes

Other size labels include mini labels and fun labels.

Value Packs

Not sure which to pick? Choose the Value Pack or Value Pack Plus which comes in an assortment of labels in various sizes all personalized for you.

The Value Pack is RM159

The Value Pack Plus with Iron On Labels is RM179

Fun-Printz Labels are waterproof, machine washable and dryer friendly. They are also dishwasher and microwave oven safe. So you can wash your clothing and school supplies as you normally do without worrying about the labels coming off.

School Holiday Promotion

Free shipping for purchases above RM100. No promo quote required.
10% discount on all labels including iron on labels.
Value Pack = RM159
Value Pack + Iron On Labels = RM179

Visit Fun Printz for further details.

This post was brought to you by Fun Printz

Friday, November 16, 2018

10 Family Friendly Movies To Watch This School Holidays

We're one week away from the school holidays which means its time to hit the cinemas soon! We compiled a list of family friendly movies showing this November and December 2018 and put the trailers all on one page for convenience and easy reference. Of all of these 10 Family Friendly Movies, which one do you like the best?

1. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Release Date: 15 November 2018
Runtime: 133 minutes
Synopsis: This is part 2 of 5 of JK Rowling's Fantastic Beast series. In the Crimes of Grindelwald,  Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander to help thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings.

2. The Grinch

Release Date: 8 November 2018
Runtime: 90 minutes
Synopsis: The Grinch attempts to silence Christmas once and for all for the villagers of  Whoville by posing as Santa Claus.

3. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Release Date: 1 November 2018
Runtime: 100 minutes
Synopsis: A colourful tale of young Clara who travels through a parallel world where she meets a soldier named Philip who helps her find the key to unlock a box to a priceless gift.

4. Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Release Date: 22 November 2018
Runtime: 116 minutes
Synopsis: Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz are back, this time they have to travel through the world wide web in search of a missing part to save Vanellope's video game.

5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Release Date: 7 December 2018
Synopsis: In Spider-Verse, there's more than just one Spider-Man. That's what Miles Morales discovers when he meets Peter Parker and many other web-slinging superheroes. Together, they team up to stop a threat to all reality.

6. The House with a Clock in its Walls

Release Date: 29 November 2018
Runtime: 105 minutes
Synopsis: Newly orphaned, 10-year-old Lewis Barnavelt is sent to live with his uncle in a creaky old house. He discovers that is uncle is a magician and he needs to help him find a magical clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

7. Aquaman

Release Date: 20 December 2018
Synopsis: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. He finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt.

8. Bumblebee

Release Date: 20 December 2018
Synopsis: Charlie who is almost 18 now, finds Bumblebee the Autobot, battle-scarred and broken in a junkyard in a small California beach town. She revives him and discovers that he is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen Beetle. This is the 6th installment of the Transformers Series.

9. Mary Poppins Returns

Release Date: 25 December 2018
Synopsis: Mary Poppins Returns this Christmas to visit the grown up Jane and Michael Banks and Michael's 3 children. She helps them rediscover the joys and magical wonder they knew as children.

10. March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step

Release Date: 29 November 2018
Runtime: 85 minutes
Synopsis: About two penguins, a father and son and the young penguins first journey into the unknown.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Back To School Shopping 2019

It's that time of the year again for back to school shopping! Our Facebook group: The Malaysia Primary School Parents Group is very active now discussing about school uniform brands, what type of school bags to buy, what colour shoes to purchase. We're all gearing up for Back To School 2019.

As with previous years, we noticed that most retailers will start their back to school promotion in mid November, carrying on end December or the first few days of January. We bring to you a summary of some of where you can download some of these back to school shopping brochures. We suggest that you view the brochures or download them so you can make a price comparison and shop smartly.  Links to the catalogues are provided for your easy reference.

Image Credit: Aeon Big, Parkson, Tesco, Mydin Catalogues with links as shown below.

Here you go, in no particular order.

1. Aeon Big - Keep Calm Back To School Promotion from 16 Nov to 31 Dec 2018

Here is the link to the 16 page AEON Big Back To School Brochure on everything back to school including school uniforms, school bags, school shoes, stationery, undergarments, and storage essentials for your home study area. There are no pdf downloadable brochure but you can view this online.

School uniform brands sold include Canggih, Unggul and U-Cemerlang with a 20% discount for Unggul and U-Cemerlang. Shoes include Asadi and Diadora Campus brands.

2. Parkson Malaysia Back To School Promotion 15 November 2018 to 1 January 2019

Parkson's Back To School Promotion runs from 15 November 2018 to 1st January 2019. According to the brochure, you will get 3X bonuslink points for all merchandise at Parkson's One Stop School Shop. You can view the brochure here. Parkson's Back To School Promotion Brochure

Below is an excerpt of the brochure which has many other items including school bags and stationery. There is quite a lot of shoe brands available from what I can see in the brochure.

3. Tesco Back To School Promo 15 Nov - 5 Dec 2018

We're surprised that the Tesco promotion ends on 5 December this year. The Tesco School Shop Catalogue has 24 pages in all. You can either choose to view it online or download the pdf version.

Uniform brands include Canggih, APlus, U-Cemerlang and Adam Hawa. What we like about the catalogue is the pricing is stated very clearly for each brand and the discounts available. Shoe brands include Pallas, Asadi and Diadora.

4. Mydin Back To School 15 Nov to 9 Dec 2018

Just like Tesco, the Back to School promo at Mydin ends in early December. You can either view the back to school brochure online or download the pdf version. Look for Back To School (Edisi Hypermarket Semenanjung) to view or download.

5. Aeon Retail Back To School Promo On Uniforms

We couldn't find any catalogue on Aeon Retail's site possibly because they are still winding up their early bird 15% off all school uniform deal which ends on 18 November 2018. The image below is taken from Aeon Retail's Facebook Page here.

Monday, November 05, 2018

British Council Celebrates 70 Years In Malaysia

To commemorate its 70th Anniversary in Malaysia, British Council has planned many exciting activities this November 2018 including workshops, prizes, giveaways, storytelling and more.

Here's how not to miss out on these fantastic promotion and your chance to win the 15x iPad 7.9", free placement tests, limited edition goodie bags and more which are up for grabs.

1. Like British Council Malaysia on Facebook

2. Visit the British Council Malaysia Facebook page daily from 31 Oct till 14 Nov to check out the latest promotion. There will be different treats and tips each day which will be announced on Facebook

This milestone celebration continues on to the weekend of 17-18 November 2018 with free workshops for all parents. Parents who visit the centre during this weekend and register for the new Young Learner term starting in January 2019 stand to win iPad 9.7". Further details will be shared on British Council Facebook Page.

Workshop 1: Introduction to the Young Learner's courses at British Council
Venue: British Council Kuala Lumpur
Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Description: You will receive an overview of the British Council classes and teachers and how it helps students achieve. You will also receive advice on how you can help your child get the most from their lessons

Workshop 2: Introduction to Phonics
Venue: British Council Kuala Lumpur
Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm
Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Description: You will receive a brief overview of phonics methodology with a chance to participate in some typical classroom activities. (Phonics classes are suitable for 5 - 7 year olds)

Workshop 3: Creating Confident Learners 
Venue: British Council Kuala Lumpur and The Curve
Time: 11am - 12pm
Dates: 17/18 November 2018 (2 sessions)
Description: You will discover how confidence helps the learning process and improves student performance across all disciplines. You will learn how British Council courses help develop confidence and receive tips on what you can do to help your child develop confidence in the classroom and in life.
Special session of Workshop 3 is available for members of  The Malaysia Primary School Parents on FB group/Malaysia Secondary School Parents on FB group) *
Venue: British Council Kuala Lumpur
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018

*Members please visit the group links to find out more

For further information on any of the above or on the British Council Holiday Programme for the remaining few available spots,  visit the British Council Malaysia website, Facebook page or call 03-2780 3894 (Kuala Lumpur / The Curve) or 04-202 0014 (Penang).

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