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Monday, November 30, 2020

Sri KDU International School Klang Digital Info Week 6th - 9th December 2020

Looking for a school? Check out Sri KDU International School Klang, ASEAN's first Microsoft Flagship School. Sri KDU International School Klang is the latest school under Sri KDU, an established school brand with a history and reputation of providing excellent holistic educational experience for primary and secondary school children since 2003.

Sri KDU International School Klang is having its first Digital Info Week from 6th to 9th December 2020. This is a great time for you to find out more about the school, view the campus, talk to teachers and even let your child try out an e-trial class! 

Sri KDU International School Klang 
Digital Info Week 6th - 9th December 2020 

Digital Info Week Programme

6th December 2020

10.20am - 11.30am 
Live Campus Tour with founding Principal, Ms. April Peters

1pm - 2pm 
Exclusive Zoom Q&A Session 
with Principal, Ms. April Peters and Head of Primary, Ms. Kephren Sherry 

7th - 9th December 2020

10.00am - 3pm
eMeet sessions with the Academic team (by appointment basis)

10am - 4.30pm
Private Campus Tour (by appointment basis)

eTrial class (by appointment basis)

Click here to RSVP to confirm your place for the exclusive zoom Q & A session and book your appointments for eMeet sessions, campus tour and eTrial class.

For further enquiries, please contact  603 6145 3800 / 3801 or send email to info.klg@srikdu.edu.my

*All new student registrations throughout Digital Info Week will be entitled to a Free Logitech keyboard worth RM149.

Try out a class digitally. eTrial class is by appointment basis

Founding Principal, Ms. April Peters welcomes you to
 Sri KDU International School Klang Digital Week

Sunday, November 29, 2020

How to improve Chinese Classical Text Comprehension for SPM students

My son is taking SPM Chinese and there is an section in the paper on Classical Text Comprehension. We are a non-Chinese speaking family so it is rather hard for him since he is not taking any tuition and we have difficulty helping him. I turned to the Malaysia Primary and Secondary school parents FB groups for help and recommended tips. Here is are some tips given by the parents who have sat for the paper themselves.

Understand the content. 

Firstly, you have to understand the context and background first including the motif of the speaker. To get a better understanding of the context, the story and the history, it is suggested to

1. Watch Chinese historical dramas set in ancient China to improve understanding on Chinese history and spark interest. You can even watch them in Cantonese and read the subtitles if Mandarin is too difficult for you. Even the Mandarin ones will not fully use Classical text speech, the idea is to understand the story and history.

2. Read the stories behind the ancient text to understand the context. You can read the story books, comics or even read them in English depending on your level of understanding. The idea is to understand the context and the stories. Below are some examples.

(i) Comics - Chinese Classical Comics for example 蔡志忠 Tsai Chih Chung comics. His comic strips are mostly written in classical Chinese, about Chinese tradition, cultures and idioms.. etc. The comics come with present day Chinese explanations.

(ii) Storybooks - If you are able to read the whole set of Chinese classical stories, you will be better able to understand the questions. You can also read Jin Yong novels.

(iii) English/Bilingual - If your Chinese is not that good, you can read the stories in English. For example you can read the comics from Asiapac on 3 Kingdoms, Madam White Snake etc in English to get a better understanding of the subject. 

Know the text

文言文is a bit tricky as one word will have many meanings.

1. Get a dictionary to translate ancient text to modern text or use Baidu to search.

2. Know and memorize the commonly used classical text phrases and keywords. If you have friends in the same level in CIS, try asking for their notes. The teachers of most CIS do wonderful work of listing the common words. 

3. Make use of apps to find dictionaries and other references.

4. Practice- Classical Chinese have similar keywords which appear often in the exam questions. Try to do as many past year questions as possible so you can see the pattern and know which keywords are a must know. Then just try to connect the dots in between those key words

The following blog post has useful tips on how to answer the SPM Chinese paper including Classical Text Comprehension (文言文理解) section. Check it out.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Wrinkle Free School Uniforms Promo


We would like to congratulate the winners of our recently concluded giveaway. The grand prize winner walks away with RM200 shopping vouchers while the consolation prize winners received RM100 shopping vouchers each to shop at Thomtex School Uniform Shop.

Thomtex sells wrinkle free school uniforms online for the convenient of parents. Convenient in being able to purchase online and convenience to parents in reducing their ironing workload. When you have several school going kids, the ironing can take up a lot of time!

Here's some good news for all our readers. 

Readers Rewards Promo Code 

Use discount code THOMXMUMS to get bonus 5% discount. (in addition to website discounts currently on offer)

You can apply this promo code without signing in the website. However, users are encouraged to sign in to enjoy all the other website discounts currently being offered. 

Some of the current offers include:

Buy 1 white shirt at 10%, 2 at 15% and 3 at 20%. For members only (membership is free).
(If you apply your readers reward of 5%, you can get up to 25% discount!)

Due to the mco situation which resulted in lack of some stock, customers can pay first and get their uniforms later (around the end of December) for new stocks. 

Customers can also refund and exchange their purchases until the school reopens in 2021. This means customers  can continue to exchange their clothes for size or color till after the schools open. The company will bear the cost of shipping.

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)
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)
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



Kuala Lumpur and Damansara teaching centre


Penang teaching centre


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)


3 hour workshop (10-15 year olds)


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!


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. 


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. 

Click on the banner below to redeem E-Voucher consist of eye screening and Boston Solution lens care set (total worth RM220).

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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.


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.

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