09 February 2018, TISPC In Touch
Message from The Principal
09 February - Message From The Principal

After the short week last week, I am very pleased to be writing to you after what has been a packed week for Taylor’s International School, Puchong. Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying that “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” This is a statement that I have held close during my time in education and one that has very much been brought to the fore this week as part of our work with Mr. Mark Reardon from the Quantum Learning Network, USA (QLN).  

Mark has spent the week and weekend with a number of our teachers as part of our partnership with QLN with the sole aim of significantly upskilling our colleagues so as to provide a quality enhanced educational experience for your children. The week’s activities have been workshop and lesson based and form part of a fast track programme geared to the enhancement of learning and community at TIS Puchong. This is another step in our ongoing programme to further improve the experience and outcomes we offer and will see our school working closely and continuously with QLN over the next two years.

In addition to this and our sporting triumphs in Primary football and our commitment to MSSD Sport this week, the cast and crew of “Hairspray” have been rehearsing and preparing for what promises to be an outstanding production at the end of March. I have been particularly impressed by the keenness and commitment of our students to this production in addition to that of our performing arts staff who do not appear to need to sleep!

Whilst large group performances are ongoing in their preparations, I would also like to single out an individual who has worked extremely hard and, as a result, has been publicly recognised. Lee Zhi Khai (10O) was selected to attend the prestigious Hong Kong International Youth Performing Art Festival held over the weekend of 28th Jan. This competition attracts a large number of the most able young musicians in the region performing in both group and individual contexts. As an accomplished pianist, the hard work and commitment to his instrument was recognised as he gained 2nd place! We are extremely proud of Zhi Khai and this significant achievement.

As we approach the Chinese New Year holiday, we have a number of events planned for next week in celebration of this significant time of year.  I look forward to enjoying these next week with our students and staff and to reporting back in our next newsletter. In the meantime, I wish you a restful weekend and a positive and celebratory week ahead.

Kind regards,
 
David Flint 斐迪偉
Principal of Taylor’s International School Puchong