During the final week of school we had a number of events and happenings.
In Secondary, the enrichment trips, came back last week, and were a huge success with students speaking proudly about visits to ShangHai, Vietnam, Korea, Penang, Perak, Cherating and Singapore. Our CSR trip to Nepal saw our students visiting and and working with a school there. These trips could not have happened without the great efforts of our teachers and students. Well done to all of them.  

We will be publishing a supplement to the Yearbook in January with information and photos from these trips, so that everyone can see what happened.

The Secondary Celebration evening on Wednesday was another super event, with students showing their work in different subject areas, and a fantastic concert from the Performing Arts team.

Thursday saw the Primary school pull out all the stops for their Celebration concerts, with Early Years, KS1 and then KS2.

In all these events students were recognised with certificates with their RECIPE character awards. Congratulations to all those students who were awarded certificates. 

Our Year 11 graduates were celebrated in their annual graduation ceremony on Friday morning. The chairman of the school board, YB Tan Sri Dato’ Alimuddin Dom and Mr BK Gan were in attendance to recognise these students. I would like to again publically wish our graduates all the best for the future and encourage them to let us know what they do in the future.

Leavers
I would like to wish all our student leavers all the best with their futures. Please take the opportunity in the future to visit us again and let us know how they are.
We will be saying goodbye to the following teachers; Ms Leia (Sec-Maths), Ms Hawar (Sec-Sci), Mr Stewart (Sec-Hum),  Ms Adrianna (IT Integrator), Ms Cheryl (Sec-Music), Ms Jade (Pri-Man), Ms Val (Pri-Year 5) and Ms Jenny (Pri-Mandarin)
I hope that you will join with me and thank all these teachers for their dedication and work in the years that they have been with us and to wish them all the best in the future.

New Head of Secondary
After an extensive search internationally, which started initially in April, but was extended to September, the Board of Governors are proud to announce that they have appointed Mr. Rajeev Sharma as the new Head of Secondary at Taylor’s International School, Kuala Lumpur.

Mr Sharma, who is British comes to Malaysia via a long stay in Auckland, New Zealand, where he was the Deputy Principal at Long Bay College. This is a large successful secondary school in the North Bay area of Auckland. A Maths teacher by training, he has extensive experience and knowledge in the operation of a secondary school and of international students. He spent two days here in October,  where groups of parents, teachers and students met with him and gave him a good insight into the way the school operates. 

My thanks to all the students, parents and staff involved in the interview process. I am sure that Mr Sharma will help the school to continue in its path of being the school of choice in the city for parents. 

I hope that you will all make Mr Sharma welcome when he arrives in KL towards the end of December. We will of course make arrangements for parents to meet him early in the new school year.

SuperCamp
SuperCamp are organising a 7D/6N camp from  16-22 Dec at Cherengin Hills, Janda Baik. This will be a super opportunity for students to interact with others and get involved with the SuperCamp activities. For more details please follow this link fb.com/mysupercamp or see the poster here.


Finally

I hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable school holiday. I look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday 7th January 2019 for another exciting and packed academic year.