We had some very exciting news this week as two of our students from the Year 11 last year have been identified for their achievements in their IGCSE examinations. Gerald Lim Cheng Jun for a ‘High Achievement’ award in his Co-ordinated Science and Wang Hong Jing in getting a  ‘Top in World’ award in his Mathematics. These students are invited to the special Cambridge awards ceremony in April where they will be recognised for their impressive achievements. Congratulations to them both as there were over 10,000 Cambridge registered schools with over 1,000,000 examinations completed last year.

In our Secondary Assembly this week we discussed the opportunities of entrepreneurship and developing creative ideas on computer programming that would not normally happen during the normal school experience, but will utilise some of the existing school equipment like a 3D printer. Students were invited to join a group to work together on projects using the “Arduino’, a programmable block that is used in industry and consumer products. The idea is that the group will be sharing and working together to put their creative ideas into practice and to make prototypes of their ideas. We have had over 20 students sign up for the project which will be completely student driven. It will require students working at all levels of research and development, making and trialling their ideas. The oversight will be by two teachers within the school, but management of the group will be structured by students with guidelines and support given to ensure a safe working in environment with teachers present at all times but acting in the role of facilitator and not teacher. We are looking forward to seeing these ideas come to fruition.

Finally as previously stated we have now published the appointment system for the PTCs through the management information system, Engage. Parents need to log into their parent portal and select the appointment slots available through the ‘Parent Meeting’ element of the portal. As the parent meetings are being run on 16th March for Years 7 & 8, 23rd March for Years 9 & 10, both run between 2:00pm and 6:00pm each time. It will be difficult to arrange appointments outside of these slots if you do not attend the PTC. Please note that the Year 11 PTCs run after school on Monday 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th March, for 1 hour each day. This again will make it difficult to re-arrange meetings for parents who do not attend the PTC slots as teachers will be prioritising parents who have made appointments.

Mr. Mike Moreton (Head of Secondary)
Email Contact : moreton.michaeldavid@pc.tis.edu.my