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For prospective international students who are keen on pursuing their education in Malaysia, this article is for you to glean some useful information on immigration matters. Government agencies responsible in handling immigration matters for foreign students are the Malaysian Immigration Department and the various Malaysian diplomatic mission overseas, which are the high commission consulates or embassies around the world.   Immigration Procedures To enter Malaysia as a student, you need to obtain student visa and these are the steps to apply for a student visa or student pass.   Step 1: Applying For Visa And Student

In this post, we take a closer look at life in Malaysia for expats and international students, giving you a better idea of what you can expect and providing you with local perspectives and highlights.   Good Pace Of Life Compared to many countries, Malaysia generally has a slower pace of life with people striving for a more balanced lifestyle between work and play. In a good way, you will also see that people tend to take things easy and enjoy a more varied lifestyle on their off-work/school time. One of the activities Malaysians like to frequent are retail outlets.

As with all decisions we make in life, there are two sides of a coin, hence requiring us to look at all sides before settling on an informed decision. When it comes to making a decision on whether or not to send your child to an international school in Malaysia, do consider the pros and cons, from the macro and micro views. Here are some pros and cons to going to international school in Malaysia.   Curriculum The curriculum used by international schools differ from those adopted by public schools. They tend to offer a wider range of
  • Young Minds and Technology
  • Young Minds and Technology
  • Young Minds and Technology
  • Young Minds and Technology
  • Young Minds and Technology

Young children are developing creativeness and being self-reliant. They are curious to learn about the world. They explore the ability to create and relate using various media (crayons, markers, paint and other art materials, blocks, puppets, miniature objects) and through creative movement, singing, dancing and using these movements to represent ideas and experiences. Also, Digital Technology proves one more way for them to demonstrate and express what they have learned.

Tips to involve your child with technology tools and interactive media.
• Allow your child to freely explore touch screens loaded with a variety of developmentally appropriate interactive media experiences that are designed and enhance the success
• Give opportunities for children to begin to explore and feel comfortable using mouse and keyboard computers
• Take a photo or video of artwork, block building dramatic play that your child has created and let them see or replay.
• Give recognition to your child’s accomplishment with digital media and viewed by family members or students
• Record children’s stories about their drawings or their play, make digital audio or files to document his/her progress
• Explore digital storytelling with children. Create digital books with photos of your child’s play or work and attach digital audio files of your child as the storyteller.

 

 


 
  • Tiger Global Case Competition (TGCC)
  • Tiger Global Case Competition (TGCC)

Healthy competition inspires students to do their best – not just good enough. When students compete they will become more inquisitive, research independently, and learn to work with others, thus this embraces 21st century learning skills. Moreover, students will strive to do more than is required. Developing these abilities prepare children for future situations of all kinds.

Engaging in various competitions enhances learning through; improving collaboration, increasing intrinsic motivation, enhancing social and emotional learning, facilitating growth mindsets, improving risk analysis and developing agency etc.

Earlier this year, four senior students entered the Tiger Global Case Competition (TGCC) in the South East Asia region. The TGCC provides students an opportunity to engage in a case study trying to solve real business problems. Unfortunately we did not progress to the next round but our students gained so much from this experience. The students have shared their experience with us.
Kayden Owee: “This competition was definitely an enriching experience for me. I gained more industry-ready knowledge through stepping into the shoes of a CEO and tackling real-world business’ challenges, applying collaboration skills and problem solving skills. I also acquired many presentation tactics through remote mentorship held under these competitions. Although we did not win this case competition, I definitely benefited a great deal from this experience.”

Yu Yien Khoo: “Participating in the TGCC was an eye opening experience. It allowed me to hone my research and organisational skills as we had to conduct in depth research and analysis on the given case study and compile them into a presentation. Through this competition, I was able to apply business concepts to gain a greater understanding of the operations of real world companies.”

Belle See: “The Tiger Global Case Competition taught me a lot about Business as well as about myself. I learned to do research and derive the necessary data to make educated judgments; through the application of theoretical knowledge in real life, I was able to understand Business much better. I had to manage my time and work with my teammates in order to produce the best results. Although we did not advance in the competition, I am really proud of what we accomplished and look forward to joining similar competitions in the future.

 


March has been a busy month for Y11 students. We being working hard recording the sports for their practical. The sports they seemed to enjoy the most was football and basketball because they were able to practice their skills with their classmates. Some of the Y11 students volunteered and took time off their classes to help the IGCSE students record while playing together. Our student’s willingness to help each other during these hard times shows their respect and admiration for each other. 

Now that we are returning to normal, we hope to start swimming and continue our sportsmanship not only with Y11 but all our students in Repton.


Do you feel those “butterflies” on your stomach, feverish, or even a headache on exam day?

Feeling nervous for exams is a normal feeling among students. However, extreme feelings of anxiety and stress before and during an exam can have unhealthy results.

Many students experience varying levels of test anxiety for a number of difference reasons.
Focusing on the bad things that could happen also starts up test anxiety. For example, someone worrying about doing poorly might have thoughts like, "What if I forget everything I know?" or "What if the test is too hard?" Too many thoughts like these leave no mental space for thinking about the test questions.

Here are some ways to manage test anxiety in the days leading up to and during your test.

Prepare Well

Procrastinating only increases one’s anxiety. It is a no-no to study an hour before the exam.
Ensuring that you are well-prepared for a test can put your mind at ease
Give yourself practice tests and use them not only to work on your test-taking but also to practice controlling your anxiety level.
If you feel confident that you have prepped thoroughly, you will feel more confident walking into the test.

Visualise Success!

While studying, imagine yourself feeling confident and clear headed in the exam.Visualizing yourself doing well on the test can help you make it happen in real life.

Healthy Mind and Body

Regular exercise, adequate sleep, and good nutrition are all important components of a lifestyle that will keep stress at a minimum.

Arrive Early

Arrive at least 20 minutes early. If waiting for the test to begin makes you nervous, bring along a favourite book or other diversion to keep your mind occupied.

Focus During The Test

Read the directions thoroughly and read all answers before making a choice or starting the essay. Slowing down can help you stay focused. Remember to take your time but check your watch to pace yourself.

Reward Yourself

At the end of the journey, give yourself a simple treat.
Take some time to relax and clear your mind. Do not dwell on mistakes you may have made or worry about how you did. Whenever possible, give yourself a break before starting to study for another test.
Managing test anxiety starts one day at a time. Consider today how you can gain back control of your future and perform well on an upcoming test.

We wish all students who will be taking their IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme Examinations in May 2021 the best of luck.


During the first week of returning to school, Year 4 pupils have been learning about Roman Numerals. It is a system used by the Ancient Romans to represent numbers.Nowadays, the most common system used for the symbolic representation of numbers is called Hindu-Arabic. This system uses digits and it is the one we are using at school. Do you know how many digits our system has?

If your answer was 9 digits, you got it right! We were surprised to find that Romans did not use digits to show numbers. Instead, they used letters!Interestingly, they used combinations of only 3 letters to represent all the numbers between 1 and 10. We were even more impressed to discover that theRomans used only 7 letters to show all the numbers all the way to 4000!

As soon as we mastered the basic knowledge of Roman Numerals, we began comparing and converting between Roman numerals and the Hindu-Arabic system that we use currently. As our confidence grew, we started using Roman Numerals to catch upon topics covered in our online lessons, such as place value and addition and subtraction.

Finally,we moved to solving word problems and answering questions requiring us to use our reasoning skills. “My favourite part was playing the Roman Numerals game.Everyone got their own dice because of the SOP and it was so fun!” said Alan.We had to take turns rolling dice onto the board, numbered with Roman Numerals,and record where the dice landed. The first person to reach a total of 500 was getting a point and the winner of the game was the person who got 5 points first.

It was exciting to play with our friends, even though we had to remember to keep the 1-meter distance. Our final task was to decode a secret message written in Roman Numerals. “It was so much fun, but a little tricky too.” said Ibuki.--


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