Roshan’s top again…

March 19, 2012 on 3:24 pm | In Secondary School | No Comments

Roshan Singh of Secondary 3 Mozart emerged as the National Age Champion (NAG) for the U16 Boys National Age Group (NAG) 2012.


The NAG was held from 11 to 13 March 2012 at the Olympic Council, Jalan Hang Jebat Kuala Lumpur. It was an intensive 3 days as Roshan faced the best U16 players in the country over 8 rounds, with each game lasting about 3 hours each.


Roshan earned a remarkable 7.5 points out of 8 – and was 1 point ahead from the player who was placed second. 

This is Roshan’s second consecutive National title. (He was the U-14 National Junior Champion for NAG 2011)

With this, Roshan will continue to represent Malaysia at all 2012 international tournaments, which include the World Youth Championship in Slovenia, World U16 Olympiad in Turkey (he earned a Bronze medal in 2011),  Asian Youth Chess and the annual Malaysia-Singapore match.  

 

 

 

 

Cervical Cancer and Human Papilloma Virus - 14 February 2012

February 17, 2012 on 11:37 am | In IB, International School, Primary School, Secondary School | No Comments

All girls of Key Stage 3 attended a talk by Dr. Alan Teh on cervical cancer and the human papilloma virus.

  

Dr. Teh gave an outline of the prevalence of the disease in Malaysia and the groups most at risk. He explained the disease progression and how timely intervention can help arrest the progression. 


  
 As symptoms are not overtly manifested in the early stage, young adults are advised to take precautions through vaccination to protect against HPV 16 & 18, the two most common types of cancer-causing HPVs, and with pap smear screening when they are older.

 

The talk provided better understanding of the disease and awareness of the need for early intervention.

   

   

Students on Volcanology Tour , 3- 6 February 2012

February 15, 2012 on 4:41 pm | In IB, International School, Primary School, Secondary School | No Comments

The Geography Department organized a four-day volcanology study tour to Central and East Java in February.


Students made notes for an assignment on the different types of volcano and how they were formed;

the social, economic and environmental effects volcanoes have on the people and landscape of Java; and how humans impact on and interact with volcanic events.  

 

The students gathered this information using the following geographical techniques:

 

-          Field sketches

 

-          Photography

 

-          Observations of geographical landscapes

 

-          Questioning of local experts (tour guide and museum staff)

 

 

The above knowledge and techniques will allow the students to gain a greater understanding of the knowledge required to perform well in the Tectonics unit of their IGCSE and the skills to be practiced in assessment Paper 2 ‘Geographical Skills’.

 

The tour also aimed to allow students to practice independence and take responsibility for their own learning, as well as giving them experience of the culture in another South East Asian country.

  

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