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Update From the Principal Dear Parents, As we reach the end of the first term, it is worth noting that the school's 25th anniversary year has passed with KTJ's reputation, as one of the leading schools in Malaysia, being firmly cemented in the minds of Malaysian families. Further recognition of the school's progress and standing came in November when I was elected Chair of FOBISIA for the next two years. It has been a busy and productive term with much happening in and out of the classrooms. In the primary school we have been reviewing the Mathematics Curriculum and are now implementing a more challenging program for the students. We are also in the process of reviewing the Literacy programme in the Primary School, too. The Secondary school has seen much academic success over the past few years, and we are really focussing our attention on improving the success of the IGCSE students. There have been so many sporting achievements in the past term. Secondary school squash is very strong, with the likes of Sivisangari, Vasudef and Vasundra, all participating at national and international levels. An amazing accomplishment recently by Sivisanagari is to be selected to represent Malaysia in the world series playing alongside Nicole David. As well as the senior squash success, it is very pleasing to note the emerging success of the younger students compiled in the table below, for the Negeri Sembilan squash tournament held in Seremban.

Golf continues to flourish with Winnie Ng playing in the LGPA recently and her brother, Victor Ng, participating in the pro-am tournament immediately before the LGPA. Izzat represented Malaysian Junior golf in India and came away with a clutch of prizes. At this time of year teachers are thinking about their next assignment and whether they will remain at KTJ or explore new challenges elsewhere. As is usually the case in international schools there will be some movement of teachers. Additional information about which teachers are leaving and who will be replacing them will be shared next term. For now, I wish you all the very best for the Christmas holidays and look forward to the new year ahead with all its anticipated excitement. Best wishes, Simon Watson

Primary School Update Dear Parents, As we come to the end of the first term, it is lovely to be able to look back at so many exciting things that have happened in the Primary School. PTC During November we celebrated Deepavali by learning about the festival through the PTC. The PTC then arranged yet another successful disco with the school displaying a kaleidoscope of colours. They have also been incredibly busy producing our first KTJ Primary Calendar encompassing our children’s work. Educational Trips Year 3 had their IPC learning enriched by going out on a day trip. Year 4 have also had an exciting and busy time on their residential trip to Bukit Tinggi. Entry Point and Exit Points The start of the term saw all our classes learning about their new IPC topics during the Entry Points. It never ceases to amaze me what the teachers and children produce at the start of a topic through an array of stimuli. Our IPC Exit Points have now already started where you can come in and see what the children have learnt this term, not only in IPC but in Literacy, Numeracy, Science, and Music. Assemblies We have seen some wonderful class assemblies, and the children have started to learn all about the IPC Learning Goals through our Personal Goals Assemblies.

Sport There have been numerous sporting activities, in several different sports enabling a large number of students to play against other schools. I would like to thank Mr. Yang and his team for not only organising but giving our students the opportunity to participate in these events. Our squash stars continue to have many successes in their regular tournaments. Next term There is so much to look forward to next term beginning in the first week back with the first of our IPC Entry Points. Year 6 are already getting excited about going on their educational residential trip, and we are once more hosting a Mini FOBISIA. You will again receive updates on your child’s progress through an assessment letter, Learning Journals and Parent Meetings. However, if at any time you would like to speak to the class teacher or a member of the Primary Management Team, please do not hesitate to make an appointment at any time in the term. For our upcoming events, please look to the end of this issue of KTJ Connect. Best wishes, Annette Harvey Head of Primary School

Monday saw the children deciphering “keyword codes”. There challenge was then to send a message to another class and in return decode the messages they had received.  The popular paper challenge was  on Tuesday. Each child was given a piece of A4 paper to cut. We were looking for the

Maths Week 2016

The first week back after the half term break was maths week in the primary school. The children enthusiastically completed activities each day across the school.

longest continuous piece of paper. The results were impressive with paper measuring up to 14 meters in length. Wednesday was maths through art, with children designing spirals with different angles, symmetrical pictures and shape pictures. Maths trails were undertaken  on Thursday. Students found clues around the school grounds and used them to figure out mathematical problems. Finally we finished with a maths quiz in assembly, written by the year 6 children, for our mathematicians of the week. 

Primary School’s

Dream Big Day! Our Primary School Dream Big Day was a wonderful opportunity for our students to dress up as their favourite hero, princess or character from a beloved story! Our students used their imagination and came in as footballers, harry potter, scientists, ballerinas and much, much more!


Year 4 went on their annual residential trip to Bukit Tinggi, during which time they took part in manydifferent activities. These activities included horse riding, bowling, a treasure hunt, a jungle trek and a climbing wall challenge.The children learnt and improved upon many skills during their trip such a independence, team building and confidence. It was a delight to see so many children gain so much from the trip which they can now take back in to the classroom environment.

primary deepavali dress up 2016

Primary School Deepavali celebrations went off with a bang! We enjoyed delicious food and enouraged all of our childred to dress up in their most festive deepavali clothes! It was a fantastic day for the students and we were all able to learn more about this wonderful festival.

Parent Teacher Committee The first task for the PTC this year was to organise the KTJ Primary Annual Fancy Dress Dis-co. Given the timing of the event just 2 days before Deepavali, the school decided it would be a Deepavali Disco Party, so it was easy to pick our theme, "Bollywood Fancy Dress". This year we decided to brave the elements and move the party outdoors, to accommodate our growing student numbers. We needed the space for dancing and a larger arena for another item of en-tertainment for the evening - a magic show! We also wanted a photobooth with fun props, henna art, a clown and, in keeping with Deepavali...bright lights. The whole team worked hard all morning to prepare for the Deepavali dress up party, but there was so much camaraderie between us that we didn’t notice the time going by. We certainly had a lot of fun getting to know each other, especially during coffee breaks! The event was a great success. There was merriment and laughter all around. So many children and parents came in traditional Indian costumes, complete with headgear and accesso-ries. It was a dazzling sight indeed! Our henna and photo booths had long lines all evening. The magician had the children enthralled with his amazing tricks, whilst the clown proved a rather popular figure with his creative balloon sculptures. And let's not forget the highlight of the evening - the super energetic flash mob led by Baljeet (Year 5) which won him a special prize from the PTC at the next day’s Assembly for be-ing Best Performer at the Deepavali Disco. Thanks, Mr James for organizing the dance, and well done, Baljeet!

year 1nw Year 1 NW learned about the 5 senses and to finish their learning, they experienced a ‘sense walk’ at the secondary school, which included tasting some frozen yogurt from the Cafe Diem!

sense walk

year 4 & 5 assembly

Year 4/5 had their personal goals assembly on the topic of “resilience�. The children showed how it is important to be resilient in school during difficult and challenging times as it helps us to overcome problems.

year 4 & 5 IPC Exit Point

On 24th November morning, Mr Daniel's Year 4/5 class had their IPC Exit Point. The IPC topic this term was 'What's on the menu?' so we set up our classroom as a restaurant and 'served' our parents information about what we have learnt in Term 1 including IPC, literacy and numeracy. Both students and their parents had a lovely time and left with their tummies full!

Year 6 RP have been using the IPads to research their favourite Olympic hero. They have been looking and analysing different sources and discussed their reliability, the purpose of the source and how it can best be used. They have learnt how to hook the reader by using engaging rhetorical questions and inspiring messages. They have been trying to reuse materials as well as recycle. They are now collecting plastic bottles with the aim of making furniture for the reading corner. Thank you to the year 2 class for donating the materials. Ms Rajeswari  has been reusing materials to make stationary containers in the primary school.

year 6 RP

bench ball competition The girls played in the KLISS Benchball finals at ISP school! They did amazingly well, securing second place. Results: KTJ lost 13: 15 to ISP KTJ won 8: 9Â against BISKL KTJ won14: 13 against Tenby

KLISS Under 11 Competition The U11 boys won 3rd place and the girls came in 4th place in the KLISS competition! All of the students enjoyed themselves and they are now looking forward to many more KLISS competitions from January!

Cross Country Run!

KTJ Connect - Primary School - Term 1 2016  
KTJ Connect - Primary School - Term 1 2016