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Volume 6 Issue 63

February 2009

Educational Field Trip to Meteorology Station

Physics is a unique field of experience for the students at our school (ZIS). The goal is to provide the students with an appreciation and understanding of the physical world. ZAMAN NEWSPAPER Zaman, Publisher Grace L. Karaca, Editor-in Chief Gurkan Cil, Editor at Large

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Prepared By 12-F Zaman International School Newspaper dedicated to educating students and training journalists. Published 1 times a month in Zaman International School.

Physics is about the concepts and real events surrounding us. There are numbers of types of activities to help students learn physics better and quicker at ZIS. Students observe and watch lectures and demonstrations during classes, labs, and laboratory e x p e r i m e n t s . A d d i t i o n a l l y, teachers arrange educational field trips as follows. After studying and having exciting experiments about Thermal Physics for 3 months, our Physics teacher, Mr. Gurkan Cil, arranged an educational field trip to Meteorology Station for us. On 25th of December, 2008 at

9:30 am, Mr. Gurkan, Mr. El Sophea counselor of our school, and 32 students from 10F class left the school. It took 20 minutes to get to Meteorology Station. When we had reached there, all the staff warmly greeted us including the director of the station, Ms Seth Vannareth. After this warm greeting we were taken into the meeting room on the second floor. There, a briefing was given to us about the station. And they also expressed their great pleasure for having us because that was the first time for their department to host students like us who came there for an educational purpose.

After the briefing we were ushered into the room where we started to ask our questions to Ms Seth Vannareth. In the room there were ten computers. All the computers were for different purposes such as measuring temperature, air, and pressure. All the data in the computers were from the satellite that belongs to Japan. Most of the Asian Countries take their meteorology data from that same satellite. As 10-F class students, we couldn't wait to ask our questions that we had prepared a week ago. Continued on Page 2


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Continued from Page 1 We took our small notebooks and pens with us to take notes. Here are our questions and the answers;

How many times do you measure atmosphere? Our devices are constantly running. We get data from them three times a day and evaluate them.

What is the definition of meteorology? How many employees are Meteorology is the study of t h e r e i n t o t a l i n t h i s atmosphere. department? What is the importance of this There are only 48 staffs field of study? employed in here and this number is not enough for the There are many sectors that are department. What is worse, the dependent on the information existing staffs working here are about weather conditions. We not qualified to fulfill these forecast oncoming weather technical jobs. Among them, conditions for the tourism there are only 10 employees who sectors, navigation sectors, can clearly understand the airline sectors and media. methods and manipulate the equipments. How precise are your measurements? How many meteorology stations are there in Since there is no room for any Cambodia? mistakes, our measurements are % 100 precise. The technology In total there are 25 stations. that we have is up to date. Headquarter is located in Phnom Penh and other provinces have How further can you predict one station. Other stations, weather conditions? however, are not as We do it for a day, a week, and a sophisticated as that of in here. month ahead.

How do you communicate with 19 years old. Then I decided to other stations? Is there any continue my college education in Russia for four years. In 1984, network among stations? I came back and three years Unfortunately, there is no later I continued to study for my network. We use landline Bachelor Degree in Engineering phones to collect data from other and on a Master Degree in the same field. When I finished, I stations on daily basis. started to work. Since then, I How do you convey weather continued to study for my PHD and finally received it in 2000. forecasts to the sectors? I've been working here for 15 We used to inform them by years and I've been in this phone, but nowadays we use e- position in the last 10 years. mails instead. We fax information to TV stations in the What is the gender of the people in the same position early morning. (director) as you? What is the annual income of Almost all of them are males. the department? When I go to international In fact we are supposed to get conferences, there is only one money from the airports but female director among others u n f o r t u n a t e l y w e h a v e n ' t and that is me. received any money so far. But *** the government covers all the expenditures of the department. Then we were taken to the back Can you briefly tell us about yard where we saw many types of equipment that were your academic background? connected to the computers After the war only three of us left inside the facility building. my mother, sister and I. Because Continued on Page 3 of this I had had to work till I was


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Fee Policy For 2009-2010 Fee Policy for High School Current Students: • Tuition fee of the current students will be increased USD300. (ZIS has the right to cancel sibling discount if one of the sisters or brothers withdrew or graduated) • Extra-curricular activities (Clubs that are given at 9th hours) will be free of charge. • Students will receive a school bag free of charge. • Registration fee to the school will be USD350. This amount of money will be collected from the students upon registration. Continued from Page 2 In the yard one of the staff showed us the rain filter which is used to measure the amount of the rain fall in a day. Next, he showed the tool used to measure the sunlight. By using this tool we can know how many hours of sunlight reaches the earth. On the other side there was a big box. There were two tools in it, first one was Termogram, used to measure temperature and the other one was Itrogram, used to measure humidity. They are kept in an enclosed area to avoid their direct exposure to the sunlight. The next tool was to measure the amount of evaporation occurred in a day.

qualified lady who has struggled and overcome difficulties throughout her life.

• USD20 will be collected upon registration for school ID and library.

We were very honored and privileged to be able to closely see what that department is all about and to get to know all the staffs who are diligently working there. We also want to thank those students who volunteered to do such stuff as taking photos, voice recording, and video recording. On behalf of 10F students, we would like to express our heartfelt appreciations to Zaman International School and our physics teacher Mr GURKAN CIL that gave us tremendous chance to have a wonderful educational field trip.

• Students will receive a school uniform set free of charge.

From our point of view, Mrs. Prepared by Sansonika Srun & SETH VANNARETH is a very Channa Prum

Fee Policy for Primary School Current Students:

• Tuition fee of the current students will be USD2875. (ZIS has the right to cancel sibling discount if one of the sisters or brothers withdrew or graduated) • Registration fee to the school will be USD300. This amount of money will be collected from the students upon registration. • USD100 will be collected upon registration for school ID, library and some stationary items. Fee Policy for New Students For Cambodians:

Level

Registration Fee

Enrollment Fee ( 1 time only)

Tuition Fee

(every Year)

Kindergarten

$300

$500

$2500

Primary

$300

$500

$2875

High School

$350

$500

$2550

Level

Registration Fee

Enrollment Fee ( 1 time only)

Tuition Fee

(every Year)

Kindergarten

$300

$1000

$2500

Primary

$300

$1000

$2875

High School

$350

$1000

$4500

( 1 time only)

For Foreigner:

( 1 time only)

Other Fees During the course of the academic year, there may be miscellaneous expenses that are not outlined in the "Fees Policy and Payment Information sheet", but will be charged to the parents (for example, field trips, certain after school activities, transportation, school uniform, etc.)


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Zaman Festival

Are you ready for the festival? If yes, be sure about your ticket. Small competitions, games, songs, lucky draws, and all you have never imagined. Let's have a blast... Date: Saturday, February 21 Time: 08:00 -12:00

One More Novelty for the Family of Zaman Zaman teachers, who are committed to provide the best for their present students, came up with an unprecedented new idea. Soccer tournament, which has been organized for only recent students for years, is going to be held for Zaman alumni as well. The purpose of this organization is to bring together the students who have graduated from the Zaman International School since 2002. As a result of unanimous decision made amongst alumni students, the initiation of this tournament has been announced. This tournament consists of 2 groups, each group having 5 teams. The first matches were played in Zaman High School soccer field on February 8. The matches were between the teams 2005 B – 2006 B and 2007 B - 2008 B classes. Here are results;

(2007 B) 4 – 6 (2008 B) (2005 B) 3 – 2 (2006 B) We wish best of luck to all participants.

Science Project Competition

All students are invited to join Science Project Competition in the areas of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer.

whose project is chosen is going to present their project in front of judges.

To join, just complete a project as described on the notice boards and submit to your related subject teacher until 13 March 2009.

As a final elimination only one project will be chosen from each field of science. However, if any project does not live up to standards required by judges, it will not be recognized.

When students present their projects to judges, they are The format of the science supposed to have a chart. The project will be put on the notice chart size must be 1.2m wide boards very soon. and 1m high.

For more information contact your teacher. The final elimination and selection of the contest will be Contest elimination will held on Saturday, 21 March consist of two steps. 2009. First step; Top 5 projects will be chosen from each field of Awards; science. The projects that are chosen as Second step; The following winners will receive Gift week a student or a group Coupon Worth of 100 USD.


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Top 10 Students Of First Term 2008-2009 Academic Year Term1 High School Top Ten Graph

2008-2009 Academic Year Term1 Middle School Top Ten Graph

Nary Chan Tauch 12-E

Sothira Soung Toch 8-E

Molyka Pich Nhek 11-F

Chheth Chhen 8-B

Chan Song Phiboun Lin 10-E

Viriya Keo 8-F

Sereyboth Savoan 12-B

Somonia Sophoan 7-E

Nalin Chea 12-F

Kolneath Pen 11-A

Phalhong Mao 10-E

Linda Heng 11-F

Chhanak Nay 12-B

Eng Sok Heng 12-F

Lymei Sun 9-E

Sokly Ny 9-A

Sreyleak Nop 8-E

Virabot Sok 8-E

Dory Samy 8-E

Sean Por Chhim 9-E

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12-b (2007-2008) Reunion

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t was nearly 5 months after graduation day, everything of our school years seems to be very fresh in our memories just like it happened yesterday. We miss our good time we spent at ZAMAN. We miss each other and surely our teachers as well. We miss our trips that we used to take to various places. To cut it short, we miss everything we had 5 years ago. Although some of us have chance to meet each other, we are still separated because of different pathways we chose in pursuit of education and career. Moreover, some of our dear friends have already gone abroad to pursue their studies such as Panha (to Canada since grade 10), Daro (to Turkey), Eamsea (to Malaysia), Sambath (to Italy), Nivoith (to Australia), Hak Seng (to Singapore), Panhawatt (to Sigapore),and Bunrath (to USA). There are some other guys such as Ratanak, Rithy, Kimvan, Bunly, and me who are willing to go abroad too. That's why on 29th December 2008 (2009 was only 2 days away from us) we, 17 students of 12B, arranged a reunion party at ZAMAN. It was such a happy time for us. We enjoyed it very much. Let me briefly describe it. First, Mr.Gurkan planned to go to Kompungsoum, but since most of us were busy with their studies, we couldn’t go. So we decided to make a reunion party somewhere downtown. I left school (IFL) at 4:30 that time, and I went to buy 20 boxes of rice for the party. Once I arrived at ZAMAN at 5:30, the first thing I did was to greet my teachers, Mr. Gurkan (our homeroom and physics teacher) and Mr. Ali (our math teacher). We would like to see Mr. Osman among us, but unfortunately, he couldn’t attend the party. There I saw some of my precious friends had arrived already and they were playing football. Everyone seemed to be happy to meet each other. Soly

didn't play at that time, and Rano was helping Mr.Gurkan with the food. He was trying to lit the fire by fanning the ember. He didn't really know how to do it, but He just did it because he was told to do so. Later on, we started to play another kind of Khmer game called "Sey". We played it all together and stood in a shape of circle. The one who couldn't get "Sey" by kicking them with foot would be punished. The punishment was very simple. We asked them questions, and they had to tell the truth. If not, there would be consequences Oh, haven’t I told you yet what kind of food we had. Guess what, it was kind of BBQ (It's barbecue actually). We had chicken and beef (according to what Mr.Ali told us that time, the beef was mixed with some sort of special spicy ingredients from Turkey). The meat was grilled on long metal bars over an open flame. Each of us took one box of rice as side dish, and we went to get the meat. First, Mr.Gurkan served each of us with the chicken. We sat in circle shape (there was no fire in the middle like in most movies because we had electricity and the weather was pretty hot. Instead, there were cans of coke). After a while,

Eamsea, who is now staying in Malaysia, started to say goodbye to friend as he was going to leave Cambodia the following day. Then he bid us farewell and told us "I'll miss all of you. I’m very grateful to Zaman for organizing such a wonderful activity and for enabling me to get to know these friends. I love all of you and I'll always remember and keep all these good memories in my heart. We'll soon meet each other again in the future, hopefully". It was such sad moment, but nobody cried or even shed a tear for that... Instead, we just kept smiling and laughing, because we all are good at teasing each other. We wanted him to feel happy that time. We had so much fun. As for the chicken, it was delicious. We devoured everything in our plates in a matter of minutes. Then we asked Mr.Gurkan for some more. This action repeated again, again, again and again until there was nothing left. At last the time has come for the beef. We couldn't finish all of it because we were full as we had eaten a lot of chicken already. But we still ate most of it. There was little left. Umm... and after the meal, we just kept talking about the past

and other stuff we experienced all together. Then it was time for taking photos for memories. This time we took it in a new style. We lied down on the grass as the shape of letters: Z, A, M, A, N. After taking pictures, we cleared up the area that we used and left everything as clean as we found it. One thing is for sure, when you have fun, u don’t realize how quickly time passes by. A few hours passed already as winked our eyes. As activity was approaching its end, we had to say goodbye to each other and to the teachers. The best thing was that when we left, it started to rain, so we got wet, and all of us rode motorbikes back home with happy and soaked hearts. When I arrived home, and I caught a cold (not really a cold, just didn't feel quite well). Well, that's all. Hope you all enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it for an hour or so. And I hope that all my friends who are now studying abroad, after reading this, even if you couldn't join the party, at least you can feel the happiness and anxiety which I tried to convey via this article. I hope to see you soon enough. Bye until next activity. Written by Darapheak Tin


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The Cleanest Class The Best Prize 9-B’s Escapade To Water Park our friends fell in line and went down altogether. Some enjoyed taking pictures in their best pose with the nicest views. Laughter was everywhere. Everybody enjoyed that day. Lunchtime came; all our friends enjoyed our packed lunch. We shared foods with each other. After eating, we dived again into the water, trying to make the most of the time. At 3:00 p.m, everybody packed up and got ready to go home. Most were tired, but still we were all very happy. 9-B class wished they will win the same prize next time.

Every term, ZIS is conducting a survey among the cleanest classrooms in boys’ and girls’ side. Both home room teachers and students worked hand in hand to come up with the most captivating bulletin boards and the tidiest classroom. During the first term, our class 9B got the prize of the cleanest classroom in boys’ side. We

accomplished the expected criteria of judging. As expected, “Good works deserve merits”, we were rewarded with cash which we used in recreation. We went to Water Park and enjoyed our prize. Our trip was on January 7, 2009. All our friends gathered in school and departed at 7:30 in the morning with Mr. Adem our homeroom teacher. Then, when

everything and everybody were ready, we all headed to Water Park. When we arrived at Water Park, we looked for a place where we can put their belongings. Then, we changed clothes and started to enjoy the water. We really had a great time splashing and diving in the pool. The most amazing was the “snakelike” slide where

Cleanest Class Of Girl SIDE

On December 2008, the school announced the winners for the CLEANEST CLASS OF 1ST TERM, and our class, 7-E won the first place for the clean est class. The school gave us 100 dollars as a prize. S o o u r teacher Mrs. G r a c e decided to take us on a t r i p t o

PARKWAY to spend the money together and enjoy ourselves. We went there on 30th of December 2008 and we had a lot of fun. First we went on bumper cars for a few rounds.The place where we rode the bumper cars was very noisy; it was filled with music and our laughter. After that we wanted to try bowling so our teacher

led us to the bowling session. Firstly, we had to rent a pair of shoes each and then we can go and play bowling. Everyone was excited because most of us never play bowling before. When we started playing we found out that the ball was heavy but that didn’t stop some of our friends from playing it well. After a while we got tired

from all the bowling so our teacher asked us whether we wanted to go and have lunch but all of us said no because we wanted to ride bumper cars AGAIN. So we rode it for two more rounds and it was time to have lunch. We had our lunch at T&C for half an hour and it was time to go home. We would like to thank the school for giving us the prize and the teacher for leading us on the trip.We really enjoyed ourselves! Written by: Vorackthyda Ney


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Sevens Meet And Compete

The conference hall was the setting for the grade 7 competition on Friday, January 16th. The event was organized by the English Department and emceed by Alisher Matkulov who also designed the visuals with which the questions were delivered to the teams and the audience. At the start of the event you could feel the excitement in the room. A party like mood filled the room. As the judges entered one by

one roar went up from the stayed ahead until the finish, a s s e m b l e d s t u d e n t s winning the contest. demonstrating their exuberance The race in term of points was for what was soon to follow. closest between 7A and 7B. The The room became quiet as the two classes were dead even quiz began and all four teams after 10 questions but 7B had a had the same number of points 10 point advantage after after the first two questions. question number 15, which Then 7E chose the bonus for stretched to 20 points by the end question number three and they of the competition. were the only team to get question number three correct! The final scores were 7A with Thus 7E was twenty points 150 points, 7B scored 170 ahead of all the others, and they points, 7E's total was 230 points,

and 7F finishing with 80 points due to some bad luck with their choices of bonus questions. Congratulations to all the students who took part. 7A's spirit stayed high and even after all the points were tallied they chanted "7A!....7A!......7A!" demonstrating that the spirit of competition is very much alive in their class even when they are not victorious and that they will be back in the future to fight again and perhaps, with luck, to prevail next time!


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English Is Fun With Us: English Project Club

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ims of the club: Creative Minds and Hands of English- English project club that enhances the creativity and knowledge of each participating students. This club focuses on the cognitive and manipulative aspects of each student making them confident and competitive in the field of English. Aside from boosting up their skills, they are also developing well their interpersonal relationships while dealing with other level students. This club also aims to produce English projects that are informative, useful, unique, attractive, and environmentfriendly. This project will also focus on using recyclable materials which could be of great help in minimizing financial expenses and environmental problems. This club is looking forward in the improvements of all the participating students. ORGANIZATIONAL LIST: TEACHER: Miss Maritess Carbon Suarez Members: 7721 Rany Chan8901 Liyong Sok 7713 Moniroth Nou8 9 0 3 Raksmey Panha Veng 7715 Porhour Ly8 9 0 5 Povthida Cheak 7738 Youly Eng8 9 2 7 Seakhouy Lau 7750 Moninech Piseth8 9 3 5 Lychheng Som

things in English Club. I learned how to make the best projects and even learned how to practice well my speaking with my club friends and teacher. Most of all, I learned how to make crafts out of papers into shapes of my favored animals and things and more....

Seakhouy Lau: I had a lot of fun in English Club. I’m not only improving my creativity but also Here are some feedbacks of the my speaking. I learned how to members of this club: make designs, sing, and interact with friends through English. I Liyong Sok: I am one of the met new friends and new members of English Club. I had teacher. made my colourful poster and beautiful board designs. I Moninech Piseth: In this club, I learned several designs and we learned how to make a picture also have a clever teacher. I really enjoyed decorating projects. I want to thank my teacher for teaching me a lot of knowledge and creative teachniques. Povthida Cheak: I really had great time designing posters and decorating boards. In this club, I was able to make alligators out of colourful papers and other interesting things. I really love this club because I learned a lot from it. Porhour Ly: I learned a lot of

frame out of recycled materials and I improved my knowledge of English, my creativity and resourcefulness as well.

English Club, I learned a lot of ideas from my friends and from my teacher. I learned how to come up with a creative project by myself. I am enjoying and at Rany Chan: In this club, I the same time I’m learning a lot enjoyed working in groups and from this club. designing my own project. I i m p r o v e d m y p e r s o n a l Raksmey Panha Veng: I am a relationship with the other member of English Club. This students. club was indeed enjoyable and helpful for students. I gained Moniroth Nou: This club taught new knowledge from my friends me how to decorate and make and teacher. I even made new projects using old materials and friends. we also learned a lot of ideas doing nice projects from internet Lychheng Som: English Club and from the rest of my friends. helped me and my friends a lot in improving our speaking, Youly Eng: As a member of interpersonal relationship, creativity, initiative, diligence, hard work, knowledge and confidence as well. I had a lot of unforgettable memories in this club. Learning English is easy and fun. It doesn’t merely improve in just reading books and casual conversations. It can be enhanced in other ways. To the students, try to be resourceful and outgoing. Discover more learning tactics in learning English, the fastest and most effective way.


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Most Enjoyable Meal Ever

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t was 29th of December; our new homeroom teacher Mrs.Grace invited us to her house for lunch. We decided to meet at her house at 10:30 AM to prepare lunch together. I arrived there at 10:30 sharp. I thought I was the first to arrive but when I entered the house, I saw two of our friends: Pichny and Phary who had already arrived. They had arrived at 10:00. After a warm greeting from our

homeroom teacher, we put all the things necessary to prepare lunch on the table and discuss what we should do next. While we were discussing our friends arrived one by one. When there were around 8 students, Mrs. Grace took us to see the girls’ dormitory, which is the next building to her house. We went in and meet the supervisors, who stayed at the dorm. They took us around the house. They showed

us the room where we will sleep, the place we can study, kitchen and the place we can relax and watch TV. We were all very impressed about the dorm and started to ask each other about staying at the dorm. After the dorm tour, we asked permission from Mrs. Grace to go to Star –Mart to buy the materials that we didn’t have. While we were about to go, some of our friends arrived. So our homeroom teacher took them for dorm tour again and 6 of us, including Sevde, Mrs.Grace’s daughter, went to Star-Mart. When we came back to the house, we saw that they were preparing food. The food we prepared was: Sausages, spring rolls, spaghetti, French fries, salad and syrup. We all had a fun time preparing the food and playing around with each other. At 1 o’clock, all the food were ready. We all started to eat, but before eating, the one thing we can

never forget is taking photo together. After this enjoyable and delicious meal, we were so full. Some of us couldn’t walk or sit straight. After we relax a bit, we started cleaning up everything and went to the TV room to watch movie with Orhan and Sevde, but that was not the end of our lunch. Mrs. Grace had prepared dessert and tea for us. The dessert was very delicious. There wasn’t a single piece of left over on the tray. We were having so much fun, however the time had come. We all had to say goodbye and thank Mrs. Grace for the wonderful meal and went home one by one. In addition, we’d like to thank Mrs. Grace for this delicious meal and warm greetings from her and her lovely children (we had so much fun playing with Orhan and Sevde). Thanks for putting us at ease and made us feel like it was our home. It was an unforgettable memory and we want to have this kind of activity again. Written by:12- Class 2008-2009


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Cambodian Karate Organization speech that nowadays not only Karate which is upgraded very much but also all kinds of field sports according to the recommendation of HUN Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia that “Doing exercise and sport brings us good health”. Especially he said that he would like students who love Karate to learn Karate in order to help weak people or fulfill their job but do not use it in the bad ways.

Cambodia Japan and Germany Friendship School Karate Confederation was celebrated on the 21st December, 2008 at Zaman International School At 7:00 o’clock in the morning on the same day at Zaman International School (High school campus), held the Karate competition of 2008 which was run by the Cambodia Japan and Germany Friendship School Karate Confederation, attended from various Karate Association and clubs from different schools. Especially the presence of H.E CHEY Chap, Secretariat of Ministry of Education Youth and Sport and the Chairman of Cambodia TONG IL-MODO Confederation accompanied with the schools’ leader and students’ parents. After gathering, Mr. Osman KARACA, Principal of Zaman gave the speech to the audience that he was so proud to be hosting this great ceremony and that was the first time for Zaman to hold that valuable program in its campus. This showed that Zaman is not only the place where education is provided, but also the place to upgrade the sport field in order to produce qualified young generations according to the Recommendation of HUN Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia that “Doing exercise and Sport brings us good health”. After the Principal’s speech was finished, the entire competition started by awarding the First, Second and the Third place to Universities, Institutes, Schools, Organizations, and other clubs such as: 1.Zaman Karate Club awarding

the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 2.American Intercon School awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 3.Norton University Awarding the 1st 4.Banana Institute awarding the 1st 5.ELT School awarding the 3rd 6.Karate Club of KHUN Sport awarding the 2nd 7.Doun Penh Karate Club awarding the 2nd 8.New World Karate Club awarding the 3rd 9.Karate Organization of Ministry of National Defense performed their techniques. 10.Cambodia TONG IL-MODO Confederation performed their techniques. 11.World OVEY KAI Confederation performed their techniques. 12.Karate Association of Ministry of National Defense performed their techniques. After giving the awards, Mr. KONG Chan Thol, Chairman of Cambodia Japan and Germany Friendship School Karate Confederation and the Secretariat of Cambodia Karate Organization said that this year

the Karate Competition was held bigger than the other years because of the presence of H.E CHEY Chap also the German and French Karate Leaders as well as the miscellaneous Karate Clubs from other places and schools. Addition to that the ceremony aimed to promote the sport field within internal and external school area. He continued that next year he would organize the greater competition according to the school that wanted to be the host. Lastly, he would like to express his gratitude to Zaman International School that sponsored everything to this program. He expected that in the next competition Zaman would receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd like this year. Not only that , he also hoped that Zaman International School would be the hosting the competition for next year if the other schools do not accept to prepare such a program like this. After the speech of Mr. KONG Chan Thol, chairman of Cambodia Japan and Germany Friendship School Karate Confederation and Secretariat of Cambodia Karate Organization, Mr. ROEUNG Somontha, Karate Teacher from Germany and the donor of Cambodia Japan and Germany Friendship School Karate Confederation gave the speech that all the students should try hard to train very well because he will give scholarship to study in Germany like the other years which he had given scholarship to two students. H.E CHEY Chap, Secretariat of Ministry of Education Youth and Sport and the Chairman of Cambodia TONG IL-MODO Confederation gave the closing

He added that he really loves this sport because it not only brings us good health but it is so useful for protecting ourselves. Moreover, he would like to express a million thanks to M r. O s m a n K A R A C A , t h e Principal of Zaman International School who has spent his valuable time to prepare this great competition which people joined such as national and international guests, journalists, and TV staff from different Channels. This shows that the competition in Zaman International School was bigger and greater than the other years and he also hoped that it would be much better in the future. Finally, he would like to give comments to competitors and students to pay attention to studies and spend their time training different kinds of sport because sports can bring us good health and intelligence, make us brave, good will and also can solve many difficulties that befall us. After the speech of H.E CHEY Chap, the program ended with taking photos and snacks. Prepared by Cambodia Karate Organisation.


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Dormitories Of Zaman

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aman International School opened 2 dormitories in 2008.The boys dormitory i s n a m e d ‘ H U Z U R DORMITORY’situated 2 minutes away from school. The girls’ dormitory named ‘SEVGI DORMITORY’is situated 5 minutes away from school. Both buildings are very secure. All the sleeping rooms have AC and attached bathroom and a bed for each person. Most importantly STUDY ROOM with study table and chair for each

student. Dormitory system in Zaman is to provide not just a place to sleep and study, but also opportunities for personal and educational growth. The homeroom teacher of each class along with supervisors (all Turkish) support this objective by creating engaging activities and programs as well as cooking and serving meals and snacks.

We were so happy when we heard that we will stay at the dormitory. Our homeroom teacher Mr.Mustafa Ercan had chosen 8 students from top ten Narong,Chheth,Seyha,David,Vi sal,Putik,Oudam,Lydeth to stay for two nights at the dormitory.Before we went there we had a meeting with our homeroom teacher about the staying overnight program at the dormitory. From the meeting we TWO NICE DAYS AT ‘HUZUR understood that during the DORMITORY’ WITH 8-B following two days we will study A LOT.

On Wednesday evening, (which was a holiday) we arrived there at 5 o’clock with our parents. When we arrived there our homeroom teacher, Mr. Davut Physics teacher and in- charge of ‘Huzur Dormitory’,and our supervisors were already there waiting for us. Then Mr. Mustafa gave the program to our parents. Later he took our parents for a tour of the villa so that all of them would feel comfortable about everything from security, sleeping room, bathroom, study room, to kitchen etc.

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GENERAL Continued from Page 12 After our parents left we ate Turkish food for dinner, had tea, and studied for 3 hours. We also played some funny games. Everything was perfect and enjoyable. Then we went to sleep at half past ten. Next day in the morning when we got up we prepared Melemen(Turkish breakfast)with our teacher. After eating breakfast we went to school by our homeroom teacher’s car. After school again our teacher took us there and we started to study. At 6 o’clock we had dinner after that we studied again for about 3 hours. Then we had a discussion with our homeroom teacher about our school life, lessons, class, and plan our activities. We slept at eleven. Next day after breakfast we went to school. Our short but wonderful stay at the dormitory ended. We hope to stay there again and again because it was like a nice dream and we don’t want to wake up. We want to thank Mr Mustafa, Mr Davut and our supervisors for everything. Written by: Narong 8-B

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ormitory teaches us about our own living methods such as cooking, ironing, doing laundry and so many more. These are all the activities that we have to do by ourselves. Besides these activities we have to study seriously. Dormitory is fun and enjoyable. Dormitory is one of the school activities. And about one month ago, on 22nd December, 2008, six students from my class (9E) participated in this activity. When we returned from school, at first, we had bath then we studied, had dinner and before going to bed, teatime played a part to amuse us before the final of strenuous day. We sang, danced and ate some snack such as: fruits, chocolate, icecream, cake, sweets and drank Lipton or herbal tea. Moreover, I can’t stop admiring a food called “Mak Lu Be”. It’s a kind of Turkish Food. All of us can eat together in one big round tray and the taste is totally fantastic.

Over and above that, I still can’t forget a moment on 25th of December which was Christmas Day. We spent that night together counting down the year as New Year was just 6 days away. It’ll be one of the m o s t memorable event of my life. Eventually, if you have a chance to join t h i s a c t i v i t y, don’t miss your hardly ever opportunity. And I believe that you’ll derive great pleasure from every second of it. Written by: Lymei Sun Class: 9E

An Afternoon To Be Remembered Among the many clubs in our school Turkish Olympiad club and Turkish Traditional Dance Club decided to have a joint club program on 6th of January, 2009, to share and show their skills. The atmosphere in the room was very nice, everyone was happy and excited. First students from the Traditional Dance Club dressed in beautiful Turkish Traditional dresses performed Turkish traditional dances. It was wonderful to see Cambodians in Turkish dresses. Then, it is time for Turkish songs from Olympiad Club. Olympiad Club has been training students to participate in Turkish Olympiad to be held in Istanbul and Ankara. They performed songs like Benim K o y u m u n Ya g m u r l a r i & Sultanim. Everybody liked the songs very much. It was very exciting and breathtaking to watch dances and listen to songs from other country performed by our fellow students. Ms Vesile served us delicious 'Kofte' which is a traditional Turkish dish prepared by her. It was very nice for us to

exchange our experience and we felt like we were in Turkey. Lastly, we want to say thanks to Ms. Vesile and Mrs.Yasemin (our Olympiad and our Turkish traditional dance teachers) who had arranged this wonderful meeting for us… hope we can have a great time again… Written by MonyneathLim


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SOLIDARITY

Solidarity Festival A solidarity journey We made a trip to KOMAKOMPHREA ASIA Orphanage on Friday, 23rd January 2009. We left the school at 10am and returned back at 12.15pm. It was a long journey as the Orphanage was quite a distance away from the school. There was much chatter in the bus – as any field trip calls for excitement and fun – irregardless of the destination! I could only regard that as the simplicity and innocence of a child’s mind.Give and it will be given back to you.It is more blessed to give than to receive.You never walk away empty when you give.On and on I could quote verses that exemplified the positives of giving. But the very actions and sights of our trip to the KOMAKOMPHREA ASIA orphanage – could not have spoken the message of solidarity more deeply into the hearts of my students than any verses that I could quote. What a sight greeted us! Children running gleefully to welcome us and show us their place. There was an incessant chatter and excitement about them. This time – my students kept quiet and watched. They helped carry the boxes of gift offerings that they had previously prepared and handed them over to the Head of the Orphanage. For the rest of the hour – we were taken on a tour of the place. Our first stop was the babies room. It was bare. We moved over to the little kids quarters – bare .Our last stop was the kitchen – it was bare as well.Out of their lack and bareness – these kids and the heads of the Orphanage, filled our hearts with gratitude. We felt gratitude and a deep appreciation for what we possessed in comparison to them. We left after a while of chatting with the kids and a rendezvous of photo taking with some really chubby and cute babies. When we bade farewell, the kids surprised us with a box full of mangoes! We were pleasantly surprised by their generosity.You never walk away empty when you give...How true indeed!

Khmer-American Orphanage visit (4B) On Friday 23 of January 4B class went to Khmer-American Orphanage to deliver the donation boxes to the orphans. Our students were very excited as they wanted to help. They helped to pack the boxes and were full of enthusiasm. When we arrived, kids were waiting for us. They were very happy when our students performed for them and finally gave them the boxes with rice, milk, noodles, candies and stationeries. It was great to see the orphans` smiles.Our main purpose was reached; our students felt joy of sharing and

helping the needy in the My Grade I-B class together with 4B class went to Khmercommunity. American Orphanage. My Giving a Helping Hand to the students were exposed at their early age on how to give a Needy One’s It is the beginning of a new year, helping hand to the needy ones. a time when many of us Their eyes were awaken for contemplate changes to improve those unfortunate children who our lives.Here in Cambodia, they don’t have family. They saw the were celebrating “Solidarity actual situation on how the Week” last January 15-17,2009. children live, how they dress and Zaman International School where they slept. They even saw actively participated on the said poor babies and took some event. Students, parents, photos. They also rendered a teachers and staff donated any song to entertain the children. amount to buy rice, milk, These questions kept lingering noodles, etc. Boxes were in my mind. What will be their d e l i v e r e d a n d g i v e n t o future? Are they going to stay there forever? But on the other orphanages. side, who knows? We don’t know what lies ahead. Maybe one of them will become important person in their country or should I say in the whole world. 3A Students extended their hands to the needy Zaman International Primary school celebrated its 2nd year solidarity festival 2009. This occasion is no longer new for my students since they had been exposed to this type of activity from last year. Continued on Page 15


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SOLIDARITY Friday, Jan. 23 came that we set out to distribute the boxes at SFODA orphanage. Though the afternoon was no doubt hot, 5A were still excited to help carry the goods from the truck to the orphans seat. They sang them two songs too which no matter they got out of tune, their smiles and happy faces won the less privilege kids. They shower some candies as well before they bade goodbye which made the hosts got out from their seats and ramble for the candies.

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Development Organization” to spend their time in silence with the needy by doing good deeds for the people around – helping in small ways without expecting in return. This really motivates them to be kind, generous and do something good without expecting fame or appreciation. Big thanks to Zaman International School!

On 22nd of Jan. at exactly 9 o’ clock in the morning, all students from 3A class went to visit the new future for children orphanage at Toulkork. When we arrived there , the Director of the said organization together with the less fortunate children welcomed us with smiles on their faces. They all seemed so happy and excited to see the students SOLIDARITY FESTIVAL-5A from Zaman school. My class were already asking when they are going to start A f t e r a f e w m o m e n t s o f packing up the solidarity boxes welcoming and greeting, the and schedule to give. What a students helped in taking out noisy “Yehey !” when their the boxes from the truck. They allotted time was stated. were so eager to carry the boxes Because they were motivated to because they wanted to give by buy the “ Whose the most packed themselves to the poor children solidarity boxes” challenge, it in that orphanage. It was really a was such heart-warming to see tiring day for the children, but them so energized and helpful they all seem so active during with each other making the that day. After we handed all the boxes,putting milk, rice, candy boxes, we prepared a short pack, school supplies and program for all. 3A students noodles in every box and presented some songs and carrying it in pile. In just 30 games. The children from that minutes, they had ovelwhelming orphanage also presented a 209 boxes! wonderful traditional dance presentation to our students. They all enjoyed cheering and clapping their hands while the children had their presentations. When the program ended, our brothers and sisters thanked us all for our visit. My students went back to school with full of happiness on their faces. They really had a great experience during that day. Act of Kindness: Love Drive “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching and lifting people up” – John Andrew Holmes. Last January 22, 2009, the 3C class went to “Children and Poor Community

It was absolutely wholesome for the kids to trigger their ability to extend hands to those who are needy and a big hope and joy for the orphans that their coCambodian kids care for them. As 5A always mention, “Teacher it’s always fun to help ! “ Solidarity-1C Solidarity is one way of uniting people which have a common interest. Zaman International School initiated a solidarity festival to help the less fortunate especially the needy people. The Grade 1- C students were very lucky to be part of this festival because at their very young age they experienced already the importance of helping other people by means of donating money heartily. The Grade 1-C students were given the chance not only to donate money to help but also to experience being with the children they are helping in the “New Future for Children” orphanage. I could say that my students were very happy because they even participated and took turns in giving the boxes

to the children in the orphanage. They enjoyed the activity more when we had our short program. The orphanage’s director gave a short message. Though it was just a short message, I’m sure it will remain in the mind and heart of my students forever. The children in the orphanage also rendered a beautiful dance to show their gratitude to us. My students were astonished by the dance. My students also volunteered to dance during the program to share also their talent. I would like to thank the parents of my students for helping us realized this activity and most especially for allowing them to experience and enjoy sharing what they have to the poor children in the orphanage. Solidarity Campaign-Kolap-4 21st January, 09 is a memorable day for many of our classmates of 2A. On that day, we visited an orphanage named-kolap-4 to express our solidarity with the parentless and disadvantaged children there. And at the same time we learned that how fortunate we are that we got our parents and how important they are to us. We can enjoy good lives with better school, big house and nice family car and on the other hand, those orphans or children of disabled parents are living on others’ mercy but they are struggling hard for the betterment of their lives. We started from our school campus at 9:00 am and shortly we reached the orphanage at kolap-4(sangkat toeuk laork,Tuol kork, Phnom Penh) We carried with us 75 food packages. The food packages were arranged from the outcomes of our school’s Solidarity Festival where we all contributed .The orphanage manager and the orphan children there warmly welcomed us. At the beginning we were not feeling comfortable with the arrangement as there was no air-condition and it hot out there. But our class teachers could motivate us to stay together for short time and our classroom teacher Farjana gave a speech for all. We came to know that even though they are not having a good living but they are trying hard to do well in their study so that they can change their lives. Continued on Page 16


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SOLIDARITY Continued from Page 15

help poor people.

Some of them can speak good English and like to be doctor, some engineer, some teacher and so on. We distributed the food packages among them and on return, the orphanage management handed over a certificate of thanks to us. Afterward we passed a good time all together and played games with them. We come back to our school on 10:00am with the memory of smiling faces of our deprived friends and of course with lifetime learning.

Written by Vatanak Lavan (3B)

3B’s SOLIDARITY VISIT TO PREAK BRA CENTER ALL ABOUT THE ORPHANAGE The name of the orphanage that we went was Preak Bra Center. We left the school at 10:00 am. It was so far from our school , so it take more time and until we go to our orphanage we saw many poor people and the principal of the orphanage told us that this people was from 5 years old to 17 years old and most of them come

WE WENT ORPHANAGE

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We went to the orphanage by bus. We went to the orphanage at 22 of January 2009. It is far. The orphanage is a very big place for the children that have no parent. The children take us for a look at their room. We saw that all of their room has no television. They even don’t have a fan in their room. Their bed has two layers and they don’t have their own room. Then they took us looked at their kitchen and the place that they ate their food every day. When they took for a look finish, we gave them boxes of rice, milk, noodle, book, balloon, pen, pencil and candy. We came back at 12:00. I felt very happy, excited when I help some poor people. I always want to help If I have a chance.

W H E N W E G O TO T H E ORPHANAGE When we go to the orphanage it is a little far. When I went there I saw orphans, they were sad, but when they saw me they were happy. And I saw their bedroom. Their bedroom doesn’t have television and computers inside. There was a very small kitchen and there were two cooks they made food for the orphans. They don’t have clean tables. They eat maybe only rice. We give boxes inside was many things like some food and milk. When we Written by Sokunnita Chay & came back school we were very happy and excited because we Written by Lucklita Theng (3B) Rithya Mong Dom (3B) from province and we saw their room. Their room doesn’t have even fan, TV, air-conditioner and everything else. We saw their kitchen. It was not so big and lunch area is not so clean and everyone are in need so we gave them the box of sugar, rice, noodle, milk book, pen, pencil, balloon, eraser and candy. We are so happy when we gave some food and some study things. They were very very happy when they took the boxes, too.

We have finalized this year’s SOLIDARITY FESTIVAL with great success. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks and deepest appreciation to all including parents, students, teachers and assistant teachers, who have supported the campaign with their invaluable donations and helping hands. We have visited 10 different orphanages with grade 1-5 students.

1. RICE:

$1600

Please, see the list below for details.

2. STATIONARY:

$1000

3. MILK:

$1125

4. NOODLES:

$480

5. SUGAR:

$529.2

NAME-CLASS 1. 4A 2. 1A 3. 3B 4. 3C 5. 2C 6. 4B 7. 1B 8. 5A 9. 3A 10. 2B 11. 1C 12. 2A 13. K2A 14. K2B 15. 4C 16. K1A Raised at FUNFAIR TOTAL Best regards. Administration

THE

AMOUNT $315 $224.75 $170 $152.5 $135 $132.5 $110.75 $110 $110 $105 $102.25 $82.5 $75 $65 $55 $50 1092.3 $3087.8

LIST OF EXPENSES

6. RICE DONATION TO Cambodia Daily's Rice Donation CAMPAIGN:

TOTAL AMOUNT DONATED

$600

$5334.2

The amount collected for the SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN:

$3087.8

The amount that ZAMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL put into SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN:

$2246.4


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ACTIVITIES

Carnival Land For Zaman Primary School

Brain Teaser Challenge

Indoor games are some of the crowds, it’s better to arrive first m o s t p o p u l a r r e l a x i n g thing in the morning or later in a The date marks Jan. 17 when destinations for kids – a break day. twenty-one 5th graders joined from the frenetic pace that the contest. They were very typically accompanies the school much eager at the conference year. Luckily, your kids will be room that they positioned by having so much fun that they group already. The game was won’t even noticed that they are divided into two categories with learning. multiple choices, solving Last, January 10, 2009, the 3A mathematical problems and and 3C classes went to Carnival spelling. Topics were extracted Land (Sovanna Mall). They from previous lessons in English, played many different games Science, Math, Reading, and they enjoyed a lot – trying to Computer and Health tackle everything half day maybe Education. so tiring and overwhelming for them but… “Teacher, we don’t Its funny and worth it seeing want to go home.” It sounds them on their halt, quick interesting but we have to go responding mind and body back! – So sad! waiting for the “ go ” signal and This is just one of the myriad be the first to ring the bell just to opportunities to make the most outwit the opponent. From all out of the less structured warmtwenty-one players down to weather activities. But to avoid

Kindergarten’s Day Out It was a wonderful Saturday morning, on the 7th day of January. The kindergarten students were so excited of going to school, because it was their first journey outside the campus together with their family, teachers and classmates. There were numerous numbers of students who joined the picnic, some of them used their own car together with their parents to go to the picnic site, and others joined us with our designated vehicles. And off we go at around 9:10 in the morning to proceed at Sunsoben picnic groove. While we were on our way, the bus was filled with laughter and fun, we shared food and exchanged some ideas and stories. Finally, we arrived at the site between 9:50 to 10:00 am. The kids were in a hurry going off the bus and started running around and playing with their classmates. The teachers and parents also had the opportunity to get along and talk with each other concerning the progress of the students in different aspects of learning. During lunch time, most of the parents generously invited us to join with them in their lunch, it was a sumptuous and enjoyable meal, and everybody has been satisfied. We left Sunsoben at 1:10 in the afternoon and arrived safely in the school at around 2:40 pm.

Indeed, I can say that the kindergarten students experienced another memorable, fun, and exciting event in their childhood lives that will linger in their minds as they grow. A Fun Trip –Bumper Car Rides, Chicken Nuggets & Cotton Candies (4C) As a reward for their hardwork, the Assistant Teachers and I came up with the idea of treating the students to a day of total and complete fun. And what fun we had! We departed at 9am from the school and made way to Parkway Shopping Mall. The kids and teachers were very excited. We arrived at Parkway Shopping Mall at 10am and the students immediately wanted to head to the Bumper Car section.

A handful of students were afraid of the hard bumps but eventually agreed to give it a try. And try they did! These very students who had initially shown reservations, were now hooked into the fun of maneuvering the car, avoiding the bumps and yet, inadvertently bumping hard on to others and squealing with laughters of excitement and glee. After about 3 sessions, I told the kids to stop and move over to the bowling section. It was going to be the last round of car bumping – but the students pleaded, “Teacher please, one more time”. And yet once again, “one more time Teacher”. I found it hard to say NO to the pleas of the students and relented to letting them have another final round of crazy car

bottom two, four lucky winners namely Khunmanuth Buth, Uy Eang, Kimchip Phoung and Sivota Thien Bun were given wrapped prizes until the end of the mind-boggling challenge.

driving! As we were running late to head back to school, we didn’t go to the bowling section though we had initially intended to. We instead found ourselves feeling hungry for fried chicken and off we went to Lucky Seven to satisfy our hunger pangs! We ordered the food and waited. In the meantime there was a noisy chatter amongst the students – the giddy excitement of having had such fun together still hadn’t rubbed off them. Infact it stayed on for days to come! The sizzling hot and crisp chickens arrived and within seconds they were all devoured! YUM. When we returned back to school and the parents were anxiously awaiting to ferry their children back home – all we needed to say to each other was just a simple ‘Thank You’ – but which resonates deep with emotions. The students had a fabulous day of not only fun but were able to express their boundless energy in a positive, competitive way, strengthen friendships, learning to share and show considerations to others and they learnt valuable life skills on independent money management – making sure that they had balanced their money well for both fun as well as for food! Yet another successful trip that geared towards enhancing life skills and Fun!


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FIELD TRIP

3-B's ENJOYABLE TRIP TO SOUN SOBEN birds. All of them were very cute and special. We were so busy following and playing with them that we didn't feel our hunger till our teacher reminded us. We recognized how much hungry we were with the remainder of our teacher and we immediately looked for a place to have our snacks. It was very nice to eat and drink together in front of such a beautiful and natural scene. We really enjoyed it. After we were finished with having our snacks, it was time to play. We teamed up in two groups which were called Girls' Team and Boys' Team for the game "Tug of War." Although we tried to play that game for a few turns, the winners never changed. Boys were the winners at every turn.

In early December, we had a very enjoyable trip to Soun Soben. It was one of the most exciting and unforgettable trips in our lives. We left our school at 08:00 in the morning and it almost took half an hour to arrive in Soun Soben. As soon as we arrived there, we saw different types of animals around which made us very excited, of course.

However, when our teacher said that we could see more animals inside, our excitement doubled. First of all, we wanted to go around the area and see all of those animals. There were really many types of animals in the area such as emu, turkey, peacock, deer, squirrel and different kinds of

K2B Class Picnic With Parents

As Kindergarten classes normally we cannot go on field trips like primary classes because our kids are too small to go on a trip by themselves. As you know Cambodia has a lot of natural places to see, it made us eager to go on a picnic with our kindergarten students so we decided to go on a picnic not only with the kids but also their parents. We shared this idea with the parents and most of them agreed because it was a good

chance for them to have some time with their kids in a different place, too. They said that Soun Soban is one of nicest places to have a picnic and not so far away from Pnohm Penh,only 40 min, so we preferred there. We started to talk about the picnic with kids one week before it. That's why they were very excited on that day and also it was the first time that we go somewhere together. It was the 17th of January , a lovely

We also skipped rope in a different way which was great and fantastic for all of us. Lastly, we decided to play a traditional Cambodian game “Leok Konsegn" which was the most enjoyable of all. Everybody was so happy and busy playing the games that none of us recognized that it was time to go back to school. Our teacher reminded us again that we had to leave. Although we were upset that we had to leave that nice place, we were very happy too. Yes, we were very happy because as from now we had a very nice and unforgettable memory in Soun Soben which will make us smile whenever we remember.

Saturday morning…We planned to leave the school at 9 am.but we couldn't. One of our little kids made us a surprise. At first his family said that they would join us,they were a bit late so we waited them to go, it was ok. When they arrived, we saw that all the family ready to go but our little boy was crying not to come with us. His mom and I tried to persuade him but it didn't work so they had to go back. It is one of the reasons why we cannot go on a trip with them It was an interesting start for us but the picnic was really nice. Of course we arrived a bit later than others… When we arrived, most of our parents were waiting us there. Some of them came there one or two hours earlier. As soon as we got off the school van, the kids rushed to the playground because there were different toys. Even if our playground is much nicer than it, it was very popular that day…. There was a good restaurant so delicious food, too. Having these delicious meals by the lake was very enjoyable. While the kids were playing in the playground, we

thought that it was a good opportunity to have a small chat their parents. Since we were crowded we couldn't sit all together. Group by group we talked with the parents, asked them about their expectations from our school and discussed how to improve the kids. They were having their lunch while talking. Both we had a good time with our kids' parents and shared ideas to give perfect education to the kids. As you know parent-school communication is very important for success. It is a good idea to go on a picnic to improve our relationship with parents as well since it can be boring to meet at school all the time. There was a small zoo, too. We saw turkeys and ostriches there, they were very beautiful, I mean ostriches only. For the kids it was an unforgettable day, the parents and teachers were satisfied, too. The kids kept on talking about the picnic for one week so the ones who couldn't join were sad….. We understood that we should plan more outdoor activities for kindergarten because our kids like it a lot…


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TRIP to SIEM REAP

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uring the Christmas and New Year Eve, 11A and 8C classes have planned to go to Seim Reap which is one of the historical places in Cambodia. On 28 of December 2008 we departed from Phnom Penh at 6:30 A.M. There were 19 students with 4 teachers. We rented a 25-seat minibus. We had with us Mr. Selmani Yazici, Homeroom teacher of 11A, Mr. Baris Isik, homeroom teacher of 8C, Mr. Phit Keav, Khmer Civic teacher, and Mr. Phyrun Meas

Khmer, History teacher. We were very much honored with their attendance in this trip. On the way, Mr. Baris Isik had a game named as Lucky Draw and Gift Crashed. Anyway, we had ricechicken for breakfast on the way. Right after the breakfast we fell asleep.

comfortable hotel named “COZYNA HOTEL”. After about 2 hours of rest at the hotel, we continued our trip to Cultural Center. Unfortunately, Mr. Selmani Yazici was very ill so we had to continue our way without him. Even though we physically left Mr. Selman behind, we were morally and mentally right before Finally we arrived in Seim Reap him. We couldn’t stop thinking at 1 o’clock. Since we hadn’t about him. booked any hotel by then, we had to spend a while to find a At the Cultural Center, we hotel. Finally, we found a watched 2 scenes of the show about Cambodian culture and history. Then we went on visiting some of the statues that were built in some places like: Royal Palace, Psar Thmey, and National Museum. After that we went to see highlander show. Another show was played about King Jayarvarman VII. It portrayed the famous king during Angkor Era. After we visited all those shows we came back to our hotel and prepared to go to “D’ barbecue”.

Reap. Fortunately Mr. Selmani was feeling much better, so we continued our way with him. On the way, Mr. Phyrun Meas told us about history of some temples while we were going through them. Suddenly, we arrived at Kulen Mountain. In order to make our trip much more interesting we walked a long way through the jungle to 1000 carvings under the stream. Then we walked through that part to the statue of DeathBuddha that was built on the top of the mountain. Then we walked through jungle again to have lunch by waterfall. Then we climbed down the mountain to visit Banteay Srey temple with the best sculptures in Cambodia. Then we continued our way to see the sunset at Bakheng Mountain.

As we were climbing up with short forest path to the top, other tourists were walking on the big path. But when we went down On the second day, we had from the mountain, we couldn’t breakfast in the hotel then find our bus. So, we had to go continued our trip to Kulen back walking. It was fun though. Mountain which was about 50 km away from the center of Seim Continued on Page 20


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FIELD TRIP

Continued from Page 19 We made activities by waving our hands to foreign tourists while they were passing us by. That might sound a bit crazy but we were doing it with excitement. Although everybody was exhausted, we went swimming and went to have dinner at “Mekong Restaurant”. On the third day, we went to visit Bayon temple that was built during Jayavarman VII (11811218) era. It was the center of third Angkor called “Angkor Thom”. Mr. Phyrun told us the history of it as we listened to him as we always do in the class. We continued towards Baphoun

temple across Phimean Akas temple which was royal palace during Angkor Era. Then we went to Preah Kanh temple. Then we returned to the hotel to have a rest. The next day we came back to Angkor Wat, where we saw Apasara that came out of stirring milky sea with gods and giants with terrifying teeth. We played a few games at North Library and then we made our way out of this temple. Then we went to “Mekong Restaurant”, to our big surprize, there we met the students of 11B who came to Seim Reap on the same day. As we were done with our chit chat, we said goodbye to each other. Then we came to our

own hotel after a long day. On the last day we went to Military Museum where we saw some of weapons used in the time of Cambodian Republic and Khmer Rouge. Then we went to Cambodian National Museum in Seim Reap. We ate lunch at Psar Jas then departed from Seim Reap. We arrived in Phnom Penh at 8:00 P.M. On the way back home, we offered our heartfelt thanks and appreciations to our teachers for their attendance on this trip and for letting us have a great time with them. Let Panhareay Pal (8C) and Sothy Song (11A) expressed their own feelings and opinions about this trip then we finished our trip. We are looking

forward to our next trip somewhere else sometime in the future. Written by Sothy Song on behalf of all other students.

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