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Volume 7 Issue 76

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ZIS Family Success Science Fair 2010

Science fairs help students gain research experiences. For some students, entering science fairs is like eating cookies. It's hard to stop at just one. You can’t be ZAMAN NEWSPAPER Zaman, Publisher Vesile Kaplan, Editor-in Chief HS Kudret Dogan, Editor-in Chief PS Gurkan Cil, Editor at Large

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contented by investigating only one project. You have to go along and try to sort out the best project you considered in the fair. Zaman International School marks another successful 2.5day The Memorable Science Fair which was held on the 29rd 30th of April and half day of 1st May.This year, there were more than one hundred exhibits spread out over the many spacious conference rooms and open spaces inside the high school facility. There were 3 from Khmer language, 1 Khmer math 1 Khmer physics 11 English language, 3 Turkish language, and Science 13, Biology 13, Chemistry 20, Math 16, Physics 15 and Computer 6 projects. The students showed their science projects and demonstrated and explained their ideas and themes. The fair started at 7:30 up to 12:00 in the morning and 13:00

to 17:00 in the afternoon with an interval of an hour per visiting group of students from different public schools in Phnom Penh. The fair brought together over 5000 students, participants and distinguished observers from the municipal education establishment. Each project had their own tables and spaces to accommodate interested visitors to play and ask questions about the displayed projects and experiments. Most of the students really enjoyed playing English games. They just don’t have fun; they are also winning prizes if they are able to answer the trivia or simply participate in the game. The 2009 Science Fair achieved its goals of providing Zaman’s students a creative outlet for their ideas. Students built an impressive collection of machines and devices, models and graphics exemplifying their decisive commitment to their projects.

The affair was indeed fun and educational. The participating students and teachers of ZIS and most especially the visiting students, teachers and even parents really had a great time Highlights of the Month

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ZIS Family Success Science Fair 2010 1&2 3&4 Isweeep Trip 5&6 Turkish Olimpiad 7&8 Science ProjectCompetition 2010 9 9-E`s Girls Night Out 10 7-E`s Party at Dormitory 11 Dormitory 10-B 12 Paintball-10B:Lunchtime with Teacher 13 A Pleasure Moment Football Tournament 14,15&16 17 Science and Cultural Fair 2010 Zaman`s Science and Cultural fair with 2-A 18 Zaman Primary School`s Event to Rem. 19 20 Science and Cultural Fair My Science and Cultural Fair 2010 Expe. 21 Mothers, The Greatest Insp. of our Lives 22 Welcome to ``The Land of Morning Calm`` 23 Fun 24 Mother's Day On The Girl's Side 25&26 11-F's Class Day & 8-F's Class Day 27&28 Unforgettable day from 10F 29&30 Girl`s side 1st Football Match 10F&10E 30 31,32&33 It`s 10E`s Crescendo 10F Classy Show 34&35 36 10F Infinity Love 8-A Class Day 37 38 7-B Class Day The Great Match Between 9&10 Grades 38 39&40 12A Luxurious Memories

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during the Science Fair. This affair was a success due to the efforts, cooperation, wise planning and management of both ZIS students and teachers. We hereby salute the ZIS family with a great respect for a job well done. Looking forward to more successful Science Fairs! This is the 5th year for ZIS holding their Science Fair. This is better than previous years as a result from Mr. Yafes AKPINAR, who is in charge of Science Fair. Science Fair 2010 was from 29rd to 30th April and a half day of 1st May 2010 with 155 students from grade 7 to grade 12 who were on duty in 6 subjects such as Science and 3 others subjects (Khmer Literature, Turkish and English).During those 3 days, there were more than 5000 students from several public schools in Phnom Penh. There

were totally 96 interesting projects for them to see. As we were the presenters, we were so happy to present our project to them. They were really interested in all of our projects but especially they enjoyed the games a lot. Actually, all the students that were on duty with both all the teachers were a bit tired but no one gave up, we worked hard on those 3 days and we have done very well. We heard some admirations from the visitors; those words made us feel so proud. On the last day of science fair, our friends that didn’t have any work on those days, came and visited us. Science Fair ended with the best result. Everybody loved their work a lot, and hope that next year will be much better .Thanks to ZIS for making the best high school life for us.

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The I-sweeep Trip

On Tuesday the 13th of April, Myself (Pisey), Monita, Manin, Mr. Osman Karaca, and Mrs. Lida Manin’s mother) arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport. Firstly, we left Cambodia for Thailand on Thai Airways. We waited in the Thai airport for 8 hours before we could get on another airplane to travel to Los Angeles (LAX) in the USA. On the plane we watched some movies, slept, and ate. During one nap the flight attendant took Monita's dinner away before she woke up and ate it, much to her regret. In addition, Monita's chair was broken, unfortunately and, sadly, her TV didn't work

either; so she had the worst luck of anybody on the plane. Soon her neck was hurting because of her seat. At 11:20PM we arrived at LAX in order to transfer to another airplane. This time we traveled on Continental Airlines to Texas. We arrived in Texas at 5:30AM so we called a taxi to take us to the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston. This was the hotel for I-SWEEEP students, teachers, and parents to stay. Finally, we checked in and got our rooms; Monita and I got a room on the 19th floor, Manin and her mum were on the 8th floor and Mr.Osman stayed on the 27th floor (but after one

day he changed to the 22nd floor). Soon after we checked in we went to one Turkish place called the “Turquoise Center” to have breakfast with the other finalists. We also took some photos there and then we decided to go back to the hotel to get some rest. In the afternoon we went to the place for the competition which is called the “George R. Brown Convention Center”, and checked in at 'exhibit hall C' to register and set up our project. Then we went to take a look at the other projects. That night we had dinner with a Turkish family and then we went back to the hotel to sleep. The

next morning we went to the convention center again to continue setting up our project. At 6:30PM we celebrated the opening ceremony in 'exhibit hall D'. It was so amazing, there were many shows, like dancing, a speech from the governor and one from the I-SWEEEP president. The best one was the 'Flag Parade' in which all the flags were paraded on the stage by the students from each country (our flag was shown by Manin). The next morning we went yet again to convention center to explain our project to the visitors to I-SWEEP as that was the day students from

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GENERAL Continued from page 3 public schools and the general public visited. That afternoon it was just I and Monita who went on a field trip to the Zoo and Science museum because Mr. Osman, Manin and her mum didn't feel well and they stayed in the hotel. Mr. Osman allowed us to join with the group from Vietnam. At the museum we took lots of photos, saw dinosaur skeletons and science exhibits too. This museum was really similar to the museum in the movie called “Night at the Museum”. We also watched a NASA 3D movie in the theater, but Monita fell asleep after the movie had been playing for only about 10 minutes. After that we went to the Zoo to see the animals and also buy some souvenirs and then we went back to the hotel. The next day was the day of judging. After having breakfast, we went to the convention center for the judging. There were two sessions for the judging, the morning session from 9:00AM1:00PM and the afternoon session from 2:00PM-5:30PM. Each project had 8 judges come by one by one and ask questions. That night was the I-SWEEEP 'Social Event' which was celebrated in the hotel. This party let all the students from all the participating countries get to know each other better by exchanging gifts, playing games, dancing together, taking photos, and also sharing e-mail addresses with each other. The next morning we took a field trip to the NASA Space Center. Inside this center real spaceships, which had successfully traveled to the moon, were displayed. We could look inside the spaceships, see the places spaceships are built, watch movies of spaceships in flight, etc. In the afternoon we went to 'Exhibit Hall D' again to attend the awards ceremony. While we were chatting together they called Manin's name for the special award, and after a while they called my name and Monita's for the Bronze Medal, and Manin's for the Silver Medal. And so the competition was over and it was time for the closing dinner of ISWEEEP 2010. The next day we left Texas for New York on Continental Airlines. When we arrived back in New York, we went to get our

luggage. S u d d e n l y, I remembered that my laptop was still on the plane, so I went to the lost and found center to ask about it, and lucky for me they found my laptop but we had to wait for about an hour for the staff to bring it to us. While we were waiting for my laptop we were hungry so we decided to eat instant noodles in the airport. After we got the laptop, we went to the girl's dormitory, which is where we stayed. Mr.Osman stayed in the boy's dormitory. We met some nice students at that dorm, but the only one whose name I can remember is a girl called Deriya. She was the one who took us around New York with some Lao and Turkmenistan students (I-SWEEEP contestants like us). On the first day in New York, we traveled from where we were staying by Metro and ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Then we walked to the Brooklyn Bridge. At night we had dinner at a Turkish family's house. The next day we traveled to Manhattan to visit the Empire state building, World Trade Center site and Times square. At Times Square we found one interesting place called “Madame Tussauds” wax museum where they build and put on display likenesses of famous people like singers, actors, presidents of the USA, etc. We also went shopping in the 21st century mall, Toy ‘R’ Us, and Victoria Secret. We bought some souvenirs and some small gifts for our friends and we had dinner again at a different

Turkish family's house. The next morning we went to Best Buy to look for some electronics and in the afternoon we departed the USA to go back to Cambodia. This time we took Delta Airlines to LAX and planned to connect with a Thai Airways flight back to Cambodia. When we arrived in LAX, however, there was only 50 minutes to get to the Thai Airway plane and we had to wait for our luggage, so Manin’s mum decided to go and check in first and ask if the plane would wait for us. We waited for our luggage to arrive and when it came there was only 20 minutes left for us to get to the plane, so Manin and I went first but we got mixed up about the correct gate. We finally found it and we ran and ran to get to the plane. We nearly missed the plane because

of Delta Airlines. When we arrived in Thailand, Monita's bag was checked and they found a knife in her bag, which caused a bit of a problem we eventually sorted out. Then we took another plane back to Cambodia. When we arrived in Phnom Penh our friends, family and our homeroom teacher came to pick us up at the airport and we all took photos together. To sum it up, I think this was a r e a l l y, r e a l l y e n j o y a b l e competition and trip for us because we always had fun together and we will keep these memories with us for a very long time. So you all must try hard to enter this competition in the future, just as we did! Prepared by: Ratanak Pisey Ban, 12E


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The Turkish Olympiad The Turkish Olympiad is a worldwide competition which welcomes any and all students to join. There are nearly 15 categories including singing, poetry, speaking, dancing, reading, presentation, and general knowledge. Once again this year our school took part in this competition along with 750 competitors from 120 countries. There were three students from our school who competed this year, namely, Vichta Muny 11F (singing), Marina Phal 10F (poetry), and Davuthvimol Peng 11E (speaking). 21st May-12th June It was the 21st of May… We arrived at Pochentong airport but the teachers who would come with us (Mr. Adem & Ms. Vesile) were a little bit late because of a traffic jam. While we were waiting, our families and friends cheered us up and told us to be brave while facing the obstacles in front of us. More than that, they had given us many pieces of paper with many meaningful words written on them. After a short while, our teachers came. The first thing Mr. Adem and Mr. Mustafa Ercan did was check all our luggage to see if it was overweight. It was 6.20pm and it was time for us to go. We took our last pictures together with our families, friends and teachers soon we were waving goodbye. We departed at 8.45pm and arrived in Thailand at 9.30pm, and we boarded our flight to Turkey at about 11pm. It was wonderful flying on Turkish Airlines but the worst thing was

spending a night sleeping on an airplane. At last, we arrived in Turkey the next day, the 22nd of May. We waited for one teacher who teaches Cambodian students in university. When he came, we put all the baggage into his car and started our first trip in the land of Turkey. We brought some bags to his university and immediately continued on to Coskun, our dormitory. We entered there and went to the 9th floor where our rooms were. Our room was not too big but we could stay there. We relaxed for half an hour and then we went to some shopping centers and began sightseeing around the Istanbul. It was really wonderful to see all those flashing lights, parks, etc. Every day we went to Kiz Kulesi, Camlica, Magic ice. During those days, we had our breakfasts and

dinners in many Turkish people’s houses. We soon discovered that Turkish people were really friendly and helpful. 26th May- 10th May On this date we had to leave Istanbul to travel to Ankara. We went on a bus with other Olympiad groups. We talked with each other and shared things together. We started to make friends. Our first friend was Sabrina, from Singapore. After a long journey of about 6 hours, we arrived in Kizilcahamam (Asya, a large area with many houses for Olympiad students to live in while there). They gave us a warm welcome. After we arrived we began to look for the house we were to stay in. After finding it we discovered that it was not so big but really nice with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 kitchen and a balcony with a view. Then, we

walked to the restaurant to have dinner. While we were walking we talked (we were really lucky because we had made many friends). Everything there gave us unforgettable memories. The next day everybody except Vimol took the writing exam. We were successful. In the days that followed we had the singing and poetry competitions. Very soon (1 day after each competition), the results were announced. Vichta got 7th place (bronze medal) while Marina got 4th place (silver medal). We both couldn’t sleep before the announcements and we both felt a little upset after the announcements. But then we decided to make ourselves happy and go to the market directly to buy some ingredients to cook at home and have a party to celebrate even though

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GENERAL Continued from page 5 we couldn’t get the gold medals. After the competition, we spent 2 days at Altinpark staffing Cambodia’s stand. There were many stands, and many people going around looking at them, too. They really wanted to take pictures with us, our yahoo ID, facebook name, even our signatures. Some people even gave us gifts. We were like superstars that day, I can say. We couldn’t even go to the toilet because if we went people would ask us to take pictures with them and it would take more than half an hour. So we ignored the toilets for the whole day. Then it was time for Vimol's speaking competition. On the first day, she had a different writing exam from us. And the next day, she had a real speaking test. After she finished it, she said that she thought that she had done well but she didn’t know what the result would be. The result would be announced two days later. So in the meantime Marina and I went to many TV stations and a news agency and we even met many famous people. Meanwhile the other two were practicing in koro and drum class. After I came back, I also joined in koro class too. Finally, it was time for the announcement about the speaking test results. What a coincidence!!! Vimol got the same place and medal as

Vichta had. On the 5th of May we showed our abilities on the koro and drum during the closing ceremony on the main stage of Ankara stadium. On the 6th, we travelled back to Istanbul with some other Olympiad groups. We stayed at Gul Pansiyon, Girls’ dormitory. While there, we also went to TV stations. On the 7th and 8th, we went to a traditional market and had a lunch cruise together on a ship although it was raining a little. The day of the 9th was the last day of the Turkish Olympiad program in Istanbul. After finishing the program, we were all crying because we had to leave such a nice place and new

friends. But, fortunately, we had each others’ facebook and yahoo ID's already. It was time to take leave each other and say our goodbyes. That night, most of our friends left the dormitory except the contestants from Thailand and Laos. The next day we went to Sultan Ahmet and Sophia. 3 weeks in Turkey seemed like only one day to us. It passed quickly and the time to go back home had come. When we arrived back in Cambodia on the 12th of June, our families and teachers greeted us warmly with flowers. It was our first time in Turkey and it is too difficult to find the words to describe how nice it was. But we want to encourage

all our friends to enter the Turkish Olympiad next year if you have chance because it is a once in a lifetime opportunity…We want to say thanks to school’s principle, vice principles, and teachers for giving us such a great honor and the golden opportunity to enter the Turkish Olympiad. And special thanks to our dearest t e a c h e r, M r. A d e m , w h o supported us so well and for being such a wonderful 'guide' in Turkey…… Written by Marina Vimol Vichta


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Science Project Competition 2010

A Science Project Competition refers to a forum for demonstrating competitive abilities in science using the areas of mathematics, physics, c h e m i s t r y, b i o l o g y a n d computers. Organizing our science project contest was a ZAMAN high school team consisting of Mr. Erkan, Mr. Murat, Mr.Zulfi and Mrs. Els. The competition started with 2 elimination stages. Initially, the top 3 projects from each field of science are chosen. The

following week, in our case Saturday, 24 April 2010, the project owners whose works were chosen had to present their projects in person to the judges. On the day of the final elimination five projects were eliminated and five stayed in the competition. After hearing a clear explanation about the projects and having all their questions answered the judges made their decision as to the standings for the final five projects.

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Officially announcing the results, our principle, Mr Osman Karaca. This is what he said. First prize: Rubik’s Cube by Lymei Sun(10E). Gift coupon worth 150USD Second Prize: Saving Electricity by Bun Tong Yun(9B). Gift Coupon worth 100USD Third Prize: Origami by Bonary Socheat and Dany Deng(10E). Gift Coupon worth 75USD Fourth Prize: Electrical Rocket by Mol Diamond Heng and Vichetra Roth(10A). Gift Coupon worth 50USD. Fifth Prize: CO2 Fire Extinguisher by Soung Sothira Toch, Kunthea Deng and Sitha Botoum Sorn(9E). Gift Coupon worth 40USD

In the end we all gained something from this contest, not only the prizewinners. In essence, we all enjoyed practicing our presentation skills and task organization skills. As a consequence, we would love to thank the administrators and all teachers for holding this meaningful competition for all ZIS students to enjoy. We tried our best while participating in this contest and competing with the 'wise brains' of the school. prepared by: Lymei sun 10E

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9-E's Girls Night Out After 2 and a half days of the exciting and exhausting science fair, eleven of 9E's girls had a 'night out'. It was originally planned to be a sleepover party for all of 9E's students to celebrate having the cleanest classroom. However, as the day came, only 12 of us could participate. We were really disappointed because we missed a chance to have an activity with all of us together. We went to the dormitory at around 6 pm. As night fell, we put our worries and disappointments

aside and started having fun. We had a satisfying barbeque meal outside. It was the best time at dormitory we ever had. We finished our meal at around 8 o’clock and then we started dancing and taking photos. We danced to 5 or 6 songs, and by the end of 6th song everyone was sweating as if we had just had a P.E. lesson. We had tea around nine o’clock and we ate plenty of dessert and fruit. Out of eleven students, only five got their parents’ permission to sleep over. Around 9pm it started

raining heavily, so those who needed to go home had to walk in the rain; but we didn’t mind getting wet. As difficult as it may seem to believe, it was worth it. We have created an everlasting bond and an everlasting memory of 9E's G.N.O. It was around 10 pm and our ablam allowed us to watch a movie in a huge room. After 1 hour and 30 minutes she left us alone to sleep. We fooled around some more , spilling some of our secrets to each other, until sleep came. In the morning all of us

9-E's Dormitory Last month it was 9E’s turn at the abla’s house.We spent 3 days and 2 nights at dormitory, doing things together like eating, studying, playing games and sleeping. We wished it would never end. There were 7 students who went; Manuth, Rosavid, Thearoth, Saroh, Dalis and Marry. On the first day we went to dormitory we showered and went downstairs to give a hand to our abla. We were all

cooking, washing vegetables, or preparing glasses and place settings. While we were cooking we were also dancing and singing in the kitchen (love story, fifteen,you belong with me,etc…). We had so much fun in the kitchen at this time, it was a BLAST!!! When we finished our dinner, we had to review our lessons and do homework for like 40 minutes every day. It was nice because

we always had our homework finished before school started. Then tea time came….we had cookies , fruits, and chocolate pudding with our names on it. Then time passed, and it was last night at dormitory? . That night we were all so hungry, so we cooked 10 packs of noodles in a big bowl. After eating noodles we played games with our abla. We played many games, but hide and seek was

woke up at 8am then had breakfast. Until leaving dormitory we washed dishes and talked to Sibel ablam. The other teachers went to Kiriroom early that day. And then it was 09.30 am, which was the time to leave dormitory? Finally, 9E would like to thank all the ablams, and especially our beloved Sibel ablam and our h o m e r o o m t e a c h e r, M r s Kadriye, without whom this fun night wouldn’t have been possible.

our favorite game. It was really fun… Thanks to all the ablas and Mrs. Kadriye Hoca for the meals and everything. Well, your meals were all delicious. On the last day we were sad leaving the dormitory. It felt like the happiness ended that day but………NO!!! Friendship levels had increased…So, when we went home after school we really missed the dormitory and wished to go there again, again and again…and,YES….WE LOVE DORMITORY…


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7-E's Party At Dormitory On Saturday the 15Th of May, 7E students were invited to the dormitory for a party given by our homeroom teacher, Mrs. Grace L. Karaca and her assistant, Miss Shirin. This party was a reward for our success in the exam. We had gotten the highest average in the whole school. Unfortunately, there were only thirteen students that attended this party because of a national holiday. All of us arrived at the dormitory around 10 o’clock in the morning. We planned to cook a food called "Maklube", a special Turkish dish made from rice,beef, and fried vegetables. First of all, when we entered the house we all said good morning to our teachers. Then we and our homeroom teacher along with her assistant started to peel the vegetables (potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and eggplant), and then wash and cut them into slices. Next, three or four of the students fried the vegetables. At that time a few students were waiting for the students that hadn’t arrived yet and a few more were washing cucumbers and tomatoes and chopping them into small pieces. One of our friends put the bottles of water and coke into the refrigerator. While we were frying the vegetables, some of our friends were happily playing some games. Some of the other teachers showed up and helped us to cook too. Next, Miss Shirin started to prepare the beef while two or three of us were washing onions and Mrs. Grace was cutting the onions. We all cried because of those onions, which were soon going into a traditional Turkish dish. Then some of our friends became tired of frying vegetables so Mrs. Grace swapped jobs with them. Then a few students washed vegetables like cucumbers and tomatoes for the salad and cut them into small pieces. Soon Mrs. Grace called us to come and watch a movie. We all enjoyed it because it was very funny. Not long after, Mrs. Grace and Miss Shirin came along with the other teachers, having finished all the cooking. At 1 o’clock, the food was ready so it was time to eat lunch. We started to prepare the place to eat. It was in the living room. We took the

plates, spoons, and forks to the living room (and we didn’t forget the coke). But, oh! Our monitor arrived just then, late because she had just come back from her trip to Vietnam. So, after that we took some class pictures and we started to eat our lunch because we were very very hungry. We enjoyed eating very much. The food was very delicious. Most of us ate more than two platefuls, even more than our teachers.

Not long after, we were all full. After that most delicious lunch, we all washed the dishes. Finally, we didn’t forget to eat ice-cream for dessert too. Our teachers brought big cartons of chocolate ice-cream. The ice-cream was very sweet and delicious!!! It was almost time for the party to end. Some of our friends had gone home already. But the ones who stayed behind played their games again. Around 3 o’clock

all of our friends all went home. It was a really tiring day, especially for our homeroom teachers, but it was also an enjoyable day for us too. In conclusion, we, the students from 7E want to thank our homeroom teachers for this fun and enjoyable day. We all hope to have this kind of party again !!! Dalin Seng 7-E


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Dormitory 10-B This is about the time we had fun with our friends at the dormitory recently. Friday, the 21th of May was the day that we were off from school because there was a problem with the generators, so we decided to stay at the dormitory for 1 night. My teacher, Mr. Mustafa, asked all our friends if they wanted to sleep at the dormitory. And when that day came there were 10 students who went to sleep at the dormitory for 1 night. We decided to meet each other at the school on the Friday afternoon. Close to the agreed time some of us arrived at the school early. So I decided to call the teacher and let him know that some of us had arrived the school. The teacher told me to go to the PC lab to wait for the rest of our friends to arrive. While we were waiting for them, we played some games and chatted on facebook. After half an hour they all arrived at the school so our home teacher asked us to prepare our luggage and get ready to go to the dormitory. It took about 5 minutes to arrive at the dormitory using our own motor bike. When we arrived at the dormitory we saw that the teachers were eating dinner together. It looked liked it was very good to have dinner together. Before going upstairs to our room to shower we greeted all the teachers by saying HI or HELLO to them. After that we went upstairs to put our luggage in the room and at that time some of us began playing games or chatting while waiting for our turn in the bathroom. After we all finished taking a shower we all went downstairs, ready to have dinner. But when we went downstairs we noticed that the food hadn't been prepared yet. So we all started to help Mr. Bilal to prepare our dinner. While we were eating dinner we took lots of pictures. Ring!... Ring!... Ring!... One of our friend phones began to ring, it was Sovann Dawn's phone. When he looked at the number he noticed that it was his mother calling. Afterwards, we all asked him what his mother had said to him. He replied that his mother told him to go to bed at 9:00pm, which made us all wonder about him. After we all finished the food we weren't full yet , but there

was still the fruit to eat. There was a piece of bread left so the teacher gave it to Sovann Dawn to finish. At first he didn’t eat it, saying he was very full. So we all yelled at him to make him eat the bread. He forced himself to finish it. After we had done eating the fruit we cleared and cleaned the eating area and did the dishes. After dinner we went to school to play football. We played football till 11:00pm. Let me skip the part about the football game. We kept playing till 10:50pm and then Sovann Dawn's phone rang again. It was his mom again; after he talked with his mum he told us that his mum wanted his brother to pick him up from school now. Why was that? He let our teacher talk with his mother. After he finished talking with his mother the teacher told Sovann that it was ok, and he could stay till tomorrow. By 11:00pm we finished playing football and all of us felt very tired. We all went back to the dormitory to get some rest and

take a shower. Soon after we went downstairs again to play PS2 with our homeroom teacher. While we were many of us took turns winning, so almost everybody was happy. But for the ones who lost (the losers), just sat still without saying and tried very hard to get revenge. But anyway, whether we won or lost all of us felt very happy. When 12:00am came our teacher told us to go to bed. But we were still not sleepy, so we all talked to each other and made jokes. Bang!!!!! Our teacher opened the door and told us again that we must sleep now, or he would come again. If we were still not sleeping there would be a big problem. But we were still not sleepy, so we pretended that we had all fallen asleep. And then one of us got the idea that we could all sleep for one hour and wake up at 1:00am to continue our conversation. So we set the alarm for 1:00am. But we still couldn't sleep and just kept talking and talking till 2:00am.

Leap got out of his bed and opened the smal laptop, so we all knew that he wanted to play games, as is his habit. At 3:00am we all felt very sleepy, so we all fell asleep at that time. At 6:00am in the morning we all woke up, took a shower and prepared everything. Only Leap woke up late. All of us went downstairs first to eat breakfast. After we had finished eating breakfast we all went back up again, packed our luggage and brought it downstairs. After that some of us played games for a while until the time came we all needed to go back home. We all said goodbye to each other and to that wonderful dormitory and went home on our motorbikes. Thanks to our room teacher, Mr. Mustafa Dur, for taking care of us. And we all hope we will be able to go back there again sometime to the dormitory. Prepared By: Leangheng Hin


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10-B: Lunchtime With Teacher To help motivate our friendship, our homeroom teacher, Mr. Mustafa Dur, decided to arrange a lunch at Tonle Bassac Restaurant (buffet restaurant) which was held on Sunday, the 6th of June, 2010. All of the students were invited to join this get together.

Our monitor, Rathanaksal, helped our teacher to book the restaurant for 12 people (we estimated the number of students). By chance, only 11students and 1 teacher were able to come, so, this guess was exactly right. At 11:50 a.m. we met up together at school. Then at

12:05 p.m. we departed from the school by car and motorbike and went directly to the Tonle Bassac Restaurant. Along the way we were chatting with each other and with our teacher. The weather was sunny with a lovely breeze, and when we arrived there we were very hungry. After we were sat for a while we started by going around and looking for the best food to eat at the buffet. We tasted almost all of the food; some of us ate a lot and some ate very little. Besides that we ate some dessert and drank some coke, orange juice, and more. Moreover, the atmosphere was very warm as the teacher and students chatted and took some picture together. We had been together for about one and half hours by then, but the time went very fast. We noticed that our lunch was soon going to finish, so, we took our last photos and got ready to go back. Soon after, we left the restaurant at about 1:40 p.m. with some of us travelling back to school and waiting their parents to take them, and others going straight home. In finishing, we would like to say thanks to Mr. Mustafa Dur who organized this beautiful activity for us. We had a great time there and we enjoyed this activity very much. We will never forget this marvelous lunch.


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A Pleasure Moment Kirirom was one of the resorts that we had always planned to go to since we were in grade 8. However, the plans never worked out until we reached grade 10. It was on Saturday, 30th January 2010, that 10E finally took a trip together to Kirirom resort. This is one of the nicest and most beautiful resorts, and that day it was made nicer because friends from 10F joined us and we went there all together. There were about 11 students from our class who joined in this activity along with our homeroom teacher, Mrs. Goksel ( accompanied by Mr. Mustafa and their child, Safiye ), and Ms. Serife. We all met each other around 6.30am at school and 10E and 10F started out on the trip at 7.30am. On the way to Kirirom we played, sang, and talked happily together. A few hours later, we arrived at Kirirom. As soon as we got off the bus we helped our teachers with all the stuff and then we found a comfortable place for us to sit back and relax. After that, our friends started to 'rock' up there. We went around to have a look at the view there, then we saw nice wood homes along the riverside, so we went to have a closer look. Wow, it was so nice. We took pictures of us all together and went sight-seeing around. After that, our teachers called us to come back and have lunch. But, my goodness…!! When we reached the table, Mr. Mustafa and Mrs. Goksel asked us, "Have you prepared anything for lunch?" We all looked at each other, shocked, and Mrs. Goksel and Mr. Mustafa already knew the answer that we hadn’t prepared anything. It was unbelievable that our 10E forgot

to pack food since eating is one of our favorite habits. Fortunately, our homeroom teachers had brought something so we we all just ate that. After that, we sat and had a chat with our homeroom teachers. We discussed our class, our study, about our views on things and how we really felt. Then, some of our friends wanted to ride the bikes, so we decided to go cycling. But unfortunately, the boss there said we couldn’t ride the bikes that day because of some problem. So then we just walked around and looked at the fantastic views. While we were walking and sight-seeing, we talked about several things. It was so much fun and a really pleasant time for us. Furthermore, after walking a bit we reached a place where we saw some boats. We came up

with the idea of taking those boats for a paddle around the lake. Yeah…!! So, then, we went canoeing. Mrs. Goksel also took part in this along with her child. That was a lot of fun, and when we finished, we stood up… Goodness..!! Our jeans were soaked with water, but we had a really pleasant time while canoeing anyway. Everybody looked so happy with big smiles on their faces. Following the boating, we continued to walk till we reached a place called “Ar_Srom_Neak_Ta” in Khmer, we took our shoes off and gathered inside to pray for some good fortune. It was 2.30pm then, Ms. Serife abla called us and said, “It’s getting late, we gotta be back at school by 5pm. Come on, everybody…hurry up..!!” So we quickly ran back to the swimming pool, the place

where we had eaten lunch, packed our stuff and carried it back to the bus. After we got everything packed away, we left Kirirom around 3pm. We arrived back at school around 25 minutes before 5 that evening. We felt so tired by the end of this day. But, still, we had loads n' loads of fun. By the way, we’d like to say thanks to our homeroom teachers, Mrs. Goksel (also Mr. Mustafa + child), Ms. Serife abla, and Mrs. Kadriye for offering this activity to our class 10E and our friends 10F. It was really a gorgeous time, a fun trip and a pleasant moment for all of us. By, Madelene Hem 9917, 10E


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Altogether, 13 teams joined the tournament this year, and 44 games were played. In only 1 game the result was a draw. 320 goals scored by 68 different players; 9 were own goals. The referees used the yellow card 11 times. And below is the tournament statistics: The team of the season: 9C To p s c o r e r s : C h a n d y n a Sok(12B), Proseuratanak Thin(9C), Rath Oeur(9C), Serey Pannha Dy(8B) Best goalkeeper: Lai Chheang Chea(11A), Davann Vuttha(9C), Salamey Math(7A) Most Valuable Player: Sotheara Mao(12A), Rathboros Oeur(8C) Fairplay: Kheang Kung Choeung(11A), Hai Theng Eng(10A), Sovanda Hun(7B) The team with the highest points: 12A(3 p per match ) Top-scoring team: 12B(7.7 goals per match) Least-scoring team: 11B(0.8 goals per match) Most goal losing team: 11B(10.1 goals per match) Least goal losing team: 12A(1.1 goals per match) The team with the lowest point: 11B(0 p per match) The most match-winning team: 12A(1 per match) The team with most draw:9A and 9B(0.2 per match)

The least match-losing team: 12A(0 per match) The game with the highest number of goals scored: 12B11B(17-2)(19 goals) The game with the lowest number of goals scored: 8A-8B(2-1), 9A-10A(1-2), 10B9B(2-1), 10A-9A(2-1) (3 goals) The team scoring the highest number of goals in a single match:12B(17 goals) The player scoring the highest number of goals in a single match: Chandyna Sok(12B)(7 goals) The most interesting goal: Lotfy Sam(10A-10B) Goal of the season: Hawaii(10A)(10A-10B) The team with the highest goal difference in a single match: 12B(15 goals) The team with the highest cumulative goal difference: 12A and 12B(5.2 pd per match) The team with the lowest cumulative goal difference: 11B(9.3 pd per match)

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Science And Cultural Fair 2010

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ay 20-22, marks one of the highlights of Zaman life, the annual Science and Cultural Fair was held. All teachers, staffs, students and down to the last name in the list worked hard to make the said event possible with flying colors. Weeks of preparations were rendered to make everything ready beforehand. Everybody joined forces to finish all the necessary tasks to be accomplished. It was not easy though, but through the spirit of helping and cooperation, both the science and cultural teams were both ready before the big day. At the Science area, numerous experiments can be found. Most of them were very interesting and easy to do. They can easily attract visitors and students’ attention. In the list of exciting experiments were Genie in the bottle, Elephant Toothpaste (which was very amazing), Cell model (which everybody enjoyed grabbing a small slice and eat), Disappearing cup, Magic Coin, Disappearing Bottle, Pepper in bottle, Magnetic Attraction, S l im e, C h em ica l Vo l ca n o, O r a n g e To r n a d o , B l o o d y Cocktail (which looks so refreshing?), Candle in water, Red cabbage indicator, Baking soda vinegar volcano, Magic milk, Lava lamp (which was very interesting), Chemical cocktail, Magic corn starch ( w h i c h e ve r y b o d y e n j o ys playing with friends), and Soda ca n s h a ke . T h e a s s i g n e d students did their jobs well and they were all enjoying being “mini scientists”. The other area of Science, which was the display part, various topics were posted such as Water Cycle, Famous Scientists, Life Cycle of a Butterfly, Life Cycle of a Frog, Systems in Human Body, Solar System, Effects of

Alcohol, Effects of Cigarettes, Photosynthesis, Parts of a Flower, Teeth, and Microscopes which was displayed at the Science Laboratory. The duty students also did their assignments well. On the first floor, several activities were witnessed by visitors and parents. In the game room, you can play chess w i t h yo u r f r i e n d s . At t h e computer room, movie making and photo editing was showcased. If you want to relax your mind, you can listen to the music that the students were playing. If you want to have fun while watching the clown

s h o w, y o u c a n c h e c k t h e conference room. Several presentations by students can also be witnessed there. If you want to have a tour around eight beautiful countries, you may check the second floor which was the Cultural area. The rich culture of Turkey, South Korea, China, Philippines, Cambodia, France, Japan, and United States of America were showcased to the public. While checking each classroom, it seems you are stepping to a world of wonders, sights, and real life experience. Everybody felt the spirit of the uniqueness of each

c o u n t r y. A s i d e f r o m t h e cultural displays, photo exhibits and art displays were also shown at the second floor. The third floor was the Language area. Everybody can go and have some fun playing e d u c a t i o n a l p r i ze s w h i l e waiting for fabulous prizes. The two and half day’s event ended with tired faces but with an evidence of success. A round of big applause to the Zaman family and to all people who had shared their time, effort, and resources to make this event a successful one. Prepared By: 1-A


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Zaman’s Science And Cultural Fair With 2-A Performance Magic Flower

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ave you ever heard about Zaman International School’s activities? If not, you have missed good chances. Zaman has a lot of activities provided to Zaman students and visitors. One of the biggest events is Science and Cultural fair that you should not miss. This event usually takes place in April or May. This year it lasted three days. Our board decided to make it on May 20-21-22, 2010. We have many activities to show to our dearest guests like scientific experiments, facility rooms, dramas, games,

After a while, an old lady came and handed her a flower with seven petals. The girl could use these seven petals to make her wishes come true. She was so glad that she took the first petal and wished that she could have her donuts back. Just in a blink, she was holding donuts in her hands. Then the girl realized how powerful the flower was. Unfortunately, she used the petals insensitively over unimportant issues. Once she had only one petal left she saw a disabled boy who could not walk, she realized how she and magnificent classrooms could have used these magic decorated according to different countries: Cambodia, Turkey, the Philippines, the USA, China, South Korea, Japan and France. Now I would like briefly tell you about one event of the performance made by students of 2-A class during this fabulous fair. It is about a girl which was performed by Sovatey who got a flower with seven magic petals and each petal was one wish. The girl went out to buy donuts for her mother but dog ate all of her donuts. She cried so much.

petals properly. She used the last petal to make the boy able to walk as normal person. He was so thankful to her and two of them ran and played together happily. The moral of this story is to think carefully before you act. Such a good and meaningful story was performed by 2-A st u d ent s . Ju st af ter t h eir performance audience clapped their hands to congratulate them for their good performance. Good job 2A! Keep up the good work!

My Best Experience At Science And Cultural Fair

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0-21 and 22 of May 2010 was the Science and cultural fair at my school(Zaman International school). I participated in the Chinese

culture. On the ground floor we had science experiment stalls, refreshments and cards for visitors. On the first floor, there were different displays on art and craft, music, computer,

shows and performance where many children presented their works to visitors. With some help from teachers, children and visitors had a wonderful time together. Especially they enjoyed watching the clown show. O n t h e s e c o n d f l o o r, w e showed the cultures of eight countries. They were CAMBODIA, TURKEY, USA, SOUTH KOREA, PHILIPPINES, JAPAN, CHINA and FRANCE. I re p re s e n t e d t h e C h i n e s e culture while some of my friends represented other cultures. On the third floor, visitors enjoyed the language games

and played some other games. Winners could get the prize whereas the losers could play again. Most visitors joined in the game particularly on the second day. All in all, it was a successful event. I personally found it exciting and enjoyable. Even the Secretary of South Korean Embassy came to visit. He personally praised for the good works of our school. My friends and I are hoping to have this interesting event again by next year. It was really the best experience I’ve ever had. Prepared by: Rath Norak Leang (Alex) of 4A class


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Zaman Primary School’s Event To Remember

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ast May 20-22 marked the 2nd Annual Science and Cultural Fair of our valuable school. Before the said dates, the school’s faculty members and staffs started working very hard preparing the needed materials, researching and practicing the students. First let’s talk about the Science fair this activity had given the opportunity for students to apply the scientific method to conduct independent projects. The students who participated in the said activities were really indeed a truly worth praising, worth valued for they were really talented, clever, outstanding enough to be called “Zaman’s Little Scientist Kid” contributing to the success of these activities. If you were there during the 3 days display held at the school’s ground floor you will really have the feeling of as if you are in the atmosphere of dealing with scientists from the ancient times, the students were really great and it was evident cause you can really see in the eyes of the visitors coming from the different public schools here in Phnom Penh, how they were impressed and how they believed in the students’ effort, confidence and wittiness. Offcourse this won’t be possible without the supervision of our Science teacher Ms. Yasemin Atasever and the help of all the teachers behind this, they really see to it that the students have a complete study of the topic so that the student can design an intelligent and meaningful experiment. N o w l e t ’s t a l k a b o u t t h e Cultural Fair that was held at the school’s 1st and 2nd floor. Cultural fair was created to promote cultural awareness. Our devoted teachers, helpful Khmer teachers, ever supportive assistant teachers

and energetic staffs were behind this they really extend all their strengths, knowledge of interior decorating, talent in designing and researching, to be able to showcase in a short glimpse of time some of the culture of some countries, s o m e ke y n o t e s p e a ke r s , sample of food, and assemblies that provide a particular art form, dance or music demonstration, all of these were very few to mention. There were 8 countries represented in this year’s fair, Japan, France, China, South Korea, U.S.A., Philippines, Turkey and Cambodia. The persons behind this are to thank because with their talent for me I can say that “I was able to travel 8 countries in just t h re e d ays ” w h at a g re at privileged and I guess that’s what the visitors think too. It was really interesting and really the highlight of the event. Not to forget the Language fair, let me relate to you, my dear readers the things happened in the 3rd floor, the teachers assigned prepared a lot of knowledgeable, educational and language related fun and tricky games, there was also Smart board game and the

demonstration of the Active Board, The resourceful assigned teachers devoted their time to train the students and prepare the materials needed, and it was the smart students’ guts and talents which are utilized in entertaining the visitors, inviting and persuading the visitors to play and have fun. In the Language fair we had English language, Khmer language and Turkish language games I was really impressed and I cannot believe it because the crowed what I mean is the visitors from the public schools, most of them played Turkish games, I even remember one student assigned in the English game asking me, “Teacher why is it they’re not playing my game?” I smiled and replied to her

maybe they were very curious about Turkey. But the smart girl told me, “ You know what teacher it made her realize now that I’m lucky enough to study in Zaman for I have the opportunity to study English at my early age. Actually she was right. Really the purpose of the language fair is to allow students to educate and give informative language knowledge to others even in short span of time and also to show to our dear visitors how smart our students and how confident are they in speaking English. To sum up the event, I can say it was really a big success I’m really looking forward for the n e x t y e a r ’s S c i e n c e a n d Cultural Fair.


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Science And Cultural Fair

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aman International School held its 2nd Science and Cultural Fair on May 20 to 22. It was a 2 and a h a l f d ay f u l l o f f u n a n d exciting activities. The event consisted mainly of science experiments, cultural shows and language games. This event was open for public.

Science display and experiments were showcased on the ground floor of the school. On the 1st floor of the school, different activities were shown like dances and clown shows in the cinema room, movie making in the computer room, piano playing in the music room, face painting and paper

The Show Must Go On…

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uring the third and the last day of the Science & Cultural Fair (Saturday), I joined the speech choir entitled “The Grasshopper and The Ants. I did the part of the grasshopper girl, four of my classmates did the role of the ants and seven of the rest played the role of the normal children.

All of my classmates who were part of the speech choir wore red t-shirt & red pants but for me I wore different from them. I got this grasshopper dress but I wasn’t able to wear the costume for my head because it was broken before the show. The color of my dress was green. There were few visitors during

games. Visitors were given the chance to play fun language games and win prizes. A lot of people came to visit to witness the event and experience the fun. Students from different public schools also came to observe. A lot of informative things were on display during the event. Visitors who really paid attention definitely learned a lot of things from the different activities. The preparation of this event was not easy. Teachers, staff and students worked hard for this event to be a success. Thanks to the cooperation of everybody, the effort of all those who took part in the event did not go to waste. It was a huge success! See you all again in the next Science and Cultural Fair everyone!

folding in the art room and chess game in the game room. Cultures, tradition and customs of chosen countries were on display on the 2nd floor of the school. The countries were Turkey, Japan, Korea, USA, Philippines, China, France and Cambodia. On the Prepared by: 3rd floor were the language 2-C the day of our presentation. Some parents and students came to witness the show. That day, three groups had the presentations. First group (selected students from grades 4) danced Khmer Dance (Talong /Madison), Second group was us and the Third & the last was students from 5C, who danced to the tune of Dancing Shoes. There were animations shown too. It was “Shaun the Sheep”. After we presented, the show stopped for we had a clown show. It was very funny!!! When the clown show finished after 30 minutes, we were asked to p re s e nt a ga i n . Meaning the SHOW MUST GO ON!!! We were given a break for a short time. So, I went to play some games on the third floor.

I played the “puzzle game” with my friend and then I won. The next break, I went to play the “finding book” game. I still won not my friend. Third break, I went to play “Turkish” game about the grammars and then I lost. When we had the last break, I was eating lollipop and then my friend said it was the last break and she suggested that we need to play eating lollipop and then the winner was me (“,). Finally, it was time to go home so, I bade good bye to my friend. Prepared by: Marilyn Pok 3-A


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My Science And Cultural Fair 2010 Experience

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n the 20th until 22nd of May was the big event called SCIENCE and CULTURAL FAIR. I was assigned in the Science Team and my task was to explain to the visitors my display which is THE PARTS OF A FLOWER.

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she trained us how to present our displays. I think she was happy because we all did great on that day! During breaks we went to every floor and see what was there. The rooms on the second floor were decorated representing eight

science and cultural part, put on their best foot forward to be able to come up with great result. Amidst the stress and late at night works, everyone survived and triumph with big

smiles on their faces after the appreciation and indeed it was momentous activity. When we rewarding. looked at the visitors curious faces, we know we did the best Prepared By: 5-B thing. They went out of the campus with so much

The Happiest Time Of The Year

ersonally every single day at Zaman is good, but Science and Cultural Fair days were special. For one thing, it was the day of unity. We helped and served each other. My friend, Lang Eng helped me put and decorate t h e b o a rd fo r my ga m e s . Sampos stood in for me and handled my game when there were too many players. Teacher Ayshe and Teacher Jasmin made sure that every

person have their lunch and encouraged us to persuade the young visitors to play the game as they were very shy. Rachana worked very hard pushing the five shelf cart to deliver the cool water to everybody. When I was very short of gifts for player, my co-workers shared me some of theirs. On the last day, Rakhy turned up unexpectedly to help me tidy the place. For another it was the day full of fun. Although we

had to stay at our station all the time, we could go around, visit different countries, see the science exhibition, experiment and the shows and of course take photos during our breaks. Also, during lunch time and early afternoon when there was no visitor, we, third floor people play one another ’s game. They came to play my game and I went to play theirs. We did not only have great fun but also gain some general

different countries and the rooms looked very nice. I could not forget this day. I enjoyed every games and activities. Thank you to all the teachers who let us be a part of this. It was wonderful. By: Jukim Taing 5-B

knowledge like Nile is the longest river in the world; Pacific is the biggest ocean and so on. However, what pleased me most was the big smile and excitement shown on the visitors’ face specially the children as they walked about, enjoyed variety of educational language games, and won the little prize. All in all, Science a n d C u l t u ra l Fa i r wa s my memorable time and remained alive in my heart forever.


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Mothers, The Greatest Inspiration Of Our Lives “Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of "Mother," “ By Edgar Allen Poe As Poe states in his poem ‘To My Mother’, no one on earth can find anyone as devotional as a mother. Since the day we were born, to the last day of our lives, they always stand by our sides. They experience joy and pain through their children’s lives. They show us the depth strength and power of love. No smile on earth can ever warm our hearts like our mothers’ do. No one’s affection can fill our hearts as much as mothers’ can. No one’s hug feel as sweet as mothers’. No matter how difficult it is to endure to the h e a r ta c h e s t h a t w e h av e caused, they still love us with

unceasing love, hope and patience. Our mothers are celestial gifts given to us. This was the first Mother’s Day that I could not be with my Mum. It was difficult for me; however the truth that she is fine and healthy consolidated

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Science and Cultural Fair is always a BIG event here in ZAMAN. Teachers and students alike are excited to hear about it and enthusiasm is smelled in the air. Knowing different culture, traditions and language is something interesting for me if not for everyone. It’s like you

are transported to a new world with so many amazing things to d i s c o v e r. T h i s e v e n t h a s allowed guests, students and even teachers to learn some i nte re st i n g fa c t s a b o u t a country or the world around us through science experiments. T h i s ye a r, w e a d d e d n e w countries and experiments to

me on that day. Even if my own mother was far away from me, 17 mothers were with me on the Mother’s Day and we were so happy together. The kids sang lovely Mother’s Day songs and they gave their hand-made Mother’s Day cards to their

mums. The happiness of mums beggared description. Even if I could not be with my mum on the Mother’s Day of this year, I was with 17 mothers and that meant a lot to me. Thank You Dear Mothers of 1-B

exhibit. Most of the students had been preparing for this for quite some time. The students assigned on third floor in particular were learning facts and figures of the countries assigned to them. Basic greetings and phrases were also memorized to greet the guests. It was such a fun way of learning new things. Two and a half days were spent in showcasing science experiments, language games in English, Khmer, Turkish and cultural heritage of eight co u nt r i e s n a m e l y Tu r key, Cambodia, Philippines, Japan, South Korea, China, France and USA. The school tapped the embassies of these countries to help in lending some materials to put up in its designated rooms. The Embassy of Japan in particular

has been lending its support to the school since we started this annual event last year. They have been generously p r o v i d i n g m a t e r i a l s l i ke posters, DVDs, magazines, and traditional stuff which you can only buy in Japan. And to top it all, the Secretary for Cultural Affairs of the Embassy of Japan visited the school to check out the said exhibit. Other high rank officials like the Secretary of the Ministry of Education in Cambodia and Secretary for Cultural Affairs of South Korea also came to show their support. Indeed, it was a successful event and many students and teachers from different public schools enjoyed the exhibit as much as we do. See you next year for a much more fun-filled 3rd Science and Cultural Fair event. Au revoir!


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outh Korea is one of the most homogeneous countries in the world, racially and linguistically. It has its own culture, language, fashion and cuisine, separate and distinct from its neighboring countries. Hard work, filial piety and modesty are characteristics esteemed by Koreans. They are proud of their traditional culture and their modern economic success. Education is highly valued as the path to status, money and success. With an attempt to rediscover the beauty of life and then step down into the heart of immense euphoria through showcasing the cultures of South Korea, Zaman International School celebrated once more the reminiscence of cultural spirits of some of the interesting counties. In case

you haven’t noticed all the flyers, many students and teachers as well groups on campus have been holding this annual cultural shows at this time of year - (May 20, 21 and 22, 2010). Zaman International School has emerged into countries that flaunt some of the best exhibitions and

cultural shows. The erstwhile country of South Korea has imbibed myriad notes from the heart of invaders. Believe us, the show itself is carried out in front of you, but the pleasurable experience descends directly to the viewer’s heart. During any of the event day, the South Korea show pulsates

with the rhythms of music that keep thirsty guests awake throughout the cycle. To add a cherry on the cake, there are dresses and different Korean cuisines presented that make you experience and believe the magic and be in the “real scene” of South Korea. On behalf of Primary Zaman International School, we would like to thank the people who helped us in making this show a success: Embassy of South Korea, Mrs. Cha Seok Hwan, Mrs. Chheng Lay Lim, Mrs. Chantrea Ngin, Mrs. Mariny Sok, Mr. Lee Sunyun, Mrs. Han Yonmin, Mr. Park Young Ju, Mrs. Kim Song Hee, Mrs. Jang Jeong - Suk and Miss Jang Song – Lee who selflessly rendered their time, support and resources to make the said event meaningful and successful.

Poems By ZIS Students Science and Culture fair was very Cool because we had alot of visitors and I was so happy that they could understand Easy to understand Now about magnets, they Can study well because it is Easy to study For magnets, they can understand well At school my teacher is teaching about magnets too. I am very happy to be a scientist it is Real!!! I want to be a scientist in the future. SovannitaSok/3C Happy Birthday ZIS family presents the best wishes to the teacher whose birthday is in Mayl.

Teachers th 1- Chantheoun Dy (May-07 ) khmer Teacher th 2- Leakhena Chum (May-04 ) Receptionist 3- Bunly Sok (May-25th) Assistance Teacher3c

My dad My dad works all day long, Also he likes to eat anything. He likes to take me anywhere he wants He likes music. He always wakes up early in the morning. He always wakes me in the morning. First, he eats his breakfast then he goes to work. Also he loves me. He also goes to our neighbors. He also plays with me. He can dance also. He can sing. He can make bubbles with soap. When he eats first he washes his hand before he eats. My dads also take me to school always He loves our family I’m thankful for having a perfect dad. Prepared By: Justin Chin Class 1C


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Circle the correct answer for the questions below after reading the articles in the Primary Campus pages of this issue. Cut this part and put it inside the box at the reception area. There will be a lucky draw. And if all the questions are correct in these lucky papers, these students will be awarded. 1. How many mothers participated in Mother’s Day of 1-B class? a.16 b. 17 c. 18 2.Who helped the writer of the article “The happiest time of my life” decorating the board for games? a.Rachana b. Sampos c. Lang Eng 3. What was the speech choir in Conference Room entitled? a.Science and Cultural Fair

b. Khmer Dance

c. The grasshopper and the ants

4. On which days of May did Science and Cultural Fair take place? a.20 to 22 b. 21 to 23 c. 24 to 26 5. Which experiment was popular for eating? a.Magic milk b. Cell model c. Pepper in the bottle 6. Which culture was not shown on the second floor? a.Turkey b. North Korea c. Japan 7. What was on the third floor? a.Dance& shows b. art work c. Language games 8.How many cultures were displayed in this Science and Cultural Fair? a.Eight b. ten c. six 9. What was the topic of the 4th seminar of Parenting School? a.School success and school failure b.Family success and family failure

c.Motivation

10.Which class student has an acrostic poem in this issue? a.5-B b. 1-C c. 3-C

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Mother's Day On The Girl's Side MOTHER. This word is very meaningful to me. Does everybody feel the same as me? A mother is a person who has always taken care of you since you appeared in the world. She is the teacher who teaches you before you go to school. She is a doctor when you are ill. She always protects you and comforts when you’re hurt or scared. She is the one person in the whole, wide world you can always go back to, no matter what you’ve done. She is an angel for her family. For me, my mother is very special. She teaches me all the virtues of being a good person, sincerity, h o n e s t y, f o r g i v e n e s s , persistence, tolerance, and fairness. She teaches me to be patient, kind and caring. She always tells me to work hard and not to worry too much about the results. She always forgives me when I do things wrong or make her angry. She is very patient; never gets angry even when I always bring my silly problems to her. She always takes care of me and my family, she nevers thinks about herself. She always makes our home clean and tidy. She always thinks hard and carefully about how to make our diet balanced every day. She never tells anybody about how difficult her job is. She always tells everyone that being a mother is a kind of happiness, never tiring. I know that being a mother is not an easy job. My mom is the only person who NO ONE can ever replace. To show how important mothers are, the world has created a special day called Mother’s Day for all mothers around the world. Of course, every country has its own mother’s day. On the 9ththe second Sunday in May, 2010, some countries such as: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, China, etc. celebrate Mother’s Day. Consequently, our school also commemorate mother’s day too. All students on the girl's side perform together on mother’s day to make our mother's happy. Each class has one performance. On that day, every mother comes wearing their best clothes, feeling excited and full of wonder, which shows on their

faces. When the program starts the conference hall is almost full with mothers and teachers. The first program is a short video from teachers and students that says something about mothers and how we feel about our mothers. Then the following programs were dramas and songs about mothers from 7E, 8F, 9E, 9F, and 10F classes. From 9F class, after they finished singing a song called “Akra deng kun” they read a short paragraph for their

mothers. When the reading was finished, we heard loud applause from the mothers and teachers. When 9F’s performance finished, we had a little game for mothers and daughters to play together. The game is like a kind of testing game that tests how much you know about your mother and how much your mother understands and cares about you by asking each other some questions. It was a lot of fun and very exciting. Then the

next program was a song called “MOTHER” which included a violin song played by our music teacher, Ms. Sibel, two organs played by students from the electronic organ club, and a singer from 11F class. After that there was a song with drama act in it (like the video of the song which shown by 11E class). This song shows the love between a mother and her children, despite the poverty they face. The mother in the story also lets her

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ACTIVITIES Continued from Page 25 children live happily with no worries about money or anything else. As I understand it from this song, I feel that a mother is the best person in the world, who always cares about you even when she is ill or suffering. Finally the last program came along. The last program was a slide show with some emotional and real words and sentences from us to our mothers. When the slide show finished I could see tears from a few mothers rolling down their faces, some mothers trying not to cry, and some mothers smiling happily as if they had wanted to hear those words for a long time. When the slide show finished, our MC said some words to thank them and then she invited them to go to the canteen to have some snacks. While they were having snacks our teacher, Mrs. Yasemin, talked to some mothers and asked them how they felt about the program. •Devy’s mother said: “I feel very emotional when I see my daughter join the program, especially when she sing me a nice song. I want to say thank you to ZAMAN school for making this kind of program for parents." •Dareth’s mother said: “I’m very happy to see my daughter perform in this program. I’m so proud with my daughter and I have a great honor to join this mother’s day’s program and hear a very wonderful song from my daughter’s class. I feel grateful and thankful to school that invite me to join such a great program." •Lina’s mother said: “I’m full of emotion when I see everybody

working together to form this program. Students and teachers work together very well. Also I’m proud with my daughter, Lina. I want to say thank you to ZAMAN school for inviting me to this program. I like it very much.” •Viriya’s mother said: “The day was great. The performances were meaningful. But it was too hot and too crowded. I hope the school will do this again with improvements to those problems.” •Linda’s mother said: “That day is good, but there’s a problem with electricity and the stage is a little bit small." •Dane’s mother said: “I’m glad to see my daughter and her classmate show their abilities and love to their moms. I want to say thank you to ZAMAN school.

Thanks for making this program for us.” •Leak’s mother said: “I’m overjoyed to see school make this kind of program and invite all parents to join. This program is good, it show the love from daughters to their mom. I want to say thank you school for inviting me to see my daughter’s ability and I hope school will make an improvement on some problems.” •Pisey’s mother said: “I admire this program very much. Children work together very well. I feel thankful to school to invite me to this program. I’ll continue to join every school’s program and wait to see the improvement.” •Maden’s mother said: “I feel very surprise, emotional and

amazing. I can’t describe my feeling at all.” Lastly, I want to say thank you to everybody for trying your best to show your feelings to your mothers and making the program go nice and smooth. And special thanks to our big sisters in the great 12E and 12F, Mrs. Yasemin, and Ms. Vesile for supporting us during the whole program. Also, thanks to Mrs. Grace for the flowers, and to the other assistant teachers for helping us during the program. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! And HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO EVERY MOTHER AND T E A C H E R I N T H E WORLD!!!!!!!!!! Written by: Sivyong Banh


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11-F's Class Day

We had waited so long ,yeah, we had been waiting for such a very long time. Finally Monday, 3rd May arrived. We were so excited because that was 11F’s class day. We arrived at school around 8am in the morning. We rehearsed in the cinema. We were very eager and happy to show our parents, teachers, and friends our talents and what we had prepared. We were practicing until 12pm. Then we had lunch and started the final preparations for the event which would be held at 2pm.

Everybody was very busy getting the stage and the conference hall ready because time was going so fast. Then it was 2pm already and some of our parents were already arriving. We were a bit nervous and some were trembling because we had never experienced this before. By the time everyone was there, our classday started. It began with the national anthem and a popular Khmer dance called the "Battle Dance" soon followed. There were 12 people in this dance. All the parents were so

interested because this dance is very intricate. After that there was another show called the seven color girls which represented the days of the week with colors. After the traditional Khmer programs finished, there followed an English song program. There were 4 students on stage and they sang a song called "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart", which is an old and very famous song. This song is very touching and all the parents clapped loudly when it was finished. Then there was

another Turkish song called "Omoz Omoza" which was sung by Miss Vicheata (who is going to enter the Turkish Olympiad this year). The feature of the show was a drama called "Kolap Pailin". All of the audience enjoyed this show very much because it was very funny. Everybody was laughing very hard because of one of our classmates , Miss Vorleak, is a very good comedienne. The drama ended and was followed by a guitar show. It was such a fabulous show. Then it was time

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ACTIVITIES Continued from Page 27 for the most amazing show of our classday. Everyone was waiting for it, it was called "POP DANCE." our friends danced a song called "Again and Again". This song is very popular nowadays. The hearts of those watching beat quickly with excitement. All the parents watched in amazement. They were so proud of their daughters. Finally it was time to end the show, we sang 2 songs together. Those two songs were about friendship and the good and bad times we had been through. Even though we sometimes fight , deep down inside we know we are friends. And as long as we are together, nothing can never ever break us apart. Everyone was sastified because they had done their jobs very well. Now that the class day is over we would like to say thanks to our homeroom teacher, Vesile Kaplan, and her assistant, Miss Aziza. We would also like to say how much we appreciate those who came to our performance.

In addition, we also say thank you to our parents because they always support us. We apologize for any mistakes we may have

made….this class day was absolutely unforgettable, and we shall remember it forever. We are looking forward to this kind of

8-F'S Class Day

program was a Turkish dance called “Kolbasti ” . The dancers came on the stage and started to dance their best. The fourth program was a slide show about our class. We showed it to our parents and teachers. During the slide show, some of our friends relaxed while other friends were practicing our sketch. The next program was a song sung by our friends in Turkish called “ Köyümün Yagmurlari”. Then the next program was “Sketch”. We performed it in a funny way so our parents and teachers were all laughing. We were so tired after the sketch because we had to sing, dance and give lots of speeches. After that we had a pop dance with a Korean song called “Nobody”. The next program was an English song sung by our friends called “Someone’s Watching Over Me”. It was melodious so everyone enjoyed it. Then the next program was "flu-to-phone". It’s a hard instrument to learn how to play but our friends had tried hard and now they had it! The hard work paid off. The next program was the lucky draw, everyone was so excited. At that

On the 24th of April we performed our class day for our parents in the conference hall. We came to school early in the morning for practice and our assistant teacher, Ms. Serife, came too. At first, we thought our homeroom teacher Mrs. Göksel wouldn’t come because she was in Turkey and she hadn't come back yet, so we felt worried. Luckily, she returned early. We were really happy to see her; some of our classmates ran up to her and hugged her. Then we

tidied ourselves up and prepared the conference hall. A little time passed, it was 10:00, time for performing our class day. All the parents and teachers arrived and the apsara dancers came out and greeted them. Then our M.C. got up on the stage and gave the opening address. The first program was the National anthem. The second program was the Apsara dance. The Apsara dancers came on the stage and danced as the music played peacefully. The third

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time some of our friends began to prepare food for our parents and teachers in the canteen. We brought some bread and cake from the ABC bakery shop for them. The last two programs were songs for our parents and teachers that we wrote by ourselves called “Nothing Gonna Change My Love for You” and “8F’s relationship”. We went on the stage all together and started to sing. At the end of our class day, we happily ate the food with our parents and teachers. After eating, some of our friends went home but some students stayed with our teacher at school until evening. We were so tired after our class day but we were really happy. We are very proud to have such a good homeroom teacher like Mrs. Göksel and a good assistant teacher like Ms. Serife. They always care about us and always try their best to help us even when they can’t. We would like to say THANK YOU to both of them from our hearts. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH MRS. GÖKSEL AND MS. SERIFE!!! Written by: Leeyong BanhKeomony Sen8F


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Unforgettable Day From D O Y O U K N O W W H AT TEACHERS SAY ABOUT THE AMAZING TURKISH DAY??? Let's listen to what teachers said, from their own mouths… DORMITORY ABLALARI: "It was an unforgettable time in our life. It moved us during the whole program.It showed us a lovely and thoughtful thing. Especially, We were impressed by the song HAKKINI HELAL ET ÖGRETMENIM …Thanks to 10F for their great program and thoughtfulness". KADRIYE YILDIZ: "This year’s Turkish day was perfect. It was organized by my 10F class. Even though we are so far from Turkey, my native country, your perfect program closed the distance. I will never forget 10F’s efforts preparing and presenting the Turkish Day program. It was the best present I have ever received. Words can not express how happy and proud I am of you. Thanks to all of you and to your supervisor Ms. Sibel Kayis, who organized this wonderful program with you. Finally, I would like to thank all your friends for coming to this program even though they were very busy." MRS. SEDA & MR. ISA YILMAZ: "Well… It was very rare that the atmosphere of the high school conference room was full of such high motivation, enthusiasm and the welcoming smiles of students. Each and every one of the 10-F students had a role – from welcoming guests to performing in all those nice stage presentations in the Turkish Language program. It was so obvious that they loved their

teacher, worked hard and voluntarily participated in the event. Inside, there were some teachers and their families whose excitement was bubbling up. It was really a fantastic experience for us to see Cambodian students speaking Turkish just like native speakers. There were some emotional moments when the teachers present had a tear in their eye; there were also some hightempo-moments when no one could refrain from clapping with joy. All songs, traditional dances, poems and other presentations clearly showed how strong the bonds of friendship are between 10-F and their Turkish teacher. It also proved that there is a friendship bridge being built between the two countries, Cambodia and Turkey. Students

were highly appreciated by the visitors, but the teacher of 10-F, Mrs. Kadriye Yildiz, and assistant teacher Ms.Sibel Kayis, deserved more than that. It couldn’t be that easy to make yourself loved by these teenagers… Those who teach could observe it on that day. Many thanks to 10-F and teacher Kadriye and assistant teacher, Ms. Sibel Kayis . I and my wife, teacher Seda were so glad to a t t e n d y o u r Tu r k i s h D a y program." ZEHRA YILMAZ: "There is a saying in Turkish which is: 'The very first experience people always have is being special to someone.' What makes the members of 10/F special to me is not only the fact that they were my first students on my sweet journey of teaching. What

makes them special is them themselves. How cute, warmhearted, sincere and thoughtful they are. Your love, eagerness, sympathy and joy of living were so strong on that beautiful day that it was impossible not not to be impressed by it... Thank you very much for the unforgettable moments that you bestowed on us . I wish the best for you all, all the time..." Now let's listen From 10-F =Fabulous Turkish day... Our Turkish day was on the 10th of April in the cinema of our school. I don’t know what the others think about it, but it was a most memorable day for us. Let’s start with our dormitory night. Actually, it was just a simple night but it will always be forever in our minds. On that day, the 9th, 15 students from

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ACTIVITIES Continued from Page 29 our class went to dorm with our assistant teacher, Ms. Sibel. As we arrived there, we all practiced hard for the upcoming day with some teachers who were doing some favors for us. That night was a very hard night for us, filled with exhaustion and joy in our hearts. Sivhong and Leak were working really hard preparing the most amazing class slideshow for us all with during the night. At midnight, Leak was so sleepy she went to bed while Hong continued preparing the slideshow, But at that time, Rath arrived to help Hong until bright and early the next morning. The sun shone brightly to welcome

that wonderful day. Yes, of course, it was time for Turkish day. All of the 10F students came to school around 7 in the morning that day to practice and prepare everything before the program started. Time flew so fast and it was 9am, time for the Turkish day. All of us were so excited and nervous we could not describe our feeling. With Marina and Devy skillfully emceeing our Turkish day went really well. First, we all sang the Turkish National anthem. Then, our Boranai, with her sweet voice started to sing “Ceylan” which is a very happy song. During the song, all the teachers clapped

their hands to show their pleasure. At that time, the flexible dancers included Leak, Bonita, Dalin, Danine and Rath. Marina started with her soft brave sound reading a poem “Annecigim” and Devy sang “Aglamaya”. Leakhena started a song about love called “Sultanim”, and all of us carried candles and waved them back and forth in the darkness. Manith sang and danced beautifully the Olympiad song “Omuz Omuza”, followed by “Kadelen”, read by Marina. “Hakinin Helal Et”, sweetly sang by Devy, and our audience became emotional, especially Mrs. Kadriye, our homeroom

teacher. Then, we started giving flowers to some of the teachers, including Mrs Kadriye, Ms. Sibel, Ms. Serife, Ms. Aziza, and Ms. Vesile. And at the end, we thanked our audience teachers and we went and ate something at KFC together..hooray! Last but not least, the 10F students would like to thank all of the teachers so much for supporting all of us. Thanks to Ms. Sibel who helped us through the whole time and Mrs Kadriye, who always stayed by our sides, loving and caring for us.

Girl’s Side 1st Football Match 10F Vs 10E

10F&E had arranged a football match together. It took place at the football field during guidance hour on 05 May, 2010. This match was created with friendship in mind. There were 8 members from 10F (Marina, Manith Lina, Liza, Pisey, Bouly, Boranai and Mey) and from 10E the players were: Socheata,

Sopheap, Lida, Dalin, Dany, Heang, Virya and Leap. They all participated in this amazing match. The day was very hot, the sun burning our heads. At that time, the footballers seemed exhausted but they tried very hard because there were friends from both classes who were shouting and yelling "10F&E!"

From that moment it was like a battlefield. The match continued for about 15mins., then there was a loud shout, "go!.. go!.. go!..10F!". That was because 10F had just scored 1 goal. In response, 10E seemed to try their best with all their energy to get a point, too, but in the end they couldn’t and the match

ended with a final score of 1-0. 10F shouted from their hearts and said "We know, we can do it". After that, we snapped some photos to remember the event. Anyway, we hope 10F & E's friendship will remain the same and get even stronger. Go we go... F = fabulous and E = excellent.


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At two in the afternoon on Saturday, the 20th of March, 2010, we, the 'E' of 10th grade, had the great honour to celebrate an amazing occasion in Zamen's conference hall, namely, the class performance of all 10E members. To be clear, this event's aim was to illustrate to our parents, teachers, families, guardians and friends our confidence, independence, abilities, talents, and especially, instinct. The apsara dance was the first performance in our class day. The dance was performed by 7 members, and they were: Narita, Sopor, Muyhoung, Srey leaph, Iem Horng, Elen and Kanitha. The dance that was entitled “Neary Jea Jour” literally, “Girls in line” was was enchantingly represented by a beautiful group of girls displaying their traditions and culture.

A sketch was the next show, acted by Vanlyda, Socheata, Visoth Thyda, Sopheap, Virya, Tepy, Thida, Sophorn, Lida, Sodalin, Madelene, Por Ing and Lymei. It was about a song contest for all nations. The contestants come up with hilarious ideas instantly without any preparation. Moreover, we allowed the audience to become involved in our sketch by making them the judges. What surprised us was that they were clapping their hands so hard that we never thought they would stop., .

The following performance was a Turkish song by Monika, Sophorn and Somphos. The song titled “Koyumun yagmurlari” translates as “Rainy Village”.

The next show was a pop dance with 4 members of 10E: Vanlyda, Navy, Tepy and Sopheap. The song was titled “Ring Ding Dong”. and they danced with a smile instead of a serious face, excitement instead of fear. Whooooo! The next performance was a Khmer song entitled “Min trov jos janh” (“Never give up”) by Visoth Thyda, Virya, Kim Heang, Lida and After that, An English song performance was given by Lymei, Madelene. Their voices floated through the air into the audience's Sodalin, Socheata, Por Ing and Por Sean. The song was titled “Two minds while their dancing enchanted them. is better than one”.

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The following performance was a drama. The actors were Navy, Muyhoung, Elen, Dany, Monita, Monika, Somphos, Monyroth, Kanitha, Sopor, Narita, Srey Leaph, Iem Horng, Kim Heang and Sophorn. The Drama represented social life in school, home, and surroundings, providing teenagers useful moral lessons.

The last three performances consisted of the class song and parents and teachers songs. Those completely original songs were performed by Visoth Thyda . During the song "Get Going", our tears started rolling down as we remembered all the times we had had together, tons of memories, happiness and pain … laughter and tears… how everyone means something to someone.

Ultimately, the class performance was a very meaningful moment to us due to the fact it was a group effort. In the days building up to class day, we learned from experience about this....it is all about giving a hand to each other, being united, sharing, encountering obstacles and then solving them together, sink or swim ...Our motto was the words: "one for all, and all for one". Those were the things that happened to cement our relationship and make us realize the exact meaning of loving and friendship....which is everything to us with the exception of our families....we dream of going back to that day....we are grateful to have had such a chance to show that which we worked so hard at; with our best efforts to show the audience, including families, teachers, guardians, and friends, to make them proud of us, showing just a single smile or applause....For this we would have the guts to stand on a stage and express how we really feel to our parents, and friends...telling them that we love you, mommy...we love you daddy...we love you dude....we love you buddy...those are the best words to say in life. Personally, we just want to end this by saying what's in our hearts, that this event was the greatest time for us, it gave us the most wonderful

This is 10E … This is us … This is what we were, who we are and what we will always be …

By the way, the MCs consisted of 4 members, namely Sopor, Tepy, Socheata and Monika. They contributed so much to the success of our day.

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Getting ready for the Apsara Dance … Guest Greeting …

Testing the sound system

Family’s food serving … Family bonding

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10- Classy ShowOne For All And All For One Day after day, time passes. 4 years seems like 4 days. Time goes very fast. 10F students have made loads and loads of unforgettable memories together since grade 7, which was the first blast. Although we haven’t planned or done anything special as a class for the last 3 years we have been really happy together. But what’s special about this year when we are all grade 10 students? Thinking back about life in 10F, students from this class have been really active, participating in every school event. So when a chance to put on a show came we also especially tried our best to create a great one. All of us had been waiting nervously for so long for 'class day' to arrive. It was our exciting opportunity to show our creative ability, knowledge, friendship, and class unity to all teachers and parents. We had been practicing for one month and everyone had tried their best with all their hearts. Finally, the show was held from 1 to 2 pm. We watched the guests arrive one by one until the cinema was full of participants. Everybody was ready and the show finally started! The sound of hands clapping showed how the guests felt. 10F’s students were wearing T-shirt designed by them. You may be wondering what kind of pants and shoes we were wearing. Actually, we wore traditional pants and sandals made from natural materials representing Khmer textile and goods manufacturing achievements. Firstly, we began with our national anthem. We included an interesting slide show about our own country, “Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder” it was amazing and showed many things about this developing country, which is full of culture and civilization. Cambodian people and guests were proud to be Khmer and proud that Cambodia is a valuable part of the world after seeing the slides. After that, there was also a traditional dance named ”Flower of the World” .The dancers wore traditional clothes made from different colors of silk. Then, 4 students went on stage with their instruments (guitar and piano)

and sang a Khmer song called “Ankara Derng Kun” for their parents who have always taken care them. We also didn’t forget a short program and the lucky draw began. Eventually, we found out who the 9 lucky guests among over 100 were. After that it was so exciting, 10F students performed a drama called “Regret of Spoiled Youths” The play warned everyone, especially teenagers, not to do drugs for fun because it adversely affects themselves, their family and society. People watching really enjoyed the show because of our talented performers. Next, a Turkish program followed which included the Turkish song "Hakkini Helal Et," which was dedicated all teachers. We could see that our homeroom teacher, Mrs.Kadriye, and assistant teacher, Mrs. Sibel, were giving us a grin while listening to this song. They said that this wonderful song always reminds them of 10F and thanked us for choosing that song. After that, a Turkish dance called "Kobasti." Mrs.Kadriye said that she liked this dance the most. Next was a Chinese song called "AI DE CHEN BAO," which was sung and danced by 4 students holding nice umbrellas. Then, 3 other students sang "Fireflies,"

an English song about the meaning of imagination. This was followed by an English pop dance. Finally, everybody from 10F went on the stage together and held hands as they all sang some Khmer and English songs as a whole class. It was so

surprising that our homeroom teacher and assistant gave us gifts. All we could say to them was a thankful "WE LOVE U teacher and abla." Lastly, the whole program ended, but we had prepared some BARBECUE and we all ate it on

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ACTIVITIES were so happy to see all the smiles from the guests. We’d like to thank all guests for their participation, especially our school principal, parents, teachers, and our favorite teacher, who just came this year

and now has to go back to Turkey. This classy show was our 1st and last memorable program because next year we're going to be separated, but we still hope we will be able to put on another show again as ONE

FOR ALL and ALL FOR ONE and we hope that 'the classy show' will be kept as an unforgettable and memorable event in all our guests' minds, forever.


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On Wednesday morning, our class arrived at school feeling miserable. It was because we were going to have an important computer exam. However, another cause was our beloved homeroom teacher is going leave us and go back home to her country. We are thinking of doing something special for her but our plans are still up in the air. While our class in a silent moment tried to buckle down, some of our beloved friends started to dream up some good ideas to make her a surprise. Finally, we reached a decision. The exciting movement had arrived. When she arrived in front

of the class she saw a p a p e r w i t h instructio ns on it that we h a d posted on the door. So she followed the directions on it and entered the class. Our class was completely dark and our two friends were standing there holding sparklers in their hands. After

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h e sparklers had gone out our friends r a n quickly into the canteen. My friend and I were prepared and waiting for her with our hands holding two more sparklers. While our beloved teacher and abla entered the canteen, we stood

on the boy's side waving our sparklers until they went out. Suddenly, our friends walked in single file, each with a letter on their backs. Put together the letters spelled the sentence: WE ARE APART BUT OUR ? STILL STICKS 2GETHER. We shouted the sentence out loud before bursting into the song "Hakkini Hela Et." After that, we went to the garden and launched balloons, letting them fly up and up into the blue sky. We went back to our class in a long line, happy and smiling :] . *******&*******


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8-A Class Day On the 12th of June, 2010 it was a very exciting day for everyone because that was the first 8-A class day. It started at 9am. Student's Parents came to see their children put on a show. The first program started with the National Anthem sung by the students of 8-A. And the next program was a ZIS slide show. Then one of our friends, Monyrich, came to sing a khmer song called ‘Mother’. After the khmer song finished a group called 'ActFul' began to dance a Korean song called ‘Ring Ding Dong’. Before the performance they had trained for a few months. When they danced our students and parents were very excited. And the next song of the program was an English song sung by one of our students named Ponnarith. The song was called ‘I’m Yours’. As you know, at this school there are three languages; English, Khmer, and Turkish so the next song was a Turkish song named ‘Omuz Omuza’ sang by Chayhour. Then we had a lucky draw and some of our friend’s families won the lucky draw three times and some won twice.

Now the best part of class day was a Khmer sketch we performed, it was a story called ‘Bad Boy.’ It was about education and when the story was finish we had one song called, ‘Sorry in Khmer,’ sang by Vitou and Sovitun. After the sketch one of our students, whose is Kret sang the English song called ‘Baby’. When the English song was finished we had a Khmer song sang by Bunlong called ‘Oub Bong NekKe’. Next was the English song named ‘Wedding Dress’, sang by Sovitun and Samdy, and danced by Vichea. After that was another English song, again sang by Vitou, called ‘Billie Jean’. Now it was time for a Turkish song called ‘Mehter Marsi’, sang by 8 students from 8-A. Then the time for the last big lucky draw came and the winner was Chayhours’ parents. Then three of our friends (Samdy) came to play the piano while Kim and Chayhour sang ‘Phnom Penh’. After that performance finished they started to play another song. Now it was time for the 8-A slide show. Our parents were

excited when they saw their children's pictures. After the 8-A slide show finished my homeroom teacher, Mr.Halil, and his assistant, Mehmet Abi, invited our parents to go to the canteen to eat some snacks such as: bread, brownies and soft drinks that were very good. The teachers and our parents

were excited and that made our class day a great success . Thanks to the teachers that helped us to prepare for this wonderful class day for us, thanks very much. We hope we will have another class day like this again and we will never ever forget this one. Written by Daro 8-A


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7-B Class Day On the 6th of June, 2010 it was a very exciting day for everyone because that was the first 7-B class day. It started at 9am. Student's Parents came to see their children put on a show. Here some pictures:

The Great Match Between 9 & 10 Grades From 9 and 10 grades for the two teams 8 players were chosen separately . On june 3 2010 was a very exciting day for everyone because that was the first match between 9 and 10 grades. Everybody was waiting for this match, excitement was extremely high and two teams' fans had wonderful time. Two teams played really well. At the end of the match 10 grades won the match 5-3.


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12-A Luxurious Memories

During the holiday for the King’s birthday, 12A class took a trip to Vietnam and Singapore. There were 13 students and 2 teachers. We left on the 13th of May at 6 AM on a mini bus which took us from Zaman International School to Vietnam. We arrived in Vietnam at 12:20 PM. First, we went to HIBS (Horizon International Bilngual school) to drop off two teachers. After that, we went to have lunch at KFC, and after we finished our lunch

we had to go to Vietnam international airport because it was nearly time for our flight to Singapore. When we arrived at the airport we had to check in by ourselves because the teacher wasn't going with us so we had to do everything. Even though it was our first time traveling to another country we managed ok. After we checked in we had to say goodbye to the teachers. After we departed from Vietnam at 2:45 PM, we arrived at

Singapore International Airport at 6:00PM. After we arrived and picked up our bags we were met by Mr. Selmani, who was able to pick us up at the airport because he had taken an earlier flight from Phnom Penh. Then we rented a taxi to go to the TCC (Turkish Cultural center) to store our luggage, and we continued on our way to the Far-East Plaza to exchange our money. After that we went to have our dinner near the cinema because it was close

to where we had to buy movie tickets. After we finished our dinner we went into the cinema to watch a movie called 'IRON MAN 2', and when the movie ended we walked back to TCC because we thought it was close. It was longer than we thought and it took us half an hour to get back to TCC. After we arrived at TCC we rested for a while and we called for a taxi again for some of our group to spend the night at a teacher's

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house in Singapore. That night our group split up to sleep in two different places for the night. The second day had arrived, we all met back at the Far-East Plaza shopping center to have breakfast in one Chinese restaurant, and after we had our breakfast we started shopping. Some of our friends bought a lot of things and after that we took a boat to Merlion park. After visiting Merlion Park, we walked to the flier, a huge ferris wheel, which is the highest one in the world. After half an hour there, we continued our trip to Sentosa. We arrived there at 2 PM, and then we entered Universal Studios and we took some pictures there. After we finished taking pictures we had our lunch, after which we continued our visit to Universal Studios by seeing some shows there such as "lights! camera! action!", "Enchanted " (climb aboard donkey’s beloved dragon for a flight over Far Far Away and beyond in the form of a junior roller-coaster ride serving destinations throughout the world of Shrek) "Airway", "Shrek 4-D Adventure" (Help save Princess Fiona in a totally in-

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your-face fairy tale adventure. Through the miracle of OgreVision you’ll see, hear, and actually FEEL the action right from your seat!), "Jurassic park rapids adventure" (Featuring a white water raft system, thrillseekers on circular rafts will be tossed on waterways within the Jurassic Park compound, where prehistoric creatures roam free), and "Revenge of the Mummy" (A high-speed psychological thrill ride through sharp turns, full rotation and fast reverse, you’ll be fighting against fiery fireballs, flesh-eating scarab beetles and an army of merciless warrior mummies — all in total darkness). The last one was "Song of the Sea," which took about half an hour. When the show finished, we spent some time shopping at the souvenir store of "Song of the Sea." Then we left Sentosa Island to go to Vivo City Plaza by train to have our dinner in a Japanese restaurant. We spent nearly $500 at that restaurant, which was almost all the money we had left. After the dinner we went to Far-east Plaza to watch another movie called "Robin Hood" and

that movie started at 12:30AM. This movie took us two and half hours to watch and finished at 3AM, so it meant that on the second night there we didn’t sleep at all. After that we went to TCC to take a shower, and then everyone went to Singapore International Airport. The third day had started. We arrived at Singapore International Airport at 5AM and after we had met up with each other we went to departures to check in. Our flight departed at 7:00AM and we arrived in Vietnam at 10:00AM. After we picked up our luggage we met up with some teachers at the HIBS. Then we went to HIBS to have our lunch. After we had lunch we walked to the HIBS Dorm. There we joined the 12B class and after having put our luggage in the Dorm we rested for 3 hours, which we really needed because of our 2 tiring days at Singapore. We continued our trip with the 12B class (with the exception of one of our friends who stayed at the Dorm because he was sick). When we arrived at the Amusement Park we visited the Snow House, rollercoaster,

Water World, 4D-movies, and game center. After finishing our day there, we went to have our dinner at a restaurant in one of the shopping centers. After that we went back to the HIBS dormitory to play football. Fortunately, our team beat the Vietnamese team. The last day had come, which was the day that we had to leave Vietnam. In the morning, the football team went to play their last game and we won it again! Around 2PM we departed from Ho Chi Minh City. By 8 PM we were at the Neal Leoung ferry. We had to wait for half an hour for the ferry and we were starving because we hadn’t had our dinner that night. Finally the long trip was over and we arrived back in Phnom Penh at 9:30 PM. To express our feeling about this trip, we want to say thank you to our home room teacher for giving us the opportunity to go on this luxurious trip for three nights and four days. We feel great after having such joy and fun together with our friends and hope that we that we will never ever forget this trip.

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