Education

Dramatic and Drastic Decline in the English Language

The Permaisuri of Johor, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah, has called for concerted efforts to create opportunities for the young people to study the English Language and take their place on the world stage. She said serious and urgent intervention was needed because of the “dramatic and drastic” decline in the proficiency of both written and spoken English among younger Malaysians in general. “We should not rely on the

Henley Business School Malaysia Launches Centre for Global Business Enterprise and Cloud Analytics

The Henley Business School Malaysia (HBS), which is part of the University of Reading, has launched the Centre at its campus in EduCity in Iskandar Puteri, with the aim of simplifying the ways big data is used, understood and analysed to solve business problems. The Centre is led by the Head of Henley Business School Malaysia and Professor of Business Enterprise & Analytics, Teck Yong Eng, who serves as the

Mid-Autumn Charity Fundraising by Stellar

Stellar Preschool has joyfully completed a very meaningful charity fundraiser. Their handmade moon cake and orange jam which was pre-ordered on their “Mid-Autumn Charity Fundraising Event” on October 7, has successfully raised RM5,000. The amount raised was donated to “Cheng En children’s home” on Oct 21, 2017. In conjunction with this, Stellar Preschool would like to take this opportunity to express their heartfelt gratitude towards the full support and generosity

Interact Leaders Training Session

The Rotary Club of Johor Bahru (RCJB) organised an Interact Leaders Training Session at SMK (P) Sultan Ibrahim (SIGS) for its Interact clubs, namely SMK (P) Sultan Ismail (SIGS), SMK IJ Convent, SMK Dato’ Jaafar and SMK Sultan Ismail with the absence of  SMK Aminuddin Baki. 63 students comprising 33 club officers from the 4 Interact Clubs and 30 SIGS Interact club members attended the Training Seminar. The objective of

A Day at the Auditors

In a pursuit to end education inequality in our nation, Teach for Malaysia (TFM) along with their corporate partner Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) organised a soft skills workshop at PwC’s office in Menara Ansar Johor Bahru. Attended by 37 students from five high needs secondary school along with five accompanying fellows, the workshop was conducted by PwC’s own in-house talents. Participants were exposed to the real life working situations and opportunities

I.J Convent Turns 92

It was an emotional day for 93-year-old Prisudiamah Kathirasoo, to come back and walk on the same pathway she walked past as a student almost nine decades ago. Being one of the pioneering students to study in Infant Jesus Convent (I.J. Convent), she was glad she is still alive to witness the day the school celebrated its 92nd anniversary. “I distinctively recalled my standard one class just around the corner,

SMK Sultan Ismail to Represent Johor in Putrajaya

Eleven teams from secondary schools around Johor battled it out at the state-level of the Petrosains Science Show Competition (PSSC). Held at Auditorium Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Johor, the teams were contending to be state champion and subsequently represent Johor in the Grand Finals this October at Putrajaya. Entering its ninth year, the nationwide competition was first introduced to promote Science along with effective and informal learning methods amongst secondary school

Community Service Project at SJK Tamil Ladang Kulai Oil Palm 2

Rotary Club of Johor Bahru (“RCJB”) visited SJK Tamil Ladang Kulai Oil Palm, Johor to attend a ceremony to hand over the newly installed water filter system to the Headmaster, Mandiwanan. RCJB President Datuk Teo Shiok Fu JP and 12 RCJB members toured the school to look at the existing water supply facility, and met the teachers and students. The school currently gets its water supply pumped from the ground

SJKC Pulai Bags USD1000 Regional Award 1

Who would have thought that the intention to participate in an international competition for fun would lead to SJK (C) Pulai getting second place at the 2016 SEAMEO-Japan Energy Saving Device (ESD) Award organised by the Southeast Asian Education Ministers of Education (SEAMEO). Kulai District Education Officer, Ishak Mahbob announced the victory at a ceremony held in conjunction with the 49th Southeast Asian Education Ministerial Council (SEAMEC) Conference. Their science

The Booming Increase of International Schools in Johor 1

The recent years have seen an increase in the number of international schools in Johor Bahru. Despite the gargantuan amount the fees may come up to, the number of international schools are still rising, being a popular choice among parents, with there being more than 10 international schools in Johor. Despite the big-talk of the impressive features and aspects offered to students by these schools, there has been discussion and