Dear Parents and students

This week in our assembly, we shared about:-
1) 2019 Australia Maths competition results.
2) ECA registration deadline on 17th Jan.
3) Registration of Chess and Badminton MSSD competition by 10th Jan.
4) Enrichment arrangement.
5) 2020 ECA timing.
6) School expansion
7) 2020 New Year Resolution – Healthy Lifestyle, Gratitude and Repentance.
8) Chinese New Year classroom decoration competition.
9) Influenza Alert.

Assembly Notes

Honsbridge International team of 8 students participated in the Australian Mathematics Competition Results last year. In the year 9 group, Our G20 in the senior division of year 11 group, Tammy Lee was awarded the certificate of credit and Tan Shi En has good proficiency level in math. I would like to invite Ms Diana to present the certificate of achievement to participants. Amir Faris was the top 27% in Malaysia for intermediate division. Kelly Low and Samuel Chan were awarded with certificate of good proficiency. While in the year 10 group Januli, Lavitt and Jian Xin were awarded with certificate of good proficiency. This term, our schools would be having more excursion and participate in more external competitions.

All students are reminded to sign up for at least one ECA. The final date for signing up of ECA is the 17/1/2020. No student is allowed to change clubs after the January 31st.

Students who are interested to participate and represent Honsbridge in the upcoming Chess and Badminton MSSD, please express your interest by writing your name, contact number and class on the sign up form with Mr Ong. All students interested must sign up by Friday, 10th January. The head of ECA, Mr Ong and the Head of Program will be considering the students’ interests. They will be recommending the list of students who have good conduct for the Principal to confirm the eligibility of students representing Honsbridge in these competitions.

For enrichment today, all senior classes will return to their own classes for HRT, Malay and Mandarin classes. P1 – P4 will be with their HRT’s for indoor games in their own classes. P5, SJ5, J18A & B, J16A & B will choose the respective rooms for indoor games. No one will be allowed to loiter around outside and the P5 to J16 students are allowed to be in their own classes.

  • Congkak and Five stones : Room 313 – Mr Azrul
  • Stacks and Uno (other games) : Room 314 (SJ5) – Dr Kasmani,
  • Chess : Room 315 (J16B) – Miss Prash

ECA timings

Monday:

  • Journalism 2.30 – 3.00
  • Coding 1.30 – 2.30 (primary) 2.30 – 3.30 (secondary)
  • Debate 2.30 – 3.30

Tuesday:

  • Chess 2.30 – 3.30
  • Music 2.30 – 3.30
  • Dance 2.40 – 3.40

Wednesday:

  • Taekwondo 2.30 – 3.30

Thursday:

  • Badminton 1.30 – 2.30 (primary) 2.30 – 3.30 (secondary)
  • Futsal 1.30 – 2.30 (primary) 2.30 – 3.30 (secondary)
  • Art 1.30 – 2.30 (primary) 2.30 – 3.30 (secondary)

The Principal and Vice Principal will like to update all that in 2020, there will be more value added facilities for our staff, students and their parents. Here is the bird’s eye view of the Honsbridge premise expansion. As the school premises are being renovated for the expansion and improvement, there will be areas that need immediate attention and repair, please capture such area with photographs and share the information to Mr Tan, Ms Hang or Ms Diana as soon as possible.

The principal prays for all students and staff to have a HEALTHY lifestyle in 2020. It means students and staff carry out their learning and activities carefully at school. Is vaping or smoking a healthy habit? Is having or using drug accepted in school? Is running not during PE time safe? Is playing with doors such as opening and shutting the door safe to do so? Stop and think before you do something that will injure self and others. The principal will like everyone to remember what is the best thing to have in 2020. Is it the Iphone 10 or the latest Samsung S11 or what have you. It’s GRATITUDE, to feel grateful for what you have, for your friends, family, the school and teachers and staff who support you at Honsbridge. How to show your gratitude? Give more understanding, patience and help your fellow Honsbridge friends, teachers and staff, friends and family. Imagine many handicaps and the poor lead a happy life because they are grateful for the immense love and support from their family and friends. The principal also asks that students and staff not be afraid to ask for forgiveness and to make up for their mistakes. REPENTANCE is very hard for many of us. Who has a big ego? Who feels it is very hard to admit one’s mistake. I wish everyone is brave to admit your mistakes and improve on it. Let everyday be a new day, we can start over every day and be a better version each day. Forget your homework? Accept it is your mistake and be responsible for it. You lied and stole something? Accept the consequences and learn from it.

Honsbridge Chinese New Year celebration will be held on the 21 Jan during enrichment, all students and staff shall attend school in their festive costumes. Students and their parents are welcome to contribute CNY food and goodies for the school’s celebration. The arrangement of the celebration will be announced on next Tues assembly.

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