Sunday, November 27, 2011
Year 6 pupils posed for a photo with their teachers.
The 4 A 1 B achievers in the UPSR should not be disappointed. Strive on for excellence!
The 16 5 As pupils smiling and proudly showing their UPSR result slips. Congratulations, boys and girls !
Congratulations to all the excellent achievers of the UPSR this year. 16 of the 107 candidates achieved 5As while 13 scored 4As 1 B and another 2 scored 4As 1 C. There was an improvement both in quality and quantity performance. The 80 over percentage passes for English helped to raise the school's overall passes to 74.5 % this year. 24 pupils scored an A for English and I hope they will keep up this excellent result.
I've always reminded my pupils and will keep on doing so to study hard for English and speak it as it is no use scoring an A when one cannot speak correctly and confidently.
To those who did not do that well, it is fine as long as you put in more effort when you are in the secondary school. Lessons get tougher and tougher so remember to strive hard for excellence. Study Mathematics and Science in English as well if you hope to gain entry into universities to study medicine, engineering, law etc. Do not be like those students who speak broken English and if you have an ambition to be a future English teacher as well, good. You must of course read a lot and score excellently well to be good quality English teachers who are able to impart knowledge to your students and teach them good English as well.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE YEAR 6 PUPILS IN FOR STUDIES AND MAY YOU ALL HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD
On the 14 November, the English Panel gathered the pupils in the school in two groups; Level 1 and Level 2. The pupils enjoyed singing karaoke songs and reciting jazz chants together and two Level 1 pupils told a short story each. Beginning of Year 2011, pupils have to participate in story-telling competitions more seriously. It is through story-telling activities that pupils are able to gain confidence and improve themselves.
The Level 2 pupils too enjoyed the singing session and watching a few interesting video clips. Pupils must be motivated to learn English and speak the language in school. Sad to say, we don't hear pupils speaking in school nowadays. At home they prefer playing computer games and the bigger ones enjoying going online on Facebook.
It is hoped that pupils from SK Selama will realise that they have to spend more time and effort to improve their English. Speak English every day. As the head of the English Panel, Mdm Oon Lay Wah would like to thank the headmistress, Pn Hjh Ashah Arshad and members of the panel for their support and cooperation and in 2012, we hope to see a more active panel carrying out effective English programmes for the teachers and pupils of this school.
The Perak State Level English-In-Camp 2011 was held in Suria Beach Resort , Pangkor Island from 8 till 11 November this year. Organized by the Perak State Education Office it was attended by about 40 participants from the 10 districts. Mdm Oon Lay Wah, who was the head of the team of facilitators had successfully conducted this programme with the help of other facilitators; Mr Lai Teng Yew, Mr Cheong Mun Chung,Pn Hjh Juhara Bee and Mr Brendan Carson.
Two lucky participants from our school; S. Farzana and Nabihah Zulkifli from Yr 5 Gemilang who attended this camp enjoyed every minute of it. English fun activities such as singing, jazz chants, story-telling, N.I.E. activities like making scrap books, acting, language games and choral speaking kept them busy and interested. Besides, they enjoyed strolling along the beach, building sandcastles, feeding the birds and shopping for souvenirs.
We hope to organize an English-In-Camp for Level 1 and 2 pupils separately next year. It is to provide opportunities for pupils to use the language confidently through fun activities. It is hoped that pupils will grab opportunities given to them and participate wholeheartedly in English activities plan for them. They shouldn't shy away when teachers ask them to come forward to make a speech, tell a story, sing or act.
Md Khairul Ikhwan did us proud this year by emerging the Larut Matang & Selama District Champion , the Perak State Best Speller and participated in the 5th CHAMPS National Spelling Competition. With much effort and confidence, Ikhwan was proven that he could make it to the top. He got the moral support from his parents who never failed to be with him from the district level to national level. It is hoped that in future pupils in this school will try their best and stand tall on the stage to win any competition. Spelling competitions were held this year in classes but will be carried out in varied forms next year. So, pupils get ready and prepare by seriously learning your spelling.
Spelling can be improved through reading. Hopefully, SK Selama pupils enjoy reading English books and magazines like Knowledge Discovery to improve their knowledge, grammar, vocabulary and grammar. English must be learned and practised with interest, love and lots of effort. Writing good English with no spelling mistakes is quality work.