I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all our parents and students this January. It was very pleasing to see so many young learners resuming school last week with renewed motivation and reaffirmed ambitions. Walking around the corridors confirmed how the learning was buzzing in the classrooms from day 1, and encouraging more collaborative work and study strategies. The Secondary corner of the first eNewsletter of the new calendar year is starting with an input from Wan Ardini Wan Edrin 9A and Anna Davis 9A as they prepare themselves for their big human adventure in Tanzania in March and review ideas for fund raising:
‘Before the winter holidays, we gathered for a meeting to discuss about money for our trip to Tanzania. Because of the amount of children going, the bake sale that is usually held for the fund raising will not be enough this year, so we thought we should extend our fund-raising ambitions and try something different! We came up with a few more ideas on how we could raise the money.
Some of them were karaoke night, a sleepover in the gym, a car boot sale, teachers vs. students and many different games for the students. We discussed how we would plan these events and raise the money. The dates of the events are particularly crucial considering the fact that time flies and we are travelling to Tanzania in March.
As we looked into depth on one of our plans, the sleepover, we considered making it as similar to the Tanzania experience as possible. For example, the activities at the sleepover would be themed around the activities that we will be doing on the Tanzania trip.
A few of the Tanzania students will also be meeting with the PTFA to discuss our ideas to raise money and maybe get some further avenues to explore.’