PA News

17may

pa COFFEE MORNING photos

 

The Parents' Association Coffee Morning was held on Tuesday, 8th May. They were privileged to have a representative from SIMPLY BLUE! © an international non-profit social art project for people with or without experience, to create freehand blue mandalas. This project was initiated by German Art Therapist, Rita Eckart, who has worked on various fields of Art Therapy and Social Art mainly with traumatized children, adolescents and adults, to help people from war stricken countries to cope with stress of loss, grief and trauma. It is also for anyone who is looking for inner balance.

This fun project that was fully sponsored by the PA and it was a great opportunity to relax and get creative!

To view more photos click on the image above.

11apr

pa COFFEE MORNING 8th may

 

We are at the end of Term 2! This term has certainly gone by fast. The PA would like you to keep yourselves free for our next Coffee Morning scheduled on Tuesday, 8th May. We are privileged to have a representative from SIMPLY BLUE! © an international non-profit social art project for people with or without experience, to create freehand blue mandalas.

This project was initiated by German Art Therapist, Rita Eckart, who has worked on various fields of Art Therapy and Social Art mainly with traumatized children, adolescents and adults, to help people from war stricken countries to cope with stress of loss, grief and trauma. It is also for anyone who is looking for inner balance, regardless whether one has gone through similar traumatic experiences.

We welcome you all to join us on this fun project that is fully sponsored by the PA. We have scheduled it from 9am to 10am, but do join us for breakfast from 8.30am.

As places will be limited, please make your reservation early, so you don't miss out on this great opportunity to relax and get creative!

DATE: Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

TIME: Breakfast at 8.30am and the programme starts at 9:00am (sharp)

VENUE: Valencia, Sungai Buloh (Valencia Clubhouse next to Pool)

RSVP Online: Click here to register (max 40 pax)

Your online RSVP will register your vehicle at the Valencia guardhouse, help us determine the catering numbers and prepare materials that we shall be using for that day. A light breakfast with coffee and tea will be served.

Happy Holidays! See you on the 8th!

5apr

SB yearbook sales

 

It is now easier than ever to order your yearbook. You can pay by cheque, online transfer or directly to the PA after school on Fridays. Please read the full details on how to order by clicking the buttons below.

DEADLINE FOR ORDERS: Final day for orders Friday 6th July.

YEARBOOK AVAILABLE FROM: Monday 27th August onwards.

Yearbooks will be handed out in the Administration Office on the above date to those that have a receipt or receipt number issued by the Parents' Association (PA) to confirm payment.

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20mar

SB & CJ Parents' Association Coming Together

 

The Parents' Association Sungai Buloh had the pleasure of having Dr. Jasveer Sidhu (President, Parents' Association, Cyberjaya) attend our 2nd PA Committee meeting. Dr. Jasveer's was an invited guest. She was interested to attend our meeting, so that she could have a better understanding of the necessary society requirements, rules and regulations. Both parties shared information on how to strictly abide by the constitution and the difficulty in making any amendments to the constitution. Besides reviewing the requirements by the Registrar of Societies, we were able to share ways of generating income for the association ie yearbook, t-shirt sales. We also shared with her our report on the canteen inspections, bookshop facilities and our concerns about ensuring smooth flow of operations at the beginning of the next academic year. In addition to that, we were also able to share the method of dissemination of information to all parents through email and whatsapp chat groups. We definitely enjoyed having Dr. Jasveer spend the morning with us and look forward to continuing to work together and possibly plan joint events in the future.

Thank you Dr. Jasveer!

19mar

pa logo design winner

 

Today at assembly we presented the prize to the winner of our logo design competition. Congratulations to Kaushal Agarwal from 8 Grey who submitted the winning design. There was a very enthusiastic response to this competition. Hopefully this interest continues in forthcoming PA events.

18jan

 

It is that time of year when our Parents' Association Committee will be stepping down and a new committee will begin its own journey of fulfilling the objectives of the PA. Why not make this year, your year to get involved and show your kids the importance of volunteering. The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of elc International School Parents' Association Sungai Buloh will be held as outlined below:

Date : Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Venue : Valencia Clubhouse (next to swimming pool)

Registration : 8:00am

AGM Start : 8:30am (approx. 2 hours) RSVP

AGENDA

1) President's Address and the Committee's Annual Report

2) To confirm and adopt the AGM Minutes held on March 14, 2017

3) To table and adopt the Audited Financial Report for the financial year ending December 31, 2017

4) To seek the approval from its members to waive the 2018 Annual Subscription Fee

5) To select a Parents' Association logo

6) To select a charity to donate the funds collected from the sale of hand fans

7) To seek the approval from members to change Parents' Association bank

8) To seek the approval from members to amend the Rules and Constitution

9) Nomination and Election of Parents' Association Committee

10) Nomination and Election of two Auditors

11) Other Matters

There will be food provided and prizes to be won! You will also select the winner of the "PA Logo Design Competition".

We welcome all parents to the AGM, however according to the constitution, you must be a paid up member to be able to vote. If you purchased a yearbook last year, you are automatically a member. If you did not, you may pay the RM20 membership fee at the AGM.

We very much hope to see you at the meeting to hear from you and accept your votes. Do not forget to RSVP as this will make vehicle registration with the guards straightforward as well as determine our catering numbers.

16jan

OPEN TO PARENTS, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS!

 

Get your creativity hat on and be forever remembered as the creative genius that designed the logo for elc International School Parents' Association to be used on everything from our letterhead to our promotional materials.

Our logo contest includes over RM300 in prizes! We are looking for a cutting edge logo that communicates the camaraderie amongst parents, students and school. The logo designs must be submitted to pa.elcis@gmail.com by January 28th, 2018.

Submitted logo designs will be eligible for the following prizes:

1st prize is RM200 Aeon Voucher plus 5 House Points if the winning design is from a student

2nd prize is RM100 Aeon voucher

3rd prize is an elc Cheer t-shirt.

The winning logo design will be chosen by majority vote at the PA AGM on February 6th, 2018.

Let the designing begin!

21nov

10 Easy Ways to Improve the School's Traffic Flow

 

The Parents Association (PA) has prepared some helpful advice which hopefully will help improve our traffic and parking situation, particularly at the end of the School day. Click on the image above to read the full report.

The School fully supports the PA initiative and hopefully together over the coming weeks we will be able to come up with additional ways to help our community cut down on the waiting times.

Should Parents have any suggestions to improve the situation, you are encouraged to contact the PA directly on pa.elcis@gmail.com, and teachers please write to services@elc.edu.my with your suggestions.

We hope to count on your support.

13nov

Movie + PA = Good times!!

 

Yesterday's "Morning at the Movies" was a great hit! Laughter filled the 145-seat venue. We were shy only 11 seats of a full house, considering many last minute cancellations. A big thank you to the PA Committee members for volunteering their time organizing this event. We hope that this day was equally as memorable for those families that attended. More events are planned!

12oct

cheer team t-shirts

 

The PA Committee in Sungai Buloh are happy to announce that we are now the official distributer of Cheer Team T-Shirts for parents and their children at elc International School - both campuses.

Beautiful and cool design. Soft and comfortable cotton material. Show your support by wearing the t-shirt at any sporting event like FOBISIA and ISAC competitions.

Please make order by email to pa.elcis@gmail.com or phone 016-3430133(whatsapp-Natali).

Please provide information:

1. Your name

2. Campus (SB or CJ)

3. Your phone number

4. Size and quantities

We will contact you ASAP with payment details.

Please place your order before October 16th, 2017 to have a chance to receive your order just before FOBISIA U15 game in November!!! Go elc!!! Go elc!!! Go!!!!

4oct

COFFEE MORNING photos

 

Full bellies and good company. A sign of a successful PA Coffee Morning. Thank you to all of today's attendees including elc parents, Mrs Margaret Kaloo (CEO), Rajan Kaloo (Director of Services) and Shelagh MacFarlane (Counseling Psychologist).

We are just getting started! Keep visiting this webpage for upcoming events like: Family Cinema, Quiz Night and much more!

25sep

COFFEE MORNING - MEET & GREET

 

Are you new to the school and wanting to meet other parents? Would you like to know some of the things that elc Parents' Association (PA) are planning for this school year? Do you just need a nice cup of tea and some biscuits without having to wash up? If you have answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, then please join the PA for our first Coffee Morning of the school year. The Coffee Morning will be:

DATE: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

TIME: 8.30-10:30am

VENUE: Valencia, Sungai Buloh (Valencia Clubhouse next to Pool)

RSVP Online: Click here to link to our PA Webpage to register by October 2nd, 2017 (max 60 pax).

Your RSVP will register your vehicle at the Valencia guardhouse and help us determine the catering numbers on the day. A light breakfast with coffee and tea will be served.

We look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces.

elc International School Parents'

Association for Sungai Buloh

19jul

yearbook now available to collect

 

Our yearbooks are now available for collection in both of our campuses. They can be picked up at our admin office. Please ensure you bring your receipt or proof of payment to collect.

Our admin offices are open throughout the summer break if anyone is unable to grab their copy this week.

19jun

coffee morning event

 

We are almost at the finish line! Have you thought about what life will be like after the exams? 45 days of 24/7 with our children before we send them back to school! That could terrify some of you or it could be seen as an opportunity to regroup and recharge the family.

The Parents' Association along with Lina Naamali, have organized the last Coffee Morning of the school year. Lina is a Master in Wellness with 20 years of experience in the industry of Wholistic healing and life coaching. Her talk will focus on Wellness and Positivity, specifically on discovering the six fundamentals of being Well Wholistically through the process of framing your body, mind and energy positively. The Coffee Morning will also be our last social gathering allowing us to say goodbye to some of the friends we have made throughout the years. The Coffee Morning will be:

DATE: Thursday, June 29th, 2017

TIME: Doors open at 8.30am and the presentation starts at 9:00am (sharp)

VENUE: Valencia, Sungai Buloh (Valencia Clubhouse next to Pool)

RSVP Online: Click here to register by June 27th, 2017 (max 60 pax).

Your RSVP will register your vehicle at the Valencia guardhouse and help us determine the catering numbers on the day. A light breakfast with coffee and tea will be served.

For further information about Lina, she can be contacted by email at linanaamali@yahoo.com. We look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces.

11may

Senses Overload Challenge

 

We hope that everyone had an enjoyable term break. The PA were pleased to be involved with Upper Primary Maths & Science day in school on Tuesday this week. A team of PA members ran the Senses Overload Challenge in the art room. Students had to test their senses to their limits with challenges for sight, sound, smells & taste. To view more photos from Maths & Science Day click the button below.

Maths & Sci Photos

23mar

AGM RESULTS

 

On March 14th, 2017, the PA held the 2017 elc International School Parents' Association Annual General Meeting (PA AGM). Since then, the new committee has already had their first meeting, and they are enthusiastic about the coming year. The 2017/18 PA Committee members have children in all years except Year 11. The committee members are:

2017/18 PA Committee Members

President - Jacqueline

Secretary - Dagmar

Treasurer – Natali Ivanova

Ailish

Bobby Soram

Katalin

Suraj Arora

Sutha

On behalf of the PA, the new committee would like to thank Andrew, Lisa, Farah, Emy and Kate for their dedication to the PA over the last year, and in some of their cases, years. They have unwaveringly given their time and efforts to improve the elc community whilst demonstrating that community service can be fun and rewarding.

We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and we look forward to seeing them at one of our upcoming PA events.

9mar

malacca fun retreat

 

Dear Parents,

Over the past year, elc Parents' Association (PA) have been asked by many parents if we were planning a family getaway. The answer is 'yes'! With the success of last year's camping trip (37 families), we have organized with Radiant Retreats what we feel is a fun and historical trip to Malacca from April 29th- 30th.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the Fun Family Retreat to Malacca including process for booking, itinerary & costs.

CLICK HERE to complete the online booking form ONLY after you have made payment.

DEADLINE FOR BOOKING: MARCH 22, 2017

24feb

PA AGM 2017 ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Dear Parents,

This is to inform of the Parents' Association Annual General Meeting, which will be held:

ON: Tuesday 14th March 2017

VENUE: Valencia Club House

TIME: 8.15 a.m. Registration, 8.30 a.m. AGM begins

The PA has been busy with a number of tasks and activities in the past year as listed below:

• PA representative on the canteen committee

• Social gatherings for parents

• Organising a Family Camp

• Organising Coffee Morning Talks on Mindfulness and Parenting Matters

• Year book printing, sales and distribution

• Supporting the school in the use of Air Purifier for all classrooms and the introduction to Mindfulness The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

• Opening remarks

• Present the activities of the previous year

• Present financial report of the previous year

• Election of committee for 2017/2018

• Nomination of non-committee auditors

• Any other business followed by refreshments

You should also have received the financial report for 2016 and minutes of 2016/2017 AGM by email.

We welcome all parents to the AGM. However, according to the constitution, unless you are a paid up member, you are not eligible to vote. The good news is, if you purchased a yearbook last year, you are automatically a member. If you did not, you may pay the RM 10 membership fee at the AGM.

Click here to RSVP.

We very much hope to see you at the meeting to hear your say and accept your votes.

Following the AGM, a social gathering with refreshments will take place.

Many thanks and warm regards,

The elc Parents' Association

20feb

UPDATE ON FEB 15TH PA COFFEE MORNING PRESENTATION

 

On February 15th, the PA hosted a Coffee Morning Presentation at Valencia Clubhouse. Mrs. Margaret Kaloo and about 30 elc parents actively participated in a lighthearted presentation called, "Parenting Matters - Move from Unwanted Conflict to Effective Resolution". Retired principal and parent advisor, Rob Whiting was our guest speaker.

As a Parentshop Master Trainer, Rob introduced us to the scripted mediation technique called PASTA. If you are a parent that has conversations with their teenager(s) that morph into arguments with yelling and screaming, then the PASTA method may be a suitable alternative. The PASTA outline is below:

P – Prepare – define the problem, fill in your script, rehearse

A – Arrange an appointment

S – Say something affirming, what the problem is and what you want

T – Tame the tiger along the way

A – Agree about some things

There were a few points that he wanted us parents to remember. They were:

- Children are not mini adults

- Talk less, listen more

- Kids are overwhelmed with too much talk and too much information

The PA plans of having regular Coffee Morning Presentations with special guest speakers with the aim to deepen the connection between parents and their children and to provide parenting tools that can be used immediately!

Please return to our PA page for regular updates.

7 feb

PA COFFEE MORNING Wed 15th Feb

Dear Parents,

Happy Chinese New Year and upcoming Thaipusam! What a celebratory time!

The Parents' Association have planned another Coffee Morning talk to support and promote the positive development of the elc community.

PARENTING MATTERS

Move From Unwanted Conflict to Effective Resolution

Presented by Rob Whiting

DATE: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

TIME: Doors open at 8.10am and the presentation starts at 8:30 (sharp)

VENUE : Valencia, Sungai Buloh (Valencia Clubhouse next to Pool)

RSVP : Click here to register by February 13th, 2017 (max 60 pax)

The PA will be organising tea, coffee and a light breakfast to be served based on the registration.

We look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces.

Regards,

Mr. Andrew Laughton

President

26 jan

Update on Jan 18th PA Coffee Morning Presentation

On January 18th, the PA held our first of the year Coffee Morning Presentation at Valencia Clubhouse. Mrs. Margaret Kaloo and a good mix of parents from Early Years to Secondary were in attendance. Shelagh MacFarlene, a registered psychologist was our guest speaker and she spoke about Mindfulness. The 1 ½ hour presentation was filled with two-way dialogue and exercises.

Last term, Shelagh completed a series of after school workshops about Mindfulness with our Year 9-11 students. She is working with elc to continue Mindfulness training for other years, and the school will be notifying parents of any upcoming workshops and training.

The PA plans of having regular Coffee Morning Presentations with special guest speakers with the aim to deepen the connection between parents and their children and to provide parenting tools that can be used immediately!

Many parents in attendance were interested in a Parents' Mindfulness workshop. The PA will be working with Shelagh to lock down a date and time.

Please return to our PA page for regular updates.

12 jan

PA Coffee Morning - 18/01/17

 

This year the PA will be hosting a series of talks to support and promote the positive development of the elc community.

Their first presentation is by Shelagh McFarlane. Shelagh will cover the following:-

• Feedback from Student Mindfulness Workshops

• Mindful Parenting

• Q&A

Date : Wednesday 18th January 2017

Doors Open : 8.15am

Presentation Starts: 8.30am (approx. 1.5 Hrs)

Venue : Valencia Clubhouse, Poolside Function Room

RSVP : Click here Registration closes on 13th January 2017 (max 60 pax)

Tea, coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

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