Latest news and updates for our Kuala Lumpur Young Learner parents - November 2015

What else do we offer our valued parents and students?

Did you know that the British Council offers a range of fun and interesting activities for both parents and students? Look for the following activities and special events we will run in 2016:

  • The Young Learners Library is open most weekends underneath the spiral staircase. Students can borrow books to read at home. Ask a TA or librarian for details.
  • Wise Owl is an owl who lives near the British Council and loves to write letters! Students can write a letter to Wise Owl and post it into the red post box near the library. Wise Owl usually takes about 2 weeks to reply through the student’s class teacher.
  • Storytelling:  Our resident story teller is here in week 2 of each term
  • Parent workshops: These occur in weeks 4 and 8 of each term. Look out for this newsletter and posters around the centre to see what the topics will be for each term.
  • The Reading Challenge happens every year in the British Council. Next year the topic will be World Records. Students must read 6 books in 10 weeks! Please watch out for details as to when this will be run in 2016.
  • The British Council Young Learner’s Art Competition is a global event in the British Council. Students in different age categories enter the competition to display their artistic skills and win great prizes. The local winners will enter the British Council’s global competition.

This year the topic of the British Council Art Competition was on Myths, Fairytales and Legends and one of our Malaysian entrants won the global competition in the 9-11 age group. Well done to Yap Khai Chuen, aged 9, from our Penang centre for winning in the 9-11 age category with his picture “The Legend of Cheng Ho in Malaysia”.

How to buy course books for 2016

With the introduction of Primary Plus next year, parents will only need to purchase course books for Upper Primary, Lower secondary and Upper Secondary courses.

All of our course books are available now from MPH online. Please remember to go through the special British Council page, which can be accessed by following this link. To receive the British Council discount, you must enter the special British Council discount code of MOLBC99.

Details of which course books to buy for each level can be obtained from any British Council Customer Services Officer.

Winners of the British Council Parent’s Day Fancy Dress competition

Congratulations to all the winners of the Fancy Dress competition. The students had lots of fun dressing up as their favourite characters! The winners are:

1st prize - Jenshen Ng as a pirate.

2nd prize – Isaac Tan Wei Hom as Dr Nefario from Despicable Me

3rd prize – Nour Iman Binti Nizam as a scary vampire

Anti-Bullying Week

Last week, British Council classes marked Anti-Bullying week by running a poster competition to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding bullying. Classes at all levels got involved (including our Pre-Schoolers!) and the winners in 3 age categories were decided by teacher vote last weekend.

The winners are:

Natthalie Koh and Shereen Tan from LS2 in the Seniors category

Justin Tang Wei Han from UP3 in the Primary category

Mark’s PS1 class in the Pre-school category.

And finally, did you know that...

  • The British Council was founded to create ‘a friendly knowledge and understanding’ between the people of the UK and the wider world.
  • we operate in over 100 countries worldwide and in 2013/2014 engaged face-to-face with 10.9 million people worldwide through our teaching centres and exams services.
  • in addition to teaching and testing English, The British Council supports arts and cultural events with local and British artists across the globe, organising around 500 exhibitions, events and performances a year.