On Sunday 27 October, NEO Centre Johor Bahru was bustling with festive atmosphere as students, parents, teachers and volunteers gathered for the annual Nalanda Free School ‘Appreciation Day’. The joyful occasion was to celebrate students’ academic achievements, positive learning attitude and good behaviour throughout the year. The teachers expressed approval of individual students not only for improvements seen in their exam results, but also in their conduct and overall character development.
On Saturday 22 October, Nalanda Free School held its annual ‘Appreciation Day’ to honour all its volunteer teachers who have lovingly given their time and effort to educate the community. The occasion also provided an opportunity for students to show their gratitude and appreciation to their teachers. Some students came up with a dance performance which greatly amused everyone present.
Nalanda Free School volunteer teachers recently had a “meet-the-author” session with Sis. Ta Lin (韦静), to discuss her Chinese-language book ‘What my students taught me’ 《学生教会我的事》. Ta Lin is a speaker on parenting issues and a columnist for local newspapers.
Nalanda was honoured to host Yang Berhormat Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, a senior Selangor State EXCO Member, at our recent ‘Family Fun Fair’ held in Sri Serdang. Despite his busy schedule, Dato’ Teng accepted Nalanda’s invitation to be our Guest-of-honour at the festive event.
On Tuesday 31 May, Nalanda Free School organised a hiking trip for Secondary School students. The trip was led by the Free School Principal Sister Lee, with the assistance of 5 volunteer teachers. The aim of the outing was to provide students and teachers with opportunity to bond outside the classroom, with team-building activities to help them understand the importance of cooperation and teamwork.
The new school term for Nalanda Free School in Sri Serdang started on Monday, 4 January, while Free School Johor Bahru commences on 11 January. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all teachers and students for 2016!
On 22 and 23 December, Nalanda Free School conducted a holiday workshop for 10 students aged 11 years. Two teenagers who were on their semester break conducted the two-day motivational workshop for these children, giving them revision in English and Mathematics and preparing them for the new school term next year.
Nalanda Free School was established in June 2010 by a group of dedicated volunteers. Our aim is to provide free tuition, quality teaching, personal attention, and other educational support to academically-weak and needy students. Caring tutors will help the students in their learning and comprehension of important subjects such as mathematics, science, and languages.
On 24 October, Nalanda Free School students, parents and volunteer teachers packed the Teaching Hall on Level 4 of Nalanda Centre to attend the school’s Appreciation & Honours Day. This is a special occasion to thank the volunteer teachers and staff for their dedication and hard work throughout the school year to help the students achieve academic success.
On Friday 12 June, Nalanda Free School organized an outing for primary school students to Zoo Negara (National Zoo) in Kuala Lumpur. 31 students participated in this learning trip, accompanied by 5 teachers and facilitators. This special outing was meant as a ‘reward’ for younger Free School students who had full-attendance since classes began in January.