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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
MES Tanjong Malim - Juara Pertandingan Robotik Kebangsaan Peringkat Negeri Perak 2013.
Nama SMK Methodist (MES) Tg. Malim cukup gah dan sinonim dengan Pertandingan Robotik Kebangsaan sama ada di peringkat daerah, negeri, kebangsaan dan antarabangsa saban tahun sejak 2010.
Pada 24 - 25 Ogos 2013, sebagai juara bertahan, pasukan robotik MES Tg.Malim sekali lagi telah berjaya mengungguli Pertandingan Robotik Kebangsaan (Peringkat Negeri Perak) 2013 bertempat di Dewan Besar, Majlis Daerah Tanjong Malim. Pertandingan pada tahun ini bertemakan Warisan Dunia atau "World Heritage".
Dalam pertandingan tersebut, pasukan robotik MES Tg.Malim yang diwakili oleh Goh Xin Deik, Liew Ban Chau dan Liew Sen Fei bersertakan projek yang bernama "Autonomous Trishaw Tour Guide System" telah muncul sebagai johan dan seterusnya merangkul "Best Innovative Award" dalam Kategori Menengah Atas Terbuka manakala Chee Soong Siong, Visnumanikandarao a/l Munandi dan Nur Syasya Fasihah bt. Mohd Faizal Nizam Lee bersertakan projek yang bernama "AbbPro" muncul sebagai johan dan merangkul "Best Presentation Award" dalam Kategori Menengah Rendah Terbuka.
Yang membanggakan setiap warga sekolah, Alumni, PIBG dan LPS ialah pasukan robotik MES Tg. Malim turut memenangi tempat ketiga dan keempat berdasarkan projek robotik AMIA (Autonomous Multi-Bot in Action) dan "ARProVaSE". Syabas dan tahniah kepada kontinjen robotik MES Tg. Malim, khususnya guru penasihat dan jurulatih utamanya, Pn. Lau Yoke Yin! Sesungguhnya, MES Boleh!
Chai Loon Guan,
SMK Methodist, Tg.Malim.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
BENGKEL PENGGUBALAN BAHAN PENILAIAN DAN PEMILIHAN TOKOH NILAM NEGERI PERAK DARUL RIDZUAN 2013
Bengkel Penggubalan Bahan Peniliaian dan Pemilihan Tokoh Nilam Negeri Perak 2013 telah berjaya diadakan pada 22 - 24 Ogos 2013 bertempat di Hotel Titiwangsa, Brinchang, Cameron Highlands baru-baru ini. Para panel bengkel terdiri daripada urus setia/pegawai Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan Negeri Perak, Guru Cemerlang Bahasa Melayu dan Bahasa Inggeris, Hakim Pemilihan Tokoh Nilam dan Jurulatih Utama Tokoh Nilam dari 10 buah daerah Negeri Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Bengkel ini bertujuan untuk menghasilkan bahan penilaian dan pemilihan Tokoh Nilam Negeri Perak bagi tahun 2013 yang standard, tuntas dan berwibawa menepati MS ISO 9001/2008 dalam aspek bahasa Melayu dan bahasa Inggeris, yakni merangkum kategori sekolah rendah dan sekolah menengah. Bahan Penilaian dan Pemilihan Tokoh Nilam 2013 mencakupi dua puluh tema yang terpilih untuk memenuhi piawaian penilaian individu, kumpulan dan folio para calon Nilam.
Tarikh penilaian dan pemilihan Tokoh Nilam dan Khemah Membaca Negeri Perak Darul Ridzuan 2013 dijangka akan berlangsung pada 22 - 25 September 2013 di Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan Negeri Perak, Ipoh manakala majlis perasmian dan penyampaian Anugerah Tokoh Nilam Perak Darul Ridzuan 2013 dijadualkan akan berlangsung di Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan. Salam Nilam.
Chai Loon Guan,
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Published: Sunday August 11, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 am
Updated: Monday August 12, 2013 MYT 1:05:43 pm
Updated: Monday August 12, 2013 MYT 1:05:43 pm
Those were the days...
By ROYCE T.G. TAN
An academic expounds the benefits of studying in an English-medium school saying how relevant it is in her current field of work and research.
PROF Dr Yang Farina Abdul Aziz is thankful for her schooling years at an English-medium school in a small town, where she not only gained knowledge but was nurtured by teachers who broadened her perspective of the world.
Her teachers at the Methodist English School in Tanjung Malim, Perak (now SMK Methodist, Tanjung Malim), were simply passionate about their jobs and did their best to teach and inculcate the right values to their charges.
“My teachers were great ... they were full of dedication and initiative in class,” said Prof Yang Farina.
“At school, I had many good teachers one of whom was Mrs Jothy.
“She used to single-handedly take a class of about 40 students around the Tanjung Malim area on nature walks, or to visit temples and mosques.
“We had lots of fun on such trips,” said Prof Yang Farina who is senior professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM),
While students were allowed to explore and gather facts on their own, her teachers were equally keen to explain the significance of the excursions, she said.
“Our teachers made sure that we did not get out of line. Teachers back then instilled a deep sense of discipline in each of us.
“If we did not do our homework, they would keep us at school until we completed it,” she said.
Prof Yang Farina said that it was the same type of perseverance and discipline that she expected from her team of researchers.
She and the team work in the area of inorganic chemistry which contributes to the progress of cancer treatments.
Being an English-medium school student had always been a blessing for Prof Yang Farina who said that the language was a “huge advantage” in her line of work.
Subjects related to the sciences should be taught in English, especially at higher levels because the latest references are all in the language and it is universally accepted.
“Just try searching for any scientific references in both English and Malay and then compare them for yourself.
“In my field, English helps in terms of understanding current papers, but Science cannot be just theoretical, it is a hands-on subject that must be experienced.”
Prof Yang Farina also said that English-medium schools may perhaps be the answer in promoting racial integration.
She recalled her younger days when she used to ride her bicycle and visit friends and schoolmates from various communites to join in fun activities, and to celebrate their cultural festivals.
“There was no segregation, we certainly understood each other and it did help in fostering racial tolerance and harmony then,” she shared.
“Personally, I would love to see a single school system, with a standardised curriculum.
“We have different vernacular schools, so why not have the option of English-medium schools?
“If we revive English-medium schools, the response will be positive and we may see a good mix of different races. Perhaps this is the way towards integration,” she said.
As a parent herself, Prof Yang Farina takes the responsibility of her child’s learning seriously.
“We should allow parents to have the option of English-medium schools as they play a big role in guiding their child’s educational development.
“Parents must also give more support to the Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia (PAGE) as the current government is willing to listen,” she said.
She urged parents to voice their concerns and start a dialogue by visiting http://pagemalaysia.org
Prof Yang Farina said that her learning advantage came from her own father, who was trained as a teacher, because he would reinforce the lessons she learnt at school.
“Our vocabulary improved so much when we were young because my father, a Kirkby-trained teacher, played Scrabble with us.
“The best way to learn a language is to start at home, now I pass that on to my own son, and that becomes the circle of learning,” she said.
Prof Yang Farina also advised her students to constantly read books, magazines and novels in English so as to form a habit and improve their proficiency in the language.