CPAC’s Clean Sweep at the Jr Cammies 2016

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Cempaka Performing Arts Company (CPAC) came out on top on this year’s Junior Cammies for the Cempaka Schools Box Office Production 2015 Annie, The Musical. CPAC was nominated and won all the four awards:  Best Production Design (Set, Lights, Sound/Music & Costume) and Best Ensemble (second year in a row) while Charmaine Koh Sher Min, who played the lead role, took the Best Principal Role. In the meantime, Scott McQuaid took the award for Best Direction.

“We are thrilled to win all four awards in the Junior Cammies for Musical Theatre and to be recognised by Kakiseni in the prestigious Boh Cameronian Arts Awards. Each year, in Cempaka Schools, the anticipated school musical is a major highlight. It provides the students a big platform to feature their talent and passion for the arts. Our is to get better every year as we strive to produce and to stage full-scale musicals of the highest standards,” says Andrew Chan, Head of Performing Arts and Producer – Cempaka Schools Box Office Production.

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Giving Back to Humanity – India Community Trip 2015

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Last 6th-11th December 2015, 23 Cempaka International School students along with 4 teachers embarked on an educational and charity trip to Mumbai, India as part of a voluntary service program organised by the Cempaka International School’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The program was part of the Community, Action and Service (CAS) component of the course which requires students to fulfil 30 hours of community service work.

According to Nicholas Tan Hao Yu (Junior 1 Cempaka, Class of 2017), the students visited underprivileged areas in Mumbai and participated in charity events where they donated food and other basic necessities to various organisations in the city. “In preparation of this, the IBDP students have raised funds by selling food at their booth for the past 2 months, and from the money collected have proceeded to buy the items to be donated, which they have boxed to be given to the less fortunate on their visit.”

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Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) awards top Cempaka students

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Students from Cempaka International School Cheras and Cempaka International Ladies’ College (CILC) were recently honored for their stellar performance during the IGCSE May/June 2015 examinations session.

The following students received the ‘Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards’ and were presented certificates last 26 November 2015 by  YBhg. Senator Tuan Chong Sin Woon, Deputy Minister, Ministry Of Education and Dr. Ben Schmidt, Regional Director, Southeast Asia and Pacific, Cambridge International Examinations:

  1. Ng Kah Yan – Mathematics (Top in World) and Mandarin ( Top in World)
  2. Elyssa Har Sir Chi – Mandarin (Top in World)
  3. Low Chuen Leik – First Language English ( Top in Malaysia ) (Chuen Leik received the same award for Additional Maths last year)
  4. Kimberly Chan Chwee Li – Combined Science (Top in Malaysia)
  5. Lee Jia Wen CILC – Food and Nutrition (High Achievement Award)

The awards continue to be a testament of Cempaka Schools Malaysia’s commitment to world-class, high quality education.

 

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Cempaka Schools Malaysia holds Art Carnival 2015

 

Cempaka International School Art Carnival

“Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become and a great artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be,” declares YBhg. Dato’ Abdul Rahman Sallehudin, a Cempaka parent and one of the pioneers in the animated film industry in Malaysia during his opening speech as the guest of honor at the launch of Cempaka Art Carnival 2015.

Dato’ Rahman also stressed that ‘art encourages thinking. Because art encourages observation, rewards exploration and defines expression…art is not simply a subject to be taught for grades but a key component for a student’s road to self-discovery and how they view the world around them, all of which is important in forming the minds of tomorrows leaders.’

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Yokohama Students Wrap Up Malaysia Visit with Cultural Performances at CILC

Hakuho Girls School Yokohama in CILC demonstrates Yukata

The visiting students from Hakuho Girls School (Yokohama, JAPAN) ended their month-long visit in Malaysia through an inspiring Malaysia-Japan friendship themed assembly featuring traditional dances, songs and fashion at the Auditorium of Cempaka International Ladies’ College in Bandar Enstek, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.

The girls attended lessons and other events at the beautiful CILC campus where they tried their hands on at cooking traditional Malaysian dishes at its Masterchef kitchen and had sport climbing sessions at CILC’s indoor climbing wall. ‘We had no idea what to expect, but we quickly realized that Cempakans are very friendly and kind,…we soon felt encouraged and (be) part of the family,’ says Nana Matsuda.

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Cempaka Swimmers Break State Records; Golfers lead in Pahang, Thailand, Singapore; Shuttlers Emerge Champs

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It’s the usual busy month for Cempaka athletes as they make respective wins in various sports at home and abroad in swimming, golf and badminton.

CEMPAKA tankers composed of Lim Shun Qi, Lim Zi Win, and Nigel Chan Zhe How won top honours and BROKE MULTIPLE STATE RECORDS at the recently concluded 4th Selangor Long Distance Swimming Championship with 18 medals overall.

Results below:

Under 10 Girls (State)

1.Lim Shun Qi – (Freshman Terra) (Overall Champion)
Gold – 200M I.M. (New State Record)

200M Breaststroke (New State Record)

200M Butterfly (New State Record)

400M I.M. (New State Record)

Silver – 800M Freestyle (New State Record)

200M Freestyle (New State Record)

400M Breaststroke

200M Freestyle

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Diplomats, academics grace CIS Damansara Heights, Cheras’ French Assembly

 

Diplomats, academics grace CIS Damansara Heights, Cheras’ French Assembly
Guests from the French Embassy, Wisma Putra and the academe enjoy the shows at the Special French Assembly.

Just in time for the arrival of spring in France, Cempaka International Schools Damansara Heights and Cheras campus celebrated French culture and language at the North Hall of Cempaka International School Cheras/Cempaka Cheras campus last 17 June 2015.

Led by YBhg. Dato’ Freida Pilus, Founder and Mentor of Cempaka Schools Malaysia, the schools welcomed Madame Pauline Vey (Linguistic Attaché, Embassy of France), Ms. Morgane Buffin (Cooperation and Cultural Service Officer, Embassy of France), Mr. Muhammad Muhainin (Assistant Secretary of Europe Divisions, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia), and Ms Nadège Martra (cofounder and executive director of SJL French, Kuala Lumpur). Members of the academe were also in attendance, Mrs Mélodie Barthoux (Pedagogical Coordinator for the Alliance Francaise de Kuala Lumpur), Mrs Elizabeth Brio (Lecturer of French Language in the UM University) and Mrs Marini (Malaysian Director of MFUC: Malaysia-France University Centre).

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ParGolf, MGA name Cempaka International School’s Natasha Oon as Female Junior Golfer of the Year

Malaysia's Junior Golfer of the Year- Female 2014 Natasha Oon with Deputy Prime Minister
Malaysia’s Junior Golfer of the Year- Female 2014 Natasha Oon with Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin. (Image credit: ParGolf Magazine.)

CEMPAKA SCHOOLS MALAYSIA GOLFERS CONTINUE TO PERFORM STRONGLY IN THE PAST YEAR AS PARGOLF, MALAYSIA GOLF ASSOCIATION (MGA) NAME CEMPAKA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL DAMANSARA HEIGHTS STUDENT NATASHA ANDREA OON AS ‘THE BEST JUNIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR – FEMALE 2014′ FOR HER HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT TO THE SPORT.

The gala took place at the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel last 24 April 2014 and was graced by Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin as the guest of honour. Inaugurated in 2010, the Malaysia Golf Award, formally known as The ParGolf Award, has a total of 22 award categories, comprising of 11 voted awards and 11 special awards. The voted award winners were selected by a 50 strong panel of golf industries personalities appointed by ParGolf, MGA combined with an online poll for the selected categories.

Natasha also won the Future Champion Junior Golf in San Diego last July 2014 as well the Junior Honda Classic in Orlando, Florida in January 2015.

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CSBOP 2015 is Annie: The Musical

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FOLLOWING THROUGH A STRING OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL CEMPAKA SCHOOLS BOX OFFICE PRODUCTIONS, CEMPAKA PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY (CPAC) HAVE CHOSEN TO MOUNT THE BELOVED CLASSIC ANNIE: THE MUSICAL FOR 2015.

Produced by Andrew Chan and directed by Scott McQuaid, Annie will be staged at the North Hall, Cempaka International School, Cheras from 22-24 May 2015 and 29-31 May 2015.

Annie (played by Charmaine Koh Sher Min) tells the extraordinary story of a little orphan that ends up in the lap of luxury with billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Muhammad Elmyzan Farhan Bin Mohd Fahmi). Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage, the tough Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. So when Mr. Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks the most powerful man in America to help find her real parents instead, and he agrees. Warbucks offers a big reward for Annie’s parents which attracts the attention of con artists Rooster (Abdul Muhaimin), Lily (Jang Eun Sung) and the wicked Miss Hannigan (Nuha Binti Jes Izman). They hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take the cash reward. This classic family musical has a happy ending for Annie, Daddy Warbucks and the whole gang.

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Malaysia’s First Animated Musical Feature launches Colouring Competition at Cempaka Schools

Cempaka Cheras Primary students participate in the Oh! La La colouring competition.
Cempaka Cheras Primary students participate in the Oh! La La colouring competition.

MALAYSIA’S FIRST ANIMATED MUSICAL FILM, OH! LA LA, LAUNCHES A SCHOOL-WIDE COLOURING COMPETITION AT CEMPAKA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CHERAS ON 6 MAY 2015.

Nearly 2000 teachers, staff and students will participate in the said competition. Prizes will be given away per category: 1st Prize: RM 1000, 2nd Prize: RM 700, 3rd Prize: RM 500 as well as 10 consolation prizes. Aside from the Cheras campus, students, staff and teachers from Cempaka International Ladies’ College (CILC) and Cempaka International School Damansara Heights also joined the art tilt. Winners will be announced at a later date.

The film was slated to make cinematic history as it becomes the country’s first musical feature in animated format. Oh! La La is directed by Dato’ Abdul Rahman Sallehudin, a Cempaka parent and one of the pioneers in the animated film industry in Malaysia.

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