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PINTAR Voices - PINTAR Foundation
Issue 4/2015
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A Malaysian CSR in Education Resource
PINTAR VOICES ISSUE 4/2015
A Quarterly Publication
KDN: PP 18323/11/2013(033700)
PINTAR
Voices
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Promoting Intelligence, Nurturing Talent, Advocating Responsibility
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2015
at a glance
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PINTAR Highlights
of the Year
Connect with us
PINTAR FOUNDATION
PMLU
Tour
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LPPSL
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Members’
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PINTAR FOUNDATION
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06 FUN ON WHEELS
PMLU continues
its journey to PINTAR schools
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UEM ELP GRAND DINNER 2015
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08 PINTAR MEMBERS’ RETREAT 2015
11 DANAJAMIN100 LEADERSHIP
PROGRAMME
09 LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR
PINTAR SCHOOL LEADERS
17 ARENA OF YOUTH:
MY CITY 2050 COMPETITION
Connect with us! PINTAR Foundation
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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE
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PINTAR MAP
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PINTAR MOBILE LEARNING UNIT
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UEM ELP GRAND DINNER 2015
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PINTAR MEMBERS’ RETREAT 2015
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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR
PINTAR SCHOOL LEADERS
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AFLATEEN SCHOOL PROJECT
COMPETITION 2015
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DANAJAMIN100 LEADERSHIP
PROGRAMME
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2015 AT A GLANCE
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ARENA OF YOUTH: MY CITY 2050
COMPETITION
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MEMBER ACTIVITIES: CIMB
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MEMBER ACTIVITIES: BOUSTEAD &
CIMA
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MEMBER ACTIVITIES: PLUS
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MEMBER ACTIVITIES: MBSB
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MEMBER ACTIVITIES: TM
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MEMBERS ACTIVITIES: UEM SUNRISE
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> Editor-in-Chief’s Note
Warm greetings from PINTAR Foundation!
Welcome to our final quarter of PINTAR Voices newsletter for the year ending
2015. It had been an eventful year for us at PINTAR Foundation and we thank
you for sharing the journey with us!
Let’s take a moment to reflect on the year that was. In the last quarter of
2015, we welcomed six primary and secondary schools – two in Johor
and Selangor, and one in Kedah and Perak – into our fold. These schools
were adopted by PINTAR Member, PLUS Malaysia Berhad, under its
PLUS-PINTAR Programme for the next three years. PINTAR Foundation
concluded the year 2015 with 406 schools, and 45 members and partners.
Throughout 2015, our members and partners have implemented many notable
programmes at their PINTAR schools with the objective of raising awareness
on the importance of education and providing education support for students
and teachers.
In this quarter, PINTAR Members continued to conduct programmes
OUR VISION
accordingly based on the PINTAR Four Core Modules with programmes such
as Danajamin100 Leadership Programme for secondary students (DJ100), and To inspire the young generation
examination workshops and clinics for UPSR, PT3 and SPM students.
to become responsible citizens
Meanwhile, 50 counsellors and discipline teachers attended the Leadership
Programme for PINTAR School Leaders (LPPSL) Batch 4 Phase 2, which equips
school leaders with eective management models to assist them in their
leadership role in school. Programmes such as these contribute not only towards
the students’ development but also the sustainability of the PINTAR Programme.
We have also just concluded the PINTAR Members’ Retreat 2015 that fosters a
closer working relationship with and amongst members; apart from information
sharing, knowledge exchange and discussion sessions that is meant to identify
future plans that promote a more eective PINTAR programme.
In a nutshell, the year 2015 has been a year of implementation and review, and
of fine-tuning. The feedback received from our annual Stakeholders’ Survey will
shape our plans for 2016 and with the help of our PINTAR members and partners,
we remain committed to reach out to more students of underperforming schools
and give them the support they rightly deserve in education.
This year’s PINTAR school performance in the UPSR saw a 2.1 per cent increase
in the PINTAR Average Passing Rate compared to last year, while the PT3 results
recorded an increase of 7.6 per cent. Indeed, the PINTAR schools’ performance
is commendable and we would like to congratulate the schools and thank
all our members who have contributed towards these accomplishments. The
results reinforce the importance of implementing the PINTAR programme as a
way to address prevailing challenges in order to enable a child to achieve his or
her potential.
We hope that members will continue with more initiatives in 2016 and intensify
eorts to improve the performance of our PINTAR schools and students. Lastly,
we wish all our PINTAR members, partners, stakeholders, beneficiaries and
readers, a happy new year. We hope 2016 will be a great year for everyone!
Warmest regards,
Karimah Tan Abdullah
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Promoting
Intelligence,
Nurturing Talent and Advocating
Responsibility.
OUR MISSION
An organisation working in
partnership with corporations,
partner
NGOs
and
the
Government to enhance the
motivation and success of
underperforming
schools
through education, in line
with the national aspiration to
develop human capital who are
adequately prepared to meet the
challenges of the 21st century.
Editor-in-Chief : Karimah Tan Abdullah
Contributors
: Norzalina Masom
: Norzainah Omar
: Siti Hawaida Md Rozi
: Nasrol Mansor
Editorial Team : Mas Elati Samani
: Erma Hayati Zakaria
Email
Tel
Fax
Address
: [email protected]
: 03-2268 0000
: 03-2268 0050
: PINTAR Foundation (827909-U)
A-16-8, Menara UOA Bangsar
No 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1
59000 Kuala Lumpur
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may be reproduced in any form or by any
means without written permission from
PINTAR Foundation.
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PINTAR FOUNDATION
A MESSAGE FROM OUR
CHAIRMAN
2016 has just started, so I believe it is not too late to wish everyone a
very Happy New Year. I hope that it will be a better year for all Malaysians
and we remain optimistic for better outcomes for our country, especially
our economy.
For some time now, there has been much debate amongst key
stakeholders of our education system on the importance of the English
Language and how to strengthen the proficiency of our students in the
language without sacrificing the national language.
In November 2015, the Performance Management and Delivery Unit
(PEMANDU) of the Prime Minister’s Department released three videos
emphasising the importance of English and its poor state of proficiency
among Malaysian students. The videos showed students, teachers
and parents urging for the language to be given more prominence in
schools. PEMANDU maintained that the language does not overshadow
any national language but serves to complement and enhance a
person’s capability.
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This clarion call is supported by an established fact that English is a
Many PINTAR members and partners have recognised the importance
lingua franca across the globe. It is the ocial language in 67 countries
of English in the development of the country to be competitive.
and nine out of 10 Southeast Asian countries have adopted English as
Consequently, over the years, they have implemented various English
their second language. According to some estimates, almost 80 per cent
programmes from teacher development programmes to upskill our
of English speakers in the world are non-native speakers. It is considered
English teachers to student activities like drama, choral speaking, action
as one of the most important languages of the world, and the most useful
song training and competitions.
language to learn to be able to compete in the global economy.
Amongst such programmes and activities organised were UEM Group’s
The allocation of RM 135 million in the 2016 Budget to improve the
UEM English Literacy Programme (a teacher development programme),
English language and Bahasa Malaysia is thus a welcomed move.
UMW Oil & Gas’s SPM English Tuition Programme, CIMB Foundation’s
With this budget, the Ministry of Education is set to implement two
Spelling Bee, Quiz, Story-telling & Scrabble Competitions; CCM’s English
new initiatives under the MBMMBI (Memartabatkan Bahasa Malaysia
Classes, English is Fun / Fun with English Programme, and Scrabble
Memperkukuh Bahasa Inggeris) policy in 300 schools in 2016 – the
Competition; LTH’s English Teachers’ Training Programme, MBSB’s
Dual Language Programme (DLP) and Highly Immersive Programme
English Workshop for PINTAR Teachers; and MAHB’s Beyond Borders
(HIP). The DLP is to continue the teaching of Science, Mathematics and
Programme, to upskill teachers and build students’ confidence in the
Information Technology (IT) subjects in English for Years One and Four,
language. Moving forward, we hope that all members will increase their
and Form One but is optional for students, whilst the HIP encompass
support of the government’s initiative to improve the English proficiency
the implementation of supporting activities in schools to increase
of our students.
students’ exposure to the English Language, thus creating an immersive
(English) environment.
Our management team at PINTAR Foundation stand ready, as always,
to assist you in any way with your school adoption and programmes.
For schools, it is a new chapter for another year. But time is not on our
We look forward to your continual support and active involvement in
side. Malaysia recently became a party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership
your PINTAR schools as, together, with added impetus, we work towards
Agreement (TPPA) and with that, we need to be even more competitive.
contributing to the development of our human capital to meet the
To compete globally, particularly within the TPPA, our workforce need
challenges of the 21st century.
to be proficient in English so that we can communicate internationally
and use the language as a tool to access science, technology,
Yours sincerely,
engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovate and create a more
competitive economy.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub
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PINTAR SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE
(AS OF DECEMBER 2015)
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126 Active Schools
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21 Newly Adopted Schools
406 Total Schools
(Total number of PINTAR schools as of December 2015)
Education is the most powerful weapon
which you can use to change the world
- Nelson Mandela
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PINTAR FOUNDATION
PMLU TOURS MALAYSIA
INTERPERSONAL
INTELLIGENCE
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Students of Pertubuhan Kebajikan
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attentively on how to play the
Kinect Xbox 360.
LOGICAL INTELLIGENCE
Students of SJKC Tong Tuh in
Kedah attempted to build a rocket
and launch it into space.
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VERBAL INTELLIGENCE
Students of SJKC Aik Keow in
Pulau Pinang acted out the role
of a customer service officer.
VERBAL INTELLIGENCE
Two teachers from SK Cherating
in Pahang took the opportunity
to become newsreaders at the
newscaster section.
LOGICAL INTELLIGENCE
Two SMK Gombak Setia in
Selangor students attempted to
solve a pipe logical puzzle.
VERBAL INTELLIGENCE
A student from SMK Munshi
Abdullah in Melaka got to
become a cameraman at the
newscasting section.
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LOGICAL INTELLIGENCE
PMLU stopped at Sekolah
Kanak-kanak Istimewa in Johor
where students with special
needs had the opportunity to
experience the pleasures of
learning inside the PMLU.
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Serving Up the Best!
UEM English Literacy
Programme Grand Dinner
UEM ELP Grand Dinner recognises outstanding teachers’ contributions
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n 13 November, teachers from 20 PINTAR
schools nationwide were treated to a scrumptious
dinner and great entertainment during the UEM
English Literacy Programme (UELP) Grand Dinner
2015 at the Royale Bintang Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
The Grand Dinner, organised byPINTAR Foundation,
was to show its appreciation of the teachers’
commitment, efforts and support towards the
three-year programme since its inception in
April 2012.
Prior to the dinner, the teachers attended a
get-together session with the Foundation
management where they shared their experience
on how the UELP has helped them achieve their
teaching objectives in their schools.
The UELP, sponsored by the UEM Group, saw
active participation from 50 schools – 15,000
students and 116 teachers from the Central,
Northern and Southern regions.
The programme focused on strengthening the
teaching and learning of the English language
through capacity building / teacher development
using a variety of methods – quality delivery
structures; and supportive intervention and
community involvement to help enhance and
develop students’ reading, writing, understanding
and speaking skills in English.
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Twenty-four participants from
14 PINTAR Members attended
the PINTAR Members’ Retreat
2015 at the Le Grandeur Palm
Resort, Johor Bahru from
15-17
November.
The
retreat was a platform for the
Foundation and its members
to foster closer working
relationship.
The highlight of the retreat was
the discussion session on the
sustainability and impact of
PINTAR Programme, facilitated
by Yayasan Hasanah Senior
Vice President, Dr Jasmina
Kuka. The discussions were
centred around PINTAR
Four Core Modules and
a standard measure for
Monitoring and Evaluation
on
effectiveness
of
the
various
PINTAR
Programmes.
The
Foundation
also shared with its
Members the results
of the Stakeholder
Satisfaction Survey
2015,
conducted
in
the
months
of
July-August
by an external
party,
AUFA
Intelligence, for
PINTAR
key
stakeholders.
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Two hundred and seventy
respondents from 55 PINTAR
schools and 42 respondents
from 25 PINTAR members and
partners participated in the
foundation’s annual survey.
The survey outcome noted an
overall Satisfaction Index Score
of 86.5 by the schools and 77.1
by the members; indicating the
schools were very satisfied with
the members’ programmes while
PINTAR members were satisfied
with the Foundation and
its services.
Ninety-eight per cent of the
schools perceived that the
Four Core Modules conducted
had achieved the objective
in enhancing the student’s
academic performance, while
96% of the members agreed
that the PINTAR Core Modules
were able to provide holistic
education.
On a lighter note, participants
had the opportunity to work
together in fun-filled teambuilding activities; visit a Trust
School and the Marlborough
College Malaysia which gave
all an idea of the standards
in a local and international
school respectively, and tour
the Nusajaya township which
completed the packed itinerary
of the retreat.
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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME
FOR PINTAR SCHOOL LEADERS
BATCH 4 / PHASE 2
GUIDE TO BETTER LEADERSHIP
Fifty counsellors and discipline
teachers are now better equipped
with effective and essential
leadership skills in order to
support their school leaders’
important role in creating the
right learning environment while
motivating
their
colleagues
and students.
Apart from understanding about
the transformation on school
management, other key areas
covered were skills in educational
leadership, management, effective
communication,
emotional
intelligence and problem skills.
These participants from selected 25
PINTAR schools nationwide, were
also exposed to different leadership
and management perspectives, and
experiences on leadership, which
would make them more aware of
their role as change catalysts of
their schools.
The
group
underwent
the
Leadership Programme for PINTAR
School Leaders 2015 (LPPSL) Batch
4 Phase 2, held at the Vistana Hotel
Kuala Lumpur from 30 November-3
December.
The session was a follow-up
session from LPPSL Batch 4 Phase
1, which was held in September
and attended by 50 school leaders
from the same group of PINTAR
schools.
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Participants from both Phases 1 and
2 will be working closely together
in spearheading effectiveness and
excellence in their school.
The LPPSL provides awareness
and understanding of critical
factors that assist school leaders
and
deepens
understanding
of the school leadership role;
the best practices in school
leadership and management, and
to provide opportunities for them
to be equipped with effective
management models to assist them
in their leadership role.
At the end of the four-day workshop,
most participants indicated that
the workshop modules would
enable them to enhance their
leadership skills.
Both Phases 1 and 2 were
facilitated by a team from the
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
(UPSI), led by Professor Dr Omar
Abdull Kareem, an associate
professor with the Department of
Educational Management, Faculty
of Management and Economics of
UPSI.
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PINTAR FOUNDATION
AFLATEEN SCHOOL PROJECT
COMPETITION 2015
Students tested on financial knowledge
Students from eight PINTAR secondary schools
took part in the inaugural Aflateen School
Project Competition 2015 to see how well
they fare in planning, budgeting, saving and
spending responsibly.
They are part of the Aflateen Financial Literacy
Programme, introduced to PINTAR students aged
between 15-17 years in 2015, which provides them
with an opportunity to learn about life skills and
financial education. The programme also promotes
a holistic approach to savings and encourages the
development of a saving habit.
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PINTAR working alongside Asia Foundation
provided training for the teachers who, in turn,
cascaded the knowledge and information received
to their students to inspire, and empower them
to lead responsible lives and become agents
of change.
Ten projects have been submitted to the
competition and are currently being evaluated by
Asia Foundation and its partner JPMorgan Chase
Foundation. The competition results and winners
will be announced in March 2016, in conjunction
with the International Aflateen Day.
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LEADERSHIP
PROGRAMME
THE ORIENTATION
Thirty Form 4 students from PINTAR schools
in the states of Kedah, Penang and Perak were
selected to participate in the Danajamin 100
Leadership Programme (Danajamin100) Batch 2.
On 23 November, the Batch 2 students
congregated at the Best Western Marina
Island Resort Pangkor in Perak, to attend the
orientation session which included a briefing on
the programme that they have been selected for.
After the session, they adjourned to the Outward
Bound School in Lumut where they attended a
five-day camp which developed their
values, character, mental resilience
and fortitude,
while
discovering their own
potential.
LEADERSHIP CAMP
Meanwhile, the DJ100 Batch 1 attended the
Leadership Camp Programme at the Intekma Resort
and Convention Centre in Selangor from 9-13
December. The camp prepared the students for
higher learning as well as equipped them with skills
in communication and time management through
fun-filled activities related to leadership. The group
is expected to graduate from the programme in the
first quarter 2016.
The three-year Danajamin100 programme aims
to develop and maximise the students’ potential
by exposing them to a variety of well-designed
engagements to optimise their leadership potentials
under a structured programme that focuses on
character building, leadership, communication
and soft skills. So far, DJ100 has two batches of
students undergoing the programme. A third batch
of students is expected to be identified for the
programme in 2016.
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PINTAR FOUNDATION
In partnership with
Khazanah Nasional
Berhad, PINTAR
distributed schools
neccessities worth
RM 233,000 to
students who have
been affected by
floods early of
the year
PINTAR unveiled its new
PINTAR Mobile Learning
Unit (PMLU), themed
“Promoting Intelligence” at
SK Yaacob Latiff in March
Leadership
Programme for
PINTAR School
Leaders (LPPSL)
Batch 4,
Phases 1 & 2
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PINTAR engagements with
various stakeholders
2015
AT A
GLANCE
It has been a great year
for PINTAR Foundation. Thank you
for all the support given to us.
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PINTAR-UEM
English Literacy
Programme (ELP):
Drama Competition,
Graduation
Ceremony and UEM
ELP Grand Dinner
2015
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ARENA OF YOUTH
MY CITY 2050 COMPETITION
Eight PINTAR secondary schools
were given the golden opportunity
to take part in the inaugural My City
2050 (MC2050) Competition, one
of two competitions in the Arena of
Youth Programme launched by the
Construction Industry Development
Board of Malaysia (CIDB) in
conjunction with its 20th anniversary
celebration in 2015.
MC2050,
a
townp l a n n i n g
competition that
was conceived as
a means to develop
the next generation of
builders,’ said PINTAR Chief
Executive Officer, Puan Karimah
Tan Abdullah.
MC2050, opened to secondary
students aged between 15-17 years
old, is a construction-related youth
empowerment competition aimed at
cultivating the next generations of
builders, while the second competition,
Rebuild It Green, is opened to
university students aged between
23-25 years old, and challenges them
to develop solutions to mitigate the
impact of natural disasters in urban
regions. Both competitions will run
concurrently until April 2016.
“I believe the MC2050 is the start of a
brilliant partnership between PINTAR
Foundation and CIDB Malaysia, and
marks an important step in the
Foundation’s continuing efforts
to provide opportunities to
stimulate the imagination
of our students in order
to inspire and motive
them
to
derive
maximum benefits
from the activities
organised
for
this
competition,” she added.
The competition will see PINTAR
schools competing with international
schools in developing a vision of a city
in 2050.
“I am happy that we are able to
contribute towards the Arena of Youth’s
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The Arena of Youth was
conceived to act as a catalyst for
social reform in order to facilitate
change and address the challenges of
a developing nation.
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out what PINTAR members have been up to in the fourth quarter
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of 2015.
CIMB Foundation PINTAR Awards
Before the year-end holidays, 150 Year 6 students
and three PINTAR schools were rewarded for their
impressive achievements by CIMB Foundation.
CIMB Foundation English Language Contest Day
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CIMB Foundation continues its focus on improving
the standard of English language at its schools, and
this time around, had organised a series of English
Language contests for 10 of its PINTAR schools.
More than 350 primary school students took
part in the Final Round English Language Contest
after competing at their respective school level
in the English quiz, Scrabble, spelling bee and
story-telling competitions.
The finalists congregated at SK Seri Perlis in Perlis on
17 October for the final round of the contest series,
other than joining in fun-filled activities tailored for
both Level 1 and Level 2 students.
The overall best school title went to SK Kuala Perlis,
the lowest performing school among the 10 schools,
and took home a cash prize of RM 1,500, followed
by Sekolah Rendah Islam 3 which clinched a cash
prize of RM 1,000, while the third place winner, SK
Kelibang, received a cash prize of RM 500.
The programme’s objectives were to instil interest
in the English language among students; to expose
them to learning the language through fun and
exciting activities, and to boost their morale and
improve their self-esteem.
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Among those who received the recognition were
31 students who achieved 5As in the UPSR
examination, 20 best students, 20 students who
made remarkable overall improvements in their 2015
school examinations, and 54 school representatives
who won at least third place in individual and group
activities at state, national or international levels.
They received their awards at CIMB’s annual PINTAR
Awards Ceremony, which recognised students’
achievements in academic and non-academic fields,
in Penang on 6 December. A cash reward of RM 1,000
were also given to those who secured placement in
boarding schools.
Meanwhile, SK Seri Perlis with a 2.26 school point
average or gred purata sekolah (GPS) was nominated
as the best school, followed by SK Dato Seri Syed
Ahmad (2.36 GPS) and SK Seri Muda (2.44 GPS), and
each received a cash prize of RM 10,000, RM 8,000
and RM 5,000. In general, an overall improvement of
seven per cent was recorded by the schools in the
UPSR 2015 compared to the year before.
The
CIMB
Award
Programme
recognises
distinguished students and schools who have put in
their effort to succeed and are valued for their hard
work. This is based on an effective strategy that
works – positive reinforcement and rewards through
financial incentives to motivate students to do well
in their studies and strive to pursue their dream and
reach greater heights.
Syabas to CIMB Foundation!
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Boustead Helps Students to Overcome Exam Jitters
As part of their corporate responsibility efforts,
Boustead Holdings Berhad held programmes to
help the Year 6 students of its PINTAR school, SK
Kem Iskandar in Johor, in their preparation for the
UPSR 2015.
Among the programmes held were Program
Keranamu - Gerak Gempur UPSR, Program Motivasi
UPSR 2015”, and the Bidikan Akhir Workshop.
Boustead hoped that such programmes conducted
would be able to assist the students and boost
the academic performance of both the school and
its students.
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CIMA Back-to-School Programme Prepares Students
for School Year
One hundred and seven students from three schools
– SK Pusat Juasseh and SK Kuala Kepis in Negeri
Sembilan, and SK Chuping in Perlis – received brand
new uniforms and other essential school supplies,
courtesy of CIMA. The Back-to-School Programme
is to ease the burden of parents of these children
aged between 7-11 to prepare for the new school
year. On 3 December, Head of NSCI CIMA Bahau
Plant, Encik Ismail Ahmad presented the essentials to
the children in a ceremony held at SK Pusat Juasseh,
witnessed by the school headmaster, representatives
from the Jempol / Jelebu Education Department and
SK Kuala Kepis, while on 17 December, the event
was graced by Head of PIBG SK Chuping, Tuan Haji
Shariff, witnessed by CIMA representatives.
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Among the programmes planned for the schools
were Perkampungan Akademik SPM, Lonjakan PT3,
Guru Muda programme, Gemilang bersama Pendidik
Cemerlang Programme and Restu Kasih Programme.
The launch ceremony was also witnessed by, among
others, Paloh State Legislative Assembly Member, YB
Teoh Yap Kun; Kluang Education Head, Tuan Hj A.
Manaf Muslimin, and SMK Seri Kota Paloh Principal,
Tuan Hj Shaharuddin Basri Ibrahim.
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PLUS adopts 6 PINTAR schools and rolls out a
3-year programme
The PLUS-PINTAR Programme, organised by
PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS), offers a platform,
opportunities and assistance to students in rural areas
to gain access to the same education opportunities
offered at urban and high-performing schools.
“More than 4,500 students are expected to benefit
from the programme as PLUS has allocated a financial
support of almost RM 1 million to the six schools to
carry out programmes based on the PINTAR’s Core
Module 2: Educational Support Programme,” said
PLUS Managing Director, Dato’ Noorizah Hj Abd
Hamid, at the launch ceremony at SMK Seri Kota
Paloh on 7 October.
Six primary and secondary schools – SMK Seri Kota
Paloh and SK LKTP Bukit Permai in Johor, SMK
Ampang Pecah and SK Kuang in Selangor, SMK Kota
Kuala Muda in Kedah and SK Sungai Megat Aris in
Perak – have been adopted by PLUS Malaysia Berhad,
under its PLUS-PINTAR programme for three years
until 2017.
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Didik Tour 2015 Essay Writing Competition Inspires
Budding Writers
Following the success of the Berita Harian (BH)
Jelajah Didik Programme – UPSR Clinics Phases 1 and
2, MBSB had organised the Didik Tour 2015 Essay
Writing Competition for six of its PINTAR schools in
October and November 2015.
The competition received 30 entries from Years 4
to 6 students who submitted an essay based on the
topic: “When I grow up I want to be...”.
Five winners were selected by a panel of judges
comprised MBSB Head of Corporate Communications,
Puan Zuhaznim Izzudin, BH News Editor – Education
Unit, Encik Mohd Freoz Abu Bakar, and facilitators
Mr P Rangit Singh Pritam Singh and Encik Abdul
Rahman Umar.
MBSB Collaborates with the British
English Teachers Workshop
Council
in
Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB) in collaboration
with the British Council has successfully organised
the English Teachers Workshop from 2-6 November
in Kuala Lumpur. The five-day programme focused
on English Language enhancement for all English
teachers under its MBSB Over-The-Top Programme.
Sixteen English teachers successfully completed a
27-hour training camp under the second phase of
training workshop that aims to develop new ideas
in communicative approaches and student-centred
teaching techniques during English lessons.
The first place winner was Mohd Yusuf Aiman Yunus
from SK Gudon in Sabah, who received a cash prize
of RM 1,250. Nur Maisarah Syaysya Arisfadillah from
SK Gita 2 in Sarawak, won the second place while Siti
Natasha from SK Gudon was the third place winner.
Both Nur Maisarah and Siti Natasha took home a cash
prize of RM 850 and RM 650, and they each received
a computer for their schools.
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All winners received their prizes from BH Deputy
Group Editor, Datuk Badrul Hisham Othman, at the
MBSB BH Essay Writing Competition prize-giving
ceremony on 12 November at the Balai Berita Bangsar
in Kuala Lumpur.
The course modules were based on the Continuing
Professional Development (CPD) Framework and
needs analysis which include exploiting songs, rhymes
and chants, classroom management, assessing
learning, developing reading skills and grammar.
This workshop further serves as a motivating learning
platform to inspire and encourage the teachers to be
more proactive in teaching English language where
trainers from British Council supported the teachers
with the implementation of interactive, child-centred
approaches by allowing them to observe good practice
and by providing a source of practical ideas that can
be implemented in their own respective school.
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Is Climate Change a Myth?
Telekom Malaysia (TM) has always been committed
to playing its role of mitigating the impact of
climate change.
It has been making a conscious effort to reduce its
carbon footprint, while also promoting environmental
awareness amongst employees and the public.
During the last quarter of 2015, TM had organised
three camps under its TM Earth Camp 2015 series.
Participants of the first camp, themed Biodiversity,
which was held at Kem Kepimpinan Gemilang PLKN
in Perak from 2-4 October, had a field day learning
about Rafflesia flowers and Rajah Brook butterflies,
while those who attended the second camp at the
Sepilok Jungle Resort in Sabah from 16-18 October,
observed at close hand the orang utans and sun bears.
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Exceptional Gifts for Exceptional Students
As part of its continuous support to assist the special
students to excel academically and non-academically,
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) donated three Braille
machines and four gym equipment worth RM15,000
to SK Pendidikan Khas Tuaran in Sabah.
The school, dedicated for visually impaired children, is
the first of its kind adopted by TM under PINTAR, as
part of its effort to give back to the community through
corporate social reponsibility (CSR) programme.
On 18 November, TM Sabah General Manager,
Encik Sukkuriya Masri, and Head of Corporate
Responsibility, Encik Izad Ismail, handed over the
items to the school during the launch ceremony of
its gym room and Bilik Sinar Harapan, which is a mini
convenience store.
In 2015, SKPK Tuaran had achieved significant success,
namely in the Karnival Ko-kurikulum Sekolah-Sekolah
Pendidikan Khas Kebangsaan 2015 and the Karnival
Permainan Pendidikan Khas 1Malaysia Negeri Sabah.
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The last camp, themed Climate Change, was held
from 6-8 November at the Permai Rainforest Resort
in Sarawak where participants enjoyed planting
mangrove seedlings at the Kuching Wetlands National
Park, and exploring the unique flora and fauna while
cruising along the Salak River in Kuching.
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For the public speaking category, the champion goes
to Raja Muhammad Izzudin Raja Ismail Shamshudin
from SK Kampung Pulai, while the first runner-up
and second runner-up went to Saravanan a/l
Murugan from SJK(T) Gelang Patah and Siti Nurmiza
Muhammad Yusuf from SK Kg Pulai.
For the debate category, all top three prizes were
conquered by three teams from the same school,
SMK Gelang Patah, while the best speaker went to
Nur Wani Madhirah Mohammad Shofian Shah from
SMK Taman Nusa Jaya.
Asnaf Students Receive UEM Sunrise’s Support For
New School Year
In line with its corporate responsibility (CR) initiative,
UEM Sunrise recently presented an allocated zakat
fund of RM 123,800 to 556 asnaf students from its
PINTAR schools in Nusajaya. The contributions is to
help meet their needs as well as to assist them with
their relevant school necessities.
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Students’ Voices Heard Through UEM Sunrise
Green Programme
UEM Sunrise took the initiative to help develop
a conducive English speaking environment in
its PINTAR schools by holding a public speaking
and debate competition for its primary and
secondary schools.
“This competition is part of UEM Sunrise ongoing
quest to develop and engender an English-proficient
community in all UEM Sunrise’s PINTAR schools in
Nusajaya. We endeavour to continue with today’s
programme in the coming years to support the HOTS
(Hot Order Thinking Skills) initiatives implemented by
the Ministry of Education,’ said UEM Sunrise Head
of Corporate Communications, Puan Nik Surina Suria
Nik Abdullah.
Sixty primary and secondary school students in
Johor took part in the Public Speaking and Debate
Competition, organised by UEM Sunrise under its
annual Green Programme, where they demonstrated
their talents, abilities and capabilities in the
four-hour affair at the Bangunan Dato’ Jaafar
Muhammad in Kota Iskandar Nusajaya in Johor
on 7 October. The competition is aimed at helping
the students to articulate, organise and present
ideas, opinions and information in relation to green
environment, in a logical and persuasive manner.
Haji Mohammad Khairi A Malik, presented the
contributions to the schools’ representatives,
witnessed by UEM Sunrise Head of Corporate
Communications, Nik Surina Suria Nik Abdullah, and
Johor Islamic Religious Council representatives, in
a zakat presentation ceremony held at Dewan SK
Taman Nusa Perintis 1 on 27 October.
When interviewed, the students mostly said that they
will use the money wisely. “I will use this money to
purchase next year’s school supplies and maybe have
a small allocation for personal savings,” said Nurain
Fatin, 11, student of SK Taman Nusa Perintis 1. “If we
receive more funds in the upcoming years, I would like
to allocate it for my siblings and parents,” expressed
Siti Nur Wardah, 12.
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students with a holistic education that help transform them
into well-rounded, responsible and successful individuals.
We design, monitor and fund the National Programmes,
which are being implemented across all PINTAR schools
nationwide and offer varying themes based on the three
key tenets of ‘Promoting Intelligence’, ‘Nurturing Talent’
and ‘Advocating Responsibility’, or in short PINTAR.
Be a Member, Partner or Sponsor, and we will work with
you to ensure that you get the optimum marketing and
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Corporate companies, philanthropists, and members
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