News / Nunn Road / 2006 / April 2006 (E54)

Dear parents,

The children made such amazing colorful eggs for Easter. They had an exciting time egg hunting in the garden after enjoying the Easter puppet show. The class later planted some seeds in the garden during outside play time as part of Easter.

Children watching Easter puppet show.
Children planting seed on Easter day.

During last December school break, the management learnt about the Government scheme to encourage adults with disability to work from Eden Handicap Centre. The Social Welfare department offers a RM200 allowance for adults with disability who work. We decided to offer such a work opportunity at Nania from the beginning of the year.Ping Ping, who just finished her SPM has joined us as part time kitchen helper between 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 pm.daily.

One of the reasons Ping Ping is fine with doing housework chores at Nania was the children. She likes children. I am happy to see that the children have also accepted her with open hearts. It is good for children to meet different people as they grow up. They are also making Ping Ping’s first working experience and menial tasks [e.g. dish washing] a pleasant step in her own life development path.

For your information, we are looking for a new assistant teacher for the Japanese class. Teacher Jessica is leaving for further study. Let us know if you know someone interested in a kindergarten teacher career path.

Enclosed is the Sports/Family Day programme. The Penang Japanese School hall has a wood floor. Kindly prepare a pair of clean sport shoes for indoor use only for each family member. I look forward to see all of you on the Sports/Family Day.

Teacher Thian

Coming events

Kodomo-no-hi / Boys’ Day (5th May)

It is a Japanese custom for families with boys to put up the koinobori, or carp streamers, in their garden or on the roof on this day.  The koinobori  carps appear to be swimming vigorously against the current as they flatter in the wind.  It symbolizes boys should face and overcome their personal challenges with the same positive spirit.

At Nania, we celebrate this event on 3rd May 2006 The children will make akoinobori and a Samurai hat as part of their class activity and take them home on that day.

Koinobori carps

Bento [Lunch Box] picnic Day
Many children who experienced Bento Day last year are looking forward to it again. Some ‘complain’ that it’s too long to wait for just one Bento day a year. This year, we will have our Bento Day on the 25th May. Children will make ‘money’ during morning artistic activity time. They will then buy lunch boxes from ‘Aunty Janet’s Restaurant’ and enjoy a picnic in the garden, under the shade of course.

1st May 2006 (Monday) - Labour Day holiday
12th May 2006 (Friday) - Wesak Day holiday

Water play
We will cancel water play on 5th and 19th May for there are birthday celebrations for Japanese class children.

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