Fugee School’s new 2019-2020 Term Year
Fugee School opened its doors to at least 200 students, most of them aged 4-18, hailing from 10 different countries. The school began with an orientation week to run placement tests to identify students’ level and needs to assess study hours tailored to each student throughout the semester.
Running out-of-class activities such as assemblies and competitions in a regular school day to positively reinforce good discipline and behavior are ongoing. In reducing and eliminating truancy, Fugee School managed to enable self-awareness of attendance in weekly school assemblies.
Above all else, the school deployed a ‘Bridging the Gap’ program, a continuous assessment for teachers to recognize pressing learning needs and address them right away.
3-Way Conference: Parents x Students x Teachers
Split into informal and formal meetings, parents frequent the school every other week and discuss with Fugee School teachers the fundamentals of school programs and their children’s progress. These are informal meetings, the purpose of which is to ensure Fugee School’s short-term and long-term aims are communicated to the community to counter a clash of cultural values and principles. Managing expectations is a core part of Fugee School’s agenda when it comes to establishing positive relationships with parents. In order to improve students’ academic progress, communicating the importance of allocating study hours at home and completing homework on time to parents entailed favorable outcomes. The latest report indicates that attendance, to school and in every extra-curricular activity, has been well-fortified.
Formal meetings, on the other hand, are organized in a parent-teacher day at the end of every term where report cards, student achievement ceremonies and a review of the semester are presented.
Scoring Goals with Grit Ed.
As part of Grit Education, 26 students - boys and girls - participated in the Faisal Cup, a football tournament designed for underprivileged children in the summer of 2019. The boys team took away the silver trophy after reaching the finals in the under 18 category.
As for the girls team, their feat was reaching the semi-finals round for the first time since their initial participation a few years ago. Their vision for 2020 is to not only win the tournaments, but to take part in practice rounds and exercises with other teams such as the local Malaysian community to exchange vital playing skills.
#SaveTheEarth October with kids
In a first, grade 4 students inaugurated an initiative to commemorate the month of October with the theme of eco-friendliness. Stemming from a science course, students, on the helm of assemblies, presented in speeches and simulations the problems and solutions to specific local issues such as, the plastic pollution, the #BYOB and recycling campaigns. They collected data on environmental issues in Malaysia and came up with school-targeted approaches, including parents, to do away with plastic lunch boxes and use silverware at the school.