Friday, March 30, 2012

Hello.... Benalla College, Australia..

recent photo on Feb 16th 2012.
From Wikipedia:
Benalla College is a state secondary college located in the regional town of Benalla which is located on the Hume Highway in central Victoria, on the Melbourne to Sydney Highway, 180 km north-north-east of Melbourne. It was one of the first high schools established in Victoria by the government.
Benalla College has two campuses: the Faithfull Campus and the Dunlop Campus. The Faithfull campus houses the students from Years 7 - 10 and is located on the site of the former Benalla Technical College. The main office and administration activities occur on the Faithfull campus. The VCE campus, known as the Dunlop Campus, is named after Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, and is located at the former Benalla High School site on Barkly Street.
The School was founded in 1912 as Benalla High School. In 1994 it amalgamated with the Benalla Technical School to form Benalla Secondary College. Later, it was renamed Benalla College.
 map to Benalla
Welcome to the Benalla College website.  We are a dual-campus secondary school, catering for students from Years Seven to Twelve.  Year Seven to Ten students undertake most of their learning on the Faithfull Campus while Year Eleven and Twelve students are based at the Dunlop Campus.  We also have a school camp nestled on the banks of Lake Nillahcootie.
Our 550 students undertake many and varied learning programs.  On any given day the students will be in our hairdressing salon or kitchens, out of school on vocational learning programs and camps, undertaking experiments in the science laboratories, creating artwork or music, competing in sporting events and more. 
Benalla College is part of an Education Regeneration project which will see ourselves, along with the three state primary schools in Benalla, become One Learning Community in 2013.  We already work closely to ensure a high-quality and seamless education for young people from Prep to Year Twelve.  Our aim is to increase and improve the opportunities for babies and toddlers prior to school entry, and well beyond the school years.  A firm of architects is currently working with all four schools to masterplan the picture of what education will look like for the future in Benalla.
Enjoy looking through our website, and please contact us for any further information.  We are very proud of our school and look forward to discussing any of our programs with you.

Faithfull Campus Years 7 - 10
Faithfull Street, Benalla, Victoria, 3672

Telephone: 0357612777
Absence Hotline: 0357612810
Facsimile: 0357624076
Dunlop Campus Years 11-12
Barkly Street, Benalla, Victoria, 3672

Telephone: 0357612888
Absence Hotline: 0357612810
Facsimile: 0357625276

Some photos:
 Aerial view of Benalla
 one street town of Benalla
 Benalla College performing..
 school activities..
 outdoor activities..
 year 12 VCAL students.
 cultural programme
swimming activities

If everything goes well according to schedule, 12 students and 5 teachers of SMK Derma will be in Benalla College, Australia soon....
Have a nice day...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Visitors From Bangkok, Thailand...

The two beautiful ladies from Bangkok.
Today, two representatives from Bangkok, Thailand, came to SMK Derma to discuss a collaboration programme between SMK Derma and a combination of three schools from Bangkok.
The students and teachers of these three Bangkok schools will come to SMK Derma on the 10th of May, 2012, enroute their Malaysian tour to Kuala Lumpur.
The two ladies took a tour of SMK Derma this morning and finalised their meeting with our school representatives by noon and then headed straight to Kuala Lumpur to finalised their Malaysian Tour programme.

So, Dermarians - we will be getting yet another group of visitors from Thailand, this time from 3 Bangkok schools... Just be prepared - Thursday, 10th of May, 2012.
Have a nice day...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kangar's Night Market - 28th March 2012.

Kangar's Night Market.
The new site of the night market in Kangar must be the longest in Malaysia... It must be about a kilometer long, from one end to the other. No joke, come and see it for yourself..
But, nevertheless, it's enjoyable to see all the goodies available...
it's very long - about a kilometer
the best fried rice in town..
 Kangar's murtabak..
 Kangar's Pasembor..
 Thai soup noodles..
 chicken rice..
 KFC - Kangar's Fried Chicken..., he, he..
 buns and burgers..
 Yong Tau Foo..
 RM1 drinks..
 women's accessories..
kid's stuff...
and... DERMA students with cameras...

Have a nice day....

Mamu Penang Came to Derma

Solo "Tour Malaysia" runner, Mamu Penang, stopped over at SMK Derma today - to give a motivational talk to Derma students this morning. An ex-army, he is 53 years old.
Mamu Penang started his Malaysian Tour solo run last 31st December, 2011 - from Butterworth, Penang. He arrived from Terengganu yesterday evening and will be in Perlis for a couple of days - before going to Kedah..

Have a nice day...

Monday, March 26, 2012

TIGER wins his 72nd PGA Tour Title..

Tiger Woods is back in the winner’s circle on the PGA TOUR, taking the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the seventh time. It’s his 72nd TOUR win overall.
After 923 winless days, injured and in search of the golf game that appeared to have deserted him, he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill by five strokes, posting rounds of  69, 65, 71 and 70 for a 13-under total of 275.

Bravo Tiger... It's the Masters next !!

Have a nice day...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Storm Havoc in Kangar, Perlis...

It took just a few minutes, and Kangar was hit by a storm at around 4.30pm local time today.
A lot of trees were uprooted and roofs of several buildings were damaged.
SMK Derma was not spared  too - with several minor damages to its buildings.
the Badminton Hall..
 trees fell...
 blocking several roads..
 big trees got uprooted too..
 the road to SMK Derma..
 tables blown away in SMK Derma
 roofs damaged..
 several classes affected..
doors of the school hall smashed..
 they came to see their school...

Have a nice day...

Koay Hao Sheng - Under 14 Asian Champ.

Congratulations KOAY HAO SHENG - SMK Derma's Form 2 student - for becoming an Asian Singles and  Doubles champion in the recent Penang Asian Open Tennis championship.
Full details in the NST today:
25 March 2012

TENNIS: Memorable double for Hao Sheng

KOAY Hao Sheng was Malaysia's saviour in the Penang Asian Under-14 tennis championships yesterday, clinching the singles title and then partnering Singaporean Foo Sherwin for the doubles crown.

Hao Sheng, who is ranked ninth by the Asian Tennis Federation, defeated Taiwan's Yu Hua-Chen 6-3, 6-3 at the Penang Sports Club Tennis Complex in George Town.
The Perlis lad, who won back-to-back titles at the Penang Open International Junior age-group championships and the Perlis Open International Junior age-group championship in Nov, was in his element as he made short work of his opponent.
Hao Sheng later partnered Sherwin to thrash the Malaysian pair of Talhah Mohamad Rahiz- Sheikh Ameer Sheikh Ahmad 6-2, 6-2.
The 14-year-old SMK Derma student said it was the first time he had partnered Sherwin, which only happened after a request from the latter via Facebook.
"I am really happy as I have never won an ATF title, although I won both the singles and doubles titles at the International Tennis Federation Group 2 championship in Vietnam earlier this year."
RESULTS (all finals) -- 
Boys Singles: Koay Hao Sheng (Mas) bt Yu Hua-Chen (Tai) 6-3, 6-3; 
Doubles: Koay Hao Sheng-Foo Sherwin (Mas-Sin) bt Talhah Mohamad Rahiz-Sheikh Ameer Sheikh Ahmad (Mas) 6-2, 6-2; 
Girls Singles: Cho I-Hsuan (Tai) bt Aulana Shevita (Ina) 6-0, 6-2; 
Doubles: Kaaviya Balasubramaniam-Aulana Shevita (Ind-Ina) bt Shamira Azzahra Shamira-Shafira Irania (Ina) 6-4, 6-3. By K. Kandiah

Congratulations and Thank You for carrying SMK Derma's name outside of Malaysia, Hao Sheng. Let the whole world know who we are....

Have a nice day...

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Student Tourism Programme..

I just got back from a meeting with the Malaysian Tourism Ministry officers held at Seri Malaysia Hotel, here in Kangar.
It was about a programme called the 3P (Program Pelancongan Pelajar). It's about bringing tourism into students - or shall I say, using students to promote tourism. It's not a bad idea if you think the positive side of the programme.
Students do travel a lot - taking part in activities held by schools and other agencies. With today's IT, with Blogs and Facebook - it's a growing trend where students post photos and write down their experiences in their Blogs and Facebook accounts. By doing so, the students are actually promoting the places they visited. This is where tourism comes in...
So, the Ministry of Tourism came up with the idea of  having Tourism Clubs in schools. I think it's a good idea...
The 3P programme will be launched soon..
held in Seri Malaysia Hotel.
 the officers from the Ministry of Tourism
 school representatives listening to the briefing..
 Briefing done by Mr. Ku Abdul Jalil of Sultanah Asma School.

Meeting over after 1 hour...
Have a nice day...