KOLEJ YAYASAN SAAD, MELAKA No. 5, October 2018
Inspirational Talk by YM Dr. Hj. Tengku Asmadi
Bin Tengku Mohamad (21 Sept 2018)
1) KYS 7th Musical Show - A KYS Adaption Descendants The Musical-
Matinee (13 Sept 2018)
2) KYS 7th Musical Show - A KYS Adaption Descendants The Musical-
Gala (14 September 2018)
3) Form One 2019 Entrance Test & Open Day (29 September 2018) 10
Kolej Yayasan Saad, Melaka: 19th Family Day (Session 3: Form 1 &
Form 5 (28 July 2018)
4) PT3 Written Test (1 October 2018)
5) KYS Roadshow: SK RPR Jalan Astana,Kuching,Sarawak (3
6) KYS Roadshow: SK Green Road, Kucing, Sarawak (3 September
7) High Table (3 September 2018)
8) KYS Roadshow: SK Anchi, Miri, Sarawak (4 September 2018)
9) KYS Roadshow: SK Jalan Bintang, Sarawak (4 September 2018)
10) Solat Hajat & Bacaan Yaasin PT3 & SPM 2018 (21 September 2018)
11) High Table Dinner with the Founder (10 October 2018)
12) KYS students & staff donation for Palu (16 October 2010)
13) Birthday Card to Tan Sri (19 October 2018)
14) ARP Skills at the Art Studio (20 October 2018)
15) Axiata Ax-Factor (20 October 2010)
16) ARP Form 2 Community Service (21 October 2018)
17) Coding Exhibition Day (26 October 2018)
18) College Committee Farewell Dinner (26 October 2018)
22) 2nd Melaka Clubs Karate Competition (28 October 2018)
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KYS News (September-October)
The Star Online
Nobel treat for science champs
Sunday, 30 Sep 2018
SCIENCE is more than calculations and scientific knowledge as the human element is just as vital.
This was Ong Kang Howe’s sentiments after clinching the National Science Challenge (NSC) 2018
Under the tutelage of his teacher Mohd Azlie Abdul Aziz, the Form Four student from SMK King
George V, Seremban and his teammates Krishnan Selvarajah and Yalini Arunasalam, beat three
other schools in the finals held at Universiti Malaya.
The annual National Science Challenge is organised by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
with the support of the ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia, to increase interest in Science,
Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) among secondary school students.
A deep understanding of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology subjects and the winning
school’s team spirit was displayed throughout the finals.
“The competition was tough, so I was happy when we were announced as the winners! When great
minds work together, great things will happen,” said Kang Howe who is an aspiring rocket scientist.
His passion for science made him leap at the opportunity to participate in the competition when his
teacher brought it to his attention.
Krishnan was overwhelmed with the judges decision.
“I couldn’t believe it at first. Having hands-on modules during a science camp we attended for the
competition was very helpful - we learned to apply science in our daily life,” he added.
Quivering from the excitement of it all, Yalini too, found the science camp the best part of her NSC
experience due to its hands-on modules.
A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits the teenagers - as champions, they will be flying to
Stockholm, Sweden to attend the Nobel Prize giving ceremony.
“I am excited with this opportunity,” Kang Howe shared.
Chief judge of the NSC 2018 Helen Nair commended the quality of student participants and the
standard of questions asked.
The judging process, she said, was rigorous and well-managed.
Stressing that more schools and teachers should encourage their students to attend and/or
participate in competitions like the NSC, the ASM fellow said: “Students will get the feeling that
science is exciting and they can benefit from it, and see the wider world rather than just (learn from)
Echoing the students’ sentiments on the level of difficulty of the questions was US Ambassador to
Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir.
“I was able to answer just one question!”
Proud of the four teams’ performance, Lakhdhir said their presentation touched on the element of
humanity “that science needs to bring and the benefits we need, to have a better world”.
“I hope you will come home and take the experiences you had, not just in science and technology,
but also in culture and seeing a different world, and bring it back to the benefit of Malaysia and to
“I also support STEAM which adds in the arts, as scientists need creativity, inspiration and to think
in very different ways.
“They need to think about what they create and how it contributes to a better world; there are ethics
and morality in science,” she added.
Second place winners MRSM Tun Abdul Razak, Pahang, were awarded with a cultural exchange
programme on STEM to the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, sponsored by the US Embassy in
The third and fourth place winners, Kolej Yayasan Saad, Melaka and a wild card team from Kedah
respectively, will get the opportunity to travel to Japan next year for a week-long study visit under
the Sakura Exchange Programme, fully funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency
First, second, third and fourth place winners won certificates of recognition each and cash prizes of
RM1,500, 1,200, RM900 and RM600 respectively.
A new concept introduced in the NSC 2018, the fourth place winners were a combination of three
Congratulating the winners, Prof Asma who is also Universiti Sains Malaysia vice-chancellor, said it
is vital to start nurturing talents by cultivating the younger generation’s interest in STEM.
“ASM has organised the NSC since 1999 to serve as a platform to nurture scientific minds and
interest in STEM among the younger generation.
“It is hoped that the study visits will provide valuable experiences to the winners and also broaden
their horizon on the current science and technology development,” she said.
A sufficient pool of talent in STEM education is necessary in order for the country to thrive and play
an important role in the fourth industrial revolution, said Deputy Energy, Technology, Science,
Climate Change and Environment Minister Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis.
Also present at the event were JST Singapore office director Masaki Sato and ExxonMobil
Subsidiaries in Malaysia president and chairman Edward E. Graham.
Everyone should discover the love for charity and what it feels like to give back to the society at least once in their lives
writes Ferhad Ataillah, 17, of Kolej Yayasan Melaka
New Straits Times
25 Sep 2018
“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love”. This quote by Mother Teresa proves that
even the smallest acts of kindness done with a huge amount of compassion can make a big difference.
Why did I specifically choose this quote? Over the recent holidays, I had discovered an activity that I truly love and am
extremely passionate about, which is doing charity.
Sooner or later in life, we will realise that not everyone has the same privilege as we do. Having clothes to wear, clean
water to drink, roof for shelter and free education are the things we should not take for granted. This realisation has led
me into believing that charity, be it a small act of kindness such as helping a blind man to cross a road or something
more extraordinary like opening a school for the underprivileged can all bring positivity in society.
Whilst distributing old clothes and books at a free market to help the flood victims in Trong, Perak, I realised that most
of the humanitarians were adults. I personally believe this largely reflects our nation’s youths and their lack of
involvement in community service. Before we dive in further regarding this issue, let us discuss on what makes charity
the ‘hot potato’ of today’s society.
As an avid sports fan, my daily activities include catching up on my favourite athletes and teams. Two athletes whom I
personally admire are Rafael Nadal and LeBron James. Not only are both of them outstanding in their respective fields of
sports, they also have one thing in common which is their thorough and continuous involvement in charity.
Rafael Nadal, hailed as the ‘King of Clay’ in modern tennis, has done his bit by establishing the Rafa Nadal Foundation
back in 2008. This foundation helps socially disadvantaged children from all walks of life in order to flourish as human
beings who can give back to the society.
Meanwhile, LeBron James has gone one step further, with the launch of his ‘I Promise’ school in his hometown – Akron,
Ohio – in the US. The school is an effort pioneered by the basketball superstar himself in hopes of nurturing a better
future for students in Akron.
These two acts of charity though are based on one common denominator – developing the passion for education through
sports. This clearly proves that with the right intentions, whatever passion you have can turn into an act of charity.
In my school – Kolej Yayasan Saad – we are like one big family. We are always ready to lend a helping hand to our
brothers and sisters who are in need. We are engaged in acts of charity within the school grounds and in the outside
An amazing programme which has helped my friends and I develop our love for charity is the Axiata Young Talent
Programme. This programme has definitely spearheaded my interest for charity as it aims to bring out the best in
students and develop future leaders of the industry. What is a leader if he or she doesn’t give back to the community?
One particular event that I enjoyed was a trip to an Orang Asli settlement in Perak. We were given the opportunity to
interact with the locals, as well as raising funds and collecting old clothes, books and toys to be donated to the Orang
Asli. A problem that we managed to troubleshoot and find a solution to was the absence of electricity in their homes. We
set up mini solar panels on the roofs of their houses and installed light bulbs in their homes.
From my perspective, everyone can benefit from a simple act of charity. You don’t necessarily have to be a doctor to
save someone’s life, or even a clown to put a smile on people’s faces. It only takes a small act of kindness to lighten up
However, the satisfaction is unimaginable. We tend to forget how lucky we are to be able to carry out our daily lives in a
peaceful society without the disruption of war and discrimination where everyone is united under one flag – Jalur
Let the spirit of freedom and nationalism bring us together into giving back to the society. This small step taken by the
leaders of tomorrow can soon steer our country to greater heights.
Let’s work together in achieving this goal and let charity be the tool that unites all Malaysians once and for all.
“You don’t necessarily have to be a doctor to save someone’s life, or even a clown to put a smile on people’s faces.”
News Papers Index on Education (September-October)
1. SEMINAR PEDAGOGI ABAD 21 BANTU GURU LEBIH KREATIF
in UTUSAN MALAYSIA, dated; 26 SEPTEMBER 2018.
2. UM RISES IN WORLD RANKING in THE STAR, dated; 27 SEPTEMBER
3. UM IMPROVES RANKING IN WORLD’S BEST VARSITIES LIST
in NEW STRAITS TIMES, dated; 28 SEPTEMBER 2018.
4. LESS WORK, MORE TEACHING BY TEACHERS in NEW STRAITS
TIMES dated; 03 OCTOBER 2018.
5. COMMITEE TO STUDY EDUCATION POLICIES in NEW STRAITS
TIMES dated; 19 OCTOBER 2018.
6. MASZLEE: FINLAND READY TO SEND EDUCATION EXPERTS TO
MALAYSIA in NEW STRAITS TIMES dated; 19 OCTOBER 2018.
7. M’SIAN VARSITIES EXCEL AGAIN in THE STAR dated; 24 OCTOBER
8. UM CONTINUES TO CLIMB HIGHER IN WORLD VARSITY RANKINGS
THE STAR dated; 25 OCTOBER 2018.
9. UTP CATAT SEJARAH LONJAK KEDUDUKAN KE-99 in BERITA
HARIAN dated; 25 OCTOBER 2018.
10. 5 UA DALAM KELOMPOK 50 UNIVERSITI TERBAIK ASIA in BERITA
HARIAN dated; 25 OCTOBER 2018.
11. DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS FOR SCHOOLS SOON in THE STAR
dated; 27 OCTOBER 2018.
Readers of the Month/ Nilam Programme (Sept - Oct 2018)
No Name Form Total of book
1. Razman Furqanul Zakirin 1Rajin 2 books
No Name Form Total of book
1. Dhiya Farhanah 3Ikhlas 7 book
Photo Album & Diary (September- October)
KYS 7th Musical Show: A KYS Adaption; Descendants the Musical-
Matinee (13 Sept 2018)
KYS 7th Musical Show: A KYS Adaption; Descendants the Music
Gala (14 September 2018)
Form One 2019 Entrance Test & Open Day (29 September 2018)
PT3 Written Test (1 October 2018)
2nd Form 1 Entrance Exam 2018 (6 October 2018)
Form 5: Axiata Young Talent Programme (AYTP) Graduation Day (16
4th Inter House Mini Aquathlon Race (27 October 2018)
KYS Roadshow: SK RPR Jalan Astana,Kuching,Sarawak (3
KYS Roadshow: SK Green Road, Kucing, Sarawak (3 September
KYS Roadshow: SK Anchi, Miri, Sarawak (4 September 2018)
KYS Roadshow: SK Jalan Bintang; Miri, Sarawak (4 September 2018)
Solat Hajat & Bacaan Yaasin PT3 & SPM 2018 (21 September 2018)
High Table Dinner with the Founder (10 October 2018)
KYS students & staff donation for Palu, Indonesia (16 October 2018)
Birthday Card to Tan Sri (19 October 2018)
ARP Skills at the Art Studio (20 October 2018)
Axiata Tower (20 October 2010)
ARP F2 Community Service (21 October 2018)
Coding Exhibition Day (26 October 2018)
College Commitee Farewell Dinner (26 October 2018)
2nd Melaka Clubs Karate Competition (28 October 2018)