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Showing posts with label Garden International School. Show all posts
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31 January 2012 was Pink Day at the Garden International School (GIS) in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and everyone at GIS men, women and students were all in PINK!!! and so was I. The Pink T' shirt is on sale around school on 30th and 31st January 2012. The Pink Day was organised in conjunction with World Cancer Day on 4th February.

In support to the GIS Pink Day, Aaraf Armin, Nawal Aini and me was in the PINK Tee bearing the pink-day logo that was designed by GIS talented students for two consecutive days.

We will also wear the Pink Tee on 12th February 2012 at TTDI for the Pink Walk ‘Arielle’s Walk’. This walk is in memory of a member of the GIS community who sadly lost her fight with Breast Cancer last year. The walk will begin at 8:30am and everybody are invited to participate, be healthy and show your support at this family event (Stay Tuned for more details).


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When in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and other part of the world played water on SONGKRAN festival, Year-3 and Year 4 students at the GARDEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL played sport games on its annual sports day that was held on 13 April 2011.

There were at least 300 students from year 3 and 4 that participated to win the pre-prepared 8 SPORTS games. Out of the 8 games, Aaraf Armin won 1st place for the Longest Throw and 3rd placing for Tripple Jump Basket Ball.

Ms Carlie Bassett, having seen the Canon G11 kick ass camera that Nawal Aini Zulkifli was holding requested for her to be the voluntary official photographer for class 3W. Ms Carlie Bassett is Aaraf Armin's class teacher. This blog is the result of paparazzi Nawal Aini Zulkifli's hard work in photo-shooting.

See the pictures for yourself. The kids just love playing sports.


Garden International School charted another record with organising a funtabulous singing competition ala American idol having launched the first GIS PRIMARY POP IDOL in conjunction with the International Week to end the semester before the Easter break.

It was the first Pop Idol, singing competition since inception in 1951. A total of 84 students registered for the Singing Competition and the shortlisting for semi-finalist and finalist has been ongoing for the whole month. There were various criteria to shortlist the semi-finalists and finalists. Today, 7 April 2011, is D-day to vote for the winner!!! 

A few weeks ago, the three best friends Aaraf Armin, Jishern Yuen and Sumhaer went to the GIS Office and registered themselves for the competition without even discussing with the parents. We are very proud to see our 8-9 years old children making their own decision and choosing their own interest without our intervention and of course, we are very supportive and further encourage them. From the 85 students competing, 8 were selected (or was it voted) to the Finals. There will be three winners from the 8 finalists, the Grand Hall was prepared to receive students and guests.


To end the term for the Easter break, Garden International School Year-3 students held an annual concert where Aaraf Armin played one of the main character. According to his class teacher, Aaraf Armin was chosen because he is a good speaker.

The concert titled: the "RIVER OF LIFE" was held on 1st April 2011 and I rescheduled my appointment in Cambodia to attend the memorable event. The concert started at 11am and my resecheduled flight was at 3:00pm. Obviously, I was not just an audience but the cameraman too!! PAPARAZZI!!!

Aaraf's beloved grandmother Tok Ibu too was there to see Aaraf and the darling cute auntie Chik!!!! 

Aaraf's 7th Birthday party @ Kiara Club


Aaraf turned 7 on the 10th December 2009 and celebrated his birthday on 13 December 2009 at the Kiara Super Bowl located at the 1st floor, Sports Complex, Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort.

The Birthday theme was Red & Black and Bowling competition. To celebrate King Pin Aaraf's birthday, we had the bowling center closed for Aaraf & friends ala Bowling Championship.

Aaraf had the pleasure of 60 friends from his Garden International school classmates, his friends from other classes and relatives... namely, Jishern, Sumhaer, Naeem Lais, Hadif, Kasih Leia Ixora, Kasih Iris Leona Alia, Aqilah, Aneeta, Soraya, Fatinah, Lisa, Afeena, Reanna, Yasmeen, Andika Rees Pahamin, Rafel Zicry Onn, Afiq, Amir, Aidan, Caitlyn, Catia, Iyesha, Maya, Vicky, Faizan, Daniel, Aadesh, Kento, Luc, Adib, Aiman, Dinesh, Akif, Farhan, Adam, Iwan, Emree, Aliff, Hariz, Alisa, Humaira, Huwaida, Huriya, Kyra, Safiya, Raisa, Raiqa, Matin, Nadine, Afrina, Rayyan, Innarah, Ayesha, Brandon and Raina.

The boys are all in custom made black T shirt and the girl bowlers are in Red with a printed wordings as follows:

These lady bowlers were disqualified before competition for exceeding the AGE-LIMIT!!

The party began with the Bowling Championship..........

Abu Lais Walli Mohamed chatting with Dato Seri Omar Ahmad

and finally the birthday boy bowled and... just like his Dad, very stylo......

There were 5 awards for the bowling competitions. First, the best boy bowler then the best girl bowler Champion and the top three best group score.

The award presentation was by Aaraf's Grand Dad, Tok Pok...

The Best boy Bowler and the best Girl Bowler were the brother & Sister Haris & Aqilah whom both scored 91 points each.

The second-runner up posed with the Birthday boy

The First-runner up posing with the Birthday Boy

and the Champion group was:

The CHAMPION GROUP posing with the Birthday Boy...

There is also the best supporting Personality award that goes to....

Tok Aunty Umie!!!

After the award presentation, everybody gathered for the cake-cutting.......................

Aaraf 7th Birthday Cake... shaped as a bowling alley

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Aaraf, Happy Birthday to you............

Aaraf.. the 3rd generation Pahamins... with all Pahamins except for Melor, Dr Teratai, Azhar, Rhiza & Wawa

Aaraf with some of his Garden International School Classmates

One Small Happy Family......

The Party packs for all Aaraf's friends.............

Finally, Aaraf would like to give a BIG KISS & THANK YOU to everybody that help out to make my party a success. In particular, special thank you to...

a) Mummy for the months of planning and organising my party
b) Daddy for paying the bills and all mummy's party shopping list
c) Aunty Anita Ahmad for helping Mummy
d) Tok Pok for giving out the award to the winning bowlers
e) Mama Tok for the sleepless night helping mummy
f) Aunty Long for being the Master of Ceremony
g) Tok pok & Tok Ibu for the latest Sony Viao notebook
g) Everybody for the room full of gifts and presents

Love you loads and don't forget my birthday next year on 10 December...
I accept any belated and/or advance presents.

Aaraf Armin


Garden International School Sports day 2009

Garden International School Sports Day 20 May 2009

GIS organised the school annual sports day marking the ending of the semester and education year. I attended the Garden International School (GIS) Sports day on 20 May 2009 as part of my new year resolution to be more involved with society :-) I arrived at the GIS early at 7:45am. The traffic entering the school was bad but it was well-managed by the School security guards. .

The school was strictly guarded but authorised guests and parent were given a permanent pass that allows them to enter and leave the school compound anytime at their convenient which was in contrast to Sri KDU. Sri KDU restricted ALL visitors and even parent from entering the school compound. At GIS, parents are encourage to be at school. Their guards enforced it strictly ala police and had at times offended many visitors and parent. Security guards, teachers and staff at GIS scored A1 for public relation. Everybody are so friendly and cheerful. I walked to the bistro-like canteen and saw the wide varieties of food choices but i had a plateful of yummilicious hot nasi lemak.

The canteen that broke my no-carbo diet.....

The Sports day began with speech & briefing.. but it was an enjoyable briefing and not one of those boring reminders, reprimands and warnings that usually left guests, parent and students endlessly yawning. The Students, though young, were all so hyper and active impatiently awaited the games prepared for the sports day. The students were divided into 4 teams segregated by different colours, namely blue, red, yellow and green.

So discipline and well mannered listening to the Sports day briefing

There were 7 games prepared for the carnival and students were further divided into a team of three.

Attending the GIS reminded me of my childhood when i was at 3 different primary schools between standard 1 to standard 6. I was at SRK Sultan Ismail 1 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan from standard 1 to standard 2, SRK Iskandar at Alor Star, Kedah for Standard 3 to Standard 5 and finally studied Standard 6 and completed primary school at SRK Kampung Tunku, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. i did not attend 3 schools because i was kicked-out but i change school when my father was transferred from to various states by the government of Malaysia. The government make full use of my father whom was a loyal civil servants until his service was no longer required as he turned 55, 8 years ago.

I had a great time at all the three different schools but that was primary school.. Secondary school ? teens... was better..!!! i was living life to the fullest. Today's event, being closer to society and going to school functions reminded me to always be young.. :-D Those were the days when recession, inflation or elections meant nothing. It was better than attending Proton and various other functions that were surrounded by OLDER and more serious CIRCLES ahaks.. ;-)

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