Kuching (Sarawak), Thursday, 4 February 2016 – The students who starred in Tunku Putra School’s (TPS) heralded performance of Disney’s ‘Aladdin Jr’, which dazzled the audiences in August 2015, are celebrating outstanding IGCSE results. Karen Kim, who enchanted the audience with portrayal of Genie was amongst the highest achievers with seven A* and A grades, closely followed by Rebecca Topping (Aladdin) with six.
Congratulations are also accorded to Joel Kueh as the highest achieving student of the year group with seven A* and A grades at IGCSE level and an A grade in A/S level Mandarin.
Overall students performed well, with 88% of the Year Eleven students achieving five or more A* – C grades, the standard recognised as automatically allowing students to proceed to higher education.
Six current Year Eleven students are also delighted with their success in achieving A* grades in English (3), Mathematics (2) and Bahasa Malaysia (1) a year early.
Joel and Rebecca, along with seven of their fellow students were also rewarded for six months’ of challenge and meeting demanding targets in chosen skill and physical performance and contributing to the community with the Bronze Level Certificate of the International Award (formerly known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award). Now offered as part of the Enrichment Curriculum Programme, the International Award, recognised as one of the world’s leading initiatives for young people, enables students aged between fourteen and twenty-five to learn practical skills that are valuable to their personal and professional development.
TPS is likewise pleased to put on record the academic success of National Primary Six students in the 2015 Primary School Assessment Test (UPSR) registering a School Average Grade or G.P.S. is 1.47 against a Sarawak State G.P.S. of 2.48. Likewise, we are very pleased to note that our Form Three students achieved 100% pass in English, Mathematics, Science, Islamic Studies, History, Geography, Living Skills (KHB), Chinese Language and 94.1% in Malay Language in the Form Three (PT3) 2015 examinations.
Noteworthy success is similarly recorded by Alden Ong from National Primary Three (2015) for achieving third position in the recently held Malaysia International Mathematics Olympiad Competition (MIMO) 2015, which took place in Selangor.
“Our belief that every student is a unique individual who can be helped to achieve their potential in all areas of academic, social, emotional, moral, spiritual and physical development is reflected in the range of successes that we are able to share with you”, commented the Principal.
“We are delighted with the academic achievements of our students throughout the School,” she continued; “they are committed to their studies and consistently strive to improve on their previous best, supported and encouraged by committed and capable teachers in a nurturing educational environment.”