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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Posted by Honsbridge / comments (0)


The atmosphere was lit at Honsbridge. Lit, noisy and tons of fun. That’s because the school had a charity fundraiser on that day. Honsbridge students & teachers, or Honnets, for short, were involved in lots of activities, games and food, mainly a creative flag competition and a soda stall serving lemonade & Infusion (you should’ve tried Infusion, it had a great mix of lemonade & grape!). The action picks up as the Honnets moved the fundraiser to the front door of the school. Loud music, cakes, cookies and tanks of lemonade & Infusion were involved. Proceeds from the charity will be donated to National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia.

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On the other side of Dataran Sunway, at Sunway Giza, our other fellow Honnets, including acting Principal Alistair and marketing guy Alston, are busy raising awareness of Honsbridge’s educational benefits to passing Giza shoppers.
Both events coincide with the upcoming Merdeka celebrations, as they create unity among Honnets of varying races & ages from all over Honsbridge.

MOONCAKES OVER HONSBRIDGE

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 / Posted by Zaki@Honsbridge / comments (0)

 


Lantern making competition happened this week as the Honnets compete in making lanterns in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival, aka the Mooncake Festival. Lanterns and mooncakes are part of the Mid-Autumn Festival since centuries ago, that began in ancient China.

The term ‘Mid-Autumn’ first appeared in the book the Rites of Zhou but as a time and season. It became a popular festival during the Tang Dynasty as people use the occasion to celebrate the bountiful harvest and to worship the moon.

Legend has it that Chang’E, the Goddess of the Moon was once the wife of the great archer, Hou Yi, who shot down nine suns with his arrows to save China and spared one sun to gave light. Chang’E became Goddess after she swallowed an elixir of immortality, flew to and lived on the moon. Hou Yi missed his wife so much that offered her favourite fruits and cakes as offerings to the moon. Soon, people who were sympathetic with Hou Yi, joined him to give offerings to Chang’E and from there begun the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The Mid-Autumn Festivals isn’t complete without the delicious mooncakes. Everybody and his mom know why mooncakes are favoured during the Mid-Autumn Festival. But for those who aren’t in the know, the story of mooncakes began with the Mongol rule. During the Yuan Dynasty, Mongols have taken over China. The Han revolutionaries planned to overthrow the Mongols by sending secret messages to the people all over China by hiding them in mooncakes. The messages told the people to rebel against the Mongols on the Mid-Autumn Day. The people got the mooncakes, got the message and soon revolt. From then on, mooncakes became the celebrated cakes of China, and later the world over.
The Mid-Autumn Festival isn’t just celebrated by the Chinese from all over; it’s also celebrated by the Vietnamese. The Vietnamese festival is considered the happiest time for children, as in the early days, parents who harvest for living and have no time for their children, make full use of the festival to spend more time with the children. The Vietnamese celebrate the festival by worshipping the Earth, take part in lion dances and of course, carrying lanterns.
Which we transitioned back to the Honnets who are busy creating the lanterns.

Here we see the Honnets busy at making the most creative lanterns possible;


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The Honnets created the lanterns in various designs;
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be it the traditional Chinese lantern or
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Something cosmic or


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just plain creative.


Eventually, the honor goes to Team Hulks, who won the competition with this unique, avant-garde Origami Bird’s Nest Lantern


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Just your regular, average Honnets goofing around


The lantern-making competition aims to not only promote the Mid-Autumn Festival but also to inspire teamwork and unity among the Honnets; plus it’s fun!

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Team lunch @ ampang - Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant

Friday, August 26, 2016 / Posted by Honsbridge / comments (0)


On the first Friday in August 2016, the entire team of Honsbridge including the teachers and principals went for lunch at the Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant hidden deep within Hulu Langat, Ampang.  Getting there is tricky as the staff navigate their cars through traffic jams, unfamiliar locations and bumpy, hilly roads to the restaurant. But once we get there, we were greeted by a large man-made lake surrounded by farms deep within the valley. The main restaurant is right next to the lake. As walked inside the restaurant to be seated, we passed by stalls of fresh vegetables, seafood and rows of aquariums. Right across from the seat, there’s a floating stage where entertainers would row the boat across the lake to perform there. So far no one’s performing, so we get to enjoy our lunch in peace.
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And what peaceful place! We heard that the place did crowded at certain time, mostly on weekend evenings. For now though, we were swayed by the serenity of the lake and farm as we wait for our food to arrive.
A little history. The restaurant was founded few years ago by a father and son duo, Eugene & William Ng.  Formerly in the construction business, the part of eight acres of land of what will become the Veg Fish Farm was used for earth works and heavy equipment, as well as to park their rented cars there. With a lot of excess land left, they used the land to grow a vegetable farm and make business by selling them to Selayang market.
Meanwhile, the Ngs hired Thai staff for help. Some of the Thai staff cooked for themselves. The Ngs tasted their cooking and found them delicious. With the Thais’ cooking and owning a vegetable farm, along with importing fish and other aquatic creatures like crabs & prawn from other countries and raise them for seafood, the Ngs decided to open a restaurant.
But enough history. The teachers ordered a variety of food along rice such as the salted egg squid, grilled squid etc.
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After the large scrumptious meal and few minutes of rest, Mr. Dom, took his time to take pictures of the Honsbrigade (the teacher & staff) and the farm & lake next to the restaurant.
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After a long, bumpy journey, we were finally back at Honsbridge school. It was the most awesome meal and some of the teachers hoped to return back to Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant again by Uber. Maybe for another round, but this time with family.

Honsbridge (Malaysia) & Pembrokeshire (Britain) offer A Level Twinning Program

Monday, December 23, 2013 / Posted by Honsbridge / comments (0)

Dear Avid Readers,

When you are interested to learn more about the A Level Twinning program offered by Honsbridge Academy and Pembrokeshire College,  why not attend the coming Information Day herein. You are invited to RSVP here to attend the FREE event. We regret to inform that only attendees who have prior RSVP are admitted to the event.

Date: 18 (Mon) Jan 2014
Time: 10am -12pm
Venue: Honsbridge Academy, No. 20-1, Jalan PJU 5/7
Dataran Sunway, 47810 Selangor Malaysia
Attendee: All SPM graduates, IGCSE/ O Level graduates who wish to achieve AS Level in Malaysia and A2 Level in Britain.

Last but not the least, thank you for your support at the launch of the O Level Challenge Competition & the A Level Twinning Program by the Honsbridge Academy and Pembrokeshire College Team on the 14 & 15 Dec 2013 in KLCC.

For more information, feel free to contact the team on 1700 808 188 (Alicia, Dominic, David in Malaysia) or 00 44 7971 123464 (Hayley Williams in Britain and visit http://www.pembrokeshire.ac.uk/)

As Christmas is just 2 sleeps away, here is wishing you and family very happy holidays and a blessed festive celebration.

For Honsbridge, we celebrated Christmas on the 30 Nov with " All in the spirit of giving".

Emma for Honsbridge

For photos - simply click here

Honsbridge Friend to Friend Promotion Sep - Nov 2014

Thursday, September 19, 2013 / Posted by Honsbridge / comments (0)


Friend to friend 2013
Dear Honsbridge Parents and Students,

Thank you so much for the support and kind word of mouth. Here is special tribute in recognition of your recommendation and good faith. We have increased the referral fees to RM300 for the month of September to November 2013.

From feedback of prospective parents, Honsbridge is well known for the strong reputation of  Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Results since the G1 has graduated in May 2010 to the most recent  G7 class of graduates.
Our consistent excellent results are all thanks to our dedicated teachers and hard work put together by our students.

Honsbridge family is in fact most proud of our conducive learning environment whereby our students team up from diverse background and nationalities.

As Honsbridge's expatriate English HOD, Mr David also added, "Honsbridge students benefit from excellent training on World Scholar's Cup in 2011 2012 and more 2012 which rolled into 2013 & Emphasis on Grammar along with strong tradition of Sporting ECA in 2012 and 2013- Honsbridge is a FIVE STAR EDUCATION."

I extend my deepest appreciation to all my parents and students for the support. Here is inviting you to have a look at the the  referral poster and Information Workshop Invitation by clicking the pdf below.
Thank you and we look forward to meeting prospective parents at our " Be an O Level Student for a Day Workshop" which will be held on the 21 Sep, 28 Sep and the 5 Oct 2013. For RSVP to our Workshop, please complete the enquiry form here.

Happy Mid Autumn Festival,

Emma for Honsbridge

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Honsbridge 4.0 Tree Planting Operation 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013 / Posted by Honsbridge / comments (0)


Dear Avid Readers, Parents and Students,

The 4th annual Honsbridge Tree Planting Operation is now underway. This is a very meaningful intrinsic value that I hold dearly - it is to instil in my students the corporate social responsibility and that outdoor workout can be fun!

I am proud to share with you that Honsbridge's CSR dates back to 2010 since 2009 inception.
It's time to upload  4.0 Tree Planting Operation!


Date: 21 (Saturday) Sep 2013

Starting Time: 8am when all students and teachers will board the bus from Honsbridge
Tree planting site Parit 6: Raja Musa Forest Reserve (Bukit Tagar Toll Exit 119)

Returning Time: 12ish at the Centre Point Mac Donald or Honsbridge.

Attire: Honsbridge Sports Tee/Jersey, trousers, pair of shoes/boots and a bottle of water

Organiser: GEC
More useful information to read on, please click below

Do join me to thank the organiser for arranging the initiatives and the sponsors, UUM for the breakfast and lunch provided. Cheers to the sponsors!

Next, drum rolls for our platoon of Tree Huggers

1. Shaun Leong, Y10
2. Seng Yong, Y10
3. Khean Hoe, Y10
4. Aaron Liew, Y10
5. Syafiq Suhaimi, Y10
6. Estine Kim, Y10
7. Lai Yee Shuan, Y10
8. Ng Hwa Hong, Y10
9. Oscar Chan, Y10
10. Liew San Lom, Y10
11. Rafdian Nahri, Y11
12. Brandon Fan, Y11
13. Yusri Zulkafperi, Y11
14. Harsharan Singh, Y11
15. Fathini Rahim, Y11
16. Esther Gan, Y9
17. Joey Leong, Y9
18. Darrell Liew, Y9
19. Kenneth Li, Y9
20. Julia Ho, Y9
21. Kimischa Teo, Y9
22. Jun Hua, Y9
23. Usama Vadillo, Y9
24. William Kor, Y9
25. Ian Paulo, Y8
26. Farah Aida, Y8
27. Jim Kai, Y8
28. Yu Heng, Y7
29. Edmund Ho, Y7
30. Seng Meng, Y7
31. Teacher Dom
32. Teacher David
33. Teacher Farah
34. Teacher Satya
35. Teacher Thiru
36. Mrs Kathy Chan
37. Serena Chan
38. Mr Leong Yoke Kee
39. Mrs Gan (Rachel)
40. Mr Gan

I am really excited for our 30 students of J234G910 who will form the largest team since operation 1.0. I wish all the students, parents and teachers a safe and fun Tree Planting Trip.

Thank you so much to all our dedicated parents and teachers who will be accompanying our young tree huggers on a meaningful trip.

Emma for Honsbridge

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Dedicating to the Year 11 G8 Class of Honsbridge

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 / Posted by Honsbridge / comments (0)



Dear Students,

Here is wishing all the challengers out there the very best for your upcoming exams. Burning the midnight oil is not necessary the way forward, but chances are you will be mugging at whatever odd times that best suit you.

I remember when i used to prepare for exams wherever i was, night time was always the best time for me to study as it was cool and quite. With no distraction whatsover, i had soft music on and had a few aroma candles burnt, i would work out all the sums and essays as time ticked by. The period of exam preparation was productive as i checked off the topics that i had worked on day by day. Along with classmates and teachers who were always around for company, i didn't feel alone in the battle.

The visualisation of success and fruits of labour always motivate me to work hard everytime. I hope you will be motivated to achieve your dream goals in the exams. There are many ways to help you succeed in exams and life. You may visualise the sweet success, set targets, set timelines, reward yourself when you have achieved a piece of work.

Lastly, all great work is achieved with enthusiasm. I wish you the motivation and enthusiasm to achieve all that you want for the upcoming exams.

Very warmest wishes,

Emma for Honsbridge