Dear Team DISTED,
I am happy to report that this past Convocation weekend went on very smoothly. The feedback from our guests and Board members has been mostly positive. On Friday evening, we welcomed our academic partners, education value partners, school partners, industry advisors, academia advisors, donors, vendors, friends and even the Founders of DISTED to the 30th Anniversary celebratory dinner. On Saturday, the celebration continued with the witnessing of the 26th Convocation of DISTED, a ceremony with full of joy, happiness and anticipation for 330 of our graduates and their families.
All these would only be possible with the support that I had received from all of you, in particular the organising committee and sub-committee members, who have given your time, ideas and effort into the smooth running of these events.
Whilst I am unable to name all of you in my appreciation message, I believe in your heart you would know that your contributions, in whatever way, have made DISTED proud; and had certainly be an enormous effort towards this making this “Celebration of Success” a success. With that I thank you.
Please allow me to single out a few of our colleagues who have given their utmost in the organising and smooth running of these events. To Khor Tze Ping and his committee members, including Paul and Diana as emcee of the evening, in organising the anniversary dinner, and to Marian and her committee members, including Jessica as emcee, in organising the convocation event. Please allow me to thank the Marcomm team for putting the marketing and communication strategies into place at both events, in particular Dawn, for taking charge of event management. I also thank Zaki and the students of our DCMP for putting together the 30th Anniversary video montage and celebratory messages. And to Teoh, of IT, for putting on a good show, despite the non-cooperation of Sylvester “Rocky” Stallone.
I congratulate all of you on your success!
Seah Soo Aun
A group of priests from the St Joseph School at Thailand visited DISTED College in search of a premier institution in Penang to help improve the level of English amongst their students and staff. They were escorted by Mr Nakarin of IEG Thailand whom is a partner of DISTED in introducing English Holiday Camps and short-term English courses to the Thai community.
LiFE Academy is organising an Effective Speaking & Presentation Skills Workshop in conjunction with the coming school holidays. This workshop is specially designed for those in the age group of 12 to 18 years of age.
Usually parents are at wit’s end trying to keep their children occupied during the holidays. These 3-days will be very practical and allows each participant the opportunity to present speeches in different situations.
Do bear in mind that this is a public speaking workshop and not a child-minding service so we will discourage those timid and exceptionally shy and quiet from attending.
We will charge a fee of RM450 for the entire 3 days which includes tea breaks and lunch and materials.
For children of DISTED staff we will provide a special rebate.
Dr. Rory Richardson is giving a talk on a psychology topic “” as follows:
Date : 21st May 2017 (Sunday)
Venue : Penang Institute, Jalan Brown, 10350 Penang
Time : 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm (registration starts at 2.30pm)
Target : Teachers, Care-Givers and Parents Group
Registration deadline is 18th May.
You can refer to the link below for more information.
The First SMART get-together for the new Team was held on Thursday, 27 April. The year the committees had a little twist to the normal format.
Instead, the normal gathering, a birthday celebration to all birthday babies from January – April, 2017.
A speech was presented by newly appointed chairman Mr Loga Vijaindran and then followed by birthday cake cutting.
All staff present enjoyed and had fun.
CONGRATULATIONS to Lim Jia En for his recent achievement in the November 2016 Cambridge A-level examinations by obtaining the highest mark in Malaysia for the AS Level General Paper. Kudos to the School of Pre-University for a remarkable achievement.
Mr Lim was presented the award on 25th April 2017 at the Armada Hotel, PJ, Selangor together with Dr Loo Ai Yin, Head of School for Pre-University at DISTED College.
Our heartfelt thank you to DISTED School of Hospitality Management students, Ms Susie Khoo, Head of Hospitality Management, Ms Nurul Nadia, Programme Coordinator, Ms Asilah, Lecturer, Mr Chan Wye Kok, Lecture, Chef Victor, Kenneth Peh, Sr. Programme Advisor and everyone who contributed to this year’s DISTED Culinary Challenge success.
Congratulations go to the winners and all of the participation. Our heartfelt thanks go to the judges, guests of honour, school counselors, friends and family who made the weekend great fun and a great learning experience!
Some 21 DISTED College Recreation Club members offer their free time in this charity event at Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang on 22/4/17, Saturday, 9am – 2pm.
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