Effective Speaking & Presentation Skills Holiday Public Speaking Workshop

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.

Screen Addiction: a compulsive technology usage among children

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.



2017 DISTED SMART’s Staff Gathering

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.



Nine Schools have made through to the 2017 DISTED Culinary Challenge Final

Some 54 students from 27 secondary schools competed individually against each and another in a team of two on 8 April, in DISTED Culinary Challenge 2017’s semifinals at DISTED Wawasan City Campus.

“The purpose of this competition is to increase the interest in culinary arts, a field of study among the school students that offers a centre stage for students looking to showcase their culinary prowess and creativity,” said Ms Susie Khoo, The Head of School of Hospitality and Management.

Contestants were pitted against one another under intense pressurizing situation and used only the ingredients’ list provided to create their own pasta dish in 60 minutes.

Panel judges from Chef Sivasegaran Balagangdaram the Executive Chef from Hotel Jen and Chef Danny Ng the Co-owner and Chef from The Eighty Eight Restaurant Penang evaluated the dishes based on taste, creativity and presentation.

Nine teams have made it through to the final which will take place on 22nd April at DISTED Wawasa City Campus located at China Street Ghaut that houses DISTED College’s School of Hospitality Management.

The following schools and students have qualified for the competition Finals taking place on 22 April at DISTED Wawasan City Campus.

DISTED College March Orientation

DISTED College’s orientation offers a platform for new students to meet with other students, academic staff and the college management team, and to become familiar with college’s facilities and services.

During the orientation, various scholarships and bursaries will be introduced with other student services like student hostel and shuttle bus service.

The college is a place in developing knowledge and to build social networking. Students need both knowledge, effective communication and strong social network to be successful in their future, Dr Seah Soo Aun, the CEO and President of DISTED College emphasised during his opening remarks.

The event ended successfully with students activities like break the ice and last but not least, a new college T-Shirt for everyone to start their new chapter in life at DISTED College.