Sunday, 17 March 2019

SMKSH'S CARNIVAL DAY 2019 - "Wild Wild West Edition"

      This year, our fellow teachers and students over here at SMK Seri Hartamas gracefully co-operated to organize a carnival on Saturday, the 2nd of March held between 9am - 4pm. Its main purpose was to raise funds for our school to help upgrade some of the infrastructure and school facilities for the benefit of the students. It was a exciting day, with lots of games and food & beverage stalls on offer, as well as a range of food trucks lined up selling coffee, cendol & ice kacang, coconut juice, pasta, fried chicken, lamb chops & burgers to serve the crowds of people that visited our school on that day. Many SMKSH students, teachers & parents helped out tirelessly to make it a such a successful event. The aim of each class was to try to raise a certain sum to help the school. Most classes did fairly well, with a few classes exceeding the target.

      Among the fun & games that were featured in the carnival were dart-throwing, mini-golf course, Nerf battle, trampoline, solving the mystery, horror house, photo booth, karaoke, laser limbo, throwing balls in the jar to win a fighting fish, guessing box, tattoos and nail decorating and console gaming. There was also a stall selling second-hand clothes. Besides that, there was an education section offering information & pamphlets on studying in Germany. Additionally, there was a registration booth for a hosting competition which was held a week later.

     While enjoying the various activities on offer, visitors were also treated with many stalls selling various types of food to eat & lots of chilled drinks to quench their thirst on such a hot and sunny day. There was a huge variety of food such as KFC, McDonalds burgers, cupcakes, brownies, hot dogs, Korean chicken with nasi lemak and pizzas to name a few. Most items were sold out by the end of the day.

      I believe that our carnival this year managed to reach its target of raising funds and ensuring everyone had a great time with their families & friends. The Wild Wild West theme was evident in the way the school was decorated with mock buildings made out of cardboard & a few people dressing up in cowboy hats & attire. A big thank you to everyone who participated in our carnival this year, hope we'll do another one next year :)       

           

Saturday, 16 March 2019

BULAN BAHASA

                                            BULAN BAHASA 2019 SMKSH

On the 11th of February, we had the annual and joyous event that is Bulan Bahasa, or 'Language Month' .

It is important to understand other languages  because it's a priority that we should all deem mandatory, especially when being abroad, as it is universal in usage. It is important for us Malaysians to understand and speak Malay language as a patriotic gesture to maintain the country's core culture. Most people find it difficult to speak other  languages that they did not learn at a young age. It is possible, but it depends on our level of commitment. Usually, people mainly speak what language dominated their infant environment.

However, despite English being the main language, we have to know and study the other languages so that we are able to communicate with desired people properly without a mishap in context.

In general, the Malay language is easy to understand for most, but many still lack in formal writing due to the high dependence of slang or lingo within average usage.The country that used this language is Brunei and our beloved country, Malaysia. As Malaysians, we must be fluent in this language as it is our main language.
 
Besides that we also have the Chinese language which we should respect as the Chinese race makes up parts of our diverse country. Other than respecting that said language, in SMKSH we have provided classes for the German language. Many students have taken part in these classes therefore improving themselves by learning a foreign language that is mostly not used in Malaysia.

To start off this joyous occasion, our principal, Pn Suzieany, had given a speech follow by the official banner, a Chinese calligraphy and a singing performance that was representing all the four main languages in our school.

Many activities had been planned out before hand such as the Story Telling competition which form 1 students had participated in. Other activities such as Choral speaking for the form 2's, Poetry for Form 3's and debate for Form 4 and 5's. These activities had lit up a spark of joy as these activities helped to teach us about the languages that are spoken in our school.



Monday, 19 November 2018

The Benefits Of Swimming

No matter what your fitness level, the general benefits of swimming are yours to go out and grab and make your own.

It has the power to give your muscles a makeover, transform you into a cardio king, turn back the clock, and calm you quicker than a secluded beach in the Bahamas.

But if this isn’t enough to get you reaching for your cossie, here are our top benefits of swimming to show you there is no such thing as being too cool for the pool.

The top 8 benefits of swimming


Image result for swimming images-Full body workout. Swimming uses all the muscles in the body so whether you swim a gentle breaststroke or hammer butterfly, you will get a full body workout. Plus, exercising in water makes your body work harder so 30 minutes in a pool is worth 45 minutes of the same activity on land.

-Great for general well being. Just 30 minutes of swimming three times a week alongside a balanced, healthy diet and lifestyle is one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy and maintain a positive mental outlook. Do it with friends, and it’s even more fun!

-De-stresses and relaxes. Whether it’s work stressing you out, the kids being a nightmare, or just life in general, we all get times we just want to SCREAM. Well, help is at hand. Swimming regularly can lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve your sleep patterns. Feeling the mental benefits of swimming takes just a light swim. No lane pounding needed.


-Burns those calories. Swimming is one of the most effective ways to burn calories. A gentle swim can burn over 200 calories in just half an hour, more than double that of walking. And a faster swim would see that chocolate bar gone quicker than if you went running or cycling.
-Lowers the risk of diseases. As well as being a great form of cardiovascular exercise, swimming just 30 minutes a week can help to guard against heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Supports the body. Water supports up to 90 per cent of the body’s weight. So if you sprained an ankle at Monday night football or have a long term injury or illness, swimming is a brilliant way to stay active.

-Increases your energy levels. Inactivity and not ageing is often responsible for people’s lack of energy. Just 30 minutes of swimming three times per week can boost your energy levels through increased metabolic rate.

-Exercising without the sweat. If sweating puts you off other forms of exercise, fear not! As a swimmer, you’ll never feel sweaty no matter how hard you work because the water around you is constantly cooling you down.