Making A Difference

Education is about developing the ‘whole child’, and this means instilling a positive sense of self through good values, respect for others, compassion, responsibility and integrity. 

In line with this ethos, we are always enthusiastic about supporting charities and giving our students the opportunity to lead these initiatives from the front. This is a great way for them to develop a sense of personal empathy, understand the plight of others and take pride in making a difference. 

Here are some of the charities that our students have elected to support.

Shan Children’s Home

Approximately 20 volunteers from Tenby Schools Penang visited Shan Children’s Home, an orphanage in Mt. Erskine, along with Mr Ooi and Ms Jeanne. This trip was initiated and led by the Community Council subsection of the Tenby Penang Student Leadership Council. The event started off with a few speeches and a tour of the premises. Tenby volunteers then hosted a Christmas postcard painting session, organised sports, games and Musical Chairs, and distributed lunch. To end the fulfilling day, our students handed out bags of delicious popcorn, slices of brownies, and goodie bags packed with stationery and treats to the children and staff of the orphanage. On behalf of the Community Council, we would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this day a success: the many students who volunteered to assist on the day, parents and students who donated goods for the orphanage, and Mr Ooi and Ms Jeanne for their invaluable guidance prior to the event. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Everlyn Popcorn for their generous contribution towards the success of this event. Feel free to take a look at the attached photos to get a feel of what the event was like, or visit this link for access to all of the photos taken by our talented Media Team:

Christmas Tree Giving

Over the last few weeks, our Christmas Giving Tree has been visited over and over by generous students, parents and teachers who have been picking age and gender tags from the branches and leaving presents all over the floor to be given to underprivileged children in Penang. Yesterday morning, we had our mountain of presents collected by Ms Lori so that all the gifts could be donated to the Kawan Centre, Penang and various children’s homes. It was all smiles as our (heavily involved) Year 13 students Miho, Jade, Nidhi and Natasha along with Head of Sixth form Ms Callie and Campus Principal Ms Jeanne came together to fill up Ms Lori’s 7-seater car with hundreds of presents. It’s been an amazing response from the Tenby community with so many people willing to help ensure that this Christmas is all about giving to people around us. We take pride in knowing that we’ll be warming the hearts of local children and we are looking forward to being involved in more charitable initiatives in the future!
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