Thursday, 24 November 2016

2016 akan melabuhkan tirainya tidak lama lagi...

Tahun 2016 akan melabuhkan tirainya tidak lama lagi. Pusat Sumber Sekolah SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) ingin mengimbas kembali kejayaan-kejayaan yang pernah dimenangi oleh Pusat Sumber SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) di peringkat daerah Petaling Utama dan peringkat negeri Selangor daripada tahun 2011-2016.

Tempat Ketiga Anugerah Pengurusan PSS Cemerlang Peringkat Negeri Selangor 2011 Kategori Sekolah Menengah Bandar

Johan Pertandingan Pengurusan Pusat Sumber sempena hari Anugerah Kualiti 2010 PPD Petaling Utama

Johan dalam Anugerah Pusat Sumber Sekolah (Menengah) sempena Majlis Anugerah Kualiti dan Tokoh Guru 2012 Peringkat PPD Petaling Utama
Johan dalam Anugerah Pengurusan PSS (Sekolah Menengah) sempena Hari Anugerah Inovasi dan Kecemerlangan Sekolah peringkat PPD Petaling Utama
Naib Johan dalam Anugerah Pengurusan PSS (Sekolah Menengah) sempena Hari Anugerah Kualiti PPD Petaling Utama
Tempat Ketiga dalam Pengurusan Pusat Sumber Sekolah Menengah sempena Hari Inovasi PPD Petaling Utama

Kejayaan yang telah dikecapi oleh Pusat Sumber Sekolah telah didokong oleh komitmen dan sokongan yang diberikan oleh Pengawas Pusat Sumber dengan sepenuh hati. Pusat Sumber SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) akan lebih berusaha pada tahun-tahun mendatang supaya Pusat Sumber SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) terus mempunyai tempat dalam setiap pertandingan yang disertainya.

Berikut merupakan gambar-gambar pengawas PSS daripada tahun 2012 sehingga 2016. Setiap tahun, akan ada pengawas PSS yang akan menamatkan perkhidmatannya sebagai pengawas PSS atas sebab tamat persekolahan, namun semangat untuk memastikan Pusat Sumber terus memberikan perkhidmatan yang terbaik sentiasa diwarisi dari generasi ke generasi. 

Tahniah dan syabas diucapkan kepada Pengawas Pusat Sumber SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) atas komitmen dan usaha yang telah dilaksanakan!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Visit to the Malaysian Association for the Blind

On the 23rd of November 2016, the Librarians of SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) visited the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) in Kuala Lumpur. We went there by bus. As soon as we arrived, we were given a short briefing about the activities that was to be held during our visit.

There were 3 stations. The first station consisted of looking at and using the typewriter used by the blind or the people with poor vision. The second station is for us to get blindfolded and tested to build things correctly out of blocks. The third was also a blindfolded challenge, but we got to use the canes that the blind use to walk with.

We took turns in each station and experienced how it feels to do daily activities without sight. After that, Chen Wei and Celine Wong sang a lovely song for everyone. For the last stop, we visited the Library and Resource Centre of MAB. We left the place for school around 1.00 p.m.

A handout to aid the Librarians in learning the Braille alphabet

Walking blindfolded with a cane

Using a Braille typewriter!
A song from Chen Wei and Celine Wong

Books in this library are all in Braille...
By: Lim Sheanni

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Lawatan Literasi Maklumat ke Zoo Negara

Pengawas Pusat Sumber SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) telah melaksanakan program literasi maklumat berkaitan haiwan di Zoo Negara pada 17 November 2016.

Lawatan literasi maklumat ini sangat berbaloi kerana yuran masuk ke Zoo Negara hanyalah RM 10 untuk seorang pelajar dan RM 15 untuk seorang guru pengiring.

Dengan yuran ini, kami berpeluang untuk menjelajah seluruh zoo, mengunjungi Panda Centre dan dapat menyaksikan pertunjukkan haiwan daripada jam 11.00 hingga 11.45 pagi.

Kami hanya perlu menyerahkan surat daripada sekolah yang menyatakan kami merupakan rombongan - daripada SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) - yang ingin membuat lawatan ke Zoo Negara dengan ahli rombongan yang merangkumi seramai 46 pelajar dan 3 orang guru pengiring.

Melalui program literasi maklumat di Zoo Negara ini, kami dapat membuat kesimpulan bahawa, bukan mudah untuk menjaga dan memelihara zoo.

Jadi, kami menyeru kepada warga alam maya untuk berilah sumbangan kepada Zoo Negara untuk menampung kos makanan haiwan, kos pembersihan kandang haiwan dan kos rawatan haiwan!

Gambar rombongan di hadapan Zoo Negara

Animal show time!

Kumpulan A bersama zirafah

Menikmati keindahan habitat rama-rama

Melihat pelbagai spesies burung di Zoo Negara

Pelajar menjamu selera dengan Dominos Pizza yang disumbangkan oleh BERJAYA

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Appointment Ceremony for Prefects and Librarians 2016

Bad libraries build collections, 
good libraries build services, 
great libraries build communities.
R. David Lankes

The 18th of July 2016 marked another milestone in my life. Finally, that much-awaited day arrived, after enduring 6 months under probation. Today, I would be appointed as Librarian in the Appointment Ceremony for Prefects and Librarians.

As a probationary Librarian, I was scared stiff. I couldn’t believe it was really happening. Excitement filled my heart as I walked to the basketball court. At around 7.15 a.m., all the students and teachers gathered at our basketball court. All the Librarians and Prefects sat in an orderly manner, as instructed during their rehearsal.

The ceremony began with our school principal, Puan Zuraidah giving a wonderful speech. Then, everyone eagerly waited their turn as the probationary Prefects were called to the stage first, followed by senior Prefects appointed to specific portfolios.

Finally, there was a loud roar when the probationary Librarians were called upon, followed by those appointed to Sub-units and heads of duty days. I quivered with excitement as I was offered the post of Assistant Head of the Bulletin Sub-unit.

Then, the newly appointed High Committee members received their name tags. I could see the joy and excitement on the faces of the students as the appointments were announced.

Next, the outgoing Librarians symbolically handed over their duties and responsibilities to their juniors with lighted candles.

After that, all the Prefects and Librarians pledged to undertake their assignments and duties diligently - to serve the school faithfully and the best of their abilities.

Our Head Librarian, Quek Zhy Hgu then took the stand to take her pledge. This was followed by a bow by Librarians and Prefects to the teachers and students of the school.

After that, the retiring Prefects and Librarians bowed before the teachers and the students as a sign of appreciation and gratitude of being given a chance to serve the school. Eventually, the official assembly ended and all the students went to their respective classes.

Later on, the Prefects and the Librarians took some photographs to capture and remember this happy occasion. Some junior Librarians were happy that they got exciting appointments. Meanwhile, the retired Librarians hugged each other, as tears streamed down their cheeks uncontrollably.

This was an experience that I will never forget as gave me self-confidence and a new-found thirst for knowledge. I am very grateful to Puan Sabrina and all Librarians for the excellent planning, organisation and execution of the Appointment Ceremony - thus making it a very special occasion for the new junior Librarians.

Librarians are tour guides for all of knowledge.
Patrick Nessgh

 By: Thivyashini Selvaseelan

Poem: The Importance of Education

the light of our life
A gift of academic rife

A path to divine success
A smooth drive to our greatness

gives our thinking a different appearance
And helps drive away all our ignorance

the process of teaching and learning
Which will help us in our future earning

The progressive discovery of our true self
And exploitation of the potentials of oneself

A torch of academic brilliance
And backbone of inner resilience

the key to unlock the golden door of freedom
And stage our rise to stardom

not all about bookish knowledge
But it is also about practical knowledge

makes a person stand up on his toes
And helps a person to fight with all his foes

A fundamental foundation
For any country, state or nation

A think line between right or wrong
A ladder that takes us to a height where we belong

Mother of all profession
That helps aquires all our possession

It is our right
For in it our future is bright

By: Thivyashini Selvaseelan

Sports Day - An Ice Cream Seller's Perspective!

Sports, it keeps us healthy and fit, strengthens us and brings countless of other benefits.

31st July 2016 was when our school had the annual Sports Day. The event started around 8.00 a.m., with all the uniform bodies and all four houses – Red, Yellow, Blue and Green - marching in.  Our Sports Day then proceeded with performances from all four houses. The performances were beyond expectations, as they were well-prepared and special.

Besides that, there was also performances by our school cheerleading team, Stompers, and our school marching band. They practiced very hard for Sports Day and their hard work definitely did not go to waste! This made sports day even more eventful.

After a speech given by our Principal and a representative from the Education Ministry, the crowd almost cheered: let the sports begin! The athletes got in position on the running track and with the sound of the horn, they sprinted off for the win.

Whilst the athletes in different categories of running went on and competed, we Librarians were selling drinks and ice cream. We sold Milo, and ais krim potong. We had a stall set up in the stadium. My friend and I were the ones in-charge of walking around the audience to sell the ice cream.

We walked all the way from one end of the stadium to the other end, carrying a big ice box chock-full with ice cream to be sold. This happened when the running was going on as well. There were many categories for running. Hours passed, but the houses did not settle down - instead they continued to cheer for their champions.

Even though I wanted to sit down and watch the race, I felt happy to help sell and earn money for the Library. Our hands were tired from holding the ice box and our legs were giving out, but we definitely did not regret helping out. We sold out our ice cream and Milo, which was great.

Around 1.00 p.m., the medal-giving ceremony commenced. Those who won in the race and also other sport categories before sports day received their well-deserved medals.

Prizes for the houses - for categories such as best performance and best teamwork - were given out. Finally, the long anticipated result for the best house was announced, and the winner was Yellow House! Yellow House were elated and proud that they were the champions of 2016.

That was the end of sports day. The atmosphere was great and overall, it was very memorable. Sports Day was a huge success - an amazing day for SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3), I eagerly await next year’s sports day - for who knows what it has in store for us?

By: Lim Sheanni

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Kemahiran Perpustakaan

Aktiviti Mengecap Buku Hak Milik 
Pusat Sumber SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3)
Aktiviti mengecap buku #psssmkbu3

Aktiviti cop buku sewaktu masa bertugas (2.50 petang - 4.00 petang) 

Tuesday Duty Day! #psssmkbu3

Friday, 29 April 2016

Aktiviti Jalinan dan Jaringan Pusat Sumber Sekolah Dengan Tadika Kemas Ara Utama, Bandar Utama

Rakan pembaca NILAM, Claire Richard sedang melaksanakan aktiviti 'Read Together' bersama-sama murid-murid Tadika Kemas Ara Utama

Rakan pembaca NILAM, Ajay Suresh sedang melaksanakan aktiviti 'Spelling Bee' bersama-sama murid-murid Tadika Kemas Ara Utama

Murid Tadika Kemas Ara Utama sedang mendengar arahan daripada rakan pembaca

Rakan pembaca NILAM, Tamil bersungguh-sungguh mengajar murid Tadika Kemas Ara Utama dalam aktiviti 'Spelling Bee'

Sunday, 10 April 2016

The Comeback - SMKBU(3)'s Wind Band Concert 2016

10 April 2016: a day I won’t forget. It was the day my school had their wind band concert! However,  it took our blood, sweat and tears to be a resounding success.

I still remember the first time our instructor Mr. Ng announced the official date for this concert. I am a band member myself; and just like my fellow band-mates, I was shocked. At first, we feared not being prepared in time, for we only had around 3 (or less) months to practice and plan everything.

We started off by getting new songs and choosing the most suitable ones to perform. Then, without further ado, we scheduled as much time as possible for our band practice. In the midst of it, we looked for suitable students to run of the event and Mr Ng brought some professionals to help us with the concert. We had the opportunity to be taught by Mr Mitsuo Nonami, a very experienced music instructor and also Mr. Ng's instructor! We had to even practice during school hours but we learnt a lot from Mr Nonami - and if it wasn’t for him, we definitely wouldn’t have learnt to play those songs so quickly.

Around that time, we started to sell our concert tickets and also promote the event. Everything went smoothly and there were no complications. The band had huge support from our schoolmates and their families. As time flew past, we were done planning and had rehearsals. Days went by, and before we knew it, it was the day of our concert.

The venue of our concert was Experimental Theatre, Dewan Tunku Canselor in University Malaya. The concert would go on from 3.00-5.00 p.m. but the whole band was there at 8.00 a m! First, we familiarised ourselves with the place and set up our instruments. We did our final check-ups and rehearsal; and got dressed in our attire an hour or so before the concert. We felt a mixture of nerves, and excitement - all at once. I remember listening to the hosts welcoming the audience, as well as the ribbon cutting ceremony by our school’s principal.

As the first segment (which is the junior band’s performance) came closer and closer, my heart was racing and my mind was a mess. When the hosts introduced the junior band, we walked out and performed two songs which are “This Old Dude” and “Shake It Off”. The juniors were only first-formers and they only started to learn how to play their instruments at the beginning of the year. Hence, they were accompanied by some of seniors, myself included. It all went extremely well, much to my relief.

After that, it was time for the second segment, which was when the rest of the seniors joined us and the juniors left. This was also the time the VIPs arrived, accompanied by the drum line. Once the VIPs were seated and we started playing, all my worries and fears disappeared. I was engrossed in playing the wonderful music and I was enjoying my time, I focused hard on the score and the conductor to avoid any mistakes. It was finally time to give the audience our all.

After each song, the audience would give us a round of applause and sometimes our conductor, which was also Mr Ng, would give short speeches of thanks.

Some of our songs consisted of more than us playing our instruments, as we also did some small actions along with it. For the last few songs, two of our school’s talented singers sang along while we played “Let It Go”, “Aku Cinta Padamu”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “小幸运”. Besides that,  music videos were projected on huge screens in the venue while we were playing the songs. For the last song,  teachers and ex-band members stood on the stage, dancing and clapping. After the song ended, our concert ended as well. 2 hours went by too quickly - oh, how I felt like playing some more songs!

Everyone was soon scattered around the venue, taking pictures and talking with friends and family. We went back to our changing rooms to pack and clean up, and that wrapped up our day.

All of our time and effort was worth it. For some of us, it was our first and last concert - I definitely hope it was not, for me! I look forward for more - looking at the years to come in this amazing band with high expectations.

This was just the beginning for me, I am currently in Form Two, and I don’t feel like I was quite ready for the concert that happened this year. I want to learn more and improve myself even more, and I cannot wait for the day I can show people my full potential in music!

Music lifts me up in a way I cannot describe, and with this band filled with people who love music, this definitely isn’t going to be our last concert! The concert was a success, and there are more concerts where that came from!

By: Lim Sheanni

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Kem Pengawas PSS 2016

Kem Pengawas PSS 2016 telah diadakan di sekolah pada 1-2 April 2016. Pengawas 2016 SMK Bandar Utama Damasara (3) telah berkolaborasi dengan 25 pengawas PSS SMK Kelana Jaya dan 10 pengawas PSS SMK Tropicana melalui kem ini.

Sesi pendaftaran

Sesi pengenalan logo kumpulan

Bengkel sistem Pengelasan Perpuluhan Dewey

Aktiviti 'station games'

Aktiviti 'station games'

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Promosi Literasi Maklumat



Thursday, 7 January 2016

Promosi NILAM



Tuesday, 9 June 2015

An Unforgettable Camp!

The Librarians of SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) have a camp every year, and this year - like every other year - we had another Librarian camp (no surprise). This camp may already sound boring to you BUT I can assure you that this year’s Librarian camp had a slight twist in it that makes it more refreshing for a change.

We have camps every year to build stronger friendships amongst Librarians and to encourage the younger ones to pick up some leadership skills - and of course, to let the probationary Librarians get a taste of what it’s like to be a Librarian.

As I said, there are twisted sides to this camp. For instance, this is the first time that the senior Librarians planned a camp that included team-building activities and also sightseeing. What we had was basically a camp-trip. We spent 2 nights in Kem Permata Resort and 1 day walking around the inspiring streets of Malacca.

On the 17th of April, we took off from school to the Brindley Training and Camp Centre at the Port Dickson beach. When we reached there, a trainer patiently taught us how to build a raft from a few large bamboo sticks, strings, and gigantic blue containers. Tired from the long ride, I could see that most of us were trying to understand what he was conveying to us - but discreetly gave up in the end. However, when we were to split into groups and built our very own raft, none could deny that teamwork could be seen in all of us. With some help from the scouts  amongst us and those who understood the steps, we successfully built our rafts and even had a raft race in the sea!

On the 18th of April, we went into 'trip mode'. The first place we visited was the Cheng Ho Cultural Museum. We learned about the history of Zheng He in Malacca. After that, we went to Stadthuys, a historical building in the heart of the town of Malacca. Besides admiring the artifacts and traditional costumes, we had fun taking photos there.

Then, we had a simple lunch at Medan Samudera. We also went for a river cruise. Sitting back and enjoying the scenic view of Malacca was relaxing and enjoyable. Next, we went to the Upside Down House. It was very interesting because everything was stuck to the ceiling. Imagine a toilet bowl hanging above your head! When we took photos, it would appear as if we were on the ceiling instead. Go figure. Last but not least, we visited Jonker Street.  We had loads of fun from eating chicken rice balls, flower pot ice creams, ice lollies, fried potato slices and buying cheap keepsakes! The street was filled with busy lights and noise. After that, we even had a drama competition back at the campsite.

On the 19th of April, we went back into 'camp mode'. Early on the morning we all went through an obstacle course in the campsite. From climbing high walls and monkey bars to falling into murky green water and balancing oneself on a wire, I’d say we all had a truly different experience. The obstacle course required great team spirit and bravery from each and every member. It taught us to be considerate of others and help our team members.

After a bath, we packed up and said our goodbyes to Kem Permata Resort. Before we drove back to school, we visited one last place, the Malacca Planetarium. I think that we learnt a great deal more about galaxies, stars and the amazing universe out there.

We went home that day not with a heavy and tired heart, but with battle scars (from the obstacle course) and also new and exciting experiences. Most of all, this year’s batch of Librarians thoroughly enjoyed this camp-trip organised by the dedicated senior Librarians.
 By: Chloe Ho

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