Monday, 16 January 2017

Mr Wong and Mrs Kee’s Retirement

On the 16th of January 2017, SMKBUD3 has let go two of its precious legends who have played a pivotal role in forming our school a place for academic and co-curricular excellence. That was the day of Mr Wong and Mrs Kee’s retirement.

Even the sky couldn’t hide its sorrowness and started raining. The prefects did a good job receiving Mr Wong, Mrs Kee’s and their families. Then, all of the teachers proceeded to the hall in Block A to attend the farewell reception. Videos and pictures of Mr Wong and Mrs Kee were played as they relived the memories in everyone’s head. After eating, everyone headed to the basketball court with the band members leading the way.

The prefects and librarians stood at the side while clapping to greet the teachers. As everyone took their place at the court, all of the students started clapping and cheering loudly. The band members gave a breath-taking performance.

The event was started with the Head Prefect giving a speech on behalf of all students to Mr Wong and Mrs Kee. Then, Mrs Rajeswari gave a speech about her experiences in making the school what is it today with the two legends. Our headmistress, Mrs Zuraidah delivered an appreciation speech for Mr Wong and Mrs Kee.

Then, a student came forward and shared Mrs Kee’s biodata. Mrs Kee then, gave a speech about how she will miss our school. The Head Librarian read the biodata of Mr Wong followed by Mr Wong’s speech which would linger in our hearts forever.

Later, there was a performance by a student who played the electric guitar. There was also a singing performance by the sisters, Jynn and Jyllian. Even Mr Wong joined in the performance by singing along!

The Treble Clefs also gave a spectacular performance followed by a performance from the prefect board and a group of students. There was also a solo performance by Nicole and a demonstration of their skills by the basketball team. 

The representatives of each class and club gave presents to Mr Wong and Mrs Kee. After the farewell, both of them were sent while standing at the open back of the car.

Eventhough they left this school, I am sure that they will always be in our hearts. We will always remember them for the sacrifices they have made to make our school great.

An awesome teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget…..

By : Thivyashini Selvaseelan

Thursday, 12 January 2017

A Visit to Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia

On 12 January 2017, the librarians of SMKBU3 had a trip to Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia, our National Library. We reached the place at around 11a.m.

We were amazed at how big the building was and how many floors it had. Firstly, we went to a small exhibition at the ground floor, there was information about the history of the National Library  and historical books.

Next, we went to the e – library. We were amazed by the concept of it. Books could be searched and read through a tablet, which makes it more convenient.

After that, one of the workers there guided us to every floor of the library. Each floor was very spacious. There were many different sections of the library, there was a floor specifically for books written by Malaysians and another one for international books only.  The books were arranged very neatly and there was almost every book you could ask for. 

There was a floor for surfing the web as well. Many computers were there along with  earphones  so that anyone could watch a video without bothering  others.  All of the devices were complete and working well.

After that, we were brought into a room to watch a video documentary about sea animals. It was very interesting and personally I really enjoyed the documentary.

We left Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia around 12 noon and went back to class after we’ve reached school. It was a good visit and the place definitely left a good impression on everyone. Not to mention we gained some knowledge  as  well.

By : Lim Sheanni

Sunday, 1 January 2017

SMKBU(3)'s Orientation and Open Day 2016/2017

On 30th December 2016, SMKBU(3) held an Orientation and Open day from 8a.m. to 12p.m.
Orientation day is held for the students who are going to study in SMKBU(3) in the year 2017.  Those students and their parents attended to get to know more about the school, get school textbooks, and buy the school merchandise.

The school wind band performed during that day as well.

Open day is for the current SMKBU(3) students to collect their report card with their parents and hear the reviews from their own class teachers about the student’s exam results, behavior in class and anything else that needs to be discussed about.

The day went by fast. I hope the new students will like our school and enjoy their time here. I also hope that everyone in SMKBU(3) will work hard in 2017 and achieve great results in every aspect.

By : Lim Sheanni

Poem - You Only Need To Look

When my day is heading down,
With no solution I can see,
I need only look around.
It's flowing all around me
And slowly, I feel it starting,
Something from within me.
Then quickly it comes roaring,
Filling every gap and cavity.

It's shooting through my veins,
And surging through my mind.
I barely control the reigns,
It's growing stronger all the time.

It's taken me away,
A huge smile on my face,
Because today's my lucky day,
I'm going to a very special place
Soon, it all comes spilling out,
Helping me make wonders.
Things I never knew about,
Things I'd normally think are blunders.
First it takes me fast, then slow,
The sound gliding through air,
Like an arrow from a bow,
Or the flight of a frightened
Alas, it's now coming to an end,
The final note rings true.
Sending a beautiful message
To me and to you
That note has built us a bridge
To a place of awesome bliss.
Where the contents of its message,
Are always proven to say this:

Music is all around you,
You just have to find it.
And I promise once you do,
Your efforts will be rewarded.

And anyone can sit
And waste their life away,
But the person who finds music
Will never live that way.

                                                                                                                    By : Thivyashini Selvaseelan

The Benefits of Reading

Reading has at all times and in all ages been a great source of knowledge. A book is a good friend, it gives us company during idle times. The knowledge stored up in books invites us and gives us joy. There are many benefits that we could get from reading books.

Regular reading enables us to keep abreast with current trends and political issues around the world. It also increases our knowledge in various academic disciplines. The more knowledge you have, the better-equipped you are to tackle any challenge you’ll ever face.    

When we read books including literature, we improve our vocabulary, which can be helpful with our writing skills. Being eloquent and well-spoken is of great help in any profession, and knowing that you can speak to higher-ups with self-confidence can be a enormous boost to your self-esteem and career.

Reading can reduce stress by 68% according to a university research. Psychologists believe this is because the human mind has to concentrate on reading and distraction of being taken to a literary world eases the tension in muscles and the heart.This is an active engaging of the imagination as the words on the page.

For entertainment, you can visit a library and bask in the glory of countless books available for free. Instead of spending your time being on social media, you can either go to nearest bookshop and buy some books to read or purchase an e-book through your smartphone.

There’s a reading genre for everyone on the planet, and whether your taste lies in classical literature, poetry, young adult books or romance novels, there’s something to capture your curiosity and imagination. Step away from your phone for a little while, open a book and replenish your soul.

                                                                                                               By : Thivyashini Selvaseelan

Poem - Your Worth

They say never give up,
Never give in,
Keep fighting that fight,
So the devil doesn't win.
Through the hurt and the pain,
The sorrow and the shame,
The one thing you need to remember,
Is that tomorrow is never the same.

Hold on to your hopes and dreams,
For your fears are less than they seem,
So to all of those who feel like they are losing the fight,
And to those who feel like there is no hope in sight,
Take a minute to look at the sky
And remember that there's something
Out there bigger than you and I.

Just like today,
The sun will shine again,
Through the clouds and the rain,
The sun still remains,
And all the darkness will fade away.

So hold your head high,
And feel the warmth,
It may remind you,
What you are truly worth.

By: Thivyashini Selvaseelan 


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

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