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

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

Monday, 25 July 2016

SMKBU3 Mega Raya 2016

On the 20th July 2016, my school SKK SMK BU(3) had organised an event called Mega Raya. It was an exiting event and everyone including the teachers were looking forward to it. According to my seniors, this event is launched annually.

A day before this I saw many students exchanging traditional clothing such baju raya, sari, cheongsam and many more. On the day itself, almost all the students brought huge bags just like me. Even the teachers were wearing their traditional clothing.

An hour before the event started, the prefects and some students helped to prepare the event while being supervised by the teacher. It was all coming together and the stage started to look more traditional.

After the bell rang, we were given an hour to change our clothes to our traditional clothing. As for me I was wearing a traditional indian clothing even though I am not indian. Everyone was so exited and we spent most of our time taking photos.Then the second bell rang, we gathered at the dewan berbumbung for the event.

Soon the principal gave a speech and the traditional games begin. The first game that we played was congkak. There were also some other intense games going on as everyone watched. Congkak is a traditional Malay board game. While playing, we were given traditional food. One of the traditional food was sate.

At 4p.m. sadly the event ended. I am really lucky to be in this school and also to be a Malaysian.

By: Ethan Richard

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

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