Lathlain PS students say ‘selamat’ to Malaysian visitors


Lathlain Primary School Year 6 student Milly Wamsley, centre, with Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 9 Shah Alam School students Alesha Ramlan and Rifqy Hishamudean, with the Friendship Tree.
Lathlain Primary School Year 6 student Milly Wamsley, centre, with Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 9 Shah Alam School students Alesha Ramlan and Rifqy Hishamudean, with the Friendship Tree.

LATHLAIN Primary School students had a chance make new friends when pupils from a Malaysian school visited today.

Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 9 Shah Alam School students and staff joined in sustainability activities, including a talk from Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute research fellow Vanessa Rauland.

Principal Cathy O’Dea said the visit came about after members of the Malaysian consulate visited the school last year.

“A contact from the consulate asked if we would liked to host students from a Malaysian school and I thought it was a good idea,” she said.

“We’ve developed a program based on environmental sustainability here, the kids have been planting trees and we’ve got a vertical garden with herbs.

“The students planted a eucalyptus tree, which will be called the Friendship Tree and we will place a plaque next to it.”

Mrs O’Dea said she hoped the students gained a greater understanding of education in different countries from the visit.

“Our students asked questions about the Malaysian kids schooling experience and what they did in their recreation time,” she said.

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