Dalat Survey Report 2010-2011

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  • Results 2010

    Dalat International SchoolTanjung Bunga

    11200 Penang, Malaysia604-899-2105

    email: info@dalat.org

    www.dalat.org

  • Results 2010

    Dalat International School provides Education for Life

    to children in preschool to grade 12. Located in Penang,

    Malaysia, Dalat is a leader in international education, with

    more than 460 students from 27 nations. The school offers

    a caring learning environment and an American, college-

    preparatory, biblical-worldview curriculum. Dalats excellent

    academic and boarding programs are well-known around

    the world and fully accredited by the Western Association

    of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of

    Christian Schools International (ACSI).

    Dalat International School

    Tanjung Bunga

    11200 Penang, Malaysia

    604-899-2105

    email: info@dalat.org

    www.dalat.org

  • 1Serving in Love ............................................................................... 2

    Mission & Vision ............................................................................ 4

    Test Results ..................................................................................... 5

    Class of 2010 .................................................................................. 6

    Parent Survey Results 2010 ............................................................ 7

    Dalat Leadership Survey Response ............................................... 13

    Teacher Qualifications .................................................................. 17

    Enrollment .................................................................................... 17

    Annual Fund ................................................................................. 18

    Financial Update ........................................................................... 20

    Department Reports ..................................................................... 23

    Elementary School ................................................................ 23

    Middle School........................................................................ 23

    High School............................................................................ 24

    Spiritual Life ........................................................................... 25

    Art ......................................................................................... 26

    Drama .................................................................................... 26

    Music ..................................................................................... 27

    School Development ............................................................. 28

    Distance Learning .................................................................. 29

    Online Education ................................................................... 29

    Technology ............................................................................ 30

    Residence Life ........................................................................ 31

    Athletics................................................................................. 32

    Table of Contents

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    child was paired with a special friend a Dalat student for the entire event.

    Some Dalat students were so attached to the kids that they went to Rifle Range several times to visit, Chan-Mi says. Many people asked again and again when the next picnic would be. It was one of peoples best memories of the year.

    Mrs. Pagee also remembers how the children stole the hearts of Dalat students: After the vans drove away with these kids, [the students] stood around hugging each other and some were crying. They were greatly affected by the experience.

    Building lasting relationshipsAt the end of the last school year, Care & Share began a ministry to Shan Home, a new orphanage on the island, and the connection has continued. Every Monday, a team of four to six Dalat students go to the orphanage to tutor children with math or reading for an hour.

    We want to develop an intimate, long-term relationship with kids, Chan-Mi says. Our goal is to not just provide physical needs but also to connect emotionally. We really want to develop relationships from the heart.

    The group has also served at the Home of the Infirmed, a home for disabled and elderly people, and has provided toys and gifts for a local orphanage. The Care & Share committee also educates Dalat students about the needs around them and raises funds to cover outreach expenses.

    Under Mrs. Pagees direction, Care & Share also helps individuals in need and networks with other agencies to share donations. Recently, the program gave used, donated shoes to needy children in Vietnam as well as school children in a local village in Penang both in an expression of Gods love. Care & Share has also assisted Burmese refugees and local families in crisis.

    For Mrs. Pagee, being the coordinator of Care & Share has been an incredible opportunity to see God work in the lives of those who receive help and in the lives of Dalat students who are extending Gods love to those around them.

    I absolutely love what I do, she says. This job is a gold mine.

    Serving in LoveDalats Care & Share blesses the needy in the name of Jesus

    Chan-Mi Kim is on a mission. Its a fire thats been burning for nearly two years now, ever since the Dalat senior watched a documentary about social injustice around the world.

    I couldnt believe it was happening, she says. The movie revealed how prevalent suffering was child prostitution, human trafficking, poverty, and on and on. I was exposed to the ugliness, the harsh truth. I thought, Theres got to be something we can do. The Holy Spirit spoke to me that day.

    Chan-Mi decided to act what she had learned. She found a group of friends that also wanted to do something, and they created an action plan. Together, they created a vision statement, goals, and purpose statement and formally asked Dalat to recognize them as a student group.

    At the end of the 200809 school year, the group began meeting with eight members. The following year, they became the Care & Share planning committee and Anne-Marie Pagee became their sponsor. This year, the planning committee has 13 members, although many other Dalat high school students have participated in Care & Share events.

    This year theyve really taken the reins, says Mrs. Pagee. Im in the back seat. And thats a good thing.

    Serving the poorThe group has made deep connections with a few places of need in Penang, particularly the Rifle Range housing complex and an orphanage called Shan Home. Their first major project was to raise funds for baby milk formula for poor families living in Rifle Range. The group had learned that babies were becoming malnourished and diabetic because parents were giving them sugar water, since they couldnt afford milk formula. Care & Share collected 28 bags of milk and raised $2300RM for milk powder, and the students delivered it in person.

    Our first event was a big success, Chan-Mi says. All the [Care & Share] members were on fire.

    This connection led to another student-led project to serve the poor children at Rifle Range two picnics complete with games, snacks, McDonalds and pizza lunches, and friendships with Dalat students. Around 25 children were brought to the Dalat campus to enjoy the playground and facilities for a day. Each

    How you can give

    Care & Share is always in need of donations to pass on those in need. The program welcomes the following:

    Clothing & shoesHousehold itemsElectronicsBeddingToys

    Items should be clean, gently used, and not broken or damaged.

    A Care & Share member tutors children at Shan Home.

    Dalat students and children from Rifle Range at a special picnic.

    Care & Share committee in 201011.

    A Care & Share member gives children reading lessons at Shan Home.

    Current Care & Share members

    Chan-Mi Kim (12)

    Lucy Lee ( 12)

    Jee Bin Yim (12)

    Anna Fu ( 12)

    Kun Hee Kim (12)

    Wesley Ku (10)

    Saarah Monavil (12)

    Ji-Hyun Park (12)

    Chi Yuan Lo (11)

    Yi Yang Tan (12)

    Chan-Yang Kim (10)

    Evelyne Kiiza (10)

    Josh Thorne (10)

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    Mission & Vision

    MissionEducation for life founded on a biblical worldview.

    VisionFor the glory of God we will

    never stop improving.

    never stop inspiring.

    never stop impacting our world.

    Education for LifeDalat International School seeks to teach our children in areas that go beyond books and academics. Education for Life is the pursuit of training the next generation to be people of good character and integrity and to care for others, which will prepare them to make a positive impact on the world in any area they choose to work and live in.

    Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLR)Dalat students will be:

    Passionate Learners Transformed Thinkers Servant Leaders God Seekers Faithful Stewards Effective Communicators

    Dalat KL Vision

    Dalat hopes to expand into Malaysias capital city, Kuala Lumpur, and establish a

    dynamic international school with a biblical worldview.

    Test Results

    Measures of Academic Progress

    Dalat uses the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), a standardized test for K9. These assessments are unique in that they adapt to each students ability, accurately measuring what a child knows. In addition, MAP tests measure academic growth over time, independent of grade level or age