Co-curricular Activities (CCA)

Co-curricular activities are an integral part of AISS. According to our Education Philosophy, CCAs are essential for learning beyond the standard classroom lessons. CCAs give the students the opportunity to interact with each other on a different level, to get to explore new avenues and to master life-skills students will benefit from later in life.

Listed below are the CCAs we offer and some of their brief descriptions.

Two CCAs are included in the school fees, additional CCAs are available for a fee (terms and conditions apply).

Category One: Languages

Ms. Kew Zhi Ling

Tuesday 3. 30 – 5.00pm

  • Bachelor of Arts : Literature College of Humanities, NanHua University, Taiwan
  • Certificate of Qualification for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCSOL)
  • Pearson-British International Education Group Certification (EDI)
  • 4 Years of teaching experience and corporate training experience

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Conversation Practice: Talk about Yourself
Week 2 : Daily Vocabulary: Useful Short Phrases 1
Week 3 : Interactive Activities: Play Games in Chinese
Week 4 : Daily Vocabulary: Useful Short Phrases 2
Week 5 : Interactive Activities: Conversation in Chinese
Week 6 : Interactive Activities: Chinese Stories
Week 7 : Chinese Grammar: 的 (de) vs. 得 (de) vs. 地(de)
Week 8 : Chinese Grammar: Basic Sentence Order
Week 9 : Vocabulary: How to Describe Places
Week 10 : Vocabulary: How to Describe Characters
Week 11 : Vocabulary: How to Describe Lifestyle
Week 12 : Short Essay: Talk about School Life

Mr. Maximilian Cornelius Emanuel Wagner

Thursday 3.30 – 5.00pm

  • Expertise in written and spoken German language
  • Highly experienced in teaching general CEFR German (A1/beginner-B2/advance) and Cambridge IGCSE German
  • Expertise in making use of audio visual presentations to make pronunciations and sentence construction simpler for students
  • Well acquainted with evaluation and feedback procedures to motivate students in excelling in the language
  • Expertise in devising a teaching approach as per the grasping and understanding abilities of students
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated educator who wants all students to be successful learners

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Introducing yourself
Week 2 : Simple questions and answers
Week 3 : Leisure activities
Week 4 : Seasons and weather
Week 5 : The months and days
Week 6 : Transportation
Week 7 : Free time activities
Week 8 : Directions
Week 9 : Tourist information
Week 10 : Train station
Week 11 : In the hotel
Week 12 : Planning a holiday

Ms. Bhuvana Sumangali

Friday 1.15 – 2.45pm

  • Bachelor in Science (Mathematics), Anna University
  • 17 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School
    and other institutions

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Pengenalan kepada format peperiksaan SPM Mengenal Format Rumusan Baharu
Week 2 : Menulis Karangan Menggunakan Bahan Rangsangan
Week 3 : Mengenal dan belajar morfologi dan sintaksis
Week 4 : Novel : Leftenan Adnan
Week 5 : Menulis ayat menggunakan kata pelbagai makna
Week 6 : Peribahasa
Week 7 : Pembetulan ayat
Week 8 : Karangan Syarahan/Ucapan
Week 9 : Tatabahasa: Kata Kerja/ Kata Adjektif
Week 10 : Novel: Tirani
Week 11 : Pengenalan kepada Ujian Bertutur
Week 12 : Pengenalan kepada Ujian Mendengar

Category Two: Special Skills

Ditta Emeralda Prihadi (Mr Isaac Raman)

Tuesday 3.30 – 5.00pm

  • Foundation in Arts, HELP University
  • Alumni of Aspiration International Secondary School
  • Student leader and coach of MUN club since November of 2018
  • Participated in multiple MUN conferences, including London International MUN

Overview of topics

Week 1 : HMUN Basics: Carrying pocket knives should be legalized as a form of self-defense (YA)
Week 2 : HMUN Crisis Council: China vs Taiwan (Hypothetical Escalated Crisis) pt. 1
Week 3 : HMUN Crisis Council: China vs Taiwan (Hypothetical Escalated Crisis) pt. 2
Week 4 : THIMUN Debate + Draft Reso: The Right to Euthanasia (UNHRC) pt. 1
Week 5 : THIMUN Debate + Draft Reso: The Right to Euthanasia (UNHRC) pt. 2
Week 6 : Moderated Debate: Implementing Sex Education / Politics as a subject in school (YA)
Week 7 : HMUN: Addressing the Right to Assembly and Protests (UNHRC)
Week 8 : HMUN Crisis Debate: The Peace Treaty (United States Congress)
Week 9 : HMUN Crisis: The Cold War pt. 1
Week 10 : [Guest Speaker]: The General Scope of Malaysian Politics
Week 11 : HMUN Council: Governments’ should defund Space Programs (UNOOSA)
Week 12 : HMUN Crisis: You are all rich CEOs and there can only be ONE Monopoly market. What would you do? (Bonus)

Mr. Simon Peter de Souza

Wednesday 3.30 – 5.00pm

  • Graduated from the Flinders & HELP University’s Bachelor of Psychological Sciences.
  • Won multiple speech contests at the club level and is a podium finisher at the Area level in 2020
  • Awarded Advanced Communicator Silver by Toastmasters International.

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Characteristics of a Leader
Week 2 : Impersonating Great Leaders
Week 3 : Vocal Techniques (Voice & Tone)
Week 4 : Memorizing & Modelling
Week 5 : How to Act Like a Leader
Week 6 : Presentation Time!
Week 7 : Staging That Walk!
Week 8 : Presentation Time Part 2
Week 9 : Character Building: Becoming an Effective Leader
Week 10 : Getting Comfortable with Pauses
Week 11 : Rehearsal
Week 12 : Speech Recording

Ms. Keana Reinu

Thursday 3.30 – 5.00pm

  • International Debate Coach and Judge. With over a decade of competitive experience, I have coached teams to winning local and international titles, as well as making history as pioneering competitive teams representing Malaysia at Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard. I was also the first Malaysian appointed to serve as part of the Chief Adjudication Panel of the World Schools Debating Championships. I’ve also coached globally in China, Thailand, and as part of the United Nations Youth programmes in South Korea.

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Philosophy Theme: Exercises and Practice
Week 2 : Environment Theme: Exercises and Practice
Week 3 : Human Rights: Exercises and Practiceengenal dan belajar morfologi dan sintaksis
Week 4 : International Affairs: Exercises and Practice
Week 5 : Malaysia & Democracy: Exercises and Practice
Week 6 : Culture & History: Exercises and Practice
Week 7 : South East Asia: Exercises and Practice
Week 8 : Gender Issues & Equality: Exercises and Practice
Week 9 : Social Movements & Justice Theme: Exercises and Practice
Week 10 : Activism 101: Exercises and Practice
Week 11 : Mental Health Theme: Exercises and Practice
Week 12 : Modern Politics: Exercise and Practice

Category Three: Academic

Ms. Ngai Yin Yin

Friday 1.15 – 2.45pm

  • B. Sc (Hons) in Mathematics, University of Malaya
  • 11 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Excess and Shortage Problems
Week 2 : Prime Numbers
Week 3 : Divisibility
Week 4 : Logic
Week 5 : Equations
Week 6 : Remainder Problem
Week 7 : Problems from Page Numbers
Week 8 : Average Problems
Week 9 : Area
Week 10 : Fraction
Week 11 : Pigeonhole Principle
Week 12 : Square Numbers and Value of Ones Digit

Mr. Nelson Tei

Monday 3.30 – 5.00pm

  • B.Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya
  • 4 Years of commercial mobile & web developmement experience
  • Founder of codingbee.my – 4 years of experience teaching secondary students computer science & programming skills

Overview of topics

Week 1 : HTML Basics – Internet Basics, Language syntax, Headings, Paragraphs
Week 2 : HTML Basics – List, Hyperlink, Image
Week 3 : HTML Basics – Video, Audio, Canva Design
Week 4 : HTML Mini Project – Create a two-page website
Week 5 : CSS Basics – Language Syntax, color, background-color, font-size
Week 6 : CSS Basics – The use of classes, id and css selectors
Week 7 : CSS Box Model
Week 8 : CSS Flexbox
Week 9 : CSS Framework – Bulma (part 1)
Week 10 : CSS Framework – Bulma (part 2)
Week 11 : HTML + CSS Website project (Part 1)
Week 12 : HTML + CSS Website project (Part 2)

Mr. Tee Suan Lim

Tuesday 4.15 – 5.45pm

  • More than 10 years in this field of Robotics Education.
  • Has led many school teams to participate in national & international platforms.

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Hello World-Program LED matrix display to give a sense of emotion to your rero: micro.
Week 2 : Color Splash- Program RGB LEDs to light up your world with dazzling color.
Week 3 : Let the Music Begin- Program Button A/B input and piezo buzzer to play music.
Week 4 : Let’s Move It- Program rero:micro to explore its surrounding.
Week 5 : Collison Detection- Program rero:micro to react to changes in accelerometer reading.
Week 6 : Obstacle Detection- Program rero:micro to avoid obstacles along its path using ultrasonic sensor.
Week 7 : Light & Shadow- Program rero:micro to respond to different light levels.
Week 8 : Follow the Line- Program rero:micro to follow the track using IR sensors.
Week 9 : Conjunction Junction- Program rero:micro to count junction(s) and navigate the track.
Week 10 : Escape the Ring- Program rero:micro to move within the white surface and find its way out.
Week 11 : Mission Task 1- Preparation for RAC Competition
Week 12 : Mission Task 2- Preparation for RAC Competition

Category Four: The Arts

Ms. Lim Car-Men

Wednesday 3.30 – 5.00pm

  • Degree in Music from University of Malaya
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Emerged as Champion and Most Popular Song Award, the 14th Chinese Song Writing Competition Intervarsity, – Singer, UM, April 2019.
  • Achieved Gold in International Choir Competition, the 16th Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod, KLPAC, Nov 2018.
  • Composing a Song ‘Let’s Drive to the Future’, Graduation Song of Pintar College 10th Graduation Ceremony, September 2017.

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Introduction to Music CCA
Week 2 : Recognising Solfege with Notes I
Week 3 : Recognising Solfege with Notes II
Week 4 : Warm Up Planning I
Week 5 : Distribution of Music Projects
Week 6 : Warm Up Planning II
Week 7 : Body Percussion
Week 8 : Song Distribution
Week 9 : Musical Games
Week 10 : Song Practice
Week 11 : Song Practice
Week 12 : Project Showcase

Ms. Ng Wei Li

Friday 1.15 – 2.45pm

  • BA (Hons) Visual Communication Illustration , First Class Honours, Birmingham City University , England
  • Previously a tutor at The One Academy Of Communication and Design
  • 5 years working experience with Aspiration
  • Industry Professional illustrator of 7 years and counting
  • One of the main focus is to expose the students to many different art forms and ideas as well as encourage them to be more adventurous , confident and knowledgeable about art and its history as well.

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Watercolour technique
Week 2 : Decorative Clay bowls (semi-sculpting) (1/2)
Week 3 : Painting Decorative Clay bowls (2/2)
Week 4 : String ball light
Week 5 : Toothbrush Art
Week 6 : Playing with Pastels
Week 7 : String Texture Surface Pattern
Week 8 : Painting landscape
Week 9 : Spray paint with doily
Week 10 : Drawing : Cookies and Sweets
Week 11 : DIY Frame
Week 12 : Art themed games (boardgames)

Mr. Lew Chee Chin

Friday 1.15 – 2.45pm

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing & Management, Northwood University Michigan USA
  • Malaysia Top 10 Magicians by Top 10 Magazine Malaysia
  • Malaysia Top 8 Magicians by SingaporeBooking.com
  • Magic Consultant for Kidzania Malaysia
  • Appeared on live TV shows & radio stations
  • Magic Teacher on local TV program
  • Ambassador of Shark Savers Malaysia

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Rubber Band Magic
Week 2 : Coin Magic 1
Week 3 : Rope Magic
Week 4 : Cards Magic
Week 5 : Mind Magic
Week 6 : DIY Magic Props 1
Week 7 : Paper Magic
Week 8 : Object Levitation Magic
Week 9 : Money Bill Magic
Week 10 : Coin Magic 2
Week 11 : Vanishing Magic
Week 12 : DIY Magic Props 2

Mr. David Natanial

Friday 1.15 – 2.45pm

  • Creative Director and teacher at The Code Rig
  • 4 years teaching experience
  • Creator of the 3D Modelling module at The Code Rig
  • Upgrades software and creates new interface for 3D printers

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Introduction to 3D Modelling and 3D Printers
Week 2 : Design and 3D print a stationery holder
Week 3 : Turning 2D Designs into 3D Models
Week 4 : Design and 3D print a phone stand
Week 5 : Design your dream room
Week 6 : Design a vase with spiralize outer contour
Week 7 : Exploration (create and print own product)
Week 8 : Design and print an optical illusion model
Week 9 : Design thinking for pollution problem
Week 10 : Invent a device that can move through a pipe (Part 1)
Week 11 : Invent a device that can move through a pipe (Part 2)
Week 12 : Biomimicry and using nature as a design partner

Category Five: Sports & Games

Claire Foo Jing Er

Monday 4.15 – 5.45pm

  • Women Fide Master (WFM) – elect
  • Bronze medallist Girls U14 Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Bronze medallist Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship 2018 (Shanghai, China)
  • Malaysian representative to various international level chess tournaments

Overview of topics

Week 1 : Assessment of skill
Week 2 : Tactics 1+ Sparing
Week 3 : Tactics 2+ Sparing
Week 4 : Tactics 3+ Sparing
Week 5 : Endgame 1+ Sparing
Week 6 : Endgame 2+ Sparing
Week 7 : Endgame 3+ Sparing
Week 8 : Opening 1+ Sparing
Week 9 : Opening 2+ Sparing
Week 10 : Opening 3+ Sparing
Week 11 : Revision + Sparing
Week 12 : Revision + Sparing