SRI KDU

Student Wellbeing

The health and safety of our children and staff are our topmost priority. Sri KDU Schools is committed in providing a safe and secure environment for our community.

 
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Security

There is a security post each at the main entrance and exit to the school premises with guards on 24-hour duty. There are closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the building. For the purpose of security control, all students are required to be dressed in uniform during school hours and while attending co-curricular activities. All teachers, academic and administrative personnel are required to wear the staff identification tag. Parents and other visitors would need to register at the guard post when entering the school compound.


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Infirmary

The school has a full-time registered nurse who provides school nursing services across both Primary and Secondary schools. The nurse provides first aid treatment throughout the school day and during school events.

 
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Pastoral Care

We have a full-time well-qualified School Counsellor who provides support for emotional well-being and career guidance to the students. The Counsellor works with the students in Primary and Secondary in a range of age-appropriate ways and coordinates with other staff as necessary.


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Covid-19 Safety Measures

In our ongoing efforts to create a safe and conducive learning environment for the students return, Sri KDU Schools has established a comprehensive set of COVID-19 safety protocols in partnership with Columbia Asia Hospital. All these safety and hygiene measures taken by the School Administrators comply with rules and regulations as stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Malaysian National Security Council.

On top of the implemented safety measures and stringent guidelines, 100% of our teachers and support staff are fully vaccinated.


Commitment

Taking precautionary steps in ensuring the school is safe from COVID-19 infection by implementing and enforcing strict measures on hygiene practices. All measures taken by the School Administrators comply with rules and regulations as stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Malaysian National Security Council.


Vaccination
  • All school staff will be required to be fully vaccinated before they are allowed onto our school premises. This includes academic/academic-support staff & service providers (security guards, cafeteria operators, cleaners, CCA coaches).
  • Students who are not fully vaccinated will be allowed onto our school premises but temperature checks will be taken before they are allowed to enter the school.
  • The school is actively encouraging all eligible students to participate in the Covid-19 Student Vaccination Programme, though we will not be making this compulsory.

Visitor Control
  • Only fully vaccinated new prospective parents/visitors/service providers are allowed into the school.
  • Unvaccinated children who are not registered with the school are required to undergo an RTK Antigen Test. The child is allowed to enter the school if the test result is negative.
  • Visitors who are waiting for a COVID-19 PCR Test result, under home-quarantine, or having flu-like symptoms will NOT be permitted to enter the school.

Health Screening & Temperature Checks

Everyone who enters the school shall be subjected to the following entrance checks at the school entrance.

  • For all staff, students and visitors: Check for temperature and use hand sanitizer upon arriving.
  • For staff and adult visitors: Scan using the MySejahtera Apps. Only individuals who are fully vaccinated and are currently Low Risk individuals will be allowed into the school premises.

General Personal Hygiene

Everyone at the school shall

  • Wear a face mask at all times. Double-masking is encouraged though not compulsory.
  • Avoid physical contact with other people.
  • Wash hands or use a hand sanitizer (available inside every classroom) frequently.
  • Maintain a 1-metre distance with other people at all times; clear flooring demarcation will be made where applicable.
  • Dispose used masks/gloves or dirty tissues/wipes/paper towels into covered waste bins.

Returning from Overseas after Break/Holiday
  • Staff and students who have just returned from overseas within a 1-month period must be quarantined as per government regulations and allowed to return to school with an authorized clearance status in the MySejahtera Apps.

Cleaning and Disinfection (Sanitizing)
  • There will be daily cleaning and disinfection (sanitizing) of surfaces and objects that are frequently used, including high touch areas and/or objects in the classrooms and all teaching spaces.

Reminders and Signages of COVID Protocols
  • Posters and visuals are installed at all strategic locations around the school to remind students and staff of the COVID protocols in place
  • Teachers will provide regular reminders to students to observe these protocols.
  • Public announcements and reminders will be broadcasted regularly, for example during the arrival time, recess time and/or dismissal time.

Pick-Up or Drop-Off
  • Parents/guardians are allowed to pick-up or drop-off student at designated areas. They are not allowed to exit their vehicles.
  • During drop off time before school begins, temperature checks will be conducted on parents/guardians upon arrival from time to time. If the parent or guardian has an elevated body temperature above 37.5ºC, their child will not be allowed to enter the school for that day. Hence, please refrain from sending your child to school if you or other stay-in family members are feeling unwell.

Private Pick-up (Bus/Van) Services

Bus/Van service provider shall

  • Wear a mask and provide hand sanitizers to students.
  • Take the temperature of each student before boarding the bus/van during pick-up from the students’ homes.
  • Ensure that the number of students in a bus/van at any time is in accordance with the maximum seats available following social distancing.
  • Keep vehicle windows open and adjust air-conditioning (air-flow) to promote air circulation inside the vehicle.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces, such as: vehicle door handle, handrail, windows and seats every day.

Travelling by Public Transport

Staff/student shall

  • Wear a face mask and avoid touching the face. Double-masking is highly recommended
  • Maintain a safe distance from other passengers/commuters.
  • Wash or sanitize hands upon arriving at the school.

Classroom
  • All classroom windows and doors will be opened to allow increased air movement/flow throughout the day. Air-conditioners will continue to be used in each classroom to ensure the temperature is at a comfortable level for students and staff.
  • Students’ seating will be arranged to accommodate physical (social) distancing of 1- metre.
  • Students will be assigned to a fixed seating position within a classroom.
  • Cleaning of all classroom surfaces will be carried out on a daily basis.

Protocols During Class
  • All teachers and students are required to use a face mask when in classroom.
  • Counselling teachers shall conduct regular mental health checks to properly identify students who are likely to be affected by the current control measures at the school.
  • No visitors, including parents will be allowed into an active classroom with students and teachers inside.

Outdoor Activities
  • Outdoor group activities are allowable in accordance with the MOE SOPs. In such cases, students shall come to school wearing the appropriate sports uniform from home.
  • Activities that require physical touching are not allowed.
  • The implementation of group activities around the field, hall or court must meet the 1 to 3 metres physical distancing rule.
  • Students shall bring their own drinking water, food, clothes, face towels and personal equipment.
  • The school will clean and disinfect all surfaces and shared objects after the activity
  • Teachers and students must wash hands with soap and water or with a hand sanitizer before and after the activity.

Mealtimes

Students shall

  • Bring food and cutlery from home if possible. Parents are not allowed to send food to their children during the schooling hours.
  • Wash hands before and after every meal.
  • Not share food, drink or cutlery with other students.
  • Eat in a well-ventilated area supervised by teachers to ensure social distancing is observed at all times.
  • Cafeteria/canteen operator shall
    • Serve pre-packed food only
    • Accept ‘cash-less’ payments.

Toilets and Restrooms

Students shall

  • Wear a face mask at all times. Double-masking is encouraged though not compulsory.
  • Close the toilet seat cover after using and then flush the toilet.
  • Wash hands with soap after using the toilet.
  • Dispose used tissues/towels into the covered bins provided.

Handling of Unwell Student/Staff

The School Nurse shall oversee the following protocols.

  • Any staff or students who show symptoms of illness during the school day will be quarantined for observation (e.g.: monitoring body temperature). No two persons will be in the same quarantine room at any one time.
  • The school will contact the parent/guardian immediately while monitoring the condition.
  • The school will obtain parent’s consent before performing an RTK Antigen Test if the student exhibits flu-like symptoms and will notify the parent/guardian of the test results.

School Dismissal
  • Parents/guardians/drivers to arrive just before the designated pick-up time as the school implements staggered dismissal to minimize crowding.
  • All students must return directly to their homes after the end of school session. Note that this is a condition set by the Ministry of Education and Health.
  • All students are encouraged to take a shower and change clothes after arriving home from school.

Responsibilities

To ensure the above protocols are followed it is vital that all parties play their role and work together to keep our students and staff community safe.

School Administrators are responsible for:

  • Implementing and enforcing proper preventive measures effectively by providing all necessary resources, information and training.
  • Engaging with all stakeholders constantly on the latest development in a prompt and transparent way.

Parents/Guardians are responsible for:

  • Monitoring the child/children closely and their health daily. If they are feeling unwell or developing flu-like symptoms (like fever, cough, sore throat), please do not send the child to school.
  • Helping to explain and remind the child of the importance of social distancing, wearing masks, maintaining personal hygiene and other safety practices before coming to school.
  • Submitting the Travel and Health Self-Declaration Form (SDF) when school reopens after break or holiday.

Students are responsible for:

  • Wearing a face mask properly at all times, maintaining social distancing and personal hygiene at the school.
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  • Innovation centre

    Tech-rich collaboration space – for ideal 21st-century learning. Designed to facilitate a myriad of learning activities, solo learning and testing, but most importantly promote collaborative group work.

    Set up like a google office, in this space our students will learn to program, code, learn about hardware and software as well as website design. It’s much more than mastering the basics of Microsoft office!

  • Audio Visual Hub

    A room created for students to take their video creations to a different level-
    Through the magic of video effects and technology, students can superimpose their subjects onto virtual backgrounds, place them over animated digital backdrops or transport them to a desert oasis.

  • Primary Classroom

    We encourage flexibility and creativity in the classroom. The furniture is moved around to suit the learning theme and activities.

  • Climbing Wall

    Built three stories high, this climbing wall will encourage physical activity, boost memory and cognitive skills, build confidence and provide a place for our students to have fun.

  • Cafeteria

    Students are given an array of selections ranging from local and international cuisine.

  • Running Track

    A 100m sprint training and fitness activities.

  • Speaker’s Corner

    An open stage area where public speaking, debate, and performances are held. This provides the opportunity for every student to shine.

  • Design and Technology Lab

    Design and Technology (D&T) is a school subject under the National Curriculum of England, used for students to develop a range of designing skills and technical skills. This is a highly practical subject using a range of materials and graphic media.

    Students work on many interesting projects here that use state-of-the-art CAD-CAM machines such as the laser cutter and 3D printer.

  • Academic Street

    A very unique space where we showcase our student’s life and achievement. There is also a drone flying area where students can learn and improve their drone flying skills.

  • Speech and Drama Room

    This is our mini black box for structured play and drama activities to be carried out. We will also have performances in this room where parents may be invited to see their talented children in action.

  • Music (Keyboard) Room

    Equipped with keyboards, this room allows students to pick up the basic piano skills and develop themselves to grow as an accomplished pianist

  • Music Room

    Students will have the opportunity to learn to play a selection of musical instruments which include, ukulele, recorder, African drums and percussions.

  • Art Room

    This creative space provides students a platform to express themselves by sparking imagination and developing creative skills. Equipped with easels and large drawing tables, students will be able showcase their best creative skills here.

  • Vocal & Choir Room

    Music and vocal lessons are conducted here. There is a mini stage for students to have performances and previews for parents.

  • Futsal Court

    This indoor futsal court caters to futsal lessons and matches and will also be used for a PE teaching space. The design of this space gives a good flow of natural air while activities are taking place in it.

  • Secondary Classroom

    The classrooms are arranged according to the needs of the teacher. Each classroom is equipped with a SMART TV that enables more interactive lessons to be conducted.

  • Multi-Purpose Hall

    A fully air-conditioned hall where we have our assemblies, sports activities, annual school productions and in future, our IGCSE exams. The hall has a seating capacity of 700

  • Science Lab

    Designed to allow for flexible use of space and furnishings. This is where students engage in exciting practicals to deepen their understanding of the science concepts.

  • Culinary Lab

    Equipped with state of the art kitchen appliances to provide our students the best hands on experience in a real world environment just like in the MasterChef kitchen.

  • Makerspace

    A collaborative work space where our students can make, learn, explore and share ideas on how to innovate with the usage of high tech to no tech tools. This space is to promote STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)

    The lab is equipped with 3D printers, sewing machines, electronic cutters, soldering equipment etc

  • Library

    A calm space where students can come during breaks and after school to do research, read books or do some of their home learning. Our library is stocked with 15000 books and e- books, all recommended and approved by our Principal and school librarians.