January 2016



KYSIS Dim Din Night 2016 By Nur Maisarah AS6

Dim means dark or night and din means noise. Indeed, the KYSIS students did enjoy a fun and noisy night on the 16th of January 2016. KYSIS Dim Din Night is an annual event held to showcase the talents of the KYSIS’ students. This time, the Dim Din Night is held under the jungle theme. Dancing, singing, musical production and even dikir barat performances were performed on that night. The event was held in the KYS Great Hall and performances were from our very own talented KYSIS students including a horn concerto by our charismatic Biology teacher Mr. Christian Setzer. The audience included parents, teachers, our fellow neighbour KYS Business School, and students from KYSM were awed and mesmerized with all of the performances. 



Next up was traditional dance performances, which included the graceful Asmaradana dance choreographed by Syafiqa Afrina, the fun Bollywood dance choreographed by Jessryna and a powerful dikir barat performance led by Zulheiri.

After that, the most anticipated show of the whole night began, The Lion King musical. The Lion King musical scripts’ were written by Tengku Nur Sabrina, Sofea Azlan and Siti Sarah under the guidance of Ms. Rena. Not to forget, our Mr. Setzer who trained the actors’ vocals and guided them to improve their acting. The musical was very entertaining and received much praise and compliments from the audience. Nur Syairah and Azhad Arif , as Simba and Zufar Zulqarnain as Scar indeed showed very convincing acting and singing skills. The props designers, Nadiah Zaidil and Iman Nurhanise, and the make-up artist, Izzati Hananin, did a very good job too in preparing beautiful and realistic costumes and props for the Lion King musical.


Later on stage was a special performance from our neighbours, the KYS Business School.  Nine students from KYSB showcased a very energetic choreography with a jungle theme. The audience were again entertained with a soothing guitar performance from our own KYSIS guitar club members, which have only been learning the guitar since August. The last performance was a fast paced modern dance to the song ‘Papi’ by Jennifer Lopez. Before that, a group of gentlemen from KYSIS performed a suave dance to the Suit and Tie song by Justin Timberlake, and oh my, the crowd was cheering for the gentlemen. The choreography for both dances was once again created by Syafiqa Afrina.
All in all, after much blood, sweat and tears, the KYSIS Dim Din Night 2016 was a huge success and it will surely be a memorable one. The KYSIS Newsletter Team wishes congratulations to the whole KYSIS community for making this event a sweet success.




Christmas is Here By Sarah Sofina AS2

Santa is coming to town, Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, streets are transformed into glittering highways with lights on the trees and colourful decorations to brighten the dark nights, you can now see the wonderful decorated Christmas trees almost everywhere, and listen to the Christmas songs blasting from shops. Christmas season is coming and what better way to appreciate the joys of Christmas and its magic inside than to know its history?

Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Christians believe Christ is the son of God.
Actually, no one knows the exact date of Jesus birthday! So in the 4th Century, Pope Julius I chose December 25th. There are also other theories as to why Christmas is celebrated on December 25th. A very early Christian tradition said that the day when Mary was told that she would have a very special baby, Jesus (called the Annunciation) was on March 25th. Therefore, nine months after the 25th March is the 25th December!

Christmas is celebrated worldwide in a variety of ways. Days or even weeks before Christmas Day, many people would decorate their homes and gardens with lights, Christmas trees and much more. It is common to organize a special meal, often consisting of turkey and a lot of other festive foods, for family or friends and exchange gifts with them. Children, in particular, often receive a lot of gifts from their parents, other relatives and Santa Claus. It is definitely a time of joy as you spend your time with your family at home and have a nice and delicious home cooked meal.

So, where did Santa Claus came from? In 4th century a shy bishop in Turkey, named Saint Nicholas would leave goodies for children. The Dutch children called him Sinter Klass and made it a tradition to put shoes by the fireplace to put gifts in. Later, Dutch settlers told the legend of Sinter Klaas when they came to North America and he quickly became known as Santa Claus. The Santa we know today is a grandfatherly man with a big round belly, a bushy white beard and a red and white suit. Santa used to wear a lot of different coloured suits but Coca-Cola popularized the red outfit that he wears today in an ad campaign in the 1930s.

There are so many things to look forward to in Christmas. From getting the decorations down from the loft again and deciding how to design your Christmas tree this year, to midnight mass and crisp winter weather – but the thing to look forward to most is the way family, friends and strangers’ faces light up at simple things like a shining tree and presents. Merry Christmas from us, the KYSIS Newsletter Team!

PROPHET MUHAMMAD’s BIRTHDAY By Nadiah Husna AS2

Maulidur Rasul is the birthday of Islam’s last prophet, Muhammad s.a.w. It is celebrated on the 12th Rabi’ Al-Awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. The date is said to be in the year of ‘elephants’ at that time and falls on Monday, 23rd April 571.

Every year, Muslims around the world will celebrate this day as a remembrance of the beloved prophet. It is recognized as a national holiday in most of the Muslim-majority countries. The celebration is not an obligation as it is considered a religious innovation (bid'ah) by some. However, it is considered as a good bid’ah therefore Muslims choose to celebrate it.
In Malaysia, Muslims celebrate this day by having a Mawlid processions, religion forums and talks. Usually, people will be wearing Baju Melayu with Sampin, or Baju Kurung.
This day is also celebrated to increase the love towards the prophet and his teachings. Muslims are encouraged to do the invocation which praises the prophet and God every day.