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The Star, March 8, 2011
100 memorable Malaysian Women - Part 4
DATIN PADUKA SISTER ENDA RYANAGE: 83The founder of Assunta Primary School and Assunta Secondary School in Petaling Jaya and chairperson of the SM Assunta Board of Governors arrived in Malaya in 1954 to set up schools for girls. She immediately set up Assunta Primary School, followed by Assunta Secondary School the following year. She became the first headmistress of the schools.
NTV7, The Breakfast Show, July 28, 2008
Assunta Spirit Alive!
Assunta Alumni President Teresa Chan talks about her old school experiences and the forthcoming Assunta Golden Jubilee Gala Dinner.
The Star, July 28, 2008
Nurturing young women
By ELINA KAMARUZZAMAN: EVERY school has a story to tell and Assunta Secondary School’s history owes its uniqueness to her founder Datin Paduka Sister Enda Ryan, who is proud to be able to witness the school in Selangor turning 50 this year.
The Star, April 11, 2008
SMK Assunta launches golden jubilee celebrations
AFTER months of anticipation and anxiety over not having enough money, students and teachers of Assunta Secondary Girls School can now look with pride at their school’s new art centre.
The New Straits Times, April 8, 2007
Assunta turns 50
ELINA KAMARUZZAMAN takes a trip down memory lane as her alma mater, one of PJ’s most prominent landmarks, celebrates its Golden Jubilee.
The Star, December 27, 2007
Emotional reunion for Jeanne and Sister Enda
KUALA LUMPUR: “That is my former headmistress!” Datin Paduka Seri Jeanne Abdullah excitedly told her husband Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi the moment they arrived for a Christmas high tea reception.
The Star, December 18, 2007
Guiding light to generations of girls
WITH her genial smile, simplicity and down-to-earth nature, one easily warms up to and gets comfortable with Datin Paduka Sister Enda Ryan. Her words carry depth in meaning and her advice, wisdom.
The New Straits Times, December 12, 2007
Humbled by Sultan’s kind gesture
KLANG: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has always been known for not standing on ceremony. And yesterday he showed exquisite consideration for the two elderly recipients of the Dato Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (DSIS) award.
The Star, December 12, 2007
A Ruler with a common touch
Four experience first hand Sultan’s graciousness
KLANG: Four recipients experienced first hand Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s graciousness and benevolence at the awards ceremony in conjunction with his 62nd birthday yesterday.
BERNAMA, December 11, 2007
Sister Enda's Recipe For Success: Nurture The Seed Of Peace And Harmony
PETALING JAYA, Dec 11 (Bernama) -- Nurture the seed of peace and harmony with the water of appreciation and understanding of cultures, customs and religions.
mStar Online, December 11, 2007
Sister Enda: Berhimpun jika tiada lagi ruang bersuara
PETALING JAYA: Bajailah benih keamanan dan keharmonian dengan penghayatan dan kefahaman tentang budaya, adat resam dan agama kerana ia amat berkesan bagi mencapai kejayaan, demikian petua amat berharga daripada Sister Enda Ryan, pengasas Sekolah Rendah dan Sekolah Menengah Assunta, Petaling Jaya.
New Straits Times, December 11, 2007
Selangor Sultan's Birthday: Mangalam and Sister Enda on honours list
KLANG: Social worker Mother Mangalam Iyaswamy Iyer and former principal Sister Enda Ryan will be conferred the Dato' Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (DSIS) today.
The Star, December 11, 2007
PM’s wife leads list of award recipients
...Among them are president of the Pure Life Society orphanage Mother S. Mangalam, Irish nun Sister Ryan Ellen Philomena @ Sister Enda, who set up the Assunta School, and Journal Malaysian branch of the Royal Asiatic Society historian John Michael Gullick..
The Star, December 10, 2007
Datin Paduka Seri award for Jeanne
KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah will be awarded the Darjah Kebesaran Seri Paduka Mahkota Selangor (SPMS) in conjunction with the 62nd birthday of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
Sunday Star, November 11, 2007
Very much a mother at heart
Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah raised her children with a firm
hand and a warm heart, just like the way she herself was
raised. If there is any quarrel it must be resolved by the
time they get to the dinner table.
New Straits Times, September 22, 2007
SCHOOLS: A taste of corporate life
SMK Assunta's Form Four students had a taste of working life when the boardroom was brought into the classroom.
HELP MediaCentre, 20 September 2007
HELP’s 8th Law Olympiad 2007
HELP University College’s famous Law Olympiad was extended for the first time to secondary schools in the Southern Corridor and East Malaysia.
Sunday Star, July 29, 2007
A night to remember
THE SMK Assunta English Literary and Debating Society's Literary Night was performed to a full house of parents and students from neighbouring schools.
BERNAMA, June 6, 2007
Prime Minister To Wed Jeanne Abdullah
PUTRAJAYA, June 6 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will marry Jeanne Abdullah, 53, on Saturday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Wednesday.
The Star, April 28, 2007
Having fun taking on an uphill task
ATHLETIC Chermaine Poo showed off her sports prowess recently when she scaled a rock-climbing wall in 31 seconds at the Fitness First Wall Climbing Challenge, and had another go at the wall later.
New Straits Times, March 25, 2007
Story behind The Assunta School Song
THE national anthem wasn't the only new song that Assunta School girls learnt in 1957.
New Straits Times, March 25, 2007
Catching UpWith...: Her work’s not finished yet
As the nation prepared for independence in 1957, a tireless Irish nun was composing a school song and helping a premier girls’ school in Petaling Jaya take shape. WILSON HENRY revisits the convent where the first plans for Assunta School were made.
New Straits Times, March 8, 2007
Welcome Home, Sister Enda
Assunta Secondary School Alumni Association will be holding its annual general meeting and Welcome Home Tea Party on March 17 at 2.30pm at the school canteen.
The Star, February 23, 2007
Forensics of a different sort at tourney
WHEN we think about forensics, the television series Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) always comes to mind. However, as far as the International School Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) South-East Asia Forensics Tournament is concerned, this is not at all true.
The Star, Saturday August 26, 2006
Giving them hope, a brighter future
THE Assunta Children’s Society (ACS) was a hive of activity last Saturday as its children and volunteers made preparations for a charity carnival to be held the next morning.
Sunday Star, May 14, 2006
Project in benefit of homes
SOME 40 children from Assunta Children's Society and Agathian Shelter in Petaling Jaya had a boisterous time at the Express, Impress and Shine event – a fun-filled activity organised by 15 final semester advertising students of Institute Advertising Communication Training (IACT) in Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya.
The Star Online, News, Tuesday March 22, 2005
Tips for future journalists
KUANTAN: News stories must be straight to the point and exciting to capture the reader's attention. SK Assunta Convent, Kuantan, produced the best-designed newspaper.
Sunday Mail, January 16, 2006
Assunta founder receives honorary Irish degree
SISTER Enda Ryan was recently awarded an Honorary Master of Arts (MA) degree at the National University of Ireland, Galway, for her contribution to education in Malaysia.
The Star, July 11, 2004
Literary Night at SMK Assunta
SMK Assunta’s Literary Night once again lived up to its reputation of awing, exciting and inspiring audiences over the years.
The Star, StarMetro Central, June 18, 2004
Bakery plant tour for 20 kids
HIGH 5 and the Leo Club of Sekolah Menengah Assunta PJ recently reached out and touched the hearts of 20 children from Rumah Hope when they took them on a tour of the Silver Bird Complex in Shah Alam.
Sunday Star, Star Education, June 13, 2004
High time to shape up
With the formation of the National Council for Fitness, Malaysians are encouraged to scrutinise their lifestyle. JOANNE LIM checks out the fitness level of students and what schools are doing to produce healthy individuals.
Sunday Star, Star Education, November 9, 2003
Farewell to a beloved HM
RETIRING SMK Assunta principal Lim Sew Kwe has always been known as a caring and understanding person who would go out of her way to ensure the welfare of her staff and students.
The Star, StarMetro Central, September 9, 2003
Monthly get-togethers for PJ folk
PETALING Jaya residents will have the chance to gather monthly over informal tea parties just to share their lives as PJ neighbours.
Sunday Star, Star Education, August 17, 2003
Towards better English
IT is never too late to improve your language skills, so how about spending two days learning English from experienced teachers as well as discovering the art and science of using simple body movements to accelerate and enhance performance?
The Star, StarMetro Central, August 2, 2003
Clean-up time for PJ schools
Six schools in Petaling Jaya have got together to prove that they too can make a difference in society under the 'Impact Your World, Clean Up!' campaign.
Sunday Star, Star Education, July 6, 2003
Assunta unearths time capsule
EQUIPPED with gloves and a cangkul, SMK Assunta founder Sister Enda Ryan dug up a time capsule planted by the school's Interact Club exactly 10 years ago, on June 26, 1993.
The Star, StarMetro Central, June 9, 2003
Interactors learn invaluable lessons at camp
DISCIPLINE, understanding, teamwork and service were instilled into 132 Interactors at the four-day Super Camp held in the jungle setting of the Trolak Country Resort last week.
Sunday Star, Star Education, March 2, 2003
Helping needy pupils
COMMUNITY service is nothing new to students of SM Assunta in Petaling Jaya.
The Star, Metro, Tuesday, October 15, 2001
Assuntarians get together
THE Assunta Alumni dinner and dance held at Sunway Lagoon Resort hotel recently, was a chance for old girls to come together and re-establish former acquaintances and forge new ones.
New Straits Times, Wednesday,
September 12, 2001
raises RM1.4m for new block
THE dream of getting a new building
will soon be a reality for Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Assunta in Petaling
Jaya as it has managed to raise enough funds for a new block.
The Star, Tuesday, September
new block named after YTL's wife
THE Puan Sri Kai Yong Yeoh building,
a new block of SMK Assunta in Petaling Jaya will be ready by the end of
next year. The school's principal, Lim Leng Pin, said construction work
on the four-storey building would start before the end of this year.
Sunday Star, Star Education, August 3, 2001
New building, new era
THE Assunta spirit is very much alive!'' declared SM Assunta's founder-principal Sister Enda Ryan as she led students, both past and present, and invited guests in singing the school anthem last Saturday.
The Malay Mail, Tuesday, July
stickers for sale
Car stickers that could save lives
- that's the latest community project undertaken by the Assunta Alumni.
The idea behind this glass sticker-cum-road tax disc holder is for easy
access to important contact numbers in case of any emergency.
The Star, Friday, July 6,
to raise funds for building
MEMBERS of the Assunta Alumni have
organised a carnival to raise funds for the construction of a four-storey
The Star, Thursday, July 5,
from ex-Assuntarians needed to build new block
THE Persatuan Alumni Assunta Committee
(PAAC) is calling former students to contribute to their old school.
The Sun, Wednesday, June 27,
raise RM1 million for new school building
The Assunta High School Alumni Association
(AHSAA) is organising a carnival to raise RM1 million for the school's
New Straits Times, Tuesday
June 26, 2001
THE Assunta Alumni Association is
organising the Assunta Carnival on July 7 at SMK Assunta, Petaling Jaya,
from 8.30am to 2.30pm.
The Malay Mail, Wednesday,
June 20, 2001
is his forte
How many of us lead a double life?
A capable leader and wise boss in the office but a tyrant who uses veto
power at home to brush aside family matters. Or just the opposite.
The Malay Mail, Tuesday, June
fun at Assunta Carnival
ASSUNTA spirit alive! The Assunta
Alumni Committee wants to revive past memories of their student days through
a carnival aimed at bringing them together...
SIN CHEW JIT
POH, Tuesday, June 19,