Passeport Francophone (French Day)

Wednesday 8 April 2015


China Pyramid Oriental Dance troupe with Principal Richard Clark and Deputy Neil Clayton

 


Year 7, 8, 9 students performing Celine Dion’s song 'Sous the Vent'.

 


Year 7, 8, 9 students performing Celine Dion’s song ‘Sous the Vent’

 


Year 2

 


Year 8 sketch about learning French

 


People of Francophone countries, acted by Year 3

 


Ballet by Year 5 student Rayna Diaz Turner

 


Opening act of the Francophone show was Sotaro Nagata of 7A playing 'Reverie' by Claude Debussy and 'Novelette No. 1 in C Major' by Francis Poulenc

 


Year 6 travel agents

 


HE Nasreddine Rimouche, Ambassador of Algeria, with Year 1 student Erwan Lim, while prefect Mustaqim bin Mohammad Iqbal looks on

On 26 March 2015 we at APIS held our Passeport Francophone (French-Speaking Passport), or Day of Speaking French.

 

Parents and visitors had this experience:

1. Viewed a show/concert in the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH), in which 190 students of all ages taking French sang, danced and acted, showcasing their knowledge of French language and culture, along with guest dancers from China and Guinea, who amazed the audience with their dancing flair and costumes;

 

2. Visited tables inside the MPH, where APIS students acted as travel agents advising about a particular French-speaking country, showing their posters and props about those countries;

 

3. Visited tables outside the MPH, where guest companies from French-speaking countries exhibited their products or services;
 

4. Enjoyed buffet refreshments with a French theme.

 

The event was graced by special guests from the diplomatic missions of several countries where French is spoken or which have a tradition of French culture: Cambodia, Algeria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Senegal, and notably by Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom, the Ambassador of Cambodia, and His Excellency M. Nasreddine Rimouche, the Ambassador of Algeria.

 

Principal's Address In French

Votre Altesse Royale, Vos Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs,
 

Nous sommes heureux de vous accueillir à l’école internationale Asia Pacific. Merci d’être venus participer à notre “Passeport Francophone”, notre journée dédiée à la langue française.

 

Nous sommes ravis d’avoir parmi nous :

 

Son Altesse Royale Norodom Arunrasmy, l’Ambassadrice du Cambodge;

 

Son Excellence Monsieur l’Ambassadeur de l’Algérie Nasreddine Rimouche;

 

De l’Ambassade de France, l’Attachée de Coopération pour le français Madame Pauline Vey;

 

Le Premier Conseiller de l’Ambassade de Suisse Monsieur Rolf Ott;

 

De l’Ambassade de Belgique, Mesdames Soumia Sassoui et Massilia Chabane; ainsi que les représentants d’entreprises et des artistes francophones.

 

Merci infiniment de votre présence qui embellit notre fête de la Francophonie.

 

Merci également aux parents des élèves participant. Il y a cent quatre vingt dix élèves étudiant le français à notre école, et tous participent à notre célébration aujourd’hui.

 

L’idée du Passeport Francophone est venue de nos deux professeurs de français, Madame Aline Guibert et Madame Raymonde Veillette. Madame Aline est française, et Madame Raymonde est canadienne. Toutes deux enseignent le français à tous les niveaux à notre école. Elles ont travaillé dur afin d’élaborer différents actes et faire répéter les élèves, que vous êtes sur le point de voir. Elles ont été aidées par l’ensemble de nos équipes pédagogique, logistique et informatique. Je voudrais également remercier notre chef de marketing Madame Celine Koh, qui a tenu le rôle de directrice de projet, ainsi que mes collègues de l’administration dans l’école et dans le groupe Asia Pacific.

 

Nous remercions l’Ambassade du Liban d’avoir l’amabilité d’offrir à nos élèves un buffet de leurs spécialités nationales.

 

L’ensemble de notre équipe à l’école internationale Asia Pacific espère que nos invités et parents apprécieront notre spectacle ainsi que les activités suivant celui-ci.

 

Maintenant, à nos élèves-interprètes et à nos invités-artistes: ma profonde et joyeuse estime et bonne chance. Merci.

 

Principal's Address Translated into English

Your Royal Highness, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

We are pleased to welcome you to Asia Pacific International School. Thank you for coming to participate in our Passport Francophone, our day dedicated to the French language.

 

We are delighted to have with us:

 

HRH Norodom Arunrasmy, Ambassador of Cambodia;

 

His Excellency the Ambassador of Algeria Nasreddine Rimouche;

 

From the Embassy of France, Secretary of Cooperation for French Language Madame Pauline Vey;

 

The First Counsellor of the Embassy of Switzerland Mr. Rolf Ott;

 

From the Embassy of Belgium, Madame Soumia Sassoui and Madame Massilia Chabane; as well as business representatives and French-speaking artists.

 

Thank you very much for your presence, which graces our Francophonie Day.

 

Also thank you to the parents of students participating. There are one hundred and ninety students studying French at our school and all are participating in our celebration today.

 

The idea for Passeport Francophone came from our two French teachers, Madame Aline Guibert and Madame Raymonde Veillette. Madame Aline is French, and Madame Raymonde is Canadian. Both teach French at all levels in our school. They have worked hard to develop the different acts and to rehearse the students that you are about to see. They were helped by all of our teams, teachers, logistics and IT. I would also like to thank our marketing manager Ms Celine Koh, who undertook the role of project manager, as well as my colleagues in the administration in the school and in the Asia Pacific group.

 

We thank the Embassy of Lebanon, who have been so kind as to offer our students a buffet of national specialties.

 

Our entire team at Asia Pacific International School hope our guests and parents will appreciate our show and the activities following it.

 

Now to our student performers and our guests artists: my heartiest appreciation and good luck. Thank you.


HE Nasreddine Rimouche, Ambassador of Algeria


HRH Princess Norodom Arunrasmy,
Ambassador of Cambodia,
with Year 2 student Simon D’Cruz and
Reception student Nora Lim


Year 2 students


 


Principal Dr Richard Clark

(left to right) Mme Pauline Vey, Secretary of Cooperation for French Language, Embassy of France, Mr Neil Clayton, Deputy Principal, HRH Princess Norodom Arunrasmy, Ambassador of Cambodia, Dr Richard Clark, Principal, M Rolf Otte, First Counsellor of the Embassy of Switzerland, Mme Massilia Chabane and Mme Soumia Sassoui from the Embassy of Belgium

On Lepetitjournal.com
ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - Une fête sous le signe de la francophonie
http://www.lepetitjournal.com/kuala-lumpur/communaute/francophonie/211664-asia-pacific-international-school-une-fete-sous-le-signe-de-la-francophonie