Dance

Dance is a form of art that shows expression. It is a technique consisting of selected sequences of human movements. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. 
In our Dance Programme, students will get to explore the different genres of dance movements through music. This stimulates imagination and promote creativity. Our goal is to awaken interest, enthusiasm and self confidence through dance, at the same time, find enjoyment in doing so.

“I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words” – Ruth St. Denis

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

What is contemporary dance?

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines several dance genres including modern, jazz and lyrical dance as well as classical ballet. This form of dance strives to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance emphasise versatility and improvisation, it focuses on floorwork and can be performed in many different styles of music.

What you learn..

For the foundation class, the basic technique will be strengthened to help build the self confidence. This also helps the dancers in the exploration and creation of unique movements with the body.

In the intermediate and advanced classes, the basic techniques will be enhanced. Dancers will move to a more advanced level of skills.
Improvisation or composition will also be conducted in the class.

Who can join?

Open to all – 12 years old and above. Lesson duration is 1 hour.

MODERN JAZZ DANCE
What is modern jazz dance?

Modern Jazz Dance is a dance form where dancers can groove to the newest pop tunes. It encourages flexibility and discipline, all at the same time. The dance will cover techniques of warm up, floor movement, as well as improvisation and self expression skills. Students will be exposed to different genres of jazz movement such as hip hop/ funk, Broadway and lyrical dance.

What you learn..

For foundation classes, the basic movements will be conducted and this will help the students to get the groove at the same time. Showmanship is important in the dance presentation or performance, therefore the instructor inspires the students to express themselves through their showmanship.

For intermediate or advanced levels, the process of teaching the techniques and styles of movement will be more vigorous.

Who can join?

Open to all – 10 years old and above. Lesson duration is 1 hour.

CREATIVE DANCE
What is creative dance?

Creative dance is a self-expression art form that blends rhythmic movement and aesthetic expression. 
Dancers communicate their ideas, thoughts and feelings which explore the elements of body, time, space and force (energy).
This promotes creative expression, elevates imaginative thinking, and enhance body coordination.

What you learn..

Dancers learn to develop body movements and create rhythmic patterns through a combination of time elements (tempo, beat, accent and duration).
They will also explore spatial elements such as direction, level and range. In addition, there is use of a variety of materials or props to enhance their creative movement vocabulary.

Who can join?

Open to all – ages between 6 – 9 years. Lesson duration is 1 hour.

TRADITIONAL DANCES OF MALAYSIA
Dancers learn the basic dance techniques of the local dance forms especially the footsteps and hand gestures. 
This will build their focus on their body posture, strength, balance, flexibility and stamina.

Traditional dances of Malaysia include:

    • Malay Folk Dance (Joget, Inang, Zapin, Wau Bulan, etc)
    • Malay Classical Dance (Asyik, Joget Gamelan Mak Yong and Layang Mas)
    • Chinese Dance
    • Indian Classical and Folk Dance
    • East Malaysia Ethnic Dances

Dancers will also learn to master the skill of handling props that are used in traditional dances, such as fans, bamboo, long sleeves and candles.

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Nazura binti Abdul Wahab

Subject

Bahasa Melayu and Pendidikan Moral

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Humanities (UKM)

Teaching Experience

20 years

Ms Nazura believes that there is no limit in achieving a quality education, as the knowledge and learning process will continue to evolve over time. She is passionate about learning something new everyday to further improve herself as well as sharing them with her students. Students’ achievements motivate her the most. Her passion in teaching Bahasa Melayu has helped her to maintain an overall grade of 100% passing rates for her students. As a level coordinator with 20 years of teaching experience, she imparts her knowledge and wisdom in designing interactive and engaging class delivery with fellow teachers. She understands that slides and videos have to be interactive for students to read and harvesting the power of latest apps and technology will further improves students’ engagement.

Achievements

Bahasa Melayu SPM – 100% passing rate (2019)

Bahasa Melayu PT3 – 100% passing rate 2019 (Lisan 91.7% A’s; Bertulis 41.7% A’s)

Bahasa Melayu PT3- 100% passing rate 2018 (Lisan 88.2% A’s; Bertulis 41.2% A’s)

Pendidikan Moral SPM – 100% passing rate in 2017 (45% A’s)

Rozian binti Mohd Lizan

Subject

Science and Physics

Qualification

Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Physics (UKM)

Teaching Experience

7 years

Ms Rozian has been in the education field for 13 years with various working experiences in kindergarten, primary, secondary, tuitions, and foundation level. Over the years, she founds that teaching secondary level fits her passion and interest. During her free time, she likes to do recreation with family, cooking and watching movies. Ms Rozian is passionate about learning something to enhance her education management skills. She believes that quality education can be achieved with quality content and delivery, to allow the students to understand the purpose of education. Education is limitless – can be obtained or gained anywhere and no longer confined to the physical spaces of schools. 

Achievements

Physics SPM – 2019 (54.4% A’s) 

Science SPM – 2018: (68.6% A’s) 

Physics SPM – 2018 (36% A’s)

Science SPM – 2017 (43.3% A’s)

Physics SPM – 2017 (47.7% A’s)

Science SPM – 2016 (68.4% A’s) 

Physics SPM – 2015 (58.6% A’s)

 

Nuur Dhuhaa Binti Jaafar

Subject

Commerce and Economy

Qualification

B.Ed (Hons) Commerce (UNITAR)

Teaching Experience

8 years

Ms Nuur Dhuhaa started her career as management trainee in one of the higher educational institutions with experience in Human Resource Management before joining Cempaka. Since 2013, she maintains 100% passing rates for all students for both Commerce and Economy subjects. 

She loves to read books and travel with families when she gets the chance. What motivates her is the experience of life. Take the misfortune and problem as life experiences and lessons. It will make ones more mature and change for the better. 

Ms Nuur Dhuhaa idea of quality education is by keeping pace with time especially with the teaching methods and the medium used.  Teachers need to be more resourceful in collecting as much information related to the subjects, as well as general knowledge to share with students. Thus, the students will refer to teachers with the correct facts rather than researching themselves in Google.

Achievements

Commerce SPM – 100% passing rate (2013-2019)

Business SPM – 100% passing rate (2013-2019)

Chew Kim Fie

Subject

Mathematics

Qualification

MSc Engineering Mathematics (UTM),

B.Eng Communication & Electronic Engineering (UCSI).

Teaching Experience

12 years

Mr Chew was an engineer by profession before shifted to the education line in 2008. His passion to teach leads to 6 Best Department Awards for SPM for producing the highest percentage of students getting A’s in Mathematics. 

According to Mr Chew, quality education must include instilling a fine learning attitude in students and guiding students along with their learning pathway. He strongly believes that a student who has a fine learning attitude although he/she is weak academically, the student is still able to achieve good results in examinations with the proper guidance from the teacher.

He enjoys competitive running and had been one of the top tenth runners in men’s senior category in few Half Marathon events in Malaysia.

Achievements

Six ‘Best Department Award’ SPM 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018

Mathematics Moderator PT3 for 2018, 2019

Hylesa Juntan

Subject

History

Qualification

Masters of Human Resource Development (UPM)

Bachelor of Technology Management (UTM)

Teaching Experience

15 Years

Ms Helysa found passion for teaching as she loves to interact with the students and enjoys sharing knowledge with others. She maintained 100% passing rates for Sejarah with more than 55% of her students achieved A’s for SPM 2019 and 2018. Her Form 5, 2018 Sejarah team was awarded First Place in “Drawing on the Past to Serve the Future” Competition organised by Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya – an Information Literacy Programme on14 July 2018. 

Ms Hylesa likes to visit interesting places to learn about their history and culture. She also likes to try new cooking based on recipes shared in social media. She also believes that education needs to keep pace with the current technological advancement where teaching methods need to be varied to attract students, not only to produce excellent results but also to prepare them to compete in the future. 

Achievements:

First Place – Drawing on the Past to Serve the Future by Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya (2018)

Sejarah SPM – 100% passing rates in 2019 (68.2% A’s)

Sejarah SPM – 100% passing rates in 2018 (55.9% A’s)

Sejarah PMR – 100% passing rates (2009-2012)

 

Ting Ming Sing

Subject

Add Maths

Qualification

BSc (Hons.) Actuarial Science (UKM)

Teaching Experience

12 years

Mr Ting found his passion in Mathematics since his schooling days as he was actively participating in various Math Olympiads competitions. After graduation, he started his teaching career with Cempaka Schools since 2008 and had been maintaining 100% passing rate for Add Maths since then.  To pass times, he enjoys playing Chess (including Chinese Chess) and loves to spend time solving Maths Olympiad questions. He is highly dedicated to teaching and giving guidance to his students and finds passion in helping them to improve academically.

Achievements

Add Math SPM – 100% passing rate (2008 – 2019) 

Mohd Hilmie bin Jafar

Subject

Bahasa Melayu, Malay IGCSE (IGCSE MFL Oral examiner)

Qualification

Bachelor in Malay Literature (UM)

Teaching Experience

10 years

As a qualified and experienced teacher, Mr Mohd Hilmie is self-driven and focuses on individual needs of students while inspiring them to achieve their fullest potential. He has a passion for education and believes that ‘Nothing Is Impossible’, a mantra he holds very strong to his heart. Mr Mohd Hilmie has been with Cempaka Schools for more than 10 years now and since then, the percentage of pass for BM at school increases. In his role as an educator and an advocate for excellence in student achievement, Mr Mohd Hilmie has attended many Education conferences as part of self development. As a role model, he  is actively involved in co-curricular activities aimed to inspire students to achieve beyond academics. His involvement in a myriad of interests that include culture & arts, public speaking, education transformation, traditional music, entrepreneurship , environmental awareness and voluntary work sets him apart from his contemporaries.  When not engaged in teaching duties, Mr Mohd Hilmie enjoys cooking, outdoor activities and to learn new things.

Norasyikin binti Mat Rashid

Subject

Visual Art 

Qualification

Master in Art Education

Degree in Photography

Diploma in Photography (UiTM)

Teaching Experience

5 years

Ms Norasyikin specializes in digital photography with experience of working as Graphic Designer with vast knowledge and skills in Digital Media drawing and painting. As a teacher, she feels responsible to nurture and develop students’ skills in Art. Her idea of quality education is when a teacher encourage the students to think rather than just delivering contents. She is passionate in contributing a positive impact on her students’ future. During her free time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, and painting.

Achievements

Visual Art (SPM) – 100% passing rates (2014-2019)

Josephine Yap

Subject

Chemistry

Qualification

MBA (UUM), BSc (Hons.)

Chemistry (UKM)

Teaching Experience

11 years

Ms Josephine is passionate about spreading chemistry knowledge to the younger generations ensuring a continuous motivation and interest to learn more about this subject. During her free time, Ms Josephine enjoys doing yoga, baking and jogging.

 

Achievements

Chemistry SPM – 100% passing rate (more than 60% A’s score) since 2009-2019

Nadhirah Mohd Nasir

Subject

Bahasa Melayu, Malay IGCSE (IGCSE MFL Oral examiner)

Qualification

Bachelor in English Language (IIUM)

Teaching Experience

5 years

Ms Nadhirah is an English teacher with over 5 years of experience in teaching methodologies, documenting all lessons, organizing healthy group discussions, and mentoring troubled students. She possesses an ability to communicate complex information in an understandable way that students can easily comprehend. Furthermore,  she is specialized in simplifying lesson plans to achieve curriculum objectives, without sacrificing quality in the content. 

She enjoys designing the interior of her house and thrifting during her free time. 

Brian Cheong Chi Hou

Subject

Bahasa Melayu, Malay IGCSE (IGCSE MFL Oral examiner)

Qualification

Bachelor of Education (Hons.) Language and Literature

Minor in Counseling (UniRazak)​

Teaching Experience

10 years

For almost 10 years teaching in various schools, Mr Brian have taught various English syllabus ranging from the national syllabus (PT3/SPM) up to Cambridge IGCSE (ESL/EFL). He also taught dyslexic, slow learners and specials kids English to pass the exam with a minimum grade of B. He also taught English to Chinese students from China and preparing them for their IELTS examinations. 2016 batch of Chinese Students from China scored a minimum level 7 in their IELTS exam. During his free time, Mr Brian likes to read and find interesting education-related videos to share in class. Mr Brian is passionate about educating the younger generation to ensure that they turn out to be the best of both worlds/generation. His motivation is seeing the students making something of themselves with the knowledge and skills equipped amongst them.  Mr Brian believes that a quality education is where the students are able to grow with the teacher and progress with the teacher that allows both teacher and students to constantly learn something new everyday.