Alumnae walk down memory lane

“Convent Bukit Nanas (CBN) gave me the core foundation of what I stand for: ethics, principles, integrity and courage. My fond memories range from taking part in Sports Day or Physical Education (PE) in the lower or upper fields, to playing hopscotch, lompat getah, congkak and batu seremban in the white or red hall; from navigating school, the performing arts and national athlete life to learning to recognise right from wrong – all within the school’s historical architecture. CBN was home to grassroots sports development such as rhythmic gymnastics founded by Cikgu Petrina Low. It was a safe space to thrive, which empowered me to pursue gymnastics and my current fields of surgery, leadership and education.”

Former national rhythmic gymnast Dr Farrah-Hani Imran, class of 1994, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre Plastic Surgery, Burns Unit and Wound Care Team head and senior lecturer

“CBN was a wonderful school to be in. It felt special not just because it was an elite school, but also because the primary school buildings had a lovely atmosphere. It provided great education and I managed to befriend lots of people from all kinds of backgrounds. The teachers, too, were wonderful. My school years there were definitely a privilege and a time to be remembered. I am the president of the school’s alumnae today and it feels as if I have never left the place. I hope the CBN girls will continue to embody the school’s motto and keep on shining.”

Marina Yong Poh Nyuk, class of 1971, Selangor Water Management Authority board member

“CBN was the place I went to every day to meet my friends and teachers. I learnt to socialise with friends of different races and picked up many life skills from the teachers along the way. To date, I still remember my years and, of course, my friends from CBN. These were the people who knew me when I was a nerdy kid. I received a wonderful education there and I truly hope that the future generations to come will receive the same.”

Sasibai Kimis, class of 1990, social enterprise Earth Heir founder and chief executive officer

The quotes above were obtained by BRATs participants Yeu-Mynn, NurFatihah and Carrie Ann.

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