Following the success of its Sunway City campus in Kuala Lumpur, Sunway International School’s (SIS) second campus, Sunway Iskandar, was established in Johor 2017.
The Sunway Iskandar campus offers the Canadian (Ontario) Curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 10 and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at Grades 11 and 12. SIS Sunway Iskandar currently has more than 400 students, and was named the “Leader in Canadian Education” at the 2017 Malaysia Canada Business Council’s Business Excellence Awards.
The school offers students a high- tech environment. In addition to the laptop programme in Grades 9, 10 and IB, all classrooms are electronically equipped with overhead projectors and smartboards. The science labs include the latest equipment in science learning and the school boasts dedicated performing arts and visual arts rooms. SIS Sunway Iskandar also features facilities such as a swimming pool, well-equipped playground area for early years students and large field for sports and other activities.
Its Kindergarten programme is enquiry and play-based in order to provide a solid foundation to start Grade 1. Students in Grades 1 to 6 receive enquiry-based teaching, focusing on literacy, numeracy and learning skills, while Grades 7 to 12 prioritise Math, English, Arts and Social Studies. The IB programme emphasises projects, field trips and independent and group work to help develop analytical, communications and research skills.
“All of the teachers at SIS Sunway Iskandar are qualified, with the vast majority trained in Canada and receiving annual certification by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). Their professional qualifications and classroom experience means that our teachers will implement a variety of teaching and learning strategies to ensure progress for all students. We take great pride in SIS Sunway Iskandar, and look forward to developing a collaborative, professional learning community that will meet the needs of all students attending our school. – Anthony Petitti, principal
Sunway International School (Sunway Iskandar)
Jln Persiaran Medini 3, Sunway Iskandar, Bandar Medini Iskandar, 79250 Johor, Malaysia
Ages Taught: 4 to 19 years
School Hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Mondays to Thursdays); 8 a.m. – Noon (Fridays)
Term Times: Jan. 16 – June 12, 2018 (Term 1); July 16 – Dec. 14, 2018 (Term 2)
Holidays: June 13 – July 15, 2018; Dec. 15, 2018 – Jan. 14, 2019
Admissions: Visit http://sis.sunway.edu.my/iskandar to find out about the entry requirements, school fees and to download the online application form.
By Hazel Vincent De Paul, The Finder Kids Vol. 22
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