The high degree of pastoral care extends to the School’s boarding facility, SIS House. This boarding facility is exclusively offered to SIS students from abroad and out-of state, providing accommodation with modern amenities and caretakers.
A live-in House Master and Resident Executive oversee the students’ welfare, supported by round-the-clock security services. The House Master and Resident Executive also manage and maintain discipline at SIS House, and boarders live in a harmonious and respectful community.
Greetings from SIS House!
SIS House aims to be a residential experience that lives up to its motto, “a home away from home". Without boasting, we are able to say our boarders return from their classes to a safe and inviting sanctuary where they can expect a warm welcome and a friendly face.
Boarders are presented with amenities for their every comfort, from the fully furnished, spacious units, to activities that promote boarders fostering lasting friendships, to opportunities to practice self-management and independence.
At SIS House, boarders are assigned to shared units for a reason: We want these individuals from different backgrounds, nationalities and exposures to discover and learn from each other’s experiences and cultures. Lessons abound on customs, cultural orientation and most importantly, co-existing harmoniously in a shared living space. The reward is in seeing our boarders form close-knit, caring and independent household units built on a foundation of compromise, trust and an ever-ready willingness to help.
We further enforce these values with an active social calendar. Monthly birthday celebrations and festivities are occasions for an abundance of food and camaraderie, while movie and sing-along nights keep our boarders entertained and bring out their artistic talents. Trips and excursions to nature conservations, landmarks and attractions offer boarders a change in scenery, besides educating them of the rich heritage and history of Malaysia. The boarders’ health and well-being are also maintained with regular sports and games like badminton and basketball, with keen participation for bragging rights to the championship.
From the trivial upkeep of the units’ overall cleanliness and tidiness, to the more critical such as monitoring their time management and learning to resolve their issues, we inculcate in our boarders the practice of self-reliance. Boarders are made aware early on, and take advantage of, our “open doors” policy – no appointments are ever necessary in seeking either the Resident Executive or I to discuss a problem they are facing or just simply to look for a companionable chat.
The organizational skills, independence and responsibility that our boarders display when they leave us are traits they earn from keeping with a regular routine of good habits, and are traits they are rightfully proud of.
As caretakers, our wards are not just an obligation or a responsibility discharged to us. Ultimately, these boarders become family, in every sense of the word. Being SIS House Master in these past 3 years has been a rewarding and enriching experience. The hours are long and exhausting, but we’re amply rewarded when we see our boarder go on to achieve success not just academically, but in their personal lives.
We’d love to have you drop by and to visit us to experience the SIS House brand of hospitality. Please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange an appointment.
Mr. Foo Lai Tuan,