Graduated in 2014. Currently studying MEng in Engineering (Chemical Engineering) at University of Birmingham, UK
I was 15 when I first moved to Malaysia. At such a young age, I was terrified to think about the possibilities of going to an international school abroad. Sunway International School (SIS) was my first choice for a learning platform, knowing that I could pursue my education to a higher level. SIS showed me a community where differences did not matter, and together everybody can achieve their dreams. I am now studying in the University of Birmingham, in the UK, and I no longer feel differences matter. Thank you SIS!
Sunway International School helped me develop strong critical thinking and analytical skills through the teacher's encouragement and support. This helped to broaden my understand in the subject and it stimulated my interest in learning. It was an amazing learning environment both inside and outside of the classroom. The strong emphasis on extracurriculars and community service enriched my high-school life at SIS, allowing me to accumulate a well-rounded high school experience. Personally, SIS has been a place of growth that has prepared me for the future in more ways than just academically.
My teachers were more than just course lecturers, they taught me how to think and express myself creatively and critically, question my own education, and encouraged me to pursue my interests. More importantly, my teachers were someone I could trust in and out of class. What makes SIS unique is the curriculum style and how teachers knit a close bond with their students to make the classroom experience more exciting and engaging. At SIS, I was able to explore all my academic and curricular interests freely with the guidance of my teachers and the support of my classmates. I leave SIS knowing that the education and experience I have received was priceless and SIS has become a significant part of my student career.
Throughout my five years in SIS, I can definitely say with confidence that I’ve learnt a great deal of lessons as a student and as a person by the teachers, staff and students. The teachers provide such a safe and enthusiastic learning environment that challenge students to step outside their comfort zones and think outside the box. Without the endless support I was given in high school, I probably would not have the drive and determination I have today as a student. SIS is a school that will always be known as home to me as it has led me to develop a family of friends, teachers and staff even after leaving it. And I hope that the new students of SIS will develop this family too.
My time at SIS was filled with wonderful experiences that have significantly shaped me as an individual. The teachers were friendly, encouraging and, very often, would go beyond to help their students out. As a student, I learned many useful life lessons and skills from SIS. One lesson, in particular, was to critically think and see the world in different views before making any judgements. The values that SIS has strived to impart onto their students have mostly certainly rubbed off on me and I can confidently say that SIS has been an invaluable part of my life.
Lauren Yun Tong Guo
as featured in the Expat Lifestyle, November 2014.
"I love how all of my teachers are positive and encouraging. As a student growing in this positive attitude, we also learn to become more optimistic and helpful towards our peers. SIS is my home - not only because I am Canadian; but I feel that I can fully express myself through my work when I am in this positive environment."
Parents of Mareah Marie Bates Khosa (SIS student 2013 - 2016)
and Angelina Dial Bates Khosa currently studying in Grade 11
Sunway International School, SIS, has exceeded our academic expectations. The innovative approach to education motivates and builds self-confidence in the students. This in turn seems to fuel a genuine interest in learning. As a family, we are very satisfied with the overall educational environment at SIS.
Mr & Mrs Victor Siow
Parents of Estelle Siow Zhi Qian (SIS student 2012 - 2015) and Christelle Siow Zhi Shen (currently studying in Grade 11)
SIS Music Scholarship Recipient
“SIS first caught our attention when my wife and I were introduced to SIS by their former principal, Mr. John Futa, whom is a personal friend of us. We discovered that SIS is based on Ontario Secondary School guidelines and it is a must that all lecturers must be certified by Ontario College of Teachers. Besides strict lecturing, they also offer a range of extra-curriculum activities that includes field trips and community services. We find that their lectures are supportive as they will give-up their personal time to tutor. In addition, their system on parent-teacher meetings is extremely useful where each parent get an opportunity to meet their respective lecturers in a one-to-one basis and ask as many questions as possible pertaining to their child's performance. Furthermore, we as parents can monitor their progress and homework via SIS e-Learn portal called the Blackboard. The spectrum that SIS offers to our children is limitless as we know that our children can choose to do their A-levels or CIMP program and the list goes on the minute they graduate from Grade 11. Since 2011, SIS was it and there is no looking-back since then.”
Mr & Mrs Soon Le Meng
Parents of Soon Wern-Shynn, (SIS student 2012 - 2016)
SIS Music Scholarship Recipient
“Our emphasis of a good school is that it must have the capacity to deliver high-quality education and at the same time engaging the students; thus bringing out the best in them. The crucial factor which helped in our decision was that the school has a team of Canadian-qualified teachers in their respective areas of specialization as well as in the area of education. We are pleased to say that we have made the right decision of placing Wern-Shynn in Sunway International School. The teachers built on her strength while at the same time helped her on the areas which needed improvements. The curriculum also exposed her to a vast and varied scope of studies making learning enjoyable. Most importantly, SIS is equipping Wern-Shynn with the knowledge and learning skills - learning the right way to learn, which will certainly be very instrumental to her in her higher level education.”
Mr & Mrs Tanimoto
Parents of Mana Tanimoto,
currently studying in Grade 10
"Our daughter was shy when she enrolled SIS, but now she is really enjoying her school life with many nationalities, friends, dedicated teachers, and friendly administration staff. Based on solid English program, recently she is trying to pass the OSSLT and OSSLD of Ontario that is a gate of to go to the university in the world."
Graduated in 2012, currently studying Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar
"Sunway above all was a marvelous experience. As a Sunway International School student, I was exposed to extra curricular and this made me realize the importance of having a balance life, to explore new activities and discover life, to explore new activities and discover new talents. My learning journey continued with A-Level where my lecturers' strong and continuous belief that I would become a straight-A student gave me the strength that I truly needed to succeed. The support I received from my lecturers and friends in Sunway brought me to where I am today and the learning experiences I gained during my time there will forever remain with me."
Foo Jia Kai
Graduated in 2009, studied Masters in Public Health fromAustralian National University, Australia
“It was in SIS where I was able to fully explore my own capabilities, and I came out the top student of my cohort year. After SIS, I went on to the Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) and was able to obtain a scholarship. SIS provided me the prerequisites and knowledge to do well in CIMP. I had fantastic teachers in SIS who were more than willing to give guidance and moral support. They also organised extra-curricular activities such as football and band to help students relax after a long day of classes. I had never felt so eager to go to school and it was like my second home.”
- SIS has provided me with a strong foundation for my further studies in CIMP -
Muhammad Saleh bin Raghib
Graduated in 2012
Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship Recipient
"I was very fortunate to reach the peak of my high school years at SIS. It was made possible by the committed teachers who answered every query I had and who always stimulated my interests in each and every class. The broad out to different fields and to discover my strengths and weaknesses in determining what career path to follow in the future."
Graduated in 2012, currently studying Business Management at Sunway University
Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship Recipient and SIS Scholar
“SIS has provided me with a strong foundation for my further studies in CIMP. The two years of learning experience in SIS has been a pleasurable one. All the teaching staff are Canadian-certified professionals and are the best in their related fields. They are extremely friendly and approachable. They are always more than willing to help and encourage their students as well as provide them with the guidance needed to strive for excellence. In SIS, learning is fun. I got interact with people from different cultures and put my knowledge into use instead of just memorizing learning materials. Upon graduation, I have bought with me not only invaluable knowledge and skills that I have acquired throughout the years but also the countless beautiful memories that will always bring a smile to my face.”
- It was in SIS where I was able to fully explore my own capabilities -