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Principal's
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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Sunway International School.  We are the only international school in Malaysia offering the Ontario (Canada) Secondary School curriculum from Grades 7 to 11. If you are visiting our website for the first time, please take the opportunity to visit us in person. My staff and I take great pride in SIS, and I look forward to sharing our unique and wonderful international learning community with you. There are four significant factors that make Sunway International School so different and appealing to our families..

CURRICULUM
The programme is student-centred, where students are taught knowledge, skills and understanding; not just to write exams, but to take this knowledge to apply it, to think critically and to communicate it. It is a unique style of teaching/learning and our students not only enjoy it but are well positioned for success in post-secondary programmes at English speaking universities around the world.

From Grade 7 to Grade 11, we concentrate on English literacy and Mathematics numeracy. We offer a semester model with an emphasis on project-based learning, assignments, experiential field trips, independent research and group work. 

CO-CURRIULAR PROGRAMME
Students are provided a great variety of enriching extra-curricular activities that allow them to further build on their understanding of team work, collaboration and service to others.  In sports, we are members of the International Schools Athletic Council (ISAC), and compete in basketball, football and more.  We also offer a rich and balanced selection of clubs for students throughout the school year to explore their interests and build upon their confidence and skills.

ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION
The Ontario approach toward assessment and evaluation is based on 70% continuous assessment and 30% final examination. The 70% course work is performance-based and includes daily class participation and presentations, lab reports, videos, quizzes, independent research as well as unit tests. Teachers closely monitor academic progress, punctuality and attendance. We pride ourselves on effective communication with home, and parents receive early at-risk reports if required, progress reports at mid-term and end of semester reports.

FACULTY
All of SIS’ teachers instructing our Ontario courses receive annual certification by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), which means in addition to subject expertise, they have additional qualifications in teaching. Their professional qualifications and classroom experience means that our teachers implement a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies, along with different types of assessment and evaluation methods to ensure all students experience exceptional and rich learning opportunities. I am particularly proud of our staff’s commitment and passion towards learning in the classroom.  As parents, you can be confident that your children are in the care of highly qualified, dedicated and caring educators focused on helping every child reach their fullest potential.

FACILITIES
Our five storey school building which opened in September 2012, offers a digital high-tech learning environment. In addition to the laptop programme in Grades 9 – 11, all classrooms are electronically equipped with overhead projectors and Smartboards. The science labs include the latest equipment in science learning. Our SIS Hall functions as an excellent gymnasium and a multi- purpose hall, and our cafeteria is spacious and comfortable. In early 2016, we are anticipating the opening of the East building, which will house our new expanded Library, as well as our black box theatre for Drama classes and our planned Music program. Finally, our SIS House hostel facilities have recently been renovated to provide comfortable, secure and safe student housing.

SIS offers a quality Canadian curriculum taught by a talented and committed teaching staff in a modern, well-resourced facility.  We invite you to visit us, join us, and come learn with us.

Sincerely,
Bill Ironside 
Principal

 

 

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