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AISM Offers Bursary in Conjunction with 20th Anniversary

20 bursaries on offer to deserving students looking to acquire HSC qualifications.

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Continuity of Learning at Australian International School Malaysia

Seamlessly transitioning to the classroom to virtual learning and enhancing online learning.

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Enquiry-based learning – how effective is it?

Education experts are now favouring this technique over conventional methodology.

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5 Online Bookstores for Children's Books

Novels, picture books, encyclopedias, famous titles and educational resources – these bookstores have it all.

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5 Educational Online Resources

Keep the kids busy, entertained and excited about learning!

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ISKL Alumni Lend a Helping Hand in Navigating University

Choosing a university is a challenge and worthy advice is always appreciated especially when it comes from your peers.

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Why is the Finnish education system considered one of the best in the world?

Discover why this Nordic country’s education system is the considered one of the most successful globally.

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STEM Is Not Enough

Setting your child on STEM's straight path might be providing him or her with a one-dimensional education.

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Nexus Global Goals Action Day 2019

The recent 5th Nexus Global Goals Action Day saw more than 800 volunteers participating in 24 activities which addressed the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Explore, Extend and Excel with the Best of Australian Education

If you’re thinking about an Australian education for your child, the Open Week at the Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) is the ideal opportunity to find out more.

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Benefits of Being Bilingual

Learning more than one language will give your child a head start academically and even offer the chance of better employment in the future.

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ISKL Receives Prestigious Green Excellence Award

New Ampang Hilir Campus awarded The Edge Malaysia-Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) Green Excellence Award 2019 for sustainable design, innovation and relevance to the community.

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Signs Of Cyberbullying In Children

Children today spend a lot of time on social media raising the risk of being bullied online. The effects of this are no less serious than being bullied in real life.

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The Internet – Unlimited Knowledge Or Distraction?

The Internet has become indispensable and used for work, studying, research, entertainment – the list is endless. But for parents, the Internet can sometimes be more foe than friend.

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ISKL's New Campus Wins Gold At Architecture Awards

ISKL's new Ampang Hilir campus awarded Gold in the Education category at the PAM / Malaysian Institute of Architects awards.

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Tenby Schools Penang’s Horizons Week

Tenby takes learning outside the classroom with Horizons Week programme to Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.

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ISKL Celebrates Top IBDP Results

The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has outperformed the worldwide IB Diploma average score again with four students achieving a perfect score!

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Beaconhouse Sri Inai Student Named Top In The World

Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School student scores the highest standard mark in the world for Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.

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Outstanding IBDP Results at SJIIM

SJIIM students surpass global averages again with their outstanding IBDP results.

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Summer Camps 2019

The summer holidays are in full swing and for many international school students, this means almost two months off! Keep the kids happy and busy at these camps for sports, cooking, arts and craft, and the performing arts.

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Tenby Schools Celebrates Natalie’s Success At Skate Malaysia

Natalie Chai overcomes adversity for a place on the podium at Skate Malaysia 2019.

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What Is An Autocratic Parent?

Discipline, structure and obeying the rules - this is what autocratic parents expect from their children.

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The Ringgit of Private Education

The cost of a private school education in Malaysia depends on several factors – curriculum, location, facilities and accreditation.

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No More Tears: An End To Bullying

A common problem that’s become accepted as part of school life, bullying carries far more negative consequences than realised.

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Education Begins At Home

Constructive parental engagement is essential for a child’s academic success. By simply bonding with them at home, having fun and getting involved in their activities, it can make a big difference in their scholastic career.

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Teach For Malaysia - transforming Malaysia through education

One in five Malaysian students do not complete secondary school and almost half of 15-year-olds do not meet minimum proficiency levels in reading. Teach For Malaysia is leading the way to change this.

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ISKL Officially Opens New Campus

The grand opening of ISKL's new purpose-built campus heralds an exciting new era in the school’s history.

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LittleLives

Be a part of your little one's day through this new app that updates parents on their children's activities in school and daycare.

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Lorna Whiston's New Centre Opens

One of Malaysia's leading English language centres has officially opened its new centre and headquarters.

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International School Awards 2019 Winner: Pastoral Initiative

The Alice Smith School takes top honours at the recent International School Awards in the Pastoral Initiative category.

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ISKL Wins International School Leader Award

The International School of Kuala Lumpur has won the prestigious International School Leader Award in the category Initiative for Inclusion.

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Bett Asia Leadership Summit and Expo 2019

This year's prestigious Bett event focuses on education technology and will see top educators, innovators and senior leaders gather to discuss strategies and the future of education technology.

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What Children Read At Different Ages

Reading is becoming a lost art as screen time becomes the norm. One of the greatest gifts a parent can offer is to encourage their children to develop a love for reading at a young age.

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How To Help Your Kids With Homework Without Doing It For Them

However tempting it may be to do homework for the kids, parents really shouldn't.

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The New Essential Education Site Is Here

Head here for the latest education news, features, educator profiles and everything you need to know about private and international schools in Malaysia.

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Atom & The Dot – Making Science Fun!

Science is fun when taught through art, craft and fun characters. This local educational subscription box brand is set to change the way your kids learn and who doesn't love receiving a box of goodies?

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Special Education Glossary

Some common terms to know when it discussing special education.

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Meeting Special Needs At International Schools

How special needs learners are getting the help they need within and outside of the classroom.

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Bridging Academics And The Business Of Education: Greg Parry

Greg Parry is the co-founder and CEO of Global Services in Education and operator of Kingsgate International School. With his extensive global experiences, he is now making his mark in Malaysia.

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Performance Coaching at the Alice Smith School

At the Alice Smith School, Secondary Principal, Dr. Sarah Howling, has spearheaded the introduction of a coaching culture grounded in systems of collaboration and self-directed professional growth.

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Keeping It Green

As environmental studies may soon become a compulsory subject in schools across the country, we look at three international schools whose students make it a personal mission to protect their environment.

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Finding A Special Education Needs School

Support for special needs education in Malaysia can be limited, so here's what you can do to ensure your child has access to a programme that best suits their needs.

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The Gift Of Learning

Navigating education options for gifted and talented children can be a thrilling yet intimidating endeavour for parents, so we look at the resources and schools available here.

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An Overview of Education in Malaysia

With such a wide range of education choices in Malaysia from schools to curriculums, read this general overview of the education scene to get a better idea of what's on offer.

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Schooling Options In Malaysia

The range of schools available in Malaysia can be daunting, so we take you on a quick whistle-stop tour of the education landscape.

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Penang: Art Programmes in Schools

With a growing reputation in the arts scene, international schools in Penang are helping students explore their artistic side from a young age through various endeavours.

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Listen To Teacher

We spoke to a key representatives from Alice Smith, ELC and EPSOM College to gather their views on their changing role in the evolving educational landscape in Malaysia.

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International Perspectives

We speak to students at international schools to get an insider look at the front line of Malaysian education.

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School Food, But Not As You Know It

EL looks at what international schools are serving up in their cafeterias.

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Boarding Schools in Malaysia

Boarding schools offer children the chance to learn useful life skills like independence and responsibility. Isabel Lee looks at the pros and cons of education away from home plus emerging boarding school trends in Malaysia.

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Teaching At Home

For expatriate parents, a major concern when moving abroad is their children's education. While most parents in KL choose an international school, others decide to homeschool their children. Two homeschooling mothers share their experiences.

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Smart Boarding

Boarding has undergone a huge transformation from something that met a necessity to something that most children are desperate to do.

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Home Support & Parental Involvement

Home support and parental involvement in school play a vital role in bringing out the best in children.

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Brain Power for Kids

Activity centres provide the stimulus needed to support a child’s expanding ability to remember. Professor Tracy Alloway elaborates.

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Penang Education History

Today, Penang’s Dalat School appears as modern as the beach-side condominiums it stands beside.

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You’re In, Not Out

A learning centre in Gombak founded by multiple-time Miss Malaysia, Deborah Henry, provides displaced Somali refugees access to formal education.

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Third Culture Kids

A passport country, a residing country and a third culture for the kids who identify more readily with others in similar circumstances.

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Early intervention is the key

Studies indicate close to one in five children have what is termed a 'special educational need' during their school years. Learn more here.