Primary NEWS & FEATURES


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International Primary Curriculum

Thematic units form the basis of this popular primary years curriculum taught in many international schools globally.

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Do Examinations Only Grade Intelligence And Not Soft Skills?

A student’s life is punctuated with tests and exams, which are meant to measure their knowledge and keep them motivated and conscientious. But what about important soft skills?

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International Islamic Schools in the Klang Valley

Islamic values combined with an international education – this is the unique advantage of studying at an international Islamic school.

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Islamic education - Bridging Secular and Religious teachings

Islamic education in Malaysia is gradually increasing due to a demand by parents who seek balance between secular and religious education for their children.

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10 Private Schools Offering The National Curriculum

There's an increasing number of private schools offering the Malaysian national curriculum - Standard Based Curriculum for Primary Schools (KSSR) and Secondary Schools (KSSM) - for parents who prefer smaller class sizes and extra activities.

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International Schools in Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu

While most international schools are located in peninsular Malaysia, there are international school options for those living in the east coast states of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu.

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International School Acronyms – What Does it All Mean?

International schools are all accredited by and work with different boards and associations, which are often listed as acronyms. Here are the most common ones associated with international schools in Malaysia.

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Types of Curriculums in Malaysia

Private and international schools in Malaysia offer a comprehensive list of curriculums including the British, American, IB, Australian and the Malaysian National Curriculum.

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Lycée Français Henri Fauconnier - An Alternative International School Education

We ask Jean-Yves Bichel, Principal of the French School of Kuala Lumpur (LFKL), why parents should consider this viable educational alternative and what are its advantages.

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Anxiety In Young Children

Anxiety also affects young children, who may not know how to properly express or overcome their anxious feelings. Here's how to recognise the symptoms, and what parents can do to help.

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Schools Offering Australian And Canadian Curriculum

Although the British and American curriculums are more prevalent in Malaysia, there are options for Australian and Canadian programmes as well.

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American Curriculum Schools in Malaysia

If you're looking for schools offering the American curriculum, there are several choices located in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru.

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5 Practical Skills Every Child Should Learn

Practical skills should be taught to children when they are young as they are quick to learn. Here are some useful ones that will play an important role until adulthood and help them cope with many situations.

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5 Apps That Make Math Fun!

Math and fun don't usually go together especially for younger kids. But these math apps not only make math enjoyable, they also teach the basics of the subject and help enhance calculation skills.

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7 International Schools in Penang

While most international schools are in the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Baru aren't far behind. This week we look at the options at one of the top heritage centres in Asia and a great place to settle down.

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Integrating STEM Subjects As Part Of A Cohesive Curriculum: Simon Sharp

With a BA (Hons) in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a PGCE from the University of Northampton, Simon Sharp is Head of Primary at the British International School of Kuala Lumpur.

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Pastoral Care In International Schools

Pastoral care supplements academic teaching and international schools are taking it seriously for its benefits.

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The First Day

The first day of school can be a tough affair and parents should start preparing weeks ahead to avoid tears.

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New International Schools To Look Out For

More Malaysian students are being enrolled in international schools than ever before. To meet increasing demand, more international schools are slated to open offering various curriculums and fee brackets.

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The Value Of A British International Education

A British education offers more value and benefits for the children than you think.

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5 Affordable Primary Schools Outside KL

If you're living outside the Klang Valley and want to send your primary age kids to an international school at a reasonable price, these are some of your options.

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5 Affordable Primary Schools In KL

Private and international school education is a substantial investment. As more parents consider this route, they're getting more savvy when it comes to pricing. These schools offer the British curriculum and reasonable fees.

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Alternative Curriculum

Most international schools in Malaysia follow a British, American or Australian curriculum. We take a look at alternative curriculum and the schools that offer them.

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The Great Technology Debate

In a tech-savvy world, it's important for schools to ensure that students are interacting with technology in a meaningful, educational way.

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How to Choose a Primary School

Your choice of primary school will not only need to suit your children's needs, but support your family's practical circumstances too.

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Hearing Them Out

Responsible for the pastoral care of children in the primary school unit of The British International School of Kuala Lumpur, Deputy Head of Primary Alison Mackey gives us some insight into her job and her hopes for it.

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The Importance of Sports

Sports and games play an important role in ensuring the holistic development of a child's growth, and more international schools are implementing sports programmes and activities to cater to their needs.

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Smart Learning

With chalkboards and dusters being phased out by computers and iPads in the classroom, what does this mean for the changing face of education?

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8 International Curriculums in Malaysia to Know

Malaysia is fast becoming a centre for global education systems with curriculums from Europe, the Americas and Asia all well represented

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The Lunch Box Gang: Tips & Tricks

If you decide to send your children to school with a packed lunch, here are some top tips on keeping them healthy

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Penang Pedagogy

Penang has its fair share of preschools, primary and secondary international schools. Their top quality programmes and teaching staff make them the unhesitating choice of expatriate parents.

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Different Syllabus Options in Malaysia

Those looking to study in Malaysia have numerous curriculum options available to them, but understanding what is out there for the picking is the first step towards choosing the right options.