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This IBDP was developed in Switzerland and is known for its academic rigour and encouragement of independent learning.
A career educator with over 30 years of experience teaching, advising and leading schools worldwide, Jarlath Madine now heads Beaconhouse Newlands International School. He has also worked for local government in England and opened schools for large corporations.
Nicki Coombs – Executive Principal of Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School Schools faced unique challenges this year due to the effects of the global pandemic. We asked the highly experienced Nicki Coombs to share her thoughts on education and what the future of learning looks like.
The most common curriculum taught in international schools globally is based on the English national curriculum.
Award presented in recognition for the exceptional safeguarding initiative taken to keep students safe during the pandemic.
Yes, you read right. Undergraduate courses at public universities in Germany are tuition-free for local and international students.
Boarding school used to mean sending your child abroad usually to the UK. There are now viable alternatives in Malaysia offering termly and weekly boarding options.
Educational technology, student wellbeing, the rise of the virtual classroom and enhancing digital competence is what the future of education looks like.
The first Visible Learning School in the world is now offering termly and weekly boarding options.
ISKL outperforms worldwide IB Diploma average by over five points.
From Key Stage one to five, PSHE education is an integral part of the syllabus in international schools offering the UK-based curriculum.
With a lifetime of experience in education from leading schools to policy making and the implementation of national education in Singapore, Madam Mak is now Head of School at St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia.
More than half the world’s population is bilingual, and as the world becomes ‘smaller’, children should be encouraged to learn a second or even a third language.
The new primary school extension of the LFKL is now open and welcoming children aged three to eight.
The Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur (AFKL) is offering a variety of French language classes for their new intake – from pre-schoolers to adults.
Most children attend some form of preschool by the age of three. But is it necessary and will it make a big difference when they begin primary school?
The most popular secondary school qualifications are the International General Certificate of Secondary Education followed by A Levels, which are attained in the final year of secondary school.
The Theory of Multi Intelligences encourages children to develop their potential effectively and meaningfully.
The best kind of educator is one who believes intrinsically that a good education is not only the right of every child but needs to be imparted with enthusiasm, empathy and an eye on the future.
With a focus on nurturing the individual through a curriculum designed to encourage and enhance a lifelong learning journey, ISKL is known for being a centre of educational excellence.
Thematic units form the basis of this popular primary years curriculum taught in many international schools globally.
These points will help give an introductory idea of why you should consider an international school.
Ensuring students are future-ready at The International School of Kuala Lumpur.
How an international school offers valuable benefits when preparing for exams and university applications.
Choosing the most appropriate curriculum is a difficult decision. The first step is to make a comparison of what’s available.
A learning institute combining innovative education, entrepreneurship and creating a sustainable environment.
The Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) began welcoming students in 2000 with the aim of providing first-rate Australian education and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Nexus International School celebrates excellent IB results with students scoring an average of 35 points in this year’s finals.
Learning a new language is fun and extremely useful - these apps make it possible for children to learn at home and on the go.
Marlborough College Malaysia IBDP candidates surpass global and Asia-Pacific benchmarks.
Live Virtual Tour Programme - 'Virtually, there is nothing ISKL can't do'.
20 bursaries on offer to deserving students looking to acquire HSC qualifications.
Scholarships available for students starting (I)GCSE and A level courses
Westlake International School students have a great opportunity to attend the top ranked A level college in the UK on a scholarship.
Making the final decision for which international school your child attends must be done with careful consideration. These are the necessary criteria to look out for.
As one of the most established kindergartens in Kuala Lumpur, Peter & Jane is dedicated to ensuring children begin their educational journey on the right foot.
With over 30 years of educating early learners behind them, The children’s house is the leading Montessori preschool in Malaysia.
Seamlessly transitioning to the classroom to virtual learning and enhancing online learning.
A powerful component of early education, a provocation is an invitation for children to learn, create and build.
Novels, picture books, encyclopedias, famous titles and educational resources – these bookstores have it all.
Highly accomplished education specialist joins Beaconhouse to manage daily operations of schools across the region.
The current situation has placed students in the unique situation of having to receive their education at home. The Nord Anglia Virtual School Experience is designed to ensure that children continue learning seamlessly.
Choosing a university is a challenge and worthy advice is always appreciated especially when it comes from your peers.
The Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) launches its 20th anniversary celebrations to commemorate 20 years of excellence in education.
Instead of being spoon fed answers, allowing students to embrace the good struggle gives them the opportunity to experience true breakthroughs.
With 25 years of experience working in schools around the world, Liam is a highly qualified educator who is passionate about teaching, training and moulding future generations.
The earlier the better but it’s never too late – learning French at the Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur.
Preparing students for future success through creative thinking, critical reasoning and effective communication.
It’s much easier to learn a new language at a young age due to the better brain capacity and fewer inhibitions. Sign up now for toddler classes at the Alliance Française Kuala Lumpur starting in February 2020.
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.
The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL) is one of the leading international schools in Kuala Lumpur offering education to students from Pre-Nursery through to Sixth Form.
With over 20 years of teaching experience in secondary and further education institutions in the UK, New Zealand, China, Thailand, Cherie now leads the Visual Art department at NISM.
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.
The end-of-year holidays and Christmas break is coming up and this is the perfect time to sign the kids up for exciting (and educational!) programmes from show choir and drama to overnight camps and fairy tale fun.
Learning more than one language will give your child a head start academically and even offer the chance of better employment in the future.
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.
ISKL prepares students for the future by encouraging critical reasoning, creative thinking, self-directness and effective communication.
A great opportunity for parents to find out more about top British boarding schools.
Choosing a suitable pre-university course to meet a child’s academic needs can be a daunting task. Consider the IB, which is a highly sought-after qualification accepted by top universities around the world.
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.
Choosing what to study after secondary school can be difficult and students are often torn between studying about a subject they’re passionate about and doing a degree guaranteeing a successful career.
There are many reasons why parents send their child to board. At Nexus, it’s the combination of dedicated staff, great facilities and a dynamic learning environment.
Pursuing a degree is an investment and while most Malaysian students opt for either a local or Australian / British / American degree, there are viable alternatives that cost less and are just as good.
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.
The British International School of Kuala Lumpur is known for excellent academic results, providing a well-rounded education and offering students the opportunity to exceed their potential.
Choosing a new school is an important decision with a long-lasting impact on a child and the family. Parents must choose the ‘right’ school based on not only academic criteria but also what best fits their child.
SJIIM students achieved impressive results with 37% graded A8* and 69% graded A*-A.
Nexus outperforms the IBDP world average by five points with a Diploma average of 34.6 points with one in four students scoring more than 40 points.
ISKL's new Ampang Hilir campus awarded Gold in the Education category at the PAM / Malaysian Institute of Architects awards.
Tenby takes learning outside the classroom with Horizons Week programme to Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has outperformed the worldwide IB Diploma average score again with four students achieving a perfect score!
Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School student scores the highest standard mark in the world for Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.
The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL) prides itself on offering a unique global education where academics, social and personal growth form the core of the learning process.
Ranked 59th in the world according to the QS World University Rankings, Monash University Malaysia is a regional academic powerhouse with a wide range of courses and study options guaranteed to set students up for success.
What makes a good school? We think the question that needs to be asked first is, “What makes a good student?”
Nexus International School Malaysia aims to challenge young minds and achieve academic excellence through the celebrated Nexus Way.
In conjunction with the tercentenary of the passing of its founder, SJIIM held a Founder's Day Celebration on 16 May. This is also the Year of Lasallian Vocations and is celebrated by Lasallians around the world.
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.
The highly regarded Asia Leadership Youth Camp will be held this year from 1-5 July and is the ideal platform for students aged 15-19 to prepare academically, socially and emotionally for the final years of school.
The cost of a private school education in Malaysia depends on several factors – curriculum, location, facilities and accreditation.
While the majority of international schools in Malaysia follow the British curriculum, there are other types of educational programmes that offer many advantages and could be more suitable for your child.
With a green learning environment, state-of-the-art facilities and an emphasis on Science and Technology, University College of Technology Sarawak is an exceptional choice for students planning to pursue these fields.
A system that teaches reading and accurate pronunciation using engaging and effective techniques.
If you have an aspiring actor or theatre hopeful on your hands, these centres have great courses for kids and teens.
With its reputation for excellence in engineering, the University of Southampton Malaysia is the first choice for students looking to pursue world-class degrees.
From the International Early Years Curriculum through to the Cambridge IGCSEs, Acmar International School aims to provide students with a British education at an affordable cost.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a school and location plays a significant role. The Australian International School Malaysia offers seven beneficial location advantages to make that choice easier.
Today's classroom is no longer just about academics and assessments. Technology has dramatically changed the way lessons are taught and what new skill sets students must learn.
A globally-recognised institution offering a wide variety of qualifications, Monash University Malaysia is an excellent choice for Undergraduate through to Postgraduate studies.
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.
The grand opening of ISKL's new purpose-built campus heralds an exciting new era in the school’s history.
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.
The Alice Smith School takes top honours at the recent International School Awards in the Pastoral Initiative category.
The International School of Kuala Lumpur has won the prestigious International School Leader Award in the category Initiative for Inclusion.
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.
Dr Mihai Rotaru is an Associate Professor and the Programme Leader of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in University of Southampton Malaysia, where he teaches and researches the fields of applied electromagnetism.
A great art initiative is taking place in Kuala Lumpur now and sees artwork by local artists displayed on prominent buildings and digital billboards throughout the city. A great weekend activity for the whole family.
French is spoken by 270 million people worldwide across five continents, and the second most learnt language in the world. As a result of population growth, the number of French speakers will rise to over 700 million by 2050.
Wadi Sofia Schools offers both the national and Cambridge curriculums in a spacious garden campus. With full boarding facilities within peaceful surrounds, it's considered 'a home away from home' for many students.
A highly experienced international educator, Dr John Kennard has taught in prominent schools in the UK and Australia. He is now headmaster at Epsom College in Malaysia and has led schools in Hong Kong, Poland and Switzerland.
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.
If you're travelling in Malaysia, visit these quirky indoor places the kids will enjoy (parents maybe not so much). Plus, it's an easy way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy afternoon.
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.
Kids learn best when they 'play to learn'. A trip to any of these educational centres is always time well spent, and a great family day out.
Books are excellent sources of knowledge, but there are plenty of other fun ways to combine the best of education and entertainment for a learning experience. Here are our picks for you and your little ones.
Swimming is a very important skill to have from as young as possible primarily for safety (pools, pool parties, beach holidays). A good teacher is imperative as they will be responsible to teach and help your child love the water.
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.
The end of the year is upon us. The kids will soon be on holiday, Christmas is coming up and 2018 is coming to a close. Check out these fun activities for the kids, and parents too if you're up for it!
Attending preschool is a child's first step in their scholastic journey and parents must choose carefully. A good preschool can make all the difference and pave the way to a successful entry into primary school.
Find out more from educators and students about the best in British education and boarding at Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) at their upcoming open day.
The British International School of Kuala Lumpur is now part of the esteemed premium schools organisation, Nord Anglia Education.
Head here for the latest education news, features, educator profiles and everything you need to know about private and international schools in Malaysia.
These schools are known for their bilingual and trilingual programmes emphasising on Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia.
As the oldest British international school in Malaysia, the Alice Smith School has a long history of community service.
The International Baccalaureate has become a top secondary school qualification with a global outlook, widely accepted at top universities around the world. These schools offer the IB and are known for good results.
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.
A British education offers more value and benefits for the children than you think.
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.
IGB International School (IGBIS) was recently awarded full international accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).
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.
Interaction with nature is crucial to a child’s healthy overall development. The children's house recognises that and has created a nature-inspired space in their newest branch, TCH U-Thant.
We last wrote about boarding schools in KL and the surrounds, but if you're looking further afield, there're good options in Penang and Johor Bahru.
STEM learning is becoming increasingly relevant in producing future problem solvers who think outside the box. The Alice Smith School recognises that and incorporates STEM subjects into their curriculum.
Having worked across many sectors of education across several countries including Australia, Brunei, Thailand, Japan and the UAE, Stephen West is now the principal at MIGS preparing students for the ever-changing future.
From famed British public schools to prestigious local institutions, boarding offers students the opportunity to become independent in a nurturing and holistic environment without having to leave the country.
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.
Clive Rogers is the founding principal of Peninsula International School Australia. We find out what it takes for an international school to make the cut in such a competitive environment.
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.
EL looks at what international schools are serving up in their cafeterias.
Is this the right preschool/ nursery for your child? Read on to know more about the questions you should be asking.