Welcome to Sunway International School, 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, I sincerely hope you take the opportunity to visit us in person. I look forward to sharing our unique and wonderful international community and school with you. There are four significant factors that make Sunway International School so different and appealing to our constituents.
CURRICULUM The programme is student-centred, where students are taught knowledge and understanding; not just to write exams, but to take this knowledge to apply it, create with it and communicate it. It is a different way of learning and our students not only enjoy it but are extremely well prepared for post-secondary programmes at English speaking universities around the world.
Beginning in grade 7 and continuing up to grade 11, we concentrate on English literacy and Mathematics proficiency. Our programme runs on a semester model with an emphasis on project-based learning, assignments, experiential field trips, independent research and group work. Students are provided with many enriching extra-curricular activities that allow them to further build on their understanding of team work, collaboration and service to others.
ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION
Our innovative 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. Parents receive progress reports at mid-term and end of the semester.
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 learning opportunities. 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 new five storey school building which opened in September 2012, offers a high-tech learning environment. In addition to the laptop programme in Grade 9 – 11, all classrooms are electronically equipped with overhead and touch-screen interactive whiteboard access. The cafeteria is spacious and comfortable; the Library is functional and is connected with the main library at Sunway University for access to additional resources. Our SIS Hall functions as an excellent gymnasium and a multi- purpose hall. The science labs include the latest equipment in science learning and our SIS House hostel facilities have recently been renovated to provide comfortable and safe student housing.
When you deliver an excellent curriculum, combine it with superior teaching faculty and offer it in an outstanding facility, you have Sunway International School.