WHY SIS ISKANDAR PUTERI
Choosing the right school for our children involves more than finding the preferred education system or curriculum. It is about identifying the community, along with its unique set of qualities, within which we want our children to grow as students and people. This understanding underpins all that we do.
9 GOOD REASONS
Internationally Recognised Education
SIS Iskandar Puteri offers the full K-12 curriculum, i.e. from Kindergarten level all the way to Pre-university level in one campus. Students can opt to complete either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) upon completing Grade 10 at SIS and the progression is seamless. Both are widely recognised pre-university qualifications that enable students to pursue university and professional studies all over the world.
The Canadian education system is one of the best in the world. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) consistently ranks Canadian education among the world’s top 5 through the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) which measures secondary students’ reading, mathematics, and science literacy. The OSSD is awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Education in Canada.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is not affiliated to any country’s education system. Its programmes build students’ international mindedness and global awareness. Acknowledged for its academic rigour, students build knowledge across languages, mathematics, sciences, social sciences, and the arts. Students pursue academic subjects along with creative pursuits and community service. The IB Diploma qualification is well regarded by top tiered universities and augurs well for students applying to study in competitive university programmes.
All SIS teachers are qualified and experienced in teaching their subjects and grades. Teachers in the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes at SIS receive ongoing training as prescribed by the IB. SIS pays attention to having a good international mix among teachers so that students benefit from their teachers’ international perspectives and experiences.
Making Learning Enjoyable
SIS teachers use a wide range of instructional strategies for different learning situations and students’ needs. SIS students find learning engaging, meaningful, and fun. With optimally sized classes, teachers guide students on developing a range of skills including how to learn, goals setting, and time management all while developing students' interest in learning.
Assessing For Success
The goal of assessment is to improve students’ learning. SIS practises continuous assessments so that teachers can identify and track students’ progress and put appropriate learning strategies in place for their success. Ontario’s unique emphases on assessment ‘for learning’, ‘as learning’ and ‘of learning’ enable teachers to help students achieve curriculum expectations more effectively. Similarly, IB’s assessment philosophy promotes continuous assessments and does not focus on students’ grades alone. At SIS, teachers do not teach for the test and students do not learn for the test.
SIS espouses values of integrity, humility, responsibility along with respect and care for oneself and others. Caring and supportive teachers and administrators make SIS a safe and nurturing place for students to explore personal interests, academic strengths, and grow to their fullest potential. Guidance teachers offer advice on academic, personal, and career matters. An exciting range of extra-curricular activities, field trips and after-school programmes enable students to develop character, leadership, and friendships. Many SIS graduates keep in touch with SIS and their teachers long after they graduate.
Technology & Digital Literacy
Technology is essential for 21st-century living and is integral to student life at SIS. SIS is a Google Classroom school, and students learn with their laptops and/or electronic devices provided by the school. We equip students with digital literacy skills and teach them to be smart and responsible users of technology. SIS’s smart facilities, WiFi-enabled campus, and effective use of online learning and student management systems prepare students to thrive in the digital age.
We know that students do well in school when their parents are interested and involved. At SIS, events like ‘Morning Coffee/Tea with Principal’, ‘Meet the Teachers Night’, and ‘Curriculum Night’, are held throughout the semester for parents and guardians to meet teachers and administrators, and to work together for students’ best interests. SIS’s Parent Council strongly supports the school’s Open Days, Teachers' Day, International Day, and many other festive celebrations and events.
Vibrant School Community
When your child or ward enrols at SIS, he or she becomes part of a very active and positive school community. Many SIS students spend more time in school than at home because they are active in various extra-curricular, co-curricular and after-school/holiday programmes. SIS Student Council activities along with inter-school competitions, debates, sports, and performances help students maintain an active and balanced student life. Many international students stay at SIS House which is their home away from home. The SIS community is also linked to the larger Sunway College and Sunway University communities.
Location – Easy Access to SIS Iskandar Puteri
SIS’s 7-acre school campus is situated within the heart of Sunway City Iskandar Puteri in Medini, Johor. It is in an integrated city surrounded by nature’s best in the main southern development corridor in Johor, Malaysia. SIS is near to major towns and attractions in Johor Bahru, Iskandar Puteri, and Singapore. SIS Iskandar Puteri is easily accessible via major highways. Nearby international airports include Changi International Airport in Singapore and Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru.