Sunway Education Group held an exclusive preview for its new seven-acre GreenRE Platinum certified Sunway International School (SIS) Sunway City KL campus, accommodating up to 3000 students.
The preview also marks the commencement of enrolment for when the school opens in January 2023. The new campus will conduct programmes for Primary School (Grades 1-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-11) according to the Canadian (Ontario) curriculum and Pre-University (Grades 11 & 12) according to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
In celebration of its inaugural intake, Sunway Education Group will also be presenting RM15,000 bursaries for enrolments of Primary School by June 2022 and RM10,000 bursaries by December 2022. Middle School, High School and Pre-University enrolments by December 2022 will enjoy RM3,000 bursaries.
The preview was also witnessed by the High Commission of Canada in Malaysia Acting Senior Trade Commissioner, Thomas Abols and International Baccalaureate Regional Development & Recognition Manager (Southeast Asia and Bangladesh), Faizol Musa.
Sunway Education Group CEO Professor Elizabeth Lee, said that the new campus will be able to accommodate the growing interest in the highly effective Canadian syllabus that SIS offers.
“From a total of 25 students when we first started in 2008, we now have over 1,000 students in our two campuses in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur and Sunway Iskandar Johor. The new campus, outfitted with the best facilities, is fully optimised for student performance and well-being, and will provide more students with the opportunity to develop holistically with one of the best curricula in the world.”
Sunway International School Executive Director and Director of Pre-U Studies, Sunway College Dr Cheng Mien Wee attributed the exponential growth of parent interest in the Canadian syllabus to its ability to deliver results for young children.
“Canadian education is consistently ranked top in PISA for more than 10 years making it one of the best in the world. The International Baccalaureate is touted as the fastest-growing pre-university programme in the world. In SIS, students are provided with over 40 extra-curricular activities that enrich their understanding of teamwork and friendship. School events, such as Sunway National Poetry SlamTM (SNaPSTM) and Model United Nations have allowed students to showcase their talents and abilities.”
Best in Class Facilities Optimised for Student Performance and Well-being
The new campus will be Malaysia’s first GreenRE Platinum certified school to optimise student performance and well-being. According to the World Green Building Council, studies have proven that well-ventilated buildings with good indoor air quality, acoustics and enhanced levels of thermal comfort, lead to better cognitive performance, sleep quality, and a host of other health and tangible productivity benefits that improve student outcomes.
Consistently Ranked Top Education System in the World
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a global study conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to evaluate school systems’ quality, equity, and efficiency. It has consistently ranked Canada higher than other English-speaking countries globally, including the UK, USA, Australia, and New Zealand. The curriculum in SIS is taught by qualified teachers who are also licensed by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), a professional body that governs and regulates the Ontario teaching profession.
Student-Centric Education for Future Ready Children
SIS is a school that aims to develop holistic students with the 6C key qualities – Character Education, Citizenship, Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Creativity. Students at SIS are taught through semester-based programmes, which help them into tertiary education seamlessly. They focus on four subjects per semester, allowing for longer contact hours between teachers and students with teachers enabled to deep dive into topics. Students are also encouraged to discover and explore, hands-on through the many and prevalent technologies which the school is equipped with.
Ontario curriculum focuses on continuous individual development throughout the semester as opposed to a standardised final exam for assessment. This allows every student to fulfil their full potential and to demonstrate what they have learnt.