KUCHING: The opening of Tenby International School, Miri (TISM) marked the first time that international education became available to both expatriates and Malaysians living in Miri.
With its first campus in Ipoh, there are now Tenby Schools in Penang, Setia Eco Park in Shah Alam, Miri in Sarawak and Setia Eco Gardens in Johor. A new campus in Setia EcoHill (Semenyih) in Selangor is scheduled to open in September, 2016.
TISM currently offers classes from Early Years up to Secondary, and has moved to a brand new, purpose-built campus in Senadin in September, 2013.
From September this year, TISM will be offering the Cambridge International A Level Programme via its Sixth Form.
With its vision ‘A United World At Peace-Through Education’, Tenby School is gearing towards developing global citizens of the future who are culturally sensitive and respectful towards others. Tenby students are also groomed to be effective communicators and internationally minded lifelong learners.
It is their view that the younger generation must be taught from young the importance of peace and unity. The ability to empathise, understand and collaborate with others is an asset in conflict resolution on any scale, which is instilled in Tenby Schools.
Tenby Schools’ approach is based on a commitment to give personal attention so as to ensure that every child succeeds to his or her best ability. The Primary School (Key Stage 1 and 2) follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) using a thematic approach in teaching and learning activities.
In the Secondary School (Key Stage 3 and 4), the National Curriculum for England, leading to the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination is taught.
Tenby Schools appoint experienced and internationally trained expatriate teaching staff to ensure a balanced approach to the curriculum in a local setting.
At the same time, locally appointed teachers are carefully selected and given additional training in international approaches to teaching and learning. This is usually done through continuous in-service training as well as professional development programmes with input from external consultants.
Over the years, Tenby Schools have developed close ties with Stranmillis University College, Queen’s University, Belfast and Columbia University, New York in teacher training and continue to benefit from these programmes.
Visit www.tenby.edu.my to learn more.
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