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13k for a History teacher no licence is good enough actually. Having proper certification pays more. Also for MAZ a new leaf? or desperation? only time will tell. I hope  anew leaf as too many schools in KL just are awful and cheat parents (and staff!) with super high profits as they charge high fees and pay very little

I doubt the new leaf thing...the principal is the same as mentioned in some of these posts and his interview method was a bit odd, and condescending....i really don't understand one thing about Asian schools....the students respect the teachers, and the parents respect the teachers, but in mny places, the school administrators do NOT respect the teachers at all and often treat thim as some kind of lower human.....anyone else see that in Asia?

thor444 :

I doubt the new leaf thing...the principal is the same as mentioned in some of these posts and his interview method was a bit odd, and condescending....i really don't understand one thing about Asian schools....the students respect the teachers, and the parents respect the teachers, but in mny places, the school administrators do NOT respect the teachers at all and often treat thim as some kind of lower human.....anyone else see that in Asia?

Only in rubbish schools best avoided.  A local teacher friend at school that sounds like smelly fruit (the owner is a well known nut case - also see ISR many expat reports of same thing) just walks into a lesson and shouts at staff in front of the kids. Too many owners do that. Little Hitler syndrome. Many of the schools do that that are not run by a properly qualified expat head. Having said that some expat heads are fruit cakes as well but I avoid those. One in Penang recently got sacked and replaced for basically doing nothing but play favourites and yell at staff.

May be u can consider Epsom College if u looking for British International School. Their equipment is good and environment is nice for kid. This is their website: epsomcollege.edu.my/academic/academic-life/

amongst all theses 100+ international schools does anyone know how to benchmark their academic competitiveness?

Are primary IGCSE checkpoint results posted nationally so we can compare all the schools?

No because its all private sector. Schools like Alice Smith tend to be more transparent.

I put my children in the British International School and haven't looked back.  The teachers are amazing and the children are so happy.  My daughter, who has been to 3 different schools in other countries, says this is her favourite so far.

Checkpoint is a sign a school IS NOT an international school. No respectable school I know uses it.

It is designed so that unqualified teachers can deliver something that looks to parents like an education. It is "paint by numbers" approach to education.

Hi, I'm interested to send my boy who turns 5 next year to Eaton International School in Kajang. Anyone has any comments on this school? I'm also exploring Rafflesia International School & ELC Cyberjaya. Please share remark if any.

Hope to hear from all what should we watch for when sending our kid to International schools.

The main issues are what fees can you afford. Are you prepared to pay more for native English teachers. Or are you prepared to pay more for well trained teachers. Does the location of the school fit where you need to live in relation to getting to work. Percentage of expat children -v- Malaysians can be an important factor as well (i.e. just because the title says "international" it does not mean the curriculum is not entirely Malaysian influenced and aim at local students). Visiting a school - there is no substitute.

There are plenty of comments about schools on this Forum and others. If you do a general search you can find the latest exchanges - one recently took place about Taylors and mentions other school options.

ELC only real choice on a budget. Established school with a good reputation.

Eaton is a new school with a total rip off name (Eton!) set up by a for profit owner who is a specialist in property.

Rafflesia  were teaching out of shop lots and again new, small veneer of Europeans eg Norwegians to add respectability. New and for profit. Untested.

May I know where is it located?

Any feedback about Asia Pacific international school in Subang?

Hi, We are currently living in Canada and planning to move to Ipoh, Malaysia. Its a big decision for us to make. I am really concerned about my daughters school. She will be in grade 1. Are the international schools curriculum good. How is the life there? Me and my husband are both doctors. I am a dentist from India. Do you know if I can get my licence there. Is moving to Malaysia a right decision? I am very confused. Please help. Thanks.

Any comments on Kolej Tuanku Jaafar's primary school? Am planning to send my son there who turns 5 next year.

Hi , I am new. Any one in ucsi private secondary school which located in subang jaya?? Is it good? At least better than the government secondary ? Hope to hear from your experience. Thank you .

Hi,

We are considering a move to KL and I would be interested to hear people's thoughts on the Australian School. Would you recommend it? Anyone travel from Mont Kiara to this school? How long does it take? If attending this school, where would you recommend living?

Thanks :-)

larudas :

Hi,

We are considering a move to KL and I would be interested to hear people's thoughts on the Australian School. Would you recommend it? Anyone travel from Mont Kiara to this school? How long does it take? If attending this school, where would you recommend living?

Thanks :-)

Hi Larudas, I am not able to comment on the school. I believe you referring to Australian International School Malaysia, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, if correct then you need to worry about the morning traffic between Mount Kiara to This place, which can be tiring. Best you can check via google map the distance..

Why not you try join this group in fb to get more info, facebook.com/groups/msiaintlschpsg/

TammySareen :

Hi, We are currently living in Canada and planning to move to Ipoh, Malaysia. Its a big decision for us to make. I am really concerned about my daughters school. She will be in grade 1. Are the international schools curriculum good. How is the life there? Me and my husband are both doctors. I am a dentist from India. Do you know if I can get my licence there. Is moving to Malaysia a right decision? I am very confused. Please help. Thanks.

Hello Tammy Sareen,

You able to get list of international schools in Malaysia from this side. schooladvisor.my/.

ideas on homeschooling or private academies teaching IGCSE?

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you may consider Fairview International School in Ipoh. Do not come with high expectations. if your daughter was going to private school in canada Iam not sure you will get the same standard however if she was in public school then you can go according to your budget. but honestly speaking I am quite disappointed by the education standard and attitude of international schools in Malaysia.My son is in year 4 and daughter is in year 1. Local teachers who have not even done diploma in education with terrible english are all over. generally native speaker or white skinned ppl are enjoying their status of being white and here ppl are very happy to have them even if they are qualified..Schools that have all uk teachers like Alice Smith or AISM are very very expensive.Rest just interested to make money only.Anyhow I do not want to scare you. May be you will have better experience in schooling. Otherwise Malaysia is beautiful with diversity in itself.

I am looking an international school nearby SG Buloh, there are REAL,APIS,HELP, international school nearby,may I know which is better? As I know the REAL AND APIS is much cheaper on the fees compare to HELP.

Hi Rachel,

How about ELC which one of pioneer in sg Buloh area and also there is another one in Sri Damansara?

UCSI in Subang is not a good school.... I know of teachers who have worked at this school. The Principal is a serious bully towards staff members and many teachers leave because of her. Parents are mislead by her... the school is old and needs serious renovations. Classrooms are small and there are no real facilities. The tuition is high for a school that does not offer much. There are better schools in the area. I suggest anyone interested should go see for themselves.

Hello. Just wanted to say that UK curriculum is a good choice. Will lead to attaining globally recognised qualifications. Im actually going for the same education.  :)

Gravitas has not been online for one year.

I have worked under 18 Principals before and that was the worst I have ever come across. No sense of professionalism at all.  I could never fathom how a Principal could be this weak. Nevertheless, beware - a very shrewd Punjabi.

I am talking about Maz International School.

HI Fion and all who intend to move their kids to KL/Selangor area, I would strongly suggest Alice Smith. Well firstly its really close to where you stay. Well so far the reviews are not bad for Alice Smith. Honestly its really hard to justify if a school is good or bad. You may get some opinions around. But most importantly is how parents personally guide their children and how much effort you put in towards the child's education .

Don't get me wrong I'm not teaching you how to teach your kid. But my humble opinion would strongly recommend you to keep an eye on your kids progression in terms of education. If you have a bit of $ to spare, you may hire a private tutor to guide them on their homework and just talk to them, be friends with them.

Anyone still finding for a school for their kids?

Please check and confirm the pay. I think it's a scam. Experienced teachers there are paid less than 4k.

Expat1941 says: "UCSI in Subang is not a good school.... I know of teachers who have worked at this school. The Principal is a serious bully towards staff members and many teachers leave because of her. Parents are mislead by her... the school is old and needs serious renovations. Classrooms are small and there are no real facilities. The tuition is high for a school that does not offer much. There are better schools in the area. I suggest anyone interested should go see for themselves."

I concur with every word that Expat1941 says about UCSI in Subang, and I really wonder how senior administrators can justify such appalling conditions. If there is any doubt then take Expat1941's advice and "... go see for themselves."

There's photograph of students having fun taking selfies in Mandarin class at UCSI Subang. I'll post it if there is an interest as it speaks to what's really happening in classes there.

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