Here we answer some Frequently Asked Questions about The International School @ ParkCity. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, or join us on one of our open days, should you have more questions.
Our Family Handbook includes comprehensive details about our school. Download it from the School Life section of this website.
Children in the Early Years and Primary School follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which is broadly based on the UK National Curriculum but is better suited to the international context of our school.
The Secondary School programme is a natural progression from the IPC and is also based on the UK National Curriculum. We are a fully accredited Cambridge University International Examination Centre, and our students are prepared to sit for the International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations, which are globally recognised qualifications.
In the Sixth Form, all our students study for the Cambridge or AQA AS and A-Levels across a wide range of subjects, alongside the AQA Baccalaureate. The AQA Baccalaureate qualification ensures that the students maintain a breadth of knowledge and learning, and provides them with the opportunity to be rewarded for community, conservation, personal and work-related learning through its enrichment scheme.
More information on the curriculum for each year group can be downloaded from the the Learning Section of this website. Learn More
Students will be placed in the respective year groups according to their date of birth. Our academic year starts in September. Students entering Nursery must be 3 years of age and be toilet independent before they can start at ISP. Placement into the respective year groups is also conditional on previous school reports and a successful assessment during the application process.
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- Nursery – typical class sizes are 20 per class
- Reception – typical class sizes are 22 per class
- Year 1 onwards – typical class sizes are 24 per class
- IGCSE and A-Level classes are often considerably smaller.
Throughout Early Years and Primary, each class has one fully qualified, highly experienced lead teacher and one full-time Classroom Assistant. Additional support staff are shared within Secondary departments.
Students are given the opportunity to learn Malay, Mandarin and Spanish at advanced or beginner level.
French is also available in some Secondary year groups.
Yes. ISP works closely with a highly reputable local transport company to offer bus services. All buses are air-conditioned, well maintained and comply with our stringent safety requirements. Students must wear seat belts, and remain seated at all times during the journey. An attendant accompanies the bus driver to help supervision of students, ensuring a safe and pleasant journey.
As an international school, we offer education for children from a diverse range of nationalities. Our student population currently comprises of children from around 54 different nationalities.
Yes, we offer a paid ‘English as Additional Language’ (EAL) programme which is designed to support students who need to develop fluency and competency in English. Students are assessed at the admissions stage to determine if they would benefit from this programme.
The School has a Learning Support Department with staff who provide specialist additional support for those students who may benefit from this provision.
On occasion, we may not be able to meet the needs of children with specific needs and/or learning disabilities. We assess all applicants to ensure that we are able to effectively cater for their needs before they are accepted into ISP. We request that parents of prospective ISP students openly declare all necessary information about their child during the application process.
A wide range of after school activities are provided to cater for a variety of interests. Information about Co-Curricular Activities is available in the Learning section of our website. Each term, parents are sent details of the CCAs being offered.
Headed by Chef Hakimi, Petite Café offers a choice of Asian, Western and vegetarian meals, freshly cooked on-site daily. The menus are updated every month and can be viewed in the School Life section of the website. Petite Café also runs the Parents’ Café.
Yes, all students must wear the School uniform which is available for purchase from The Shop @ ISP. Sixth Form students wear their own choice of ‘smart’ attire.
We have two fully qualified nurses based in our School Medical Centre and an additional full-time nurse at the Early Years Centre. Parents/Guardians will be contacted if it is deemed that the student is too unwell to remain in school or if further medical treatment is required.
Safety and security of ISP students is of utmost importance to us. Our security measures are constantly monitored and reviewed by Management. The School is under 24 hour CCTV surveillance and a number of security personnel are present on site throughout the day and night time. In addition, the school sits inside the secure environment of Desa Park City and we work closely with the DPC security teams.
All parents use the FlexiBuzz app to receive relevant day to day notifications, in addition to their dedicated ISP email account. Parents are invited to attend our fortnightly Coffee Mornings which take many forms, from Open Forums to explaining new initiatives.
At ISP we quite simply do not tolerate bullying in any form. We believe that every individual is entitled to work and learn in a safe and secure environment. Our Code of Conduct for Students can be found in our ISP Family Handbook.
Field study trips form an integral part of the curriculum at every level. Parents will be informed well in advance of any such trip. No student is allowed to attend any excursion unless a parent returns all necessary documentation relating to that trip. Residential trips are also arranged, with the destination being dependent on the age and maturity of the children.
Parents are strongly advised to apply early to secure a place for their child at the School. For current information on the availability of places, please contact our Admissions Department
Generally, there is no restriction for students to study in an International School in Malaysia. The School will assist with the following:-
- Student Pass application letters for foreign students who come to Malaysia to study.
- Permit to Study application letters for foreign students who are on dependent passes.