The International School @ ParkCity

School Information

1. What curriculum does ISP offer?

2. How do you determine the age group for my child?

3. What is the class size at ISP?

4. What is the academic staff to student ratio?

5. What languages are taught at ISP?

6. Are school bus services available?

7. What nationalities are the students at The International School @ ParkCity?

Your child at school

8. What time does school start and finish?

9. If our child faces difficulties in speaking the English language, do you have any special English Language programme to help?

10. Does ISP offer support services for students with special needs or learning disabilities?

11. What Co-Curricular Activities are available at ISP?

12. What type of food is available at the School canteen?

13. What is the discipline policy at ISP?

School Life

14. Do students have to wear a school uniform?

15. What if my child is unwell during the school day?

16. Are there sufficient security measures in place at ISP?

17. How does the School communicate with parents?

18. How can parents volunteer and become involved at ISP?

19. How does the school deal with any bullying issues?

20. Does the school take students on field trips?

Admissions

21. Are there currently places available for students at the International School @ ParkCity?

22. How do I apply for a place for my child at ISP and what are the documents that I should submit?

23. What is the Malaysian Government regulation on students being enrolled at an International School?

1. What curriculum does ISP offer?

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 broadly 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. We shall also be offering the Cambridge ‘A Levels’ for Year 12 and Year 13 with effect from September 2015.

More information on the programme for each year group can be downloaded from the website. http://www.isp.edu.my/curriculum/documents

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2. How do you determine the age group for my child?

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 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. Students entering Nursery must be 3 years of age and be toilet independent before they can start at ISP.

The International School @ ParkCity              Malaysian Private @ Goverment Schools

Age on 1st Sept Year Group Age on 1st Jan Year Group

3

Nursery 3

4

Reception 4 Kindergarten

5

Year 1 5 Kindergarten

6

Year 2 6 Kindergarten

7

Year 3 7 Standard 1

8

Year 4 8 Standard 2

9

Year 5 9 Standard 3

10

Year 6 10 Standard 4

11

Year 7 11 Standard 5

12

Year 8 12 Standard 6

13

Year 9 13 Form 1

14

Year 10 (IGCSE – equivalent to “O” Levels)
14 Form 2

15

Year 11 (IGCSE – equivalent to “O” Levels)
15 Form 3
16

Year 12 (equivalent to “A” Levels)
16 Form 4

17

Year 13 (equivalent to “A” Levels)
17 Form 5

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3. What is the class size at ISP?

We strictly apply a maximum limit of 24 students per class.

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4. What is the academic staff to student ratio?

In every class we have a fully qualified, highly experienced teacher who is supported by at least one full-time Classroom Assistant.

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5. What languages are taught at ISP?

Students are given the opportunity to learn Malay, Mandarin and Spanish at advanced or beginner level.

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6. Are school bus services available?

Yes. ISP works closely with a highly reputable local transport company to offer bus services. The transport company has an office based within ISP, enabling parents to make necessary arrangements directly. All buses are air-conditioned and exceed our stringent safety requirements.

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7. What nationalities are the students at The International School @ ParkCity?

As an international school, we offer education for children from a diverse range of nationalities. Our student population currently comprises of children from over 40 different countries.

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8. What time does school start and finish?

  • Nursery & Reception start at 9.00am and finish at 2.00pm
  • Year 1 and above start at 8.00am and finish at 3.00pm
  • After school Co-Curricular Activities run from 3.15pm to 4.15pm

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9. If our child faces difficulties in speaking the English language, do you have any special English Language programme to help?

Yes, we offer an ‘English as Additional Language’ (EAL) programme which is designed to support students who need to develop fluency and competency in English.

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10. Does ISP offer support services for students with special needs or learning disabilities?

The School has a Student Support Specialist who provides additional support for those students who may benefit from this provision. We may not be able to meet the needs of children with special needs and/or learning disabilities and 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.

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11. What Co-Curricular Activities are available at ISP?

All Co-Curricular Activities are posted in the School Notices tab of our website.

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12. What type of food is available at the School canteen?

A variety of meal choices are available each day for the children to purchase, including an Asian, Western and Vegetarian dish each day. All meals are freshly cooked on-site daily and are Halal. Please see the School Notices section of our website for the latest menu. http://handn.isp.edu.my/?cat=34

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13. What is the discipline policy at ISP?

Please refer to the ISP Family Handbook. http://www.isp.edu.my/wp-content/themes/twentyten/forms/ISPHandbookforFamilies2014-2015.pdf

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14. Do students have to wear a school uniform?

Yes, all students must wear the School uniform which is available for purchase from The Shop @ ISP.

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15. What if my child is unwell during the school day?

We have two fully qualified nurses based in our School Medical 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.

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16. Are there sufficient security measures in place at ISP?

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.

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17. How does the School communicate with parents?

There is a School Notices blog, which is updated daily by the Faculty, in addition to our Facebook page. The Principal hosts fortnightly Coffee Mornings which all parents are very welcome to attend.

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18. How can parents volunteer and become involved at ISP?

Parents can play an active role via the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or by volunteering to be a Parent Class Representative.

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19. How does the school deal with any bullying issues?

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.
http://www.isp.edu.my/wp-content/themes/twentyten/forms/ISPHandbookforFamilies2014-2015.pdf

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20. Does the school take students on field trips?

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.

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21. Are there currently places available for students at the International School @ ParkCity?

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.

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22. How do I apply for a place for my child at ISP and what are the documents that I should submit?

To make an application, parents are requested to submit a completed Application Form, which can be downloaded from our website. http://www.isp.edu.my/admissions/guidelines-and-school-fees

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23. What is the Malaysian Government regulation on students being enrolled at an International School?

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.

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