Australian International School, Malaysia
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The Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) is the only school in Malaysia that follows an Australian curriculum. It provides a coeducational environment for students in Preparatory to Year 12.
The School follows the New South Wales Board of Studies curriculum at all levels. It is recognised by the Board of Studies and the curriculum leads to the School Certificate (SC) at Year 10 and the Higher School Certificate (HSC) at Year 12.
Organisation and teaching staff
The school is divided into three sub-schools, all on one campus. The sub-schools are Junior, Middle and Senior. Each sub-school is led by a Head of School, who is responsible for the students and staff within it. A Principal leads the whole school assisted by the Assistant Principal.
A Curriculum Co-ordinator overseas the curriculum and content in each School, in consultation with the Heads of Schools. A Sports Co-ordinator is responsible for the Sporting and Extra Curricular Programme and the Welfare Co-ordinator oversees the Pastoral care programmes.
AISM offers an Australian curriculum to all its students.
- English (and ESL)
- Science and Technology
- Human Society and its Environment
- Creative and Practical Arts
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
The Key Learning Areas for Secondary Education (Years 7 to 10) are:
- English (and ESL)
- Mathematics (all levels)
- Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
- Human Society and its Environment(Asian Studies, Commerce, Geography, History)
- Languages other than English (Bahasa Melayu and Mandarin)
- Technology and Applied Studies (Design Technology and Information Technology)
- Creative Arts (Drama, Music and Visual Arts)
- Personal Development Health and Physical Education
The curriculum allows the school to cater for gifted and talented children who need acceleration programs in one or more disciplines, for students with specific learning difficulties and for children of non-English speaking backgrounds either through specialized programs or through the policy of differentiating the curriculum.
An ESL support programme has been introduced, which allows students from non-English speaking backgrounds to improve their English skills in a small group learning situation, and also have help and support during regular lessons with their classmates.