Sri Kuala Lumpur
|Sri Kuala Lumpur School
Sekolah Sri Kuala Lumpur
Progress through Understanding
|1, Jalan SS 15/7A, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia|
|Type||Primary, Secondary and International School|
|Founder||Tan Sri Othman Merican|
CEO: Mr Hanif Merican
Secondary School: Mr Chew Teck Ann, AMN
Secondary School Senior Assistant No. 1: Dr Roland Abeysekera
Primary School: Dr Tan Khun
Pre-School: Mrs Darshan Kaur
|Number of students||2,000+|
|Medium of language||English, Bahasa Melayu|
|Vision||To develop students to their full potential and imbue them with healthy habits of mind, tenacity of spirit and moral anchors to become effective individuals and responsible citizens.|
- Sri Kuala Lumpur Primary School
- Sri Kuala Lumpur Secondary
Sri Kuala Lumpur Primary School was established in January 1979 in Jalan Nipah, Kuala Lumpur with an initial enrolment of six students. In August 1979, the school moved to Jalan Anak Gasing. Enrolment had increased to 100 by January 1980 and over 300, 12 months later when it moved to Jalan Ampang. Further moves occurred in December 1984, to Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya and, finally, in January 1986 to SS15, Subang Jaya. The secondary school was opened in 1987. In 2005, the Education Minister, Dato Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein declared the new facilities block to be opened. In 4 January 2010, Year 1 & 2 started the Cambridge System for secondary education. By 2010, secondary students from Form 1 can have the choice of studying the government (KBSM) or Cambridge syllabus.
Primary students in Years 1, 2 and 3 are not using the government KSSR syllabus to avoid the new guidelines for teaching all subjects in Bahasa Malaysia except English. Instead, they are using the Cambridge Primary Syllabus. The government syllabus will be phased out by the school in the future. The secondary students still have a choice of studying the government KBSM or the Cambridge O-Level syllabus. The advantage of studying the O-level syllabus in school is that the language used in teaching is English, not Bahasa Malaysia that is currently used by the government KBSR and KBSM syllabus. All students wanting to enter the O-Level syllabus must go through a 2.5 hour entrance examination which comprises a Paper on English ( 1.5 hours ) and another Paper for Mathematics ( 1 hour ) and must achieve an average score of at least 60% and a good score in English. All O-Level students still follow Malaysian semesters and holidays and still taught Bahasa Malaysia. Students will also have to sit for the Malaysian government SPM for Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah only and a special certificate will be issued for them. Other subjects will follow the Cambridge Examination Board guidelines and exams.
The school introduced the smart school concept, in the primary section during 1999. The secondary school was declared a 'smart school' by the Minister of Education, Tan Sri Musa Mohamad in June 2000.
Sri Kuala Lumpur has 5 air-conditioned computer labs in total for the use of the primary school students, 3 of which are Mac-based and the remainder Windows-based. There are 3 labs for secondary school students, 2 of them Mac-based and 1 Windows-based. The school is networked with password protected broadband. Computer lessons are conducted at least 2 times a week for the primary school students and once a week for the secondary school students. The school has dedicated teachers and textbooks for their own ICT syllabus. Topics taught include using Microsoft Office 2003 or 2010 Professional Plus, Microsoft Office X, iWeb, iMovie, ToolBook Assistant 2004 and coding, in both HTML and Visual Studio.
All classes are air-conditioned. Each class has a whiteboard, message board and 2 push-pin boards, one at the front right side and one at the back. Cambridge classes and KBSM classes have additional facilities, Promethean Activboards, SMART boards and Epson Multimedia Projectors. Teachers and students use these boards for presentations and interactive teaching. Each class can hold a maximum of 30 students. Teachers have a remote control and an ActivPen for their use. The staffroom is well stocked with teaching materials, and iMacs for use. Each department has a MacBook each to assist in teaching.