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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 16

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: RM25,000
to: RM52,000
Address: Tingkat Bukit Jambul Satu, Bayan Lepas, 11900 Penang, Malaysia
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Number of students

250

Number of nationalities represented in the school

20

Most common nationality

Malaysian

Ratio of local students to international students

1.3 : 1

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English speaking teachers

Some yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

English

Use of technology in the classroom

Besides hardware (including laptops, iPad cart, Macs), Fairview prescribes many applications and learning platforms to refine our lessons to suit the needs of our students' learning.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, of course :)

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

1-2 hours per day

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Only for certain classes.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Placement tests, interview, observation of past school results and previous medical report (if any)

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

For overseas students, best to register two months before any intake month. For local students, the deadline could be one week before the reopening of a new semester.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

95%

External examinations or assessments available

IB MYP eAssessment

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

No. We recommend private transportation service, which is highly convenient and time saving in Penang.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No but we do a lot of differentiation learning in our classes.

School start time

7.20am (Primary and Middle Years Students) or 8am (Early Years students)

School finish time

1.20pm or 3.30pm (depending on student's grade level and timetable)

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

• Chess
• The World Scholar’s Cup (WSC)
• Science Scholars
• Robotics
• Badminton
• Taekwondo
• Dance
• Football
• Basketball
• Storytelling
• Art & Craft
• Cross Stitch
• Swimming

School provided lunches

Yes. Food is available for purchase at the school canteen.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

We serve halal food in the school canteen. Sometimes, we serve vegetarian food.

Sports activities included

Personal, Social and Physical Education subject

Sports facilities at the school

Play park, PE room, Basketball field, Football field

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We have basketball, football and swimming team.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Fairview Penang is part of the Fairview International School's network. Dedicated to providing premier yet affordable education, Fairview International School was established in 1978 for parents seeking a more enriching and comprehensive form of learning. From its humble beginnings and only a handful of students, Fairview International School is now home to over 3,000 students in four IB World Schools across Malaysia, representing over 55 different nations. Fairview has inspired the minds of thousands of students over the years; students who not only achieve outstanding academic results but are nurtured socially, emotionally and physically. Our students leave the halls of Fairview as internationally minded global citizens, equipped with essential skills for the many challenges of the 21st century. Fairview Penang is the third campus and well-known for its closed knitted school community.

Teaching approach of the school

Fairview International School Penang is an established educational institution adopting the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework and incorporating standards and learning outcomes from the UK national curriculum. We offer the prestige Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).

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