Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||18 students / class|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
Over 20 different nationalities across Asia, Europe, US and Australia.
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
15% of the total students are from international.
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
Yes, for early years and primary year groups
|Native English speaking teachers||
Yes, most of our international teachers are from the native speaking country
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Yes. ELL is available for the students that need English Language support
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin Language
|Use of technology in the classroom||
GEMS International School Pearl City is a BYOD (Bring-your-own-device) school. Primary students will utilize iPads as part of their learning while Secondary students will be required to bring their laptop to school.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes, there is a homework policy in place.
Currently Year 9 is on waiting list
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
|How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?||
|School bus service available||
Yes. Currently we have 4 routes cover the main areas of Penang Island and Mainland
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Our school mission is to inspire outstanding students who are safe. happy and successful. To drive this, teachers and students are encouraged to strive to develop their potential through continuous learning, pursuing excellence in whatever that we do, find the courage to challenge the convention and commit to making an active contribution to both local and global community.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The school priorities the holistic development of its students through both its curriculum and extra-curricular provision, e.g. languages, sport, music.