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Straits International School Penang

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Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: RM17,250
to: RM38,640
Address: No.2, Lilitan Sungai Tiram, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
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Most common nationality

South Korea, China, India

Ratio of local students to international students

70% local : 30% international

Max. number of students per class

Maximum class size shall be 25.

Average number of students per class

As a young school SIS class sizes are currently quite small, ranging typically from 15-20 students.

Native English speaking teachers

The highest foreign teacher’s ratio comparing to the other similar range international schools in Penang. All Primary form tutors are foreigners and the Secondary teachers in major subjects are taught by the foreigners as well. 90% of foreign teachers are from England so they are native English speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

As a technology enabled school, every student enrols into Year 4 and above utilizes Google Chromebook to enhance their learning experience. The school also practise Google Classroom to facilitate paperless communication between teachers and students and streamline educational workflow.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

KG1 - G1: 1-day trial class
G2 - G9: 2-hours placement test. The placement test consists of computer-based
entrance test in English and Mathematics, as well as an informal interview with the Head of Primary/ Secondary.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

SIS accepts students into the school all year round – there are no set intakes.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available


School bus service available

Yes. The school has two transportation providers that provide pick-up and drop-off services to all areas on Penang Island and selected areas in Mainland.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

SIS runs separate learning support for special educational needs with the requirement of parents hiring an external shadow teacher. Further information about special educational needs can be acquired from the Admissions department.

School start time


School finish time

KG1 - KG2: 14:30
KG3 - G10: 15:30

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Wushu, Taekwondo, Aikido, floorball, ball games, yoga, table tennis, aerobics, badminton, swim speed and technique, football, futsal, basketball, ballet, Hip Hop, Zumba, choir, orchestra, percussion, piano, violin, trumpet, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, drums, ukulele, robots, chess, playdoh sculptures, design and technology, crafty creations, mandala drawing, sketching, creative arts, board games, debating, problem solving

School provided lunches


Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, futsal pitch, kindergarten playground

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Straits International School Penang offers a stimulating, safe and supportive learning environment, defined by its pursuit for excellence in all areas and based on its guiding belief in the ideal of meritocracy. SIS fosters a positive and rewarding learning community, with a strong emphasis on respect for all individuals irrespective of race, creed or belief systems.

Teaching approach of the school

SIS aims to nurture and prepare its students to take up their places in an evolving and challenging world, striving for continuous excellence in their pursuits but tempered with empathy for others.

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