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British, International, and Malaysian curriculums
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsBritish, International, and Malaysian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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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
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2020/2021.

Address: No. 2, Lintang Lembah Permai 1, Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Penang Malaysia

Tenby Schools Penang offers two streams - International (British) and Malaysian.
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Number of students

750

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

Malaysian, Korean, Chinese from China, Japanese and Hong Kong.

Ratio of local students to international students

60% local VS 40% International

Max. number of students per class

25 students

Average number of students per class

20 students at the moment

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We do offer two types of English Support Lessons - Intensive English Support and English as Additional Language depends on what their level of English is. The school shall assess the verbal and written English upon entrance assessment. Students who require Intensive English Support will spend most of their time in improving English while at the same time, attending other subjects such as Physical Education, Music, Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia...etc. Students who required English as Additional Language will attend some additional English lessons, about 2-3 hours a week to strengthen English. The requirements of these supports to be reviewed on a termly basis.

Use of technology in the classroom

We provide Google Chromebook for students in the class to enhance their learning experience. Most of the classrooms are equipped with the interactive Smart Board as well.

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)

We are using Microsoft Teams to conduct online lessons and homework for students who are not able to attend to school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the year group. Generally, Primary spend about 1-2 hours per night while Secondary about 2-3 hours per night to complete homework.

Uniform required

Yes.

Waiting list

At the moment, Early Years is full in this academic year but it's available in Sept 2020 intake.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students go through Entrance Assessment before being offered a place. If it's Early Years age, they go through a simple 1-hour trial assessment in classroom. If it's Primary and Secondary, applicants sit for paper test or online CAT test which takes about 1.5-2 hours. If the Verbal score appears to be low, we arrange EAL assessment and interview by Head of EAL for about 30 minutes. If the Verbal score appears to be good, skip EAL assessment and proceed directly to the interview by Head of School. In view of COVID-19, we are now allowing Remote Entrance Assessment as well which works similar as above but this can be conducted at home and monitor via webcam.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

To join in Sept, assessment shall be made not later than June.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes. We do accept enrollment on any day, as long as they pass through the assessment, offered a place and completed enrollment procedure before Admissions advise a starting date.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE and A Level in Tenby International School. For Sri Tenby School are UPSR, PT3 and SPM.

Results in these examinations

Please contact Admissions for the most recent public examination results.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. Only Muslims that need to take Islamic Studies as to comply with the requirements by Ministry of Education,111 n

School bus service available

Yes. Available for the entire Penang Island and Mainland.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We do have SEN teacher who can cope with special learning needs. However, this depends on the severity and shall be assessed upon entrance assessment.

School start time

7.55am

School finish time

Depends on which year group it is. From 1pm to 5.20pm after finishing co-curricular activities.

Supervised care before/after school

No.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Over 60 types of extra activities. Please refer to our website or contact our Admissions staff for details.

School provided lunches

Yes. Breakfast and lunch at our Canteen.

Sports activities included

Physical Education included swimming.

Sports facilities at the school

Multi-use Court, Swimming Pool, Football Field, Basketball Court and Multi-purpose Hall.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Learning is about getting better - academically, socially, emotionally and more. Amazing learning happens when student surprise themselves by getting better to a level beyond that which they thought possible.

Teaching approach of the school

At Tenby Schools Penang, learning is a journey of discovery, by being creative, taking risks, making mistakes and showing resilience as we improve our skills, knowledge and understanding to become effective global learners.

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