St. John’s International School’s Knowledgeable Draw
16 Oct 2017
Engaging the community of students in a way that specifically defies predictable polarising debates about the improvements in grades. Instead, St. John’s International School aspires to craft students who will achieve scholastic distinction.
St. John’s International School (SJIS) is a renowned institution that has been churning out graduates in the field of IT, medicine, bio-medical sciences, engineering, actuarial science and more since its inception in 2010. SJIS’s academic resource for success is evident in their University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) examinations, that forms the basis for students to encounter an internationally recognised Pre-University qualification that provides a platform for excellence. SJIS is a spawning ground to prepare students for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level and in producing apt world-achievers.
The interpretation of excellence in academic distinction at SJIS has been the grounded on the confluence between La Salle Brothers Malaysia and SJIS. With this in mind, with the adoption of the La Sallian organisation’s steadfast tradition in education that is observed in 82 nations worldwide has created a penchant for academic merit. SJIS is part of over a century deep-rooted scholastic tradition that began with its attachment to the St. John’s Institution building, situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur; nestled alongside the lush Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve against the backdrop of the KL Tower and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
Cambridge International Pre-University GCE A-Levels Programme
A revised GCE A Level structure now witnesses the coming into existence of the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Level (A2) examinations where candidates may prepare for the examinations in two separate phases – as this eliminates the added anxiety of performing in one final examination. Students from SJIS superbly captures the excitement that learning can generate in preference with the ease of securing admissions into leading universities both overseas and locally in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Singapore, Germany, Malaysia and Australia, to name a few.
SJIS always go the extra mile and does something more fundamental than the norm: funding more than 30 scholarship students since 2012 who have displayed qualities that should be emulated within diverse capabilities. With the lowest school fees for A Levels at just RM 7,500 for a minimum of 3 subjects, SJIS closely ingrains the ethos of ‘Smart Choice, Bright Future’. Further evidence in profusion, SJIS offers a 10% bursary if proof is provided that any of the student’s family member was a La Salle or Convent Bukit Nanas alumni.
Cambridge International Lower Secondary (CLS)
A complete secondary experience, CLS qualification focuses on varied exposures among well-balanced responses to the needs of students from the age of 12. It provides a seamless progression from primary schools to allow careful monitoring of progress to excel in the lower secondary phase. “In SJIS we believe in holistic education, not solely emphasising on academic outcome but also character and personality development based on intrinsic values and sportsmanship spirit”, says Dr. Inderjeet Singh Sidhu, Vice Principal of SJIS. He adds, “CIE syndicate has up-to-date and ever evolving curriculum and syllabi which attests to CIE being internationally recognised”.
Pledged Teaching Staff
With the passion and dedication in the teaching vocation of the qualified - and with the average of over a decade experience – SJIS faculty members are a reminder that though academia is usually thought of as insular, the lecturers here make learning a thing of pure zeal. SJIS encapsulates an establishment that possesses a brilliantly simple distillation of knowledge, understanding, reasoning abilities and skills rendered with renowned faculty, which stresses on academic delivery; this has culminated in soaring result percentages year after year that saw SJIS’s success of garnering 57% A* and A in the 2016 IGCSE exams.