SJIS Top in Malaysia for IGCSE Malay Language

Updated: Feb 8, 2018
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DSC_0068The top performers with the Principal and Vice Principal of SJIS.

St. John’s International School (SJIS) did it again; being Top in Malaysia for Malay Language in the recent IGCSE June 2017 examinations. Two of our students have secured the best scores in the Malay Language. SJIS is reputed to be the Top International School in Kuala Lumpur. This achievement adds on to the illustrious track record of SJIS and goes to show that SJIS produces amazing students with excellent results. The milestones in SJIS achievement gallery is steadily accumulating and the momentum is anticipated to continue by leaps and bounds.

Congratulations to Isaac Lee Kian Min and Isabelle Lim Ning although Chinese by descent have successfully mastered the Malay language. They will be awarded at a Prestigious Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards Ceremony, Malaysia, which will be held on Monday, 27 November 2017. Both of the Top Students wish to convey their gratitude and acknowledgement to the school, especially to their Malay Language teachers for being instrumental in their success. They also recorded their appreciation for the full support given by their parents, teachers and the school in their studies and examinations. The ‘cream de la cream’ brilliant duo are of the opinion that other students should take up the IGCSE Malay Language subject, and they view that these students could perform equally well too in the subject, as SJIS provides the best possible conducive learning environment.

The prestigious awards is only accorded to exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations globally. The primary intent of these awards is to celebrate and recognise the success of selected high-performing Cambridge learners, which include the ‘Top in Country’, ‘Best Across’ and ‘High Achievement’ categories. Prior to this, SJIS has been accorded Top in Malaysia for the IGCSE May-June 2016 examination for the Malay Language subject. Pavindran, a non-Malay student by descent had demonstrated an excellent mastery of the Malay Language due to the coaching and guidance of the Malay language teachers at SJIS. We are indeed holistic at SJIS. Our students are all-rounders and well-rounded. To add feathers to our cap, SJIS has produced ‘Top’ Swimmers, Kickboxing proponents and Cheerleading performers. In 2014 SJIS attained top position in Kickboxing, and since 2014 to date, SJIS has secured top position at national level in the arena of swimming.

At SJIS we are committed in achieving our vision and mission, to be a leader in providing a first class, well rounded holistic education in a stimulating learning environment. We endeavour to secure our mission to inspire every student with the fortitude to grow and become respected and trusted leaders of the community by accomplishing academic, personal and social goals founded on the holism of faith, knowledge, thinking, creativity and excellence.

The school is supported by a team of dedicated teaching faculty who walk the extra mile towards the achievement of academic excellence in our students. A conducive and tight kinship network amongst the school’s citizens has provided a thriving learning environment for potential talents to flourish. Here in SJIS, the Malay language teachers utilises in-house designed books that caters to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) needs. Our tenacious and committed Malay Teachers provide custom differentiation learning for our students to match their particular pace and level. In addition extra classes based on levels are provided.

SJIS has brought to fruition and showcased the aspirations of our esteemed Prime Minister in the mastery of the competency and proficiency of the Malay language by non-Malays. As quoted here from the Star newspaper report dated Sunday, 17 September 2017 and Bernama on 21 October 2017“Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants Chinese Medium Schools (SJKC) students to be proficient in Bahasa Malaysia”. Furthermore, our Malaysian PM Najib Razak has stated his aspiration for the Malay language to be an official language of the ASEAN regional bloc by 2050 as published in the Star Newspaper dated 26 July 2017.

Hence, SJIS is the school where discerning parents sent their children to enhance their talents and develop holistically.


St. John's International School (SJIS)