Tenby International School Johor Baru opened in September 2013, offering an international student-centred programme. The school occupies a purpose-built campus located in Setia Eco Gardens township, part of the Iskandar Malaysia development in the state of Johor (formerly known as the Iskandar Development Region).
Different from other Tenby Schools, the school operates within the Southern hemisphere school calendar year that starts in January and ends in December. The school also offers Malaysian National Curriculum starting with Lower Secondary (Form 1 to Form 3) from January 2015 onwards.
Tenby Group of schools is a group of international and local schools in Malaysia which has won many awards and recognition. The group has been operating for more 50 years in Malaysia and providing quality education to local and international students. Another successful Tenby School located in Malaysia (one of ten countries that Tenby Schools are found in) is the Tenby International School Miri.
The Tenby International School Johor Baru is branded the Tenby Schools Setia Eco Garden, the first Tenby School in south Malaysia, and as such strives to provide academic excellence as well as prepare students for competing in the fast-changing world. The school intends to make students confident. The group encourages cultural diversity and teaches students to be tolerant and respectful of each other.
The Tenby International School Johor Baru pedagogy is designed to enable all children to be involved, independent learners who are conscious they are the primary partners in the students’ own journey of learning new skills and expertise.
There is never a dull moment in the learning environment for Early Years at this school. Classes exude with energy and enthusiasm, as students come in anticipating a whole day of learning to enjoy. Education is enjoyable with the school’s focus on a hands-on approach and teachers strive to create a healthy and caring atmosphere in which students feel free to explore through play.
For the Primary Years, the lessons are carefully planned to achieve optimal learning, where teachers aim to ensure that each tool generated is tailored to each student’s different abilities and needs. Teachers are also well-trained to navigate a dynamic environment created by an active and enthusiastic learner-filled classroom. Usually, the lessons are busy as the educators encourage students to engage, challenge and take control of their own learning processes.
On the other hand, Secondary School lessons are focused on helping students connect the topics they are learning in the classroom to the world at large. By encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning and development, Tenby International School Johor Baru further promotes their individual growth and achievements.
There is a rigorous evaluation system in place whereby the learning progress of each child is monitored, and strategies are adapted to ensure that he or she continues to improve. In both the Tenby International School Johor Baru, teaching the international curriculum ending with the IGCSEs, and the Sekolah Sri Tenby, which is taught in the local National Curriculum with the students graduating with their SPM results, the school aims to breed a sense of international-mindedness within all students.
Students are exposed to a multicultural and multilingual environment from the beginning, due to the diversity inherent in the campus student population. The main languages of instruction in the classroom are English and Bahasa Melayu (Malay, the national language of Malaysia), while students are simultaneously encouraged to take up a third language.
7, Jalan Laman Setia Utama, Taman Setia Utama, 81550 Johor Baru, Johor, Malaysia