Tenby International School Penang began life as a local kindergarten and a private school, with Tenby International School (TIS), Penang being established in 2007. Previously, it was known as Sekolah Sri Inai, renamed to Sekolah Sri Pinang after Tenby Educare took it over in 2005.
In 2011, the school moved into its current location, a purpose-built campus conveniently located in Tanjung Bungah. The school complex is equipped with modern facilities, supported by a strong faculty of the teaching staff.
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 over 50 years in Malaysia and providing quality education to local and international students. Another successful Tenby School is the Tenby International School Setia EcoHill.
Tenby International School Penang strives to provide academic excellence and prepares 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.
Tenby International School Penang aims to deliver excellent learning outcomes through both the international application of the British National Curriculum and the local Malaysian National Curriculum, from the ages of three to eighteen or rather from the Early Years programme right up to the Sixth Form.
At the Early Years stage, the teachers use multiple strategies to help children discover concepts and ideas that open up the world around them, and make their academic subjects come alive. This is followed by the Primary Years stage, where the curriculum used in the classroom is carefully designed to get the best out of each pupil, academically as well as personally. Teachers are committed to closely monitoring the students to ensure they are studying well.
Families should have elected to pursue either the international British Curriculum or the local Malaysian National Curriculum by this stage, and they will further progress down the elected pathway at the Secondary level. Tenby’s student-centric approach creates opportunities for critical and creative thinking to be drawn. Teachers are working hard to instil that information acquisition is an active process in which the pupils themselves will participate in- developing confidence and the ability to think critically along the way.
By the time they eventually join the Sixth Form, the students are considered the primary stakeholder and responsible individuals in their academic successes and personal development. Small class sizes allow teachers to supply more personal attention as mentors and guides to assist learners in their learning journeys.
In the classroom instruction is carefully balanced between teacher-led learning and active participation of the students. Students are supposed to engage with lessons by asking questions to prove that they are using their critical reasoning abilities, and Tenby International School Penang expects them to reach high expectations and surpass those.
Meanwhile at Sekolah Sri Tenby, students are being educated in the Malaysian National Curriculum which ends with taking the SPM (Malaysian Education Certificate) but with an international approach to learning edge. All learners are exposed to a multinational environment from the outset, with a campus that integrates both the International and the National streams.
The main languages of instruction are English and Bahasa Melayu (Malay, the national language of Malaysia), while the students are strongly encouraged to take a third language of their choosing. This will coax them to familiarise themselves with a range of cultures and opinions to flourish in the 21st century.