Straits International School Penang (SIS) is a conveniently located school with modern facilities. The school follows the British National Curriculum and caters to students from kindergarten up to secondary levels.
The school’s motto of “Non Mihi, Non Tibi, Sed Nobis” which is Latin for “Not For Me, Not For You, But For Us” and reflects the mission of SIS education, which is to develop in all their students a sense of community spirit that empowers them to become compassionate and well balanced citizens. As such, a commitment to the community and the performance of service is the cornerstone of an education at SIS.
Community work exists in many ways at the school and takes form in various activities. Through ‘hands on’ service learning, the student body develops a sense of self, improves their cultural understanding and helps to create a better, healthier school environment for all who walk through its gates.
Straits International School aims to prepare students to take up their places in an ever evolving and challenging world, striving for continuous excellence in their pursuits, but tempered with empathy for others. Students of SIS will leave the school with strong moral and ethical values, and with a truly internationally-minded outlook.
SIS hires both foreign and local teachers who are certified in teaching the British Cambridge curriculum, and are experienced in teaching the coursework in various countries around the world. All the form tutors and Heads of Year are expatriates and they actively teach English, various Humanities subjects such as World History and Geography, as well as some of the other selected subjects as per their individual expertise.
The school imparts service-based learning including a variety of project work which teaches students to be independent thinkers. Students participate in a number of presentations, group work and research which keeps them engaged all the time.
Straits International School has customised education for students of different cultural background. All Malaysian students study Bahasa Malaya, Malaysian History and Moral Studies. All students have to compulsorily study Mandarin, either as a first or as a second language. All Muslim students are taught Islamic Tuition. The school offers IGCSE to students of secondary school level. The curriculum is globalised to meet the requirements of the Asian setting.
Apart from the curriculum, the school also concentrates on the development of the students’ personal, social, health, education, art, information, communication technology, music, drama, speech and a host of other associated skills. Straits International School offers a host of facilities to students such as a library, science and computer laboratory, music studio, multipurpose hall, swimming pool, basketball court, badminton court, cafeteria and playground.
The location of the Bayan Lepas, Penang campus allows SIS families to take advantage of the surrounding locale as the campus is mere minutes away from Penang International Airport, the Spice Convention Center, Bayan Lepas township and not to mention the largest shopping mall in Penang – Queensbay Mall.
With so much happening around the school’s district, safety and security are the priorities with all doors locked and only accessible via key cards by adopting the state-of-the-art security system. The campus is well-featured with CCTV surveillance both inside and outside of the building, as well as 24 hours a day security guard patrol to ensure all areas are monitored all the time.