My Visit To Matrix Global School Malaysia
It was always my dream to attend an international or private school, one which did not materialise when I was younger. Hence, it was with great excitement when I visited Matrix Global School Malaysia over at Bandar Sri Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan the other day to find out more on what they have to offer. MGS - Matrix Global School is huge, to say the least. Lovely place, read more below.
|Matrix Global School Malaysia - A Learning Experience|
Upon reaching the compounds of the school, we were warmly greeted by the good folks from Matrix Global School, and quickly ushered to a room for some briefing by the principal of the school, Denise Sinclair. Nulli Secunda, that's the motto, emblazoned across some of the school's logo, which means one campus, one vision, one mission.
|Parents with their kids, together with principal Denise Sinclair posing for the camera|
One campus, one vision, one mission, Matrix Global School Malaysia is actually made up of two different schools, the Matrix International School and the Matrix Private School. Both had different syllabus, and is opened from pre school up until secondary and beyond. Check it out below.
- MIS pre school
- MIS primary and secondary
- MPS primary and secondary
- Ellesmere 6th form a levels
- MGS collaboration (mgsc)
- MGS boarding
|Check out their website at www.matrixschools.edu.my|
|Certified with Cambridge International School|
With an aim to become the top school in Malaysia, Matrix Global School Malaysia encompass a really huge area (20 acres to be exact). I'm awed by the vast fields and classrooms, even the library and studying areas were large. Everything comes in XXL size here to me.
|Full sized fields|
|This does remind me of my university back in the days|
Some of the interesting things I learnt about their education system as below.
Cognitive ability test version 4: CAT4
- Non verbal
- Spatial awareness
- Quantitative reasoning
Links between preschool to yr11/F5
|All smiles, Principal Denise Sinclair|
The Quality of the teachers were of a certain level as well, where all teachers have at least a degree in the subjects they are teaching. For expatriate teachers, they are expected to be fully qualified teachers, nothing less. In both schools, there's a rigorous monitoring of teaching and learning with sharing of good practices to develop leaders as well as teachers across the faculty.
- Effective continual professional development
- Effective support of learning by facilities
- CAT 4 gives predictions regarding academic achievement
- Student progress can be mapped against expectations
- Judgements can be made regarding value added
- Intervention be put in areas of weakness
- Learning can become truly individualised
|Lovely library for the students|
|I wish I had this library to go to when I was young|
MIS (Matrix International School) vs MPS (Matrix Private School)
Cambridge VS kssr/KSSM + Cambridge component
60% expatriate 40% local vs 100% local (50% with international school experience)
Max 20 class size vs max 25
Uniform - same blue. Different tie colours
Expectations of learning are identical.
School year and term times are identical
Vision : one clear vision, they want all our children to achieve great success
|Our kids had fun there that day|
|Science for kids|
|Snakes and ladders|
During our session with Principal Denise Sinclair, we had a couple of questions, which were promptly answered and taken down by your good self on his notepad. Check it out below.
How many students do you have, and what's the expected number?
Currently they have around 750 students and hope to have in sept around 850-1k. 2500 students is the aim.
There are upper secondary students here as well?
Form 6 launching in September, plan is for them to live like university students, treated like one. One term in the boarding house, life skills
|We were visitors there that afternoon|
How old is Matrix Global School Malaysia?
International school turned 4 private school turned 3, still very young
Where do the students come from?
Students from seremban, recently malacca, and south KL
Performances , did really well, academically.
Happiness level of students here?
An online survey was done, results came back, biggest results were the level of happiness of the students. They felt very safe in a good learning environment.
|Even the corridors and architectures were larged sized|
For more information on Matrix Global School, you could contact them at their phone number (1300 229 888) or head on to their website at www.matrixschools.edu.my or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MatrixSchools
Matrix Global School Malaysia Address:
Pt 12652, Sendayan Merchant Square,
Persiaran 1, Sendayan Utama,
Pusat Dagangan Sendayan,
71950 Bandar Sri Sendayan,
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.