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The Private & International School Fair Draws 7000 Attendees

by Samantha Chin 1 Aug 2012
The Private & International School Fair Draws 7000 Attendees

The inaugural Private & International School Fair which was held from 14 to 15 July at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre saw more than 7,000 visitors in attendance.

Twenty schools took part in the fair including Nexus International School, Prince of Wales Island International School, Sri Garden Schools and St John’s International School among others.

Parents and potential students were treated to informational talks by John Futa, Programme Director and Principal of the Canadian International School and Matriculation Programme at Sunway International School; Mohd Arif Christopher Bell, Executive Chairman of the Brighton Education Group; Alice Ong, Deputy Principal of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Fairview International School and Santhi Latha, an international school project consultant.

The removal of the 40% quota limit for Malaysians in international schools has resulted in an increased interest from local parents to enrol their children in these schools, which Sunway's Futa attributes to the use of English as the medium of instruction.

According to Latha, the international curriculum is recognised worldwide and the schools are less bureaucratic with a strong focus on security, safety and student welfare.

During the fair, Chef Franck Bruwier, Technical Director of Sunway Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts, indulged the audience in a cooking demonstration, showing off his skills in making financiers (French almond cake) and verrine de vichyssoise truffée (chilled leek potato cream with truffle).

Nickie Yew, Director and organiser of the fair, has since received positive feedback from parents who have commented that the fair allowed them access to vital information and professional advice in a single location.

The fair also helped many to seemlessly compare fees and curriculums in order to find a programme which best suits their children’s needs.

Currently, there are 70 international schools in Malaysia with more schools expected to open in the near future. Most of the schools offer pre-kindergarten, pre-reception and reception to Year 12, Grade 12 or Form 6 education.

For more inquiries, please call 03-7620-2673.

Email: (Nickie Yew).


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