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High School Principal
Dr Nicola Brown (Principal)
It is my pleasure to introduce you to our school, St Joseph’s Institution International Malaysia (SJIIM). We are a young school which has already established a thriving, caring and respectful community. Our students join us from many different educational experiences and we pride ourselves in developing pathways to promote progress and passion in each of them.
SJIIM offers a rigorous academic experience in partnership with a values-based ethos of character development. Our curricula and teaching techniques are based on evidence provided by educational research. Our teachers understand how students learn effectively and that learning will occur most effectively in a safe and comfortable environment. We promote a positive approach to challenge and the use of student initiative in all areas of the school.
The Lasallian principles of Service, Community and Faith provide a platform for our students to dedicate themselves to the community. Students actively engage in activities to develop leadership, empathy and teamwork skills. The overall result of these activities is to create an inclusive environment imbued with respect and compassion in the daily interactions between the members of our community.
In Years 12 and 13 students undertake the IB Diploma. This is recognised around the world as a high-quality and challenging educational programme which offers students the opportunity to gain access to the best universities in the world. In Years 10 and 11 students undertake the very comprehensive International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) offered by Cambridge International Examinations, UK. The IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for high school students and is excellent preparation for the IB Diploma. Students in Years 7,8 and 9 undertake a Foundation IGCSE course based on the England and Wales National Curriculum. The Foundation IGCSE course is designed by our teachers and is completely international in its content.
Students who enter SJIIM find themselves in a happy, fulfilling and enjoyable, yet rigorous, environment which gives each one of them the opportunity to discover their strengths and maximise their potential. I look forward to welcoming you to our school and continuously achieving great things together with our staff, students and parents.