WHILE the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cast a shadow on our daily lives, the Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) aims to provide students the opportunity to extend their potential and excel in their chosen paths.
Founded some 20 years ago, AISM has pledged to offer full scholarships for its Year 9 and 10 students at the school.
As one of the longest established international schools in the country, offering a dynamic Australian curriculum, this scholarship would cover 100% of students’ two-year tuition fees.
It has made the scholarship available to any student who isn't currently enrolled at AISM and of the age equivalent to Year 9 in 2021 and 2022.
Financing high achievers
The scholarship will be awarded to a limited number of applicants based on the strength of the student’s academic performance, co-curricular involvement, communication skills and character.
The private international school, ranked amongst the top 20% of New South Wales Schools for the third year in a row, is also giving an exclusive offer of up to 75% enrolment fee waiver for new applications submitted before Aug 30, 2021.
While the recent full movement control order (FMCO) has continued to challenge and change the lives of teachers, students and families, AISM has continued to embrace the rapidly shifting environment.
Last year – with a highly qualified team of academic staff to guide its learners – AISM received the best Higher School Certificate (HSC) results outside of Australia last year with one of its students achieving the highest possible Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) score of 99.95.
Adapting to the challenging changing environment
In tandem with excellent teachers, AISM touts its learning programme, especially its 50/50 assessment approach.
This approach places equal emphasis on examinations and school-based assessments as well as developing life skills and a growth mindset.
This would encourage students to develop beyond the classrooms.
Furthermore, the international school noted that learning has taken a new dimension in light of the pandemic, with classrooms extending into the students' homes.
As the world's first certified Visible Learning school, alongside the Australian curriculum, AISM’s transition was smooth as it offered one of the best teaching and learning experiences to all students.
Moreover, the school has adapted well to online learning as students have constant access to their teachers.
Regarding the online learning programme in AISM, Junior School head Michelle Chaplin said: “We've actually found that our students have become more independent and take more ownership for their learning.”
A parent to one of the Senior School students echoed that her daughter has developed a sense of independence, responsibility and gained organisation skills with the online learning.
Meanwhile, parents who have been part of their child's journey throughout the transition have witnessed their child’s growth.
A parent to one of the Junior School students said: “I’m really happy, I know if I’ve got a problem or can’t work something out, I can just message or send an email out and get a really quick reply, especially during the MCO.”
For more information, visit https://www.aism.edu.my to speak to its admissions team and schedule a one-to-one virtual appointment. Alternatively, parents and students are encouraged to register interest in AISM’s scholarship here.