Great teach­ers, in­spired stu­dents

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AS the only school of­fer­ing the Cana­dian (On­tario) cur­ricu­lum in Malaysia, Sun­way In­ter­na­tional School (SIS) is strin­gent in se­lect­ing teach­ers.

The Cana­dian cur­ricu­lum is ranked first among tra­di­tion­ally English-speak­ing coun­tries for read­ing, math­e­mat­ics and science among 15- to 16-year-olds in the fifth and sixth Pro­gramme for In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Assess­ment (PISA).

Li­censed by the On­tario Col­lege of Teach­ers, SIS teach­ers’ prac­tice is in­formed by eth­i­cal and ped­a­gog­i­cal stan­dards.

“Devel­op­ments in tech­nol­ogy al­lows teach­ers with the right set of train­ing, skills and abil­i­ties to re­late to their stu­dents and keep abreast of trans­for­ma­tions in in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion.

“It is teach­ers’ re­spon­si­bil­ity to lever­age on these op­por­tu­ni­ties within the ever-chang­ing so­cio-en­vi­ron­men­tal landscape and ad­vances in ed­u­ca­tion if we are to present learn­ing plans that are rich, rig­or­ous and rel­e­vant,” says aca­demic co­or­di­na­tor Michael Owen.

While aca­demic ex­cel­lence is a pri­or­ity at SIS, the teach­ers are equally vig­i­lant in build­ing val­ues-based char­ac­ters. Stu­dents wit­ness their teach­ers put to prac­tice the prin­ci­ples taught such as com­pas­sion, re­spect, in­tegrity and ded­i­ca­tion.

The per­son­alised at­ten­tion and whole­hearted sup­port from SIS teach­ers pro­vide stu­dents with the mo­ti­va­tion to re­alise their strengths and po­ten­tial.

Recog­nis­ing the teach­ers’ con­tri­bu­tions in their chil­dren’s devel­op­ment, SIS par­ents or­gan­ised a teacher’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion cel­e­bra­tion on May 16 in con­junc­tion with Teacher’s Day.

Ac­cord­ing to Bill Iron­side, prin­ci­pal of the Ban­dar Sun­way cam­pus, “When par­ents and stu­dents come to­gether to thank teach­ers in such a gen­uine way, it is truly a cel­e­bra­tion in learn­ing. The qual­ity of par­ents, stu­dents and teach­ers is what makes SIS stand out among in­ter­na­tional schools.”

SIS teach­ers per­son­ify the school’s motto of Nur­tur­ing Minds, Build­ing Char­ac­ter by pur­su­ing strate­gic skills train­ing. They mo­ti­vate and in­spire stu­dents to be the best ver­sion of them­selves through sup­port­ive feed­back and em­body­ing char­ac­ter-build­ing val­ues.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit sis.sun­way.edu.my.

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