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FIVE Tay­lor’s In­ter­na­tional School K Lumpur (TIS Kuala Lumpur) stu­dents re­cently re­ceived the Out­stand­ing Cam­bridge Learner Awards, mark­ing t school’s con­tin­u­ous suc­cess in the In­ter­na­tional Gen­eral Cer­tifi­cate of Secondary Ed­u­ca­tion (IGCSE).

Yip Song-Ling (math­e­mat­ics), Lee Cheol Hee (ad­di­tional math­e­mat­ics) and Sylvia Ling Zeqi (chem­istry and Chi­nese as a First Lan­guage) made the school proud with the Top in the World awards.

On the other hand, Asaad Ahmed Ghu­lam Nabi Athar (First Lan­guage English) and Shreya Dristi (global per­spec­tives) earned the Top in Malaysia awards.

TIS Kuala Lumpur ob­serves a few golden rules to pro­vide its stu­dents with aca­demic ex­cel­lence and a holis­tic ex­pe­ri­ence.

The first rule is to give pas­sion­ate learn­ers a learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment to flour­ish. At TIS Kuala Lumpur, en­cour­ag­ing stu­dents to be en­thu­si­as­tic, in­quis­i­tive and self-mo­ti­vated is the fuel that leads to a bet­ter class­room ex­pe­ri­ence.

The sec­ond golden rule is to cul­ti­vate global ci­ti­zens among stu­dents. To cre­ate a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the world, TIS Kuala Lumpur em­pha­sises the learn­ing of global themes.

“Be­ing a global cit­i­zen is about learn­ing to be cul­tur­ally aware and a crit­i­cal thinker who ques­tions why cer­tain is­sues are hap­pen­ing. To do that, you need crit­i­cal aware­ness and re­search skills,” says the school’s prin­ci­pal Peter Wells.

An­other rule to live by is be­com­ing a re­spect­ful and car­ing in­di­vid­ual. Through a range of ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties at TIS Kuala Lumpur, stu­dents learn to re­spect the com­mu­nity and en­vi­ron­ment.

Lastly, shap­ing re­silient stu­dents is vi­tal in the TIS Kuala Lumpur learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Adapt­ing to to­day’s ev­ere­volv­ing en­vi­ron­ment re­quires stu­dents to be ar­tic­u­late and an­a­lyt­i­cal learn­ers.

To nur­ture top achiev­ers in an ev­er­chang­ing ed­u­ca­tion landscape, it is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of par­ents and ed­u­ca­tors to see stu­dents as unique in­di­vid­u­als and mould them into pas­sion­ate learn­ers, re­spect­ful and car­ing in­di­vid­u­als, glob­ally aware ci­ti­zens, re­silient in­di­vid­u­als and re­spon­si­ble lead­ers

While the Out­stand­ing Learner Awards achieve­ment con­tin­ues to echo the hall­ways, a strat­egy is un­der­way to raise the bar in the next IGCSE.

“We have our teach­ers look­ing at ex­am­iner’s re­ports, seek­ing feed­back from stu­dents and build­ing upon what works. It is about learn­ing what we’ve done in the past and con­tin­u­ally push­ing the bound­aries fur­ther. That way, we will con­tinue to gain suc­cess,” adds Wells.

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Tay­lor’s In­ter­na­tional School Kuala Lumpur’s prin­ci­pal Peter Wells (sec­ond from right) with Out­stand­ing Cam­bridge Learner Awards re­cip­i­ents (from left) Yip Song-Ling, Shreya Dristi and Asaad Ahmed.

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