International school enrolment process
PARENTS who are considering sending their children to an international school should start the enrolment process as early as possible.
Submitting an early application for their children increases the chances of being accepted as most international schools admit students on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parents should ensure all application forms are filled out correctly and sent to the school on time.
The forms are usually available for download on the school website. It is also important for parents to compile all the necessary documents that the school requires when submitting their application.
The school will respond to an e-mail acknowledgement if an application is successfully submitted.
Some schools may require applicants to undertake an aptitude test or interview to assess their academic abilities and personal qualities.
Once the application process is completed, the school will take the time to review the child’s performance and decide whether he or she is a suitable fit for the school.
An application is either successful, unsuccessful or kept on the waiting list.
Although international schools differ from one another in many ways, the general enrolment process for all international schools is similar.
Since 2012, the Private & International School Fairs have helped many parents find the right school for their children.
Organised by Mint Communications, the fair has grown bigger in terms of the number of exhibitors and visitors each year.
It presents an opportunity for visitors to talk to representatives from schools all over Malaysia and learn more about an international education in general.
In addition to international schools, preschools and learning centres will also be exhibiting at the fair.
Organisations such as The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Early Autism Project Malaysia and RC Deaf Missions Malaysia will be present as well.
Visitors can also attend talks by professionals in the international education industry and gain knowledge on a variety of topics related to an international school education.
The next Private & International School Fair will be held on June 17 and 18 (Saturday and Sunday), from 11am to 7pm at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre.
This is the 9th instalment of the fair in Kuala Lumpur and is expected to be the best one yet.
According to Mint Communications co-founder and director Nickie Yew, “We hope parents will benefit from the fair and find a school that fits their child’s needs as well as their own. The 9th Private & International School Fair will feature leading international schools from all over Malaysia.”
The exhibitors at the upcoming fair include Dwi Emas International School, Epsom College in Malaysia, GEMS International School, Kingsley International School, R.E.A.L Schools, Westlake International School, Asia Pacific Schools, St Joseph’s Institution International School, HELP International School, Australian International School Malaysia and Taylor’s International School.
The latest edition of Education Destination Malaysia, a comprehensive guide to international schools in the country, will also be launched at the fair.
It contains detailed information on schools, useful articles and insightful advice to help parents make important decisions about their children’s education.
Visitors will be able to purchase the guidebook at a discounted price at the fair. Admission is free. Register online at www.pisf. asia to receive updates about the event through e-mail.
■ For the complete list of exhibitors, log on to www. PrivateInternationalSchoolfair. com.
We hope parents will benefit from the fair and find a school that fits their child’s needs as well as their own.
The Private & International School Fair presents an opportunity for visitors to talk to representatives from schools all over Malaysia and learn more about an international education in general.