Tenby International School
Tenby International School was founded in Ipoh in 1960 by expatriate planters, miners and soldiers who wanted to make sure their children received high quality education based on a traditional British system. The school is named after the founding principal, Mrs. Dorothy Nelson-Doig’s hometown, Tenby, a small fishing village in Wales.
Tenby has a few campuses throughout Malaysia - Ipoh, Penang, Setiea Eco Park, and Setia Eco Gardens. The Miri campus offers only the national curriculum.
Teaching and Learning
The school offers an international student-centred programme for students from Early Years to Secondary (age 3 to 18), with the primary and secondary schools operating on the same campus.
In the Secondary School, the school follows the National Curriculum for England appropriately modified for international students.
Tenby also offers English as the medium of instruction with high standards of English across all aspects of the curriculum. They also offer modern approaches to teaching and learning emphasising the active involvement of students in their own learning. There provide rigorous international assessment through Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
"Tenby Schools are a member in the Council of International Schools (CIS). This private school is the only school in Malaysia with a local curriculum that has achieved this membership.
Students in both the private and international schools interact with each other freely and this has resulted in a higher English command for the students that are in local curriculum string.
Tenby Schools offer French and Mandarin languages to its students and students are required to choose to study one language at the beginning of every year.
Tenby School also provides cookery rooms for students who are interested in culinary. Additionally, it provides a medical department for its students.
The school has students from various locations and as such, the school has a list of transporters to provide safe and convenient journeys for students, and peace of mind for parents.
The final point which is worth mentioning is their competitive fees with regards to the facilities are provided. Policy makers at Tenby school believe that students should be happy about going to school and that would boost the quality of learning."