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Malaysia Celebrates The First Ever Soka International School

Published by SchoolAdvisor | Jun 17, 2022

Malaysia has been chosen as home to the first international school dedicated to nurturing humanistic values. 

Based on the educational philosophy established by  Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda, the founders of Soka education, the school aims to nurture world citizens with wisdom, courage and compassion. Defined as "value added", Soka stimulates the school's mission to create innovative curriculum and cross-curriculum programs to address each student's unique learning, growth and value-creating abilities. Michael Kok Fook On PKC, CEO of SISM, said: "The Soka Education System, especially Soka University in Japan and the United States  (USA). Today we are grateful for the opportunity to continue our legacy and raise students worldwide at the secondary school level.

This school fosters genuine leaders and  contributive global citizens." In line with its motto, `Be Genuine Learners, Be Global Citizens`, SISM believes humanistic educators develop genuine learners.  With its founding principles, SISM aims to foster global citizens who are compassionate, dedicated to learning, and embrace diversity with open arms.  The school`s founding principles are based on fostering global citizens who are compassionate and dedicated to learning and embracing diversity.

SISM practices a variety of teaching and learning methodologies such as Purpose-Based Learning (PBL), Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Mastery-Based Learning (MBL) to give students  a personalized learning experience that supports their well-being. Provide. Through the provision of the Cambridge Curriculum, IGCSE, A Level, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP), students  also guarantee an internationally recognised education.

 By providing students with the skills, knowledge and competencies, SISM hopes to develop learners who lead contributive lives wherever they go.  “We aim to prepare our students for an ever-evolving future by offering a diverse curriculum that will empower them with knowledge and competencies to succeed in this dynamic, technologically driven, and globalised world.  SISM`s humanistic education approach promotes students` happiness and, ultimately, world peace,” Kok continued.  For SISM, prioritising student well-being ensures academic, social, and emotional development. 

The soon-to-be-completed 50-hectare boarding campus will be Malaysia's second Soka educational institution, following the success of the nearly 30-year-old Tadika Seri Soka Kindergarten in Cheras, Selangor. Participate in other Soka educational institutions throughout Japan, United States  (USA), Brazil, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore.