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For prospective international students who are keen on pursuing their education in Malaysia, this article is for you to glean some useful information on immigration matters. Government agencies responsible in handling immigration matters for foreign students are the Malaysian Immigration Department and the various Malaysian diplomatic mission overseas, which are the high commission consulates or embassies around the world.   Immigration Procedures To enter Malaysia as a student, you need to obtain student visa and these are the steps to apply for a student visa or student pass.   Step 1: Applying For Visa And Student

In this post, we take a closer look at life in Malaysia for expats and international students, giving you a better idea of what you can expect and providing you with local perspectives and highlights.   Good Pace Of Life Compared to many countries, Malaysia generally has a slower pace of life with people striving for a more balanced lifestyle between work and play. In a good way, you will also see that people tend to take things easy and enjoy a more varied lifestyle on their off-work/school time. One of the activities Malaysians like to frequent are retail outlets.

As with all decisions we make in life, there are two sides of a coin, hence requiring us to look at all sides before settling on an informed decision. When it comes to making a decision on whether or not to send your child to an international school in Malaysia, do consider the pros and cons, from the macro and micro views. Here are some pros and cons to going to international school in Malaysia.   Curriculum The curriculum used by international schools differ from those adopted by public schools. They tend to offer a wider range of
  • Fun Ways To Workout

Doing PE online is a little bit of a challenge. Team sports are impossible to teach, most students do not have any equipment at home so creativity is very important.

The PE department decided to start a fitness program based on Joe Wicks’ videos that were popular during the first lockdown in the UK. He recorded daily training sessions from his living room and did not use any equipment. The workouts last just over20 minutes. There are 10 exercises to complete for 30 seconds, with a 30seconds pause in between each exercise. The exercises are repeated twice.

At Repton we adapted the principle behind the videos and, to make the workouts more interesting, used a website called “wheel decide”. The teacher enters all the exercises then spins the wheel and the exercise is randomly selected. To add to the excitement, special segments were added to the wheel: “off” means that the students can rest, +15 seconds mean that students need to work for 45 seconds instead of 30.

Year 7 and 10 have also been recording their daily steps on a class spreadsheet and are trying to beat their teacher. Despite the MCO, students have remained active, which is very important: you need some physical activity to get your brain to function at full capacity!


Year 9 students had the opportunity this term to enter the Covid-19 International Student Film Festival, organised by Sparta Public Schools in Michigan, USA. The competition allowed students from international schools all over the world to enter a self-made movie into a variety of different categories. The students were taken through the process of planning and making a movie in their English lessons over the course of a couple of weeks. Many of the students utilised the help of their teachers, families, friends and classmates to make their videos, and the end result was a vast array of themes and content, ranging from stand-up comedy and lightsaber battles to poetry and animation. All of the students who entered their movies into the competition did incredibly well. Many played instruments, created art, acted and edited independently. The level of quality and effort that went into this project was exceptional! Excitingly, two students actually WON in their respective categories - Hyerim Yun won the 'My Music' category for her song about following SOPs, and Jasmehar Kaur won the 'My Shakespeare' category for an excellent poem and artwork theorising what the story of Macbeth might have been if Covid had existed. Well done Year 9 for the incredible work!

Well, this has been a difficult time but the Geography students have embraced ideas and run with them during lockdown. Years 7 to 9 are studying sustainability, from a personal (home), local (their neighbourhood), city wide (Johor Bahru) to the world. Geography is the study of our planet and us, so students have concentrated on solutions to unsustainable cities. Outstanding work has been done and this study has brought together all of the topics throughout the year - physical, social, and economic Geography. The last phase of studies this semester will be the next steps for 2021-22, especially in regard to continuing the excellent environmental project work students have started around the school.

  • Y9 Science: The Science Of Toys
  • Y9 Science: The Science Of Toys
  • Y9 Science: The Science Of Toys

Y9 Science: The Science Of Toys

The last weeks in Y9 science have allowed students to explore various applications of scientific concepts. The most interesting was the 'Science of toys' research project. Students had to identify toys they have, to explain and demonstrate how they work, then to eventually determine the scientific concepts related to how they work.

They further appreciated that the simplest of toys had the most interesting scientific dimension!

Example of toys they selected attached.

  • Year 4B Learning Local Folk Tales

The Crocodile, The Mouse Deer And The Buffalo.

Despite the online learning challenges this year is presenting there's been a hive of activity in Year 4B. We have been learning a Malaysian folk tales and exploring the wisdom contained therein. In particular we've been retelling, sequencing and adding our own interesting vocabulary to spice up a classic tale. The clever Mouse Deer helps the kind Buffalo when he gets into a fix with the cunning and devious crocodile. We explored the characters and their motivations through role play and hot seating, which has really developed our writing, especially when we are writing characters's dialogue. I'm looking forward to reading some great stories shortly...

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