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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Fairview International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Review-of-Fairview International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities are satisfactory, a basketball court, football field (small) and 3 badminton courts in the hall. They have a decent mix of indoor and outdoor ECAs but perhaps could do with some external ones like horse riding, uniformed clubs.... (Continue)
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I enjoy reading the comments, bad and good, here. But I hope parents who will read these will be brave enough to check what is/are the true story or the whole story. Below are some of my questions; 1. If the teachers are not that qualified, why the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) is continuously awarding the accreditation not just for one campus but to all, and not just one programme but to 3 programmes www.ibo.org 2. If the school is a money making school, why Fairview managed to help victims of Tsunami in Japan, built a library in one of the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, classroom in Cambodia, coffee farm in Indonesia, offering scholarships to IB Diploma students and Masters Programme to teachers and many more to mention. 3. Some are asking why the Teachers and Principal are not reachable? May I ask, did you think or consider that not only one or two or three parents wanted to see them? Those who are reacting are those who doesn't care about the schedules of teachers and principal. 4. Security Deposit? Some are commenting about getting the deposit, not refunding and so on... May I ask, are you aware on what you had signed before you sent your child in Fairview? Are you aware about their Terms and Conditions? If I am not mistaken, Fairview is very strict in terms of following the SOPP. 5. Discipline? I would like to raise my right hand and ask if anyone here who agree that discipline shouldn't be taught only in school but also in their house. Remember, what your child now is the reflection on how you raise them. I still have lots of questions and concerns but i hope from the statement above it will give an impression to the parents about Fairview. Giving a chance, I will send my kids to Fairview and allow them to learn the true humanity, love and care to others. I want my kids to be more open-minded and knowledgeable in his/her surroundings.
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My question to the negative feedback givers is how then does the school achieve accreditation from the International Baccalaureate Organisation? Is there merit to your assertions?
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Expat Report Review of Cempaka International School in KL, Malaysia was published
Review-of-Cempaka International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Quite comprehensive. They have indoor and outdoor basketball courts, badminton, ping pong, swimming pool, wall climbing, field for rugby, football, hockey, handball, frisbees. Their library is small though. Two dancing studios, a broadcast studion, art gallery, music rooms. Extra activities are conducted after 3.30pm with additional cost for certain activities. I particularly like the school's performing arts curriculum. Students showcase their talent several times a year. (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Mutiara International Grammar School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Review-of-Mutiara International Grammar School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
OK. Not much sport, no gym, senior school labs ok, but nothing in junior. library pretty basic. Principal has made much more sport accessible to pupils, and now school finally having matches with other schools. No real after school classes. Most teachers especially in the senior school seem to have little interest if any outside their "specialisms". Only the British teachers in senior school (Principal plus 4 others seem to have any real talent that they wish to share with the pupils. (Continue)
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It has been a year now that I have sent my son to MIGS. I am not too sure of the comments above however, what I notice is that the school has managed to unearth his talents that his former school wasn't able to do so and he loves the school. .however, will check out what was mentioned above. Ah yes, there's no PTA which is a shame.
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I agree totally - my sentiments exactly. A real rio off
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Global Indian International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Review-of-Global Indian International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
This school is a new enterant in Kuala Lumpur hence the Campus is not very large although it has gone from 1 campus to 2 Campuses. It does not have any swimming pool, not a lot of extra curricular activities like Horse riding etc. This is one area the school must improve upon (Continue)
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GIIS started on the right note but from 2011 onwards has been going downhill. The key factor in any school are the teachers. In this respect, GIIS has failed to attract good teachers and there is a high turnover of teachers. Such a waste.
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Since the fees of School is so high, and there are no playgounds, no airconditioner. So, Air conditioners should be initated in the scholl from next session for childern's comfortablility.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Australian International School Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Review-of-Australian International School Malaysia
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Great learning and teaching facilities. Very well equipped libraries. Good provisions for Performing Arts and the Visual Arts Department. Could work on Language learning resources though.

It is pretty of being an Aussie to love sport! This is so visible in the broad range of extra curricular activities the school offers. It is compulsory that students take part in three different activities per-term and for three afternoons each week. Our kids are spoilt for choice. Many inter-school sporting events, debates, musical and drama productions (no less than three a year). Impressive for a small school. The teachers all are part of the ECA programme and what is on offer reflects their interest. There are also private music tuition during the normal school day in a purpose built music department. (Continue)

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Does the school accept locals ?
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Hi I am the Marketing Manager for Australian International School Malaysia. Please log on to our website www.aism.edu.my for more details on fee structure. You will be able to find it under the tab of Enrolment. you may also contact us directly via admissions@aism.edu.my for further details.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Moving-to-Kuala-Lumpur
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Most expats here tend to live in either Bukit Damansara, or if able to afford it - Kenny Hills. These are dominated by larger houses, usually with pools and nice gardens.

You will need to consider proximity to the office/schools etc, since traffic here can be diabolical, especially in the rainy season.

It is often better to ask among existing expats for house availability. This can be a lot cheaper than using an agent. (Continue)

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I am wanting to relocate to Kuala Lumpur. I have no job lined up and have my own company which I will not have when I move to KL. How hard will it be for me to find a job? I am not picky as long as its enough to live on and have some spending money and a little time off. How can I go about getting a job considering I dont know anyone and only job experience I have is owner of company.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of International School of Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Review-of-International School of Kuala Lumpur
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Excellent facilities. Many activities available. Well supported little league program. Exceptional special teaching services for ESL, reading, maths etc... (Continue)
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One of the best international schools we have been. Very indulgent both academics and social aspects of education. There is good care and excellent education. Great community spirit. Highly qualified staff.
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Very poor attention to students for serious academic studies. Levies and new building charges are imposed arbitrarily. Children are spoiled by asking to bring money to school instead of lunch cards commonly used in other school. ISKL is academically a very poor institution that educated offspring of rich Chinese who want an English education.
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Expat Report Review of Utama International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was published
Review-of-Utama International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school has a small swimming pool, small library, not so big field and not so big classrooms. It has no canteen/cafeteria, no hall/gym, no projector/modern equipment in classrooms, almost no extra-curricular activities, no expatriate teachers, no parent association and no 'wow' factor! Most importantly, the school has no proper selection of teachers. Just because one studied overseas, it does not mean he makes a good teacher, especially if he can't even communicate properly in English and has difficulty putting simple messages across to students. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of Garden International School (GIS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was published
Review-of-Garden International School (GIS)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Excellent top-notch facilities. Recent upgrade to field rm 2 million investment. CCAs are varied from sports, to creative thinking and community outreach projects - A very impressive selection. Very happy with the variety available. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of Garden international school kuala lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was published
Review-of-Garden international school kuala lumpur
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
This school is the biggest private school in Malaysia so the facilities are brilliant, everything is up to expectations. (Continue)

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