Welcome to Matrix International School. We know that education changes the world and great schools can change lives. Our responsibility as a great school stretches beyond academic enrichment to nurture and grow students to become the best they can be.
We provide an inspiring education that will prepare our pupils for life beyond school. The international school is proud to follow the highest standards of the English educational system, following International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to International General Certificate of Secondary Education (iGCSE).
We believe in a strong partnership between school and home, and we do all we can to involve you in your child’s learning experiences.
We focus on the thing that matters most – your child’s welfare. Young people flourish when they are treated with care, kindness and respect. We take the time to nurture positive mental health and good physical health, as well as the social wellbeing of each young person in our care.
Care is one of our core values and central to our supportive learning environment. As well as a Head of Pastoral, all teachers take responsibility through the tutor group and Personal Social Health and Emotional (PSHE) programmes. All students are assigned to a House, each of which has a House captain. The schools and year groups mix together, with older pupils acting as buddies for the younger children.
Every moment is focused on supporting our students to grow and get better. Students thrive with our impressive learning facilities and innovative teaching methods.
Differentiated teaching and learning ensures that each child is supported to be their best. With specialist learning support available to ensure every child can access the full curriculum.
All of our teachers, no matter how many years experience, are on a continuous professional development pathway so our students benefit from the most up to date learning methods.
A friendly and buzzing learning environment awaits everyone at Matrix International Primary School. Welcome to a caring, challenging and inclusive environment where children feel happy and safe.
We have an excellent team of well qualified and motivated staff who have high expectations of themselves and the children.
We use the National Curriculum for England (NCUK) for teaching and learning in English and Mathematics and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for all other subjects.
Designed to prepare students for a successful future, IPC focuses development on:
We ensure that all students are challenged appropriately and achieve their full academic potential.
We use Personal Goals to help students learn how to behave and relate to others.
We help students to develop a greater sense of self, as well as understanding their place in a global society.
Students are required to sit the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint in Year 6.
Students are prepared for a smooth and seamless transition into Secondary School.
Matrix International Secondary School students enjoy a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum. The school follows the National Curriculum for England appropriately modified for international students.
Students are taught by subject specialists and thrive in specialised classrooms, with full access to up-to-date resources. Technology is incorporated across all subjects to help prepare students for life in our advanced digital world.
The Secondary School is divided into three categories:
Students are required to sit the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint in Year 9
Leadership skills, commitment, healthy-eating habits and teamwork, at Matrix Global Schools sports are more than fitness, and we do it in style!
Our all-in Physical Education curriculum inspires students to succeed and excel in competitive sports.
Regular inter-house competitions allows each student to experience competitive sport, while school teams competing in inter-school competitions stretches the more experienced performers.
We embrace each students unique creativity, curiosity and ambition with a vibrant and progressive curriculum that is rich in art, music and drama.
Students are actively encouraged to showcase their talents and confidence in a variety of forums, including the annual stage performances, which have included Mamma Mia, Oliver and Fame.
A key benefit of our creative arts programme is the opportunity to develop self-confidence and self-expression, which are transferable life-skills that will help prepare your child for future careers.
“A successful future is more than academic ability. Emotional intelligence, the ability to empathise with others and the creativity to work in an ever-changing workplace, will soon be among the most sought-after job skills.”
Mr Loh, Campus Principal
Life is more than exams, at Matrix Global Schools you’ll find a whole host of transformational co-curricular activities that unlock even more opportunities and stretch students beyond what they are taught in the classroom. Students challenge themselves in little chef kitchens, technology labs and art studios.
Beyond the curriculum, students can gain confidence and experience by joining the Student Council or Prefectorial Board. There’s countless opportunities to contribute to and learn from local and global communities through volunteering.
We’ll push each student further with unparalleled opportunities to develop inspiration and new perspectives.
Nestled in our magnificent 20-acre campus grounds, our boarding house offers a home-from-home approach for secondary students. Whether you choose it as a day school or take advantage of the full or weekly boarding options, this is a calm and homely setting where your child will flourish.
We’ve set out to reinvent what it means to board in Asia. Step inside our purpose-built boarding house and you’ll discover a very homely experience, with an opportunity to interact with lots of different families.
Join a lot of CCAs and appreciate every opportunity you get. The school is a good platform for you to start learning better communication
Shuy Zi Heng
Be good to friends and try your best for everything which you are doing. Be happy everyday!
Matrix Global Schools is way beyond expectation!
What makes Matrix a great school? It has a diverse staff, with differeing teaching styles from all around the globe
On your first day you can expect many friendly faces to welcome you on your journey through school life at MGS
Do the best you can! Don’t be scared of it. Just do it!
The teachers are incredibly caring and lively, making lessons enjoyable and entertaining
Teachers and staff at MGS try everything that is possible in order to help you with any problems you may have.
Matrix has taught me that if I am dedicated I can achieve my goals.
As a boarder I’ve learned how to take care of myself, how to be kind and helpful with one another. I’m sure you will enjoy it so much at the boarding house
Pornpawee Sophapanwarakul (Jia-jia)
Grab every opportunity, learn all you can from the amazing and knowledgeable teachers and staff, and go further forward from this learning ground to greater distances
I love the teachers here! They’re very caring and fun!
The teachers and students at MGS are really friendly
Matrix is a great school because of its teachers and students who are really friendly and welcoming
It is ok to make mistakes, most importantly we must learn from them.
If I were given the opportunity to come back, I would address the younger students to study hard and reach their goal.
Make the most out of your extraordinary time at MGS while it lasts
Tan Co Ee
I enjoy coming to school to participate in the many different events, interact with friends, teachers, staff and use it’s top notch facilities
I enjoy celebrating the different cultural festivals we have at school
Matrix Global Schools is fun and exciting
My favourite co-curricular activity is the colouring club because we can get to be creative
Matrix Global Schools is huge, nice and pretty!
Matrix Global Schools encourages you to be a role model. Set the path, you don’t have to follow others.
When you grow older, do not be afraid of the student council or prefects because they are here to help you.
What do I enjoy most at school? MEETING AMAZING FRIENDS AND TEACHERS!
Matrix Global Schools is fascinating, fun and magnificent!
Leow Yi Cheng
My top tip for new students? Don’t be shy, ask the other students here if you need help.
The school has a vibrant atmosphere so, there’s no need to be nervous. Go and make new friends!
Never give up! Keep learning & don’t be afraid to take risks!
I enjoy coming to school, being with my friends and using the school’s great facilities!
Tan Ee Va
Always strive to be the best but enjoy a youthful life.
Acting Campus Principal
Mr. Loh brings strong leadership skills along with his extensive background in education to the MGS campus. He has served as Deputy Director of Educational Management and Leadership Training Centre with the Ministry of Education Malaysia and as Education Commissioner working with the Prime Minister’s Department from 2009 to 2012.
You can book a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities guided by our staff or student ambassadors.
Simply submit this form and we will get in touch with you within one working day to confirm your appointment or schedule an alternative date. We look forward to meeting you and your family.
Children move into Year 1 in the September after their fifth birthday. This is a very exciting stage in your child’s learning journey; teaching and learning at Matrix International Primary does not stand still.
At this stage, the focus is on literacy development and their increasing understanding of phonics to progress their fluency of reading and writing. Similarly there is a strong focus on developing mathematical skills and understanding.
From Key Stage 1, children are encouraged to get in our extensive after school CCA programme.
During Key Stage 4, students work towards achieving top grades for the Internationals General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSEs). Every student has the opportunity to specialise in subject areas where they have a strong interest. With four compulsory subjects – Mathematics, English Literature, English Language and at least one Science – students are able to choose additional preferred courses from:
English Language (English 1st Language, English 2nd Language, English Literature)
Mathematics (Core / Fast Track, Additional Maths),
Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology)
Foreign Language (Malay, French, Chinese 1st Language, Chinese 2nd Language, Chinese Foreign Language)
Humanities (Economics, Geography. History)
Creative, Technical and Vocational (Accounting, Business Studies, ICT, Art and Design, Drama, Music, Physical Education)
Acting Head of Matrix Private School
Hailing from Kuantan, Datin Norlela Meon is a retired MARA Junior Science College (Maktab Rendah Sains MARA, MRSM) educator for over 32 years. As a government-linked body, MARA schools are similar to private schools as they base their curriculum on the MoE National Syllabus but with a heavy focus on STEM subjects.
Having progressed from a Chemistry teacher to Principal over the course of her career, Datin Norlela was one of the content masters assigned to map the curriculum for the dual certification of MARA-CIE (Cambridge International Education) and had trained MRSM teachers to guide students sitting for both SPM and the Cambridge IGCSE.
“I believe school is about students’ wellbeing, drawing the goodness and the best out of them, to be able to harness their interest in learning and create a great environment which suits their abilities and differences. All efforts, work and endeavours revolve around the achievement of each student’s potential, academically, socially and emotionally. We will do this by providing a welcoming, happy, safe, and supportive learning environment in which everyone is equal and all achievements are celebrated.”
Acting Head of Matrix International School (Secondary)
A dedicated leader with a strong passion for art, Ms.Dornehl Kitching has a vast secondary school teaching experience in government, private and international schools in South Africa and South Korea. With two Masters in Education qualifications, one being from University of Cambridge United Kingdom, Ms.Dornehl has also been training teachers in the PGCE and Bachelor in Education courses, making her the right fit to guide both students and teachers in our school.
“Schools today have the daunting challenge of preparing young people for an uncertain future: a future where some conventional skills won’t be relevant anymore and technological advances will change the face of our current job sectors. This is why it is so important to develop young people who can collaborate with their peers and understand the value of networking, along with the ability to express themselves confidently, think critically and creatively, and be able to learn from their mistakes.”
Acting Head of Matrix International School (Primary)
With a Bachelor of Education in History from Stranmillis University, Mr. Andrew has a decade of experience teaching Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in Northern Ireland and Malaysia. As a certified International Primary Curriculum (IPC) trainer by Fieldwork Education, Mr. Andrew has a broad experience leading Primary schools which includes developing the IPC to suit learners academic and cultural needs, as well as putting in extra focus on the pastoral care of students and staff.
“With rapid technological advances and a more-connected world (just think about the number of different countries you have interacted with since you woke up this morning), education today faces the ever-growing challenge in providing a learning experience that best suits each learners’ unique and expanding needs – we are currently preparing our students for a world where most of the jobs they will do currently do not exist, using inventions that are yet to be made, to solve issues that we may not even be aware of. This is the challenge that excites me the most – being able to enhance the academic abilities of all learners, enabling them to develop personal qualities that they will need to survive in the 21st Century and assisting them in becoming more internationally minded. Essentially, my hope is to see each child be the best version of who they can be.”
Head of Matrix International School (Early Years)
Ms. Adrinna has held various positions in the Early Years education industry for many years, including working with special needs children in both local and international learning environments. Her corporate experience in banking has helped her manage the school efficiently while taking into account the personal needs of all students.
“Young children are not like other students. Their needs are distinctive and therefore early years sets the foundation for all the years that follow. Teachers in early education need to be creative and adaptive. It is important as an early childhood educator, we are able to place ourselves in their shoes. What stimulates a very young child? How do you sustain a toddler’s interest? How do you make learning fun? These are all questions that we always have to ask ourselves. Lessons in early education classrooms have to be hands-on. We need to be fast on our feet and highly adaptable to continuously come up with new ways to guide children through their early learning stages. Therefore, it is important for me and my team of teachers to provide a caring and supportive environment that promotes optimal early childhood development.”