Nestled in our magnificent 20-acre campus grounds, our boarding house offers a home-from-home approach for secondary students aged 11 to 18. We’ve set out to reinvent what it means to board in Asia. Step inside our purpose-built boarding house and students will discover a very homely experience, with an opportunity to interact with lots of different families.
Here, boarders are nurtured to be self-reliant so that each one will develop into an independent and responsible young adult.
Boarding students live in deluxe dorms of four to six students based on their age and gender. Each room is furnished to the highest modern international standard and equipped with air conditioning.
The MGS Boarding House offers common rooms for boarders to interact with comfortable seating areas, a reading corner, a pool table and a selection of musical instruments for students to choose from. A mini theatre is located on the top floor of the building for movie screening or internal events. The MGS Boarding House is equipped with fast WiFi connection to ease students’ communication with their loved ones as well as to facilitate academic learning during scheduled study times.
A wrap-around pastoral care is combined with tight safeguards in place. Each floor of the boarding house is under the supervision of competent and dedicated house parents, who are responsible for boarders’ round-the-clock care and support. Easily accessible in the lobby, is a medical centre, staffed by qualified nurses.
Living with others of comparable ages, different backgrounds and expectations teach boarders the true meaning of diversity and appreciation of other cultures. This is a happy childhood where they get stuck in and take full advantage of the rich opportunities on offer to broaden their horizons and develop a true love of learning.
Boarders get involved in a broad programme of trips, activities, sports and community projects. They have access to an Olympic size swimming pool, squash, tennis, badminton courts, 10 pin bowling complex, golf driving range and even an extreme park, all adjacent to the campus. This is, of course, in addition to school facilities, such as music rooms, art rooms and our own extensive sports complex. Weekend trips are organised on a regular basis, favourite destinations including Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, as well as many other local destinations.
You can read more about our boarding principles and practice here:
Acting Head of Matrix Private School
Ms Tea Ming Ming has more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, educator and school leader. She served as the Deputy Head of Chung Hua High School, Seremban and also Head of Chung Hua High School Muar.
Acting Head of Matrix International School
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.”
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.”