From the moment you walk through the door, you can hear the buzz of happy, confident children hard at learning. Our spacious setting is engaging and warm, and benefits from the school’s playing areas, library and technology.
We follow the International Early Years Programme from the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which is suited to the interests and natural curiosity of boys and girls.
Our well trained and experienced teachers are dedicated to maximise every child’s potentials and help them to make grow in their skills and abilities. The teachers do this by creating an atmosphere where children can explore and learn how to express themselves verbally, mentally and physically.
This is a caring, challenging and inclusive environment where students feel happy and safe. The children make excellent progress in all aspects of their learning and are given the best possible start to their education.
There are several options for parents to choose from. Each programme is designed not just with the extension of time but more activities to keep students engaged in learning. Food is provided in the extended and full day programme.
• Half day programme (8.00am – 12.30pm) • Extended programme (8.00am – 3.00pm) • Full day programme (8.00am – 5.00pm)
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The Early Years curriculum conducts a play-based learning approach to strengthen a child’s physical, intellectual, social and emotional abilities. Play is an essential part a child’s learning and development. When children are engaged in play, their imaginations will be enhanced and their minds will be stimulated to be more receptive.
Students are taught to understand that the world is a much larger community in which they live and they have to tolerance and respect other cultures and languages. The school weighs in heavily on being internationally minded through the celebrations and activities. Students will learn about different traditions by experience which is the key to developing an understanding to connect with those outside their world.
Have you ever wondered what is your child’s learning journey at Preschool? Following the Full Day Programme, your child will be exposed to a wide range of learning opportunities through our exciting and unique Preschoolers Club.
Library Club/Reading Club Students are introduced to creative activities like drama, storytelling, poetry reading and story-making.
Expressive Creativity Club Students are introduced to art activities, dance and drama.
Analytical Club Problem-solving skills are explored using puzzle blocks, games and other analytical based activities.
Self Construction Club Students will be given opportunities to acquire and develop self-help skills, practical life, sensorial, language and mathematical skills.
Computing for students is designed to make them tech ready for the future. Students will work with a variety of educational programs designed to boost their math and reading abilities, creativity, imagination, problem-solving and listening skills.
Speech and drama classes are designed to allow students to work on developing their soft skills and boosting their confidence. Students will be presented with new challenges at every lesson which will help them think out of the box.
In these series of classes, children will be exposed to fundamentals of Mandarin and Bahasa languages, including numbers, colours and nouns.
Physical activity facilitates gross-motor development and artistic expression through dance and movement lessons. Music is also introduced from the basics of music theory, rhythm and vocal control.
Exposure to science can help children develop critical thinking skills while sparking their interest about the environment. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of science while participating in eye-opening experiments.
Hands-on cooking and baking will get students excited about nutrition and trying out new recipes. Students will learn basic cooking skills from preparation, understanding the theories on food types and be the little master of their own kitchen!
Arts are not just fun and hands-on activities but it nurtures creativity and inspire the imagination of every child. Students get a taste of these activities through exploration and discovery methods guided by our teachers.
The best way to gain a good insight into our Early Years environment is to book an appointment to come and visit us.
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.”