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.
Here at Matrix International School, we wish to provide a broad and stimulating educational environment which encourages all ages of students to fulfil their potential and become life-long learners. We value each student for what is achieved academically, physically, socially and emotionally.
This starts at Early Years and develops further in Key Stage 1 moving through the year groups until culminating in our Cambridge A Levels programme which prepares students for their life-long learning to continue post-school age.
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 and learn in a cross-curricular approach.
IPC’s learning goals are delivered through a variety of balanced activities. There are thematic based units which are all stimulating such as ‘The Magic Toymaker’, ‘Save the World’ and ‘Mission to Mars’. This thematic approach integrates primary subjects like History, Science, Geography, Physical Education, Technology and more.
The IPC is 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.
Key Stage 1 & 2 is meant to be enjoyable and exciting! This is so the love for learning is developed early with the hope it’ll follow through at the older stages. We encourage students to develop their creative and physical talents, to think independently and to actively solve problems using their own imagination and critical thinking skills. With these in place, students develop strong foundations of independence, knowledge and discipline that serve as the springboard for their future education.
Students are required to sit the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint in Year 6.
Students are prepared for a smooth and seamless transition into Secondary School.
In Matrix International Secondary School, we strive to conduct lessons that put the students at the centre of their learning experience, with teachers acting as facilitators. We apply collaboration in the classroom, along with methods that encourage student voice, building of student confidence and student leadership.
We follow the British curriculum in Key Stage 3 and the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum in Key Stage 4, which are widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers around the world as evidence of academic achievement. With this worldwide recognition, we make sure to nurture international mindedness of our students and give them the skill set to take on global opportunities within tertiary education and their future careers.
During Key Stage 3, students enjoy a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum. Students are taught by subject specialists and thrive in classrooms with access to up-to-date resources. With this, teaching and learning is differentiated that ensures each child is supported to be their best.
Students are required to sit the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint in Year 9.
During Key Stage 4, students work towards obtaining IGCSE qualifications offered by the Cambridge Examination Board. The two-year IGCSE programme is academically rigorous and recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Many of the subjects have specific international elements and content developed by subject specialists to make the topics relevant to students worldwide.
Students are required to sit the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations in Year 11.
After students are awarded their IGCSE, they may choose to continue studying Cambridge A Levels to equip themselves with the basic foundation required to further their undergraduate studies.
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.
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.
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.
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 (MIS 2019)
Be good to friends and try your best for everything which you are doing. Be happy everyday!
Kim Gibeom (MIS 2019)
Matrix Global Schools is way beyond expectation!
Teng Zhi (MIS 2019)
What makes Matrix a great school? It has a diverse staff, with differeing teaching styles from all around the globe
Alisya Amran (MIS 2019)
On your first day you can expect many friendly faces to welcome you on your journey through school life at MGS
Tia Danielle (MIS 2019)
Do the best you can! Don’t be scared of it. Just do it!
Kim Donggyu (MIS 2019)
The teachers are incredibly caring and lively, making lessons enjoyable and entertaining
Jhaivahhini (MIS 2019)
Teachers and staff at MGS try everything that is possible in order to help you with any problems you may have.
Thiviyashri (MIS 2019)
Matrix has taught me that if I am dedicated I can achieve my goals.
Nareesyah (MIS 2019)
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) (MIS 2019)
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
Lynette Lim (MIS 2019)
I love the teachers here! They’re very caring and fun!
Saieesivasoriaa (MIS 2019)
The teachers and students at MGS are really friendly
Prissha Maayah (MPS 2019)
Matrix is a great school because of its teachers and students who are really friendly and welcoming
Mariya Plavs'ka (MPS 2019)
It is ok to make mistakes, most importantly we must learn from them.
Faith Voo (MPS 2019)
If I were given the opportunity to come back, I would address the younger students to study hard and reach their goal.
Hummrya (MPS 2019)
Make the most out of your extraordinary time at MGS while it lasts
Tan Co Ee (MPS 2019)
I enjoy coming to school to participate in the many different events, interact with friends, teachers, staff and use it’s top notch facilities
Atthen (MPS 2019)
I enjoy celebrating the different cultural festivals we have at school
Mahathi (MIS 2019)
Matrix Global Schools is fun and exciting
Nidhish (MIS 2019)
My favourite co-curricular activity is the colouring club because we can get to be creative
Clarey (MIS 2019)
Matrix Global Schools is huge, nice and pretty!
Chloe (MIS 2019)
Matrix Global Schools encourages you to be a role model. Set the path, you don’t have to follow others.
Karan (MIS 2019)
When you grow older, do not be afraid of the student council or prefects because they are here to help you.
Terence (MIS 2019)
What do I enjoy most at school? MEETING AMAZING FRIENDS AND TEACHERS!
Nilesh (MIS 2019)
Matrix Global Schools is fascinating, fun and magnificent!
Leow Yi Cheng (MIS 2019)
My top tip for new students? Don’t be shy, ask the other students here if you need help.
Emma Lim (MIS 2019)
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!
Jayna (MIS 2019)
I enjoy coming to school, being with my friends and using the school’s great facilities!
Tan Ee Va (MPS 2019)
Always strive to be the best but enjoy a youthful life.
Shane (MIS 2019)
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. Ms Tea is also the Head of MGS Boarding House. In her role as the Head of Boarding, within a year, Ms Tea with her perseverance and willingness to put in the extra effort, has been able to bring good improvements to our Boarding House to make it a ” home away from home”.
“To inspire students to love, learn and lead has always been my motto in life as an educator. Guided by this motto, I will endeavour to do my utmost to ensure that students in MPS are provided with the best resources and facilities for them to achieve their ambitions, with emphasis on students’ learning, character building, and social as well as mental well-being.”
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.”