Being the first SJII in Malaysia, St. Joseph’s is no stranger to the Lasallian education circle in Asia being the brother school of the esteemed St. Joseph’s Institution and St. Joseph’s Institution International School in Singapore. Through this backbone, SJIIM builds on its brother schools’ extensive history of educational excellence and initiates future collaborative learning platforms to encourage sharing of knowledge and resources between the institutions.
Early Years Foundation
St Joseph’s International Institution Malaysia (SJIIM) uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework as the basis for its curriculum in Nursery and Reception. This framework ensures that all children have access to broad range of knowledge, and skills that are essential for future progress through school and life.
Elementary School (Years 1-6)
The school offers a stimulating, creative curriculum which draws on the very best programmes from around the world. Its curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum, Singapore Math and a daily Mandarin programme.
High School (Years 7-11)
The SJIIM Foundation International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course covers the age range of 11-13 years old (Year Groups 7-9). SJIIM follows the guidelines from the UK National Curriculum within an international context. The course content and materials are designed by our curriculum planning teams to appropriately prepare our students for the IGCSE courses that follow in Years 10 – 11. Students will study a range of compulsory subjects during Years 7 – 9 (see below).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Years 12-13)
Often seen as one of the tougher pre-university programmes available, the IBDP is a two-year programme for students aged 16 to 19 that delivers a qualification recognised by universities worldwide. It focuses on academic, personal and social development and is globally recognised by universities for the holistic and rigorous education it provides, including by world-class universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Americas, Europe and Asia.
SJIIM is a continuation of St. John Baptist De La Salle’s 300-year-old education mission and focuses on producing well-rounded learners at all levels with its values-centered approach that is based on the very best of Lasallian education ethos.
The emphasis on developing ‘good character’ by the school is drawn from an important part of Lasallian education that aims to educate students to, not just be successful in exams, but live fulfilling lives as members of the society.
Students in Elementary and High Schools are placed in ‘vertical’ Houses with others from each year group. Various events and activities are organised by each House so students have the opportunity to interact frequently and meaningfully with their juniors and seniors. Students will also develop significant sense of community and unity in each House and the school.
Additionally, participation in House events and activities give students plenty of leadership opportunities.