Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long will it take for the school to review our application(s)?
    Once all documents and fees have been submitted, and the children have sat for a basic academic placement screen, you will hear from us within 2 days.
  • with students coming from all around the world, how do you decide on grade placement?
    Confirmation of which year group your child will enter based on his/her date of birth. Visit here on our website: http://www.tenby.edu.my/penang/yeargroupplacement  
  • Do you have a school bus service?
    We do provide a list of private transporters with a good transport service who use mini-vans and cars enabling them to run shorter, quicker routes than those managed by full-sized buses. Speak to Admissions for more information.
  • May my child live with a friend or relative while attending Tenby Schools Penang?
    No, all students attending Tenby Schools Penang must live with a parent or legal guardian, as we are a day facility only.
  • How can I pay my application fees?
    Application fees may be paid in cash, by a cheque drawn from a Malaysian bank in Ringgit, or by wire transfer. The bank details will be found on the Fee Schedule document, which is also located on the pull-down menu under the 'Admissions' link.
  • How many students attend Tenby Schools and what are your class sizes?
    Currently we have about 750 students and class sizes range from 5 to 25.
  • What are your school hours?
    Tenby International School

 

Nursery and Reception

Year 1 – Year 6

Year 7 – Year 11

Year 12 – Year 13

Start

07:55

07:55

07:55

07:55

End

13.00

14.30

15.00

15.00

CCA 1

-

14.45

15.10

-

CCA 2

-

-

16.20

-

 

Sri Tenby National School

 

Sri Tenby Primary School

Sri Tenby Secondary School

Start

07.55

   07.55

End

14.20

14.20 (Mon,Tues,Weds 15:00pm)

CCA 1

14.40

14.40

CCA 2

-

14.40

 

  • Are students required to wear a uniform? 
    Yes, all students must wear a uniform that may be purchased in our on-site school store.
  • How many nationalities do you have in the school?
    Currently we have 30+ nationalities.
  • Where do most of the families in the Tenby Schools Penang community live?
    Most (over half) of our families live in Tanjung Bungah and Tanjung Tokong area but others travel from mainland, south Penang and west Penang.
  • Does the school offer any EAL (Additional Language) support?
    We offer EAL support in Year 1 through 11. In Year 1 - 4 we can support students having very little English. In Year 5 – 8 we support students who have basic oral language skills, but need assistance with reading and writing. In Years 9,10 and 11, students may receive minimal EAL support targeting content vocabulary and refinement of written fluency and grammar.
  • Is there an applications deadline?
    Tenby Schools practices "rolling enrolment". That is, if space is available, and all records are in order, students may enter our program. We accept applications on a 'First come, First served" basis as long as students meet our entry criteria.
  • What curriculum does the school offer?
    We offer two curriculums and we are unique on the island of Penang. Our International Curriculum offers the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the Cambridge Secondary Curriculum of IGCSE and A level. The Private National School offers local education including UPSR and SPM qualifications.We also have a wider curriculum of learning outside the classroom that involves Sports, Arts and Music to support leaners. We run Model United Nations and Duke of Edinburgh International Award as well as many others.
  • Does the school offer any after school activities?
    The school offers a wide variety of activities, such as sports, games, music and art for our students between the hours of 14:45 and 16:00p.m. Activities supervised by school personnel are free of charge. Some activities supervised and run by community experts may require a fee.
  • Where is the school?
    The school is located strategically in the residential area in Tanjung Bungah and connected to the mainland by ferry and bridge. Our position is unique and one of the only schools in a residential area with easy road access to main highways.
  • Why should I consider a British International School or Malaysian Private school for my child’s education?
    The campus was built in 2011 and is fully integrated between the two schools. The International School follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), National Curriculum for England (UK), IGCSE and A Level programmes, and the Malaysian Private School follows the Malaysian National Curriculum.Our academic results are excellent and support students with moving onto the next stage.
  • Where will the teachers come from?
    Our teachers come from all over the world we have a good mix of expatriate teachers and local teachers. All our teachers hold degree level qualifications. This makes our community truly international.
  • My child’s English is not very good. Does this matter?
    It is important that all students are able to participate in the education offered. We are an English International School and a mix of English and Bahasa Malaysia in the Private Malaysian School. We do have an EAL department to support children with language needs. Alternatively for children whose English is quite weak we would recommend further support from specialist centres.
  • What facilities will you have?
    The School is very well equipped with sports facilities, including a swimming pool, football field, tennis and netball courts, and a multi-purpose hall equipped for indoor sports including badminton and basketball. There are also extensive facilities for music practice and performance, dance, drama, art, and design; as well as opportunities for many other clubs and activities.