Sekolah Sri Tenby offers an outstanding opportunity for your child to experience a distinctive and differentiated philosophy to educational policy and practice. Our teachers are dedicated to an inquiry-based approach to instruction which develops independence and resilience while acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful in this rapidly changing global community. We emphasize the use of IT as a crucial foundation to effective teaching and learning where digital technology resources are used to enable children to access global connections whilst encouraging new ways of thinking.
We understand and appreciate that every child possesses unique strengths and talents. We strive to create a stimulating environment and meaningful learning process, focusing on the holistic development of the child. We believe that a child will flourish when they are equipped with skills in exploring ideas and knowledge, collaborating effectively with others and solving problems through creativity and tenacity.
We want all of our children to be independent, lifelong learners who can encompass challenges. Our approach focusses on:
- inculcating good habits
- instilling leadership skills
- providing a personalized learning experience
- promoting love for nature, music, arts and sports
- providing hands-on experiences and community involvement
Learning takes place from inside out and we are committed to helping our children to grow into contributing and positive adults of the future.
The Primary School Standard Curriculum or Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah (KSSR) and the Secondary School Standard Curriculum or Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah (KSSM) emphasize on the development of future generation with a balanced set of knowledge and skills such as creative thinking, innovation, problem-solving, and leadership.
Learners follow the KSSR and KSSM curriculum for eleven years, sitting for Primary School Achievement Test (Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah, UPSR) in Primary Six; Form Three Assessment (Pentaksiran Tingkatan Tiga, PT3) in Secondary Three; and Malaysian Certificate of Education (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, SPM) in Secondary Five. The increased proportion of Higher Thinking Order content in the curriculum as well as in the summative assessments has gradually brought about a shift from recalling in learning to critical thinking that will prepare the learners for global competition.
While academic excellence in the public examinations is a vital aspect of the learners’ success, we also conduct ongoing formative assessments that are used to gauge learners’ progress of learning. Assessment for Learning is an integral part of learning which enables close monitoring of learners’ attainment based on the learning standards. Learners will hence become more engaged and independent in their learning.
In the preparation of learners of 21st century, we offer a range of subjects at both Primary and Secondary levels.
The subjects offered at Primary levels are as follows:
- English Language, Bahasa Melayu and Chinese Language
- Science, Mathematics, ICT, and Design & Technology (Reka Bentuk & Teknologi, RBT)
- Islamic Education and Moral Education
- Art, Music, History and Physical & Health Education
The subjects offered at Secondary levels are as follows:
- English Language, Bahasa Melayu and Chinese Language
- Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Additional Mathematics
- Islamic Education, Moral Education and Civic Education
- Accounting and Economics
- ICT, and Design & Technology (Reka Bentuk & Teknologi, RBT)
- Art, Music, History, Geography and Physical & Health Education
With English and Bahasa Melayu as the main languages of instruction in learning, as well as the offering of different levels of Chinese Language lessons to learners of various background, learners in Sri Tenby are be able to work well in a three-languages environment. On top of Chinese Language examinations in PT3 and SPM, there are also opportunities for learners to do the internationally recognised Chinese Proficiency Tests conducted by the Confucius Institute (Hanban).
The curriculum in Science, Mathematics, ICT and Design & Technology that focus in the higher-order thinking, project-based work and problem-solving skills has promoted the use of blended-learning models that enhance learners’ application in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
For ICT lessons in Primary, we have integrated STEM Computer Science Programmes which are developed by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, part of the School of Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University, whereas for ICT lessons in Secondary, we conduct the Microsoft Imagine Academy modules. Both programmes aim to inculcate computational thinking amongst the learners, producing learners who are resourceful, good thinkers, effective problem-solvers and solution seekers.
The importance of good values and personal development is focused in the Islamic Education, Moral Education and Civic Education. The character-building effort has been infused into the lessons with greater focus in fostering personal effectiveness, positive relationship and global unity.
The curriculum with strong foundation of language, STEM knowledge and skills, and other supporting subjects has maximised the learner's’ potential intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually, as reflected in the goals of the Malaysian National Philosophy of Education. In Sri Tenby, we are committed in providing a wide range of activities that are differentiated and learner-centred that has made the learning process in the our school fun, meaningful and purposeful.
The attributes of Sri Tenby students:
Good habits and moral values
An Integrated Holistic Curriculum
Sekolah Sri Tenby follows the Malaysian curriculum but uses an international approach to learning. We employ an integrated and thematic approach to learning and acquiring knowledge. Students also learn music, fine arts, sports and participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities so as to gain a holistic learning experience.
Our other Unique Features:
- Acquisition of good learning skills
- Instil good values and positive discipline
- Fun and effective approach to learning and acquiring knowledge
- Mastery approach to enhance students´ understanding
- Extra emphasis on English
- An opportunity to learn a third language
- Good guidance to master Bahasa Melayu
- Compulsory ICT curriculum designed for each level
- Imparting of soft skills and social awareness
- Interactions with peers within an integrated international environment
- Small class sizes (maximum 25) allowing personal attention to every student
- Excellence Programmes customised to the needs of the children
Dual Language Programme (DLP) at Sekolah Sri Tenby
Sekolah Sri Tenby has been given the approval to teach Mathematics and Science in English under the Dual Language Programme (DLP) at three entry points (Standard 1, Standard 4 and Form 1) from 2016. All other classes will join these entry points after 2016.
The DLP is part of the Malaysian government's effort to uphold Bahasa Malaysia and strengthen the usage of English in schools. Only 300 schools across Malaysia have been selected (148 primary schools and 152 secondary schools) to participate in the programme.
Sekolah Sri Tenby has been using the bi-lingual approach in the delivery of the national curriculum all these years. The programme supports and reiterates our ethos of providing national education with international approaches at Tenby Schools and our parents are strongly in support of this.
The DLP at Tenby Schools will be rolled out as the schedule below.