FAQs

General
Why is Pelita International School best for my child?
Who attends Pelita International School?
How many students are there in each class?
Does the school provide student transportation?
What is the future study pathway for the student?
Is there a safe area for young children to play?
Does the school provide boarding facilities?
What facilities does the school have?

Admissions
Is there an entrance exam?
What should my child study in preparation for the placement test?
How long does the placement test take?
What if my child isn’t fluent in English?
Does the school enroll students in Term 2 or Term 3?

Curriculum
What are Key Stages?
What kind of curriculum does Pelita provide?
What are the characteristics of British education?

Financial
Are scholarships available? How do I apply?
I am living overseas, how do I make the term payment for my children?
Is there any discount?

Why is Pelita International School best for my child?

Pelita strongly emphasises developing a child’s multiple intelligences through holistic development and education. This creates individuals who possess not only high IQ but high EQ (emotional intelligence) as well as EQ is specifically taught as a subject. Our experienced teachers and counselor are always on hand to help students develop:

  • Confidence & self-esteem
  • Responsibility & accountability
  • Decision-making
  • Self-management
  • Communication & interpersonal skills
  • Team work & leadership

Our teachers plan and conduct classes that capture students’ interest so that learning is fun and experiential for every student as their personal multiple intelligences are activated.

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Who attends Pelita International School?

55-60% Malaysian students. Foreigners – Korean, Japanese, Australian, Chinese, Iranian, Hungarian, Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, Taiwanese

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Is there an entrance exam?

Yes, children aged 6 and above will need to attend an interview & written exam. Children aged 4- 6 will attend an interview with the Placement Test officer.

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What should my child study in preparation for the placement test?

English, Maths and Science if your child is enrolling for Year 2 and above. Only English if your child is enrolling for Pre-school and Year 1.

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How long does the placement test take?

For students aged 6 years old and below, the placement test takes about one hour (English & interview).

For students aged 7 to 11 years old, the placement test takes about two and a half hours. (3 subjects – English, Maths & Science and interview)

For students aged 11 to 14 years old, the placement test takes about three hours for three subjects. (3 subjects – English, Maths & Science and interview)

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What if my child isn’t fluent in English?

We provide ESL classes and enrichment classes to improve their proficiency in English. Fees will be charged for the ESL and enrichment classes.

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What are Key Stages?

Key Stage 1 Lower primary or elementary school Year 1 & Year 2
Key Stage 2 Upper primary or junior school Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6
Key Stage 3 Lower secondary Year 7, Year 8 & Year 9
Key Stage 4 Upper secondary Year 10 & Year 11

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What kind of curriculum does Pelita provide?

The UK National curriculum, a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs and interests of all learners, integrated with effective teaching, learning and assessment.

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What are the characteristics of British education?

It provides rich and varied opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve, acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills. The curriculum enables pupils to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better.In short, it aims to create a stimulating and encouraging environment to develop life-long learning among students.

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How many students are there in each class?

Maximum of 24.

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Does the school provide student transportation?

No, but we will recommend drivers.

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What is the future study pathway for the student?

Pre-university courses like A-Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) and HSC. The students can also enroll for degree courses at private colleges.

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Are scholarships available? How do I apply?

There are three categories of scholarships awarded by the scholarship board:

  1. Full time Christian pastoral ministry staff’s children.
  2. Children from economically disadvantage family.
  3. Academically excellent students.

For further details, please contact the school.

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Is there a safe area for young children to play?

We have teachers on duty during morning break, lunch break and after school to ensure the safety of students.Teachers take the attendance of students at every lesson.There are also procedures involved in taking the students out during schooling hours by filling in Early Dismissal Form which must be signed by the class teachers and parents and submitted to the office.The school has documented Emergency contacts of students to inform the parents in case of any minor or major injury during sports and games or misbehavior of students that result in punishment like detention.

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Does the school provide boarding facilities?

No but we will recommend home stay.

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What facilities does the school have?

Pelita International Schools offer a variety of facilities including:

  • Fully air-conditioned classrooms
  • Dancing Room
  • Reading Room
  • Playing Field
  • Student Canteen
  • Design and Technology Room
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Science Laboratories
  • Art Room
  • Badminton Hall
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Volleyball Court

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I am living overseas, how do I make the term payment for my children?

By Telegraphic transfer.

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Is there any discount?

10% discount on school fees only for the third child from the same family enrolled in the school.

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Does the school enroll students in Term 2 or Term 3?

Yes , we do. However, students with low English proficiency will be enrolled in an Intensive English Class for at least a term and a separate fee in addition to the school fee will be charged

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