Introduction

Welcome To Johor Bahru Campus

Fairview International School Johor began on the 14th of January 2008 with around 25 students, 5 teachers and 1 staff member. The levels offered at that time were Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 5 and Year 10 classes. Being a purely CIE centre then, Fairview Johor followed the Cambridge International curriculum and prepared its students for the International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE) and General Certificate of Education (GCE) 'O' Level examinations at the end of Year 11.

Situated in the secure confines of the Johor Land Complex at the suburban neighbourhood of Bandar Dato' Onn, sorrounded by a sea of greenery, Fairview Johor has become a close-knit community school readily accessible via the North-South Highway and strategically located in the midst of several large townships. The student population of just 25 has multiplied and currently stands at just over 350 students. Our small student population has allowed for students and teachers to forge close relationships with one another in their individual journeys of discovery.

Early in 2010, Fairview Johor expressed interest in the International Baccalaureate programmes and was given its candidacy status in August 2010 by the International Baccalaureate Organisation(IBO) for both the Primary and the Middle Years Programmes. During this period, Fairview Johor offered all of the levels from Creche' to Grade 11 comprising the Early Years, Primary and Middle Years Programme.

In July 2012, Fairview Johor has been authorised to offer the Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the IB and in April 2013, authorisation to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) was given. Being the first IB World School in the south of Malaysia, Fairview Johor is firmly committed to quality international education.

No longer are we gasping for space but desperate for ideas on how to use all the available space efficiently and effectively. Students have ample space for group activities both inside and outside the classroom. On an average day, one might see dance rehearsals taking place in the dedicated dance room while team members from another group is seen tuning up their aesthetic movements along the corridor; 10 feet away would be the Science room and students would be discussing how best to address the stated problem for their assessments.

Message From Head Of School

Mr Ariel

(Principal of Fairview International School, Johor Bahru)

On taking up the position of Principal of Fairview Johor campus, I am delighted to find that the school’s values align with my own personal values, including the importance of trust, respect, innovation and a strong sense of community. These values underpin the Fairview educational philosophy where the goal is to construct an interactive learning environment that affords every student with opportunities and support to become independent learners; able to apply knowledge to solve real world problems and to develop the skills to become life-long learners.

A Holistic Curriculum

At Fairview Johor, the educational community strives for excellence by applying the IB philosophy to design a curriculum based on the British International Curriculum enhanced for students to achieve the IB accreditation accepted by internationally recognised universities. Our dedicated educational staff employ an inquiry-based, real-world problems approach that connects the learner with their school community and local social world while promoting a curiosity to know the wider world beyond. This approach not only promotes the academic ability students’ need to succeed on a higher education pathway but equips them with the skills required by the employment market and develops the understanding and mindfulness that is the core of a useful citizen of the world.

The 21st Century Learner

The 21st century digital technology age we have now entered is said to be the age of the self-directed learner. Digital technology streams information into our lives and today’s students connect with it every day but do not necessarily have the skills to understand, select and combine the information they find to create useable knowledge. At Fairview Johor our curriculum design and teaching approach provides students with the tools to become self-directed learners. By approaching the mastery of technology skills through authentic- problem solving our students are also provided with professional guidance and practice in effective communication and collaborative skills, organizational skills and the skill of reflective analysis. These skills of the self-directed learner provide the self-confidence a learner needs to select the technology application that will solve their problem regardless of whether it was a technology tool specifically taught as part of a curriculum or a new addition to the continually changing range of technological tools. In addition, mastery of these skills builds self- confidence to be a risk taker and this is the trait that opens an individual’s mind to creativity, entrepreneurship and scientific discovery.

Self confidence

Self-confidence is the seed of learning. A student learns in a socially safe environment that promotes a feeling of self-worth and respect for others. Fairview Johor provides this environment by enveloping students in a sense of community. Staff promote a sense of community through their practice of excellence in preparation and facilitation of the effort they give each day to the students in their care. They continually build our sense of community by modelling the values of trust and respect and by fostering the expectation that students too will practice these values in all their interactions whether with other students, staff or people outside the school community. In addition, developing a sense of self-worth and confidence does not come from empty praise and so it is important that a safe learning environment contains a sense of expectation that a student will aim to achieve at their personal best and that seeking help from others, mishaps and false starts are important steps in the learning process.

Communication and Goals

At Fairview Johor our educational team and I believe in our mission to effectively support every student on their educational journey. We understand that this mission involves continually moving goals which can only be achieved through collaborative communication and effort. We understand that the strong interest you as parents have in your child’s future is important to the success of this journey. We believe your involvement, through collaborative and open communication, is important to the continual improvement of the learning environment you and Fairview Johor are developing for your child.

On behalf of the Fairview Johor staff I invite you to present your ideas and concerns at any educational meeting, the organized coffee mornings or by personal appointment with me.

Primary Years Programme

What is the Primary Years Programme?

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry- based learning

The central purpose of the PYP is to develop the attributes and traits identified in the IB Learner Profile. Students are encouraged to become: inquirers, thinkers, communicators, courageous, and to be knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, balanced and reflective. They develop these attributes within the classroom, during assemblies, on the playground, and while participating in Fairview’s many after-school activities. We encourage our whole community to develop these attributes, so students, parents, teachers and staff should also be showing these characteristics at home.

The PYP is all about inquiry: the process through which a learner moves from his or her current level of understanding to a new and deeper level. Our students will be :

  • Exploring, wondering and questioning
  • Collecting data and reporting findings
  • Taking and defending a position
  • Using critical thinking skills to understand a concept
  • Making and testing theories
  • Experimenting and playing with possibilities
  • Solving problems in a variety of ways

Using inquiry-based learning, the PYP is able to engage and challenge students who have many diverse perspectives, values, cultural backgrounds, and languages.

The PYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums and provides the best preparation for students to engage in the IB Middle Years Programme.

At Fairview International School Johor, the PYP will:
  • Be for students from Crèche to Grade 6
  • Be trans-disciplinary, in that it fosters the development of the whole child, addressing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs
  • At the same time give children a strong foundation in all of the major areas of knowledge: mathematics, social studies, drama, language, music, arts, science, and physical education
  • Strive to help children develop an international perspective – to become aware of the points of view of people in other parts of the world
  • Study a second language (Malay/Mandarin) and gain an understanding of the cultures in which the language is spoken

PYP Student Council

Primary Years Programme Student Council Aim :

StudentCouncil is a student-based civic organization designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students. Student Council is the heart of students’ involvement and becoming aware of student needs and opinions.

Objectives:
  • To emulate the IB Learner Profile, Attitudes and Global Citizenship.
  • Promote good leadership qualities among students.
  • Involve all students in sharing ideas to make our school the best it can be.
  • Promote school spirit.
  • Give all students practice in democracy in action.
  • Provide service to groups in our school and community.
Responsibilities:

Students must be very responsible people who are willing to work hard. As student council members you will be called to serve other students by representing their issues. The council does not have the power to change policies, only to voice student opinion.

Student council involves many community minded projects

(Phase 1) School beautification. Clean up, Essential Agreement, Library duties, painting, repairing, and students led assembly.

(Phase 2) Community Service. Food drives, recycling projects, Eco School project, fund raising.

Celebration of Learning

Celebration of Learning

In Fairview International School Johor, Celebration of Learning (COL) is held at the end of each unit of inquiry to allow our students to share their learning across the subject areas with their parents and with their peers. Through student-led conferences, students take responsibility for their learning by sharing the process with their parents and by demonstrating their understanding. During these events, students take initiative in discussing and in reflecting upon samples of work that they have previously chosen to share with their parents. The students also identify strengths and areas for improvement. These events are normally the most awaited and most exciting experience for every PYP student, teacher and parent.

CCAs - PYP

CO-Curricular Activitties (CCAS) PYP

Co-curricular activities (CCAs) are an integral part of our students’ holistic education. Through CCA, students discover their interests and talents while developing values and competencies that will prepare them for a rapidly changing world. CCA also promotes friendships among students from diverse backgrounds as they learn, play and grow together. Participation in CCA fosters social integration and deepens students’ sense of belonging, commitment and sense of responsibility to school, community and the world.

Every PYP student from Grade 3 to 6 takes part in one CCA taken once a week. For this academic year, here are the selection of CCA activities that PYP students can choose from:

  • Swimming.
  • Badminton.
  • Culinary.
  • Arts and Crafts.
  • Speech and Drama.
  • Dance Troupe.
  • Rhythm Band.
 

Each CCA is being moderated by one Fairview teacher and may sometimes have a coach. CCA takes place after school every Wednesday.

PYP Association

PYP Assembly

There are two assemblies in school. Monday Assembly is a whole school event wherein students from all levels meet up at the MPH. This is conducted every Monday from 7.20am to 7.50am.

PYP assemblies are conducted once a month, usually on a Friday. Students are given this platform to share their learning with other students. Learner profile and attitudes are highlighted and when reflected by students, are acknowledged. World days, cultural festivals and National days are celebrated in our effort to inculcate international mindedness and to promote similarities as well as differences in recognition of our shared humanity.

PYP Brain Food Break

The PYP children enjoy two break sessions- one from 9.30 am to 10.00 am and another Brain Food Break at about noon. Kindly note that only fruits, vegetables, nuts( not granola bars) and milk are permissible to be consumed during the Brain Food break as it is only for 10 minutes and students are expected to be in their class.

Middle Year Programme

The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement - essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.

The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate most national or local curriculum requirements. It builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).

The IB Middle Years Programme :
  • Addresses holistically students' intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being.
  • Provides students opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skillsthey need in order to manage complexity and take responsible action for the future
  • Ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups.
  • Requires the study of at least two languages (language of instruction and additional language of choice) to support students in understanding their own cultures and those of others.
  • Empowers students to participate in service within the community.
  • Helps to prepare students for further education, the workplace.

CCAs - MYP

Co-curricular activities (CCAs) MYP

Co-curricular activities (CCAs) are an integral part of our students’ holistic education. Through CCA, students discover their interests and talents while developing values and competencies that will prepare them for a rapidly changing world. CCA also promotes friendships among students from diverse backgrounds as they learn, play and grow together. Participation in CCA fosters social integration and deepens students’ sense of belonging, commitment and sense of responsibility to school, community and the world.

Every MYP student from Grade 7 to Grade 9 takes part in one CCA taken once a week. For this academic year, here are the selection of CCA activities that MYP students can choose from:

  • St. John’s Ambulance Malaysia (FISJ Division)
  • Table Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Self- Defense
  • Netball
  • Futsal
 

Each CCA is being moderated by one Fairview teacher and may sometimes have a coach. CCA takes place after school every Wednesday.

Johor Bahru Students' Life

School Life

Be An Eco- Hero (Grade 2)

Earth’s Physical Geography (Grade 3)

Saving The Ecosystem (Grade 5)

Interdisciplinary Unit (IDU) Assessment (Grade 9)


Student Excursion

20 Days Of Learning Migration (Grade 2)

Leaders Impact The World (Grade 3)

Outbac Broga (Grade 5)

e Institute Malaysia (Grade 5)

General School Fees

Application Fee: RM 1, 000
Enrollment Fee: RM 2, 500 (Primary Year Programme) RM 5, 000 (Middle Year Programme)
Security Deposit: 1 semester of the school fee

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Application fee is a one-time payment before arrangement of placement test. The Application fee is payable upon submission of Application form.
  2. The Enrollment fee is payable upon acceptance of Letter of Offer.
  3. Both Application and Enrollment fees are non-refundable.
  4. Security deposit is equivalent to 1 semester of the school fee. The amount is to be topped up as school fees increase according to grade level. Security deposit is refundable provided the School receives sufficient notice of withdrawal of the child, which is: ONE FULL academic semester notice in writing must be received in advance by the school before the withdrawal of the child of enrolment, to constitute sufficient notice of withdrawal, failing which the security deposit shall be forfeited in full. Withdrawal Notice must be in writing and must be made by way of personal delivery to the school or by AR Registered post. And in both cases, the withdrawal will only take effect on the date that the same is duly acknowledged as received by the School.
  5. Above fees are subjected to change without prior notice.
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