PETALING JAYA: With a rich history spanning more than two decades, Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) stands at the forefront as the only institution in Malaysia to provide a comprehensive Australian education for students aged three to 18.
At AISM, students thrive in an educational environment which places academic excellence at its core, and cultivates intellectual character and well-being.
There persists, however, a misconception that Australian qualifications limit students from pursuing higher education exclusively within Australia.
Dispelling this myth, Chris Broadbent, Head of Humanities, Careers & Pathways Coordinator at AISM for over 15 years said: “I spend much of my time guiding students who are applying to courses in countries such as Japan, South Korea, China, the UK, the US and Canada.”
At the heart of AISM lies the world-renowned Australian curriculum that prioritises holistic development where students are encouraged to think critically, communicate effectively and approach problem-solving with creativity. This focus on practical skills equips their graduates with the versatility needed to excel in diverse academic and professional environments.
Furthermore, the curriculum strongly emphasises fostering a global perspective thereby enabling students to become active and empathetic global citizens.
“As a British citizen, who studied the A-levels myself, I am a vocal convert to the enormous benefits of the Australian curriculum and its ability to enable students to study all around the world,” Broadbent commented.
Two of AISM’s top students who graduated in 2022 serve as bright examples of Australian education.
Ritisha will soon be starting her degree in Law with French at Exeter University in the UK. The breadth of the Australian HSC (Higher School Certificate) enabled her to study five different subjects including French and Legal Studies while continuing to excel in English, Mathematics and Biology.
This ability to choose a wider range of subjects allowed Ritisha more flexibility than other academic systems. Honing her critical and creative thinking, it provided her with a broad knowledge base and a versatile skill set.
Another top student, Alice, has just begun her journey at the National University of Singapore (NUS) to earn a degree in Business Administration (Accountancy). She fully embraced the Australian commitment to holistic education by immersing herself in extracurricular activities such as Model United Nations. These efforts led to Alice being offered the NUS College International Scholarship – a testament to her readiness and capability to pursue international higher education.
To parents considering options for their children’s education, the following are some of the reasons to choose AISM and an Australian education.
Quality education aligned with global standards: The Australian curriculum is recognised by universities worldwide.
Preparation for international universities: AISM’s holistic approach equips students with the skills, values, and knowledge needed to excel and adapt to diverse academic environments.
A supportive learning environment: AISM provides a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where students can thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
A track record of global success: AISM graduates have gone on to study at prestigious universities around the world.
“AISM is indeed a gem of a school and the gateway for young people taking their productive place as leaders in the global community,” Broadbent added.
The AISM Open Days will be held on Nov 23-24. For more information visit https://aism.edu.my/open-week/