Principal's welcome

AISM is an exceptional international school in a large, peaceful lakeside setting within a secure gated estate. Our school has a track record of student achievement in academic, sporting, cultural and service pursuits for a diverse international student population of students from Australia, Malaysia and over 35 other countries.

Our student achievement is recognised with our accreditations as an outstanding international school by the Council of International Schools (CIS), and as a 5 Star International School awarded by the Malaysian Ministry of Education

Our nurturing community
Our school size means we know each other’s names and can work collaboratively across student, teacher and parent groups. With a current student enrolment of 660, including students aged 3 to 18 years, our full capacity is limited to 1000 students by our management team. This decision is designed to ensure each student and their family feels connected and a valuable part of our vibrant and caring community. This strength of community allows all children to explore their potentials, extend their understandings and to excel in a broad range of areas. Excellent academic outcomes and readiness to embrace and excel in a life beyond school are the results.

Our learning community
All areas of our school are places for learning. While we teach thoroughly researched and reviewed Australian curricula, learning is not limited to the classroom, nor is it limited to the usual school hours. Our students choose from a broad range of extracurricular and co curricular activities that develop important 21st century life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, team building, public speaking, leadership, organisation and importantly, skills of independence and self confidence.  

As a truly international school, we prepare our students to take their place as leaders in a global community with strong values in life. Below are core values (RECIPE) that guide staff and students:

  • Respecting and caring for each other
  • Being dedicated to a culture of Excellence
  • Openness in Communication
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Being Passionate in what we do
  • Creating an Enjoyable Environment

Our talented and committed faculty
Our students are actively engaged in their learning, thanks to the dedication and expertise of our mainly Australian teachers. We have a strong focus on innovative teaching practice where all teachers are continually refining their craft. For example, we are applying findings from ground breaking Visible Learning research by Dr John Hattie, on statistically proven ways to increase academic outcomes throughout our school. We aim to become an accredited Visible Learning School by 2017.

Applying Visible Learning practices, our teachers are using a shared framework to further increase learning. This includes students understanding the intention of each lesson and teachers analysing which teaching practices have the most influence in moving students forward in their learning journey. With these practices, we create students who are increasingly independent in their learning and more empowered to push the boundaries of their potential.

Our outstanding campus
Our teaching and learning facilities have expanded significantly in recent years, and in 2014, AISM opened our new Junior School and Performing Arts Building. This three storey building integrates flexible teaching spaces and a purpose built performing arts floor. In 2015, we have made significant improvements to the Middle and Senior School building which now boasts four new science laboratories, a design and technology laboratory, a senior studies and careers centre, as well as a large multi purpose area, all with the latest technology for students and staff to use. We are completing plans for more improvements, including more multi purpose sports courts, a new art centre and school car park.

I feel privileged to lead this school and I invite you and your family to visit our campus to see how we prepare our students to take their productive place as leaders in the global community.

Dr Deborah Priest