We create independent thinkers, preparing your child for 21st century success
The Australian Curriculum teaches our students to think and learn for themselves. Combined with Visible Learning techniques, we help our students develop the skills they need to be successful 21st century global citizens.
DEVELOP HIGH ORDER THINKING SKILLS
An important part of the Australian curriculum and essential for 21st century success. Students are taught Visible Thinking Routines to help develop critical thinking
DEVELOP CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
The ability to understand, analyse and present their ideas
CULTIVATE LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Essential skills for future leaders that can be developed through varied opportunities available at AISM
Over the Middle School years, we work to help develop increasing academic and social independence in our students, readying them for the rigours of Senior School.
In Middle School, your child will study a range of subjects which will give them a breadth of understanding, laying an important foundation for later success. In Years 9 and 10 they will start specialising and choose elective subjects.
Challenging our learners with a rigorous internationally recognised qualification
From Year 9 onwards, we help your child to further develop the discipline and high order thinking skills they need for university and careers.
In the Australian education, students can complete up to 13 years of schooling, which culminates in the internationally recognised New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC). In Years 9 and 10, students study core subjects as well as electives, in preparation for further specialisation in the Higher School Certificate, which is equivalent to the A-Levels or IB Diploma.
We provide a supportive and stimulating learning environment for
all our children.
all our children.
At AISM’s Middle and Senior School, students will experience a challenging and holistic education where they will achieve their individual potential. Central to the Australian education is helping our students develop general capabilities through general and STEM subjects.
- Foreign Languages
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Health and Physical Education
- Visual Arts
- Commerce (for Senior School students only)
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
- Camp Program
- Advanced Mathematics and Mandarin from Year 6 onwards
AISM offers streaming in terms of Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Mathematics and Mandarin starting from Middle School.
- Free Maths Support offered by our Maths teachers (during recess & after school)
- SPM Bahasa & History (for Year 9 and 10 Malaysians)
The Ministry of Education of Malaysia has allowed Malaysian students enrolled at AISM to sit the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations for Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) and Sejarah (History), starting in 2020. This is for students who are considering a career in Malaysian civil service (eg. doctors, lawyers). In order to prepare Malaysian students for the Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah SPM examinations, a combined Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah elective course will be available, for Year 9 and 10 Malaysian students. Students will have the option of selecting Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah as one of their three electives. This elective course will also cover Malaysian Studies requirements.
At AISM, assessments are designed to help students understand their progress towards their outcomes.
- Ongoing Assessment
Student gaps become targets for future learning and the learning cycle begins again. We assess students' achievement through assignments, research tasks, oral presentations, group work and examinations.
- School Reports
Every semester, our teachers compile a report that lets you know how your child is progressing through the outcomes for each subject, describing their strengths and weaknesses.
- Parent-teacher-student conferences
Good communication with your child’s class teacher is essential. Our school conducts parent-teacher conferences twice each year to discuss students' progress.
- International Schools' Assessment (ISA)
Each October, all Year 6 to Year 10 students complete the ISA in mathematics, reading and writing. The assessment test is used diagnostically, to identify and address any areas of comparative weakness.
Planning for Success
In an increasingly competitive world, we help our students understand how to stand out and navigate through the broad university and career paths options available to them with an Australian education.
Your child begins our Careers and Pathways Program in the last year of Middle School with our Career and Pathways Advisor when students are selecting their elective subjects for the Higher School Certificate.
Our Careers and Pathways Program:
- Supports and advises students in Senior School as they prepare for their future
- Enables our students to have a stronger sense of their individual talents
- Ensures our students leave AISM ready for their next step