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Mutiara International Grammar School adopted Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) as the basis for its curriculum and pedagogical approaches. In the Early Years, the UK Early Years Foundational Stage (EYFS) is adapted into the curriculum which culminates in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Year 11.

As part of the admissions process, an entrance test will be carried out in the school to assess your child’s learning skills, abilities, and language proficiency which is age-appropriate for their prospective year group. The test will also determine any additional needs for coaching and instruction upon admission as follows:

  • Reception: Two-days of in-class observation
  • Junior School for Year 1 or 2: – A written test
  • Junior School for Year 3 to 6: – Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) 4 and New Group Reading Test (NGRT)
  • Senior School for Year 7 to 11: Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) 4 and New Group Reading Test (NGRT)

Children are admitted according to their age-level appropriate to the year-level class.  A Parent who seeks his/her child’s admission outside the child’s age-group must submit a letter explaining the reason(s) for the request. 

The Selection Panel will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis and a final decision will be made by the Principal.

Junior classes have a maximum size of 25 students per class.
Senior classes have a maximum size of 25 students per class.

Mutiara maintains an academic staff to students’ ratio of:
  • 1:8 in the Early Years
  • 1:12 in Year 1
  • 1:24 in Years 2-11

 

English is the language of instruction at Mutiara. Bahasa Malaysia is taught at all levels of the school. In addition, French, and Mandarin are offered at all levels of the School.  Arabic is offered for Senior School. 

There are more than 30 different nationalities at MIGS.

This is a common situation for students who have had limited exposure to the English Language and find communicating and writing very difficult. Mutiara offers a comprehensive support program: – English as an Additional Language (EAL) to help students develop their command of English.

The student will be assessed by an English language teacher to determine the required level of support, and the duration of the program will vary depending on the specific needs of the individual student. 

MIGS is able to cater for children with mild Special Education Needs (SEN). Upon application, it is important that parents inform the School of the child’s special needs to allow us to accurately assess and place your child within our school.

A variety of sporting activities and clubs are offered. The Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme is compulsory for all students from Year 1 to Year 11. Activities range from team sports to creative arts opportunities, Scouts and environment clubs as well as journalism to name a few. Sports include football, basketball, netball, badminton, swimming, and volleyball.

All students must wear the appropriate school uniform for classes, field trips, sports and Co-Curricular activities.

The documents required for Admissions application vary slightly between Malaysian and Non-Malaysian students. Both are detailed below:

Malaysian:

  • A copy of parents MyKad
  • A copy of child’s birth certificate/ MyKad
  • A copy of the latest school report
  • A copy of passport size photo
  • A copy of a medical report from an approved medical practitioner if the child has any medical concerns. A copy of the report if the child has been evaluated before by a specialist on Special Education Needs (SEN). All these reports will be given due consideration to determine the best possible care and support that will be required before a child is accepted
  • Payment of RM 1300.00 Application fee (non-refundable)

Non-Malaysian

  • A copy of parents’ passport
  • A copy of the child’s passport
  • A copy of the latest school report
  • A copy of passport size photo
  • A copy of a medical report from an approved medical practitioner if the child has any medical concerns. A copy of the report if the child has been evaluated before by a specialist on Special Education Needs (SEN). All these reports will be given due consideration to determine the best possible care and support that will be required before the child is accepted
  • Payment of RM1300.00 Application fee (non-refundable)

Yes. There is an Entrance Test for all prospective students. Parents are requested to contact the Admissions Department to arrange for a suitable date and time for the test.

  1. Potential students must sit for an assessment test/trial tailored to the school (Reception, Junior or Senior) as follows:
  • Reception – 2 days trial in the Reception class
  • Junior School (Year 1 and 2) – written test for English and Mathematics
  • Junior School (Year 3 to 6) – online tests (CAT4 & NGRT)
  • Senior School (Year 7 to11) – online test (CAT4 & NGRT)
  1. Be Interview by The Head/ Deputy Head of Junior/Senior School.
  2. Issue of an Offer Letter to successful candidate followed by an invoice for the term of admission.

If a student has just been offered a place at Mutiara for the coming term and has made payment of fees subsequently elects to withdraw, the following conditions must be met before any refund can be processed by the school:

  • Within seven (7) working days of signing the Letter of Offer regardless of whether the first day of term has passed, Parents/Guardians can submit a written notice of withdrawal to Mutiara. The refund of the deposit and other fees (if applicable) will be processed. 
  • After the seven (7) days’ period, if Parents/Guardians elects to withdraw a student for any reason from the School, the Parents/Guardians must complete the Withdrawal Notice and submit it to the School by hand or via email one (1) full term in advance. 

If a student has enrolled and attending school at Mutiara and subsequently elects to withdraw from Mutiara, the following conditions must be met before any refund can be processed by the school:

  • A minimum of one (1) term’s notice in writing, via submission of the Withdrawal Notice by hand or email from the Parent / Guardian to the Admissions Office informing of the Student’s intended withdrawal from Mutiara
  • The deadline for submission of withdrawal notice is by the first day of the school term. Withdrawal notices submitted after the first day of the term will be considered as late notice. (Submission of the notice must be followed by the serving of a one full academic term’s notice)  

Please Note:

  • Parents are advised to read the entire terms and conditions that are attached to the application form. Alternatively, parents may contact the Admissions Department for further clarification. 
  • All Terms and Conditions of the contract shall apply to all successful applicants that have been offered a place at Mutiara International Grammar School.

A student pass under the School is not required by the Malaysian Authorities for foreign students who have obtained a visa under MM2H or are under a dependent visa before he/she is allowed to continue their education in Malaysia (specifically at Mutiara), 

Other foreign students who do not fall under these two categories will require a valid student pass and Mutiara will assist in the application for the pass. The correct information must be furnished to the school during the application. The school shall bear no responsibility for unsuccessful applications due to incorrect information. The entire cost of the application shall be borne by the parents/guardians. The process is as follows:

  1. Confirmation letter from the School stating they have a place.
  2. Letter from the Ministry of Education confirming their status.
  3. Approval from the Immigration Department.