For more than 20 years, Mutiara International Grammar School, or MIGS, has offered a combination of high quality educational programmes, inspired from best practices around the world, and supported by our Vision –
Discovering Potential Learning to Care Respecting Differences
Our distinction, as outlined in the Mission and School Charter, lies not only in the pursuit of academic excellence but also personal and socio-emotional competence, innovation skills and technological empowerment.
As a School, in many ways we have changed, yet in others, we remain the same. Our premises continue to be refreshed, adding on or refurbishing learning spaces to create optimal learning conditions, but we continue our Mutiaran heritage – a holistic education and a strong family atmosphere. Academic rigour is considered as very important but it is complemented by the celebration of learning in the arts, sports and real world relevant skills such as effective communication and collaboration.
Our team of dedicated, caring and competent teachers continually enhance and augment the National Curriculum for England with a host of innovative teaching approaches and moves, which they engage and share through deep professional dialogue and inquiry among themselves and hone their skills through needs-based professional development. The carefully articulated MIGS curriculum is reinforced by a variety of world-class programmes and strategies such as
- inquiry-based, self-directed learning
- technology-driven STEAM (Science Technology English Arts Mathematics) projects
- mastery learning approaches in Mathematics learning using the child-friendly CPA (concrete-pictorial-abstract) progression
- performance-based tasks assessing our students dispositions in task-based collaborative and communication skills
- enrichment in the performing arts at every level
In addition, as is the case in Malaysia and the South-east Asian region, we strongly believe and have proven that with sufficient motivation, and exposure to good instruction, children attain proficiency simultaneously in a number of languages such as Bahasa Malaysia, Conversational Malay, Mandarin and French, starting in the early years of the Junior School.
The dedicated and caring MIGS support staff play an important role in ensuring students are learning in a safe and supportive learning environment. This has allowed teachers to focus on the educational process of our students. Our support staff also model positive bheaviour and foster trusting relationships with students.
At MIGS, we are indeed fortunate to have a committed and cooperative parent community, something which we genuinely value and encourage at our School. Students’ perceptions of how interested their parents are in their school life is tightly related to their own attitudes towards education and their motivation to study. Not all education is school-based. We do recognise the important role the mutually-supportive parent-student-teacher relationships play in our students’ educational success.
Ultimately, all this hard work is directed towards the delightful bunch of happy students that we have at the heart of Mutiara International Grammar School. When parents consider a school for their child, one of their main concerns is whether their child will be happy there. For educators, it is a well-known fact that happy children learn best. Parents and staff at MIGS work together to help our students grow their inner cores. Together we nurture our young ones to embrace a positive mindset so that they make the most of the best educational opportunities in life.
“The world is very complicated and changing. The challenges we face today are not the same challenges oung people will face tomorrow; so the best way to anchor our children is through timeless principles.” Francis Foo, Educator, Singapore
Head of Junior School