Coronavirus - Alert, Aware but not Alarmed

-- 04/06/202 Let's Stop the Coronavirus Together --

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

In light of schools gradually reopening around the world, Mutiara has begun preparations of our own in anticipation of the announcement for the reopening of our School. 

Mutiara will remain CLOSED until an official announcement is made by the Malaysian Government. We will continue remote learning for all students using Google Classroom, Google Hangout, and Zoom.

In brief, our preparations include the following: – 

  1. No unauthorized visitors will be allowed to enter the school.
  2. Scheduled visitors to the School must register with security, register their contact information and pass a temperature check before entering the school
  3. Parents and Guardians must remain in their vehicle during pick up and drop off
  4. All School gatherings and events (including but not limited to assemblies and field trips) are cancelled.
  5. All Co-Curricular and Elective Activities are suspended until further notice.
  6. All students, staff and visitors should maintain social distancing and stay one meter apart.
  7. Students should not share classroom equipment, learning materials, food or beverages with each one another.
  8. In the event of a suspected case of COVID-19, the school will be closed and evacuated immediately.

Please note that the school remains CLOSED until further notice. 


30/04/2020 - Final Day of the 10% Fee Discount

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has been extended by the Malaysian Government until Tuesday, the 9th of June 2020 by the Malaysian Government. 

Mutiara will continue remote learning for all students using Google Classroom, Google Hangout, and Zoom.

Classes are tentatively set to resume on Wednesday the 10th of June, 2020. Please check our website, and your email for more information on a regular basis. 

Dear Parent and Guardians, 

Mutiara has takes steps to provide a measure of relief for our parents during this difficult period. 

Please note that the 10% Discount for Term 3 Fees in only valid for fee payments made in full on or before the 1st of May 2020. 

If you have not already paid the fees, please make your payment to take advantage of this discount. Payment can be made via e-banking: –

Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) 514271611809 

Public Bank 3109-60-3823 

If you have not yet received an invoice, please send an email to info@migs.edu.my. Thank you.

 

Otherwise, parents my still benefit from an 8% discount following our installment payment plan. 

More information can be found in your email via a message from our Principal (16th of April 2020). Alterantively, you may read the here


23/04/2020 - Phase 4 of the Movement Control Order

The Movement Control Order has been extended by the Malaysian Government until Tuesday, the 12th of May 2020. Mutiara is planning for take normal classes to resume on campus on Wednesday the 13th of May. 

Remote learning using Google Classroom, Google Hangout, and Zoom will continue for all students until the MCO is lifted by the government. 

For further information regarding Year 9 IGCSE subject selection and timetable/scheduling information please refer to your email for a message from our Principal. Alternatively you may read the message here.

 

17/04/2020 - Lightening the Burden on the Mutiara Community.

The Coronavirus has had numerous impacts on the extended Mutiara Community. We have decided to take steps to provide some relief to our parents during this difficult time. 

To summarize, parents who make payment in full before the 1st of May 2020 will receive a 10% reduction in the overall fees. 

Alternatively, parents may chose to make three equal installment payments over April, May and June 2020  and receive an 8% reduction in the overall fees. 

Please refer to your email for additional information. Alternatively, you may read  the principal’s message here

10/04/2020 - MCO Extension, and online learning preparations.

The Movement Control Order (MCO) has been extended by the Malaysian Government. The MCO will end on Tuesday the 28th of April 2020. Mutiara hopes to return to normally scheduled classes in school on Wednesday the 29th of April 2020. 

The contingency plans developed for such an extension of the MCO are now in effect. Mutiara will move to remote learning for the start of Term Three and will continue remote learning for all students until the end of the MCO.  Remote learning will take place using Google Classroom, Google Hangout, and Zoom. Mutiara will continue remote learning in the event that the MCO is extended further. 

For this initial two week period, students will not require their textbooks or workbooks. All learning materials will be provided by their teachers accordingly. 

Please refer to your email for additional information. Alternatively, you may read  the principal’s message here

Per the guidelines of the MCO, the school shall remain closed to all students and parents until further notice. 

08/04/2020 - Preparations to Reopen our Campus are Underway!

A selection of photographs from the preparation through the sanitization of the campus

The Movement Control Order is set to end on the 14th of April 2020 and MIGS has begun preparations to welcome our community back to school, and regular classes. 

Since Monday the 6th of April, MIGS staff have been preparing the school grounds for deep cleaning, disinfection and sanitization by a team of specialists from Entopest Environmental Services Sdn. Bhd. 

The Entopest team completed an in-depth assessment and carried out a full sanitization of the school grounds using Halal chemical agents on the 8th of April 2020. They have also treated the campus with an antimicrobial film that will kill and inhibit microorganism growth and spread.

The sanitization efforts were carried out ahead of the return of students and staff to the school to ensure that there would be sufficient time for any lingering chemical smells to be dissipate to ensure that students can return to their learning in a comfortable, safe and clean environment.

15/03/2020 - Movement Control Order & School Closure

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The number of cases of COVID 19 (i.e. Coronavirus) is increasing globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) has noted the increased prevalence in China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea.

To ensure the continued health and safety of our students and the wider MIGS community, MIGS has elected to CLOSE the school from Tuesday the 17th of March 2020 until the official end of term on Friday the 27th of March 2020.

The Government Movement Control Order was issued by the Malaysian Government at 10:00 pm on Monday the 16th of March, 2020. A copy of the Government Movement Control Order can be viewed here. An UNOFFICIAL English translation can be viewed here.

The Movement Control Order was extended on Wednesday the 25th of March, 2020. This government order effectively closes MIGS from 18/03/2020 until 15/04/2020. However, the school has already made alternative arrangements to ensure that there is minimal disruption to our students’ learning. 

The school is tentatively scheduled to reopen for Term 3 on Wednesday the 15th of April, 2020. MIGS will contact parents by email with additional information closer the aforementioned date. Please refer to your email for details regarding learning arrangements. Alternatively, you can download the Message from our Principal here.

The Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has made the difficult decision NOT TO RUN international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country. This includes Cambridge IGCSE and Checkpoint examinations that MIGS students would normally sit during this academic year.  We are awaiting further information from the CAIE and we will update all parents via email as new information becomes available. 

In the interim, MIGS will continue to monitor the situation and update parents and staff by email as new information becomes available, and will follow the guidance of the Ministry of Health to ensure the continued health and safety of our community.

 

The latest information regarding the virus, including preventive measures from the Ministry of Health, can be found here.