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A Warm Welcome
Welcome to UUM International School. We are the only international school in Kedah offering both a Primary and Lower Secondary IGCSE based curriculum. My staff and I take great pride in UUMIS, and I look forward to sharing our unique and wonderful international learning community with you. There are several factors that make UUM International School so different and appealing to our families.
The programme is student-centred, where students are taught knowledge, skills and understanding; not just to write exams, but to take this knowledge to apply it, to think critically and to communicate it. It is a unique style of teaching/learning and our students not only enjoy it but are well positioned for success in post-secondary programmes at English speaking universities around the world.
From Pre-K to Grade 9, we concentrate on English literacy and Mathematics numeracy. We offer a semester model with an emphasis on project-based learning, assignments, experiential field trips, independent research, and group work. The IGCSE curriculum is an academically challenging and balanced programme that prepares students, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of students.
Students are provided a great variety of enriching extra-curricular activities that allow them to further build on their understanding of teamwork, collaboration, and service to others. We also offer a rich and balanced selection of clubs for students throughout the school year to explore their interests and build upon their confidence and skills.
ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION
The UUMIS approach toward assessment and evaluation is based on 70% continuous assessment and 30% final examination. The 70% course work is performance-based and includes daily class participation and presentations, lab reports, videos, quizzes, independent research as well as unit tests. Teachers closely monitor academic progress, punctuality, and attendance. We pride ourselves on effective communication with home, and parents receive regular reports if required, progress reports at mid-term and end of semester reports.
UMIS teachers have subject expertise and they have additional qualifications in teaching. Their professional qualifications and classroom experience mean that our teachers implement a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies, along with different types of assessment and evaluation methods to ensure all students experience exceptional and rich learning opportunities. I am particularly proud of our staff’s commitment and passion towards learning in the classroom. As parents, you can be confident that your children are in the care of qualified, dedicated, and caring educators focused on helping every child reach their fullest potential.
Our school building which opened in 2015, offers a Computer lab, Science lab and Library. All classrooms are electronically equipped with overhead projectors and smartboards. The Science labs include the latest equipment in Science learning. Our UUMIS Hall functions as an excellent venue for school events and our canteen is spacious and comfortable. UUMIS offers a quality IGCSE curriculum taught by a talented and committed teaching staff in a modern, well-resourced facility. We invite you to visit us, join us, and come learn with us.
Principal, UUM International School
MR ANDRE CLAASSENS