April 28, 2016

Ipoh Campus

IntroductionWhat Makes Us SpecialMessage From Head Of School

Welcome To Ipoh Campus

Fairview International School looks beyond students' intellectual development by nurturing their physical, social and emotional well-being.

Currently, Fairview International School Ipoh is an authorised IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and a candidate* school for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

Fairview Ipoh belongs to the Fairview network, which has five IB World Schools strategically located across Malaysia. Other campuses located in Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Penang, and Johor Bahru are all honoured to have been authorised by the IB Organisation (IBO) in all their programmes.

The community of learners across all Fairview schools originates from over 55 countries worldwide and helps to promote open-mindedness, understanding, respect and appreciation of the rich heritage, cultures and traditions found throughout all campuses.

A visionary leader of education for a better world, Fairview uses the best teaching practices from around the world. All campuses are designed with inquiry driven, concept based approaches to teaching and learning in mind, wireless, digitally advanced and up to date with the latest in educational technology. All Fairview institutes are English medium, co-educational day schools set within extensively purpose built grounds. The Ipoh campus can facilitate over 600 students however each classes contains approximately 24 pupils with a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 students so as to permit student-centred, active learning.

Michele Lum

(Head of School, Ipoh Campus)

We built Fairview Ipoh together!

Having operated for four years now, Fairview Ipoh rides on the extensive knowledge and vast experience from its four sister campuses. It grew from just a building to being an education hub where students don’t just go to school. They come to school to find joy in learning and experience hard facts of life.

The new generation of children exhibit skills and talents of unparalleled genius. The future belongs to those who are Knowledgeable, Inquirers, Thinkers, Principled, Communicators, Open-minded, Caring, Courageous and Reflective. This is why a complete, well-rounded personality has to have a balance of physical, emotional, social and spiritual skills. Fairview Ipoh develops our curriculum to fit this requirement.

We gladly offer a spectrum of activities leading to multiple experiences and the enrichment of our students.The International Baccalaureate (IB) philosophy, helps us to instill values in our children, where children are most open and receptive to acquire character values in a relaxed and conducive environment. The best skills for cognition, effective communication, negotiation, computing, stress management and clarity of thought under pressure are learnt, which form an indispensable part of any profession today and in the future.

We are committed to building lifelong relationships, happy, confident young individuals and a better human being to make this world a better place to live. Our parents chose us for the same reasons as above. This is the core to how we build the school together!

Primary Year ProgrammeCelebration of LearningPYP AssemblyPYP Brain FoodPYP Brain GYM

The Primary Years Programme

At Fairview Ipoh, the PYP is guided by homeroom teachers, as well as subject specialists in Mandarin, Malay, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Information and Communications Technology, and Music and Movement. PYP educators at Fairview Ipoh promote lifelong learning skills by nurturing curiosity in the young minds of our inquisitive learners, knowing that this will develop their capacity to think critically and creatively. We teach students different ways of thinking and help them to understand the benefits of logical, divergent and creative thinking. We highly encourage reflection upon their thinking and lead them towards an understanding of their own abilities to learn. We motivate them to learn and understand how learning works best for them as an individual and encourage the development of positive attitudes towards people and the environment.

What is the Primary Years Programme?

The PYP represents a combination of research and experience which includes excellent practices derived from a variety of national system and independent schools from around the world. It is an international transdisciplinary programme specifically designed for young learners between the ages of 3 and 12 years. The PYP focuses on the holistic development of a child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare. A PYP school strives towards developing an internationally-minded person who demonstrates the attributes of the IB Learner Profile. PYP in Fairview Ipoh is no exception!

Fairview International School Ipoh is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

Celebration of Learning

An important custom within the Fairview International School community, the Ipoh campus conducts their Primary Years Programme's Celebration of Learning every six weeks upon the completion of one unit of inquiry. Parents were guided to their child’s homeroom where students elaborated on their journey of learning in- and out of the classroom. This event is the perfect opportunity for our 21st century learners to reflect on and demonstrate their knowledge.

Through Celebration of Learning (COL) which is a students-led conference, students showcase their work not just through portfolios, but through presentations, board displays and performances – giving them a chance to exhibit their achievements in creative ways.

Some Activities (Photos)

PYP ASSEMBLY

Assembly time is an excellent platform for our PYP students to demonstrate the IB Learner Profile. Students share their knowledge (Knowledgeable) and develop their presentation skills (Communicators) . Presentations can be done informally with a teacher or senior students standing by to give support and guidance (Caring). Students can build up their courage (Courageous) by standing in front of the assembly which consists of the whole school population and speak out with a mic. During the presentations, students are allowed to use multiple forms of supporting materials such as power point slides, music, posters and actual artefacts (Inquirers and Thinkers). After the presentations, students will sit together with the teacher to reflect and discuss on how to improve on their next presentations (Reflective and Principled).

These experiences are priceless for our PYP students as they look forward to each morning’s assembly. Besides sharpening the public speaking skills among the presenters, our PYP students also anticipate to learn more about the interesting topics presented by their school friends (Open-Minded and Balanced).

Here are some of the interesting topics presented recently:

  • Application of Tangent by secondary students.
  • What makes “My Family” by Grade 3.
  • Steps to Recycling by Grade 6.
  • Dog and Cat “A Story on Fractions” by Grade 3.
  • Fashion in the Elizabethan Era by secondary students.
  • Conversion of Energy by Grade 5.
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PYP Brain Food

The concept of mindfulness has become a global phenomenon and it has particularly profound possibilities for education. Mindfulness encourages a growth mindset, and research shows that it creates better students. Mindfulness is important for promoting attention and focus. In line with this, Fairview Ipoh offers brain gym and brain food.

When the clocks struck twelve in the afternoon on school days, the Fairview Ipoh’s primary students will be enjoying their brain food snack!

During this five minutes break, students are advised to consume food that feeds their brains which includes seeds, fruits, berries, nuts and some went as far as bringing yogurt and dark chocolate. This is one of the many best practices in our campus to ensure all students are well nourished especially after a whole morning of study, group activity and brainstorming. Besides helping students to concentrate better in the afternoon, brain food are able to boost their memory power while promoting good brain health.

Parents commented they have never seen their kids eat these much of fruits at home. Well, we say our students know what is good for them. What they need is just a little motivation!

BRAIN GYM

The Brain Gym programme is a work out once in the early morning and once more after their morning break time. The objective of this programme is to promote effective learning in class through activating their mental potential. This can be achieved with specific movement exercises that promotes the efficient communication between the many nerve cells and functional centres located throughout the brain's sensory motor system.

Through Brain Gym, students may be able to

  • Learn anything faster and with less hesitation.
  • Be more organised and focused.
  • Overcome learning difficulties.
  • Reach a higher level of excellence.
  • Start and complete any projects with ease.

The Brain Gym programme is a whole school exercise and students practise the exercises with their teacher in their respective class. From students' feedback, they find themselves more energised and ready to learn compared to before.

Some Activities (Photos)
Middle School Programme

The Middle School Programme

Fairview International School Ipoh is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme] and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. The Middle School Programme is a 5-year programme preparing students to face challenges fully equipped with not just knowledge but skills to face the uncertain future.

Thus, instead of memorising chunks of knowledge from textbooks, students are armed with skills to decipher the content, select what is relevant and use them effectively. Research skills, critical and analytical skills, thinking skills and the multi-faceted approach to learning come to the fore.

Small sized classes allow for meaningful and effective support and teachers become facilitators, allowing students to take responsibility for their own learning and working with them to build on their strengths and to develop areas which require improvement. Learning takes on a variety of forms and a walk by the classrooms opens up to students working collaboratively on projects, powerpoint presentations, role plays, peering through microscopes or picking up life skills of survival. Biannual expeditions take learning out of the classrooms into another dimension as they plough through waist-high muddy waters, or conquer the Great Wall in tests of endurance. Onsite tasks and assessments add to the academic rigour.

Without doubt, the learning journey at Fairview builds confidence and character - important elements in our programme apart from honing leadership qualities.

Community, and service and action are part and parcel of the learning process where students play an active part throughout the year. From recycling activities to service to the poor and less fortunate, our students initiate programmes for this cause. Parents volunteer for various activities and are the prime contributors working together with the school to make the learning journey of our students meaningful and rich.

The Subjects :

  1. Language and Literature
  2. Second language: Bahasa Malay and Mandarin
  3. Individuals & Societies (Geography and World History)
  4. Sciences
  5. Mathematics
  6. Arts: Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  7. Physical Education
  8. Design

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

Some Activities (Photos)
CCAIPOH FIS Student CouncilSchool LifeStudent ExcursionEco School

Co-curricular Activities (CCA) are to allow students explore their interest in skills other than academic. In Ipoh Campus, we value the close interaction between the younger children and matured teenagers. Hence, all CCA clubs in Fairview Ipoh consist of PYP and Middle School students. Students grab this opportunity build their caring personality and open-mindedness as they get a chance to learn something new with friends of different age group. This also helps them in developing learner attitudes such as respect and cooperation.

Falcon Club

The Fairview Falcon Award Programme focuses on life skills that aim to support students in their physical, mental and spiritual development and guide them to become better future leaders and citizens. Students take part in activities indoors and outdoors, such as marching, first aid and communication skills. In Falcon, students continuously undertake new and challenging activities that encourage them to be risk takers and inquirers, and to take responsibility for their learning and the choices they make.

 

Basketball Club

The Fairview Basketball Club aims to develop a sporting and social culture that embraces healthy competition, physical exercise and a strong sense of teamwork among students. Each training session offers the opportunity for students to develop an enjoyable learning experience in the safest possible environment.

 

Arts & Craft Club

The Fairview Arts & Crafts Club aims to provide students with a comfortable atmosphere to learn and create crafts that are useful. It also aims to spark students’ creativity by getting them to explore art and make household objects in a fun way. The activities are thought-provoking and educational. Students are provided with the opportunity to create and share their own creative designs or artwork with their peers and family.

 

Eco-School Club

The Fairview Eco-School Club aims to empower students to adopt an active role in environmental decision-making and actions in school and the community. It also provides a wonderful opportunity to help generate awareness, build attitudes and enable students to take up activities in the real world. Students have been participating in and taking up meaningful environmental activities like creating recycling boxes to be placed in the classrooms.

 

Book Club

Fairview Book Club aims to engage students to contribute to the reading culture in school. It encourages students to read at a higher level which fosters analytical thinking. Students get to articulate and share ideas which develops their emotional intelligence, empathy and creativity. Students also get to interact and relate to peers from diverse backgrounds.

 

Yoga Club

Fairview Yoga Club offers students a chance to practice and learn yoga together. Here students learn the basic yoga poses which helps to reduce stress and increase flexibility and strength. The yoga session includes easy breathing techniques,relaxation and meditation which helps students to release anger and anxiety. An effective way for students to stay calm and healthy.

 

Board Game Club

The Fairview Board Games Club aims to promote a fun learning experience through a variety of classic and new board games. These board games help students with problem-solving and goal-setting skills. Not only that, this highly-structured social activity also enhances students’ memory and helps them become better learners.

 

Science Club

The Fairview Science Club aims to inculcate interest in Science in young learners by creating initiative among students in the learning process. Students are presented with interesting and challenging science experiments that develop the habit of exploration and their creative faculties. This certainly contributes to their creative thinking skills - the ability to analyze and synthesize as well expand their communication competence.

 

Robotics Club

The Fairview Robotics Club gives students the opportunity to dive deep into the world of robotics and explore how computer programming and robot design can solve problems big and small! Students learn how technology is incorporated into classroom subjects like Science and Mathematics through fun challenges. Students reap many benefits through this, like improved thinking, social, problem-solving and computer programming skills.

 

Science Scholar’s Club

Fairview Science Scholar’s Club continuously trains and nurtures the school’s Science team. They are the first line of participants for external Science competitions. Students are guided and trained by academic professionals. Here students explore various perspectives of Science and Technology on weekly basis and are competition and industry ready.

 

Badminton Club

The Fairview Badminton Club aims to create a friendly yet competitive environment for students who love to play badminton. Students are taught the techniques and skills required to play the sport effectively, which include good hand-eye coordination and sending and receiving the shuttlecock. Students also learn good sportsmanship, fair-play and co-operation.

 

Performing Arts Club

The Fairview Performing Arts Club aims to bring forth and discover the talents among students. Here students get to share their talents in music, dance, and theater. This provides a warm, supportive environment, where students receive the nurturing and positive reinforcement they need to develop to their full potential and flaunt their talents. Learning activities cater to students’ different needs, interests and abilities, and also help to strengthen their reading skills and build the foundation for their future academic pursuits.

 

Taekwondo Club

The Fairview Taekwondo Club aims to teach students martial arts skills as well as health and fitness. Here students learn discipline, respect, mental strength, agility and coordination. Students are also encouraged to strive to be their best, have passion in what they do and to believe in themselves as they can become a Taekwondo champion.

 

World Scholar’s Club

The World Scholar’s Club (WSC) aims to motivate students to discover new strengths and practise new skills in various subjects. Students are exposed to four events which are the Scholar’s Bowl (team quiz answered using clickers), Collaborative Writing (essays on specific topics), Scholar’s Challenge (multiple-choice quiz) and Team Debate. In order to successfully complete the challenges, students are required to do a lot of research on 6 different subjects. Through the experience of preparing for and participating in the WSC, students develop IB learner profile attributes such as being communicators, inquirers, and risk-takers. The mindset and traits gained through this event also help to make them stronger scholars in their academic pursuits.

 

IPOH FIS Student Council

Student Council is a student-based civic organization designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students. Student Council is the heart of students’ involvement and becoming aware of student needs and opinions.

Objectives :

  • To emulate the IB Learner Profile, Attitudes and Global Citizenship.
  • Promote good leadership qualities among students.
  • Involve all students in sharing ideas to make our school the best it can be.
  • Promote school spirit.
  • Give all students practice in democracy in action
  • Provide service to groups in our school and community.
Cheeky Cheeky Tots
How materials are used to make ceramic pots
Mural on the Walls
Ceramics Factory

FAIRVIEW IPOH, AN ECO-SCHOOL

Fairview Ipoh is proud to be a registered Eco-School. Eco-Schools is an international initiative dedicated towards advocating environmental and sustainability education among students in a whole-school approach. The process from registration to being awarded will include many learning and action activities which promises our students a holistic and participatory approach to improving the environment in the school as well as the local community.

Currently, the programme is being implemented in over 50 countries around the world. In Malaysia, over 169 schools are registered with only a handful of them being from Perak state. Its adoption in Ipoh will offer a new wave of education efforts aimed at promoting sustainable development.

Watch out for many exciting awareness campaigns and educational activities in Fairview Ipoh!

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