Welcome To Subang Jaya Campus
Located in the quiet UEP area in Subang, our doors opened in September 2010. We started with 77 students all wide eyed and eager to experience a new approach to learning. It is rewarding to witness our students development and growth in the short time with us. Now, in our 5th year, our student population has grown to well over 450 students from 21 nations; ranging from 3 till 16 years old. Our year levels start from Crèche until High School.
The History of Fairview
Renowned for academic excellence and committed to the success of every child, Fairview International School Subang Jaya have a proven track record in IB Education. We encourage every child to 'Be Thinkers' about their academic and social success. Your child deserves the right start, at one of the best international schools in Malaysia. We will work with you to inspire your child to reach new heights. They will receive the finest IB World international education, develop a contemporary world view, and conduct themselves with a grace, respect and integrity that will open doors anywhere in the world.
Fairview International School is a member of Fairview Global, a growing regional network of international schools dedicated to enriching learning in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
Since 2009 Fairview International School’s Kuala Lumpur campus is now permanently located in Wangsa Maju. This first fully-owned campus features Halls of Residence, classrooms, auditorium, playing fields, sports halls and swimming pool contained within a sprawling modern complex.
The Kuala Lumpur campus in Wangsa Maju is the home of the first authorized IB World School in Malaysia to provide the continuum of IB programmes, PYP, MYP and DP. It is nestled just 15 minutes from the city centre, surrounded by a reserve forest that supports the learning environment with its serene and green surroundings. The campus supports the IB philosophy and students get the chance to grow in creativity and innovation.
Mr. Michael Chian (Head of School, Subang Jaya)
Dear Parents and Students.
Welcome to Fairview International School Subang. I must first express my excitement at returning as the Principal of this evolving school. The Fairview Network of schools have been evolving throughout the years as one of the most vibrant and pedagogically sound institutions in Malaysia attracting educators from around the globe. Every addition to our fold only strengthens our collective knowledge and skill to ensure the best is given to our students. Subang campus is well known among the network as a campus with a strong academic focus leading with a good sport following where we have participated and won games with other international Schools. This holistic approach to children development is and always have been the very heart of the International Baccalaureate philosophy, where Fairview International School is the only network of schools that is authorized in all three Programs of the Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and Diploma Program in Malaysia.
Through out the year Subang has undergone a phenomenal overhaul to ensure our students have the best facilities that Fairview has to offer. From the new sensor urinals to restructuring of the classrooms and facility rooms like the dance rooms and rock climbing wall, the Subang campus is certainly coming alive more than ever to rival any institutions around the region. Do keep posted for future developments that are constantly being planned like our soon to be new Middle Year School Library. Subang has always been about teaching methodologies and thus is inline with the International Baccalaureate philosophy with our non – stop Professional development trainings that occur on a weekly basis. This is proven to be more than 90% of institutions around the region to ensure that our teachers are equipped with the latest best practices that are recognized to be proven effective in classrooms.
This year our students go on 2 International Expeditions which are one of a kind in the world ensuring that learning is taken from the classrooms into the real world complete with assessments to ensure that learning has taken place. From Cambodia to China, children will be expected to learn and contribute back into the community which is in line with service learning that is a major part of the International Baccalaureate philosophy.
We are always happy to hear from you and would look forward to more engagements and thank all our existing parents for the privilege of educating our amazing students with talents that range from Operatic singing to diverse skills that never cease to amaze me which have won first places in our annual “Fairview Got Talent” programs that highlight how far our children have come. To our students that have yet to be apart of our Fairview family, we look forward to meeting you soon.
The IB Primary Years Programme
The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects’ areas, as well as transdisplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.
The PYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums and provides the best preparation for students to engage in the IB Middle Years Programme.
The IB Primary Years Programme
- Addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being
- Encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning
- Supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it
- Helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish
The six subject areas identified within the IB Primary Years Programme
- Social studies
- Personal, social and physical education
The most significant and distinctive feature of the IB Primary Years Programme are the six transdisplinary themes. These themes provide IB World Schools with the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues into the curriculum and effectively allow students to “step up” beyond the confines of learning within subject areas.
Who we are?
Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
Where we are in place and time?
Inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
How we express ourselves?
Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
How the world works?
Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
How we organize ourselves?
Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
Sharing the planet
Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Each theme is addressed each year by all students. (Students aged 3 to 5 engage with four of the themes each year).
In addition all PYP students have the opportunity to learn more than one language from the age of seven.
These transdisciplinary themes help teachers to develop a programme of inquiries–investigations into important ideas, identified by the schools, and requiring a high level of involvement on the part of the students. These inquiries are substantial, in-depth and usually last for several weeks.
Since these ideas relate to the world beyond the school, students see their relevance and connect with it in an engaging and challenging way. Students who learn in this way begin to reflect on their roles and responsibilities as learners and become actively involved with their education. All students will come to realize that a unit of inquiry involves them in in-depth exploration of an important idea, and that the teacher will collect evidence of how well they understand that idea. They will expect to be able to work in a variety of ways, on their own and in groups, to allow them to learn to their best advantage.
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.
- 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.
Students must be very responsible people who are willing to work hard. As student council members you will be called to serve other students by representing their issues. The council does not have the power to change policies, only to voice student opinion
Student council involves many community minded projects
(Phase 1) School beautification. Clean up, Essential Agreement, Library duties, painting, repairing, and students led assembly
(Phase 2) Community Service. Food drives, recycling projects, Eco School project, fund raising.
Celebration of Learning
The Celebration of Learning is a student-led event whereby students are actively involved in presenting their work produced throughout the quarter. This event gives an opportunity to students to develop their presentation and communication skills as well as reporting on their assessments independently.
During this conference, parents are guided by their child for a mini tour exploring his/her journey of learning in and outside of the classroom. The child’s portfolio is also discussed and parents are encouraged to pose questions to their child to facilitate an understanding of their child’s learning. Parents’ participation in this event is crucial to support the children’s learning and development.
There are group presentations from students followed by the student-led conference. The Celebration of Learning is not an event for parents to discuss students’ progress with the teachers. The main purpose of holding this Celebration of Learning is to honour and to let students’ take full pride in their achievement and involvement in the classroom.
The essence of the Celebration of Learning is for students to communicate the IB PYP program effectively to parents. They help develop and support qualities from the IB Learner Profile. The students are involved in the selection of work to show parents and identify points of strength and areas for further improvement. The Celebration of Learning provides parents an opportunity to discuss with their child the work and identify ways they can offer support to achieve goals.
Role of the parents in the conference:
The parents’ role is vital to the success of the conference. It is important that parents see this as an integral part of the discussion. When sharing the child’s growth in learning the role is more important than that of a good listener – parents are actively encouraged to ask questions such as:
- Why did you choose this piece of work?
- What did you learn from this project?
- How did you get your ideas?
- What changes would you make next time?
- How has your writing changed?
- What was your role in this group task?
During the conference, the students share their plan for actions for further growth. Parents work out how they can support their child at home to achieve their identified goals for further development.
PYP CCA Semester Two 2016/2017
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) are an important element of ensuring a balanced lifestyle within the school and these provide students with opportunities to join new clubs and societies which will develop their skills further, and also allow their creativity to shine.
This letter contains the PYP CCA and Vendor CCA options for Semester Two and the reply slip to select your child’s preferences. The decision as to which CCA your child joins is on a first come first served basis, therefore it is important that you return the reply slip as soon as possible to ensure your child receives the CCA of their choice. There are 12 amazing options on the list for students to choose.
Dates and Timings
- In Fairview International School the PYP CCA is held on Wednesday from 1.50pm – 3.10pm.
- Vendor CCA takes place on Thursdays or Fridays from 2.00pm – 3.00pm.
PYP CCA OPTIONS
FAIRVIEW’S AEROBICS & ‘STEP UP’ DANCE CLUB
Teachers-In-Charge: Ms. Priya | Ms. Pearly | Ms. Julie | Ms. Christie
The objectives of this club are to enhance students’ interest towards dance and music in performing, to build self-confidence and also to develop students’ motor skills, body movements and coordination. The club will also develop students’ self-management skills in knowing what their talents and abilities are.
P’s: Attire for male and female students’ is track bottoms and T-shirt.
Teachers-In-Charge: Ms. Sharan | Ms. YasodaThis
Learn about basic basketball skills and how to improve them with basketball drills. Improve upon basketball shooting and basketball dribbling.
PET LOVERS CLUB
Teachers-In-Charge: Ms. Tracy | Ms. Sophia
Are you an ultimate pet lover? If your answer is yes, maybe you should consider joining this club. The objective of this club is to allow students to learn and share aspects, such as: how to take care of pets, be aware of animal cruelty and its impact, existence of stray animals and animal adoption. Pet Lovers Club aims to develop commitment, responsibility and caring attitudes in its members.
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION ENTHUSIAST CLUB
Teacher-In-Charge: Mr. Shaggy
The Library, being the centre in promoting independent knowledge acquisition is offering this co-curricular activity to all Higher PYP inquirers for Academic Year 2013-2014. This CCA aims to support the honing of students young inquisitive minds by bringing out their innate heart of volunteerism and passion for reading. It also aims to develop their cultural as well as international mindedness.
FAIRVIEW’S YOUNG SCIENTIST
Teacher-In-Charge: Mr. PJ
The objectives of this club are to provide support to the students in pursuing innovative research ideas in the future, to enhance interest towards science, to experience different kind of experiments that will help them to understand easily the topic in science and to design and invent their own things that can be used in school.
Teachers-In-Charge: Ms. Sue Lyn | Ms. Esther | Ms. Arfah
The objective of this club is to teach students basic sewing skills and sewing handcraft techniques.
ART IN MOTION (JAZZ BALLET)
Teacher-In-Charge: Ms. Christine
Another exciting program that will immerse the students in the dance world! Jazz Ballet will teach your child a unique approach and technique to dance and movement whilst at the same time teaching discipline and creativity in movement.Note: Jazz Ballet or Ballet shoes required.
FAIRVIEW’S FOOTBALL CLUB
Teachers-In-Charge: Mr. Firdaus | Mr. Casey
This CCA is to develop and enhance skills in football like passing, ball controlling, shooting, dribbling and basic goal keeping. Students will be able to understand the rules and concepts of football and participate in friendly competitions.
Apart from the regular assembly held every day, PYP students will be having an official assembly once a week led by PYP students. Students from different grades will take turns to present their understanding on the Unit of Inquiry being learned in the form of public speaking, poem recital, choral speaking, demonstration of an experiment, role play and many more. Celebration of cultural diversity is also evident in our assembly through presentation about a culture from a selected country. This promotes international mindedness among students as well as allowing international students to feel honoured in sharing information about their culture. So, kindly educate your child on the culture of your country as much as possible at home.
PYP BRAIN FOOD BREAK
The PYP children enjoy two break sessions- one from 9.30 am to 10.00 am and another Brain Food Break at about noon. Kindly note that only fruits, vegetables, nuts( not granola bars) and milk are permissible to be consumed during the Brain Food break as it is only for 10 minutes and students are expected to be in their class.
All four Fairview IB World Schools are authorised by the IB Organisation to deliver the IB MYP
The IB Middle Years Programme, for students aged 11 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.
The programme :
- Encourages international-mindedness in IB students, starting with a foundation in their own language and culture.
- Encourages a positive attitude to learning by challenging students to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness as well as actively participating in the community.
- Reflects real life by providing a framework that allows students to see the connections among the subjects themselvess and real life issues.
- Supports the development of communication and collaboration skills to encourage inquiry, understanding, language acquisition, and to allow student reflection and expression.
- Emphasizes, through the learner profile, the development of the whole student–physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
Students are taught to embrace and understand connections between traditional subjects and the real world so that they become critical and reflective thinkers. Eight subject groups are integrated with five areas of interaction, creating a framework for learning within and across these subjects:
- Mother tongue.
- One second language.
- Physical education.
- Final year personal project.
These subjects are then organized in the curriculum through 5 areas of interaction:
- Approaches to Learning.
- Community and Service.
- Human ingenuity.
- Health and Social Education.
Fairview’s Football Club
Teachers-In-Charge: Mr. Firdaus, Mr. Jared. This CCA is to develop and enhance skills in football like passing, ball controlling, shooting, dribbling and basic goal keeping. Students will be able to understand the rules and concepts of football and participate in friendly competitions.
FAIRVIEW SUBANG VERTICAL FARMING CLUB
Teacher- In- Charge: Mr. PJ, Ms Izni, Ms. YusThis CCA is part of response to the Vertical Farming to be globally run throughout all Fairview International School Campus. To understand the ecology of the aquatic system (symbiotic relationship between the minerals, plants, fish and other aquatic organisms).
FAIRVIEW’S NETBALL CLUB
Teacher- In- Charge: Ms. Nur Farihah, Ms. ShaliniThis CCA is to allow girls and boys that have the passion and desire to get involved in Netball club. This will promote the new club in Fairview Subang and encouraging the education, practice and play of the sport of netball with a view to raise levels and standards of netball games among players in this club. Through of this, the students will learn the basic skills in Netball which is Ball skills, Footwork, Throwing and Spacing.
FAIRVIEW’S FUTSAL CLUB (GIRL ONLY)
Teacher in-charge: Mr. AidylThis CCA is to Develop Basic skills for futsal like passing, ball controlling, shooting, dribbling and basic goal keeping. Student will be able to understand the rules and concept of futsal and participate in friendly competitions.
FAIRVIEW’S MAGNIFI CLUB
Teacher- In- Charge: Ms. Alexandria, Ms. LizaThis is the student edition of the school magazine. Here students learn process of publishing, writing articles, interviews and many other practical and everyday skills. Students will also get a chance to alias with other more renowned publishing bodies. An experience not to be missed.
FAIRVIEW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SUBANG CHORALE
Teacher- In- Charge: Ms. Sharon, Ms. Jen MayObjective: The choral group aims to:Develop the singing ability of the students. Provide students with a choral singing experience by exposing them to songs from different genres. Build up student’s confidence and instil musical discipline through public live performances. Be an ambassador of the school to interschool competitions and other related activities. Promote camaraderie among its members.
FAIRVIEW BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLUB
Teacher in-charge: Ms. Meha, Ms. MardhiahThis CCA will make students to understand about the other culture. The Club also teaches Indian folk dances and other international dance forms by collaborating with other dance groups. The Club aims to spread awareness about Indian culture through dance and foster cross-cultural interaction between various ethnic groups.
FAIRVIEW’S YOUNG GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
Teacher- In- Charge: Mr. KevinWant to get creative? This club aims to develop young graphic designers who are proficient in the basic skills of graphical computer editing and manipulation. Students in the Fairview Young Graphic Designers club will develop graphic and multimedia skills in collaboration with other CCA clubs to produce posters, photography and video much like a designer would work for a client in the advertising industry. Projects may include photo and graphic production, publication production and video production. Students joining this class should already have laptop.
FAIRVIEW’S MATH CLUB
Teacher- In- Charge: Mr. Navid, Mr.ShanakaThe objective of this club is to introduce the critical and mathematical thinking to students, help them to develop their mind abilities to solve more difficult problems and show them the beauty and wonders of math.
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING CLUB
Teacher in-charge: Ms. ChiaThis CCA is to develop painting skills for students for calligraphy, Chinese Painting and Chinese Landscape Painting. Student will be able to write and paint using Chinese Traditional Brush and produce their own Production at the end of the year.
FAIRVIEW’S WALL CLIMBING CLUB
Teacher in-charge: Mr. Rueben, Mr. SharulThis CCA is to Develop Basic skills for wall and rock climbing where the students are exposed to the basic techniques principle of wall climbing. The students will be able to test their endurance mentally and physically
Teacher in-charge: Ms. AnneIntroduce students to basic entrepreneurship and launching a business; how to be a successful entrepreneur; educates students about entrepreneur as a possible career; to create their business plan.
Teacher- In- Charge: Ms. Susan, Ms JulietWe will be encouraging students, teachers and family members to reduce their consumption of resources without severely impacting their creature comforts. Visits to recycling centres are planned and there will be some tree planting activities.